Articulate Storyline Beginner Training (Live Online)

Articulate Storyline is an eLearning rapid development authoring tool that’s simple enough for beginners, but powerful enough for experts. Storyline allows you to create interactive, professional-looking eLearning courses that can be published to web servers and SCORM-compliant Learning Management Systems.
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Articulate Storyline Beginner Training

Articulate Storyline is an eLearning rapid development authoring tool that’s simple enough for beginners, but powerful enough for experts. Storyline allows you to create interactive, professional-looking eLearning courses that can be published to web servers and SCORM-compliant Learning Management Systems. 

This hands-on, instructor-led, and project-based workshop focuses on teaching attendees the most important and essentials features of Storyline. As developers and the workbook authors, we understand the areas that matter the most to any new users, and we'll get you there in just 2-days. 

Topics discussed include the Storyline interface and windows, workflow discussions, project setup, adding content and interactivity, states, layers, triggers and conditions, variables, creating assessments, publishing, best practices, and more.

The audience for this course is a beginner Storyline users who need to understand the essential features of the application or existing users that need to improve their skills or gain a better understanding of the Storyline workflow.

Note: While not a requirement, some students find it helpful to attend this class using two computer monitors. This will allow for one screen to always display the instructor's screen, and the other for you to use as you follow along with the instructor.

Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)

You are eligible to receive CEUs for completing this course. Learn more about CEUs here.

Where is this class held? 

This is a live, online class led by an experienced eLearning developer. Just like an in-person class, it is fully interactive and engaging. The difference between an online and an onsite class? No travel! You can participate from anywhere in the world with an Internet connection. Many of our students choose to stay home from work on these training days, some never even changing out of their slippers! Students are able to speak with and hear from the instructor and other participants throughout the course as they work in real-time to complete activities.

Need something a little more personal?

We understand your team might have specific training needs and we would love to work with you. We offer both online and on-site instructor-led, fully customizable courses tailored to your Articulate Storyline training needs. 

Email us so we can discuss your needs and set up your custom training »

Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding the Storyline Interface
  • Working with Scenes and Slides
  • Importing PowerPoint Content
  • Using the Content Library
  • Working with the Timeline
  • Inserting interactive Objects
  • Working with States
  • Working with Layers
  • Working with Triggers and Conditions
  • Understanding and Working with Variables
  • Importing, Recording, and Editing Audio
  • Importing and Working with Videos
  • Creating Quizzes
  • Publishing 

Exploring Storyline

In this module, you’ll begin to learn the Storyline interface and views. You’ll open an existing project and explore the Storyline interface.

  • Planning your Storyline Project
  • The Articulate Storyline User Interface
  • Storyline Views
  • Triggers Window
  • Slide Properties
  • Layers Window
  • Timeline Window
  • States Window
  • Organizing the Storyline Workspace

Creating New Projects

You’ll begin the process of creating a new Storyline project. You’ll create a project from scratch, add scenes and slides, apply masters, and import content from Microsoft PowerPoint.

  • Modify the Slide Size and Aspect Ratios
  • Set up Scenes
  • Work with Slide master View
  • Apply Themes
  • Modify Master Slides
  • Update Color Schemes
  • Modify Font Families

Adding Content

You’ll learn how to import from PowerPoint and add common slide elements such as text, images, characters, and captions. You’ll also learn how to insert assets from the Articulate 360 Content Library.

  • Import a PowerPoint Presentation
  • Adding Text, Shapes, Images
  • Add Assets From the Content Library
  • Formatting Text


You’ll learn how to engage your learner by adding buttons and hotspots. You’ll learn to control the appearance of the buttons, and about the power of triggers.

  • Create Buttons
  • Add Triggers
  • Edit Triggers
  • Work with hotspots
  • Change slide properties 

Working with States, Layers, and Variables

You’ll learn to manage and modify object states, harness the power of related content with Layers, and understand the significance of variables

  • Edit Button States
  • Create Layers
  • Make Layers interactive
  • Use a Data Entry input field
  • Understand and manage variables
  • Add conditions to triggers     

Tables and Number Variables

Learn to use and insert and format a table and use number variables for calculations.

  • Insert a Table
  • Create a number variable
  • Add triggers to adjust variables 

Audio, Animations, and Video

Learn how to add media to your slides, including different source audio and video. Learn how to animate objects with motion paths.

  • Insert slide audio
  • Use Text to Speech
  • Recording audio
  • Understanding and triggering motion paths
  • Inserting videos
  • Embedding external videos


Storyline includes a nice array of assessments slides including Multiple Choice, True/False, Matching, Fill-in-the-blank, Pick One or Many, and free forms Drag and Drop. During this module, you’ll get a chance to add a quiz in this module.

  • Understand Quiz and Survey Slides Workflow
  • Add Graded Question Slides
  • Add Free Form Question Slides
  • Customize Question Slides
  • Add Results Slide 


You’ll also learn how to brand and customize the player as well as publishing your finished eLearning project for the broadest possible audience.

  • Customize Player properties
  • Learn the Various Publishing Options
  • Output to Web
  • Publish for Review
  • Output to an LMS

Note: The lessons outlined above comprise activities typically covered in a class of this skill level. The instructor may, at the instructor's discretion, alter the lesson plan to meet the needs of the class.