Aspiring Instructional Desginer / eLearning Developer
I had some experience with Storyline (self-taught) at a previous company where I was tasked with creating software training courses. The use case for Storyline was limited, so I didn’t have extensive experience with how powerful Storyline could be when used to its full potential.
The Storyline Project Lab, however, has opened my eyes to what’s possible and showed me how creative I can be as a Storyline developer.
Learning how to correctly use slides, layers, and states was just the beginning. I have now learned to use timelines, variables, conditions, hotspots, sliders, animations, and transitions. However, learning the technical aspects of Storyline in the lab was only part of the story. I have also learned more about visual design, user experience, multimedia, quality assurance, and accessibility. I have many new skills that I look forward to applying for years to come.
The challenges, homework, and portfolio guidance have also been very helpful. I like digging in and trying to figure out how to do various tasks on my own. That said, if something was too difficult or simply taking too long to figure out, I knew that Devlin’s “reveal” videos would make it all clear.
Finally, the support, feedback, and community have made this an incredibly valuable experience! Besides the opportunity to make new friendships and grow an amazing network of like-minded people, I have been inspired by the creativity on display from other participants in the Lab.
My main accomplishment from the Storyline Project Lab is a tab interaction project that will be included in my portfolio when it goes live. The project includes five slides, three lightbox slides, 25 layers, 39 variables, 250+ triggers (many with conditions), hotspots, markers, and a slider that provides a smooth 3D image of an airplane, audio, narration, animation, video, and timeline management. It has been a lot of fun making it work, and it has been improved multiple times since the first iteration through feedback from the project lab community.
If you have an interest in learning how to use Storyline correctly and effectively, then the Storyline Project Lab is where you want to be! It is a great investment in yourself and your future as an instructional designer or eLearning developer.