Free Course Starter Template

Each week when I start a new project at work, I love trying to think up ways to put a slightly unique spin on the experience while still staying true to the format I’ve been using. There’s something about consistency that is both helpful and boring at the same time. One on hand, the learner can concentrate on the content because they know what to expect out of the user experience–so no guessing on “How do I interact with this object,” or “what am I supposed to do here?”

But at the same time, the user can quickly become bored and think, “Not another lame eLearning.” This is where a slight tweak comes in handy.

I think it’s possibly to have unique “slides,” each serving their own purpose but still having the tie in of a theme through use of:

  • Color
  • Font
  • Image theme
  • Transition
  • Animation

This week I created a Storyline 2 template that is a blue photography theme. I’m hoping this will inspire others out there to download and modify the theme as needed. Change the images, modify the colors, choose a new font! Go crazy.

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6 comments

  1. Shannon Trine says:

    Great template, however it is not saved in a Storyline file. The file opens as an adobe acrobat reader.

    • laurenfranza says:

      Shannon, I can’t replicate this issue. Can you let me know if this works:
      http://goo.gl/Yl629l

      • Shannon Trine says:

        Thanks for the quick reply. Unfortunately, I get the same adobe message.

        • Kalyn Lewis says:

          Hello–I’m having the same error. Would it be possible to work with you via email and gain a zip file of the template? This is great work!!

          • laurenfranza says:

            Yes, I can email to you. Could you also test this out for me to see if this works?
            To troubleshoot, are you opening the file as a Storyline template (not as a .story file)? Does it work if you:
            1. Download to computer.
            2. Open Storyline 2.
            3. Create a new project.
            4. File > Import > Storyline
            5. Locate the .storytemplate file on your computer.
            6. Click Open.
            7. Select the template slides you want to import into your project.

        • laurenfranza says:

          To troubleshoot, are you opening the file as a Storyline template (not as a .story file)? Does it work if you:
          1. Download to computer.
          2. Open Storyline 2.
          3. Create a new project.
          4. File > Import > Storyline
          5. Locate the .storytemplate file on your computer.
          6. Click Open.
          7. Select the template slides you want to import into your project.

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