Commonly used course components


I did some research and couldn't quite find what I was looking for, so I apologize if this is redundant.

I am building an interactive technology simulation course. I am reusing many components in the course. I have to go back to copy / paste things like the desktop bg, the group for the username, homepage, etc. Is there a better way? I am also creating things directly in AS2. For example, captions created to reflect our brand design components and notification boxes or close buttons and so on. It would be a huge time saver if I could cache these treasures in one easy to use spot vs. going back and copy/pasting. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

4 Replies
Leslie McKerchie

Hi Eileen!

Sounds like you may be needing to set up a custom player that you can re-use and a template to assist you. Details below.

When you make changes to a player, those changes get saved in the current project file. However, it's a good idea to save your custom players separately, so you can reuse them in other courses or share them with other content developers. Here's how.

Templates are huge time savers. They generally have a custom design with slide layouts and content placeholders. They may even include media, animations, interactive objects, variables, and triggers. Just add a template to your course, then customize the content to fit your situation. Articulate Storyline has a library of ready-made templates, but you can add more. See this tutorial for details.

Indrani Sen

Hi Leslie,

I was wondering if  in Articulate we can build a library of reusable objects.  This idea comes from using Flash.  I used to create buttons  for example like 'exit' or 'next' which I could reuse.  Also if I wanted to change the button state and add some text, I would need to do it once, and it would be reflected in all instances.  Most importantly, I could create new instances based on existing buttons, and reuse is for other purposes.  Can we build a library of objects in Articulate just like Flash? Many thanks,