Learn how to repurpose existing slides from PowerPoint, including how to select some or all of them, and import them into a new Storyline 360 project.
- [Narrator] Long before e-learning software like Storyline 360 ever existed, we had to use other means to relay our information. Most often, that meant creating a Powerpoint presentation. Well now that we have the power of Storyline 360, we may want to recreate something like what we did in Powerpoint here in 360 and get all the extra power and tools that come with e-learning software. But that doesn't mean we have to start from scratch recreating those slides. Storyline 360 doesn't only look like Powerpoint in some ways, but it's very compatible with Powerpoint as well, meaning we can import slides to get a nice headstart.
That's what we're going to do in this movie. So we closed up any project we're working on. We arrived back here at the splash screen and we're ready now to start a new project, but to start that project by importing Powerpoint slides that means we don't go to new project, instead we go a little further down and click import. Right at the top you'll see import Powerpoint. This means importing an entire Powerpoint presentation or selected slides if we wanted to. If you've already started a Storyline 360 project you can also import slides from Powerpoint presentations after the fact, because we're doing it first, we'll be starting a new project at the same time.
Notice the other options, mainly articulate options for importing other types of content. But what we really want here is Powerpoint, so we'll give it a click. Next we'll navigate to our exercise files. Mine are on the desktop. Double clicking them and then double clicking the chapter two folder gets us in. There it is LH slides 0202. That's our Landon Hotel orientation slides. And with it selected you can click open and look what happens.
Insert slides is the name of the dialogue that pops up, and you can see it's reading the Powerpoint project. It's analyzing and then displays the slides that we are likely going to want to import. Notice that every one of these has a blue background. It's selected. Now if we didn't want all these slides that's no problem. We can come up here and choose none. Now none of the slides are selected and we could pick and choose the ones that we wanted to bring in. Or if we wanted every one of them except for maybe a few, we could choose select all and then deselect the ones we don't want.
We do want them all so let's click select all. With all of them selected check out the bottom of this dialogue. I'm just going to move it up a little bit. You can see it's going to be inserted automatically into a new scene and the scene is going to be named the same as our Powerpoint presentation. But we can change that. Let's change the name by selecting what's there. LH slides 0202. And type in orientation training. And now when we click import, it's going to take all of the selected slides and import them into a brand new project.
Now this can be very time consuming if you have many many slides and many of those slides have complex content like high resolution graphics, video, etc. So we may need to be patient. Just sit back, relax, and let Storyline do its thing as it inserts the slides into a brand new project that's being created here on the fly. And there we go. As you can see our brand new project, currently untitled, as displayed up here in the title bar, contains a new scene, our starting scene, called if we just hover over it you're going to see orientation training.
And then you'll see the slides that were imported. In fact, the slides will also be named using the title that appears on the slides in Powerpoint. So in many cases they'll already be titled, but as you know you can double click to change the name of any of these slides. As we scroll down, looks like every one of them has a name. Anything that didn't just double click the name to add a new slide name or double click to change. I'm going to change this last one. Our tenth slide.
It says for more information. That's what appears in the title on the slide. Let's double click it and just take out everything but information. Click and drag. Take that out. Press enter. And you can see how easy it is to change the name. So it's a single scene so far. You can see one slide leads to the next, and that may not be exactly the way we want our e-learning project to flow but at least we got a big head start by importing existing Powerpoint content that maybe we used before we ever had access to e-learning software like Storyline 360.
- Opening a project and touring the UI
- Setting up global preferences
- Creating a project from PowerPoint
- Inserting new scenes and adding slides
- Working with slides and text
- Adding animation and transitions
- Using assets and elements
- Working with audio and video
- Measuring the effectiveness of elearning with assessments
- Publishing your project