In this video, I'll show you seven tips for working with the standard menu in the Articulate Storyline player so you can work more efficient in your next e-learning project.

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I have a dummy e-learning module here and I want to show you seven tips for working with the Articulate Storyline player menu. So let's open the player. I click here in the home tab on player. Now Storyline will load my player and I click here on menu and you'll see here my menu.

Tip 1: Wrap the slide titles in the player menu

Now the first step is for if you have long slide titles. Now you see they were covered with on your slides, but if you click here on the gear icon, there is a menu options pop up. And if you click here on the appearance and you check wrap long menu title and you click on okay, you'll see that Storyline automatically wraps your titles and it looks a lot better.

Now let's continue to our second tip.

Tip 2: Add auto numbering to slide and scene names in your menu

Now in the manual preview here, you'll see that our scenes and our slides are numbered so if you want the numbers in the menu quickly, you don't have to type it manually but you can go to the gear icon here. And what you do is you check number entries in menu automatically. And if you do this and okay, you see that storyline automatically adds the number items that are here also in the menu for the player.

Tip 3: Rename slides in the player menu

Now my third tip is that you can also rename slides in your menu. Here you'll see, draw from question bank. That's not a really nice title, but if I double click it, I can make it quiz. So now you'll see it's quiz.

Tip 4: Show Quiz slides in player menu

And we're going to our fourth tip right away. So now you'll see the quiz and if you want to add the question slides also in your manual, you'll go to the gearbox off the quiz and you can hear a check show, slide raw contents and what Storyline now does if we publish it, you will also see the slides off your quiz in your menu. It look likes this. Now don't quiz anymore, but you'll see the difference. The questions here directly in my menu. We have had already four tips, so let's continue to the fifth one.

Tip 5: add extra headings to your menu

And my fifth tip is, is that you can add new items in your menu that are not slides and also not scenes and you can use them to create extra clearness in your menu. For instance, if I click here and I click on a new page icon, I can create a new heading. This is no slide and also not a scene, but I can here, for instance, type in case study. Not case study, but case study. So to see that here, the case study begins in this scene so I don't have to create an extra scene for this heading.

Tip 6: Change the order of items in your menu

Now let's continue to our sixth step. What you also can do in Storyline is let the manual items, the modes or pro modes so it's easier. So you can see, I can give it order right now. So for instance, if I do this with case study, you see case studies here, I can now move this down and you'll see that the case study is on a new level.

And the quick extra tip between our tips, you can also remove slides from your menu. So if I click on this one here, it's removed. It's still in your scene so you can jump to it, but you don't see it in your menu and a user cannot directly jump to it from your menu.

Tip 7: Set restrictions for users to navigate in your module

And now off to our last and seventh tip. And my final and seventh tip is how you can restrict navigations for your users. You'll click on the gear icon here and now the navigations restrictions manual is on free. Free means that you can use a latter user navigate freely to your module to the next slide through previous slide. And again, fill slides in any order. You can also set it to restrict it. This means the user cannot go to slides that he hasn't viewed yet, but he can go to slides that he has viewed, so a previous slides and the last one is locked. And this if you set it on locked, a user cannot go to the next slide but he also cannot go to previous slide that he already has visited.

So if you want to do something with restrictions, I think restricted is the best. So you can set it on this way and there is another option that is not in your manual but you can use it for restrictions. So let's go to features. If you have a seek bar in your player here, a user can drag the seek bar so he can drag the seek bar from your slides until the end. If you set it to seek bar as read only, he cannot do anything with it. So every time is on the slide, he has to watch the whole slides. But what you can do is allow drag after completion. And this means if the user has viewed the slide, he's gone to the next slide and he's come back, then he can drag the slide with the slider to the end. So we can move on to the next slide really quickly. So these were my seven tips. I hope that you found it useful. Put in the comments what you found the best tip after seven and I promise to answer it.

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About Mark Spermon

Mark is an e-learning specialist with over 15 years of experience developing interactive and engaging e-learning modules and online courses for a wide range of customers with Articulate Storyline. He believes online learning shouldn’t be information dump but engaging, interactive and provide a transformation to the desired future of the learners. His goal? to create a world without passive, information overload online courses that are boring as ….

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