Have you ever found yourself endlessly searching for a slide you previously made so you can reuse it in a new project or share it with a coworker? The good news is there’s a faster way! E-learning templates can be huge timesavers, and Storyline 360 makes it supereasy to create shareable templates, but creating a custom template that you can reuse is just one part of speeding up development time—you also need to make sure people have easy access to it. Let’s take a look at two ways to do that.
1. Save Your Project as a Storyline Template
We’re all familiar with saving Storyline 360 projects as STORY files, but did you know you can also save those same projects as STORYTEMPLATEs? It’s as simple as selecting the Save as Type drop-down when saving your file.
But you might be wondering: what’s the difference between saving it as a STORY versus a STORYTEMPLATE?
If you use the STORY file as a template, then anytime you want to use slides from it you have to search your computer for those files—which can be time-consuming—and then import and select the slides to include.
On the other hand, when you save a project as a STORYTEMPLATE file, that template is automatically saved under My Templates.
This means no more wasted time searching through all your file folders trying to locate the template you need. Whenever you have Storyline 360 open, you can go to My Templates and find all your saved template files right within your project. You can quickly add any of the slide designs as many times as you want. This makes it supereasy to keep your template files organized!
You can also share the STORYTEMPLATE file with your coworkers so they can open or import the template to add it to their custom library and enjoy the same ease of access.
For more details on how to share and use custom templates, check out this article: Storyline 360: Using Custom Templates.
If you’re an Articulate 360 Teams subscriber, then Team Slides is another way to easily share your custom Storyline 360 templates. With Team Slides, you get to decide which slides you want to share—whether that’s an entire project, a single scene, or selected slides.
When you upload slides to Team Slides, anyone on your team can access them right from Storyline—without having to manually import them into their library.
When you share templates, you can organize them into different folders that make the most sense for you and your team. This makes it easy for everyone to browse the Team Slides library and find what they need. And the great news is, if you need to make changes to a template, you can quickly replace it with the updated slides so your files are always up-to-date and easy to manage.
To learn more ways to share and manage Team Slides, check out this article: Storyline 360: Using Team Slides for Collaboration.
As you can see, you have two great options for sharing your custom e-learning templates so you and your coworkers can quickly access and use them in projects. Just choose which method works best for you!
Interested in learning what to include in a custom template? Check out this article: How to Create a Shareable Template in Storyline 360.
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