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Adding Glossary to E-learning Course Developed in Articulate Storyline

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Adding Glossary to E-learning Course Developed in Articulate Storyline

Training managers usually want to add a glossary of terms to their eLearning courses; so that their learners can refer to terms they are not familiar with in the course itself without referring to any other external source.

For one of our clients, we have developed a course on process training using Articulate Storyline. After submitting the final output, he requested us to include more glossary terms to the course. Instead of going through the source files and editing them, we can update the glossary using published files. Let us see how.

Step1: Go to the published folder. You will find some files as shown below.


Step 2: Open the story content folder. You will find an XML file named frame.xml. Open that in an editor and you will be shown a lot of XML tags. These are the settings and properties of the Storyline player. Make sure not to disturb any part of the code, if you do not have knowledge of XML.


Step 3: Go to the end of the file, and you will find a hierarchy of XML tags as shown below.



<term title=”Term1″> some code </term>

<term title=”Term2″> some code </term>



This code pertains to the glossary, and you can add new terms here.

1. To add an item, copy and paste the code between the tags <term> and </term> (including the tags) and just add the title and description you want

To Add an Item

2. To remove an existing item, delete the code between the tags <term> and </term> (including the tags).

To Remove an Item

Thus, you can add or remove glossary items of your eLearning course from the published files.

I hope you find this blog useful. Do share your views.

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