Course length/total time

Aug 12, 2014


Does storyline have any kind of feature that can determine the length/time of a complete course (i.e. viewing all the content, etc.)?

Forgive me if this is an old topic, but searching yielded no results.

Besides sitting through the whole thing, any hacks?

Thanks in advance,


36 Replies
Ren Gomez

Hi Kydon

As Ashley mentioned above, it includes the timeline of each individual slide and does not include layers.

It helps to give a rough estimate, but if you've included layers, web objects, or lots of learner interactions those will impact your overall time. 

I hope that helps provide some clarification!

Aarthi Ramesh

I was wondering if there is a way to leverage this duration value available in Storyline for the purpose of reporting on any LMS?

I am using Storyline-3 and the LMS my company uses is Moodle (3.6v).

I have 2 follow-up questions:

  1. Is there a way to get the duration to display in Moodle once I upload the SCORM?
  2. I am also looking for a good way to have a 'fixed' completion time value pulled into my Moodle course completion reports. We all have looked at reports where the actual SCORM completion time is logged at say 30 minutes for a 5-minute learning, maybe because the learner decided to take a coffee break after deploying the SCORM. So if the duration input before publishing the SCORM can be the default completion time when we run reports, then it will help circumvent the scenario I described above.  
Leslie McKerchie

Hello Aarthi,

Thanks for reaching out and sharing what you would like to see in your LMS reporting.

Storyline communicates the following question details to LMSs for SCORM and AICC courses.

    • id: Storyline sends a series of data to identify the Scene#, the QuestionDraw# (if applicable), and the Slide# in that particular scene or question draw.
    • type: This is the type of question (True/False, Multiple Choice, Multiple Response, etc).
    • student_response: This is how the learner answered the question.
    • correct_response: This is the correct answer for the question.
    • result: This designates whether the learner answered the question correctly or not.
    • weighting: Storyline doesn't use this item. It'll always be 1.
    • latency: This is how long it took the learner to answer the question.
    • objective: Storyline doesn't use this item. It'll always be 0.

Any reporting of duration or actual time spent in the course would be within your LMS. Hopefully, your fellow Moodle users will pop in to share any tips and ideas with you.

Angel Owens

Hi Crystal,

I am currently looking for this same feature, timelines for individual scenes. For most Syllabus creation and course approvals, it asks for Chapter/or section timelines. I usually create a new scene for each Chapter or objective. This post says it is from 3 years ago, do you know if this feature was ever added? And if so, how do I get to it? Thank you! Angel