Storyline 3 has a wide range of slide types to choose from, including blank slides, question layouts, and screen recordings. You can even import slides from other projects to save time.

Adding a New Slide

It’s easy to add new slides to your course with the same layout as the current slide. Click the top half of the New Slide button on the Home tab or use the Ctrl+M keyboard shortcut. That’s it! (You must have Storyline 3 build 3.7.20003.0 or later to add one-click slides.)

To choose different slide layouts, use any of these methods to add new slides:

  • Go to the Home tab on the ribbon, click the New Slide drop-down arrow, and choose a slide type.
  • Go to the Slides tab on the ribbon and choose a slide type.
  • In Story View, right-click anywhere in the workspace, scroll to New Slide, and choose a slide type.
  • In Slide View or Form View, right-click anywhere in the Scenes panel, scroll to New Slide, and choose a slide type.

Choosing a Slide Type

Here’s a brief description of each slide type (or source) with links to learn more.

My Templates

Save time by creating and reusing your own custom templates, or download free templates from the E-Learning Heroes community.

Basic Layouts

Basic layouts are common slide designs for titles, text, and media. Basic layouts are based on your design theme and slide masters as well as templates you’ve added to the current project.


Maintain a consistent design and save time by importing slides from PowerPoint presentations, Quizmaker quizzes, Engage interactions, and other Storyline projects.

You can even import quiz questions from Excel spreadsheets and text files.


Choose from dozens of question templates, both form-based and freeform.

See also: Question Banks


Use a result slide to give learners feedback at the end of a quiz and to track their results in a learning management system (LMS).

Record Screen

Record your screen once, then insert the screencast as a video on a single slide or as step-by-step interactive simulations—or both!