Articulate Storyline Tips & Tricks

Use Animations To Spice Up Your Slides In Articulate Storyline

In this video, I'll show you some examples how to spice up your standard storyline slides by using animations. Hi, I'm Mark Spermon from Upward Online Learning where I teach you how you can create e-learning modules yourself with articulate storyline. Are you new here? Then don't forget to hit the subscribe button and the bell notification icon so you won't miss any of my upcoming videos. Are you ready? Then let's get started.

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In this storyline though, I have some examples on how to spice up your articulate storyline slides with animations. So let's look at our first example. This is text with a graph and let's preview this slide. You'll see now nothing happens, normal slides. Let's look at our second slide. What I've done here is I edit some animations to the different groups. So you see on this group there is a wipe animation from bottom and there's also 40 other groups. So let's preview this slide and see what it does. So you'll see that there's interaction and the graph builds up when your slide loads.

You can also do this for instance, when a user clicks it. You could also let the texts fly in or let fade it in, but you must be aware of is that you don't need too many animations. Whereas you focus on your slides and there you can put some animations to highlight it. So let's look at our second example right now. Now let's look at our second example. In this slide you want to highlight the arrow and that builds up. So let's preview this slide where no animation is added. You'll see it's a plain slide, an articulate storyline and nothing really special happens. So let's close this preview and look at the second slide over a second example. So let's preview this slide again.

Now you see it builds up. What I've done here is now I've chosen for a fade animation for it's part, but we can also choose for an arrow animation. For instance, if I click all these parts, let's check it up. I have them all here, I have them all so I can also for instance say wipe and then not from bottom but from left and let's see what it does for this example. So preview this slide again. You'll see here it's I think the fade animation is some more smooth but it's what your preference is and what you want to choose. So you can do this. Now let's look at our third example. So this is a labels layout and we want to highlight the phone and also labels. So this slide there, nothing really happens. There are no animations and let's see this slide if the animation is added.

Preview this slide and see what it does. So first the backgrounds at the end, the phone animates and you see all the labels animates. What I've done here, and I can show you my timeline is I've add animations on the different parts. So for instance here, float in. The phone is the fade in animation and this are a wipe animations and I also timed it on my timeline so it don't happen all at once but it happens in steps. So first you see my background, then you see my phone and then you'll see the labels from one to six appear on my slides. Now for my fourth example, I have two things I want to show you.

Here's also a graph and you can present it all at the same time in the screen. I want to show you this first example. So the graph bounces in my screen and when the graph is there you see that for each section an arrow is appearing with also text. So you have here the first, the highlights on the graph and then highlight on it's bit of content and it builds up. If you think that the bouncing of the graph is somewhere too much, I have also another example and I want to show you it.

So here, let's show this one. It's the graph comes up and then you'll see that the arrows are wiping from the left and the text is fading in. So I'm mostly used to saying animations, a wipe animation, so an object builds up from left or from top to bottom. This is one of my favorite animations and also fade animation out. You saw on this example that you can do some fun stuff. For instance with the buttons animation, but you have to... Don't use it too much because you can overdo this and you don't want it. So now to my last example, for instance, a timeline interaction. I prepared a bit because this time an interaction there doesn't help with anything, so it's on the screen at once.

So if we look at this example, let's preview it, you see it builds up. So first text and then the line, then the line and then the other line. So, and what I've done here also the line here is a wipe animation. From left this line has a wipe animation. From top this objects are fading and here again is a wipe animation. So you can build up your whole timeline so it animates on the screen. For instance, you can also make it tickable here so you do... The first bit the user clicks and then the second bit of the timeline he clicks again, third bit of the timeline and so the timeline builds up. So you have the, a highlight on every single bit at a time and you just can read it and go further when he's finished.

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