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Articulate Storyline Essentials

Book Description

Discover Articulate Storyline's ability to enhance your e-learning by allowing you to create engaging and interactive stories

In Detail

Storyline is a powerful e-learning authoring tool that allows you to take your creativity to the next level and easily author your own stories. It helps you to leverage built-in development functions to quickly create interactive and engaging e-learning experiences.

This book will walk you through the life cycle of a story, from creating a new story up to publishing and sharing your story.

You will be taken on a tour of how to effectively enhance your story, including how to add images and audio, how to add triggers and assessment items. You finally round off by learning how to customize the player to suit your purposes.

What You Will Learn

  • Build a new story and familiarize yourself with the user-friendly Storyline interface

  • Discover how to let your content do the talking with the help of text, images, and characters

  • Improve the quality of your story using buttons, markers, and hyperlinks

  • Create enhanced interactivity by using elements such as triggers, states, and hotspots

  • Assess your learners using built-in question types or custom freeform questions

  • Preview your story and modify the player settings to create a customized learning experience

  • Share your story by exploring the publishing options that are available and choose the option that works best for you

  • Downloading the example code for this book. You can download the example code files for all Packt books you have purchased from your account at If you purchased this book elsewhere, you can visit and register to have the files e-mailed directly to you.

    Table of Contents

    1. Articulate Storyline Essentials
      1. Table of Contents
      2. Articulate Storyline Essentials
      3. Credits
      4. About the Author
      5. About the Reviewers
        1. Support files, eBooks, discount offers, and more
          1. Why subscribe?
          2. Free access for Packt account holders
      7. Preface
        1. What this book covers
        2. What you need for this book
        3. Who this book is for
        4. Conventions
        5. Reader feedback
        6. Customer support
          1. Downloading the color images of this book
          2. Errata
          3. Piracy
          4. Questions
      8. 1. Building Your Story
        1. Introducing Articulate Storyline 2
        2. Getting started with Articulate Storyline
        3. Adding new scenes and slides
        4. Working from a template
        5. Importing content
          1. Importing from PowerPoint
          2. Importing from Quizmaker
          3. Importing from Storyline
          4. Importing from Articulate Engage
        6. Saving your story
        7. Summary
      9. 2. Using Content to Tell Your Story
        1. Telling your story
          1. Adding and formatting text
          2. Inserting images
          3. Inserting screenshots
          4. Adding characters
        2. Summary
      10. 3. Using Content to Enhance Your Story
        1. Easy ways to enhance your story
          1. Adding and formatting buttons
            1. Selecting a new button
            2. Creating a new shape
        2. Using markers
        3. Adding hyperlinks
        4. Summary
      11. 4. Making Your Story Come to Life
        1. Ways to make your story come to life
          1. Using triggers
            1. Adding a trigger
              1. Adding a trigger from the Triggers panel
              2. Adding a trigger from the Insert tab
            2. Editing a trigger
            3. Deleting a trigger
          2. Using states
            1. Adding a new state
            2. Editing states
            3. Deleting a state
            4. Specifying an initial state
            5. Making your states work
          3. Using hotspots
            1. Adding hotspots
            2. Adding a trigger
        2. Summary
      12. 5. Making Your Story More Realistic
        1. Ways to make your story more realistic
          1. Incorporating audio
          2. Cropping audio files
          3. Deleting sections of audio files
          4. Inserting silence into an audio file
          5. Adjusting the volume of an audio file
          6. Recording audio narration
          7. Adding videos
            1. Adding a video from the file
            2. Adding a video from the website
            3. Recording a video from the webcam
          8. Editing your video
            1. Trimming your video
            2. Cropping your video
        2. Summary
      13. 6. Testing Your Learners
        1. Basic assessment concepts
        2. Question types
        3. Adding and editing questions
        4. Adding a results slide
        5. Using question banks
        6. Summary
      14. 7. Sharing Your Story
        1. Previewing your story
        2. The player
          1. Publishing your content
          2. Publishing to the Web
          3. Publishing to Articulate Online
          4. Publishing to LMS
          5. Publishing to CD
          6. Publishing to Word
        3. Summary
      15. Index