HELP - Can Seekbar show timestamp for each slide?

Dec 02, 2013

I am building an audio presentation that essentially has audio on each single slide. Is there any way I can show the length of the time on the seekbar or player somewhere?


7 Replies
Alyssa Gomez

Hi there, Key Learning!

The elapsed time/time remaining display on the player for each slide is not a feature in Storyline at this time.  Certainly add your input in the form of a feature request; we are always considering what our customers need!

If an "overall time remaining in course" would work for you, you can try this workaround from Ron suggested here

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.

Thanks Alyssa! Please talk to you programmers. This should be simple.  


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.