What is a Reader?
The Reader is used as a way to introduce the user to the content they will encounter in that scene. It is meant to be a brief introduction to the topic with minimal learning objectives placed within it. Text and images are used to convey the overall message to the user. Keep in mind that the main learning is to follow in the interactive tasks, leaving the Reader to be a simple welcome for the user.
How does the Reader work?
The Reader follows a format of individual slides with text overlaid on a picture. The user clicks from slide to slide reading the text. It can be varied in slide length depending on the content needs. A progress bar at the bottom of the screen lets the user know how much they have completed of the Reader, and how much content is still left. Upon completion of the Reader, the user will earn a badge. Often the Reader is the first interactive a user must complete before being allowed to play other games.
How do I add content to a Reader?
The Reader is meant to be a quick introduction for the user to the content they will be covering in the scene. Content can be added by typing directly into the text box on the Gather Content screen, or you can copy and paste existing text into the text box.
Always remember to keep track of your character count. As you add more content in, you will see a small window on the bottom right of the text box keeping tract of how many characters you have used. Once you go over your allowed characters, the number will turn red. It is important to keep your text within the character count limit as it will affect how the text is displayed in the reader object. Too much text, and it will get cut off in the final Trajectory.