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Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Janet,

It looks like Mohammed may have added in a Storyline block there. The image pops up with animation to it, and I also heard audio. I'm not 100% confident on that, but I wanted to share that it did work for me.

Also, we'll keep you posted if anything changes regarding autoplay of media! 

Alyssa Gomez

Hi there, D!

Does the first slide of your Storyline Block contain audio or video? If so, that would cause the play button to appear. 

Browsers like Chrome and Safari have started to block the autoplay of media. This article explains why you're seeing a play button in those browsers. 

Let me know if that answers your question!

Crystal Horn

Hey, Santiago. Web browsers are moving towards stricter auto-play policies in order to improve the user experience. We agree that requiring some kind of action from the user, such as clicking a button before playing audio, is the right approach to ensure a unified experience for all learners. To that end, we won’t be adding any auto-play features to Rise 360. However, we are looking at ways we may be able to provide narration features that don’t auto-play.

We'll keep you posted on enhancements along the way.

Ashlie Kauffman

Hi Adam, I've come to this thread through a different one about auto-play. If a student or learner is on a mobile device to take a course, that's very different than just casually browsing a website, so I don't see that as a one-to-one comparison. It seems like auto-play should be a feature that designers can select if they want to use it for learning. An instructional designer always can state to users in course instructions that the audio will auto-play, learners should be using headphones, etc., in order to give learners a heads up and establish what the norms and expectations are for taking the course. 

Mirical MacDonald

I aim to always have voiceover playing when there is text on the screen. No auto playing audio is a deal breaker for me as well. I do wish that it was possible. I was looking forward to trying Rise out. I'll stick with Storyline. I understand that it is an issue with certain browsers but the bulk of my courses are built for LMS not Web delivery.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dual-coding_theory