A little overwhelmed

Hi all,

Finally was able to download the trail of storyline and started playing with it and to be honest I feel like I am a little lost.

The demos etc look so seemless and I am trying to achieve the same but feeling like I don't know anything.

Just wanted to let someone know...shar emy frustrations..

Oh well I will go look at the tutorial variable, layers, trigeers ...phew!

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Diane Elkins

If it helps, I just posted some sample files you can use to build your own course.  That might help focus your experimentation.  There are storyboards for a 20-minute course on time management, plus all the media assets to make it.  Go to http://elearninguncovered.com/storyline and select Practice Files.

Gerry Wasiluk

Sid Chaudhury said:

Hi all,

Finally was able to download the trail of storyline and started playing with it and to be honest I feel like I am a little lost.

The demos etc look so seemless and I am trying to achieve the same but feeling like I don't know anything.

Just wanted to let someone know...shar emy frustrations..

Oh well I will go look at the tutorial variable, layers, trigeers ...phew!


Hey, Sid!

I think you are to be congratulated for posting in a public forum and saying you feel a little lost.  This is a great community for helping each other out.

Besides what Diane recommends (and her book on Storyline or this one), I think going through the tutorials and trying things out is a good approach.

Also, keep following things here in the Storyline forum and subscribing to all the Articulate blogs also helps.

When people post a story file, download it and go through it.  Try to see and understand what they did.  If you're stick, post a question here.

Even more important then everything is having a good, positive attitude and sticking to it.  It'll come to you.  You have to learn to crawl sometimes before you can can walk and run.  Heck--I don't remotely know it all on Storyline but I know I can always come here and get help.  You're not alone!

Imagine those of us who were beta testing the tool from the start.  All we had was ourselves, each other, Arlyn's demos, and some great posts by Jeanette, David and Tom and others in the beta forum.  Things have come a long way since then to help folks out.

Just keep firing away your questions here.  No question is too small or insignificant.

Phil Mayor

Hi Sid

It is overwhelming, so many new toys, what do I use next

When I first saw Storyline, I didn't look at building a course, I started with little interactions and built it from there.  Start with what you know, build something similar top what you are already doing and then embellish it with storyline features.  I think baby steps is the way forward.

Post back when you need something, post back, someone should be able to point you in the right direction. I PM'd David Anderson  last week because I didnt know something about characters (it was really easy as well)

Phil

Adrian Dean

Hi Sid,

I haven't been around long, but from what I have seen, the three people above, Diane, Gerry, and Phil, can help you with anything that you want to do. Just browsing all these forums, you would be hard pressed to find one where they haven't knocked it out of the park.

The Articulate staff is equally amazing and if the three above don't know it yet, they do.

I wish you luck in learning and as the others said, everyone here is ready to help.

Adrian