Can you customize Player and logos for different scenes on the same project?

Hello Everyone!

I am creating a course that is basically the same with a few changes for two of our companies. I have a start scene where the user clicks on the company they work for and they will just view the pertaining content. However, on one scene I have the logo on the player for one company and I would like to change the other scene to the second company's logo. I was wondering if that is even possible? I am attaching a few pictures just in case.

Thank you so much!

Patty

24 Replies
Leslie McKerchie

Hi Patty!

The player will be consistent across your project. You do have the ability to change this on different slides via slide properties, but not a different logo.

You could perhaps use different slide masters for the various content.

Slide masters in Articulate Storyline are very similar to slide masters in Microsoft PowerPoint. Use them to control the default themes, colors, fonts, text, and objects for slides throughout your course. They're big time savers, letting you apply the same look and feel across multiple slides all at once. See this tutorial to learn more.
 
Perhaps someone in the community has some ideas/suggestions for your design needs as well.
Patty Franco

Hi Leslie!

I hope you had a great weekend! Thank you so much for your reply and your help! I am thinking that probably the best solution for me would be to combine both logos in one image and just use that. I was going to use this as my last resort in case there was no option of doing this. Thank you so much for the tutorial! It is something new I learned and will help with future projects.

Again, thank you so much for your help!

Patty Franco

Leslie Steele

I also have one project with several scenes and I would like to use different player properties for different scenes.  What would be the best way to accomplish this?  Should I have different projects, each with a single scene?  If so, how would I have the first scene access the other scenes?

Thank you!

Alyssa Gomez

Hi there Leslie! You can adjust the features that appear in the player slide-by-slide within Slide Properties. For example, if you want the Menu to appear only in Scene 1, you'll want to use Story View to select all slides in Scene 1 (click the first slide + press and hold Shift + click the last slide). Next, select Menu from the Slide Properties pane. I hope this helps!

Leslie Steele

But can I have a different title appearing for each scene?

For my project I have a landing page with several buttons. Each button goes
to a different scene. I'd like the title of the scene to appear on the
player while it's being displayed. Is that possible? If so, how?

Thank you,

Leslie

Alyssa Gomez

Hi Leslie, 

The title that appears at the top of the player is the project title. Scene titles are shown as headings within the Course Menu

If you want to embed one Storyline project in another Storyline project, you'll want to host the first published file on a web server, and then use a Web Object to embed the first published file within the second Storyline file. I hope this helps!

Leslie Steele

OK.I got that. Thank you. Now I have another question. In the first scene
there is only one slide with six buttons. Each button will launch a
different scene. I understand now that each will be its own separate
project if I want the player title to reflect different "modules." On each
slide of the other scenes, however, I have a home icon that should take the
user back to the original project. In order to do that will I need to post
the original project on my web server.so I can get the web address of that
project.so I can then program each of the other projects' home icons to go
back to that page when clicked? After programming those home buttons, will
I then need to publish each project to my web server to get those ip
addresses.take down my original project so I can program each of the buttons
to launch different courses.and then re-post the original project? If I
don't want the six projects that will be launched from the original slide to
appear as standalone projects for my users, will I have to work with my web
administrator to hide those, or is there something I need to do within
Storyline?

Thank you so much for your help,

Leslie

Alyssa Gomez

Hi again Leslie!

It sounds like you have a Master Storyline file that contains a course menu with 6 buttons, and each button leads to a different scene. Then each scene contains one slide with Web Objects that point to 6 other Storyline files, all which are published to your web server. Is that correct?

I would put the Home button within the Master Storyline file, just above the Web Objects. The Home button will need a trigger to 'Jump to slide Course Menu when the user clicks the Home Button'.

To address your last question, how are you delivering the published content to your learners? Are you using an LMS? If so, your learners will not see 6 separate published outputs - they will only see one published output for the Master Storyline file. 

Leslie Steele

Regarding what I'm working towards, you mostly got it right.  Each button from the master file leads to a different scene, but that scene may be a short video (slide show) or another "landing page" that opens still other scenes.

Regarding the Home button: I want the Home button to appear on each slide of the slide shows in each scene--so the user can abort the video or easily return to the course's initial page. Does that make more sense?

Finally, I'm not using an LMS; I'm posting the content on our company's intranet. I only want them to access the embedded slide shows, etc. from the course's main page, not as a "standalone" course.

Thank you for your help!

Alyssa Gomez

Hi Leslie,

Thanks for that information! From what you're describing, it sounds like adding the Home button to each individual slide will work, as long as it directs to a slide within the project file, not a slide in a separate project file. 

Since you aren't using an LMS, you'll want to share a direct link to the Master file with your learners. They will only see the link to the Master file - they will not see  the other files stored on the web server.

Please let me know if you have any further questions!

Leslie Steele

Sorry, Alyssa, but I'm not following you.  You said," adding the Home button to each individual slide will work, as long as it directs to a slide within the project file, not a slide in a separate project file."  That being sad, it sounds like I won't be able to have the home button take me back to my initial project file.  I understand that I can launch each course from the original project file and have that course open as a new project, but when that course/video is complete, how does the user get back to the original (different) project?

Sorry if I'm making it more confusing or difficult than it needs to be.

Leslie

Leslie Steele

Another snag: the "adding web objects" tutorial says that I can select either online content or content that's on my local computer.  If I choose the latter, there must be a file called index.htm or index.html in the folder I select, and all supporting files for the web content to function must be in the same folder.  I've tried publishing the scene I want to embed as a web object as both "web" and "CD," but neither folder has the index.htm or index.html file.

If I want to have the project function like in your video, what do I need to do so that the content has the index.htm (or .html) file?

Patty Franco

Hi Alyssa!

I posted this question a while back and took a look at the tutorial you made. It rocks! Definitely gave me a good idea for future projects as we are dealing with SCORM at the moment and we had to research javascript, when this would have been a simpler solution :).

Thanks Again!!!!!!