Learn how to use Articulate Storyline 360 to add custom navigation to your courses with buttons, dropdown menus, and navigation bars that allow your learners to seamlessly make their way through your courses.
- [Instructor] When I'm creating e-learning modules I often use the default Storyline Player. The Next and Previous buttons work great and if you're turning it over to a client it's easy for them to edit. But I like to get creative when I can and add custom navigation. Let's take a look at a few examples. Here's an example of a course that I created with simple text links in a navigation bar on the left hand side. You can see that if I just go and choose one of them I've got a hover state applied. And when I tap it, it takes me to that slide.
In this instance, I have the navigation bar on every single slide. This one looks very similar, but instead of just text links, I created buttons. And again I've got the hover state applied so when I choose one of them it goes to that slide. In this instance, I just added a button at the bottom that they can use to go back to the main slide. One advantage to doing it this way is that it clears up a lot of space on the slide and I don't have a navigation bar. Heres another example with simple text links at the bottom.
When I go and choose one it takes me to that slide and again, I've included a button that takes the learner back to the first slide. This example includes a custom drop down menu that I created. The learner will simply hover over it, choose a topic, and go to that slide. This is a pretty cool idea, I love creating these drop down menus and I've included instructions for you to create this on your own in the exercise files. Custom navigation can be fun but be sure to make it functional and not overpowering to the design of your slides.
In this course, learn how to go beyond the simple slide deck, and create highly engaging elearning presentations that increase learner agility and motivation using the features and tools of Articulate Storyline 360. Sally Cox combines instruction in the tool with teaching best practices to help you take your elearning development skills to the next level. She explains how to plan and storyboard your course, use design fundamentals to sharpen the aesthetics of your presentation, develop engaging navigation, incorporate storytelling, and create assessments and quizzes.
- Motivating learners with engagement
- Using storyboards to build your vision
- Building the template
- Using the align, ruler, and grid features to keep slides neat
- Working with the corporate brand
- Developing navigation in Storyline
- Buttons, hot spots, and sliders
- Using gamification to help students learn
- Working with audio clips, video, and web links
- Questions, assessments, and quizzes