Timeline Tips and Tricks

Timeline Tips and Tricks in Storyline2

This post was inspired by the ELH Community Screencast Challenge #11 which is all about timeline techniques. One of the key advantages of working with elearning authoring tools like Storyline2 (SL2) is the use of of several time-related features.  There are many adjustments and controls that can be implemented affecting a user’s experience by simply changing […]

Storyline2 Panning

Panning and Motion Tips in Storyline2

Last week I submitted a project for Elearning Heroes’ Challenge #126 which has several video backgrounds.  In some of the videos I created a panning and motion illusion using Storyline2.  Panning is when a camera moves with the frame creating a motion effect.  Panning is best achieve with video editing software like Adobe Premiere Pro or […]

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Gamified Drag n’ Drop Quiz in Storyline2

If you have Storyline2 you already have the power to gamify elearning templates.  You can easily gamify your quizzes by making a few adjustments and implementing simple gamification mechanics like badges, timers and points.  Implementing these enhancements requires ZERO programming skills; all you need is creativity and this blog post.  Here we’ll discuss the elements […]

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Storyline2 Player Color Customization

One key thing every elearning design should have is an easy-to-follow player.  Therefore, your choice of elearning tool should let you customize these settings. Customizing player settings gives you the power to enhance the user interface.  Luckily, Articulate Storyline2 has a very easy setup for you to do just that.  Changes can be made to remove […]

Zooming Interactions

Zoom and Magnifying Storyline2 Elearning Interactions

This week’s Elearning Heroes Challenge #114 highlights the use of zooming and magnification of images with Storyline2 (SL2). I put together a sample which shows an image of London which allows the user to zoom into specific sections for a closer look of the city. The “Zoom Region” feature in SL2 makes the creation of […]

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Slide Masters in Storyline2- Embedded Interactions

One key advantage of Articulate’s Storyline2(SL2) is the ability to control interactions from a slide master.  This makes changes and updates a painless and automated approach which would save you a ton of hours.  Slide masters are usually helpful to standardize design elements such as fonts, image placement, formatting, backgrounds, etc.  They are essential for […]

Removing Video Background for eLearning

Instructional videos have always been considered a great way to convey knowledge or illustrate concepts. This week I did a bit of quick green screen video editing to create a mock TV show dubbed “eLearning Legends: Atsumi”. Why? Another awesome ELH Challenge of course!  This week’s challenge #101 was inspired by the presence of Atsumi […]

Custom eLearning Timers in Storyline2

Time is the only commodity we can’t buy, we can only use it or it’s gone.  When I’m not defeating elearning evil (that is, preventing ineffective and\or boring learning from happening) I usually develop learning solutions for call center personnel.  So, what’s so relevant about that? Well, call center professionals have everything “timed” on their schedules.  Therefore, […]

Getting Togglelicious with Storyline Buttons

I always enjoy a good ELH Challenge and this week’s challenge #97 offers some great creative concepts for interactive buttons.  My submission concept can be described as an animated switch.  The interaction happens when the user clicks a round button; then, the button switches from one side of the screen to another on a “U” […]

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3 Slider Tips in Articulate StoryLine2

One of Articulate Storyline2’s feature is the slider interaction. The slider is a powerful interaction because you can give the learner real-time outcomes based on the position (step) he or she drags the slider button to. Although you can simulate slider interactions in other authoring tools (usually installing external widgets), nothing compares to the ease-of-use […]

Getting Giffy With It: Creating GIFs for Elearning

GIFs or Graphic Interchange format images provide you with the ability to animate images or video for use on web sites and even elearning modules. This week’s Elearning Heroes Challenge #83 is about creating 10 GIFs that could be used for a learning course or even to describe the instructional design process. For my sample […]

To Articulate or Captivate…? That is the question!

Adobe Captivate CS8 and Articulate Storyline2 are considered the leading elearning authoring software tools due to their ability to generate great learning interactions. Captivate has been in the “game” for about 11 years while Storyline’s first version was released in 2012. I get often asked this question at work: “Hey Alex, we are going to […]

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How to build an arrow shooting bow for quizzes in Articulate Storyline2

Building the bow and arrow The first step to build your bow and arrow is to draw them in PowerPoint. You would start by opening PowerPoint and inserting the “Right Brace” shape on the right. The shape’s points must be edited so you can make it resemble the curves of a bow. This is not […]

Football Billy Motion Paths

Cool engaging and fun games with Storyline 2: Football Billy

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