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Articulate Storyline Essentials Training

Articulate Storyline Essentials Class: Storyline is an eLearning authoring tool that’s simple enough for beginners, powerful enough for experts. It allows you to create interactive professional-looking courses, presentations, and quizzes.

Articulate Storyline training focuses on teaching course developers how to create training titles, demonstrations, interactive simulations, branching scenarios, and quizzes without any programming.

Target Audience:

The audience for this course is beginning to intermediate Storyline users who need to understand the fundamentals of the software and beyond. This class appeals to new and intermediate users who feel that they are not taking full advantage of the software.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the Storyline Interface
  • Understand Scenes and Slides
  • Understand Timeline features
  • Understand Layers
  • Publish your project to HTML5
  • Publish your project to SWF files
  • Add narration by recording or importing audio
  • Increase user interactivity with click, highlight, and text entry boxes
  • Learn how to increase user interactivity
  • Insert question and scoring slides
  • Understand branching to different Slides and Scenes
  • Import PowerPoint slides into a project
  • Creating links to websites and to another project

Class Outline

Getting to Know Storyline

  • What is Articulate Storyline?
  • Feature set review
  • Planning your Storyline Project
  • Screen Size
  • Inputs and Outputs
  • The eLearning Development workflow
  • The Articulate Storyline workflow
  • Importing Legacy Articulate Content
  • Importing from PowerPoint
  • Going from Articulate Studio to Storyline
  • How can I distribute my content?
  • Creating New Project
  • The Story View panel
  • The Storyline Scene
  • Inserting Slides
  • Templates
  • Basic Layouts
  • Quizzing
  • Screen Recordings
  • Import
  • Moving Slides
  • The Trigger Panel
  • Slide Triggers
  • Object Triggers
  • The Properties Panel
  • Creating a New Slide
  • Using the Insert Slide Panel
  • The Slide/Master Slide/Feedback Master concept
  • Understanding the View Tab
  • Story and Normal View
  • Slide Master and Feedback Master
  • Project Templates
  • The Quick Access Bar
  • Adding to the Quick Access Bar
  • Removing from the Quick Access Bar
  • Using Ruler, Grid and Guides
  • Zooming and Fit to Window

Creating New Projects

  • Your First Slide
  • Import PowerPoint File
  • Add Character
  • Previewing Your Course
  • Making a Slide Interactive
  • Creating a Drag and Drop
  • Adding a Button
  • Recording a Screencast
  • How to Record
  • Making Edits
  • Adding a Quiz Question
  • Building a Form Based Quiz Question
  • Adding a Results page
  • Publishing Your Course

Working with Text and Graphics

  • The Slide View
  • The Scene View
  • The Trigger Panel
  • The Slide Layers Panel
  • Working with Slide Layers
  • Creating your First Layer
  • Adding Text
  • Adding a Draw Shape
  • Adding a Button
  • Adding a Character
  • Cropping a Character
  • Setting your First trigger
  • Previewing Your Slide
  • The Timeline Panel
  • The States Panel
  • The Notes Panel
  • Adding an Image

Object Properties

  • Working with Characters
  • Setting the Character
  • Expression
  • Pose
  • Perspective
  • Editing States
  • Normal and Hidden
  • Using Buttons
  • Button States

Working with Media

  • Adding Video
  • Adding Audio
  • Adding a Screen Shot
  • Adding Flash
  • Adding a Web object

States, Layers, Triggers, Variables, and Advanced Actions

  • Using Slide Layers
  • Copy cut and Paste into Slide Layers
  • Object Layer Coloring
  • Dim non-selected layers
  • Using the Eye icon in the Layer
  • Simple Triggers
  • How Layers Display
  • Layer Properties
  • Object Properties
  • Object Animations
  • Adjusting the base layer objects
  • Creating a slide complete message
  • Prevent User from Clicking on the base layer

Questions and Quizzes

  • Anything you can do in Quizmaker you can do in Storyline
  • Adding a Multiple Choice Question
  • Feedback boxes as Slide Layers
  • Customize the Feedback Boxes
  • Drag and Drop interactions
  • Building a Freeform Interaction
  • Mapping Drag Objects to Drop Targets
  • Building a Pick one Question
  • Edit Pick one Button
  • Modifying Object States
  • Building a Question Bank
  • Draw from Question Bank
  • Changing the position of the Question Bank in the Scene
  • The Results Screen- Picking the reported questions
  • Building Pre-est, Post-test and Knowledge Checks

Screen Recordings

  • The Storyline Recording Workflow
  • Screen Recording options
  • Shortcuts
  • Hardware – Microphone and Speakers
  • Other Options
  • Customizing the screen size
  • Inserting Slides
  • Video on a single slide (Passive Video)
  • Exporting Screen Recordings
  • Step-by-Step Slides (Modes)
  • View
  • Try
  • Test
  • Editing Interactive Simulations


  • Publishing options overview
  • Output to Web
  • Output to LMS
  • Output to HTML5 for web and iPad
  • Output to Word
  • Output to CD/DVD
  • Sending to Articulate Online
GSA Schedule: 47QTCA19D008F