Back when Adobe Flash was still the go-to tool for building E-Learning content, the only limit to what you could create was your imagination. Today it can be a very different story as many organisations turn to rapid-build E-Learning software to fill the hole left by Flash.

The great thing is that with a little thought and a thorough understanding of the tools at your disposal it’s possible to bring some of your best ideas from Flash in to modern-day software, giving you content that can be deployed across desktop and mobile platforms.

Below are three of the interactions that we’ve rebuilt using Articulate Storyline 2.

1. Crossword

An old favourite of ours is the crossword interaction. Crosswords are a popular choice amongst our clients so it was important that we found a way to offer them an alternative outside of Flash.

We rebuilt this activity in Storyline 2 using a combination of triggers, layers and states and we’re really happy with the result. Click here to try our example. Storyline 2 outputs to both Flash and HTML5 formats ensuring that the crossword interaction works on desktop and mobile devices.

Articulate Storyline Crossword Game

2. Line Connector

The line connector activity was another popular interaction that we wanted to recreate using Storyline 2.

Articulate Storyline Line Connector Matching Game

Based on Storyline’s native Drag and Drop interaction we used a combination of triggers and states to achieve the desired result.

Articulate Storyline Triggers Pane

Articulate Storyline States Pane

As with the crossword, thanks to Storyline’s dual-output the line-connector interaction is compatible with desktop and mobile devices. Click here to try it out.

3. Hangman

The final interaction we’re going to look at in this post is Hangman.

Articulate Storyline Hangman Game

We used triggers and variables to manage the number of lives available and states were used to build the hanging man.

We think that this a simple but effective use of gamification that can stand alone or work as part of a broader E-Learning solution.

Click here to play Hangman on your desktop or mobile device.

If you’d like to discuss refreshing some of your old Flash E-Learning content and bringing it up to speed with today’s technology then get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.

Let us know what you think of our examples @4ptLtd.

David Tait 4pt Limited

David began his career in eLearning in 2000 after earning qualifications in Graphic, News and Infographic Design.

He is passionate about creating well-designed and purposeful eLearning solutions and is a current Articulate E-Learning Heroes Super Hero.