Easy structure to follow when creating a scenario from the Rapid Elearning Blog: http://www.articulate.com/rapid-elearning/build-branched-e-learning-scenarios-in-three-simple-steps/
The Three C’s of Scenario-Building
I like to keep things simple. So I use what I call, the “3C” model. Each scenario consists of a challenge, some choices, and then consequences of those choices. That’s basically it.
When I build out my scenarios, sometimes I’ll use one branch to let the learners test their understanding. I don’t score it or anything like that. I just want to give the learner a way to test what they know. Other times, I’ll use the branch to sort the learner. If they get it, they move on. If not, I can send them down a path to get additional info. With interactive branching you can also convert a linear elearning course into more of a story-like course that both engages the learner and lets them interact with the content.
I start by creating a generic 3C model where I provide a challenge, choices, and consequences. Then when I want a scenario, I drop in a 3C. If I want to continue the scenario, I drop in another 3C. So I can make my branch as simple or complex as I want it to be. Once I have the infrastructure built, I swap out the placeholder content with my real course content and I’m done.
The image below represents the structure for a generic three-choice branch. This is what I pre-build. I also pre-build two-choice and four-choice branches. Then when I need them, all I have to do is insert them into the course.
Some ideas for scenario layouts. I like the second example:
The image below shows three different scenario looks. There’s the placeholder look that you’d create, and an example of how it might look with real content.