Storyline Training – Intermediate level

Everything you need to get started. Our most popular course

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Memorable, hands-on, two-day Articulate Storyline training course for versions 2, 3 or 360, delivered at your site.

This course takes you from scratch to intermediate level. You’ll build an actual demo module, with a wide range of content types and interactions and we’ll supply worksheets to refer back to later. This is our most popular Storyline training course by far and you will leave with a sound understanding of all the key Storyline features and plenty of insights to help you get off to a flying start.

Who should attend?

  • Newcomers to Storyline who need to develop e-learning content for their organisation
  • Instructional designers or training managers who just need to understand Storyline’s capabilities and limitations
  • Training professionals or those aspiring to develop e-learning skills for their own continuing professional development.


  • A good working knowledge of the Windows operating (file) system and some previous experience with PowerPoint would be useful.
  • Each learner (or pair of learners) will need a PC with a copy of Articulate Storyline installed. The 30-day trial version is fine if you don’t have a license yet.
  • A training room with large screen monitor or data projector and wi-fi or internet access.

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£1,350 + VAT

Total cost for up to 10 learners. Plus additional costs for travelling time and expenses (subject to location – please contact us for a quote).

Two free books

We include one copy of each of these two excellent books with the course. E-learning Uncovered – Articulate Storyline;  a detailed reference book on Articulate Storyline and Design for How People Learn; a superb introduction to the principles of instructional design.

Outline Storyline training agenda

Getting Started

  • Starting a new project (from blank or template)
  • Story, Scene, and Slide View
  • Adding, moving and deleting slides and scenes

Setting up and customising the player

  • Features (Title, sidebar position, seekbar, logo etc).
  • Menu
  • Resources
  • Glossary
  • Custom tabs
  • Colours and Effects
  • Text Labels and Settings
  • Other player options

 Adding and formatting basic content

  • Images
  • Shapes
  • Captions
  • Characters
  • Text boxes
  • Zoom regions
  • Audio
  • Video

Timeline basics

  • Sequencing objects on the timeline
  • Hiding, locking and renaming objects
  • Re-ordering objects in the timeline
  • Aligning objects to the playback head
  • Setting and aligning objects to cue points
  • States and Notes tabs

Adding animations to objects

  • Slide transitions
  • Adding entrance and exit animations to objects
  • Motion path animations

Introducing Layers

  • Uses of layers
  • Layer properties

Introducing Triggers

  • What are triggers?
  • Using triggers to display and hide layers
  • Other trigger actions.

Introducing States

  • What are states and how can they be used?
  • Using triggers to change the State of an object

Introducing Conditions

  • What are conditions and how can they be used?
  • Types of conditions
  • Variable conditions
  • Shape (State) conditions.
  • Window conditions

Introducing Controls

  • Adding buttons
  • Adding hotspots
  • Adding markers
  • Interactive sliders and dials

Freeform interactions

  • Adding freeform interactions
  • Convert existing slides to freeform interactions

Creating knowledge checks

  • Graded questions
  • Survey questions
  • Freeform questions
  • Question banks
  • Results slides
  • Customising questions and feedback with images and audio


  • Overview
  • Publishing to the Web
  • Flash, HTML5 and Articulate Mobile Player publishing options
  • Quality options
  • Publishing to LMS
  • Publishing for CD-ROM

Screen recording

  • Demonstration of the screen recording capabilities of Storyline for software training

A two-day course is not enough to cover all of Storyline’s features in detail. Our aim is to cover what we feel from experience are the key features that will get you off to a flying start. We avoid overloading you with information you probably won’t need, at least for a while. However, depending on your priorities, we can substitute some of the above agenda for:

  • A more detailed look at screen-recording (Video on a single slide or Step Mode options)
  • A more detailed look at variables (Text, numeric and true/false), including example applications.
  • Language translation tools
  • More on motion path animation
  • Closed captioning in SL360
  • Overview of the other Articulate 360 products
  • A more detailed look at the full range of triggers
  • Or whatever else you might need!

Just contact us and we can tailor the agenda to suit.

