Learning Articulate Storyline

Storyline is an authoring tool packed with out-of-the-box features that don’t require any special knowledge to operate. That’s right; this is a programming-free zone! E-learning authoring is no longer limited to developers; the doors are now wide open for subject matter experts with their content, writers with their storyboards, and designers with their media to work in conjunction with developers to collectively create some very cool e-learning projects.

“Learning Articulate Storyline” introduces the powerful and easy-to-use features that are changing the landscape of e-learning development. You will learn about the new paradigms and features that set Storyline apart from other development tools. You’ll gain insight into how you can best leverage your skills and some best practices when working with Storyline.

Storyline rocks! And you’re about to discover why. The aim of this book is to help you bring content to life in interesting and engaging ways, customizing the learner experience, allowing for hands-on participation, and optimizing your production processes to streamline your efforts. This book will help you enhance your skills and become an accomplished e-learning author and Storyline user.

You’ll work on several different projects, all created from scratch by you as you work through this book. Each task focuses on a set of complementary topics to complete the project. You’ll be up and running building your first project within 10 minutes of starting this book and will add content, animate it, and control object and slide behavior to complete your first project. You’ll then move on to more advanced topics to incorporate media elements, quizzing, and scenarios, then conclude by publishing your projects.

When you finish this book you will be able to confidently create shining examples of e-learning done the right way, and it is this skill that will set you apart from the crowd.

What you will learn from this book

  • Learn the concept of a story and basic startup configuration tasks
  • Build content for a story, and learn how to format, animate, and template content
  • Learn how to change the behavior of slide objects through states and triggers – the basics of interactive content development
  • Discover how to bring a story to life by adding and editing characters, narratives, and captions
  • Use layers to help organize slide content, and transform static content into responsive content using variables
  • Learn how to create basic scenarios that take the learner down a different path depending on how they respond to a question or prompt in your story
  • Create quizzes that test learner comprehension using a variety of quiz question formats, scoring, and tracking
  • Learn how to enhance the usability and increase engagement for your e-learning projects by incorporating media including audio, video, screen recordings, and web objects
  • Customize the player and publish standalone or LMS-tracked projects for delivery on the web, tablets, and mobile devices
  • Learn how to optimize your work during production to streamline development by re-using and sharing elements, objects, and templates

This book provides one-on-one tutoring to help you quickly get up to speed with the basics while also learning how to best apply Storyline features in the context of the work you do.

Who this book is for
If you’re an e-learning developer, writer, designer, subject matter expert, or all or any one of these, this book is for you. This book is not just for novices, but also for seasoned developers, transitioning from PowerPoint and Articulate Studio ’09, and for those who are already working with Storyline.

Book Details

  • Paperback: 298 pages
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing (July 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849694222
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849694223
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