This document outlines the process of using Storyline for advanced content authoring and reporting. It includes information on how to host your content in WordPress via Grassblade, embed it in Canvas as an assignment, setup grade passback to Canvas, and request student activity. It is for instructors who need access to more detailed information on how students use their Storyline modules, such as how students answered specific questions within the module. This is a reasonably complex solution. It will be of interest to technically inclined instructors, instructors who have local learning technology support staff to support them with this process, or instructors for whom using a SCORM module with Canvas won't meet their pedagogical needs.
Articulate Storyline 360 is an interactive content authoring software for Windows only. As of May 2019, Storyline licenses will need to be purchased by departments.
Storyline can be used to create critical reader modules, but it is better suited for creating case scenarios. Case scenarios allow students to take a role and make decisions, apply what they've learned in class and get feedback on the choices they've made.
Storyline projects can be packaged as a SCORM module and uploaded to Canvas directly. SCORM is a standard governing how online learning content and Learning Management Systems (LMSs) communicate with each other. For more information on how to upload a SCORM module to Canvas, see Instructure's guide How do I import SCORM files as an assignment? While using Storyline modules published with SCORM in Canvas requires fewer steps than the process described below, there are a few downsides:
The content authoring solution uses Storyline projects published with xAPI, as well as a suite of tools to store student data and send a grade to the Canvas gradebook. xAPI is a specification that makes it possible to collect very granular data about a wide range of student experiences and allows multiple technology systems to communicate with each other.
This is an outline of how to use a Storyline module with advanced content authoring and reporting: