Storyline Screencast Mode v. "View" Mode of Interactive Choices

I'm fuzzy on the difference between a standard screencast in Storyline and the "View" mode that's one of the three interactive choices (view, try, test).

It seems like they're the same, or basically the same. At least based on what I've seen in a few of your tutorials.

Am I missing something? Maybe if I charged ahead and worked with it the difference, if any, would become self-evident...

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Jeffrey Dalto

Thanks, Daniel. Much appreciated.

Yeah, the "View" mode (one of the three interactive choices) seems to really be the same as the Screencast mode, which is not interactive.

Have you used this quite a bit? If so, do you tend to use Test or Try mode more, or do you have best practices for when you'll use either one?

Right now I'm creating some videos to teach new customers how to use some software my company makes. I can see some potential value in creating a simple demonstration that you watch (using either Screencast mode or View mode). And I can see some value in creating something that somehow makes the learner do something. My gut tells me that for my purposes, Try mode is the way to go for that--probably no compelling reason to turn it into a Test, although I haven't yet done Test and don't know exactly what it entails.

Jeffrey Dalto

Daniel, one distinction just occurred to me.

If I use the Screencast option, the entire movie is one screen. So I can't slide in a powerpoint slide or something else in the middle of the movie.

If I used the View option, the movie is spread out over multiple screens. That means I can go back and add a screen between two other screens, pulling in something from powerpoint or doing something else (like maybe add a quiz or an interaction). So that's handy.