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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

Practical uses for JavaScript in Storyline

The following sections will teach you how JavaScript works in Storyline.

Generating a word count

Word count calculators are a great way of ensuring that your learners aren't creating too much work for you when it comes to evaluating short or long answer responses. By specifying a word count, you can guide your learners to the desired length of response you expect to receive.

In Storyline, you can use variables and JavaScript to easily create a word count calculator.

Exercise 5

Let's take a look at Exercise 5. In this exercise, you will learn how to use text and number variables, in collaboration with JavaScript, to create a word count calculator. 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. For ease of use, download JavaScript1.txt and copy/paste the script into the Storyline Script field.

In your exercise scene, you...