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How to Add a Progress Bar in Articulate Storyline

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How to Add a Progress Bar in Articulate Storyline

The Progress bar, in e-learning courses is used to show learners the percentage of course that has been completed. Articulate Storyline, by default, doesn’t have an option to add a progress bar to the slides. But, do you know Articulate Storyline helps us create a customized progress bar? Let’s see how.

Recently, we’ve created a custom progress bar in Articulate Storyline for one of our clients.

In this blog, I would like to share how it was done following these easy steps.

Step 1: Go to the Slide Master tab in the Menu, and draw a rectangle as a background for your progress bar at the bottom of the slide using the shapes tool. 

Step 2: Now provide States to the rectangle. The number of states depends on the number of slides in the course.

Now draw a smaller rectangle for each of the states to display the status of the slide as shown below.

Step 2

For example, in the screenshot shown above, there are 18 slides in the course, that’s why we’ve created 18 states.

Step 3: Go to the individual slides and create a variable for each slide. Create one Numeric variable, i.e, Progressbar that will be used in all the slides. Also create a True/False type variable for each slide as shown in the screenshots shown below.

Step 3 - True

Step 3 - False

Step 4: Add triggers to each slide as shown in the following screenshot.

Step 4 - Add Trigger

Step 4 - Add Trigger

Step 4 - Slide Triggers

Add this trigger in all the slides.

Step 5: Go to Slide Master and add some triggers to the Slide Master, as shown below.

Step 5

Step 5 - Slide Triggers

Step 6: Finally, publish the course and check the output.

This is how we can create a customized Progress bar in E-learning courses using Articulate Storyline.

I hope you’ve learnt something new out of my blog, please do share your comments.

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