Storyline 1: Adding Web Objects

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Storyline’s Web Object feature gives you a versatile way of leveraging web-based resources by embedding them as part of your project, whether those resources are online or stored on your local computer. Web objects are a powerful way to enhance your courses with web-based applications, games, videos, reference material, and more.

To add a web object, do the following:

  1. Open your story in Storyline, and navigate to the slide where you want your web object to appear.
  2. Go to the Insert tab, and select Web Object.
  3. Depending on whether your web content is currently online or is located on your local computer, do one of the following:
    • If your web content is online: Type the URL of the appropriate web page into the Address field.
    • If your web content is on your local computer: Click the Browse button (looks like an open folder). Then navigate to the folder that contains your web content, and click OK. (Note: There must be a file called index.htm or index.html in the folder you select, and any supporting files that are necessary for your web content to function must be in the same folder.)
  4. You may click the Test Link button to make sure your web content launches the way you expect.
  5. Next, decide how you want the web content to display. Choose either Display in slide or Display in a new browser window.
  6. Mark the Load Web Object Automatically box if you want your web content to load without any interaction from learners. Or, uncheck the box if you want your web content to load only when learners click it.Tip: When Load Web Object Automatically isn't marked, it can be helpful to give your web object placeholder a meaningful image, so your learners will know what it's for. To do so, right-click the web object placeholder, and select Change Picture. Then browse to the image you want to use, and click Open. If you change your mind about the image you added, right-click it, and select Reset Picture.
  7. If you choose to display your web content in a new browser window (see above), you get to decide how the new window looks.
    • Use the Browser Controls drop-down to specify which controls the new window will have.
    • Use the Window Size drop-down to select a size.If you select Custom as the window size, Width and Height fields will appear, allowing you to specify the size in pixels.
    (These options won't be available if you chose to embed your web object in the slide.)
  8. Click OK when you've finished making your selections.

Reminder: If your web content is located on the Internet or an intranet, learners will need permission to access it when they're viewing your published story. Otherwise, the web object won't work.

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