After recording a screencast, you're ready to insert it into your Storyline 360 course. In this user guide, we'll look at the following options:

You can insert the same screencast into your course multiple times. For example, let's say you recorded a software simulation. You can insert it as a video on a single slide to show learners how to perform a process, then you can insert it again as Try Mode step-by-step slides to give learners an opportunity to practice.

Inserting a Screencast as a Video on a Single Slide

Use screencast videos to demonstrate a process. They're not interactive, but if you recorded audio with your screencast, it'll be included with the video. (For interactive demonstrations, insert screencasts as View Mode step-by-step slides.)

  1. To insert a screencast you just finished recording (where the preview window is still open), select the option to insert it as a Video on a single slide.

    To insert an existing screencast you previously recorded, go to the Slides tab on the ribbon, click the Record Screen drop-down arrow, and choose a screencast. Then select the option to insert it as a Video on a single slide.
  2. If you want your mouse movements to be shown in the video, mark the box to Show mouse cursor. If not, uncheck it.
  3. Decide where the video will be inserted in your course. Use the Insert slides in drop-down to choose New Scene (the default option) or an existing scene name. If you create a new scene, use the Scene name field to give it a name.
  4. Click Insert to complete the process.

Tip: After inserting a video screencast, you can adjust its properties as you would any other video in Storyline.

Inserting a Screencast as View Mode Step-by-Step Slides

Use View Mode step-by-step slides to demonstrate a process with mouse movements and captions.

If you recorded audio with your screencast, it won't be included with step-by-step slides. However, it'll still be available in the original screen recording in case you want to insert it as a video on a single slide.

  1. To insert a screencast you just finished recording (where the preview window is still open), select the option to insert it as Step-by-step slides.

    To insert an existing screencast you previously recorded, go to the Slides tab on the ribbon, click the Record Screen drop-down arrow, and choose a screencast. Then select the option to insert it as Step-by-step slides.
  2. Choose View mode steps from the corresponding drop-down list.
  3. Click View mode options and select the items you want to include on your step-by-step slides. Click OK after making your choices.
    • Language for captions: Choose a language from the drop-down list for the default captions.
    • Add text captions: Mark this box to include default captions. Uncheck it if you'd prefer to add your own captions.
    • Show mouse cursor: Mark this box to include your mouse movements on each slide.
    • Indicate clicks with highlight: Mark this box to add semi-transparent rectangles to click areas to help direct learners' attention.
  4. Decide where the video will be inserted in your course. Use the Insert slides in drop-down to choose New Scene (the default option) or an existing scene name. If you create a new scene, use the Scene name field to give it a name.
  5. Click Insert to complete the process.

Tip: You can add, edit, and delete step-by-step slides, and you can modify the captions, hotspots, data-entry fields, mouse movements, and feedback layers that were automatically generated for you. You can even change the starting and ending frames for each slide with the Action Fine Tuning editor.

Inserting a Screencast as Try Mode Step-by-Step Slides

Use Try Mode step-by-step slides to give learners the opportunity to practice a series of steps. Try Mode slides function as ungraded assessments.

If you recorded audio with your screencast, it won't be included with step-by-step slides. However, it'll still be available in the original screen recording in case you want to insert it as a video on a single slide.

  1. To insert a screencast you just finished recording (where the preview window is still open), select the option to insert it as Step-by-step slides.

    To insert an existing screencast you previously recorded, go to the Slides tab on the ribbon, click the Record Screen drop-down arrow, and choose a screencast. Then select the option to insert it as Step-by-step slides.
  2. Choose Try mode steps from the corresponding drop-down list.
  3. Click Try mode options and select the items you want to include on your step-by-step slides. Click OK after making your choices.
    • Language for captions: Choose a language from the drop-down list for the default captions.
    • Show correct feedback: Mark this box to give learners feedback when they respond to steps correctly.
    • Show hand cursor when hovering hotspots: Mark this box to change the mouse to a hand cursor when learners hover over hotspots.
    • Show hint captions: Mark this box to display hint captions. If you show hint captions, use the corresponding drop-down to choose when they show: Always or When hovered.
  4. Decide where the video will be inserted in your course. Use the Insert slides in drop-down to choose New Scene (the default option) or an existing scene name. If you create a new scene, use the Scene name field to give it a name.
  5. Click Insert to complete the process.

Tip: You can add, edit, and delete step-by-step slides, and you can modify the captions, hotspots, data-entry fields, mouse movements, and feedback layers that were automatically generated for you. You can even change the starting and ending frames for each slide with the Action Fine Tuning editor.

Inserting a Screencast as Test Mode Step-by-Step Slides

Use Test Mode step-by-step slides to test learners' knowledge of a process. Test Mode slides function as graded exams.

If you recorded audio with your screencast, it won't be included with step-by-step slides. However, it'll still be available in the original screen recording in case you want to insert it as a video on a single slide.

  1. To insert a screencast you just finished recording (where the preview window is still open), select the option to insert it as Step-by-step slides.

    To insert an existing screencast you previously recorded, go to the Slides tab on the ribbon, click the Record Screen drop-down arrow, and choose a screencast. Then select the option to insert it as Step-by-step slides.
  2. Choose Test mode steps from the corresponding drop-down list.
  3. Click Test mode options and select the items you want to include on your step-by-step slides. Click OK after making your choices.
    • Show correct feedback: Mark this box to give learners feedback when they respond to steps correctly.
    • Show incorrect feedback: Mark this box to give learners feedback when they respond to steps incorrectly.
    • Automatically create a result slide: Mark this box to let Storyline automatically generate a result slide for the test. If you plan to create one manually, uncheck this box.
    • Limit attempts to: By default, learners can retry each step an unlimited number of times, but you can change that by selecting a number from the drop-down list.

      If you let learners retry steps, you can provide "try again" feedback between attempts by marking the box to Show try again feedback. (To customize the default "try again" feedback, see Working with Feedback Layers.)
  4. Decide where the video will be inserted in your course. Use the Insert slides in drop-down to choose New Scene (the default option) or an existing scene name. If you create a new scene, use the Scene name field to give it a name.
  5. Click Insert to complete the process.

Tip: You can add, edit, and delete step-by-step slides, and you can modify the captions, hotspots, data-entry fields, mouse movements, and feedback layers that were automatically generated for you. You can even change the starting and ending frames for each slide with the Action Fine Tuning editor.

Inserting a Screencast from Another Project

To reuse a screencast from another Storyline project, import at least one of the step-by-step slides from the original project into your new project. This makes the entire screen recording available in the new project, and you can reuse it as often as you like—either as a video on a single slide or as step-by-step slides.

If you only need a video of the screencast, export an MP4 video of the screencast from the original project, then import it into the new project.

You Might Also Want to Explore:

Recording Screencasts
Editing Screen Recordings
Exporting Screen Recordings
Deleting Screen Recordings