A template is a file that serves as the starting point for a new document. When you open a template, it’s preformatted in some way, so you can quickly get started from there without having to think about the format.
Microsoft Word has templates formatted as business letters, with space for your name, an area for the recipient’s address, your signature, etc.
With an elearning template, many of the design decisions are predetermined, such as the color palette, font styles and sizes, spacing and animations. You just have to open the template and fill in the variable parts.
What is Storyline 360?
Articulate Storyline 360 is the industry’s favorite software for creating interactive courses with slide-based lessons. Every slide is a blank canvas for organizing your content into scenes: when users interact with different elements on the slide, certain actions trigger certain responses.
Storyline lets you create virtually any interaction you can imagine blending instruction, audio, video and synchronized motions to create engaging online courses.
What about Storyline 3?
It’s pretty much the same, except you don’t get Rise 360, Content Library, and Review 360. You also won’t get all of the new features that Articulate will add to Storyline 360 over time.
How to get it
You can get a 60-day free trial for the Articulate 360 suite, which includes Storyline 360, Rise 360, and more. If you want to keep it after that time it will cost you $999/year.
You can pay $1,399 once, and you’ll have access to Storyline 3 forever.
What is Rise 360?
While Storyline is a traditional software package, requiring download and install on a developer’s computer, Rise is completely cloud-based, allowing a developer to gain access at any time from any modern web browser.
Rise offers a menu with some very elegant interactions and its navigation interface is fantastic. However, if you want a custom interaction for your course, you must create it in Storyline and then embed it in Rise. It will always look good on any device.
And finally, what is Articulate 360?
Articulate 360 is an annual subscription that includes both Storyline 360 and Rise 360, plus other authoring apps, a library of 7+ million course assets and an online tool for review and collaboration: Review 360. All this package can be tried free for 60 days, no credit card required.
Import a Storyline slide
- Open the Storyline project you want to import slides into.
- Go to the Slides tab, click Import and then Import Storyline.
- Find the .story file you want to import and click Open.
- Select the slides you want and import them.
Use the Scene drop-down list at the bottom of the import window to choose where imported slides should appear in your course.
Note that the imported slide will be forced to the aspect of your project: 4-3, 16-9, etc. If you purchase a 16: 9 template and your project has a 4: 3 aspect, you will see two horizontal stripes above and below the imported slide to adapt it to your project. The objects will look smaller in this case.
Filter your search by Aspect to find slides that meet your aspect requirements.
Articulate Rise has a feature that allows to embed content from Storyline. So if you need an interaction not available in Rise, you can design it in Storyline and embed it in Rise. You can have the best of both worlds with the Storyline block in Rise:
Import or create your interaction in Articulate Storyline 360.
2. Publish on Review 360
Click the Publish ribbon and select Review 360. You probably want to publish only one slide with Player’s Menu & Controls in “Off” mode.
3. Go to Rise
Edit your Rise project by clicking the plus sign to add a block. Select Interactive from the list and then Storyline at the bottom of the list. A new block will be created in your project.
4. Find your published slide
Click “Browse Review 360” and choose your published slide from the library. Once done, you can preview and test your course on Rise!
Your interaction will look perfect on all devices.