How to Add & Use Scenario Blocks

 

Add scenario blocks to make your courses more interactive for learners by allowing them to engage in role-playing exercises. These blocks allow you to design branched scenarios effortlessly using a variety of stock characters. You must input the dialogue, responses, and feedback to bring your scenario to life.

 

Here’s a preview of a scenario-based learning created in ProProfs Training Maker:

 

Scenario Preview

 

Benefits of using scenario blocks in your training courses:

 

  • Interactive Learning: They offer an engaging, interactive learning experience.
  • Engagement: They make learning more enjoyable by using storytelling.
  • Real-world Application: They simulate real-life situations, enhancing problem-solving skills.

 

This article covers the following:

 

1. Insert a Scenario Block
2. Create Scenes
3. Create Content and Add Branching
4. End Your Scenario
 

Insert a Scenario Block

 

1. Open an existing course or create a new one in your ProProfs Training Maker account.

 

2. Click the Add Sections icon (+) on a course page. The All Blocks slider will open.

 

Click the Add Section icon on a course page

 

3. Select Scenario and choose the template from the following slide.

 

Select Scenario

 

4. Hover to the section edge and click Edit to begin with the creation part. Scenarios include scenes made up of content. It can be sequential or branched based on conditions. Content can be informational texts or dialogues.

 

Click Edit to design your scenario

 

Create Scenes

 

You can add scenes and choose characters and backgrounds on the scenario settings page.

 

1. Choose a scene to edit from the left panel. 

 

2. You can modify the scene title. Click the text field and update the name. It is for internal reference and won’t be visible to learners.

 

3. Click Choose Character to change the character and Change Background to select a background. 

 

Create/Edit Scene

 

You can choose a character from our stock images to best represent your scenario. 

 

Choose a character

 

For the background, you can choose from our library or search for a background image on Google or Pexels. Additionally, you can upload your own background image. 

 

Choose background for your scene

 

Once done, click Save.

 

4. Click Add Scene at the bottom of the left panel to add more scenes. You can reorder, duplicate, or delete a scene as well. Hover over the scene title bar on the navigation pane and click the three vertical dots to view options.

 

Add a scene, create its duplicate or delete it. Reorder scenes

 

Create Content and Add Branching

 

Add content to your scenes, such as informative texts or dialogues, to create a path for learners through scenarios.

 

1. The scenario settings page has a scene by default. Click the title to open a content block. 

 

2. Here you can do the following:

Select the content type: Text or Dialogue

 

2.1 Editing Text Content

 

Text content is presented as a single statement, making it ideal for introducing or concluding scenarios.

 

  • Edit the scenario title.
  • Check/uncheck the Hide Character box to hide/show the character you chose
  • Select the character’s mood from the dropdown
  • Add your text of up to 200 characters to the given field.
  • Select the branching option in the Go To menu. 

 

Edit Text content

 

You can save your changes and preview them.

 

2.2 Editing Dialogue Content

 

Dialogue content in a learning scenario simulates a conversation with the learner. The character presents choices, and the learner’s responses dictate their progress.

 

  • Enter a statement or question for learners of about 200 characters.
  • Select the mood of the character.
  • Add a correct response of up to 150 characters, select the appropriate emotion to show, and add feedback for learners to let them know they are right.
  • Select the branching option in the Go To menu. Plan what the learner sees when they choose a response. By default, the flow will move to the next piece of content in the scene (if there is content following). However, you can create a branch to other scenes by linking a response to a different content or scene.
  • Next, add an incorrect response and repeat the above steps for it. At the end, select the Try Again radio button to replay the scenario for learners.
  • You can delete a response using the delete icon.

 

Edit Dialogue Content

 

Ending Scenario

 

You can end your scenario with text or dialogue content. Select End Scenario from the Go To menu.

 

End Scenario

 

Once you’ve set up the scenario, you can preview it by clicking the Preview button on the top right. 


Preview your scenario

 

Here's what the preview will look like:

 

Scenario Preview

 

And that’s it! If you encounter any issues or have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to our support team. 

 

 

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