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Mastering Articulate Storyline

By : Ashley Chiasson, Jeffery Batt
Book Image

Mastering Articulate Storyline

By: Ashley Chiasson, Jeffery Batt

Overview of this book

Storyline is a powerful e-learning authoring tool that allows you to take your creativity to the next level. However, more often than not, projects don't require such complex interactions, leaving Storyline's full capabilities untapped. This book will provide you with the information you need to take your Storyline development up a notch by leveraging the full suite of possibilities Storyline has to offer. You will be provided with a refresher of the key concepts before we take you deep into the exciting world of enhanced interactivity, variables, and even some JavaScript—oh my! With downloadable activities, you can either follow along and compare your output, use the activities as they are, modify the activities to suit your own needs, or reverse-engineer the activities to better understand how they were developed.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Mastering Articulate Storyline
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Overview of variables and conditions

Variables and conditions work hand in hand to allow you to easily create conditional interactivity. There are three types of variables within Storyline: text, number, and true/false variables. These variables allow you to customize the learner's experience by capturing information in one section of the story and referring to it at other points throughout the story.


Variables and states can serve similar purposes, but the main way in which variables differ from states is that variables can be referenced at any point throughout a story, whereas states can only contain information for individual slides and cannot be referenced across slides.

We will talk more about the three types of variables next, but right now, we'll get down to the very basics.

Variables are containers for dynamic values that change based on user input or interaction. In Storyline, variables allow you to move past the basic functionality of your story into a functionally customized course...