BYOL: Lightboxes—4 Uses for Storyline’s Hidden Gem

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DevLearn 2017 Conference & Expo - October 25, 2017

Kevin Thorn

Chief NuggetHead and Owner
NuggetHead Studioz

In Articulate Storyline, a lightbox slide behaves much like a popup window, with all the programmatic logic assigned by a single trigger. While its most common usage is the default out-of-the-box behavior, there are actually many different options for leveraging the lightbox trigger in a variety of ways. It can allow you to quickly solve the problem of where to insert new content; or it can give you a more robust and flexible way of presenting references or resources where they can be accessed globally from anywhere in an eLearning course. These more unusual applications give you easy ways to design a wider range of user experiences in Storyline.

In this BYOL session, you’ll learn how to implement four uses of lightboxes: isolated, global, sequential, and interactive. You’ll find out how each type works and what situations it works best for. You’ll then build an example of each type of lightbox while also learning the differences of each concept in a use case. You’ll also receive several lightbox files so you can continue practicing after the session ends.

In this session, you will learn:

  • About four uses for lightboxes in Articulate Storyline
  • About different design approaches that use lightboxes
  • How to leverage the lightbox trigger for alternate uses
  • How to build four types of lightboxes: isolated, global, sequential, and interactive

Novice to intermediate designers and developers with basic knowledge of Articulate Storyline.

Technology discussed in this session:
Articulate Storyline.

Participant technology requirements:
A PC laptop running a licensed copy of Articulate Storyline (any version) or the 30-day free trial of Articulate Storyline 360.


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