Just wondering if this is possible before I buy

Jan 30, 2013

a client of ours would like us to take an existing video production we did for them that went out as a DVD, and make it a SCORM Compliant web video, one that would in theory play through, with a quiz at the end.
I am trying with little success to find a product that will list this capability as a feature. Most of the tools I see seem to be geared towards taking a powerpoint deck, saving stills of each slide, and adding audio to them, in effect making, say, 30 slides that advance along with audio. In my mind I see this as 1 slide with a video, but that upon completion would allow the user to take a quiz. 
So this would be a video-driven piece, meaning the timeline is driven by a LOONG (almost an hour long) streaming video, not audio clips. They would also like to have chapter markers or thumbnails along the left side that the user could click to jump around in the video, basically like the way a normal PowerPoint with audio slideshow does.
Any idea if Storyline could achieve this?
The added kicker is they'd like it to play on iPads as well as PC's, s it would need to be MP4 html 5 vs flash.
thanks in advance for nay help you can offer.

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Christine Hendrickson

Welcome to E-Learning Heroes, Sarah!

I think I can answer most, if not all of your questions.

First, about the video. You should be able to accomplish this on one slide, without any problems. The first option would be to get access to the original video file and insert it into Storyline. If you don't have access to the original video, you could record your screen in Storyline, while playing the video in standalone. Learners and your client will not be able to tell this is the method you've used, but if the DVD version is the only version of the video available, this would be the easiest way to incorporate it into a course. 

The markers may be your most difficult request. You could certainly create markers on the timeline and possibly make your own menu on the slide (possibly along the side of the video). However, if the video is only on one slide, you won't be able to display these sections on the true main menu of the Storyline player.. as far as I know  

About the iPad - I do not believe this will be a problem. Though, you may want to keep in mind that there are some limitations for HTML5 (this is true for web and mobile devices). If you'd like to get some detailed information on this, take a look at this comparison chart for Storyline's output types. You'll be able to see what features are supported in HTML5 output, and what features are not supported. 

I hope this helps. If you have any additional questions, or need any clarification, please feel free to ask.



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