As we welcome in the new year, many of you might be starting new Storyline 360 projects. To help with your projects for the upcoming year, I’ve compiled a list of five Storyline tips from 2020. These tips highlight new and innovative ways to use the awesome features in Storyline 360 to deliver a better learning experience. Take a look!
1. Create Unique Interactions with the Jump-to-Time Trigger
The jump-to-time trigger is something I didn’t know I needed, and now that I have it, I can’t live without it. With this feature, there are endless possibilities for creating custom interactivity. With this trigger you can:
- Give learners a new way to navigate videos. For example, they can jump to a specific topic or skip/rewind when needed.
- Create GIF-like animations, all within Storyline 360, that play over and over, as seen in this animated example.
- Loop music to play continuously, like in this Holiday Traditions download.
2. Bring Your Ideas to Life with Motion Path Animations
Motion path animations are nothing new, but if you like saving time like I do, then head on over to this article that’s chock-full of tips and tricks to help you efficiently create motion path animations. With motion path animations, you can create all sorts of creative interactions or fun activities like this Broomstick Brew game.
3. Design Different Types of Quizzes That Can Be Tracked
Quizzes are a great way to test learners’ knowledge to see if they’ve mastered the content in your course. They’re also good indicators of whether the course you created is effective in teaching those concepts. One challenge many instructional designers face when crafting quizzes is handling a group of learners with different levels of knowledge. Sound familiar? The good news is that thanks to these new quiz tracking features in Storyline 360, you’ve got some great options for designing effective quizzes for diverse groups of learners.
4. Save Time by Previewing Only Selected Scenes or Slides
One of the many things I appreciate about Articulate is that they’re always looking for new ways to improve your workflow. In case you missed it, last year they added more options for previewing your course content. In addition to being able to preview one slide, one scene, or your entire project, you can now preview multiple scenes or slides so you can easily see the changes you’re making to your projects.
5. Stay Organized with Grouped Objects
One way I like to keep organized is by grouping objects since many projects I work on tend to have a lot of objects on the slide. Grouping objects allows me to easily move, size, rotate, flip, change attributes, and apply animations as if they were one single object. It’s a super simple and quick way to work with multiple objects efficiently. To learn more about how to work with grouped objects, check out this article.
I hope you found these Storyline tips helpful! If you have any Storyline tips you want to share, comment below!
Looking for more inspiration? Check out our other Best of 2020 articles:
- The 5 Most Helpful Instructional Design Tips of 2020
- 4 Rise 360 Tips from 2020 You’ll Want to Revisit
- The Top 5 Most Popular Roundups of 2020
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