I'm new and have several questions

Any input on the following items would be greatly appreciated!

Section 508, WCAG compatibility

    Tab ordering

    Alt tags

    Are quizzes, “hot spots”, etc. accessible

·         Demo how theming works (any examples/videos)

·         Can we load our own characters (Must do as pictures, correct?)

·         Is there a built in captioning/open captions tool

·         Demo quiz question import

·         Will drag and drop questions work on mobile (phone, tablet)

·         Demo branching logic (any discussions/examples?)

9 Replies
Christie Pollick
Aaron Jones

Thanks, Christie.

This was emailed to me also by Andrea:

Thanks for your message!
Articulate Storyline’s Flash-based output is Section 508 compliant. See this article for details:
http://www.articulate.com/support/storyline-2/storyline-is-508-compliant

When you mention theming, is this what you are after: https://community.articulate.com/articles/creating-the-custom-color-theme
https://community.articulate.com/articles/working-with-theme-fonts-in-articulate-storyline-2

Yes, you can import your own characters into your courses. Here's a handy discussion thread on the topic: https://community.articulate.com/discussions/articulate-storyline/import-own-characters

From a captioning perspective, these articles will help:
https://www.articulate.com/support/storyline/how-to-create-closed-captioning-in-storyline
https://community.articulate.com/discussions/articulate-storyline/storyline-example-generating-closed-captions

Here's the info on importing quiz questions: https://community.articulate.com/series/articulate-storyline-2/articles/importing-questions-into-articulate-storyline-2

Here's a handy chart regarding Storyline 2 features and how they behave on different devices. I always suggest you test out your course on various devices to see what the learner experience will be like: https://www.articulate.com/support/storyline-2/comparing-flash-html5-and-articulate-mobile-player-output-for-articulate-storyline-2

Finally, your branching question:
https://community.articulate.com/series/4/articles/choosing-feedback-and-branching-options-in-articulate-storyline-2
https://community.articulate.com/download/storyline-2-branched-scenario-template
https://community.articulate.com/series/41/articles/how-i-built-this-branched-e-learning-scenario

You will also want to check out E-Learning Heroes - https://community.articulate.com/ -that's our Community page and it's chock full of helpful info like the links I've provided, above.

Kelly Meeker

Hi Aaron, here are a few more resources you might find useful: 

Info on styling your course: 

You can find tons of free downloads to get you started in our downloads hub. Check out Trina's series of 10 minute template transformations to see one approach to updating and freshening templates.

Working with characters: 

Here's a tutorial on adding characters in Storyline 2. 

Captioning: 

This article shares three ways to add captions in Storyline 2. 

Quiz question import: 

Here's info on importing quiz questions along with a template.

Branching scenarios: 

Try our roundup of how-tos, downloads, and examples right here