Slide branching


I need some help branching out my slides. So far I have seen that we have 1)scenes and 2) slides, and that the slides are a lower level below our scenes as in Scene 1, Slide 1.1, Slide 1.2, etc.

But how would I make a lower level to my slide? As in Sub-Slide 1.1.1 Sub-Slide 1.1.2, Sub-Slide 1.1.3

I have this kind of branching within the content of my slides, and don't know how to edit it in storyview, and even if I put it in the Menu during preview it doesn't adapt to that. Perhaps I am not using the right technique.

I just want to know how to branch to more sub-levels and make that appear in my Story View, so I can organize my slides and content appropriately.

Thank you

6 Replies
Julia Koller

HI Eleni,

I don't believe you can nest that many layers within a scene. One option you have though, is the ability to indent slides in the menu. This can visually show students that, for example, slides 1.2 and 1.3 are children of slide 1.1.

In one series I have, the ID and I decided to turn off the slide numbers in the menu, and added our custom numbering scheme in the Story View Slide Title. 

Eleni Dracopoulos

Hi Julia,

Thank you for that tip, I guess it makes sense to do that.

I guess what I meant is, how to I make it look like they are branching out, like in the attachement you sent me. I can not do that 2 arrow divide...or rather don't know how to. Can you explain to me how to do that?

Thanks so much

Julia Koller

Good morning Eleni,

You're very welcome, I'm glad I can help a bit.

The branching will occur automatically as you create triggers. So, in the sample I attached, there are two buttons on the first slide. A trigger on one button tells it to jump to one slide. The trigger on the other button tells it to jump to the other. Storyline will automatically add the arrows to indicate branching.

If you haven't already, I would recommend taking a look at the tutorials here:

Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Kavita,

So many great examples out there! Take a look at these two discussions to get started:

I'd also suggest reaching out in the Building Better Courses side of ELH and see if there is anyone who can help! That side tends to focus more on design and how to.