This web page provides information about Storyline along with
links to a variety of modules (tutorials and demonstrations) built with
Articulate Storyline. The last link shows a simple course that focuses on how
to use a software application.
Articulate Studio vs Articulate Storyline
SCORM, TIN Can and AICC Compliance
Harmony 700 Universal Remote Course
Basics of Chemistry
ShareFile Systems Training
Note: For the modules that
contain audio, I used TextAloud to convert the text to audio. This
provides a great option if you don't have a good voice or don't want to pay
to have the audio recorded.
All of these modules have been published for delivery to
Browsers that support Flash as well as HTML5 for those that don't (such as
the iPAD). Likewise, they have been published for
delivery to iPADs that have the Articulate Mobile
Player (a free download for the iPAD).
Articulate Studio vs Articulate Storyline
A lot of clients ask me as a consultant to compare what you
get with the two different Articulate products, Studio and Storyline.
First, they are most definitely two different products with Studio
being composed of three different tools: Engage, Presenter, and QuizMaker
where PowerPoint is the primary authoring environment (the Presenter tool is
a PowerPoint add-on) whereas Storyline is more of a robust authoring
tool. Click here to view a table comparing the strengths and
differences of each.
Storyline’s Flash-based output is 508 compliant, including
support for the following:
Full keyboard navigation
Visible focus indicator
Authors can add subtitles to videos
using the timeline
Authors can create a slide transcript
using the Notes tab
Section 508 is a part of the
Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which requires that electronic and information
technology developed, procured, maintained or used by the Federal government
be accessible to people with disabilities.
Click here to see a table that addresses how Storyline has been
optimized to meet the requirements of Section 508.
Click here to read more about Section 508 requirements and
click here to read about the Section 508 Voluntary Product
SCORM, Tin Can and AICC Compliance
Storyline publishes Tin Can-, SCORM- and AICC-compliant
content, so it works seamlessly with your learning management system (LMS).
With one click, you can also publish your course to Articulate Online, a
cost-effective way to track how employees, customers, and prospects interact
with your course.
Click here to view a nice article that addresses SCORM 1.2 and
SCORM 2004 reporting statuses.
Click here to learn how to download, set up, and use the SCORM
Test Suite to test Storyline SCORM content.
Want to learn more about the newest SCORM standard, Tin Can?
If you don't have access to an LMS, check out the SCORM
Click the links below for a few examples of modules delivered
via the SCORM Cloud and published to the various standards. While testing
each of these, pay close attention to the Completion and Satisfaction
statuses when you stop and resume while in the middle of a module as well as
when you pass or fail the Assessment.
Storyline E-Learning Course (SCORM 2004)
Storyline E-Learning Course Assessment (SCORM 1.2)
Publish Settings for the non-scored modules:
Publish Settings (SCORM 1.2) for the scored modules:
An Introduction to Articulate Storyline
A PowerPoint (PPT) file converted to Storyline.
Converting a PowerPoint Presentation to Storyline
This shows how the Introduction module was converted from
PowerPoint to Storyline.
Setting Player Properties
A tutorial that shows the various options available for the
Exploring the Publish Options
A tutorial that shows how to use the various Publish options.
Simple Use of Object Triggers: A New Hire Orientation
A tutorial and short demonstration on how to set up objects
with Triggers to navigate to other parts of a slide show from a Menu page.
Working with Scenes
A short tutorial showing you how to use Scenes to organize
information in a module.
Working with Layers
A short tutorial and demonstrations on how to use Layers and
Triggers to show more information on a slide. The demonstrations include a
button that simulates showing a Popup window when clicked and another slide
where there are hotspots to be clicked to get more information.
Working with Animation Effects
A short demonstration of slide and object transition effects.
An Introduction to Trigger Actions
Includes a demonstration of the use of Show layer and Hide
Working with Characters
A short tutorial on the use of Characters including a
demonstration of a Customer/Call Center Representative interaction where
multiple Trigger Actions are used and characters expressions change based
upon choices made.
Working with Markers
A short tutorial showing the various Markers you can add and
how you can incorporate text, graphics, video or
any combination of these into a Marker on a slide. It will show also how to
have a Marker that plays audio only
Understanding Inserting Slides
A short tutorial showing you the various options for inserting
slides into a Storyline module.
Using Question Banks
A tutorial showing how to create and add questions to Question
Working with Variables
A tutorial showing three types of variables you can have:
text, numeric, and true/false.
Another Example of a Variable
In this tutorial, you will see how a variable can be used to keep count of
the number of questions displayed that are pulled randomly from a Question
A short module describing the various Consulting, Training,
and Development services provided by TCC Publishing.
The module shows an effective use of Scenes.
Character Display Panels
A demonstration of the various Character Display Panels that
can be inserted from a Template file.
A demonstration of the various Top Interactions that can be
inserted from a Template file.
Lightbox Effect 1: WaterFalls of the Yellowstone
This is an interactive map of Yellowstone National Park and
several of it's
The module is a simulated (built from scratch) Lightbox
Effect. It is more versatile than the built-in effect in Storyline.
Lightbox Effect 2: The British
This is an interactive map of the British Virgin Islands and
shows the built-in Lightbox Effect available in
Zoom and Panning Effects: Sailing the British Virgin Islands
A short module on sailing stops in the British Virgin Islands.
This shows how to use Zoom and Panning effects.
Timeline Basics: A Photo Tour of the United Kingdom
This is a photo tour of the United Kingdom where photos are displayed
with captions as the audio is played.
A short tutorial on how to effectively use the Timeline.
Understanding Converting Slides to Freeform
A demonstration of the various freeform questions you can have
A Demonstration of the Various Question Slides
A demonstration of the 11 standard questions you can have in
A Demonstration of Captivate Movies in Storyline
This demonstration shows several different Captivate movies
added to Storyline as SWF files. The Captivate movies include content,
practice, demonstration, and assessment modules.
Adding and Controlling Media
A demonstration of various media types added to Storyline.
A demonstration of what can be done with Screen Recordings.
The demonstration includes a video on a single side, a series of
a series of Practice slides, and an Assessment.
This demonstration shows two Engage Interactions (Guided Image
and Labeled Graphics) and one QuizMaker Quiz that has been imported into
A Short Course Built with Storyline - The Harmony 700
This course on the use of the Harmony 700 Universal Remote
was created as a sample to show what can be done with Captivate 6 vs. what can be done with Storyline. Where possible, the modules were converted and slides
replicated from the Captivate modules as closely as possible so as to show
any differences. The course includes modules that are content only (with some
degree of interactivity), demonstrations (simulation), and practices
(simulations). The course also includes a short scored assessment that could
be delivered via an LMS for tracking of student scores and responses.