Enabling Customized Menu in an E-learning Course

Articulate Storyline: Enabling Customized Menu in an E-learning Course

The menu of an e-learning course lists the titles of all the slides. Menu is one of the inbuilt features in Articulate Storyline, one of the popular e-learning authoring tool. It enables the learner to navigate to the slide of his choice.

In this blog, I am going to share one of the requirements of our clients regarding Menu.

Requirement: To create a customized menu in slide master and the menu items should not work at the initial stage, but should be enabled when the learner completes the respective slides. Remember that Articulate Storyline has the capability of creating a customized menu.

How can we enable the development of a customized menu in e-learning courses by using Articulate Storyline? Well, you need to follow the steps below:

Step 1: First, we have to create the preferred number of slides as shown in the screenshot below:

Step 1

Step 2: Go to Slide Master, create a layer on the first slide and name it as Menu and put the menu items.

Step 2

Step 3: Give two states for the rectangles, that is, Normal and Disabled. And change the state of the rectangles, initially Disabled as shown in the screenshot below:

Step 3

Step 4: Create a Menu tab on the first slide of the slide master as shown in the screenshot below:

Step 4

Step 5: Give trigger to the Menu tab such that clicking on the Menu tab shows the Menu layer, which contains the Menu items.

Step 5

Step 6: Create 4 variables with names identical to the slide name, as it is very easy to identify the appropriate ones.

Step 6

Step 7: Now, adjust each variable to the value True on the corresponding slides when the timeline starts.

Step 7

Step 8: Go to Slide Master and give a triggers to the menu items.

Trigger 1: Change the state of each rectangle to Normal State when timeline starts if the value of the variable on this slide is True.

Trigger 1

Trigger 2: Clicking on each rectangle jumps to its respective slide.

Trigger 2

Step 9: Preview or Publish the course and check the output.

Step 9

In the above screenshot, Slide 1 rectangle is enabled, because I have seen only Slide 1.

In the same way, we can enable Customized Menu in an e-learning course by using Articulate Storyline.

I hope this information will help you. Please do share your valuable thoughts.

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