Articulate Storyline Scheduled Public Courses

Get highly practical action-packed training to learn Articulate's latest e-learning authoring tool: Storyline 3 and 360

Join us for one or both of our two publicly scheduled Articulate Storyline courses in either London or Birmingham:

  • Storyline Productivity Fast Track
  • Storyline: The Expert Masterclass

Each public course lasts a day. Both courses are designed to be standalone and modular, giving you complete flexibility in booking. Attend either or both, whenever you want.

All public courses are guaranteed to run, so you can book with confidence. And with a maximum of 4 participants per course, you are also guaranteed a high level of personalisation and individual attention.

Read on to learn more about both courses...

A. Storyline Productivity Fast Track (1 Day)

In Storyline Female 2a single day of training, our scheduled public course Storyline Productivity Fast Track focuses you on the essential features you need to build an effective e-learning course.

And this is not some mickey-mouse, pie-in-the sky case study example course. This is an actual course we've designed and built for a paying client.

We'll show you how to use the 30-40% of Storyline's most beneficial features to create a highly effective, customised piece of e-learning.

80/20 Time Saving Features

As well as some absolute fundamentals to get you up and running, we put 80/20 time saving features at the heart of the course. Features that often get overlooked because they aren't 'sexy' or 'cool', or features that are deemed too ‘advanced’ for new users.

But these are exactly the features that should be at the top of everyone's 'how to' list because they will save you hours of development time when applied smartly.

What's the Pricing?
  • 1-day Productivity Fast Track: £355 per person, plus VAT
  • Combined discount price for 1-day Productivity Fast Track and 1-day Expert Masterclass: £685 per person, plus VAT

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1-day Productivity Fast Track Course Outline

This is the course outline for the 1-day scheduled public course, Storyline Productivity Fast Track:

1. Storyline fundamentals: get the building blocks in place

Learn the basic building blocks of Storyline. Create and build basic slides and scenes. Add shapes, images and text to your slides; use Storyline's built-in characters.

2. Custom themes and master slides: super-charge your productivity

This session covers two of the quickest and easiest, (but least talked about) ways to vastly improve your Storyline productivity.

Discover how creating a custom theme and developing a well-thought out set of master slides at the beginning of your project can save you hours of development time; additionally, learn how to use master slides to create robust, custom navigation.

3. Feedback masters: a Storyline 'secret weapon'

Another little used or talked about Storyline 'secret weapon'. Go way beyond predictable  ‘Correct’ and ‘Incorrect’ feedback messages. Find out how to use feedback masters to lay the foundations for meaningful, context-sensitive feedback.

With this fantastic productivity booster, you can build well-calibrated, performance-improving feedback into your courses. Feedback that really helps embed and enhance learning.

4. Multimedia engagement tools: making your learning more memorable

Find out how to add and edit basic audio and video to your slides. You’ll learn to use video files attached to your project and how to link to third-party video-hosting sites such as YouTube, Vimeo and Wistia.

Discover how to apply simple but effective multimedia tools and techniques such as hotspots, sliders, dials, zoom regions and interactive icons. And if you need a bit of extra pizazz, we’ll show you how to easily add animations and transitions to your slides.

5. The Storyline Player: how the world views your course

Whenever you publish a Storyline course, as a minimum default, there is a coloured border around the edge of your slides. This is called the Storyline Player. How much or how little extra information or formatting you want the Player to display is entirely up to you.

Discover how this highly customisable feature can give you just the look and feel you want including logos, navigation options, links to resources, glossaries, notes and much more.

You’ll find out how to get the perfect colour for your Player’s border; or how to remove the border completely. Finally, you’ll discover how to save and share your custom settings with colleagues and other developers, making collaboration easy and saving everyone hours of time.

6. Quizzes and Questions: beyond the predictable 'me-too' features

Storyline’s default styles and layouts for quizzes and questions are pretty uninspiring. The kind of thing you find in almost every e-learning authoring tool. So, in this session, you’ll learn how to quickly and easily customise these defaults to create a much more professional look.

Most important, you’ll discover how easy it is to use Storyline’s free-form quizzes and questions, as the framework for building your own relevant, authentic assessments and interactivity. Discover how to get much more from these free-form interactions than your typical user.

7. Layers and states: building meaningful interactivity

Learn how to use layers and states to support and enhance your building of meaningful interactivity and feedback.

Additionally, find out how you can apply layers and states to create a well-crafted series of optional responses in scenarios and conversation paths. In this module we'll also look at other ways to control your interactivity through the use of slider bars and animation paths.

8. Triggers and actions: manage and control your interactivity

Discover how to quickly and easily add triggers and actions to different elements of your course to manage and activate your interactivity and to control navigation.

9. Refine and publish: give your course a final shine and polish

Finally, find out how to publish SCORM compliant content in a variety of formats, (including HTML 5) and for a variety of devices, including smart phones and tablets.

Download all the details and both the course outlines in PDF format right here.

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Questions About the Outline?

Got a detailed question about anything in the course outline? Don’t hesitate to email heather@pacificblue.co.uk . She’ll have one of our course tutors come back to you with an answer, by email.

