For learners to access your completed Storyline 2 elearning course, they will view it in a player that is saved with the project. The player is fully customizable. In this movie, you will know how to choose which features and menus will appear on your player, such as links to resources, notes, and a menu.
- [Voiceover] So far in this course, we've covered a number of ways to customize your projects here in Storyline 2. But when your learner is experiencing your course, they're using what's called a player. And the player, too, can be customized. That's going to be our focus in this chapter. Beginning with the look and feel of the player. Now the first thing I want you to do is make sure you have this file open. LH_CS_0801 or even if you have one of your own files open at this time. There are things we can do with the player on each slide.
On this particular slide, for example, we want to be able to go to the next slide, but there is no previous slide. So as we look at the triggers over here, for example, you'll notice in player triggers, there's only a jump to next slide when the user clicks the next button. Obviously, there needs to be a next button on our player. And when we go down to the properties for our base layer and give it a click, you can see there is a next button, but there is no previous button. There's no submit button either. We would only see those with quiz slides, for example.
And down below, you can see the player defaults are selected. We can talk about creating our own set of player features in a minute, but for now, let's click cancel. And let's preview this by clicking the preview button to see what our player looks like. The way it's set up now, for this particular project. This is not, by the way, the default feel. Over here, down the left hand side, we would typically see a menu of items so we could jump around but you can set it up so your learners can't jump around from scene to scene, from slide to slide.
You can direct them by removing those features. You can see its great coloring around the outside, there is a resources link appearing up here. A button for volume if you happen to be using audio. And there's that next button. And clicking next, you can see doesn't work in this case, because we're forcing them to enter their name. So pressing enter is going to take them to the next slide. So if you wanted to, you could hide the next slide on that first layer, our base layer. Now as we continue, maybe we want to review.
There's information. The next button takes us back. It's dimmed. We could start the quiz from here. And the player remains the same. One button that does change is, in the bottom right corner, we now see a submit button when we get into question slides. All right, let's close this preview and make a few tweaks. To modify the player properties, just go up to the player button up here with the home tab on the ribbon selected. This opens up the player properties dialog.
You see a preview of your player over here on the right hand side. And by default, features are probably selected over here. And down under player tabs is where you turn on or off the features you want. There's resources, and that's why we see a resources link in the top right corner. Then we get to the sidebar category. Notice there's no menu. There's no glossary. There's no notes. Maybe we will want notes and a glossary. So we can turn those on and as we click those check boxes, you can see what happens.
We get this new sidebar down the left. Now we're not including a menu. If we turn on the menu, that's gonna allow people to go to the menu and jump around the quiz. So by deselecting menu, they won't be able to do that. Instead, we're gonna see a glossary of terms and definitions and notes. So if we add notes to a slide, those notes will appear down here on the left hand side of our player. And as you scroll down, you can see that's the end of the list. Now if we wanted to create a new set of tabs, we could do that here by clicking the add button and edit and delete those as needed.
Now down below features, you can see title is Untitled at this time. And that's why we see Untitled in the top left corner. Well for this particular project, we might want this to say LH Customer Service Training, like so. And the sidebar is on the left, that's where we see it, but we could change that if we wanted to. Click the drop down to move it over to the right hand side if you prefer.
I kinda like it on the left. I'm gonna switch it back. The volume control in the bottom left corner appears. If you don't have any audio, there's no need for it, you could deselect it, and then in this case, we don't need it, we're just looking at the quiz. And if we wanted to add a logo to our player, we could do that as well. By turning it on and going to the logo itself. To find it. But we do see the logo on the slide. So in our case, it's not necessary. All we have to do now is click okay to accept those changes and go back up to the preview button to see what this looks like.
Obviously it looks a lot different now that we have this sidebar. If there are any notes attached to a slide, we'll see them here. We can add terms and definitions to our glossary. We will do that coming up in the next movie. But as you can see, everything looks the same on our slide but the player looks a lot different. Let's close up our preview. And we'll continue from here.
In this course, David Rivers takes you past the basic features into the advanced. He demonstrates how to create custom e-learning content using media, layers, and variables in Articulate Storyline 2. He shows how to create interactive courses by inserting and configuring objects and hotspots throughout the course. He also demonstrates how to make templates and add quizzes.
- Setting up branching and scoring
- Inserting and adjusting layers
- Adding images and media
- Creating interactive courses with buttons and hotspots
- Working with variables