One of the great things about the screen recording feature in Storyline 360 is that you can use it to simulate real-life tasks inside different systems and software apps. It’s a robust feature with lots of customization options and great capabilities—and it’s super easy and intuitive to use! Let’s walk through how to get started.
1. Launch the Recorder
You have a few options to launch the screen recorder.
One is to start a new project by picking Record Screen.
Another option is to go to the Home tab, click New Slide, and select Record Screen:
Finally, you can select Record Screen from the Slides tab:
It doesn’t matter which way you do it. It just comes down to personal preference.
2. Set the Recording Dimensions
When the recording tool launches, start by setting the dimensions for your screen recording. You have two options:
1. Choose a pre-set dimension from the drop-down list. This is helpful because it’s easy to match the size of the course you’re creating and also helps ensure consistency across multiple screen recordings.
2. Adjust the window size using the sizing handles.
Not sure what size you should use for recording? Check out this article for some tips on recording high-resolution screencasts.
3. Choose Your Recording Options
Next to the “recording size” drop-down menu, you’ll notice a gear icon.
Click this to adjust the settings—like which microphone (for voiceover audio) you want to record.
In the Screen Recording window, you’ll also find another cool feature, called Move New Windows into Recording Area.
If you plan to switch between apps or windows during your recording, be sure to check this option. This allows you to show multiple windows during your screen recording instead of just one.
4. Record Your Process
Once you’ve specified your dimensions and settings, you’re ready to record your screen! Just click the red Record button, wait for the countdown, and then go through the steps you want to record. When you’re done, hit the Escape key on your keyboard or click Done in the recording bar.
If you make a mistake and want to start over, click the trash can icon.
5. Choose Your Insert Option
After you record your screencast and are ready to include it in your course, it’s time to decide how you want learners to experience it. In Storyline 360 there are four different ways to include your screencast.
- Insert it as a video demonstration for your learners using View mode.
- Let your learners practice what you’re teaching them by inserting the screencast using Try mode.
- Check your learners’ knowledge on the material by inserting the screencast using Test mode.
- Finally, you can insert the screencast as a video.
The first three options break your screencast out into multiple different slides automatically, making it easier to add information to your course, whereas the fourth option allows you to add your screencast as a video to just a single slide.
Once you’ve inserted your recording, you can add any information or multimedia you want, just like you can on any other type of slide. For example, you might want to add some contextual information to help learners understand why and when they’ll need to use the features you’re showing on the screen.
And that’s all there is to it! Recording your screen in Storyline 360 is super easy. And once you’ve recorded, it’s easy to customize the recording so it fits your learners’ needs.
Want to learn more about creating software training? Check out the articles below.
- Follow This Process to Create Software Simulations and Systems Training Like a Pro
- The Difference Between Screencasts and Software Simulations
- Storyline 360: Inserting Screen Recordings
- Why Use Storyline for Software Simulations?
- A Useful Technique for Recording High-Resolution Screencasts in Storyline 360
- How to Decide Which Articulate 360 App to Use for Screen Recording
Have any Storyline 360 recorder tips of your own? Feel free to share in the comments section below! And, of course, if you have any questions, be sure to leave those there as well.
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