Articulate Storyline: Tabs interaction to chunk the content


Tabs interactions are one of the most common interactions in e-learning. They’re super flexible and come in all shapes, sizes, and designs.

For e-learning designers, tabs make it easy to break down and group related content into smaller, more meaningful sections. Using tabs to reveal each section helps learners remain focused in the moment without jumping out to new slides or scenes.

And for course designers new to e-learning or just getting started with Articulate Storyline 360, tabs interactions are a fantastic way to learn Storyline’s core building blocks: slides, states, layers, and triggers.

There are two types of tabs

Basic Tabs

If you’re just getting started with Storyline, try to focus on the alignment and positioning of slide objects before adding the interactivity with triggers and layers. Work with the shape tools, formatting options, and alignment tools. Don’t worry about making your tabs look good. Instead, focus on Storyline’s workflow of adding states, layers, and triggers.

Advanced Tabs

For those of you with Storyline experience, try working with conditions to make something happen after a specified number of tabs were clicked. Can you reveal a hidden or disabled button after all tabs are visited? Can you make something happen when the timeline of a slide layer reaches a cue point or the end? What can you do with the layer properties options to affect how the tabs interaction functions?

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