How to do text concatenation in Storyline Javascript

Last week I posted a way to create an inventory list in Storyline 2. I’ll be the first to admit it was a bit convoluted. After I published it on the Articulate Heroes forum, a couple of people came forward asking why I didn’t use Javascript instead. As I said in the original article, I … Read more

How to create a self-adjusting inventory list in Storyline 2

Update 7 Aug 2017 This method works but doing it with Javascript is a much simpler, more elegant solution. Phil Mayor posted an example  which is well worth a look. The downside is it doesn’t work in preview mode, only when published. The upside is it’s way more concise than what I’ve done here. My … Read more

Elearning scenario examples: Clark Quinn’s Workplace of the Future

I read the blogs of quite a few instructional design gurus. Actually I tend to binge-read them, then go off the whole idea for a while until my interest revives. But that’s another story.  One of my favourites is Clark Quinn, for the sharpness of his analytic mind but openness to new ideas. The project In … Read more

Elearning scenario examples: Learning Zeko and Autoloon Ethics

Example screen from Learning Zeko featuring a situation and three choices.

These are two elearning scenario examples created by Cathy Moore as demonstrations of how scenarios can be effective, even without high graphics and video budgets. Both are simple text-based scenarios with one background image. The effectiveness relies in the story hooking you in. So they’re not live client work, they’re demonstrations of principle. Learning Zeko … Read more

Add a certificate to a Storyline course that works in Articulate Online

Screenshot of certificate.

Recently I had the task of adding a printable certificate to a test my client had built in Storyline 2. The course would be deployed on Articulate Online. I had to put it together from various sets of instructions I found online for the different stages. This is how I did it. I hope it’s … Read more

Elearning scenario examples: Will You Fit Into Deloitte?

Screen from elearning scenario example by Deloitte

This elearning scenario example is a first-person video-based one. Like Choose a Different Ending it pretends to be amateur but is very artfully produced. It’s a ‘gamified interactive recruitment experience’, aiming to demonstrate the corporate culture of Deloitte to potential graduate recruits. So it’s aimed at the potential employees rather than employees with a training … Read more

Elearning scenario examples: Choose a Different Ending (Knife Crime)

Scene from Knife Crime video - young man talking to camera pointing at crowd of young men.

This week’s elearning scenario example is Choose a Different Ending (Knife Crime), which  was one of the first interactive videos on YouTube. The idea of interactive video has a long history in the elearning / computer-based training world. We first played them on gigantic, expensive videodisks (think of a CD ROM the size of a … Read more

Learning needs? What matters now!

Vintage photo of women working in a factory

One of the learning writers whose ideas resonate with me is Nick Shackleton-Jones. His ideas on organisational learning are centred on what people care about ( the Affective Context to give it its posh name).  I’ve also been steeped for the last year in the world of content marketing, since I joined the Content Marketing … Read more

Elearning scenario examples: Connect With Haji Kamal

Haji Kamal is probably one of the most famous elearning scenario examples in the public domain. When designers talk about scenarios this seems to be one of the ones everyone knows. Why is it so good? Connect With Haji Kamal, to give it its full title, was developed for the US Army by Cathy Moore … Read more

Elearning scenario examples: The Broken Co-Worker

The Broken CoWorker is rightly celebrated among instructional designers for its innovative blend of comic strip, video and scenario methodology, delivering a lesson with flair and rigour, but without over-complication. It was created by Anna Sabramowicz and Ryan Martin of, and was, I think, created as Storyline demo. Here’s a scene from the introduction, … Read more