I’m chuffed once again to have my work featured as an eLearning “example” on Articulate’s E-Learning Heroes site.

As a result of the mention, I’ve had a few requests and questions about my To-do list, so here are some answers.

There’s also a link to download the source file below.

The challenge

The challenge was to create a progress meter, and as usual, I had a list of stuff to do around the house, so I used that as my starting point.

Question: Did you create all the graphics yourself?

I created some of them – either in SL or in Photoshop, and I manipulated some in Ps as well.

I’ve used shapes instead of pre-made graphics to make clipboards for years primarily because I like to animate them, sometimes by ‘tearing off’ a sheet, adding a sheet under the clip or stacking them. So the clipboard and paper are just that, created using shapes in SL.

I used Ps to create the picture hooks and the plate for the fire extinguisher, and to ‘break’ the chair and the bike.

The rest of the images, the background, tools and toolbox, etc., are all from the awesome Articulate Content Library.

Question: How did you fill the toolbox?

The toolbox ‘correct’ states were also done in Photoshop. I simply placed them on top of the toolbox and erased what overlapped.

Just a note that this is one aspect that seems to be a bit flaky in the published version – sometimes the first click on the toolbox to continue doesn’t work. A hotspot over top would fix it, but it’s a bit of a bug in the system I think.


For sure. I love sharing ideas and tips and such. I just ask that if you are using it holus-bolus (as is, with the same ‘story’, that you CC BY Jennifer Clarke.

If you’re downloading it to use what’s under the hood – triggers, etc., go for it and have fun creating your own checklist!

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