Engagement Beyond Clicking: Applying Instructional Design Principles to Tutorial Design

Poster Description: Come learn how a team of three designed engaging, accessible tutorials in Articulate Storyline 360. Planning materials based on the Dick and Carey model for instructional design and the ARCS model of motivation, an accessibility checklist, lessons learned, and time-saving tips for Articulate Storyline 360 will be shared.

Poster: View the poster in a new window. Use the settings in the bottom left-hand corner of the poster to toggle accessible text.

Presenter Name(s): Renae Watson, Colorado State University and Sadie Skeels, Colorado State University

Presenter Bio(s): Renae Watson is a liaison librarian at Colorado State University with an M.S.Ed. in Learning Design and Technology from Purdue University. Her interests include equity and social justice, information literacy, instructional design, and learning technologies. Pronouns: she/her/hers.

Sadie Skeels is a liaison librarian and branch library manager at Colorado State University. She works with students, faculty, and researchers in veterinary medicine, biomedical sciences, animal sciences, and equine studies. Pronouns: she/her/hers.

10 replies on “Engagement Beyond Clicking: Applying Instructional Design Principles to Tutorial Design”

I really enjoyed looking at your Storyline module and I thought it was well-designed. I was wondering why you decided to make it so you could click through without engaging. Is it different for the learners? You mention this took a while – I would imagine it took many many hours. Did you keep track of how long?

Hi Torrie,
Thanks for checking out our poster! We did keep engagement low for the “poster” side of things to reduce time spent for visitors, but you can see the Try It Out section to get a feel for our learners’ experience with our tutorials.
Regarding timing, we didn’t track by hours, but it did take some time. You can read more about it in our PRIMO Site of the Month interview at https://acrl.ala.org/IS/instruction-tools-resources-2/pedagogy/primo-peer-reviewed-instruction-materials-online/primo-site-of-the-month/primo-site-of-the-month-march-2021/ , but short version: we had some disruptions, but in estimating without disruptions while also performing our normal job functions, our approximate timeline was two months for planning, four to six months for development, and two to three months for final revisions and adding accessibility features.

Hello, fantastic tutorials! I was wondering if you used a specific tool to create the tutorials, such as LibWizard by Springshare?

Hi Jessica,
Thank you! While we have used LibWizard to create some tutorials, we used Articulate360 for the tutorials referenced in the poster (and to create the poster). We found that Articulate360 was much more robust design-wise and has the option to import existing PowerPoints as a base layer. Articulate360’s also includes interactive quiz/survey elements, character avatars, and an extensive photo library that makes the actual design process easier than LibWizard (in our experience).