12 Days of E-learning Sharing

wrapped presentTo celebrate the end of one year and the beginning of the next, I thought it would be fun to share some templates and assets that you can easily customize to fit your e-learning projects.¬†Starting December 25th I will share one e-learning template or asset (built with Storyline 360) per day for 12 days. I’ll share the demo and the source file for FREE.

Each day I’ll update this post with the latest share, so check back often!



Day 1 (December 25): Nested Tabs Interaction
Day 2 (December 26): Medical Meet the Team
Day 3 (December 27): Slide Out Tabs
Day 4 (December 28): Custom Video Player
Day 5 (December 29): Character Drag and Drop
Day 6 (December 30): Interactive Timeline
Day 7 (December 31): Dial and Reveal
Day 8 (January 1): Custom Buttons
Day 9 (January 2): Pick One Scenario
Day 10 (January 3): Meet the Team Tabs
Day 11 (January 4): Expression Generator
Day 12 (January 5): Step-by-Step Interaction

Using Multiple Button Sets on a Single Slide in Storyline

I recently developed a course in Storyline 360 that made use of multiple button sets on a single quiz slide. Click the image below to see the published slide.

Multiple button sets on single slide

Coincidentally, David Anderson recently shared how to create just such a slide.

David’s version uses the convert to freeform function to make the slide a pick-many quiz question (which could be tracked for LMS purposes).

For my course, I created a less formal, non-graded question. The exercise consists of four statements. Each statement has a four-letter acronym next to it. The learner reads the statement and chooses the correct letter of the acronym that the statement represents. Since there are four letters in the acronym, I created four statements (one to match each letter).

Since there are four sets of the acronym (SHOW), I created four button sets – one for each statement. Instead of converting the slide to a freeform (pick many) slide, I simply created a feedback layer that displays when the learner clicks the Submit button. In this case, the feedback displays the correct letter of the acronym for each statement.

feedback layer for multiple button sets

So, there you have it – another simple way to use multiple button sets on a single slide to perform a quick knowledge check.

Want to look under the hood? Here you go: Source File

Bonus Tip: Like the slide layout/font/colors? If you have Articulate 360, you can find this template (Harmony) in the Content Library.

Building Closed Captions in Storyline 2

cc-sample-slideThere are multiple ways to build closed captions for your e-learning projects in Articulate Storyline.  I prefer using variables to build my closed captions, such as Matt, Tom (creating CC and adding CC), and Tracy have done.

I like all of these solutions and have used various parts of each to build closed captions. One item I’d like to address is when you have slides with multiple layers. What happens when you have an audio track on the base layer AND three additional layers each with their own audio tracks? How do you keep the closed captioning in sync with each layer?

In this post, I’ll show you one way to handle that and provide you with a source file to use as a starting point for your own projects. Let’s take a look at all of the parts.