What are the interactive capabilities?

Storyline has the capability to create schedules for your training, which is perfect for e-learning courses that are part of a training program with in-class sessions. It’ll help your learners understand where the e-learning fits into the big picture and give them an overview of the rest of the training session.

Articulate 360 is an annual subscription that includes award-winning authoring apps like Storyline 360 and Rise, as well as 1.5+ million course assets, an easy-to-use course review app, and live online training with industry experts.

With this annual subscription, you will be able to use tables in Storyline for creating more accessible courses for your learners. These tables essentially structure your text so screen readers can understand how your data is organised.

Screencasts – what are they and how do they help?

Screencasts are a digital recording of computer screen share, also known as a video screen capture. This often contains audio narration over an interactive tutorial to help learners get familiar with systems and software before they attempt to physically work it for themselves. When using this in Storyline, you will want pixel-perfect screencasts to ensure the learner has an efficient and helpful interaction. Therefore, the video that you capture and play must be around the same file size. If you shrink or expand your screen recording to fit your slides, you’ll end up with a final product that’s blurry and hard for learners to follow.  The screen recording tool in Storyline makes it really easy to avoid this problem since you can create screencasts at any size and customise the recording options to minimise scaling.

What are the visual capabilities?

The visual design of your e-learning impacts everything from its usability to how well it supports learning. Storyline gives you the ability to create a gripping visual design. The ideal visual design grips the attention of viewers, in order to effectively guide the user’s attention, and immerse them in an engaging experience. When the visual design is well created, it makes it easier for learners to focus, grasp, and retain the content they’re learning.  Colours, image styles and fonts are available in Storyline,  and they all mould together to give your course’s visual design a distinctive tone.

A useful thing to consider when using this software is that you can craft a focal point. This is similar to the previous point in which the course attracts learners and draws their attention. Having a focal point on each slide is a key factor when prioritising design elements on the screen because it must be clear as to what learners should look at first and how they should proceed to navigate through the rest of the information on the screen. A focal point is usually an image or on-screen text.

The design process in Storyline involves making sure that the screen isn’t too cluttered, but has enough elements to keep your layout attractive for viewers. Storyline gives users the users the ability to work with their “white space”. This includes things like margins around the edges of your layout, as well as line spacing, cell padding in tables, column spacing, or the empty spaces between objects. Too little white space can lead to your layout looking cluttered or crowded.