This widget provides a non-LMS option to save data entered by the learner or generated in the learning course. You can access the learning records from the Stencil portal as well as pull data back into the course if needed. The widget supports 3 types of fields: Text, Numeric, and Boolean. You will first set up a table for your records, and will then use triggers in Articulate Storyline or actions in Adobe Captivate to pass the data from the course to the cloud.
Marla is an instructional designer building a compliance elearning course. She wants to know whether the learners click on the optional “Learn More” button on one of the slides, and how this action correlates with the final quiz scores.
Marla sets up a table with two fields:
“Clicked” – a Boolean field that will indicate whether the learner clicked on the button, and,
“Score” – a numeric field that will store the learner’s final score.
She then adds a trigger in Storyline to set the value of “Clicked” to True whenever the button is clicked. She also adds a trigger to set the value of “Score” to the number of points the learner scored in the quiz.
Marla deploys her course, and as learners complete it, she keeps an eye on the records populating in the data table to find out whether clicking the button results in higher quiz scores.
Ideas for using a data cloud widget in elearning
Save the learner’s score without using a learning management system
Keep track of learner’s progress in the course
Save the responses a learner provides in knowledge checks
Store a list of learner’s actions taken within the course
Monitor how the course is being utilized by the learners
Supported authoring tools
Cost to use the data cloud widget in Articulate Storyline or Adobe Captivate
Reading/writing: 100 free credits each month, $1 per 1,000 API calls after that.
Data storage: 1,000 entries (single field in a single row) per calendar month free, $1 per 5,000 stored entries afterwards.