Articulate Storyline is an e-Learning authoring tool that helps us create interactive, rich e-Learning courses. When it comes to creating assessments for an e-Learning, the tool endows developers with a lot of power to create and customize different types of assessments, using triggers and states.
Assessments in eLearning courses are used to test learners’ comprehension of the topic they’ve been trained on. Articulate Storyline offers many question types to test learners in depth; ‘Fill in the Blank’ questions (both short and descriptive type) are considered a good choice to assess learners.
Markers in online courses, help learners identify onscreen elements. They can be used to develop interactivities in which learners’ can hover or click the Marker to view hidden content.
Animations in e-learning courses help grab learners’ attention, effectively. Articulate Storyline, a popular rapid authoring tool, makes it easy to add animations to objects. It offers many predefined animations and motion paths.
Generally, when we add an animation to an object, the action is executed only once. However, we can ensure that the animation is applied continuously. For example, we can ensure an object on the slide spins continuously.
Generally, navigation in online courses can be done through the Previous and Next buttons. We can also add images to make the course attractive and interactive. Similarly, we can develop navigation using checkboxes. This post shares how to do this in Articulate Storyline.
Articulate Storyline is the best authoring tool I know. We can create many rich, Flash-like components using this tool. In this blog, I will share how to create a Digital Clock (we can create a clock in both 12 and 24-hour formats).
Articulate recently launched Articulate 360 to meet the online learning development needs of the 21st century, such as creating device-agnostic courses and video-based training modules.
Articulate 360 comprises 9 software applications, of which Storyline 360 is the most important.
In my previous blog, we have seen how to convert your PowerPoint presentations to e-learning courses using the rapid authoring tool, Lectora Inspire. In this post, we will see how to do the same, using another widely used rapid authoring tool – Articulate Storyline. This tool has a PowerPoint-like user interface which makes it quite user-friendly compared to the previous tools we have discussed. Learning experts and SMEs familiar with PowerPoint can use it very easily. This feature of Storyline makes it a widely used tool for converting PowerPoint presentations into engaging and interactive e-learning courses.
Assessments are the best way to test your learners’ understanding of the training content, but that’s not their only role. Part of why assessments are used in e-learning is to allow the learner evaluate where he/she stands with respect to the training being provided and fill their knowledge gaps (if any). This “filling the gap” is achieved by providing them with relevant feedback during the assessments, instead of a mere “Yes, you’re right” or “Wrong! Try again!”
Assessments in e-learning courses test learners on the topic they have been trained on and reinforce knowledge by providing feedback. Articulate Storyline 2 offers wonderful options to create effective e-learning assessments based on different requirements.