Captioning Articulate Storyline 360 presentations is easy with CaptionSync. This tutorial will guide you on how to export the media content of Articulate Storyline 360 presentations, submit the media file for captioning, and how to have captions displayed during an Articulate Storyline presentation.
If you have YouTube videos (you own) embedded in your presentation, check out how to caption them in our article on how to caption your own YouTube videos.
Export the Media Content:
To submit your media for captioning, you can either use the original copy of the media files that you have stored in your computer or an online storage platform, or you can export MP4 versions of your screen recordings.
To export MP4 versions of your screen recordings go to Slides -> Insert Recording, and select the recording you want to export. In the Preview Window, right-click the preview area and choose Export Video.
Alternatively, you can use the Fine-Tuning Editor to export entire screen recordings or just portions.
More information is provided in Articulate Community's article on this topic.
Submitting Your Content:
- Log into your CaptionSync account, go to Caption/Transcribe -> Advanced Settings. Under the Output Types tab, ensure the SRT format is selected.
- Make your Captioning request, using your video.
- Once results are available, download the .srt file from the Results Email or the Submission Details Page.
Importing Captions in Articulate:
- If your caption and media files have the same base name, i.e., lecture1.srt and lecture1.mp4, and are stored in the same folder, Storyline will automatically import captions when you import your media.
- To import captions for media files already present in your Storyline presentation:
- Select the audio or video file you want to add captions to.
- Open the Options tab and click the plus sign (+), next to Captions:
- Browse for the caption file, and click Open.
- Alternatively, you can import captions by right-clicking the video placeholder or the speaker icon that represents your audio track, choose Accessibility, then click the plus sign (+), next to Captions:
Displaying Captions in Articulate:
- When captions are available on the current slide or layer, the player will show the closed captioning button. This will let you know that captions are available, and you just need to click on it to display the captions. By clicking this button again, captions will turn off.
- You can also control captions by using triggers. You just need to adjust the built-in Player.DisplayCaptions variable to either True (on) or False (off).
- Another option is to build your own custom navigation buttons, and use the Trigger Wizard to add a trigger and create a toggle.
More information about closed captioning with Articulate Storyline 360 and using triggers is available in Articulate Community's article on adding closed captions to presentations.