Storyline Tip: Bringing Whiteboards to Life

May 13, 2012

Hello eLearning gurus!

I found a fun way to showcase the built-in whiteboard slides in Storyline to make it look like it's being written on. Even if you don't have Storyline, the concept could be used in other programs. Feel free to check it out on my blog (includes a SCREENR):

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Rebecca Fleisch Cordeiro

Patti, very creative! Like Eric, I was thinking about how great this would be on a tablet, but not necessarily Wacom. Any of the "Windows" tablets I've used in recent years (e.g., Lenovo, Motion, Fujitsu) would do a great job with that.

Thought I'd just quickly add how you got to that whiteboard in Storyline...for those who are reading this and are new.

1. Once Storyline has been launched, begin a new slide. There are several ways to do this. A couple:

  • If you're in Story View, right-click on the scene/slide and choose New slide from the shortcut menu
  • If you're in Normal View (Slide View), right-click in the thumbnail pane on the left of the screen and choose New slide from the shortcut menu
    Click the New Slide button. It shows on the ribbon when the Home tab is active.

2. When the Insert Slides window appears, click Templates on the left of the screen.

3. From the Template drop-down near the top of the window, select Character Display panels

4. Click the Whiteboard. For me, at least, it's in Column 1, Row 2.

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