Timeline Scrubber

Nov 19, 2020

Is there anything in the pipeline that will provide a timeline scrubber in Storyline 360, in the view? It would be nice when a slide has audio and/or animations, that you could use a scrubber to get to a specific place in the slide animation, much like Flash.

9 Replies
Maria Costa-Stienstra

Hi, Cynthia and Pierre.

I have exciting news to share!
We just released another update for Storyline 360. In Update 66, we've included important fixes and new features.

One of the features we've included is:

Scrub the timeline to quickly see when timed elements appear and disappear on the stage without previewing the entire slide.

To take advantage of this feature, launch the Articulate 360 desktop app on your computer and click the Update button next to Storyline 360. You'll find our step-by-step instructions here.

Please let us know if you have any questions by posting here or by reaching out to our Support Engineers directly.

Melvin Pluijmaekers

Hi Maria,

I appreciate the scrubbing feature but currently objects only "fade in". This was very confusing at first because quite often objects have different Entrance Animations (e.g. Wipe or Grow). Can this feature be adjusted so it's a more accurate reflection of a slide?

As it stands now most of my colleagues still use the existing preview functionalities. This feature could be great if it was more representative of what is actually happening on a slide.

Best regards.
Melvin Pluijmaekers

Joe Tansengco

Hi Melvin,

Thanks for the feedback regarding the scrubbing feature! There is currently no way to adjust how the timeline is previewed using the scrubbing feature, but this sounds like a great feature to have. I’ll be happy to pass your thoughts on to our product team, but you can also feel free to detail them more through a feature request

Melvin Pluijmaekers

Hi Joe,

Thanks for your reply!

I'll create a feature request and I'll link this thread. It's not that I don't think this feature is great, I mainly think its a stepping stone. You want the scrubbing feature to be as informative as possible, in other words: "do things wipe, grow, fly-in, fade- in correctly". Now, I only get 50% of the information I need (and therefore, I still have to preview the product normally to get all the information I need).

Anyway, I appreciate your response. On another note, I recently made a post about the timeline as well. I struggle with the changes that have been made to the timeline. The timeline feels buggy since July 28. Is this something that will be solved in the near future?

Best regards.
Melvin Pluijmaekers

John Morgan

Hi, Melvin!

Thanks for more information on what you're looking for in the scrubbing feature!

Your experience with the changes that have been made to the timeline has been submitted as a feature request. Any changes to that situation will be updated in your previous posts.

If there's anything else you need, please reach out!

Eric Santos

Hi, everyone!

Good news! We just released an update for Storyline 360, Update 69, which has important fixes and new features.

One of the enhancements we've included is:

Timeline scrubbing didn't work on lists animated by paragraph.

Launch the Articulate 360 desktop app on your computer to enjoy this update, and click the Update button next to Storyline 360.

Please let us know if you need additional help!