Storyline for Instructor Led Classroom Learning

May 25, 2023

We have recently begun to develop content for online learning on Storyline and Rise, and are discussing moving all of our training (including classroom based instruction) onto Storyline. One thing that is important for us in PowerPoint (what we currently use) is the notes feature to give our trainers the ability to view additional information while presenting that we don't want to display on the screen for students. Is there any way to do this in Storyline? Are others using Storyline in the classroom? If so, are there advantages or disadvantages to using it over PowerPoint (or to using two different platforms if that's your case).

Thank you!

1 Reply
Judy Nollet

One advantage that Storyline has for presentations is that you can include the Menu in the top bar, which would make it available, but without keeping the entire Menu on screen all the time. That lets the presenter easily jump to any slide at any time. Plus you can program more complex interactions. 

However, Storyline doesn't have  presenter-mode like PowerPoint does. If you display the "Notes" in Storyline, they're part of the Player, so the students would see them. 

FYI: I've also people use Rise for their presentations. However, like Storyline, Rise doesn't have a presenter-mode.