Top 10 Things Learners Need to Know About Storyline

E-Learning Challenge #28: Challenge Recap

At least once a week, someone asks me to recommend a list of “getting started” tutorials and demos. Sometimes it’s for a group of users who just purchased our software, and other times it’s for experienced users looking to take their skills to the next level.

In each case, the time it takes me to pull a list together can vary from a few minutes to… a while, to say the least. While my work affords me the benefit of knowing what resources are available, the curation part can still take time depending on how much I know about the users and their needs. It’s not helpful for users if I send 50+ tutorials and let them sort through them.

One of the fun things about Top 10 lists is that they're rarely identical. Curation is personal and that's why I thought it would make a great weekly challenge.

Challenge of the week

This week your challenge is to put together a Top 10 list of “getting started” tutorials for any area of Storyline development you like.

Your Top 10 can target new or experienced users, and you can narrow your list any way you like. Just imagine you've been asked to help someone with a Top 10 list of tutorials. What would you share?

Note: Your list doesn't have to include software-specific resources. If you’re curating a list on scenarios in Storyline, you may want to include an article on scenario models or giving feedback in scenarios.

Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Top 10 Things You Should Know to Build a Storyline Course
  • Top 10 Things New Users Need to Know About Storyline
  • Top 10 Things You Should Know About Scenarios in Storyline
  • Top 10 Getting Started Tutorials for Working with Audio in Storyline
  • Top 10 Storyline Tutorials for Working with Multimedia
  • Top 10 Ways to Create Your Own Graphics in Storyline
  • Top 10 Creative Ideas for Building Interactive Scenarios in Storyline
  • Top 10 Tutorials for Total Newbies
  • Top 10 Articulate Guru Skills You Wish You Had
  • Top 10 Production Tips for Working in Articulate Storyline


You can use any of Articulate’s tutorials and resources, as well as anything you've created or discovered on other sites.

Last week’s challenge

Before you begin listing your favorite tutorials, take a moment to check out the amazing ideas shared in last week’s photo collage challenge:

More about the e-learning  challenges:

The weekly challenges are ongoing opportunities to learn, share, and build your e-learning portfolios. You can jump into any or all of the previous challenges anytime you want. We’ll feature your work and provide feedback if you request it.

Wishing you a Top 10 week, E-Learning Heroes!

Even if you’re using a trial version of Studio ’13 or Storyline, you can absolutely publish your challenge files. Just sign up for a fully functional, free trial, and have at it. And remember to post your questions and comments in the forums; we're here to help. For more e-learning tips, examples, and downloads, follow us on Twitter.

Allison Nederveld
Daniel Sweigert
David Anderson
Kimberly Valliere
Jackie Van Nice

Ashley: Nice layout! I liked that I didn't have to keep hitting "close" buttons to go from screen to screen. Allison: Beautiful interface. Just one thought: I kept looking for a link to click (to get to the tutorial or whatever) after I chose an item. It would be great to have that built in at that point (it could open a new browser window so you don't leave the piece), as well as the link to your blog in the lower right. And nice blog post! Kimberly: Your spit-take post nearly made me do one. I'm still laughing. Whew. Dan: What can I say? This is thoroughly you. You may have a lock on that much-sought-after "cornball" style we all enjoy. Lesson learned: Don't casually breeze in front of a microphone and read a script Dan gives you, blindly taking his direction, without having seen the... Expand

Kimberly Valliere