With Storyline 360’s ever-expanding collection of features and new updates year-round, we uncover a lot together in our hands-on Articulate 360 training, and it often begs the question: “What’s your favorite feature?”
There are so many facets of Storyline 360 to choose from that the answer to this question varies for each one of us at Yukon Learning. So, let’s take a journey and find out from our Storyline 360 trainers at Yukon Learning the answer to this month’s “as heard in training” question… What do we love most about Storyline 360?
Wow, this is a difficult thing to decide because I have so many favorite features! I love Lightboxes, Sliders, Review 360, Text-to-Speech, Team Slides, and all of it, but since you asked me for only one…I’d have to say that screen recording has to be one of my favorites.
For Storyline 360 screencasts to create all of the graphics and create written on-screen captions for each step in a system simulation is just mind blowing! On top of that, Storyline 360 screencasts create what feels like the real software environment and lets the learner practice in a safe place. It’s just amazing.
OK, I’m done… Sorry, I get excited on this topic.
Try out (some of) Stefanie’s other favorite features:
- Slider interactions
- Publishing Storyline 360 courses to Review 360
- Text-to-Speech narration
- Storyline 360 collaboration with Team Slides
Storyline 360 animations, particularly motion paths, are an effective way to produce more engaging e-Learning. The use cases, possibilities, and options for creating motion on-screen are endless.
I especially love using motion paths to trigger separate events. This allows the timing of the slide to assist me, all while allowing other design elements to take place!
Be sure to check out this recording from our Beyond the Conference webinar series where I walk through some super cool things that motion paths can do.
Learn more about motion with these helpful Articulate articles:
I’ve got to give props to Lightboxes!
It’s not just something I say in class…I really mean it when I say they’re one of my favorite features!
What’s not to like? Lightboxes are versatile; you can add a link in the Player to highlight a slide with crucial or helpful information, use them for remediation in quiz questions, and to display multimedia or web content. They are the perfect method for giving the learner access to optional information, not to mention a great way to focus the learner on certain content. Best of all, Lightboxes look sophisticated but are super easy to create!
Truly a developer’s dream.
If you removed its many other elements and the Media Library only allowed you to bulk import and insert audio tracks onto slides, it would still be the winner for my favorite Storyline 360 feature. (By the way, I wrote a blog post on how to do just that!)
Further, when developing accessible courses, I appreciate the Media Library even more, as you can quickly edit Storyline 360’s Closed Captioning for all audio tracks in one place and edit alternate text for all images there too.
Did I mention how Media Library helps me stay organized?
Those are all great!
I like the control that the Timeline gives me over my slide design.
Determining entrance and exit timing of items, using cue points, and easily moving items up and down in the Timeline to control object layering saves time and creates consistency.
Using the “eyeball” visibility selector and the lock feature to control items during the design phase is priceless. Plus, being able to control those “Base Layer Objects” from the Timeline of a layer is crucial!
Lastly, but should be firstly (If this were a Timeline, I could easily move this to the top…), using the Timeline to name important objects benefits everyone involved in the project.
Now it’s your turn! If you have a favorite you’d like to share, we are a curious bunch, so comment below and let us know… Maybe we have some favorites in common!