Join Daniel Brigham for an in-depth discussion in this video Storyboarding an opening slide, part of Instructional Design Essentials: Storyboarding.
So here is the content for the opening slide of the course that we're building. There's not a lot of content here, which makes things a bit easier. But, it's got some really relevant questions to the learner. So, I'll have this copy appear as voice-over narration. You know, that way the learner will feel really addressed right off the bat. So to get started storyboarding in a text-based format, I'll copy this content and then paste it into the audio column of our storyboard. And, of course, you can widen the columns if you want to.
Working our way around the template I'll put in our screen title. Always a good idea to let your reviewers know, you know, the gist of this screen. And I'll also put in that this is the first screen of 42 screens. As far as on-screen text, I'm going to copy this title here and paste it in. On-screen text, and it's going to function as our slide title. Now, regarding on-screen graphics. The voice-over mentions the learner being excited to click the next button.
So, I'm thinking a situation with some unresolved tension would be good, maybe two characters in a typical office, say a male and a female. And maybe the female says to the male through a text caption, hey, Tom, do you have a second? Something odd just happened to me in Jason's office. And maybe the male responds, well, you know, can it wait? I've got a call in a few minutes. And I'll use illustrated characters here, because when I actually develop this training, I'll be using Articulate Studio and I know they have a good supply of those built in.
And if you can, it's not a bad idea to create even the roughest of mockups, so your reviewers and even your graphics person kind of know what you're going for. So I'll insert that here. Below the mockup I'll put in our image identifier. That way if a reviewer or a graphics person needs access to this image they know exactly what it is. And then in the graphic notes and navigation column, I'm going to put a text description of what I am going for. This might help the graphics person come up with something even better.
And to be consistent in the on-screen text column, I'll put in what the characters are saying to each other. And really, the last thing I need to do has to do with the navigation column. If you recall the voiceover talks about, you know, the learner actually being kind of excited to click the Next button, so I'm going to want to let the reviewers know that this slide advances by user. And then I'll also put in where the learner is going after this slide, and then of course, there's a space for your reviewers to make their comments. Cool. So we've story boarded our first slide in a text based format showing voiceover, text on screen, graphics on screen, and navigation information.
- Benefits of storyboarding
- Creating an opening slide
- Storyboarding an animated-content slide
- Storyboarding a scenario and scenario feedback
- Publishing your project
- Sharing storyboards and incorporating feedback