Interactive Video Tutorial in Storyline

Hi there! I am in the process of my instructional design internship and I was wondering if anyone could help me. In Adobe Captivate, there is a way to create an interactive tutorial. Basically it is a screencast of how to do something (such as how to use a new software) and it requires user interaction to "click" on buttons to continue. For example it might show the software and ask the learner to click on the "tools" button to get the font bar or something like that.

Is there a way to do this in Storyline? Would I need to take screenshots of everything and use hotspots or is there a better and easier way to use storyline to create these? I have storyline 2. 

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Madeline F

Hi all. Thank you both for your response. I have done many simple screen recordings in Storyline... but I'm not sure how to make them interactive. The tutorial I am creating shows users how to do something specific in a software. What I would like to do is have my users actually interact with my screen recording. For example, in the recording I tell them to click on file and then open. I would like them to physically click on these buttons with their mouse before the screencast continues. How do I set this up? Do I record my screencast in multiple parts and then have hotspots on these items and advance to the next slide once they click? 

Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Madeline,

I may be oversimplifying it - but did you take a look at the information on how to insert your screen recording in step by step mode? You'll have a Try and a Test option that would allow the user to actually click on the elements you clicked on and see how it advances based on that. Here are the specific sections of the tutorial that deal with that set up:

If you're having a specific problem recording the software that you're using could you share a bit more about that? Not every software will report the same stuff to Storyline based on how you've clicked through and advanced, so that may be a part of the issue you're experiencing?

Let me know if I'm missing the ball here, and any other clarification you can offer will help us narrow it down!