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Mastering Articulate Storyline

By : Ashley Chiasson, Jeffery Batt
Book Image

Mastering Articulate Storyline

By: Ashley Chiasson, Jeffery Batt

Overview of this book

Storyline is a powerful e-learning authoring tool that allows you to take your creativity to the next level. However, more often than not, projects don't require such complex interactions, leaving Storyline's full capabilities untapped. This book will provide you with the information you need to take your Storyline development up a notch by leveraging the full suite of possibilities Storyline has to offer. You will be provided with a refresher of the key concepts before we take you deep into the exciting world of enhanced interactivity, variables, and even some JavaScript—oh my! With downloadable activities, you can either follow along and compare your output, use the activities as they are, modify the activities to suit your own needs, or reverse-engineer the activities to better understand how they were developed.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Mastering Articulate Storyline
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Using text variables

Text variables are a great way of personalizing the learner's experience. They allow users to interact with a text entry object on one slide, and that text entry may be referenced throughout the story. For example, a learner may be prompted to enter his/her name at the beginning of a course or module, and that name will be carried throughout the story, adding a personal touch and likely enhancing the overall learner's experience.

Exercise 3

Let's take a look at Exercise 3. In this exercise, you will learn how to use text variables to personalize the learner's experience. Please note that in your Manage Project Variables panel, you will notice additional variables; these variables are associated with the After example and will have the prefix AFTER.

In your exercise scene, you will see that there are two slides. On the first slide, you have a prompt to enter your dog's name with a text entry box. On the second slide, you have some text, and you will notice that there are...