Newbie Questions

Jul 03, 2014

Hello Everyone,

I currently working in HR but would like to change directions and get into Instructional Design. I have a training background but no experience with E-Learning. I work in Powerpoint at an expert level but my company does not have a training department so I have no access to  any E-learning software such as Storyline.

Can you guys give me some advice on materials I can read and other methods I can use to learn Storyline.



5 Replies
Jackie Van Nice

Hi Natasha!

Sounds like you'd be a natural for transitioning to e-learning.

If you have access to a home computer I'd look into using the free 30-day trials for either or both Studio '13 and Storyline. I first learned the basics on both of them using the plentiful tutorials and other resources right on this site. Here's where the tutorials are:

There are certainly books you can buy as reference materials and courses you can take, but I'd first focus on getting access to the software and using the tutorials here to get yourself off to a good start.

Hope that helps!


Tim Slade

Hi Natasha,

I would first suggest downloading the free trial of Storyline and/or Studio. That will give you a good month to play around with the programs for free. I would then suggest that you start playing around with some of the stuff people post here on the forums. One of the best ways to learn is to reverse engineer projects that have already been built. 

If you're looking for more formal training, there are tons of options available. Articulate does a great job of providing video tutorials for nearly every task in Storyline/Studio. There's also plenty of webinar training options and books available ( or

Best of luck! 

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