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  Articulate Storyline level 1 Beginner course

Course Description

Storyline is a rapid e-learning authoring tool that’s simple enough for beginners, but powerful enough for experts. It allows you to create interactive and professional-looking courses, presentations, and quizzes that can be published to SCORM-compliant Learning Management Systems. This Articulate Storyline beginner training focuses on teaching course developers how to create training titles, demonstrations, interactive simulations, branching scenarios, and quizzes without any programming. The audience for this course is beginner to intermediate Storyline users who need to understand the basics of the software or existing users that need to improve their skills or gain better understanding of the tools


Target Audience:

Professionals using Articulate Storyline for elearning content development, including training managers, instructional designers, trainers, product managers and marketing & communication professionals.



You should be comfortable using a mouse, opening and saving files, and be familiar with the general operations of computers. You should also be able to:

  • Create a PowerPoint presentation with custom animations.
  • Locate, move and copy files on your PC.
  • Quickly learn user-friendly PC applications.

Hours are 08:30 to 16:00 unless specified otherwise

Course Outline


Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the Storyline Interface
  • Understand Scenes and Slides
  • Import PowerPoint slides into a project
  • Understand Branching
  • Understand Timeline features
  • Use interactive Objects
  • Understand Triggers and Conditions
  • Understand Variables
  • Understand Layers
  • Add narrations by recording or importing audio
  • Understand questions and results slides
  • Know How to Publish 

Get to Know Storyline

During this module you’ll begin to learn the Storyline interface and views. You’ll open an existing project and explore the Storyline interface.

  • The Articulate Storyline User Interface
  • Feature set review
  • Planning your Storyline Project
  • The Story View
  • Triggers Panel
  • Slide Properties Panel
  • Layers Panel
  • Timeline Panel
  • States Panel
  • Scenes Panel 

Creating New Projects

You’ll begin the process of creating an eLearning project. You’ll create a project from scratch, add scenes and slides, apply masters, and import content from Microsoft PowerPoint.

  • Set up Scenes
  • Apply a theme
  • Modify Master Slides
  • Update Color Schemes
  • Modify Font Families
  • Arranging Slides 

Adding Content

You’ll add common slide elements such as text, images, characters, and captions. You’ll also learn how to create and format shapes and work with a bulleted list.

  • Create slides
  • Work with Slide Properties
  • Import PowerPoint File
  • Add Text
  • Add Shapes
  • Add Animations
  • Synch objects on the timeline
  • Add Buttons
  • Add Button Sets
  • Add Web objects 


You’ll learn how to engage your learner by not only adding buttons, but also controlling appearances. You’ll learn about the power of layers and give learners a place to use entry fields.  You’ll use Triggers to slide objects. You’ll also work with Hotspots. 

  • Create Triggers
  • Edit Triggers
  • Adding Data Entries
  • Make Triggers Conditional
  • Hide and showing Objects Conditionally
  • Add a Variable
  • Use Variables in Conditions
  • Allow Conditional Navigations 

Working with States

You’ll learn to manage object states to control appearance and base use states as conditions in triggers. 

  • Make Button States
  • Make Object States
  • Edit States
  • Use States as Conditions               

Working with Characters

Learn to use and modify photographic and illustrated characters and to use various states in scenarios.

  • Insert Characters
  • Work with Character States
  • Edit Characters
  • Modify Character States with Triggers
  • Working with Media
  • Add Video
  • Add Audio
  • Record Audio
  • Edit Audio 


Layers are the at the heart of feedback and content display. No other authoring tool comes close to Storyline when it comes to layers functionality.

  • Use Slide Layers
  • Modify Layer Properties
  • Change Layer Visibility Options
  • Affect Base Layer Navigations Control 

Questions and Quizzes

Storyline includes a wonderful array of Quiz Slides including Multiple Choice, True/False, Matching, Fill-in-the-blank, Pick One or Many, and even Drag and Drop. During this module, you’ll get a chance to add a quiz and a few questions.

  • Understand Quiz and Survey Slides Workflow
  • Add Graded Question Slides
  • Add Free-Form Question Slides
  • Customize Question Slides
  • Add Results Slide 

Screen Recordings

You can use Storyline to create screencast videos of anything you can do on your computer. During this module, you’ll capture a video and insert it into an existing Storyline project and the Storyline Recording Workflow. 

  • Capture a Screencast
  • Use Screen Recording as Full Motion Video 


You’ll also learn how to publish your finished eLearning project for the widest possible audience.

  • Learn the Various Publishing Options
  • Output to Web
  • Output to LMS
  • View Finished Output

Note: The lessons outlined above comprise activities typically covered in a class of this skill level. The instructor may, at the instructor's discretion, alter the lesson plan to meet the needs of the class.

  Articulate Storyline level 2 Advanced course

Course Description

Articulate Storyline advanced provides students with the knowledge and hands-on practice they need to develop and build advanced interactions, extend the functionality of Storyline, and have a better understanding of Storyline project workflow.


Target Audience:

This class is for those who are familiar with the basic features of Storyline such as creating slides, layers, triggers, working with timelines, importing text, characters, videos, creating simple tests and other basic functions and would like to gain deeper knowledge of Storyline. This class builds upon fundamental skills in Storyline Essentials by providing students with hands-on practice extending Storyline capabilities, and customizing the learner experience. In this class we will explore many media features in depth including best practices for audio and video, animations, storyline variables, conditional triggers, cue points, and student reporting. Additionally, in this class we cover Scenario-based Learning and Instructional Path Models.



You should be comfortable using Storyline with at least 2 months experience or attended the beginner course

Sorry, we currently do not have any Articulate Level 2 courses scheduled at this time. Please contact us to see if we can put one on the schedule for you.

