iPad-Compatible Interactivities Using Articulate Storyline – Part II

iPad-Compatible Interactivities Using Articulate Storyline – Part II

iPad-Compatible Interactivities Using Articulate Storyline - Part II

In my earlier blog, I had shared that you don’t have to accept the default features in Articulate Storyline but tweak them to make it more suitable in terms of their look and feel for your audience. Adding the Zoom feature to an image in one of your courses is one such feature that you can create.

If you’ve assigned the Zoom feature to an image in your Articulate Storyline course, you may find that it doesn’t work properly in the HTML5 output – particularly when viewed in a mobile browser, Safari on an iPad. The image will zoom as expected, but it won’t get minimized.

This is a known issue. In order to avoid this behavior, you need to mimic the zoom feature by adding an enlarged version of the image to a slide layer and assign triggers to show/hide the layer.

When the content is very important to the learner, the zoom option grabs the learner’s attention and gives a cinematic feel by zooming into the important part. We can magnify any part of the slide like a smaller portion of an image, character, text, etc. We can also get a panning effect by creating multiple zoom regions in a single image.

In order to give specified trigger to the zoom icon, you just have to create a slide layer and assign the trigger to the zoom icon. Let me elaborate below.

Slide Layers

Slide layers quickly overlap objects, and trigger content to appear when learners take certain actions.Within slide layers, wecan create, edit, and manage multiple interactions on one single slide.

Slide Layers


Triggers help in completing an action. To build interactivity, assign triggers to an image, object, video, etc. We should designate when we want the action to occur, such as when a learner clicks on an image.



For example, if you want to show an enlarged image, build a slide layer in which you give the enlarged image and then assign trigger to the zoom icon. Build interactivity by choosing from the menu of the trigger wizard such as “show layer”, and then assign which layer is to be shown, when the user clicks onto the zoom icon such as “Zoom”.

Show layers


For more such tips and tricks in Articulate Storyline, Click here to check out our “How to” series at the following link.

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