Screencast: Calculate Course Duration in Articulate Storyline

If you’ve ever been asked to calculate how long it will take learners to move through a course, you’ll appreciate this screencast! Today I’m showing you how to automatically calculate course duration in Articulate Storyline. Now, it is important to note that this calculation relies solely on the accuracy of your slide timelines. If you have dead space on the timeline, this will be factored in to the calculation – take note of that, and check out the screencast below!

2017 Recap and 2018 Goals

2017 Recap

I hope everyone is having a great New Year’s Eve! Our little family has spent the last week in quarantine with the flu, but I can’t say I’m complaining to much about having a New Years Eve in. Overall, I feel like I hit the business goals hard, but definitely slacked on the personal goals.

This year, I maintained consistent relationships with my long-term clients and added a few other clients, I networked per usual, attended ATD ICE and DevLearn, spoke at DevLearn, and facilitated a week of Articulate Storyline 360 training. My husband and I traveled to Calgary and Toronto, and I traveled to Atlanta, Las Vegas, and Newfoundland. I would have run the Bluenose and participated in the relay race; however, the dates fell in line with when I was away for ATD ICE.

Personal goals:

  • Slow down and take more time to enjoy the present;
  • Maintain a consistent exercise schedule;
  • Register for run the Bluenose Half Marathon and a relay race; and
  • Travel to Calgary and Toronto with my husband and plan an anniversary vacation.

Business goals:

  • Maintain relationships with my long-term clients, and continue building a small network of clients.
  • Continuing networking with colleagues I respect;
  • Attend 2-3 conferences;
  • Speak at 1-2 e-learning events;
  • Get Sprout up and running;
  • Learn a new skill;
  • Participate regularly in the Articulate E-Learning Heroes Challenges; and
  • Blog regularly.

2018 Goals

For 2018, I really want to focus on some of the personal goals, and more maintenance when it comes to business goals.

Personal goals:

  • Slow down and enjoy the present;
  • Maintain a consistent exercise schedule;
  • Be more mindful of the food I’m putting into my body and make positive dietary changes;
  • Run the Bluenose Half Marathon and participate in a relay race (should be do-able since I won’t be attending ATD ICE this year); and
  • Travel to Toronto with my husband for the Blue Jays Home Opener and plan and execute an epic 5-year anniversary vacation.

Business Goals:

  • Increase business income by 25%;
  • Attend 2 conferences;
  • Speak at 1-2 e-learning conferences;
  • Participate in the e-learning heroes community challenges (period – not regularly, just participate);
  • Blog regularly;
  • Break 1,000,000 views on the blog; and
  • Get more courses up on Sprout.

2017 Blog Review

2017 was a big flop for me when it came to blogging. I started out strong, and had spurts here and there, but I was certainly not nearly as active a blogger as I typically am (2018 will change!). Last year I did this same type of review, and it was a hit, so I figured I’d follow up with another year in review for the blog:


2017 Statistics

  • Total Posts: 70 – down 20 from 2016
  • Average Daily Views: 2,542 – Almost double compared to 2016
  • Average Monthly Views: 77,316 – More than double compared to 2016
  • Annual Views: 927,792 (with a couple of days to spare)

How do I feel about those numbers? They continue to blow my mind. I would have been over the moon if I would have broken 1,000,000 views for the year, but like I said earlier – I was a really slack blogger this year.

Most Popular Posts in 2017

The most popular posts in 2017 are as follows:

Screencast: Articulate Storyline 3 or Articulate Storyline 360?

100+ Free Stock Photos for Use in E-Learning

Custom Menu in Articulate Storyline 360

Screencast: Creating Custom Icons in Articulate Storyline With the Noun Project

Screencast: Gate Screen from Start to Finish in Articulate Storyline 2

Screencast: Extend Slide Content Using Lightboxes in Articulate Storyline

Screencast: Using Storyline on a Mac

Screencast: Use Your Timeline and Cue Points to Synchronize Animation in Articulate Storyline

Screencast: Using Dockable Panels in Articulate Storyline 2 and 360

Screencast: Creating Custom Questions Using Convert to Freeform in Articulate Storyline: Pick Many