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LDT Online: Storyline 2 - Basic

LDT Online: Storyline 2 - Basic

Christopher Christopher Hernandez earned this badge on Apr 7, 2019

Articulate Storyline 2 is a standalone interactive course building platform. Build highly interactive online and mobile courses—including simulations, screen recordings, drag-and-drop interactions, quizzes, and much more.


  • Storyline as a Tool

    Reflect on the various ways that Articulate Storyline 2 could be used in the educational, training, or personal learning environments. From your selected perspective, describe two different examples where Articulate Storyline 2 could be integrated and used. In both cases, explain why Articulate Storyline 2 could positively impact learning.

    Use the open text area to submit your reflective response. As a suggestion, you may want to first compose your response in a word processed document, check for all editing that needs to be completed, save your response so that you can access it later, if needed, and then copy and paste your response in the open text area for this challenge.  

    Articulate Storyline 2 is an advanced tool for developing interactive eLearning videos. Storyline 2 is multifaceted in the sense that it can be used within an educational environment and within a business learning environment.

    Storyline 2 is, essentially, a development studio that allows users to develop PowerPoints, record audio, screencast, develop quizzes, and much more all in one place. Because of this, educators can directly input narration into their PowerPoint curriculum. This allows them to provide students with an online curriculum that will help students stay engaged as it helps to target their visual and auditory senses. Taking this one step further, the teacher can then provide a quiz at the end of the presentation in order to ensure learners understand the content. Usage can range from explaining coursework at the beginning of the year, to expanding on classroom subjects. For example, foreign language teachers can create more examples of verb/noun usage and sentence structuring. In this scenario, the educator can create presentations that are meant to be a review. Each review can provide examples that the classroom text does not have. The teacher can then place a quiz at the end of each presentation so that each student can be aware of their understanding of the subject matter.

    Within a business environment, Storyline 2 can be used to develop online staff trainings. The best example of this is an interactive human resources presentation. Oftentimes, employees receive written handbooks which wind up being glanced over. Human resources can have the ability to develop an online interactive presentation that all staff must complete. The presentation can be accompanied by a quiz which helps employees retain the most important information about their workplace environment. Another business use for this software is to use it to provide a better understanding of a company’s product. Interactive presentations can be developed in order to help consumers better understand the products they’ve purchased. This would be handy with tech products as many devices have secret features that users are totally unaware of.

  • Using Storyline

    Step-by-step instructions for this challenge

    1. Using the public domain media content in the .zip file attached, along with other video and your narration, create a 5-slide module. The media content comes from NASA, related to the Apollo 11 moon landing of 1969. The module should have the following:*
    • Slides – Add at least 5 slides. You should include at least a title slide in addition to other navigation, content, or closing slides.
    • Audio – Add at least one piece of background music into the project, and one piece of audio narration.
      The right background music will enhance a module, making it more engaging and interesting to watch.  Be careful to use music that works and doesn't distract – and most importantly, make sure it isn’t louder than any video sound or narration.
    • Images – Add at least two images into the project, whether from this package or Storyline 2’s content.
      If you use other outside source, be sure that images are public domain, fall within the right Creative Commons license, or fall within fair use.
    • Video – Add at least two types of video: video from the NASA package, from a webcam, or from a screen recording. The same advice about Creative Commons above applies.
    • Effects – Add at least two visual effects. These could be animations, transitions between slides, or other effects in Storyline. Choose effects that will help move the module forward without distracting from the content. Since transitions are not always needed between cuts, do not use them at inappropriate times, but do use them to ensure that students proceed through the module and know how to navigate it.
    • Buttons. Add at least two buttons for unique navigation (in addition to the default Next and Back buttons).
    • Credits – Add credits at the end.
      Credits should be provided for all content (video, still images, music, etc.) that you did not create or did not originate in Storyline, regardless of if the content is in the public domain, Creative Commons, or used under Fair Use.  It is also courteous to give credit to yourself and those who helped you produce your video.  Credits should not scroll or disappear so quickly that they cannot be read, although they may move quickly.
    • Quiz – Add at least 3 quiz questions.
      Quizzes should cover content from the lesson and should include 1 true-false, 1 multiple choice, and 1 fill-in-the-blank.
    • Publish. When a Storyline project is published, it creates not just one file, but a set of files. This makes sharing the finish product somewhat more complicated. However, a straightforward sharing method should work.
      • Publish the project from the Web tab. When the project is published, click the “Zip” button and download it to your computer. Then, upload this file as an attachment below. This may take some time – your browser may indicate in the status bar at the bottom what percentage has been uploaded. However, it should complete over time.
      • Another option is: Articulate offers a service called “Articulate Online” where projects can be published to directly from Storyline. This tool tracks progress and completion rate. There is a 30-day trial of this service. When a project is published there, a link is generated that can be shared for this badge.

    Criteria for successful completion of this challenge

    • All deliverables have been conscientiously uploaded by the student and are fully accessible by the grader.
    • Completed module displays artfulness and professionalism through the following:
      • Clean, clear slides delivering a specific learning experience.
      • Smooth and articulate vocal narration in original recorded section.
      • Visuals and audio cohesively tell a story or teach a concept.
      • Effects flow with module without distracting from content.
      • Quiz questions relate to module content.
    • There is coherence to and evident care taken in the creation of this module.

    Deliverables for this challenge

    1 .zip package or link containing a Storyline module with at least the following:

    • At least 5 slides, including a title slide
    • Background music and audio narration
    • 2 images
    • 2 videos
    • 2 effects, animations, or visual transitions
    • 2 buttons
    • Credits with citations
    • 3 quiz questions

    Learning Outcomes

    This was a difficult challenge. I decided to do the "Using Storyline" challenge first so that I could better understand its application in a learning environment.