Well-synchronized audio and animation can give learners that smooth flow you want in your course. To synchronize them perfectly, you’ll need to learn to use Articulate Storyline’s timeline and cue points.
With the timeline, you can sync animations, trigger media and animation events, and manage the stacking order of on-slide elements. Cue points are markers that help you work more efficiently with the timeline.
Screencast Challenge of the Week
This week, your challenge is to screencast one or more tutorials to teach users how to use Storyline’s timeline and cue points.
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
- Opening the Timeline
- Resizing and Undocking the Timeline
- Hiding Objects
- Locking Objects
- Renaming Objects
- Expanding Grouped Objects and Answer Choices
- Changing the Order of Objects
- Changing the Timing and Duration of Objects
- Using the Playhead to Sync Animations
- Using Cue Points to Sync Animations
- Zooming the Timeline
- Previewing a Slide
- Working with Audio
- Working with Video
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.