This utilitarian post shows three Storyline samples: one with the default player, one with an “invisible” player and a minimalist player. All have advantages… and disadvantages. All have their place in online learning. Selfishly, this post is for my clients so they are better informed when we have the “Player-No Player” conversation.
The default player produced by Storyline looks like this:
The player is flexible: its features, such as the menu, glossary, notes, title, etc. can be removed or configured. It can be any colour you want. It’s one of those “just because you can, doesn’t mean you should” deals.
The player can be setup to be invisible by making all of its features transparent.
An “invisible” player looks like this:
Lately, I’ve been working with a minimalist player to take advantage of the menu, glossary, seekbar and navigation buttons, without the heavy grey presence of the default player.
The minimalist player takes awhile to set up: there are a lot of little options to tweak and change. Annoyingly, every time I look at it I find something about it I want to alter. Being able to save the colour scheme in Storyline is a great time-saver when working on multiple projects.
A visual style guide for each client is also helpful and something I develop for each of my clients.