Storyline 360 User Guide

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Build any course you can imagine for any device imaginable with Storyline 360.

This user guide shows you how to use every feature of Storyline 360, so you can create beautiful e-learning courses with simulations, screen recordings, drag-and-drop interactions, quizzes, and much more.

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Getting Started

  1. Creating a New Project
  2. Setting Your Slide Size
  3. Tips for Managing Project Files

Mastering the Storyline 360 Interface

  1. Working with the Interface
  2. Using Story View
  3. Using Slide View
  4. Using Keyboard Shortcuts
  5. Setting Storyline Options

Working with Slides and Layers

  1. Adding New Slides
  2. Using Content Library 360 Templates
  3. Using Custom Templates
  4. Using Team Slides for Collaboration
  5. Using Basic Layouts
  6. Adjusting Slide Properties
  7. Working with Layers

Importing Slides

  1. Importing Slides from PowerPoint
  2. Importing Slides from Quizmaker
  3. Importing Engage Interactions
  4. Importing Slides from Other Storyline Projects
  5. Importing Questions from Excel Spreadsheets and Text Files

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. Converting an Existing Slide to a Freeform Interaction

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
  10. Assigning Questions to Result Slides

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

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 Content Library 360 Media

  1. Adding Content Library 360 Characters
  2. Editing Content Library 360 Characters
  3. Adding Content Library 360 Photos
  4. Adding Content Library 360 Illustrations
  5. Adding Content Library 360 Icons
  6. Adding Content Library 360 Videos

Working with Picture Files and Screenshots

  1. Adding Picture Files
  2. Adding Screenshots
  3. Formatting Pictures, Screenshots, and Characters

Working with Shapes, Captions, Text Boxes, and Tables

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

Working with Text

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

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. Importing Closed Captions for Narration and Videos
  3. Creating and Editing Closed Captions with the Built-In Editor
  4. Customizing the Tab Order of Slide Objects

Adding Zoom Regions

  1. Adding Zoom Regions
  2. Creating a Panning Effect

Adding and Editing Media

  1. Adding Video Files
  2. Editing Videos
  3. Adjusting Video Properties
  4. Adding Flash Movies
  5. Adding Audio
  6. Converting Text to Speech
  7. Editing Audio
  8. Using the Audio Tools
  9. Adding Web Objects
  10. 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. Working with Buttons
  2. Working with Check Boxes
  3. Working with Radio Buttons
  4. Working with Button Sets
  5. Working with Sliders
  6. Working with Dials
  7. Working with Hotspots
  8. Working with Data-Entry Fields
  9. Working with Markers
  10. Working with Triggers
  11. Working with Hyperlinks
  12. Working with Variables
  13. Working with Scrolling Panels
  14. Working with Mouse Cursors

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. Understanding How PowerPoint Animations and Transitions Are Imported

Customizing Your Course Design

  1. Using Design 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. Choosing a Player Style (Modern or Classic)
  7. Hiding the Player Frame for a Chromeless Design
  8. Changing the Player Colors, Fonts, and Button Styles
  9. Customizing the Text Labels
  10. Changing the Browser Settings and Player Size
  11. Changing the Resume Behavior
  12. Enabling Right-to-Left Language Support
  13. Saving and Switching Players
  14. Restricting Which Mobile Device Orientations Learners Can Use

Previewing and Publishing a Course

  1. Previewing a Course
  2. Publishing a Course to Articulate 360
  3. Publishing a Course for Web Distribution
  4. Publishing a Course to a Video File
  5. Publishing a Course to Articulate Online
  6. Publishing a Course for LMS Distribution
  7. Publishing a Course for CD or Other Local Media
  8. Publishing a Course to Microsoft Word
  9. Publishing a Course for Mobile Devices