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Choose Your Avatar: Engaging Learning with Articulate Storyline

Written By Satish Kumar Viyyapu

Choose Your Avatar: Engaging Learning with Articulate Storyline

Avatars are the favorites of instructional designers to create classroom training experiences in online training courses. Often, we decide which type of avatar would be suitable to the course. But, can you make learners to choose the avatar they wish to guide them through the course?

Yes, it is possible!

In this post, I would like to share with you how to fulfill this requirement using Articulate Storyline.

Follow the steps below.

Step 1: Create your eLearning course, as per the requirement.

Step 2: Create two variables of Boolean type. I have named them as FemaleCharacter and MaleCharacter here.

Step 2

Step 2

Step 3:Add a screen in the beginning of the module, which enables the learner to choose a character from the givencharacters(I have used twohere i.e., one male and one female).

Step 3

Step 4:Add two triggers in this slide.

  1. Tochange the value of variables to True, when the learner clicks a character
  2. To jump to next slide, when the learner clicks a character

Step 4

Step 4

Note:Apply same triggers forthe male character.

Step 5:Click the Viewtab.

Step 5

Step 6:Select Slide Master optionto open the Master Slide view.

Step 6

Step 7: Place the characters here.

Step 7

Note: Make sure these are in hidden state initially.

Step 8:Add two triggers (in the slide master) to change the state of characters to Normal on learner’s choice.

Trigger1:Change state of male character to Normal when time starts for slide, if the value of the variable maleCharacter is True.

Step 8

Trigger2: Change the state of the female character to Normal when time starts for slide, if the value of the variable femaleCharacter is True.

Step 8

Step 9: Publish the course and check the output.

These are the steps which enable the learner to select a guide for eLearning courses developed in Articulate Storyline.

Hope this helps you. Please do share your feedback.

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