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
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
When building courses in Storyline, an important final step is publishing the course. Recently, after covering publishing in a Storyline training, we were asked this follow up question: “How do you keep a Storyline course from autostarting?” When hosting your course on a website, it may be challenging for your learners if the course begins as soon as the site is opened. We find this most common with courses placed on sites with multiple purposes, not just used to host the course. Due to the fact that the course is
I love the scrolling panel in Storyline…Is there a way to make it automatically scroll? This is a great question! We liked this question so much, in fact, that we’ve now added the solution to our workshop materials. Let’s jump right into how to build the auto-scrolling panel, and then we’ll look at some possible use cases. Building the Scrolling Panel 1. Insert a Scrolling Panel Tip: Keep in mind that the scrolling panel may cover your content, so you’ll want to make sure it’s out of the way.
While covering lightboxes in a recent Storyline 2 training session, someone commented, “I really like the way lightboxes look…how would I use them in my courses?” This question is always one of my favorites because it’s also one of my favorite Storyline features–lightboxes! Well, if you’ve been to one of our classes, you’ll know a common theme is “There’s never any one way to do something in Storyline.” The same goes for this feature. While there are numerous possibilities, let’s take a look at three common uses of lightboxes. 1.