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10 Storyline 360 eLearning Templates for Better Efficiency!

Articulate 360 is the first choice and one of the most popular eLearning authoring tools when it comes to creating engaging and visually-rich courses faster than ever.

This blog discusses eLearning authoring tools, templates and 10 unique Articulate 360 templates.

Authoring tools are software applications that enable users to create, edit, and publish digital content, particularly interactive multimedia for e-learning purposes. These tools provide a user-friendly interface for designing and developing content without requiring extensive programming skills.

Why Authoring Tools for Corporate eLearning?

Templates, which are among the top features of authoring tools, save a lot of time for corporate learning and development (L&D) departments. eLearning developers can create custom eLearning courses by plugging the templates as needed and publishing them with the same ease. From the learning objectives to the assessments and summary, there are templates for each screen of an eLearning.

Here are how templates help eLearning development:


Here’s my list of 10 best engaging templates available in the Articulate 360 content library, which will make your course engaging in just a few clicks.

10 Engaging Articulate 360 Templates

1. Welcome Layout

The first slide in any eLearning course is the welcome screen; this screen is the one that makes the first impression on your learners. It can be static or interactive. In Articulate Storyline 360, we have several visually-rich design layouts that can be used as your welcome screen. They give a rich look to your course. You have all the freedom to customize the colors and designs according to your organization branding.

2. Instructions Layout

In an eLearning course, we use the Instructions slide to help learners understand the basic functionality of the course, so they know how to navigate within the course. You can use a variety of instruction layouts such as arrows, numbers, callouts, and text to highlight the important features of the course. In Articulate, you can add and modify layouts from the content library very easily. You can also make the Instruction slide static or interactive, based on your requirement.

3. Learning Objectives Layout

Learning objectives are an important aspect of learning as they inform learners what they will be able to do after taking the course. They help select the right content for the course. Learning objectives need to be presented in engaging formats, to gain learners’ attention. Articulate 360 provides a cluster of simple templates to add interesting layouts in your eLearning course.

4. Main Menu

The Menu allows learners to return to the home screen at any time, from any screen in the course. It also allows learners to choose any topic or screen within the course. This free navigation offers them the flexibility to access the topics of their choice. The Articulate Content library has visually-rich templates which can be used without any limitation; they are trigger-enabled templates and work fast.

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5. Content Layout

Content is the heart of any corporate training course. It comprises text, images, graphics, screencasts, videos, scenarios, and much more. Using a content layout gives a consistent look and feel to your course. You can use predefined layouts in your course, based on common topics – for example, all key terms screens can be presented the same way; all process screens using another pattern. Articulate 360 content library has many ready-to-use content layout slides; you just need to choose the design and theme colors.

6. Graphic Layout

In eLearning courses, graphics simplify the content presentation and ensure learners are engaged with the courses. You can display graphics with proper color contrasts, characters, patterns, and more, in a variety of options. Storyline 360 is filled with unique ways of presenting your eLearning content.

7. Scenario Layout

Scenario-based learning helps learners relate to the topic being covered. Scenarios include text and effective conversations that offer a memorable learning experience. By adding scenario layouts from Articulate 360, you can present scenarios to your learners in environments that mirror real-life, making them more relevant and engaging.

8. Interaction Layout

Interactive elements help learners interact with the content, facilitating better retention and recall. There are predefined interaction templates in Storyline 360, that will help you engage your learners better. Whether you want to explain a process or the evolution of something, just pick the template and populate it with your content.

9. Assessment and Result Layout

Assessments help test learners’ comprehension of the topics covered in a course and reinforce learning. Articulate 360 has inbuilt templates for a wide variety of question types that can be used for both formative and summative assessments.

10. Summary layout

Summary is usually used at the end of the course to quickly reinforce the main takeaways. Articulate 360 offers several interesting layouts to break the monotony and make the summary screen as interesting as the rest of the course.

Wrapping Up

Apart from this, eLearning developers have many other ready-to-use design templates that can influence many of their choices for course development. I have highlighted some of the templates available in the content library that are commonly used in eLearning courses.

Interested in exploring more templates? Click on the link below to access some engaging templates for you

Editor’s note: This post was originally published in July 2018 and has been updated for comprehensiveness.

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