Using Slide Masters and Placeholders #12

Using Master Slides #12: Challenge | Recap

Give Your E-Learning Courses a Visually Cohesive Design That’s Easy to Update

Slide masters enable you to make global design changes to common slide elements such as font styles, color schemes, shapes, text and image placement, and even background graphics.

Using slide masters effectively takes some practice, and that’s what this week’s screencast challenge is all about!

Screencast Challenge of the Week

This week, your challenge is to screencast a tutorial to show users how to work with slide masters, layouts, and placeholders in Articulate Storyline.

NOTE: Don’t worry if someone already recorded a similar tutorial. The weekly screencast challenges are for you to show what you know using your own personal voice and style.

Topics or Areas to Demonstrate

  • Setting up slide masters
  • Creating text and image placeholders
  • Adding headers and footers
  • Creating multiple slide masters and layouts
  • Naming slide masters
  • Working with multiple slide masters
  • Inserting placeholders
  • Editing placeholders

Record Your Screencast

You can record your screencast using any tool you like. Storyline’s built-in screen recorder is one option. Replay works well for including webcam video with your screen recording. Another popular option is Camtasia.

Share Your Screencast

Please use YouTube, Vimeo, or Wistia to host your screencast. That will make it easy for me to embed the tutorials in the weekly recap post for each challenge.

You’re also free to bundle your videos into a Storyline project (here’s an example). You’ll just need a place to host your published project. If you need help, I can host your files on our servers.

Ready? Set? Record!

About the Screencast Challenges

The weekly screencasting challenges are ongoing opportunities to teach, learn, and demonstrate your e-learning expertise. You can jump into any or all of the previous challenges anytime you want. I’ll update the recap posts to include your tutorials.

If you have a blog, please consider writing about your challenge entry. We’ll link back to your blog so your video tutorials get even more exposure. If you share your demos on Twitter, try using #ELHChallenge so your tweeps can track your e-learning coolness.


David Anderson