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Themes & Templates

  • Create a Theme
  • Format a Master Slide
  • Create Layouts
  • Save a Theme
  • Load a Theme
  • Add Slide Navigation to the Slide Master
  • Create Variables
  • Add Triggers for a Progress Indicator
  • Create and Use a Template

Lesson 2: Custom Navigation

  • Create a Motion Path
  • Change Motion Path Options
  • Change the Duration of a Motion Path
  • Add a Second Motion Path to an Object
  • Delete Specific Triggers
  • Edit “When” a Trigger Occurs
  • Add Triggers that Reset Motion Paths
  • Copy and Edit a Trigger
  • Add Triggers that Disable States
  • Add Triggers that Enable States
  • Add a Trigger to Show a Layer

Lesson 3: Gamification

  • Start and Stop Media
  • Change the Hover State
  • Make a Trigger Conditional
  • Show Layers Conditionally
  • Hide Objects Using States
  • Adjust a Variable
  • Change a State Based on When
  • Calculate a Score
  • Adjust Variables Dynamically

Lesson 4: Video Control and Sliders

  • Work with Web Objects
  • Edit Video Parameters
  • Add Cue Points to the Timeline
  • Add Triggers Based on Cue Points
  • Change a Character’s State Based on Time
  • Insert and Format a Slider
  • Set Slider Values
  • Add Triggers to a Slider
  • Module 5: Advanced Quizzing

Lesson 5: Advanced Quizzing

  • Modify Drag and Drop Questions
  • Add an Image as Question Feedback
  • Set Remediation
  • Import Questions From a File
  • Create a Random Quiz
  • Redirect a Quiz

Lesson 6: Extending Storyline

  • Execute a Print JavaScript
  • Save Variables To a Text File with JavaScript

Lesson 7: Accessibility and Reporting

  • Make an Image Accessible
  • Control Accessibility Visibility
  • Edit the Tab Order
  • Add a Keyboard Shortcut to a Button
  • Add Closed Captions
  • Upload a Project to an LMS

The lessons outlined above comprise activities typically covered in a class of this skill level. The instructor may, at the instructor's discretion, alter the lesson plan to meet the needs of the class.

Private Training?

Would you prefer to take a private Storyline course with one of our certified trainers?

We offer Storyline training:

From 1 to 100 delegates, On-site at your offices.

Group rates, Flexible dates, Customised courses & Ongoing support for Adobe Storyline

Virtual Classroom

Live, Online instructor-led Storyline training.
Flexible dates and times to suit. All taught in real time wherever you are to individuals or groups.


If you would like to see our Storyline Testimonials, please either contact us directly or view our client list and their experiences with our company.

Articulate Storyline courses

Which Storyline Course do I take?

We offer 2 Storyline courses. A 2-day beginner and a 2-day advanced. Please read the course oulines above to determine which is best for you. We recommend taking the advanced course if you are knowledgable of at least 70% of the beginner course.

Articulate Storyline Onsite Course Options

Where ever your office is located, we can come to you and deliver a private custom Storyline course. The larger the group the bigger the discount. However we also offer Storyline training for individuals, either at your corporate headquaters or your home.

For on-site courses, you will need to have a computer with Storyline and if there are 3 or more delegates, a projection system is required for our Storyline instructor.

Articulate Storyline Public Courses

Currently we only offer Public Storyline courses in the Johannesburg and Cape Town areas. We can however provide a private onsite course or of course an online Storyline course is also available

Storyline Online Courses

If you are unable to attend a public Storyline course, or simply prefer the convenience of an online course, these are regularly offered. For online Storyline courses you will need Storyline and MS Word, an internet connection of 5MB/s or faster and a headset with a mic or use your laptop's built in mic and speakers. All Storyline course materials are provided digitally. The course is of course, live and fully interactive with engaging teaching.

Articulate Storyline Private Course

Storyline users tend to use the product for specific purposes. We can tailor a course to meet your specific goals.

What else should I learn after my Storyline course?

eLearning developers will always have other tools in their toolbox. MS Office as most of the text content will be provided in Word and PowerPoint. If you are modifying or creating your own graphics, we recommend Photoshop. Audition to mix and create your audio and voice overs and finally if you plan on editing your own video then Premiere is a must.

Storyline training classes are available for all versions

Articulate frequently updates Storyline and we continue to teach earlier versions for those that have not upgraded

About Storyline Classes and Storyline Training Courses from TTC

Our instructors have been using and teaching Storyline for over 20 years. Whether you are a beginner or advanced we can assit you.

Prerequisites for enrolling in Storyline public courses

For our beginner courses there are no prerequisites

Course materials for Storyline classes

All delegates receive digital materials which are the official Articulate training manuals. Our instructors may provide addtional training lessons and information especially for custom courses

Storyline Certification Training

Articulate is a global company based in the USA and Storyline certification through Articulate is recognised worldwide. We can assist you obtaining certification. Taking our Storyline courses is your first step to certification. Articulate have offered 2 certification levels. Articulate Certfied Expert (ACE) and Articulate Certified Associate (ACA). The ACE is a higher qualification which requires writing an online exam

Storyline Class Reviews and Testimonials

Although Storyline is widely used and it is the defacto standard for eLearning development and has a very large community support base. After completing our Storyline courses, delegates feel confident in creating an eLearning application. You are welcome to contact them.

Articulate Storyline Courses

World Class Storyline Instruction

You can rely on the expertise of our instructors who have been teaching Storyline courses for over 15 years. Our trainers are developers too. It’s essential to learn from professionals.

Storyline Course Support

When you attend our courses, all delegates receive course materials, a certificate on completion and 3 months support from our certified instructors.

Your Course is Guaranteed

We guarantee your course and offer a full refund if you are not satisfied with your Storyline training experience. Just let us know within the first 2 hours of your course.