Last year, I completed a challenge for Articulate titled, “Using Checklists in E-Learning“. The sample I created took you through a local park and used the park animals to provide useful tips for recognizing poison ivy. Once you were ready, I used a checklist to help you determine if a selected item was poison ivy. Checklists are a great way to walk you through a process, workflow, or procedure, to provide instructions or reminders, identify what you should do or not do, and show and track course progress.
This past week, I was looking through some of my earlier submissions and decided to re-purpose one of them into a new checklist interaction. Here in Oregon, it’s been raining relentlessly for what seems like months! I can’t wait for summer to get her but in the meantime, what speaks summer more than anything else? Guacamole! In fact, I’ve re-purposed this interaction in a variety of ways over the years.
In Articulate e-learning Challenge #107, Give Your Course an App-Style Navigation, I modified it once again. Using Storyline 2, I redesigned this interaction to have a more app-style navigation look and feel. It looked great on my Samsung smartphone!
In this latest revision, I used Storyline 360. In this sample, I imported the videos into a new checklist interaction that loops each video. In this way, the user is able to watch the step as many times as they want to make sure they truly understand it. I also made the interface look more festive by using bright colors and images to represent summer fun!
Although this sample shows how to make a delicious guacamole dip, it’s not too hard to see how it could be modified to teach and explain a variety of step-by-step training topics. For example, how to insert network cards, how to fix a paper jam in your office, and/or how to address a customer complaint!
I would like to give kudos to Dave Charney. I saw something he created a while back and decided to take some of his ideas and incorporate it into this sample.