Why use branching scenarios?

Use branching in scenarios to show the learner what can happen as a consequence of a decision or action. Often there are more than one right answers and what happens next is the important thing. 

Sometimes you might not want to tell the learner if they got something right until the end, or you might want to let them get so far before understanding the impact of their decision. 

You can also use branching for mico-interventions, taking the learner to some extra information to educate and information mid-scenario. 


What are branching scenarios?

Branching is giving the learner options and then showing them a different video, image, or action as a result of something they did. 

It’s important to respect the learner’s time, they may not need to see everything. You can branch in a scenario to only show the details if they don’t know something. 

The branches can join at later parts in the scenario or have their own endings. 


How do you create branching scenarios in ShowHow?

Starting with your learning objectives, design your scenario to show what happens when those objectives are achieved. Design branches to show the impact of not achieving those learning objectives and deliver a more memorable learning experience. 

It’s easy to create branching scenarios in ShowHow. Plan your module using the storyboard editor and this will give you a list of all the videos you will need to create the branches.   


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