Nov 20, 2015
Hi everyone! I'm a bit of a newbie and so I need some help. I'm using Storyline 2.
I have very long video clips (approx. 10 minutes each for a total of about an hour) that I am trying to break up with "popup" questions during the video based on what the speaker is talking about. I have very specific spots in the video (marked with cue points) where I want my question to pop up, user to choose an answer and when they get it right, go back to the video and continue playing. The first question in a video is working great, but the timing for the 2nd, 3rd etc are off. The question will pop up before the speaker in the video is talking about that point. I am positive my cue points are marked correctly.
I have tried this two ways:
First way is have the video in a base layer and the pop ups in the slide layers.
Base layer trigger: Show layer A when timeline reaches Cue Point #1. Last layer in question sequence has two triggers: play media when user clicks button; hide this layer when user clicks the same button. Repeat for all question layers.
The second way I have tried it is using different slides. Video is in Slide 1. Trigger: Lightbox Slide 2 [the question slide] when timeline reaches Cue Point #1. Last slide in lightbox has trigger to close lightbox when button is clicked.
It doesn't seem to matter if I add to slide 1 a trigger to pause timeline at cue point #1 or pause media at cue point #1. By the time you get to cue point #2 the question is popping up too early which means the media wasn't really paused during the time the learner was answering question #1.
Some thoughts for a solution I have had: Do I need to just cut my videos at each question and make each clip several pieces corresponding to my popup questions? Is there a way to do it with variables (though I don't know what)? Is there a way to restart the media when not on that layer? I saw something in the discussion boards about a shape off the slide to hook things to?