Storyline 360: Built-In Variables

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Find descriptions for the built-in variables available in Storyline 360 below.

Accessibility

These variables let authors control accessibility features in published courses.

Name

Type

Default Value

Description

Player.AccessibleText

True/False

False

Turn accessible text on/off. It's off by default.

Player.DisplayCaptions

True/False

False

Display or hide closed captions on the player. They're hidden by default.

Player.ZoomToFit

True/False

False

Turn modern player zoom (zoom-to-fit) on/off. It's off by default.

Quiz Results

Inserting a result slide automatically adds the variables outlined in the first table below, which are calculated when the learner takes the quiz. As you add more result slides, we’ll suffix plus one (+1) to the variable name. For example, the second result slide will have Results1.ScorePercent, then the third Results2.ScorePercent, etc.

Result Slide

Name

Type

Description

Results.PassPercent

Number

The passing score in percentage

Results.PassPoints

Number

The passing score in points

Results.ScorePercent

Number

The learner's score in percentage

Results.ScorePoints

Number

The learner's score in points

Results.Passed

True/False

This designates whether the learner passed or failed each quiz in a combined result slide. (Storyline 360 automatically adds this variable for combined result slides that require learners to pass each quiz. Learn more.)

Question Result

Name

Type

Description

Question.Correct

True/False

As of the May 2022 update, this tracks the result of a learner's response to the current question. When the value is true, they answered correctly. When it's false, they answered incorrectly. Learn more.

Slide Numbers

Slide numbers were introduced in Storyline 360 build 3.27.18751.0 to help learners track their progress as they go through the content. We have two categories for these variables (menu order and project order), and they're all set automatically. The value of each variable for the current slide is shown in parentheses in the Storyline 360 editor, as shown below. Some values, such as Progress through the menu, get calculated in real-time as learners take the course.

Menu Order

These variables are based on the information on the player menu and reflect the author's customizations, such as renaming the slide title, rearranging the menu items, or deleting/hiding a slide.

Slide

Name

Type

Description

Menu.SlideNumber

Number

The current slide's number in the player menu

Menu.SlideTitle

Text

The slide's name/title in the player menu

Menu.SlideReference

Number

The slide's reference number in the player menu

Menu

Name

Type

Description

Menu.SlidesViewed

Number

The number of slides the learner has viewed in the player menu

Menu.TotalSlides

Number

The total number of slides in the player menu

Menu.Progress

Number

The percentage of slides in the menu the learner has viewed

Menu.SectionNumber

Number

The player menu section of the current slide

Menu.SectionsViewed

Number

The number of menu sections the learner has visited

Menu.TotalSections

Number

The total number of sections in the player menu

Current Menu Section

Name

Type

Description

MenuSection.SlideNumber

Number

The slide's number in the current menu section

MenuSection.SlidesViewed

Number

The number of slides the learner has viewed in the current menu section

MenuSection.TotalSlides

Number

The total number of slides in the current menu section

MenuSection.Progress

Number

The percentage of slides the learner has viewed in the current menu section

Project Order

These variables follow the names and order of slides as they appear in your project file (see Story View).

Slide

Name

Type

Description

Project.SlideNumber

Number

The current slide's number in the project

Project.SlideTitle

Text

The slide's name in the project

Project.SlideReference

Number

The slide's reference number in the project

Project

Name

Type

Description

Project.SlidesViewed

Number

The number of slides in the project the learner has viewed

Project.TotalSlides

Number

The total number of slides in the project

Project.Progress

Number

The percentage of slides in the project the learner has viewed

Project.SceneNumber

Number

The scene number of the current slide

Project.ScenesViewed

Number

The number of scenes the learner has visited

Project.TotalScenes

Number

The total number of scenes in the project

Current Scene

Name

Type

Description

Scene.SlideNumber

Number

The slide's number in the current scene

Scene.SlidesViewed

Number

The number of slides the learner has viewed in the current scene

Scene.TotalSlides

Number

The total number of slides in the current scene

Scene.Progress

Number

The percentage of slides the learner has viewed in the current scene

xAPI (Tin Can API) Identifiers

The November 2021 update introduces these variables to support custom xAPI statements.

Name

Type

Description

Project.ActivityId

Text

The internationalized resource identifier (IRI) your LRS and LMS use to identify activities in a course. The unique string of characters in the IRI is synonymous with the value for the course's Identifier, as shown below. (Click the image to enlarge it.)

Reporting and Tracking Options windows side by side.

Slide.Id

Text

A unique string of characters assigned by Storyline 360 to identify a slide. It's used along with the value for Project.ActivityId to create a valid IRI for your LRS and LMS.

Note that you can't change the value of the Slide.Id variable. You can, however, use the xAPI statement editor to replace the variable with another one supported by xAPI. Learn more about the xAPI specification.

Elapsed Time

The November 2021 update features these variables to track the total time a learner spends in a course, scene, or slide. They report time in milliseconds. Learn more.

Name

Type

Description

Project.ElapsedTime

Number

The cumulative elapsed time spent on an entire course

Scene.ElapsedTime

Number

The cumulative elapsed time spent on a scene

Slide.ElapsedTime

Number

The cumulative elapsed time spent on a slide