Meet your trainer

Dayn Wilkins has been developing e-learning content for over 22 years, using Macromedia Authorware, Director, Flash, Adobe Presenter and since it’s launch – Articulate Storyline. When he’s not running Storyline training courses, he’s designing and developing content for our clients. Check out our Portfolio to see what he’s been working on recently. Dayn lives and breathes e-learning and loves to get out and spread the word about Articulate.

No-one gets left behind!

Our approach is to support everyone as we work through the Storyline training. No-one gets left behind while we’re building the demo module! But progress can vary depending on the size of the group (larger = slower) and the confidence of attendees at learning new software packages. It often helps if those with less confidence sit next to someone who finds it easier. Or even pair up on one PC and take turns to drive!

Get in touch and we can provide available dates.

At our site or yours

We usually travel to our client’s site to deliver our Storyline training. But if you prefer we can run training courses at our offices at The Media Centre, Huddersfield. We can accommodate groups of up to 10 learners in a modern, comfortable, town-centre location within 5 minutes walk from the railway station and parking. We have a great caf-bar on site, free wifi for learners and reception facilities. Additional training room hire charges and catering costs would apply. A quotation can be provided on request.

We look forward to meeting your team!

Client reviews

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 14 reviews
by Edward C on Interactive Solutions
Brilliant Training
Company/Organisation: Hitachi Capital

Dayn gave a thorough and well paced introduction to Storyline. The training was extremely clear and straightforward which meant my understanding was quick and I was able to use the system effectively quickly and intuitively. Thank you very much for your time with us.

My pleasure. Thanks Ed.

by Neil Maxwell on Interactive Solutions
Excellent Storyline training
Company/Organisation: Digital Sea

We hired Interactive Solutions to conduct a 2-day Articulate Storyline training course at our premises. Despite there being a wide range of Storyline experience on our team, from complete beginners to advanced users, Dayn managed to pitch the training at exactly the right level to meet our needs and bring everyone up to a high degree of competence, while keeping even the advanced users engaged and learning new advanced techniques and more efficient workflows. By the end of the 2 days all the staff felt very confident in using Storyline to create engaging and interactive courses and fired up to get started!Hiring Interactive Solutions was a great investment and they come with our highest recommendation.

Many thanks Neil. Much appreciated and a pleasure working with you all.

by Euan Naismith on Interactive Solutions
Intermediate Storyline (2-day course)
Company/Organisation: MASTA

The training was pitched at exactly the right level and pace for all of us! It covered everything we would need to get us started with Storyline 3 and every possible question we had was answered. The first day had a fixed agenda which we worked through together and the second day allowed more flexibility to work on the areas we though would be more relevant to our team. Dayn seems to know almost everything about Storyline 3 and Articulate 360.

Many thanks Euan. Very pleased that you found it helpful and hope your module development goes well. Please get in touch if you need any further help.

by Neil raven on Interactive Solutions
The Birds!
Company/Organisation: MASTA Ltd.

Very well put together course which guided you from the basics through to all singing and dancing, well chirping and tweeting, training presentations. A relaxed teaching style with enough technical jargon to keep you thinking and plenty of help to achieve the desired results. Daryl also passed on some very useful hints and tips on creating engaging training content.

Thanks Neil. Hope the chirping and tweeting didn't drive you too mad!

by Hannah Jones on Interactive Solutions
Very Interactive and Informative
Company/Organisation: Glory Global Solutions

As a complete novice to this system I found the training very very useful and informative, the trainer was very patient with our small group, and focused on the key areas we wanting training on, and showed us some helpful 'quick step' buttons and 'cheats' to duplicate previous actions. I have no complaints about the trainer or training at all, my only reason for not giving 5 stars is I felt two full days learning it all was a little to intense, there was so much to take in! If I could do it again I would suggest more days and maybe making them half days, just so I could take in the information more, but I would highly recommend.

Thanks Hannah. You're right it is an intense course. We often run a third day for clients at a later date. This gives you some time to assimilate what you have learned so far and have a go with Storyline on a real project. We could then review any areas where you've had problems, discuss solutions and perhaps cover more advanced features. I like the idea of half-day sessions. Something we could perhaps offer as an alternative. Please do get in touch if you need help with anything.

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