E-learning designers often need to incorporate feedback windows into their course designs. Feedback windows are used in e-learning for several reasons, a few being: 1) to provide correct and incorrect feedback information, and 2) to share tips, hints, or additional information with the learners.
I’m sharing a few examples of feedback window “designs” that I created in Adobe Captivate 5.5. I started out with a basic slide with some information, and then I overlayed a rectangle shape with a 75% opacity over top of the entire slide to give the faded background effect.
I like using this “faded background” effect for feedback windows because it keeps a strong visual connection between the feedback and the content you’re providing the feedback for. Lately, I’ve also preferred using rounded rectangles instead of hard corners because I think it softens the overall look. One more thing: I like using “fun” fonts for headings, and simpler, sans-serif fonts for body text.