Slide Layer vs New Slide

I am new to building courses with Storyline and am trying to reduce my file size.  When a user answers a question correctly, I would like for the course to ask  her if she would like to see the problem worked or move on to the next question.  Originally, I did this via a second slide (meaning if incorrect the user would branch to one slide, if correct, another).  I just discovered Slide Layers and think this may be the most effective way to handle this. 

My question is - what takes up more space in a story - a slide or a slide layer or do they generally take up the same amount of space? 



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Christine Hendrickson

Hi Suzanne. Welcome to E-Learning Heroes!

I'm not exactly sure about the size difference. I don't believe there will really be a difference, because it's my understanding that it's the content that modifies the file size. I did a quick test with two different files, both with the same content. One file had content on two slides, while the other contained a slide and a layer with the same content. The file sizes are the same, for me. Of course, this may end up changing if you have a very large amount of slides, but like I said I believe it's related to the content.

I totally agree that layers are probably the best way to do this, simply because it's a little more organized. I'm a big fan of layers, personally, though. It really depends on how you want to work with your project.

If you have any questions, just ask!