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Tampa Bay Articulate User Group June Meeting

TBAUG_June I will be presenting at the Tampa Bay Articulate User Group meeting June 16. The topic?  MadLibs. I shared this tactic a few times before: http://businesscriticallearning.com/blog/2011/03/14/using-madlibs-and-concatenate-for-assessments/ The tactic is still effective, and Storyline has some fantastic tools to kick it up a notch. Anyone wanting to experiment during the session (or afterwards) can download files here: Note: All files are in the TBAUG Folder. Storyline files are Storyline 2.

  • ImportExample.story file is a Storyline file which you will use to import updates from the Microsoft Word document Import_this.doc (if you haven’t used Storyline’s Translation Export/Import to allow SMEs to directly update documents, it is something to explore)
  • TBAUG- SL2 Backup.story is a “completed” file.
    • It will pull one of three equivalent pay verification scenario (4 steps each) from a question bank, putting all the steps in the right order (that’s a Storyline specific hack!)
    • To create the file, I used the IMPORT function to update the second scenario set, and Storyline Variables (along with equations) for the third set
    • It shows a single-source strategy for remediation slides (which could be core course content)- triggered as a lightbox from “Try Again” feedback
    • It also shows an assessment methodology that provides good analytics without scoring users (I have written about this previously)
    • You can see the output sample here. Each time you refresh, you should see the 3 different variable scenarios load (one female, one white male, one black male- each customer has a unique paystub statement with differing values).
      [icon name=”fa-exclamation-circle” iconsize=”small” iconcolor=”000000″ ] Important: The Amanda Baker scenario will not correctly display the fonts unless they are natively embedded on your machine. This was purposely done to show how variable fonts are not embedded for published Storyline outputs.
  • The MadLibsExample.xlxs Excel file shows the CONCATENATE function used (as described in the Madlibs post) as well as how simple formulas for financials can adapt one great scenario into an almost limitless amount with little effort
I promised the session would be deep, engaging, and thought provoking. I also expect the presentation will be the BEGINNING of a conversation and your experimentation. Please feel free to comment below to share with peers, reach out for help, etc.