Frequently, I chat with course designers who use number variables in their courses for things like showing learners the number of objects they’ve found, limiting quiz retries, creating a 401(k) calculator, and simple calculations like adding variables. Many of them ask: “Mike, how do I take my number variable game to the next level?” Well, take a look at this interaction:
Looks like a simple calculation, right? But to make it work, you’ll need to tap into some higher-order skills with Articulate Storyline. In the following video, I’ll show you the really awesome technique that makes the interaction possible. It’s called setting (or passing) variables. It’s a solid baseline technique that you can build upon when you want to create something like a running calculation or a freelance rate calculator.
Nervous? Don’t be. Even if you’re new to Storyline you’ll master this in no time.
This first video is designed for a beginner to intermediate Storyline user, and tells a little more about the concepts behind the technique.
If you’re already an advanced Storyline user and don’t need any conceptual info, here’s a short version of the vid that gets right down to it.
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