Thursday, June 1, 2017

Enabling Instructional Designers - Using Raptivity for Rapid Storyboarding

In our last two blogs in the ‘Enabling Instructional Designers’ series, we discussed about using Raptivity as an instructional designing aid to visualize content and to improve communication with subject matter experts. Today, we will talk about a practice very close to any Instructional Designer’s heart – Storyboarding.

Storyboard is like the blueprint of an eLearning course. Instructional designers and course creators always intend to create a good storyboard for their courses since it is central to eLearning course development. But creating a detailed and clear storyboard can take a lot of time. Here is a quick tip on using Raptivity for rapid storyboarding.

An Instructional Designer can create storyboard layouts based on the Raptivity templates that s/he wants to use in the course. The Subject Matter Expert can then fill in the content in the storyboard. Post that, the storyboard again goes back to the instructional designer who may then fine-tune it and eventually, can copy the content from it and paste it in the Raptivity interaction templates. Definitely saves a lot of time for storyboarding as well as actual course creation!

Alternatively, each Raptivity template can be assigned a code or reference number. The instructional designer can just mention the relevant codes or reference numbers in the storyboard instead of adding any notes for the developer. This can help save a lot of storyboarding time.

Below is a diagrammatic representation of both the approaches for quick reference:


Approach 1



Approach 2


Interesting use case once again! Isn’t it? Did you know Raptivity could be such a handy tool for Instructional Designers? Have you ever used it this way? Share your thoughts through comments below.