Studio vs. Storyline

I'm currently designing a course for a client that includes screen recordings on how to use an online application. Naturally I would assume that Storyline is the better platform for this; however, the course also includes several slides of general content that explain what the application is, why you would use it, who should use it, etc. In developing these slides, I'm trying to decide if it makes more sense to do this as two courses: one in Studio that includes the general information, and one in Storyline that includes the demo/screen recordings. Thoughts?

6 Replies
OWEN HOLT

Will everyone need all of the "explanatory slides"?

I would use storyline.  Make a menu style slide that would let users choose what they want to review. The course may end up being 10 minutes for one person that only needs to see the screen recordings and 30 minutes for the learner that needs the full content.

Nancy Woinoski

Brandon Dameshek said:

The aim was to make a 20-minute course, but between all of the content and screen recordings, it seems unlikely.

I recently did a large project that had over 20 show me and try it screen recordings as well as general content that about the application and a bunch of task-based scenarios. I put all of it in one big module (client wanted it that way) but also published each of the show me screen recordings as stand alone files that were then made available on the client's intranet site.  This meant users could access task-specific demos without having to login to their LMS and access the course again.

Rebekah Massmann

I feel like there are two questions here. One is about the organization itself (one module or two, etc.), and I think people have given you some good things to think about. The second question is about the software itself. I can't think of any reason you would need Studio if you have Storyline. As one of the other posters pointed out, SL is much more than a screen recording software. I would download the free trial, if you haven't already, and check it out.

OWEN HOLT

Nancy Woinoski said:

I recently did a large project that had over 20 show me and try it screen recordings as well as general content that about the application and a bunch of task-based scenarios. I put all of it in one big module (client wanted it that way) but also published each of the show me screen recordings as stand alone files that were then made available on the client's intranet site.  This meant users could access task-specific demos without having to login to their LMS and access the course again.

I do the same for the projects I support. Users love having access to these "training vignettes" as post training support files.