Storyline makes it easy to create a custom state for any object on your slide. There may be a time where you’d like to use animation instead of a static state change. One question we received recently was, “Can I create an animated Selected state?” The short answer is “Yes,” …so let’s take a look at how you can do it! Add the Selected State To add and/or edit the Selected state of an object, select the item and open the States tab below the slide. Click Edit States and the “New” icon
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 360 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
The questions we address here on The Articulate Trainer originate with questions that our students ask during our hands-on Articulate training. Some are unique, while others are more commonplace. When discussing the Player, one question we are frequently asked is whether or not it’s possible to leverage the simplicity of an e-Reader glossary feature. As usual, there are many ways to make something like this happen. Let’s take a look at one possible solution. Building Your Slides The first step is to build your slide just as you normally would.