Articulate’s E-Learning Heroes site has challenged Instructional Designers to share their ideas for using tooltips, hyperlinks, and explorable explanations in E-Learning. This is my contribution:
A while back I developed a new hire orientation course that included important information each new employee would need to understand about their new company, including what was expected of them. I used tooltips in two different ways within the course.
- I created a visual, or graphic, menu with hyperlinks to sections of company information. My goal was to make the course immediately more appealing and engaging than a simple menu list. I placed tooltips on images in the menu with a brief explanation of what would be found in that section.
- On a list of “value practices” I used tooltips to show the details of each value listed.
Please comment and let me know what you think about this example or what might make it even better!