Screencast: Using a Picture for a Background in Articulate Storyline

In the screencast below, I show you how I would add an image as a background in Articulate Storyline. I’ve inherited many files that have had photos as slide backgrounds, but the photo is a slide object. This screencast shows you two different ways of achieving the same effect without muddying your slide up with an extra slide object.

Check out the screencast below!

Screencast: Responsive Preview in Articulate Storyline 3/360

Today I wanted to share one of the awesome preview features in Articulate Storyline 3/360: Responsive Preview. Now, what this means is being able to preview your course in several commonly used display interfaces (Desktop, Tablet Landscape, Tablet Portrait, Mobile Landscape, and Mobile Portrait) without having to physically test how your course displays on each of these views (outside of Storyline).

Check out the screencast below!

Update: Where the Heck Have I Been?!

Apologies for taking so much time off from the blog lately. This summer has been nutty. I know that’s no excuse, but seriously. It. Has. Been. Nutty. I promise, I’ll be getting back to regularly scheduled programming, but until then, I thought I needed to provide some sort of explanation for my whereabouts.

So, what have I been up to?


  • Getting into a good flow at my new(ish) 9-5; there are a lot of interesting opportunities brewing here, so I’m excited about what’s to come
  • Working with one of my favourite clients who has been keeping me very busy (but in a good way)
  • Beginning a contract with a new client that I’m excited to work with
  • Closing off several projects over the past few months
  • Prepping to do some Articulate Storyline 360 training
  • Prepping to present at DevLearn 2017


  • Spending a couple of months dealing with a sick pet, who we recently had to say goodbye to
  • Having some stressful medical appointments and other personal issues
  • Attending weddings and hanging out with friends who have been in town
  • Visiting with friends in Toronto (and popping in to say hello to some of the Articulate E-Learning Heroes community folk)