Edit a template and save it as a template

Hello everybody

I need to create 4 modules sharing the same glossary.

So, I created a new project with only one slide, with the glossary in the player. Then I saved it as a template and created the 4 modules from this template.

The problem I encounter is that I need to update frequently this glossary.

How can I edit the template "glossary", and be sure that the 4 modules glossaries will also be updated? 

I see no way to open and edit the template glossary, if I try to open it, it creates a new project "untitled.1.story"...

Thanks in advance for your help

3 Replies
Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Genia,

When you add a glossary to a course, these items are saved within your project, not within your player. (This means that if you save your player and apply the player to other projects, the glossary won't be applied with it.)

If you want to re-use the same glossary in another project, an easy way to do that is to save your project as a Storyline template. Then, when you're ready to begin a new project, use that template as your starting point by choosing From project template on the Storyline launch screen. When you repurpose content this way, the player customizations on the template (including any Glossary you've added) become part of the new project. If you later add, delete, or change any of the glossary terms, those changes won't automatically carry over to other projects in which you've used the same template. You'll need to make the same changes in each project.

Génia K

Ashley Terwilliger said:

Hi Genia,

If you later add, delete, or change any of the glossary terms, those changes won't automatically carry over to other projects in which you've used the same template. You'll need to make the same changes in each project.


Thank you Ashley. Then, I understand that my glossary can't be updated as soon as I create the first module with the template? If you want to add/delete a definition, I'll need to update all the modules glossaries ?