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Articulate Storyline by Mind Map: Articulate Storyline
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Articulate Storyline

Getting started

- Helpful videos to get started - Links can also be found when you first open storyline

Storyline Software

Free Trial

System Specs


Summary of features with brief tutorials

Add content

Import PPT

Interactive scenarios

Interactive markers


Build quizzes

Create a form-based quiz question

Create a freeform question

Insert & Customize Quiz Slides

Prevent users from accessing post-quiz slides until they pass

Create a results slide

Create software simulations

Screencast video

Interactive simulation


Customize player

Customize the player menu

Publish courses

Essential getting started posts

The Next Generation of E-Learning

Rapid E-Learning 101

New to E-Learning- Here are Some Simple Steps to Help You Get Started

101 Rapid E-Learning Tutorials

Join the Articulate Community

Articulate Storyline SUPPORT

Articulate Storyline TUTORIALS

How To


=lorem()ENTER: Insert placeholder text C: Add cuepoint at current time CTRL+A: select all CRTL+C: copy CTRL+D: duplicate CTRL+F: find and replace CTRL+I: italics CTRL+J: insert picture CTRL+K: add trigger CTRL+M: insert new slide CTRL+N: new project CTRL+S: save project CTRL+T: insert text box CTRL+U: underline text CTRL+V: paste CTRL+Y: redo CTRL+Z: undo CTRL+arrow: Move in one-pixel increments (one gird = 8 pixels) CTRL+SHIFT+drag: copy a button CTRL+ENTER: Format shape CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER: Size & position SPACEBAR: pause/play timeline F1: Help menu F3: Normal view F4: Slide master F5: Layer master F7: Spell check F10: Publish F12: Preview project SHIFT+F12: Preview current scene CTRL+F12: Preview current slide SHIFT+F9: show/hide gridlines


Controls: objects that user interacts with Hotspot: region that has qualities of an object Layers: like in Photoshop, one can stack layers on top of each other on a slide and control when they"re visible; the first layer is called the base layer Lightbox: popup display of a slide over a dimmed main slide; it"s opened with a trigger on the main slide Markers: Contain popup information; click on them and information appears Objects: variety of shapes, images, text boxes, buttons, audio, video, etc. Player: plays your presentation Scene: collection of slides Slide: the panes you work on; similar to PPT slide; the active slide is also called the stage States: visual characteristics that can be assigned to objects; for example, happy and sad face of character Timeline: sequence when objects appear Trigger: logic command assigned to an object Variables: defined states that can be accessed by all slides; there are 3 types: number, text, and true/false


Important Notes: Hover state does not work on mobile devices YouTube videos don"t work in HTML5 browsers; insert as web objects

Searching with Google, storyline keyword, keyword

Triggers: what do I want to do and when

Default slide size is 720 x 540 pixels (4:3 aspect ratio)

Helpful Storyline Tools and Options

Spelling Preferences, Proxy Settings, and Other Options

Interactive content

States, Triggers, Variables, Creating a Zoom or Pan Effect, Create an Interactive Simulation, Show content at the right time, Simple Toggle Button Effect, Add hover effects, Auto advance slide after viewing all layers, How to build engaging tabs, Using states to recreate a flashbulb type animation, Creating options that become active 1 at a time based on section completion, Learners find objects as tally shows progress, How to create interactive screenshots, Making sure learners complete important parts, How to show learners their progress, How to add name variable, How to have a button do different functions, How to track progress using states, triggers, and variables

Scenarios, Building scenarios, Build Branched E-Learning Scenarios in Three Simple Steps, An Easy Way to Build Branched Scenarios for E-Learning, Linking scenarios with individual performance

Shapes & Objects, Creative Ways to Engage Labeled Graphics, Creating custom buttons, Building interactive diagrams/processes, How to add interactivity to objects, Editing buttons, How to prevent users from advancing before visiting all clickable objects w/o variables

Lightbox, How to create a custom lightbox, Use a lightbox to create a custom menu, How to create a player tab that launches a lightbox slide

Interactions, Adding Scrolling Panels, Drop-down menu, Interactive screenshots, Interactive Timelines, Interactive folder tabs

Player, How to disable the Next button until users finish interacting with a slide, How to restrict navigation throughout a Storyline course, Choosing player features, Remove notes from sidebar, Custom Navigation

