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It’s your eLearning authoring tool SaaSsy?

eLearning authoring tools have come a long way from the days we called it Computer Based Training or CBT. Today we have some great authoring tools that empower anyone with a few skills and lots of imagination to create highly engaging interactive experiences. There’s only one issue, many of the most popular tools like Adobe […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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First Person Role Play Scenario in e-learning

A scenario using First Person Role Play (FPRP) is a great way to engage learners from the start in e-learning courses.  If we think of it, the idea of playing a character in e-learning scenarios aligns very well with the notion of adults being self-directed learners.  In the gaming industry, games that apply this concept […]

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Slide Masters in Storyline2- Embedded Interactions

One key advantage of Articulate’s Storyline2(SL2) is the ability to control interactions from a slide master.  This makes changes and updates a painless and automated approach which would save you a ton of hours.  Slide masters are usually helpful to standardize design elements such as fonts, image placement, formatting, backgrounds, etc.  They are essential for […]

eLearning Gamification Conversions

Gamification is a hot topic in the L&D industry today.  To be honest, I think I always used gamification before it got its name.  From early childhood we learned to love games because they are fun, they have rules and they are challenging.  In other words, games are everything school is not.   As an […]

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Free eLearning Authoring with Quizlet

I’m super excited about this post because it’s about a powerful authoring tool named Quizlet.  First, let me explain my excitement for this awesome online FREE elearning tool.  The year was 1989 and I had just arrived in Miami, FL from Venezuela without any knowledge of the English language.  I joined the school system and learned […]

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, […]

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3 Slider Tips in Articulate StoryLine2

One of Articulate Storyline2’s feature is the slider interaction. The slider is a powerful interaction because you can give the learner real-time outcomes based on the position (step) he or she drags the slider button to. Although you can simulate slider interactions in other authoring tools (usually installing external widgets), nothing compares to the ease-of-use […]

Let’s take it to the Bridge: The LMS Review

Instructure is the company responsible for one of the most revolutionizing Learning Management Systems (LMS) in Higher Education: Canvas! Now the company takes on the business world head on with its newest LMS solution aptly named Bridge. StyleLearn had an exclusive view of Bridge at Instructure’s headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah. The following is […]

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 […]

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How to build an arrow shooting bow for quizzes in Articulate Storyline2

Building the bow and arrow The first step to build your bow and arrow is to draw them in PowerPoint. You would start by opening PowerPoint and inserting the “Right Brace” shape on the right. The shape’s points must be edited so you can make it resemble the curves of a bow. This is not […]

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Cool engaging and fun games with Storyline 2: Football Billy

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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 […]

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 […]

Adobe Captivate 7: Glitchy eLearning

Captivate 7 is the latest instance of one of the top contenders in the eLearning authoring software arena from Adobe.  However, although it has many built-in features for interaction like its main rival Articulate Storyline; the application reveals many glitches on the final product.  Hence the importance of allowing ample testing time as an Instructional Designer so […]