Articulate Storyline


 Note: Some of these samples were created as Flash content and as of Jan 1, 2021, Flash content no longer works. The content is in the process of being updated.


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

508 Compliance

SCORM, TIN Can and AICC Compliance



Harmony 700 Universal Remote Course

Basics of Chemistry

A Storyline Template


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.


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.


508 Compliance

Storyline’s output is 508 compliant, including support for the following:

·        JAWS readers

·        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 read more about Section 508 requirements and click here to read about the Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template.

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? Click here.

If you don't have access to an LMS, check out the SCORM Cloud.


An Introduction to Articulate Storyline

A PowerPoint (PPT) file converted to Storyline.
No Audio.

Converting a PowerPoint Presentation to Storyline

This shows how the Introduction module was converted from PowerPoint to Storyline.
No Audio

Setting Player Properties

A tutorial that shows the various options available for the Player.
No Audio

Exploring the Publish Options

A tutorial that shows how to use the various Publish options.
No Audio

Simple Use of Object Triggers: A New Hire Orientation Demonstration

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.
No Audio

Working with Scenes

A short tutorial showing you how to use Scenes to organize information in a module.
Contains Audio

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.
Contains Audio.

Working with Animation Effects

A short demonstration of slide and object transition effects.
No Audio.

An Introduction to Trigger Actions

Includes a demonstration of the use of Show layer and Hide layer actions.
No Audio.

Working with Buttons, Triggers and Hotspots

A short tutorial showing you some of the basics of Buttons, Triggers, and Hotspots.
Contains Audio.

Inserting Shapes and Captions

A short tutorial showing how to add and work with Shapes and Captions.
No Audio.

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.
No Audio.

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
Contains Audio.

Understanding Inserting Slides

A short tutorial showing you the various options for inserting slides into a Storyline module.
No Audio.

Using Question Banks

A tutorial showing how to create and add questions to Question Banks.
No Audio.

Working with Variables

A tutorial showing three types of variables you can have: text, numeric, and true/false.

No Audio.



TCC Publishing Services

A short module describing the various Consulting, Training, and Development services provided by TCC Publishing.
The module shows an effective use of Scenes.
No Audio

Character Display Panels

A demonstration of the various Character Display Panels that can be inserted from a Template file.
No Audio.

Top Interactions

A demonstration of the various Top Interactions that can be inserted from a Template file.
No Audio.

Lightbox Effect 1: WaterFalls of the Yellowstone

This is an interactive map of Yellowstone National Park and several of it's Waterfalls.
The module is a simulated (built from scratch) Lightbox Effect. It is more versatile than the built-in effect in Storyline.
No Audio

Lightbox Effect 2: The British Virgin Islands

This is an interactive map of the British Virgin Islands and shows the built-in Lightbox Effect available in Storyline.
Contains Audio

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.
Contains Audio

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.
Contains Audio

Understanding Converting Slides to Freeform

A demonstration of the various freeform questions you can have in Storyline.
No Audio.

A Demonstration of the Various Question Slides

A demonstration of the 11 standard questions you can have in Storyline.
No Audio.

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.

No Audio.

Adding and Controlling Media

A demonstration of various media types added to Storyline.
Contains Audio.

Screen Recordings

A demonstration of what can be done with Screen Recordings.
The demonstration includes a video on a single side, a series of Demonstration slides,
a series of Practice slides, and an Assessment.
No Audio.

Imported Modules

This demonstration shows two Engage Interactions (Guided Image and Labeled Graphics) and one QuizMaker Quiz that has been imported into Storyline.

No Audio.

A Short Course Built with Storyline - The Harmony 700 Universal Remote

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.

Introduction to Harmony 700 (content with practice questions)

Setting up the Harmony 700 (content)

Demonstration: Adding a Device (TV)

Practice: Adding a Device (Cable Box/DVR)

Demonstration: Adding an Activity (Watch TV)

Practice: Adding an Activity (Watch a Movie)

The Home Page (content)

Course Assessment

Astronomy Basics


This course is just a simple PowerPoint to Storyline conversion to show how quickly one can get a reasonable eLearning course built. It would take little effort to add interactivity and this point using Triggers and Layers as well as adding a few practice questions.

Astronomy Basics


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