Hotspots, Customized feedback in hotspots, How to disable the Next button until learners have interacted with all hotspots, How to zoom in on key course content

Quizzes, Create a simple dragging interaction, Adding Graded Questions and Survey Questions, Selecting multiple areas, Pick many, Generating a certificate, Converting an Existing Slide to a Freeform Interaction, Customize quiz review, Transform static slides into interactive ones, Create results slide, 3 Easy Steps to Customizing Review Feedback, Remove "Try Again" message when clicking on hints, Adding students notes panel, Change question types (button set issue), Multiple results slides

Slides, Controlling slide properties, Managing notes, Lightboxes, Gate Screens, Examples (downloads)

Personalization, How to personalize your course

Social Media, Adding a Twitter button

Non-interactive content

Assets, A Year’s Worth of Free E-Learning Assets, 3 Simple Ways to Find the Resources You Need to Build E-Learning Courses, How to Find Free PowerPoint E-Learning Templates, Textures

Visual & graphic, Visual & graphic design, 15 Interesting Clip Art Styles for Your E-Learning Courses, Create E-Learning Templates With a Consistent Clip Art Style, How Can Infographics Produce Better E-Learning Courses, 3 Tools for Screenshots that you already own, Animated gifs

Audio & video, Sync Animations with Audio, Audio & video tips, How to add a YouTube video to Storyline, PPT to video and then to Storyline, PPT to video and then to Storyline, Change the starting frame of videos

Templates, How to Build an E-Learning Template in 30 Seconds, How to Build an E-Learning Template, Saving a PPT file as Storyline template, Using Slide Masters, Using and creating Storyline templates

Translations, How to localize your courses

Transitions, Transitions between slides & layers

PPT, PPT Tips, PPT for e-learning, Over 40 Rapid E-Learning Posts with Free PowerPoint Templates & E-Learning Assets

Course design

The Guiding Principle for all Rapid E-Learners

Instructional design

Designing the right course

More Than a Dozen Ways to Navigate an E-Learning Course

3 Reasons Why Linear E-Learning May Be the Best Solution

Do You Know the Answers to These Rapid E-Learning Questions

How to Deal with Those Pesky Compliance Courses

How to Design An Elearning Course on a Budget

5-Point Makeover process for redesigning your PPT & elearning slides

How to help learners get the most out of their courses

Make Sure Your E-Learning Course Looks the Way It’s Supposed To

Here’s How to Make Your E-Learning Course Meaningful

3 Ways to Build Remarkable E-Learning

Are Your E-Learning Courses Pushed or Pulled

Use This Free E-Learning Template to Inspire Your Next M-Learning Course

Here’s How to Convert Click & Read to Interactive E-Learning

Here are 3 building blocks for interactive learning

How to build an e-learning template

Managing projects

Managing e-learning projects

Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), Make it easy for SMEs to provide you with what you need


World’s Largest Repository of Free Online Learning Tutorials

Publishing & Testing


Troubleshooting LMS issues

E-Learning Heroes Community


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Tom Kuhlmann (Rapid E-Learning)







Tom's free ebook: The Insider’s Guide to Becoming a Rapid E-Learning Pro

David Anderson





Jeanette Brooks





Word of the Mouth

Weekly summary of all things Articulate



Helpful Resources


Images, Microsoft, iStock Photo, Fotolia, eLearningStock, Flickr, Shutterstock, 500px, FreeImages, Iconfinder, National Archives, EveryStockPhoto, Compfight, TinEye, TagGalaxy, Creative Commons, 30+ Excellent Resources for Freebies, 90+ Online Photography Tools and Resources, List of free stock photos, Tom's Blog, Office Theme (08/24/12), SketchUp

Sound, SoundJay, MusicBakery, Freesound

Templates, Articulate, eLearningTemplates, eLearning Art, Microsoft PPT, TemplateMonster

Text, FlamingText, CoolText

Other, FreeBackgrounds, FreeButtons


Screen grabs, PPT 10, Windows 7 SnipIt, SnagIt, Jing, Screenpresso, Greenshot

Photo editing, Photoshop, Gimp, Fotoflexer, 20 Great Online Image Editors, Five Best Image Editing Tools

Video, Camtasia, Screenr

Voice, Audacity, Sony Sound Forge, Samson USB Microphone


For those that have budgets.

Visuals, VizThink, Dribble

Audio, Voice123

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