Using Videoscribe with Articulate Storyline to Create Engaging eLearning

One of the reasons I love designing eLearning using Articulate Storyline is that it really lets me build the courses from the ground up. There are really very few limitations to what you can achieve using this software.

Having said that, it's also very easy to create a course from scratch if you don't have many rapid authoring skills. 

I have been using an animation tool call Sparkol Videoscribe for the past couple of years, it is fantastic for creating short explainer videos.

A while ago I started thinking about how I could incorporate some of my Videoscribe animations (like this one and like this one) into an Articulate Storyline eLearning project. (These examples actually have narration, but I didn't have time to do that today).

I'm sure I'm not the first person to have tried this, but I wanted to share how successful this can be at bringing your eLearning courses to life. 

This weeks Articulate eLearning challenge was to design an interactive graphic, demo, or activity that features a Valentine’s Day theme. The challenge provided me with the perfect opportunity to try out the idea of using Videoscribe within a Storyline course. In the accompanying demo, I have recorded some silly, short videos using the Videoscribe software, and then inserted them into an eLearning course built in Storyline.

It took a bit of fiddling around to get the backgrounds to match - I don't want the learner to feel like there are two pieces of software being cobbled together but to provide a seamless experience that feels natural.

Take a look at the short demo by clicking on the image and see what you think, it would be really good to hear your thoughts. Have you tried this before? Maybe you have tried embedding a video into Storyline using a different animation tool before?

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Ant Pugh

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