Linking Multiple Projects

I am evaluating Storyline V Captivate.

One of the things we do with our Captivate Projects is create a number of projects that make up the modules of the course.

We then create a Master project which links to an opens the other courses. On the last slide of each course there is a link back to the master to allwo them to pick another module

Can anyone tell me how do I open and run another Storyline project form within a a project to allow me to navigate through a course that is a number of projects.

8 Replies
Simon Perkins

I'm not sure if this is possible with SL.  

Are you using an LMS?  If so, you could bundle up multiple SL modules into a single course SCO.  That would at least give you the ability to track activity on each one separately.  It still won't necessarily allow you to launch a particular module from within another one.  

Then again, may I ask why you're looking to cross-access in this way?  Do both/multiples modules NEED to be open at the same time?  Do learners only need access to a few slides when cross-accessing - if so, you could duplicate those slides in the other modules (more work but still feasible).

Simon Perkins

Judging by your second paragraph ...

Mark Vause said:

We then create a Master project which links to an opens the other courses. On the last slide of each course there is a link back to the master to allwo them to pick another module 

... I'd opt for bundling up into a single SCO (using something like RELOAD Editor).  If you're using an LMS then it'll work fine.

Mark Vause

We distributte the courses to clients who put them in their LMS but we dont have our own to test this

We also host the course on our support portal (not via an LMS) . Users see a single welcome page and choos the module they want to complete. Having completed this they return to this welcome page and doanother one.

Having individual links for each module of the course (there will be around 20) is just not feasable.

I've tried calling the HTM file in the published folder (as with captivate) but doesn't seem to even open it.

Looks like Captiate wins :-(

Simon Perkins

So the clients' version would be fine if they had the modules bundled up into a single SCO (via RELOAD Editor)?  Some LMS' may not like the way this offers a second level module. so that would need checking.

Is it your version you're worried about?  Why not just have each module linked via a menu page?

Gerry Wasiluk

Instead of Reload Editor, you may want to look at Simple SCORM Packager.   Even though it's not free, it's far easier to use, IMVHO.

I just used it this week to deliver two multi-SCO courses for a client, one with nine modules and one with ten modules.  Most of the modules were created in Storyline.

Another option--use web objects (I think this will work).  Publish the modules to separate folders.  Rename the story.html file in each to index.html.  Then link from your master module's menu.