Introduction to Articulate Storyline

Duration: 2 Days


This course introduces the features of Articulate Storyline. Through hands-on exercises it covers the typical work-flow and techniques to create great e-learning content. The technologies are discussed to help decide between Flash and HTML5 publishing.


None other than knowlege of Windows and a desire to create training course modules using PowerPoint and Articulate.

Course includes

A comprehensive set of reference notes covering course topics, follow-up telephone support and, for training on Transmedia premises, lunch and refreshments.

Course outline

Creating a Story

  • Launching Storyline
  • Creating a new story
  • Storyline interface: Story View and
  • Normal Slide View
  • Creating a story based on a template
  • Importing content from PowerPoint
  • Importing Articulate Quizmaker and Engage content

Adding Content into your Story

  • Working with the Timeline
  • Controlling the appearance of objects
  • Grouping objects
  • Working with text and scrolling panels
  • Slide notes
  • Inserting a screen-shot
  • Organising slides in Story View
  • Customising slide design with Slide Masters
  • Design themes and backgrounds
  • Adding animations and transitions
  • Previewing

Adding Interactivity

  • Using states and triggers
  • Adding hyperlinks and buttons
  • Storyline characters and character states
  • Character speech bubbles
  • Recording and importing audio
  • Editing an audio track
  • Synchronising objects and narration with cue points

Extending Slide Content

  • About layers
  • Adding, adjusting and ordering layers
  • Editing layer properties
  • Ensuring consistency with master layouts
  • Displaying and hiding a layer
  • Hotspots, markers and button sets
  • Using a Lightbox

Using Variables

  • Storyline variables
  • Creating and using variables
  • Inserting a Data Entry box
  • Setting up variables and tracking progress

Creating Learning Paths

  • Principles of branching
  • Customising slide navigation

Testing Learner Knowledge

  • Creating, editing, and customising questions
  • Configuring graded or survey questions
  • Question feedback
  • Scoring, results, and review
  • Freeform question types
  • Adding shortcut keys

Using Visual Media in a Story

  • Supported media types
  • Inserting video to a story
  • Adding web content to a story
  • Recording a screen

Publishing your Story

  • Customising the Player
  • Features, menu, resources and glossary
  • Colours and effects
  • Publishing to the web
  • Publishing with tracking
  • Working with HTML 5 output

Development Best Practices

  • Re-using existing assets
  • Importing external content
  • Question Banks
  • Interaction templates

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