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

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.

E pluribus unum: Building a single-slide template

Of late, I’ve been focusing a lot on single slide design. I recently shared a video menu template and then revamped it into another video menu template. For this go-round, I decided to create a single slide template that could be used as a “get to know the company” motif for use in an onboarding course. This started out as a full-blown course template, with each menu item linking to a separate slide. The beauty of building in Storyline is that you can always find multiple ways to create the same thing. In the end, because I’m on this one-slide kick, I went that route.

I went for a clean and minimal design. It’s short and sweet. I really like using washed out background images and layering them with transparent shapes (in this case the purple menu and content blocks).


For some good examples of making your own background images, check out this E-Learning Heroes challenge.

I’m including the source file if you would like to tinker with this template.

Launch Demo

Source File