E-learning courses are taken online by learners, where they do not experience any direct interaction with an instructor. In the absence of a group learning environment, media elements, such as audio and video can increase the learner’s engagement with a course by grabbing and retaining his attention.
You have various authoring tools, which allow you to add these media elements to your course. Articulate Storyline is one of the popular eLearning development tools that allows you to easily add these media elements to your course. Let’s see how this is done in detail.
Step 1 to import video into the Storyline:
Goto insert tab and click on the VIDEO icon.
A drop down menu appears, which shows the options: Video from file, Video from website, and Record Webcam.
- Video from file: Select this option if you want to import a video from a local drive of your computer.
- Video from website: Select this option if you want to insert a video from websites. After selecting this option, the Insert Video from Website wizard appears. Paste the embedded code of the video from the website in the wizard and then click insert.
- Record webcam: You can record from a webcam directly into Storyline.
Step 2 to import SWF files into Storyline:
Click the SWF file icon in the insert tab, browse through your local drives of your computer and insert your swf files.
Step 3 to import audio files into Storyline:
Click the Audio icon in the insert tab.
A drop down menu appears, which show the options: Sound from file, Record microphone.
- Sound from file: This option allows you to import audio files that are saved in the local drives of your computer.
- Record microphone: This option allows you to record your own audio and add it to your slides.
Step 4 to import a web object into Storyline:
Click on the web objects icon in the insert tab. You can paste the URL of a website in the address bar of the Insert Web Objects wizard, chose if the link should open in slide or in a new browser window and click OK.
As simple as that. Now start importing media files to your course and present your learners an engaging and interesting online learning course.