Highlight some text in published storyline project by user

Jun 21, 2012

Hi . I design a course for my students and I want the students will enable to highlight some text in course that important for them. Is it possible in storyline?

7 Replies
Alyssa Gomez

Hey Jeff! 

It sounds like you're interested in allowing learners to highlight on-screen text while they're taking your course. While that's not a feature currently in Storyline, I'd be happy to pass your idea along to our team! 

And if you can tell us a little more about how you'd like that feature to work by submitting a feature request, that would be even better. 😁

Hugh Gardner


  While I don't think the software can currently handle the students selecting any words like you want, you could choose key words they need to find and create a way to highlight those (invisible boxes, that when clicked on make the highlighted word appear by changing the state to visible.  More limited, but functionality that might be of use.  

Jeff Momsen

Hi Hugh,

Funny you should mention that! A colleague of mine and I do plan on using a knowledge check that instructs: "In the following sentence there is a word or phrase that makes this statement false. Take a moment to consider what phrase that is, and then click on the statement to check your answer." (and then the selected State will have the phrase highlighted). So as a skill check, its great.

We still were hoping for something as a reading highlighter like we remember from college (oh so many years ago). :)

I look forward to seeing what the development team comes up with.

curt switalski

I have seen these types of questions being asks over 7 years ago, yet have not seen any movement. Having this functionality as well as learners being able to annotate would be so beneficial for the learner to marks things THEY feel important and draw on the screen for their clarification, etc. Articulate team - you are so talented, isn't there something you can add to the development? Start small with the ability to highlight text and right a note and expand from there.