According to eLearning guild report on Rapid authoring tools, one of the most widely used rapid authoring tools is Articulate Storyline. Now this tool has come with its latest update 5.
As an eLearning developer, you may know that there are some issues that were not addressed in Storyline update 4. But I have noticed most of these issues have got fixed in the latest update.
In this blog post, I would like to share such issues that have been fixed in Storyline update 5. Those are
- Menu and Notes tabs would be overlapping in the HTML5 output
- Lightbox slides would get blank when visiting them in the HTML5 output
- Markers visibility issue in the HTML5 output
- Difficult to capture screens
Menu and Notes tabs would be overlapping in the HTML5 output:
Consider the image below. It is a typical eLearning course view (published with previous version of Articulate Storyline) of menu and notes tab on iPad. You can see that the content of notes tab is overlapped by the content of the Menu tab.
Now this was fixed in the latest update.
Lightbox slides would get blank when visiting them in the HTML5 output:
The slide that appears as a popup window in the course is called a “Lightbox” slide. This light box slides gets blank when the course is opened on iPad as shown below.
Now this issue has got fixed in update 5.
Markers visibility issue in HTML5 output:
Markers are used to display additional information in a pop-up label. Markers offer an easy way to add, hover or click and reveal the effect to your course. Displaying markers in HTML 5 output in update 2 or 3 was difficult as shown in the image. Now this issue has been fixed in update 5.
Difficult to capture screens:
If there is a need to capture the screens of “Microsoft office 2014” application, the tool used to crash while recording the screen in the earlier version. But in the latest version, this issue has been solved.
These are some of the issues fixed in the latest version of Storyline. Do you have anything more to say? Please do share!
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