In this video, learn how to use PowerPoint slides from an existing presentation, and choosing some or all of them to create a new Storyline 360 project.
- [Narrator] If you're brand new to E-Learning software, and you're like the majority of people who deliver training using PowerPoint slides, the good news is you can create a brand new Storyline 360 project using those slides. You can import an entire presentation, select Slides and you can even do it after you've started your project picking and choosing the slides you want to import. In this movie we're going to begin a brand new project using an existing PowerPoint presentation. Notice when you launch Storyline 360 up here in the top left corner, you can start a new project from scratch, record your screen or there it is, import. Click in the dropdown and we'll show you a number of different options including Importing PowerPoint. Go ahead and select that and then you'll navigate to the location of the PowerPoint presentation you want to use. In the Chapter Two folder of the Exercise Files, you'll find Red 30 Tech. Go ahead and select it and click Open. At this point the dialog appears for Inserting Slides and by default, every one of the slides that we see here has a thumbnail, has a blue background indicating it's selected. We're about to import every single slide. Now if you don't want every slide, you can go in and deselect the ones you don't need, maybe Sales and Marketing Updates which is just an image can be deselected, give it a click. Maybe even that first slide which is just the Red 30 logo or if you don't want any of them and just want to pick and choose a couple, go up here to the top right, click None and then go in and select the ones that you do want. Notice also we can select all from here as well. So we're going to keep them all selected and notice down the bottom now, they've be inserted into a brand new scene, in fact a brand new project, and the name of that scene is going to be the same as the name of the PowerPoint presentation Red 30 Tech. We can go in here and change that name or wait till later after we get into Storyline 360 and change it there. So I'm going to leave it as is and click Import. At this point, depending on the number of slides selected, that length of the presentation, the contents on those slides, this can go very quickly or it could take a few minutes. So we'll sit back and let this import and see what happens at the other end. And here we go after a couple of minutes, you can see we have a brand new project. Untitled appears at the top with an asterisk indicating nothing's been saved at this point and then down below we have our one single scene with the red flag indicating it's our starting scene and every single slide appears as we scroll down in order just as it did in our PowerPoint presentation. Now this can be a nice head start, creating a brand new project but it doesn't mean you don't have work. There's certain defaults applied that we'll explore right now that you'll need to adjust if you simply don't want a PowerPoint presentation in Storyline 360. It's likely the case you'll probably want to build in some interaction, allow users to navigate themselves for example. Looking over here to the right-hand side where we see Triggers, you can see jumping to the next slide happens when somebody clicks the Next button or swipes, so that's the default setting and then can go to previous slides using the Default Player settings. To open up a slide, let's double click the Untitled slide up here at the top which is our title slide. Go ahead and double click and you can see now the scene down the left-hand side, there's our slide view and you can see over here there are some triggers again jumping to the next slide when the timeline ends so there are also timings that have applied, looking down below at the Timeline with it select it, you can see it's five seconds. So every single slide has five seconds before it moves on to the next. Again, something you'll want to adjust most likely. So while it is a nice head start, there will be some work involved. Many people prefer to start from scratch and pick and choose the slides they want to add to an existing new project and that is another option. So let's go up here to File, choose Close and there's no need to Save, so we'll click Don't Save to go back where we started.
- Elearning content basics
- Creating a project from slides or from scratch
- Setting preferences and project defaults
- Inserting and linking scenes
- Using triggers and timings
- Previewing content
- Adjusting slide and player properties
- Adding and editing images and characters
- Creating and editing buttons
- Adding external media
- Ensuring accessibility
- Adding assessment questions
- Publishing a course online
- Publishing handouts to Microsoft Word