I just started working with Articulate Storyline 360 a few weeks ago. One of the things I wanted to try out with the new version was its View and Try modes.
Note: This is a quick prototype to test out the modes; therefore, it isn’t as polished as it could be if I were preparing it for a client review.
With Storyline 360, you have the ability to record a video and then choose how you want to use it. You can insert it as:
- A video on a single slide
- Step-by-step slides
Option 1 is pretty self-explanatory. You insert the recording directly into a single slide in Storyline 360 as a video.
Option 2 provides you with three options:
- View Mode steps
- Try Mode steps
- Test Mode steps
View Mode Steps
The View mode inserts slides and sets them up as a demonstration. You also have the option to configure additional settings such as the language for the captions and whether you want to add text captions, show the mouse cursor, and/or indicate clicks with a highlight. Although this mode isn’t interactive, the learner can watch the process in action.
Try Mode Steps
The Try mode allows learners to have a chance to try the process themselves. Similar to the View mode, it allows you to configure additional options such as the language for the captions, if you want to show correct feedback, show the hand cursor when hovering hotspots, and/or show hint captions when hovered or always.
Test Mode Steps
The Test mode breaks the slides down into a step-by-step graded exam; each slide becomes a quiz slide.
For this sample, I chose to use a new character named Edwin to serve as a teacher/guide. The goal of the exercise was to show the learner how to create a new trigger that opened a Feedback layer in Storyline 360. Once the learner was ready, they could move to the Try mode to try the process for themselves.
To personalize the sample, I created a single variable [vStudentName] to capture the student’s name. I also created a conditional statement with the trigger for the Continue button. It was designed to check that the name field was not left blank. If you left it blank, Teacher Edwin would let you know you need to go back and try again!
To start the simulation, I wanted to make sure the learner watched the steps involved first. After completing the Show Me scene, the learner was given the option to watch it again or go directly to the Try me scene.
I hope you enjoy this short example of using the View and Try Mode steps features in Articulate Storyline 360. Click the Launch button below and give it a test drive.