Popular Player Setup

I'm asking for feedback about popular player features for current elearning modules in the medical/certification field. Most users will likely use a computer or tablet to view. 

Notes or no notes?
Menu in sidebar or as a collapsible tab?
Other best practice, best user experience tips?

I was watching the "Storyline 360 and Storyline 3: Customizing the Course Player" tutorial and the hero mentioned that it is more popular now to eliminate the menu for sake of bigger viewing screen. Now I need user/creator feedback to help me decide. Thanks so much. 

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Daniel Brigham

Hi, Natalie:

Killing the menu does give you a slicker look, so if you can do that, I would. Usually it means you have some graphic type of navigation, though. Below you'll see an example of that. Note that the Menu is tucked up to the left, in case someone wants to use it. 

no left menu

If you go this route, you may need some type of menu slide. Like below...

For more traditional courses, I'll use the basic menu below. Notes panel is renamed Script, because that's where I place the VO script. I generally kill the volume icon. Let me know what other questions you might have. --Daniel