Random numbers in Articulate Storyline 3

Random numbers in Articulate Storyline 3

Articulate Storyline 3 is one of the highly recommended authoring tool in e-learning industry. Using this tool we can create customized engaging and interactive multi-device e-learning solutions. The flexibility to use JavaScript in Articulate Storyline 3 opens new door to customize things beyond the limits.

We came across a customization requirement from our client in which every time the user visits a slide, a random image need to be displayed. To meet this requirement, we used JavaScript and here is the description of the code.

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Typing Animation in Articulate Storyline 360

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Articulate Storyline 360 is one of the most powerful tool to create interactive, engaging and mobile friendly eLearning courses.

Articulate Storyline 360 is the latest version equipped with lots of new features. Still there are few activities which do not come as default and need customization. One of them is Typing Animation. In Articulate Storyline, there is no feature for typing effect. We can create this effect by splitting the text and sync each character with the timeline which is time consuming task.

We created a plug-in for typing effect using JavaScript which will ease the work and saves lot of time.
Before we dive into the process, let’s take a quick peek at the sample we have created using this plugin in which all the typing animations are created using JavaScript:

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Happy Thanksgiving Day!

Thanksgiving 2017

Autumn is the season of thanksgiving

A time to show gratitude for the people who have associated as clients, consultants, vendors….

On the occasion of Thanksgiving Day 2017

Swift eLearning Services Pvt. Ltd. is wishing you a day full of splendor and gratitude!

Happy Thanksgiving Day!

Custom HTML5 timeline for Articulate Storyline 360

Custom HTML5 timeline for Articulate Storyline 360

Articulate Storyline, is one of the popular e-Learning authoring tools. Storyline is known for its ease in the workflow for developing an E-learning course. It is suitable for both beginners as well as experts due to its familiar interface. The look is very similar to Microsoft PowerPoint. Articulate Storyline uses a component called “Player” inside which our eLearning courses will be played. This player contains some global controls for our course like, Menu, resources, slide navigation controls, volume control, slide timeline etc.

Though storyline adds all these controls to our course player by default, many eLearning developers prefer to build their custom player controls that are client specific. And storyline allows us to fully customize the default player using the “Player Settings” option. But, there is one specific control that storyline doesn’t allow us to customize much. That is course timeline or seekbar.

We can only change the colors of the seekbar but it cannot be moved from its default position. Due to this many developers end up removing the seekbar functionality all together to achieve a fully customized look.

While working for one our client from Canada, they were unhappy with this decision to take off seekbar completely and insisted us to include a customized seekbar for the course which behaves like a default seekbar.

In order to achieve this functionality we have built a seekbar widget just for Storyline 360 which can be placed anywhere on the screen and it works like a default storyline timeline slider / seekbar.

In this blog, we will see how to use our seekbar widget in any Articulate Storyline 360 project.

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How to add a Course Timer in Articulate Storyline 3 or 360

How add a Course Timer in Articulate Storyline 3 or 360

Articulate Storyline has been a favorite authoring tool for many eLearning developers/ companies. Articulate Storyline is known for its simplicity and lesser learning curve to get the job done fast and easy. But just as any comfort comes with a cost, not every requirement can be implemented with the options available in Storyline by default, which forces us to make some compromises.
Though the latest release of Articulate Storyline 360 or 3 came with a bunch of new features, there are still a few that are not available natively. One of them is a Course timer, which allows learners to view the time they have spent in a particular course. Other eLearning authoring tools like Adobe Captivate or Lectora Inspire offer this functionality by default. This feature can still be achieved using some smart work-around.

In this blog we will see how to add a Custom Course Timer in Articulate Storyline 3 or 360. Read more

Launch of awareness eLearning program by SHE Teams Hyderabad City Police

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To increase the horizon of training activities carried out by SHE Teams, an e-learning course/ online training has been initiated jointly by Swift elearning Services and Hyderabad City Police – SHE Teams with the sole purpose to raise public awareness on women safety among the citizens especially women.

By adopting the online mode of training methodology, another feather has been added to the cap of awareness programs by the Hyderabad City Police. The target audience of the SHE Teams campaign is mostly college students who are well equipped with technology and prefer to learn online at their convenient time. We have hosted this course on our LMS platform – SwiftHCM. The focus areas of the campaign can be redefined based on the analytical.

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Custom Volume Control – Articulate Storyline 3 or Articulate Storyline 360

Custom Volume Control – Articulate Storyline 3 or Articulate Storyline 360

The latest release of Articulate Storyline 360 or Storyline 3 has number of exciting new features allowing eLearning developers to explore many more creative ways in developing new interactions.

Yet, we still have a few things that cannot be achieved using the native options of Articulate Storyline 360. One such, most requested functionality is, the ability to control volume of the course without the default storyline player. Our previous blog on how to achieve this functionality in Articulate Storyline 2 has helped many to include a volume controller in custom players. But, since there have been many changes done under the hood in Storyline 360. We need a new approach for this functionality to work. In this blog we will see how to add a custom volume controller in Articulate Storyline 3 or SL 360.

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Award winning Learning Management System | SwiftHCM

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Like every year, there was a huge buzz around Asia’s largest startup fest, The August Fest. As an active participant of the fest and more important as a startup enthusiast, we were excited to be part of it for two reasons. A – Networking with fellow founders, B – Yes, we were SHORTLISTED to pitch our product at the SCALEUPFESTIVAL @ The August Fest.

This was the right time for us to pitch our Learning Management System product (Swift Human Capital Management) launched last November. We were excited to pitch it in front of 500+ audience including business leaders, subject matter experts, fellow founders, and investors.

We had just about 3 minutes to pitch our product and to prove our point. Our focus areas of the pitch were clearly defined as mentioned below.

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Adobe Captivate 2017 – New “Shared Advanced Actions” turned out to be a huge time saver

Adobe Captivate 2017 - New Shared Advanced Actions turned out to be a huge time saver

Adobe Captivate 10 now revived as Adobe Captivate 2017 brought many exciting features and enhancements for eLearning designers by making it more advanced compared to its prior version i.e. Adobe Captivate 9. The major improvement is the enhancements into the world of responsive eLearning with its new fluid box concept. With fluid boxes, Adobe Captive 2017 has opened the doors for smart and advanced eLearning with “mobile first approach” and responsive eLearning design. Yet, there are also few minor tweaks done to this eLearning authoring tool which turned out to make a huge difference in eLearning course development. One of those hidden gems in Adobe Captivate 2017 is Shared Advanced Actions.

In this blog, I want to share my experience with this amazing enhancement, which played an important role in saving my time and efforts while developing an eLearning project for one of our clients.

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