Storyline360 Timer

Animated Timers with Storyline360 Dials

If you haven’t heard, Articulate360 is out and with it the new Storyline360- SL360.  Storyline2-SL2 gave us Sliders for great interactions and SL360 bring Dials!  Dials allow for many interaction design concepts where we can have users turning dials or knobs between zero to 180 and 360 degrees.  However, just as we were able to […]

Timeline Tips and Tricks

Timeline Tips and Tricks in Storyline2

This post was inspired by the ELH Community Screencast Challenge #11 which is all about timeline techniques. One of the key advantages of working with elearning authoring tools like Storyline2 (SL2) is the use of of several time-related features.  There are many adjustments and controls that can be implemented affecting a user’s experience by simply changing […]

Atsumi Trivia

Gamified Drag n’ Drop Quiz in Storyline2

If you have Storyline2 you already have the power to gamify elearning templates.  You can easily gamify your quizzes by making a few adjustments and implementing simple gamification mechanics like badges, timers and points.  Implementing these enhancements requires ZERO programming skills; all you need is creativity and this blog post.  Here we’ll discuss the elements […]

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Storyline2 Player Color Customization

One key thing every elearning design should have is an easy-to-follow player.  Therefore, your choice of elearning tool should let you customize these settings. Customizing player settings gives you the power to enhance the user interface.  Luckily, Articulate Storyline2 has a very easy setup for you to do just that.  Changes can be made to remove […]

Zooming Interactions

Zoom and Magnifying Storyline2 Elearning Interactions

This week’s Elearning Heroes Challenge #114 highlights the use of zooming and magnification of images with Storyline2 (SL2). I put together a sample which shows an image of London which allows the user to zoom into specific sections for a closer look of the city. The “Zoom Region” feature in SL2 makes the creation of […]

Removing Video Background for eLearning

Instructional videos have always been considered a great way to convey knowledge or illustrate concepts. This week I did a bit of quick green screen video editing to create a mock TV show dubbed “eLearning Legends: Atsumi”. Why? Another awesome ELH Challenge of course!  This week’s challenge #101 was inspired by the presence of Atsumi […]

Visual Comparisons and Contrast

Visual Comparisons and Contrasts with Storyline2

ELearning Heroes Challenge #100 is here and it’s all about “Before and After” visual comparisons and contrasts.  By the looks of it, we might get 100 responses to the 100th challenge!  In this post, I cover a bit of the method behind two slider samples I built for the challenge.  The first slider sample was […]

Custom eLearning Timers in Storyline2

Time is the only commodity we can’t buy, we can only use it or it’s gone.  When I’m not defeating elearning evil (that is, preventing ineffective and\or boring learning from happening) I usually develop learning solutions for call center personnel.  So, what’s so relevant about that? Well, call center professionals have everything “timed” on their schedules.  Therefore, […]

Getting Togglelicious with Storyline Buttons

I always enjoy a good ELH Challenge and this week’s challenge #97 offers some great creative concepts for interactive buttons.  My submission concept can be described as an animated switch.  The interaction happens when the user clicks a round button; then, the button switches from one side of the screen to another on a “U” […]

SavefromNet a Video Download Site

Downloading YouTube Videos for Your Elearning Projects 4FREE!

Recently I was helping a colleague with a development issue where she wanted to control user navigation on a Storyline2 elearning module pending on the completion of viewing a video. The problem was the video resides on another site. So, how can you help the user view the desired video content without leaving the elearning […]

Getting Giffy With It: Creating GIFs for Elearning

GIFs or Graphic Interchange format images provide you with the ability to animate images or video for use on web sites and even elearning modules. This week’s Elearning Heroes Challenge #83 is about creating 10 GIFs that could be used for a learning course or even to describe the instructional design process. For my sample […]

David Kelly form the e-Learning Guild

Life After LSCON15: The NOOB Review

It has been a week since the eLearning Guild’s 2015 Learning Solutions Conference ended and life is not the same. Or is it? In this NOOB review, I give you my take on the conference as a learning experience and also a first-timer’s overview of the GREAT and MEH moments of the event. LEARNING COURSES […]

To Articulate or Captivate…? That is the question!

Adobe Captivate CS8 and Articulate Storyline2 are considered the leading elearning authoring software tools due to their ability to generate great learning interactions. Captivate has been in the “game” for about 11 years while Storyline’s first version was released in 2012. I get often asked this question at work: “Hey Alex, we are going to […]

Football Billy Motion Paths

Cool engaging and fun games with Storyline 2: Football Billy

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Video Podcast

How do Instructional Designers get things done? A Podcast Challenge

Instructional Designers are a very misunderstood occupational breed, That’s why I was glad to see that this week’s ELearning Heroes Challenge #67 was to record a podcast to answer a set of questions driven to provide new insight to those not familiar with the skills and responsibilities of an Instructional Designer (ID). Traditionally, IDs have […]

The StyleLearn Invoice

Creating Your Own Invoice Design

“The key point of incorporating some design strategies into your invoice is to make it stand out from the rest of the competition”

Creating Interactive Charts with Motion Paths in Articulate StoryLine2

It has been a couple of weeks since I was able to participate in Articulate’s E-learning Heroes e-learning challenges.  This week the challenge is to create an interactive chart to find engaging ways in which to display data using Articulate Storyline2 (SL2).  The source of my data was a chart from the Association for Talent […]