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Creating elearning: Storyline 360 explainer 1 of 8

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Create and save a new Storyline project.


Name of explainer: Create and save a Storyline project

Creative theme: Creating elearning

Software used: Articulate Storyline


This is explainer 1 of 8 in this series

This series includes:

  1. Create and save a Storyline project
  2. Create a title slide using text and images
  3. Add an interactive button and preview the project
  4. Embed a YouTube video and publish the project
  5. Add text-to-speech narration and timed animation
  6. Embed an interactive 3d object and import music
  7. Add quiz question slides and a results slide
  8. Final checks and export options

This explainer series is also available in a microlearning course format! The course is completely FREE and you can download a PDF certificate of completion at the end! See our sister site pixelsofcourse.

The Software

This series of explainers uses Articulate Storyline 360, one of the most popular elearning content creation tools. It’s part of a suite of programs called ‘Articulate 360’ which also includes RISE (an app for rapid content creation) and the online review and commenting platform Review 360.

You can download a free 30 day demo of Articulate Storyline from their website. This gives you access to a fully-functioning copy of Storyline to use alongside our explainers (though note the demo comes with a limited asset library of characters, photos and icons).

Over the course of these eight explainers we’ll use Storyline to create an elearning package including video and 3d object interactions, and add a quiz and results slide before exporting the package for use in a web browser

The finished product

This is how our Storyline project looks at the end of this explainer series. Welcome to an introduction to Immersive Technologies!

Note that the version created in the explainers also includes a menu students can navigate. This is switched off in the version above. All embedded videos / animations were tested as working when this page was last updated.

The pre-requisities

This is a BEGINNER to INTERMEDIATE workflow explainer series. Ideally you’ll already be familiar with simple text and image editing.

If you’re new to IT / computing, you may need help downloading and installing the software. Start with a search for ‘how do i install Storyline’ or speak with someone familiar with downloading and installing.

Why would I do this?

Setting up a new Storyline project includes making important decisions including choosing a filename and the shape and resolution for your project slides.

Let’s do it!

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Good to know

This explainer series is also available in a microlearning course format! The course is completely FREE and you can even download a PDF certificate of completion at the end! See our sister site pixelsofcourse.

As discussed in the explainer, setting a slide size is an important decision that should be made as early as you can. We’ve used a CUSTOM size of 1280 pixels across and 720 pixels down (often refered to as ‘HD’). This can be a useful compromise for many elearning projects. It’s rare to create ‘full HD’ projects (1920×1080 pixels) unless you need something cinematic!

If you’re creating elearning which users will open alongside another program (E.g. To use as a help guide), a lower resolution of 640×360 pixels or 480×480 pixels may be more appropriate.

Where to next?

Remember, this is part of a series of explainers for this software – Join us again for the other explainers in the series 🙂

Notes and updates

There are no notes or advisories at this time. This video explainer was last updated in June 2023. This page was last updated in May 2023.

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This is number 1 of 8 explainer videos in this series. Make sure you check out the others!