In this user guide, we'll explore three ways to add audio to Storyline 360 courses:

Choosing Default Playback and Recording Devices

Before you import or record narration, you’ll want to choose your default playback and recording devices.

  1. Go to the Insert tab on the Storyline ribbon, click the Audio drop-down arrow, and choose Options.
  2. Select a speaker for your default playback device.
  3. Select a microphone for your default recording device and set your recording volume.
  4. Click OK to save your changes.

Importing Audio Files

  1. First, do either of the following:
    • In Slide View, go to the Insert tab on the ribbon, click the Audio drop-down arrow, and select Audio from File.
    • In Form View, go to the Question tab on the ribbon, click the Audio drop-down arrow, and select Audio from File.
  2. Browse to the audio file you want to insert and click Open. Storyline supports these file formats:
    • AAC
    • AIF
    • AIFF
    • M4A
    • MP3
    • OGG
    • WAV
    • WMA

Recording Narration

  1. First, do either of the following:
    • In Slide View, go to the Insert tab on the ribbon, click the Audio drop-down arrow, and select Record Mic.
    • In Form View, go to the Question tab on the ribbon, click the Audio drop-down arrow, and select Record Mic.
  2. The Record Microphone window opens. If you have a script you want to use, click the Narration Script button, which reveals the text from the Notes panel. (Learn more about adding slide notes.)
  3. When you're ready to begin recording, click the red Record button.
  4. When you've finished recording, click the Stop recording button.
  5. You can preview your recording using the Play/Pause and Rewind buttons.
  6. If you need to record your narration again, just click the Record button to start over. If you want to delete your narration altogether, click the Delete button.
  7. If you change your mind about recording narration and would prefer to import audio instead, click the Import audio file button. Browse to the audio file you want to insert and click Open.
  8. If you want to edit the audio you just recorded, click the Edit audio button to launch the built-in audio editor. To learn more about editing audio, see this user guide.
  9. Click the Save button to add the newly recorded audio to your project. (Also, be sure to save your overall project file to retain the changes you just made.)

Importing Slides from Other Content Sources

When you import slides into Storyline from Microsoft PowerPoint, Articulate Quizmaker, or other Storyline projects, audio resources from the external content are also imported and available for editing.

You can also import Articulate Engage interactions, but their audio resources can't be edited in Storyline.

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