Developing a highly interactive course is a mammoth operation. If you’re looking to create highly interactive eLearning course using graphics and animation, then Flash is highly recommended. Most of the online product training, sales training and software training require courses with high interactivity for effective learning experience.
Similar kind of output can be achieved using Articulate Engage. Unlike other authoring tools like Lectora and Captivate, Articulate Engage gives you an option to create interactivities, which will help in creating effective learning experience.
Subject Matter Experts (SME) or Instructional Designers (ID) can use these templates to create storyboards and complete the course in short time, making it cost effective.
Some of the popular instructional approaches that can be used are given below along with the Articulate screen shots.
Clickable Circular Diagram: Shows various elements of a process.
FAQs: Useful as a quick reference for sales training kit.
Glossary Template: Highly visual glossary page for explaining the concept or a term easily.
Guided Imagery: Useful for product training and explaining the parts of a product.
Labeled Graphics: Useful to explain software screens or labeling parts of a product. When the user clicks on the rollover icon (hotspot), the explanation for same is displayed.
Media Tour: Useful for animations and embedding videos.
Process: It explains the process/procedure in a step wise format. Recommended for production or manufacturing processes.
Pyramid: Shows various steps or hierarchy levels in a process.
Timelines: Shows history or process of any activity vis-à-vis time.
Click on Tabs: To provide additional information on a given set of topics.