Whether you’re an e-learning newbie or a seasoned expert, it can be hard to come up with new ideas to catch your learners’ attention. Videos with motion graphics like this one are really clever, but I’ve always felt too intimidated to try and recreate that effect in my e-learning courses … until now! With some simple shapes and animations in Storyline, I was able to create a simple yet eye-catching introduction for an e-learning course.

See this project in action.

I tried to keep this Storyline* template as generic as possible so it’d be easy for you to pop in your own content and hit the ground running.

If you like the fonts I’ve used here, you can download them for free:


P.S. If you’re looking for a more complex example of motion graphics created in Storyline, check out this impressive demo by community member Ian Monk.

*This template will work for folks using Storyline 360 (included in Articulate 360). Want to try it out? Get a free trial of Articulate 360.

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Hi @Eric I'm not sure if a reliable metric exists as a guideline to answer your question. Even if it does I'm not sure I'd take too much notice of it; there are potentially too many variables that are likely to impact it. If it were me, I'd be inclined to put myself in my audience's shoes and consider things like, word count, message complexity/density/familiarity, audience education/literacy skill, concurrent on-screen audio (music, narration, volume), concurrent on-screen activity/animation whiz-bangery, likely physical environment distractions, overall presentation duration (attention may flag over time), is this an isolated presentation or is it in the middle of a longer session... After objectively considering stuff like that and wearing your audience persona, I think a reali... Expand

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