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Articulate Storyline 3 and 360: Beyond the Essentials (2nd Edition)

Articulate Storyline 3 and 360: Beyond the Essentials (2nd Edition)

ISBN: 9781944607371

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Articulate Storyline 3 and 360: Beyond the Essentials (2nd Edition)

Teach yourself advanced Articulate Storyline 3 or 360 concepts In two days or less with this step-by-step workbook

If you read our “Articulate Storyline 3 & 360: The Essentials” book, then you already know how to plan eLearning projects, create Storyline projects from scratch, record screen actions, add interactivity, work with hotspots and triggers, add audio, work with variables, add quizzes, and publish content. 

So what else could there possibly be to learn about Storyline? Think custom themes and templates. Think motion paths. Think animations and states! Done thinking? We’re not… think sliders, dials, forced navigation, random quizzes, and video controls. 

During this step-by-step advanced workbook, you’ll also learn about adding accessibility and reporting to a Learning Management System.

This book features:

  • All of the Articulate Storyline projects, images, audio files, and other assets to get started (Just download the Storyline free 30-day trial software from the Articulate website and jump in!)
  • Dozens of step-by-step, hands-on activities
  • Confidence Checks to challenge your new skills
  • Hundreds of supporting screen shots

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Themes & Templates

A Theme is a collection of colors, fonts, objects, and master slides. They allow you to maintain a consistent look across slides, scenes, and projects. You can only use a single Theme in a project. However, you can apply custom design properties to master or individual slides throughout a project that supersede default Theme properties.

A Storyline template is a master file that allows you to create lessons that are consistent from project to project. Typical templates include such things as layouts, content areas, variables, animations, navigation, and more.

Advanced Animations/Motion Paths

Although it’s easy to add animations to an object that allow for simple movement, Motion Paths allow you to move slide objects from one location to another along complex paths. Unlike simple animations, you can apply multiple Motion Paths to an object. In addition, Motion Paths can be associated with Triggers to initiate an object’s motion along a path. Among other things, you’ll learn to create and edit a Motion Path, limit Motion Path activation, and add an Object Intersects event.


An important goal of any eLearning you create is to motivate your learners and make your eLearning fun. One way to engage and motivate your learners is to add game elements into your eLearning—known as gamification. During the activities in this module, you will create an interactive game that will engage your learners from the beginning to the end of the lesson.

Video Control and Sliders

You learned how to insert a video into a Storyline project in “Articulate Storyline: The Essentials.” But there’s more to video than simply inserting it and allowing it to automatically play. During the first part of this module, you will learn how to insert YouTube Videos (or videos from other video streaming services such as Vimeo), and how to control the playback of a video (including how to add cue points). Then you’ll learn how to add and control both sliders and dials (interactive objects that allow a Storyline developer to manipulate objects, control data, or affect object States).

Advanced Quizzing

In “Articulate Storyline: The Essentials,” you learned how to add a Drag and Drop Question slide to a project. During this module, you’ll enhance a Drag and Drop Question slide by editing the question properties so that learners receive instant feedback when answering a question.

During a quiz, it’s certainly possible that a learner can answer a question incorrectly. You’ll learn about remediation and how it allows the learner to jump to a different part of a lesson and retrieve relevant information about the question that they answered incorrectly.

And you’ll learn about creating a random quiz begins with Question Banks. By default, a Storyline project already contains a single, empty Question Bank. You can create as many banks as you need. The more Question Banks you have, and the more question slides you have in each bank, the more random your quiz can be.

Accessibility and Reporting

You can use Storyline to create eLearning lessons that are accessible to users who have visual, hearing, mobility, or other types of disabilities. You’ll make images accessible, and control visibility. Then you’ll learn about setting a Tab Order. Learners can select screen objects on a slide by either clicking the mouse or using the [tab] key on the keyboard. By default, the Tab Order is determined by the order by which you added objects to the slide. The first object added is the first object in the Tab Order. You can easily edit a slide’s Tab Order prior to publishing your project. Up next is Closed Captioning, which allows you to display a slide’s voiceover audio as text. Closed Captions, which are an expected component of a 508-compliant eLearning lesson, are not supported natively in Storyline. However, you can create them on your own using Triggers, States, Variables, and Layers. Finally, learn to create content that will report results to a Learning Management System and how to set up some reporting options and specify the Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) version standard, Aviation Industry Computer-Based Training Committee (AICC), Sharable Content Object (SCO), and the Manifest File.

Kevin Siegel is the founder and president of IconLogic, Inc. He has written hundreds of step-by-step computer training books on applications such as Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline, Adobe RoboHelp, Adobe Presenter, Adobe Technical Communication Suite, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe InDesign, Microsoft Office, Microsoft PowerPoint, QuarkXPress, and TechSmith Camtasia. Kevin spent five years in the U.S. Coast Guard as an award-winning photojournalist and has three decades experience as a print publisher, technical writer, instructional designer, and eLearning developer. He is a certified technical trainer, a veteran classroom instructor, and a frequent speaker at trade shows and conventions. Kevin holds multiple certifications from companies such as Adobe, CompTIA, and the International Council for Certified Online Training Professionals (ICCOTP) as a Certified Online Training Professional (COTP).

Kal Hadi is a Certified Technical Trainer (CTT) and Certified Online Training Professional (COTP) with more than 20 years of experience in computer graphics, imaging, and electronic publishing. Kal is a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology Electronic Publishing graduate program. He is also the author of many books and papers in graphics and web publishing including multiple books on Articulate Storyline.

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