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Enabling CC text in E-Learning Course Developed in Articulate Storyline

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Enabling CC text in E-Learning Course Developed in Articulate Storyline

CC text is the closed caption text which appears on screen on slide while the learning is taking the course. It usually contains the audio script of the course. One of our clients had a peculiar requirement relating to the CC text which was met using Articulate Storyline. Here I would like to share his requirement and how it was met.

Requirement

The client wanted to provide an option to the learner, so that he will be able to see the audio script, if he wants, while taking the eLearning course. He wanted it in such a way that once the learner clicks on the button to see the audio script, he need not click it again and again for each slide that he goes through. Once he clicks the button, it should be applied to all slides. If he doesn’t want to see, he can hide it, and this option to hide should be applicable to all slides as well.

We were able to fulfill his requirement in the following way.

Step 1:

Open a Storyline file and create a layer called “notes” in all slides.

Step 1

Step 2:

Insert a button and name it as “Notes_Btn” in base layer as well as in notes layer in all slides.

Step 2

Step 3:

Create a Boolean variable “audio” with default value equal to “False”.

Step 3

Step 4:

Write the following triggers in the base layer.

Trigger1:

Show layer “notes” when user clicks “Notes_Btn”.

Step 4 - Trigger1

Trigger2:

Show layer “notes” when slide timeline starts on a condition “if variable audio is equal to True ”.

Step 4 - Trigger2

Trigger3:

Hide layer “notes” when slide timeline starts on a condition “if variable audio is equal to False ”.

Step 4 - Trigger3

Step 5:

Write the follow triggers in notes layer.

Trigger1:

Change the value of the variable “audio” to “True” when this layer timeline starts.

Step 5 - Trigger1

Trigger2:

Hide layer “notes” when user clicks “Notes_Btn” button.

Step 5 - Trigger2

Trigger3:

Change the value of the variable “audio” to “False” when user clicks “Notes_Btn” button.

Step 5 - Trigger3

Step 6:

Open the slide properties and change the status of the slide to “Reset to initial state” when revisiting.

Step 6

Follow Step4 and Step5 for all slides, and then publish your project and check your output. Hope you find this blog useful. Do share your views.

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