Articulate Storyline Workshop

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Articulate Storyline Workshop 2018-02-21T11:30:45+00:00

In our workshop we make changes to and build Articulate Storyline courses. A wide range of tasks are undertaken by our professional team including edits, upgrades, new features, rebranding and redevelopment. With almost limitless capabilities, here’s a snapshot of some of our work in Articulate Storyline.

Sometimes content is optional or dependant on user choices. Branching allows a course to take variable paths to achieve learner outcomes.

Slide feedback can be styled and repositioned with some smart additions to the feedback master slide.
If you’re not happy with the default navigation buttons, customising their appearance can improve the overall look of your courses and bring the final product inline with company style guides.
When the standard triggers and templates aren’t enough ….. a handful of triggers, slide layers, variables and elements can help you design almost anything.

Storyline gives you the freedom to get creative with menus. Slide out, pop up and circular menus are some of the options that can be built.  Add a symbol to your menu when a section is complete to allow learners to see their progress.

A course template makes development faster. With our larger projects, an early milestone is a course template complete with buttons, navigation, menus, fonts, colours and triggers. Our advanced templates incorporate many of the triggers in an external JavaScript file, resulting in a simpler Storyline file that can be easily maintained in house.

We have used JavaScript in a variety of ways to unlock the full potential of Storyline. Our more complex usage of Storyline included 1,250+ lines of code to control:

  • scene navigation
  • scene completion
  • slide completion
  • course completion
  • simulation completion
  • LMS time out
  • slide layouts
  • toolbar layouts
  • hide/show of slide elements
  • switch between show me and try me version of simulation
  • compile and export of slide content to a storyboard
  • multiple languages
  • non-Storyline screen captions
  • updating slide variables

Storyline allows you to embed a large amount of JavaScript within a slide trigger. However the JavaScript functions within that trigger cannot be called by another JavaScript trigger. So our solution requires the JavaScript to be added to the published output. One huge benefit of this approach is that the Storyline file becomes simpler and faster to develop, while easier to debug and maintain.

The web is increasingly something we carry and access from our pockets. The way Storyline scales content means from the outset mobile first projects must deliver a mobile friendly experience with optimally sized elements.

Storyline has inbuilt Show, Try and Test modes for the screen capture of computer processes. If maintenance is required to the project, changes are cumbersome as updates are required to be corrected in each of the modes. When faced with a project of 1,400 screens requiring both a Show and Try mode (2800 slides), we needed to invent a smarter way to minimise any maintenance time.

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Multiple languages in Storyline is achievable but usually requires duplicating the course. When faced with a project of 1,400 screens we needed to invent a smarter way to avoid building 8,400 slides = 1,400 x 3 languages x 2 modes (show mode + try mode) .

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Not all eLearning is deployed and tracked through a LMS. This university required the contractor induction to push results to their own database.

Using JavaScript, Articulate Storyline can save defined variables into a downloadable PDF. With a little creative design, the PDF can take the form of a certificate, workbook or action plan.