How I Made This

Tuesday, April 19, 4:30p – 5:30p

Have you ever seen a cool widget, a short animation, or a learner interaction in a larger learning solution and thought, “How’d they do that?” Well, here’s your chance to get under the hood of projects and explore the creative techniques you can use to craft these experiences yourself!

Join us for Learning Solutions’ How I Made This—where our selection of experts step up to the workbench to show you exactly how you can create cool and impactful features and functions that will really fire up your next eLearning project. Join us the day before the main conference to walk through how to build amazing technical marvels and also ask the expert the questions you need answering to do it yourself.


How to Create a Virtual Studio with OBS Project

Nick Floro

You can use OBS Project, a free app for Mac and Windows, to turn your computer into a video production studio that allows you to present using a virtual camera in Zoom, Webex, or Teams, or you can record directly to a video file. Adding a green screen allows you to present in front of your content or anywhere on your screen, as well as switch angles or screens to create movie magic. You’ll also learn how to add additional hardware to take it to the next level to quickly switch, control, and create amazing content on a budget.

Travel to The Stars: Using AR to Enhance Learning

Betty Dannewitz & Destery Hildenbrand

One of the most dynamic use cases for Augmented Reality is to virtually transport learners from where they are to a completely different location. Why not head for the stars? This experience explores using AR with storytelling through interactive 3D objects and portals using 360 images.

How I Composite Green Screen Video

Mark Lassoff With a green screen, you can create videos that are endlessly engaging and that provide queues that help people learn. See how green screen video is composited with graphics during post-production to create broadcast-quality training video.

Luxury Land Yacht

Kevin Thorn

The 1972 Ford Thunderbird was advertised as a luxury land yacht stretching just under 19 feet long. With shag carpet, velour seats, an 8-track tape deck, and a big block Ford engine, you were cruisin’ in funkadelic style! The piece is exploring video and animation techniques such as rotoscoping. The trailer is limited to a couple of short scenes of rotoscoping but the full video (still in production) will have various video/animation techniques including ariel, 360-degree video, and stop-motion.

Pryor Meters

Diane Elkins

For soft skills simulations or other situations where there are “shades” of right and wrong and the effect builds cumulatively, we often use meters to show positive and negative impact of the learner’s choices. For example, when coaching an employee about poor performance, one choice might improve the situation a lot, another would help a little, a third might not make a difference, and a fourth may make the situation worse. After each question, the learner gets feedback and the meter moves up or down accordingly. In some cases, there might be two meters with seemingly conflicting goals. A certain decision by a manager might make productivity go up but morale go down. Again, the meters would move according to the learner’s choice. The interaction is built in Articulate Storyline using multiple-choice questions, per-option scoring, variables, and sliders.

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