Storyline Player - Can we close the sidebar or make it optional?

Oct 21, 2014

Good morning -

We use the sidebar to show the Menu and the Scripts for the slides. We do not, however, want the sidebar to stay visible the entire time. Is there a way to close the sidebar and open it at the user's choosing? We have tried putting the Script in the top right header, but when you view the script, it covers up part of the slide, which we also do not want.

Can a custom player to accommodate this be created with the software developer toolkit? Any info would be appreciated.

Thank you!

16 Replies
Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Stefanie,

I suspect you can use the Storyline SDK to create something like this - but you could also look at disabling the player elements on a slide by slide basis within the slide properties - and if you haven't included a logo in your player sidebar as well, the slide itself should recenter within the player and no longer see the menu/notes/glossary/resources or other sidebar elements.

Leslie McKerchie

Hi Kelli!

The course author could specify via slide properties as they are building the course or you could choose to not have a sidebar, but move to the topbar left or right via player features - which does give the user control.

Customizing the actual sidebar like this, is not an option.

You are welcome to share your thoughts with our product development team here.
Dan Lollo

Hi Alyssa, thats great to know! Is it already somewhere in the road map?

We are evaluating to invest in Articulate 360, but there are some other things we need to understand to decide. Is there a possibility to have, let's say, a couple of our chat with you of some expert fo yours to clarify some other doubts/questions we have prior to take our decision?

thanks a lot in advance


Alyssa Gomez

Hi Dan! 

Our team is working on the modern player feature right now, and the timing has been pushed back a bit based on some initial feedback and additional work needed. We'll post here as soon as it's ready - so stay tuned. :)

I'd be glad to connect you with our experts to answer your questions! I'll create a case for you, and someone from the team will reach out shortly.

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