I know that in Captivate, when you publish a project, it gives you a general time of how long (in minutes) that the project runs based on calculating the timing of all slides in the project. I've been looking for something like this in Storyline, but I don't see an option for this. Does anyone know if this is available in Storyline?

no problem Kathy.. just note that it doesn't include in the calculation the time of the "layers" (at least that's what it seems to me). Check that out.

Thanks for your advise, I feel the same way i cant calculate the exact length, since Articulate doesnt count the audio on the layers. How can I then estimate the length of the project.

There are a few threads on this if you search the forums, however, I will just add my usual comment...

Unless you absolutely MUST have timings, what is the benefit?

It made sense in the "linear" world, but imagine you have a 35-slide course, 9 of which have 5 layers, 14 of which are optional, and there are 3 learning paths you can take, not all of which are mandatory. Oh - and a couple of "hidden" slides that only appear when you find Easter Eggs.

What is the point of "course length"?

Perhaps a measure based on learning objectives makes more sense?

That said, some courses do need this and there are a number of other threads you should be able to hunt down via Search giving options.

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Hello Kathy,

You will also see this option when you publish the project.

Hope this helps,

Donna

Ah! I didn't even know that existed. Thank you!

no problem Kathy.. just note that it doesn't include in the calculation the time of the "layers" (at least that's what it seems to me). Check that out.

Hi Donna,

Thanks for your advise, I feel the same way i cant calculate the exact length, since Articulate doesnt count the audio on the layers.

How can I then estimate the length of the project.

Can someone advise?

There are a few threads on this if you search the forums, however, I will just add my usual comment...

Unless you absolutely MUST have timings, what is the benefit?

It made sense in the "linear" world, but imagine you have a 35-slide course, 9 of which have 5 layers, 14 of which are optional, and there are 3 learning paths you can take, not all of which are mandatory. Oh - and a couple of "hidden" slides that only appear when you find Easter Eggs.

What is the point of "course length"?

Perhaps a measure based on learning objectives makes more sense?

That said, some courses do need this and there are a number of other threads you should be able to hunt down via Search giving options.

Bruce

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