Storyline 360 Player Tooltips

Feb 13, 2018

Hi Heroes, 

My current SL360 course has the Closed Caption button enabled in the player. The customer loves the CC feature; however, would like a 'tooltip' or hover text to appear when a user places their cursor over the icon. The concern being the small 'speech bubble' icon may not immediately be recognisable as Closed Captions. 

I can't figure out how to add a tooltip or hover text to this button in the player. Please help! 

3 Replies
Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Chris,

The CC button sits on the player, and there isn't a setting to adjust the state associated with that as you may a custom button on the slide, but the steps Joanna points to will allow you to toggle it on and off based on a user action on the slide:

Build Your Own Custom Navigation Buttons

If you disable the built-in player features and build your own custom navigation buttons, you can use triggers to show and hide captions. Just add a trigger to a button with these trigger wizard parameters to create a toggle:

  • Action: Adjust Variable
  • Variable: Player.DisplayCaptions
  • Operator: = NOT Assignment
  • When: User clicks
  • Object: Select your custom button from the drop-down list.

Tip: You need to import at least one caption file into your project to see the built-in caption variable.

Bob O'Donnell

Chris, Your other option is to include a navigation slide up front in the training that explains all the options a user will see in the course. We do that all the time for our government clients. We include a screen shot of the course with callouts to each navigation or slide feature and put the relevant information in popups (slide layers). The nav slide is not restricted so the user can choose to look at it the information or simply move on to the content. You could also use the built in callouts in Storyline for those as well. One slide covers everything your user needs to know.

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