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Articulate Storyline 360: The Essentials (2nd Edition)

Articulate Storyline 360: The Essentials (2nd Edition)

ISBN: 9781944607616

ISBN: 9781944607616

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Articulate Storyline 360: The Essentials Workbook (2nd Edition)

Get a Jump Start on Learning the Essential Articulate Storyline 360 Skills with this Beginner, Hands-On Workbook

Articulate Storyline is one of the best eLearning development tools in the world. This step-by-step, project-based workbook will have you creating interactive eLearning projects in Storyline as little as two days. 

There are tons of hands-on, guided activities supported by a mountain of screen shots. As you learn Storyline through the activities, there are challenge exercises (Confidence Checks) that will put your new-found Storyline skills into practice.

You’ll learn how to create Storyline projects from scratch, how to work with scenes and slides, how to add text, images, characters, shapes, and videos. 

There are lessons that will teach you how to add interactivity to your project via buttons, triggers, text entry areas, layers, and hotspots. 

And you'll learn how to engage your learners with quizzes, and how to publish your eLearning projects for the widest possible audience.

Note: This book has been totally overhauled and reimagined. It is very different from the first edition of this book which covered both Storyline 3 and 360. This version of the book includes all new project assets, lessons, and focuses entirely on Storyline 360. If you’re using Storyline 3, you should purchase our Storyline 3 & 360 workbooks

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    During this first section, you’ll receive a quick primer on the fantastic, and ever-expanding, world of eLearning. You’ll be introduced to some best practices when planning your projects, budgeting suggestions, and you’ll learn about the development process. Along the way you’ll pick up some awesome design tips from effective slide layouts to fonts to scripting to storyboarding.

    In This Module, You Will Learn About:

    • Planning eLearning Projects
    • Budgeting eLearning Projects
    • eLearning Development Phases
    • eLearning Development Process
    • Designing Storyline Slides
    • Fonts and Learning
    • Scripts
    • Storyboarding for Soft Skills

    Module 1: Exploring Storyline

    During this module you’ll begin to put Storyline through its paces. You’ll open an existing project and explore the Storyline interface.

    In This Module, You Will Learn To:

    • Explore a Finished Storyline Project
    • Explore Slides and Panels
    • Zoom and Magnify
    • Explore Panels (Windows)
    • Preview the Entire Project

    Module 2: Creating Projects

    You’ll begin the process of creating an eLearning project that, when finished, will allow learners to lower their credit score. You’ll create a project from scratch, add slides, apply masters, and import content from Microsoft PowerPoint.

    In This Module, You Will Learn To:

    • Create a New Project
    • Apply a Theme
    • Apply a Content Master Slide
    • Insert New Slides
    • Create a New Content Master Slide
    • Apply a Different Master Slide Layout to a Slide

    Module 3: Add Content

    Content is truly king. You’ll add such common slide elements as text, images, characters, and captions. You’ll also learn how to create and format shapes and work with a bulleted list.

    In This Module, You Will Learn To:

    • Import Content from Microsoft PowerPoint
    • Insert Images
    • Create and Format a Text Box
    • Format a Bulleted List
    • Edit an Image
    • Insert a Caption

    Module 4: Buttons, Triggers, and Hotspots

    You’ll learn how to engage your learner by not only adding buttons, but control what happens when the learner interacts with the button. You’ll learn about Player controls, how to make slides advance, and how to add interactive hotspots.

    In This Module, You Will Learn To:

    • Add Button to a Slide
    • Add a Trigger to a Button
    • Use an Image as a Button
    • Edit a Trigger
    • Remove Default Player Buttons
    • Make a Slide Advance Automatically
    • Insert a Hotspot

    Module 5: States, Layers, and Variables

    You can control how an interactive object looks before it’s, clicked, when it’s clicked, and how it looks once clicked. During this module you’ll learn about layers, variables, and how to set up conditional triggers allowing you to customize the eLearning experience for every user.

    In This Module, You Will Learn To: 

    • Change Button States
    • Create Layers
    • Create a Trigger to Show a Layer
    • Insert a Text Entry Field
    • Manage a Variable
    • Reference a Variable
    • Add a Condition to a Button

    Module 6: Tables and Number Variables

    You’ll learn how to insert a table, format it, and then add content that actually calculates data. (Yes, Storyline can do math for you.)

    In This Module, You Will Learn To:

    • Insert a Table
    • Create Variables that Calculate
    • Adjust a Variable with a Trigger

    Module 7: Audio, Animation, and Video

    Research has shown that adding voiceover audio to an eLearning project greatly enhances the learner experience. You’ll learn how to import, record, and edit audio. You’ll also learn how to animate Storyline slides, and how to insert videos.

    In This Module, You Will Learn To:

    • Insert Audio
    • Use Text-to-Speech to Create Audio
    • Edit Audio
    • Replace Audio
    • Record Voiceover Audio
    • Animate an Object
    • Animate Text
    • Animate an Image
    • Create an Animation Completes Trigger
    • Create a Simple Motion Path
    • Insert a Video onto a Slide
    • Embed an External Video

    Module 8: Quizzes

    Storyline includes a wonderful array of Quiz Slides including Multiple Choice, True/False, Matching, Fill-in-the-blank, Pick One or Many, and even Drag and Drop. During this module, you’ll get a chance to add a quiz and a few questions.

    In This Module, You Will Learn To:

    • Insert a Multiple Choice Slide
    • Insert a Matching Drag-and-Drop Slide
    • Insert a Freeform Drag and Drop Quiz Slide
    • Insert a Quiz Result Slide

    Module 9: Publishing

    You’ll learn how to edit the Player properties, use the Media Library, and how publish your finished eLearning project for the widest possible audience.

    In This Module, You Will Learn To:

    • Edit Player Properties
    • Customize Slide Player Features
    • Enable the Seekbar for a Single Slide
    • Use the Media Library to Replace an Image
    • Publish Course Content

    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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