In Storyline, the player refers to the interface around the perimeter of your slides. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to customize the course player.
You can choose which features appear on the player, customize the menu, attach resources, add a glossary, modify the colors and font, change the text labels, adjust the size, and control how the course behaves when learners launch it more than once. You can even make the player invisible.
Watch this video introduction, then follow the activities below to practice.
Go to the Home tab on the ribbon and click Player.
Notice the three main sections of the player properties window:
Player categories appear on the ribbon across the top of the window.
The selection pane on the left side of the window is where you make modifications.
The interactive preview pane on the right side of the window updates automatically as you makes changes.
Practice Activity: Choose Your Player Features
The player properties window always opens directly to the Features category where you can choose which features to include on your player, such as tabs, title, sidebar, logo, volume controller, search field, and seekbar.
Let’s move the menu, add a logo, and turn on the seekbar.
Select the Menu tab and use the Up Arrow to move it to the Topbar Left portion of the player.
Mark the Logo box to enable the logo, then click the corresponding link to browse to an image file on your computer.
Mark the Seekbar box so learners can see the duration of each slide.
Note: Currently, the captions font is the only color/font feature that's supported in both the standard desktop player and the responsive mobile player. All other color/font features are only supported in the standard player. See these interactive demos for Storyline 360 and Storyline 3 to know which player properties are supported in the responsive player.
Practice Activity: Customize the Text Labels
In this activity, we’ll make a change to one of the player text labels.
Click Text Labels on the player properties ribbon.
Scroll down to the Menu Tab label.
Click the custom text field for the Menu Tab label and change it to Table of Contents.
Click Update Preview below the text labels list and watch the Menu tab change in the preview pane.