Storyline 2 User Guide

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This user guide shows you how to use every feature of Storyline 2, so you can create beautiful e-learning courses with simulations, screen recordings, drag-and-drop interactions, quizzes, and much more.

Getting Started

  1. Creating a New Project
  2. Choosing a Story Size
  3. Working with the Interface
  4. Using Story View
  5. Using Slide View
  6. Using Keyboard Shortcuts
  7. Setting Storyline Options
  8. Tips for Managing Project Files

Working with Slides and Layers

  1. Adding New Slides
  2. Working with Templates
  3. Using Basic Layouts
  4. Adjusting Slide Properties
  5. Working with Layers

Importing Slides from Other Sources

  1. Importing Slides from PowerPoint
  2. Importing Slides from Quizmaker
  3. Importing Slides from Other Storyline Projects
  4. Importing Engage Interactions

Working with Quiz Slides

  1. Adding Form-Based Questions
  2. Adding Freeform Questions
  3. Drag-and-Drop Questions
  4. Pick-One Questions
  5. Pick-Many Questions
  6. Text-Entry Questions
  7. Hotspot Questions
  8. Shortcut-Key Questions
  9. Importing Questions

Working with the Question Editor

  1. Editing Questions in Form View
  2. Editing Questions in Slide View
  3. Shuffling Answer Choices
  4. Choosing Feedback and Branching Options
  5. Using the Feedback Window
  6. Working with Feedback Layers
  7. Assigning a Score to Graded Questions
  8. Choosing the Number of Attempts for Graded Questions
  9. Making Ungraded Questions Required or Optional

Using Question Banks

  1. Understanding Question Banks
  2. Creating and Managing Question Banks
  3. Adding and Editing Slides in a Question Bank
  4. Drawing Slides from a Question Bank

Working with Result Slides

  1. Adding Result Slides
  2. Limiting Quiz Attempts
  3. Submitting Answers All at Once
  4. Confirming That Learners Are Ready to Submit Their Answers

Working with Pictures, Screenshots, and Characters

  1. Adding Pictures
  2. Adding Screenshots
  3. Adding Characters
  4. Editing Characters
  5. Formatting Pictures, Screenshots, and Characters

Working with Shapes, Captions, and Text Boxes

  1. Adding Shapes
  2. Adding Captions
  3. Adding Text Boxes
  4. Adding Symbols
  5. Adding Variable References
  6. Formatting Shapes, Captions, and Text Boxes

Working with Text

  1. Using the Font Formatting Options
  2. Using the Paragraph Formatting Options
  3. Finding and Replacing Text
  4. Translating Courses
  5. Working with the Clipboard

Formatting, Sizing, and Positioning Objects

  1. Applying Quick Styles
  2. Using the Format Shape/Format Picture Window
  3. Fill Formatting
  4. Line Color Formatting
  5. Line Style Formatting
  6. Shadow Formatting
  7. Picture Formatting
  8. Text Box Formatting
  9. Ordering, Grouping, Sizing, and Positioning Objects
  10. Using the Size and Position Window
  11. Setting Grid, Guide, and Ruler Preferences

Adding Accessibility

  1. Adding Alternate Text for Screen Readers
  2. Customizing the Tab Order of Slide Objects

Working with Zoom Regions

  1. Adding Zoom Regions
  2. Creating a Panning Effect

Adding and Editing Media

  1. Adding Videos
  2. Editing Videos
  3. Adjusting Video Properties
  4. Adding Flash Files
  5. Adding Audio
  6. Editing Audio
  7. Using the Audio Tools
  8. Adding Web Objects
  9. Editing Web Objects

Adding and Editing Screen Recordings

  1. Recording Screencasts
  2. Inserting Screen Recordings
  3. Editing Screen Recordings
  4. Exporting Screen Recordings
  5. Deleting Screen Recordings

Adding Interactive Objects

  1. Adding Triggers
  2. Adding Variables
  3. Adding Buttons
  4. Adding Button Sets
  5. Adding Sliders
  6. Adding Hotspots
  7. Adding Markers
  8. Adding Data-Entry Fields
  9. Adding Scrolling Panels
  10. Adding Mouse Cursors
  11. Adding Hyperlinks
  12. Converting an Existing Slide to a Freeform Interaction

Timeline, States, and Notes

  1. Working with the Timeline
  2. Adding and Editing States
  3. Adding Slide Notes

Applying Animations and Slide Transitions

  1. Adding Animations
  2. Syncing Entrance and Exit Animations
  3. Syncing Motion Path Animations
  4. Adding Transitions to Slides and Layers
  5. How PowerPoint Animations and Transitions Are Imported

Customizing Your Course Design

  1. Using Themes
  2. Working with Theme Colors
  3. Working with Theme Fonts
  4. Changing the Background Design
  5. Using Slide Masters
  6. Using Feedback Masters

Customizing the Player

  1. Working with the Player
  2. Choosing Player Features
  3. Customizing the Menu
  4. Attaching Resources
  5. Adding a Glossary
  6. Changing the Player Colors, Font, and Font Size
  7. Customizing the Text Labels
  8. Changing the Browser Settings and Player Size
  9. Changing the Resume Behavior
  10. Enabling Right-to-Left Language Support
  11. Saving Your Player or Switching to a Different One

Previewing and Publishing a Course

  1. Previewing and Publishing a Course
  2. Previewing a Course
  3. Publishing a Course for Web
  4. Publishing a Course for LMS
  5. Publishing a Course for CD or Another Local Source
  6. Publishing a Course for Microsoft Word
  7. Publishing a Course for Mobile Devices