After upgrading to SL2 late last year and working through work-related courses, I hadn’t yet had the opportunity to test out the new interactive sliders feature. While reading an eLearning Guild research e-book on writing assessments, their illustrations on Bloom's Taxonomy captivated me and gave me an idea.
The biggest issue ended up being the triangle on the very top of the triangle—it simply didn’t match with the deconstructed triangle. After much time, I finally realized I could create a right triangle shape and build each individual piece to match that angle and proportion; MUCH easier.
I set up the slider to show each layer when the slider was moved and the result turned into what I think to be a fairly elegant triangle with a lovely slider feature. I adapted the text from the eLearning Guild e-book to the slides (and of course gave them credit). Recently on my own skill development quest, I’ve also been focusing on using slide masters and placeholders more.
I built one version of the individual taxonomy levels in the slide master layout. Once I was happy with the layout (after several tries), I copy/pasted the layout and changed the background color to match each corresponding triangle level.
Originally, I wanted to include a knowledge check where the learner would put the levels in order, but I simply ran out of time.
One additional trick that I taught myself turned out to be a pretty big one. With the discontinuation of google drive’s hosting functionality, I bit the bullet and signed up for Amazon S3 and downloaded Cloudberry Explorer. See these two articles for additional information and assistance on why Amazon S3 and Cloudberry Explorer, as well as an older how to use Cloudberry Explorer to transfer files over to Amazon S3 blog post.