The Glossary feature in Storyline allows you to easily add a set of terms and definitions to your course. Learners can access the glossary by clicking a tab on your player. Keep in mind, though, that in order for the Glossary tab to show up in your course, you need to select it in the Player Tabs area on the Features editor. Learn more about that here.

To add a glossary to your player, first click the Home tab on the Storyline ribbon, and then click Player.

When the Player Properties window appears, click the Glossary button:

Adding Terms and Definitions to Your Glossary

Here's how to add entries to your player's glossary:

  1. Click the Add button (the icon that looks like a blank piece of paper) at the bottom of the Glossary window. Or, if this is the first glossary term you've added to this player, you can just click anywhere in the Glossary window.
  2. When the Glossary Term window appears, enter a Term and a Definition in the fields provided.
  3. Click Save when you're done.

Storyline adds the item to your glossary, and you can keep adding more terms and definitions in the same way. As you add terms, Storyline alphabetizes them automatically.

Editing or Deleting Glossary Terms

The buttons at the bottom of the Glossary window allow you to add new glossary terms and to edit or delete the ones you've already added:

Reusing a Glossary in Other Projects

When you add a glossary to a course, these items are saved within your project, not within your player. (This means that if you save your player and apply the player to other projects, the glossary won't be applied with it.)

If you want to re-use the same glossary in another project, an easy way to do that is to save your project as a Storyline template. Then, when you're ready to begin a new project, use that template as your starting point by choosing From project template on the Storyline launch screen. When you repurpose content this way, the player customizations on the template (including any Glossary you've added) become part of the new project. If you later add, delete, or change any of the glossary terms, those changes won't automatically carry over to other projects in which you've used the same template. You'll need to make the same changes in each project.

Displaying the Glossary Only for Certain Slides

If you enable any of the four built-in Storyline tabs (Menu, Resources, Glossary, or Notes), by default these will appear for all slides in your course. But if you want to show the tabs only when learners are viewing certain slides, that's okay — you can do that. To learn how, check out this tutorial.

Changing the Name of the Glossary Tab

Not crazy about the word "glossary" for your tab? Don't worry—you can change that. The tab name comes from your player's Text Labels. If you need help editing the text labels, check out this tutorial.