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Storyboarding

For  Instruc+onal  Design  

Robert  Rector  
What is Storyboarding?
•  “Storyboards  are  visual  organizers,  typically  a  
series  of  illustra+ons  displayed  in  sequence  
for  the  purpose  of  pre-­‐visualizing  a  video,  
web-­‐based  training,  or  interac+ve  media  
sequence.”  
     
–  h"p://www.instruc/onaldesign.org/
storyboarding.html  
The Story of Storyboarding
•  Where  did  storyboards  come  from?  

•  Walt  Disney    
•  1930s  
•  By  the  late  1930s  every    
major  film  studio  was  using    
storyboards    
Media that Use Storyboards
•  Film  
•  Television  
•  Anima/on  
•  Fic/on  
•  Business  
•  Interac/ve  Media  
–  Web  Development  
–  SoLware  Design  
–  Instruc/onal  Design  and  Technology    
Use for Storyboards for
Instructional Design

•  “There  is  no  right  or  wrong  way  to  storyboard;  


developers  and  instruc+onal  designers  use  a  
variety  of  different  templates  and  methods.”  
–  Nicole  Legault  
•  h"p://flir/ngwelearning.wordpress.com/  
Anatomy of a Storyboard

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Instructional Design Storyboard
Examples!
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Slide 3

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Reasons to use Storyboards
–  Helps  a  Subject  MaGer  Expert  (SME)  fill  in  their  
expert  content.  
•  The  designer  can  then  rearrange  the  content  into  an  
effec+ve  sequence  
–  Can  be  given  to  a  developer  who  will  use  it  as  a  
blueprint  to  develop  the  final  product  
–  Assists  instruc+onal  designer  in  sequencing  the  
instruc+on  
Possible Elements to Include
in a Storyboard
•  Naviga+on  
–  GUI  (Graphical  User  Interface)  
–  Includes  the  buGons  needed  to  navigate  through  the  program  
•  Course  Contents  
–  Must  have  a  frame  with  a  sample  of  the  Table  of  Contents,  
outline  and  map  
•  Quizzes/Tes+ng  
•  Audio  Scrip+ng  
•  Learning  Objec+ves  
•  Module  Name  
Storyboard Design Guidelines
–  Make  sure  that  the  media  used  supports  the  
learning  objec+ves  
–  Cogni+ve  load  theory  
•  For  interac+ve  media,  try  to  minimize  text  and  images  
occurring  at  the  same  +me  
–  Make  sure  that  quizzes  and  tes+ng  are  aligned  
with  learning  objec+ves  
•  Ensure  that  they  will  provide  valid  evidence  of  
understanding  
Tools to Create Storyboards
•  MicrosoL  Word  
–  Widely  available  and  understood  soLware  
–  Not  easy  to  rearrange  content  
•  PowerPoint  
–  The  most  popular  
•  Widely  known  and  understood  
•  Widely  available  
•  Slide  Sorter  View  makes  it  easy  to  rearrange  frames  
 
E-Learning Authoring Tools
that Benefit from
Storyboards
•  Lectora  Snap  
–  A  PowerPoint  Add-­‐On    
–  hGp://lectora.com/  
•  Ar+culate  Storyline  
–  hGp://www.ar+culate.com/products/storyline-­‐
overview.php    
•  Adobe  Cap+vate  
–  hGp://www.adobe.com/products/cap+vate.html  
E-Learning Authoring Tools
that Benefit from
Storyboards

•  Celtx  
–  Screenwri+ng  and  storyboarding  so\ware  
–  Free!  
–  www.celtx.com  

 
 
 
Celtx Storyboarding
Sample Word Storyboard
Template  

•  The  following    two  slides  show  what  a  Microso\  


Word  storyboard  template  looks  like.    
–  Courtesy  of  Connie  Malamed  
•  hGp://theelearningcoach.com  
•  (PowerPoint  is  recommended  over  Word,  
because  it  is  easier  to  rearrange  the  sequence  of  
your  content.)  
Sample PowerPoint
Storyboard Template

–  The  following  slide  is  a  free  template  that  you  can  


use  to  create  your  own  storyboard.  
•  Courtesy  of  Jeffrey  Goldman  of  MinuteBio    
•  hGp://theelearningcoach.com/  
Project  name:
Screen  ID:
Screen        of  
Date:          /    /  

Naviga5on  info

Media  informa5on

Notes:

PowerPoint Slide Sorter View

•  It  is  easy  to  rearrange  storyboard  


slides/frames  in  Slide  Sorter  View  –  
a  major  advantage  of  PowerPoint  
Example of Captivate Project  
•  Following  is  an  Adobe  Cap+vate  e-­‐Learning  
project  that  I  created.  
•  Cap+vate  allows  you  to  import  PowerPoint  
slides,  like  many  e-­‐Learning  authoring  tools.  
•  I  wish  that  I  had  known  more  about  
storyboarding  when  I  made  this.  
•  (Nerdy,  over-­‐the-­‐top  narra+on  intended!)  
Captivate Project – Robert
Rector  
•  hGp://robert-­‐rector.com/projects.html  

•  This  is  my  pordolio  of  Instruc+onal  Tech  projects.    


–  Go  to  the  Open  Office  Impress  project.  
•  You  don’t  have  to  watch  the  whole  video,  but  
think  about  how  storyboarding  makes  e-­‐Learning  
authoring  easier.  (Again,  I  wish  I  had  known  
more!)  
•  In  par+cular,  think  about  branching  points,  and  
how  storyboarding  can  help  the  designer  
organize  them  more  effec+vely.  
Now it Is Time to Create Our
Own Storyboard  
•  Using  the  PowerPoint  storyboard  template  in  
the  previous  slide,  let’s  create  our  own  
storyboard!  
•  Download  the  template  here.  
–  It  is  the  third  one  –  “Visual  Storyboard  2”.  
•  Think  about  a  learning  outcome  that  you  think  
would  be  achieved  with  e-­‐Learning,  and  
create  a  few  storyboard  frames!  
•  Be  crea+ve  and  enjoy!  
Thank you for coming to the
workshop, and enjoy your
storyboarding!!!