Articulate Storyline 2 eLearning Game Design
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Articulate Storyline 2 eLearning Game Design

Learn 2 years of Storyline elearning game design skills in less than 3 hours!
4.6 (38 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
496 students enrolled
Created by Alexander Salas
Last updated 6/2017
Price: Free
This course includes
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
What you'll learn
  • Identify development differences between Storyline 2 vs 3 vs 360
  • Define and apply the Mechanics, Dynamics and Aesthetics (MDA) framework of game design in Storyline projects.

  • Design visual stories with storyboarding basics.

  • Create countdown timers with layers and variables.
  • Create and modify score variables.
  • Animate characters using object state changes and motion paths.
  • Manipulate interactions with timeline events.
  • Convert regular slides into quiz slides.
  • Customize feedback with Feedback Masters.
  • Build a quiz game or gamified Storyline 2 project.
  • A full version of Articulate Storyline 2 or free trial of Articulate 360 software on a Windows 7 or 10 PC.
  • Basic knowledge of Articulate triggers, variables, states and layers but, don't worry, you'll learn these as you create the quiz game.
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 or higher (optional)

Are you an experienced learning professional or someone tasked with creating elearning content with Storyline? Do you have basic or intermediate experience using Storyline but, want to be more creative? If so, this course will be highly valuable for you. Regardless of your level of expertise, this is a great opportunity to learn as you create a project and learn about game design in general.  The course is ideal for Instructional Designers looking to upgrade their Storyline skills or simply for anyone interested in learning how to create games with a free trial of Storyline 3 or 360. The experience and combination of skills learned here can be surely applied to any other project.  Check it out and let your friends know about it ;  )

Who this course is for:
  • Learning professionals looking to gain new eLearning skills.
  • Users interested in building gamified content and eLearning games.
  • Anyone interested in learning Storyline while creating a game.
  • Storyline users of all adult ages and backgrounds.
Course content
Expand all 16 lectures 02:15:02
+ Introduction
4 lectures 09:07

Find out what you can expect out of this course by watching this short introduction.


Learn in less than 4 minutes which versions of Storyline you can use for this project and why.

Storyline 2 vs Storyline 3 and 360

Challenge yourself a bit with a few questions about what you have just learned.

Knowledge Check One: Storyline Versions
2 questions

The essence and effectiveness of every game lies in its design framework.  Here you will learn about the Mechanics, Dynamics and Aesthetics or MDA framework.  This concept will open your creative possibilities.

Mechanics, Dynamics and Aesthetics of Game Design
Knowledge Check Two: How's your MDA prowess?
1 question

From Disney to movie making, storyboarding is the key to visualize your game projects.

Quick dive into Storyboarding
+ Countdown timers and Keeping Score
3 lectures 22:10

In this first "learn as you build" session, we make a landing page to capture and store the user name with a variable.

Capturing Data with Variables

Variables also hold numbers and we use them here to keep score.  Why keep score? Motivate those who like to compete by showing them their progress status.

Creating Score Variables

Triggers, layers and pictures is all you need to build a countdown timer in Storyline.

Countdown Timers in Storyline
Knowledge Check Three: Variables and Timers
1 question
+ Character State Animations: Making characters move!
2 lectures 18:50

Static characters are okay but, characters that move and change poses are much more engaging.  Learn here how to use object states to make it happen.

Object and Character States

If you liked using object states, don't worry. You'll get to use them way more here and enhance them with motion paths.

Animating Characters with Motion Paths
Knowledge Check Four: Can you animate with Object States?
1 question
+ Mastering Feedback and Gamified Quizzes
5 lectures 56:36

Change and enhance the feedback given in your quizzes by taking advantage of Feedback Masters.

Mastering the Feedback Master Slides

The simplest way in any elearning product to turn a regular slide into a question interaction.  Learn the wonders of Convert to Freeform.

Convert slides to Freeform questions for quizzes

In this first part of Finishing the Game we are putting it all together. Everything you have learned thus far and much more comes into play on this session.

Finishing the Game Part 1

This second part of Finishing the Game deals with final touches on our feedback layouts and score formatting.

Finishing the Game Part 2

Results slides are the culmination of your learner's journey.  Make them grand and stand out with these customizations.

Custom Results Slides
Knowledge Check: Mastering Feedback and Gamified Quizzes
1 question
+ Level Up! What's next?
2 lectures 19:33

We can't call it multimedia without audio.  Learn trick and tips to loop, edit and trigger audio upon certain events.

Liven it up with Audio

This is the end of our course but the beginning of your creative evolution.  Here we discussed more improvements to enhance the dynamics and aesthetics of our game.  You also learn about my social media contacts and how we can connect to share your projects.

Applying the Dynamics and Aesthetic elements
Final Knowledge Check: Working with Audio and Applying MDA
1 question
On this ultimate design challenge you will put your skills to the test. Your mission would be to recreate the character selector interaction and badge transitions shown in the previous lecture. Good luck!
Ultimate Design Challenge
2 questions