Personalised 1-to-1 Follow-on Training Included

And if you need to know the ins and outs of a specific feature or piece of functionality not covered during the day, you get your own personal 80/20 solution. After attending the course, everyone gets a free follow-on hour of 1-to-1 web-based training with their course tutor.

Focus on any aspect of the software you like - either re-visiting something we did on the course or covering something you specifically need to know about that we didn't focus on during the day.

The Perfect Venues

In London, are courses run at superb venue in Merchant Square.- a couple of minutes walk from Paddington mainline and underground station or Edgware Road underground station. In Birmingham, we will be delighted to welcome you to our new base in the iconic Alpha Tower just a couple of minutes walk from New Street and Snow Hill railway stations.

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B. Storyline: The Expert Masterclass (1-Day)

This 1-day, scheduled public course, Storyline: The Expert Masterclass, Storyline female characterfollows on from the 1-day Productivity Fast Track training. 

It goes deep into some of Storyline's most powerful features, enabling you to move your focus beyond speed, productivity and effectiveness to increasing your levels of expertise and excellence.

Discover how to add even more functionality to your Storyline courses, through a mix of structured practice and individually focused workshop time.

This 1-day Expert Masterclass will take your Storyline development skills to a much higher level, enabling you to provide a richer, more interactive e-learning experience for your learners.

The result? Even more effective learning and even greater improvements in individual and your organisation's performance.

By the end of the day, you'll be able to add complex interactive elements to your Storyline course, as standard. Elements your average developer doesn't even know are possible.

What's the Pricing?
  • 1-day Storyline Expert Masterclass: £375 per person, plus VAT
  • Combined discount price for 1-day Productivity Fast Track and 1-day Expert Masterclass: £685 per person, plus VAT

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1-day Expert Masterclass Course Outline

This is the course outline for our 1-day scheduled public course, Storyline: The Expert Masterclass:

1. Expert Level Actions and Variables

Discover how to put a wealth of control and interactivity at your finger tips through the use of variables and their conditional logic.

If this sounds scary and mathematical, don't be put off. We take you from basics to more complex with a series of carefully structured tasks and practice activities, all of which relate to a real-world example course.

In this first segment of the masterclass, you'll get comfortable with:

  • creating three types of variables and using them to apply different actions and logic
  • using data entry boxes and text variables to capture responses from your learners
  • displaying the value of number and text variables within your course, for your learners to see.
  • using number and true/false variables to control and personalise content and actions based on your learners’ decisions and responses.
2. Expert Level Quizzes, Assessments and Scenarios

Dig much deeper into the mechanics of creating quizzes, assessments and scenarios than in the Storyline Fast Track course. Find out how to:

  • add scoreboards to your quizzes, assessments and scenarios
  • build question banks you can customise and re-use across Storyline projects
  • create personalised results slides for your learners, and
  • gamify your e-learning quizzes, assessments and scenarios through branching and conditional logic

Bonus topic: discover how to rapidly build and embed realistic scenario-based  activities and tests, using Branch Track - an easy-to-use Storyline-compatible development tool.

3. Expert Level Interactive Video and Screen Recording

Discover sophisticated and time-saving video and screen recording options with Storyline’s unique View, Try and Test modes.

These are ideal for teaching your learners how to use systems, software applications or to follow task-based or procedural steps. You'll discover how to use these three modes to incorporate truly compelling, video-based interactions into your e-learning.

4. Expert Level Triggers and Variables Workshop - NEW!

This workshop-style module really dives deep into the combined power of variables and triggers. Building on the skills you learn in module 1, this highly interactive session enables you to discover how to use variables and triggers to control advanced interactivity on individual slides as well as across a number of different slides.

Learn how to really make Storyline implement your instructional design thinking and creativity, rather than having Storyline's basic built in interactivity dictate and control what your learning can achieve.

Download all the details and both the course outlines in PDF format right here.

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Questions About the Outline?

Got a detailed question about anything in the course outline? Don’t hesitate to question markemail heather@pacificblue.co.uk . She’ll have one of our course tutors come back to you with an answer, by email.

Do I have to attend the Productivity Fast Track before I can attend the Expert Masterclass?

Not at all. If you are already familiar with the features covered in the Fast Track course, you are welcome to attend just the Expert Masterclass.

If I want to attend both courses, do I have to attend on consecutive days?

Only if you want to. If you prefer, you can attend the Fast Track course on one date and then the Expert Masterclass at some point later.

As all our public courses are guaranteed to run, you can be confident of booking on whichever dates are most suitable for you.

If I want to attend both courses, can I get a discount?

You can get a discount if you attend both courses on consecutive dates, but not if you attend on separate dates. The discounted rate for attending both courses on consecutive dates is £685, plus VAT.

The Perfect Venues

In London, are courses run at a superb venue in Merchant Square.- a couple of minutes walk from Paddington mainline and underground station or Edgware Road underground station. In Birmingham, we will be delighted to welcome you to our new base in the iconic Alpha Tower just a couple of minutes walk from New Street and Snow Hill railway stations.

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