I was asked recently about creating branching scenarios for online learning, where students make choices and are guided to different screens based on their answers. One fairly simple option is to build the scenario in PowerPoint, publish it in iSpring (available at the CTE), and then share it with students in D2L. The result is an interactive learning activity that can take the form of a role play or even a multiple choice quiz.
Step 1: Create a map of your scenario on paper. Planning is key, here, to save time later. Below is a sample plan for a simple branching presentation:
- An introductory or title slide
- One slide with the scenario and the three answers
- One slide with the “Sorry” message
- One slide with the “That is correct” message
- One slide with the Perfect Policy Award
Step 4: Save the presentation and publish it in iSpring as an HTML5 file, and upload it to D2L. Click the presentation below to see the finished product using the methods outlined above.
CTE Staff are available to help with this process. Email Meg Elias at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our technology room in TLC 324 for assistance.