LMS Software Simulation

AUDIENCE

Employees in a corporate setting who need to learn how to use TalentLMS for their job

RESPONSIBILITIES

Instructional Design, eLearning Development, Visual Design, Storyboard, Voice Over, Closed Captions, Transcript

TOOLS USED

Articulate Storyline 360, WellSaid Labs, Google Docs, Canva

The Problem

New or inexperienced employees lack the necessary knowledge and skills to use TalentLMS software effectively. This can result in decreased productivity and ineffective course development.

The Solution

This course provides a demo of a comprehensive training solution that includes both video and interactive tutorials, allowing learners to build their knowledge and skills at their own pace.

The video tutorial provides an introduction to the software’s features and functionality, while the interactive tutorial allows learners to practice and apply their knowledge in a realistic simulation.

This blended approach accommodates learners with different experience levels, ensuring that all employees can develop the necessary competencies to effectively use the software and achieve their project goals.

My Process

When planning this project, I recognized that I wouldn’t be able to showcase the full range of features available in Articulate Storyline 360. Therefore, my first step was to identify the specific features that I wanted to highlight. I spent time using the software and experimenting with various basic functions. As I did so, I took note of the screenshots I would need to take and the most efficient way to perform the action.

Text Based Storyboard

To ensure a smooth development process for this project, I recognized the importance of dedicating plenty of time to creating a comprehensive storyboard. When creating the storyboard, I focused on two key components.

First, I made sure that the correct voice-over files were matched with the corresponding transcript I’d written beneath it. This approach also streamlined the creation of closed captions and transcripts later on in the development process.

Secondly, I ensured that the screenshot files were listed accurately, particularly since multiple images were often used on each slide.

By prioritizing these elements in the storyboard, I was able to make the development process more efficient and produce a high-quality final product.

To create an immersive experience for users, I prioritized capturing crisp screenshots that accurately reflected the software. To achieve this, I ensured that my computer display was set to the same resolution as my slide size, resulting in high-quality visuals.

Visual Mockups

When animating the cursor icon in the video portion, I invested significant effort into ensuring a smooth motion path and precise synchronization with the mouse click sound effect.I also made sure to capture screenshots that depicted menu options being highlighted by the mouse, replicating the experience of hovering over them during actual use. This attention to detail ensured a realistic and accurate representation of the software’s functionality.

Takeaways

Developing this project required time, patience, and attention to detail. I enjoyed the opportunity to create a voice over, captions, and a transcript. I was able to refine my skills in areas such as motion paths, smooth transitions, and slide timing, ultimately producing a polished and engaging learning experience that I am proud to showcase.