Recently, one of my students asked me about using a picture-in-picture video to create a narrated walk-through of a particular topic. She was curious as to whether she should use Replay or if she should use Storyline 2. It really depends on what kind of functionality you want your “tour” to have. After experimenting with several methods, the following should provide some good guidelines. Replay or Storyline 2? The big question to ask is whether you need the learner to see step-by-step slides or whether a simple video walk-through will
I love teaching Storyline to folks, and I love teaching every session. However, if I had to pick a session that would be my favorite to teach, it would be when we focus on quiz questions. In Storyline, they’re so easy to build! (Although, remember to take the time to craft well-written questions in the first place!) The standard, “out of the box” quiz options are amazing! You get great states (how the objects look) and layers (for question feedback). But it’s inevitable…a question we get asked in almost every
Markers may be the quickest and easiest way to add interactivity to a Storyline course. They function a lot like a “widget” with a set of predefined functions. Some of the benefits are: The Marker is pre-programmed with mouse-over and click functionality. You can select from over 200 built-in icons that are organized into 10 different categories. They work well on mobile devices. They meet accessibility standards. If you have not used Markers before, you may want to give them a try. They are very intuitive to use and add
At the end of the second day of Articulate Storyline 2 training, we cover Player Design and Publishing. At this point, we answer the question that is asked, without fail, in every training session: “How can I restrict the navigation of my course so the user can’t skip ahead?” Along with selecting the option to restrict navigation, though, there are a few related factors we need to consider. Let’s look at some tips you may find helpful when using restricted navigation. Restricting Navigation Why would we want to restrict navigation?
At the end of our Articulate Storyline Advanced Day of training, we teach a feature called Sliders. It’s such a great feature to end the day with because sliders are so slick and easy to use, and “out of the box” look absolutely beautiful! However, people usually want more, right? Quite often, we’re asked, “Can I change the thumb on the slider?” or better yet, “Can I change the thumb on the slider when it moves along the track?” In this blog entry, we’ll describe how to adjust the visuals on