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Scenarios: How Effectively Can You Design Them in Articulate Storyline?

Written By Induja Gurukuntala

Scenarios How Effectively Can You Design Them in Articulate Storyline

It is a known fact that eLearning makes use of many interactive elements to improve the skills of the learner and aid the learner in performing the task better. Making the formative assessments interactive is a great way to transform passive learning highly engaging and active learning. The main purpose of assessing the learners after every topic is to recall the key learning points. One such question type is ‘Scenarios’, which gets the learner involved and also participate actively.

How to Build a Realistic Scenario?

Build a scenario that is relevant to the context, help learners to relate it to the real world and frame questions based on this scenario. To make sure that the content for the scenarios is correct, you can take a confirmation from the Subject Matter Expert.

 Let’s look at an example.

Example

The above example may be suitable for only one organization. Suppose an organization has only internal quality inspection, then this scenario would not work for them. Get the content for the scenarios validated by Subject Matter Experts because they are the best resources to ensure that the content developed for the scenarios is relevant.

How to use Articulate Storyline for Scenarios?

Articulate Storyline provides you with different interactive elements that include scenarios to make the learning more engaging. With this tool, you can include a scenario in your course quickly. Articulate Storyline allows you to choose from many scenarios, which are built-in with different choices and options. This also includes the use of characters in the scenarios, with images of real people. Each character has 10 different poses.

 Here are a few examples for your reference.

Two-People Scenario

You have a character posing as a manager, who asks questions and makes the learners choose an answer from the given options. This way of presenting the scenarios enlivens the course and helps learners relate it to their work.

Two Person Scenario

Give feedback when learners submit their answer, stating why their selection is correct or why their choice is incorrect. You can also include additional information, when you are providing feedback, such as other key points, dos and don’ts etc.

Decision-Making Scenarios

These are used to help the learners take right decisions in a critical situation. For example, consider a scenario where a workman has noticed a fire break out. What is the immediate action he has to take? Using the default templates in Articulate Storyline, the options can be presented in an appealing manner to the learners.

 Decision-Making Scenarios

Scenario 1

Scenario 2

Use scenarios to describe a situation to help learners understand the real situation. By using similar scenarios, you can also explain learners how to avoid any such situations.

Articulate Storyline is the best tool for creating scenarios and making eLearning courses more interactive and engaging. This enhances the course and also takes less time to develop eLearning courses. What are your thoughts about using scenarios in Articulate Storyline? Do share!

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