In today’s market many rapid authoring tools such as Articulate Storyline, Captivate, Lectora, etc. are available. Articulate Storyline is the most popular among them. It has built-in templates and features that help eLearning developers to deliver courses quickly. Therefore, using these default features, eLearning development time can be reduced to a large extent. Moreover, the interface of this tool is similar to that of Microsoft power point, that makes it easy to learn and work on it.
In this blog, I would like to share how I designed and developed a panic disorder course for one our client’s using Articulate Storyline.
1. Used built-in templates
Articulate Storyline has plenty of built-in templates that are ready to use, and they can also be customized as per our requirements. I took a built-in template and started developing the course.
Here is an example from our course where we used a built-in template.
2. Used built-in characters for presenting scenarios
Articulate Storyline has built-in characters, with 47,500 combinations of illustrated and photographic characters. With a single click we can insert characters and pictures in the course. The characters have different expressions and poses which will help create engaging scenarios.
In the course, to make the content interesting, I, decided to go for a scenario-based approach andused built-in characters with different facial expressions. Scenario-based learning involves the learners’ as they can relate themselves to the situation.
Look at an example below:
3. Used built-in interactivities
Articulate Storyline has default interactivities such as Click on images, numbers, tabs, timeline, slide show, rollovers etc. Using different types of interactivities makes eLearning courses interactive and engaging for learners.
In the course, where the content was heavy, I used click on tabs and slide shows. To explain the symptoms of panic disorder I used rollovers and hot spots. As these interactivites are available by default it hardly takes time in building them as per our requirement.
4. Used quizzing section to build interactive assessments
Storyline has a built-in quizzing section with multiple select, single select, drag down, drag and drop and other options. It helps develop interactive assessments in the course. The powerful quizzing features help to create assessments, interactions with display feedback, survey,etc.
In my course I used one of the types of built-in quizzing template i.e. drag and drop inetraction to assess the learners. Shown below is the screenshot of the interactivity I used.
In this way I developed Panic Disorder eLearning course with the help of Articualte storyline within a short time frame.
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