Adding timestamp to Storyline window

Sep 25, 2016

Do you know how to add the time in Storyline so that the user will see it in each slide?  I mean at the top of the window like the example attached.

13 Replies
Sheena Baksh
Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard
Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Joe,

Storyline doesn't have an overall timer built in, although you could enable a quiz timer to start on your very first slide. It would appear in the top right corner with a little circle icon and the timing element. 

Here is a bit more information on how to enabled that (Storyline 2 - but you could also do it in Storyline 3 or 360). 

Key Learning

Can we please get articulate to fix this? I don't understand why this would be difficult to calculate. You are already providing a seek bar with "progress" being displayed (but no timestamp!?). And we're able to jump back and for on the seekbar per slide. For content creation this is extremely helpful and frankly necessary to indicate where on the slide a change needs to take place. This is HUGE for articulate review when a client is reviewing a course to say where (using a time indication) something needs to change. Also it would permit learners to at least know how much time has passed and remained on the seekbar. Why have a seekbar at all if you don't know the time on the seekbar?

This feature alone is forcing us to use presenter instead of storyline. :( We really really want to be able to use Storyline instead of Presenter. Please make this change.

I know there are a ton of threads on this one :)



Key Learning

Hi Ashley,

Thank you. Have they done anything about this? I have another project where I have like 4 podcasts in a course and each one is about 45 minutes long. There is a quiz at the end of each course and for the feedback we'd like to tell them where in the podcast to find the answer. Is there any news on having some sort of an option for a timestamp for even each slide? 

Leslie McKerchie

Hello Key Learning,

I wanted to share some information about how we manage these feature requests as that may be helpful. 

That being said, I'm not seeing any official requests and just a handful of threads that seemed to be remedied by either the quiz timer or a custom progress bar.

I'm going to pull some of these conversations together so that we can take a look at the user's requesting this feature and track it a bit closer. Thanks for reaching back out and letting us know you still have a need for this feature as well as a use-case.

Maria Costa-Stienstra

Hi, everyone.

I have exciting news to share!
We just released another update for Storyline 360. In Update 58, we've included important fixes and new features.

One of the features we've included is:

Create timed interactions and conditional triggers using built-in variables that track the total time a learner spends on a slide, a scene, or an entire course.

To take advantage of this feature, launch the Articulate 360 desktop app on your computer and click the Update button next to Storyline 360. You'll find our step-by-step instructions here.

Please let us know if you have any questions by posting here or by reaching out to our Support Engineers directly.