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How to Create Custom Drop-down Interactivity in Articulate Storyline 360?

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When we are handy with any of the eLearning authoring tools, the next step we think is customization – to make the most use of it. In one of our eLearning projects, there seems to be Custom drop down interactivity need to be inserted. But there is no direct option available in Articulate Storyline 360. Therefore, with our skillful experts we came up with building drop-down navigation interactivity by using layers, triggers and states. Without using a single variable, we have developed drop-down menu interactivity.

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Working with Variables in Articulate Storyline 360 to Create Dynamic Responsive Courses

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The adaptability of Articulate Storyline creates dynamic interactions and will take the courses to the next level. Be it rapid elearning course or custom elearning course, the use of variables in Articulate Storyline defines the process of eLearning content development.

One of our client’s requirement was to enable the learners to type text in the field for the given question and also need to be displayed at the end of the activity in a summarized format of the entered text. To make this happen we have come up using variables in Articulate Storyline 360.

In this blog we are going to see how to access data using variables in Articulate Storyline 360.

Step 1: You need to create a text entry box as shown below. Then create questions by taking as many layers you wish to add.

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 Step 2: Create variables for the text entry boxes as shown below.

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Step3: Assign those variables to the text entry boxes.

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Step4: Now, to get your typed response at the end of the activity, put the variable name between percentage symbols.

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Step 5: Finally, Publish and check the output.

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This tool has become a favorite authoring tool for many eLearning developers or companies because of its simplicity and lesser learning curve to get the job done fast and easy. I hope this blog provides good pointers on how you can use Storyline 360 to meet your learning requirements. Do contact me if you need any specific support..

 

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