Storyline training – introduction

In view of COVID restrictions, we are currently offering online rather than face-to-face training, via MS Teams or your own online meeting platform.

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

This course gets you off first base with Storyline. You’ll build demo screens, focussing on the content types and interactions that you’re likely to use the most. You’ll leave with a good understanding of the key principles and features, ready to practice and develop your skills on the job.

Alternatively, if your staff already have a grasp of the basics but are struggling to progress to the next level, we can run a one-day “leg-up” course, focussing on the features that are of most use to you. Select from our two-day course agenda and contact us to discuss.

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.


  • £800 + VAT for a group of up to 3 learners.
  • Additional learners £80 + VAT each, up to a maximum of 8 learners.
  • Travel and accommodation expenses – please contact us for a quote.

Outline agenda

Here’s what we aim to cover…

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
  • Colours and Effects
  • Text Labels and Settings
  • Other player options

 Adding and formatting basic content

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

Commonly used Controls

  • Adding buttons
  • Adding hotspots
  • Adding markers

Adding animations to objects

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

Introducing Triggers

  • What are triggers?
  • Using triggers to display and hide layers

Introducing Layers

  • Uses of layers
  • Layer properties

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

Introducing States

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

If you have a specific need to focus on other Storyline features, for example screen-recording, we can tailor the agenda to suit your needs. Please select from our two-day course agenda and contact us to discuss.

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 training, 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 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 Articulate 360 training. Anywhere in the UK or Europe is fine, provided you’re happy for us to deliver in English language.

If you prefer, we can run training courses at our offices at The Media Centre, Huddersfield, where 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 cafe-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!