In my previous blog, we discussed the importance of closed captions in eLearning and how to add the Notes Pane to the player that is used as the closed caption.
But, this Notes Pane can only be used if you choose the built-in interface of Storyline for your eLearning course. In case you choose to customize the interface, you also have to create a customized closed caption. This can be done using two different methods.
In the first method,you can create a pop-up and put all the transcribed text in it (similar to the notes pane).
In the second method, you can bring each line of the transcribed text in sync with audio (similar to movie subtitles).
Today, in this blog, let us know the first method of creating a closed caption.
In the customized interface, create a button or an icon (depending on your interface requirements) that can be triggered to display the closed captions.
Add a new layer and rename it. I’ll rename it as CC which implies Closed Caption.
Do not forget to change the slide layer properties as shown in the below screenshot.
In the base layer,select the CC button/icon and add a trigger to it as shown in the screenshot below.
This trigger will display the closed caption text, once you click the CC button/icon.
In the CC layer, design a pop-up of the required size. Also, add a close button to the pop-up.
Select the close button and add a trigger to it as shown in the screenshot below.
Now, within the border of the pop-up, insert a scrolling panel. Go to Insert tab>select Scrolling Panel>drag the mouse on the screen for the desired size of the scrolling panel.
Add the closed caption text to the CC layer and drag the text box on to thescrolling panel. This will let the text move inside the scrolling panel. You can then align the text perfectly inside the scrolling panel.
Preview or publish the course to check the functionality.
That’s it! This is how we create a closed caption which displays all the transcribed text in one pop-up. We will look at the second method, where each line of the transcribed text comes in sync with the audio, similar to the movie subtitles.
Hope this tip is helpful.Please share your thoughts through your valuable comments.
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