There are two ways to add a YouTube video to Storyline:
Each method has its unique benefits. We'll take a look at both methods in this article.
Storyline makes it very easy to insert a YouTube video:
Here are some of the benefits of using this method:
Note: If you'll be delivering your Storyline courses via HTML5 or the Articulate Mobile Player app for iPad, be aware that YouTube videos embedded in this manner won't work in these environments. Use the following method for embedding YouTube videos instead.
If you want a little more control over the appearance and behavior of a YouTube video, insert it as a web object:
The benefits of using a web object to add a YouTube video to Storyline include:
The autohide parameter determines whether the player controls and progress bar (timeline) for the YouTube video remain visible throughout the duration of the video or whether they will disappear automatically after a few seconds. The autohide parameter accepts the following values:
The autoplay parameter determines whether the video will automatically play when the user reaches the slide that contains the YouTube Web Object or whether the user must click on the video to start playing it. The autoplay parameter accepts the following values:
The cc_load_policy parameter determines whether closed captions will be displayed by default in the YouTube video or not. The cc_load_policy parameter accepts the following value:
NOTE: The cc_load_policy parameter only specifies whether existing captions will be displayed in the YouTube video when it is embedded into your Articulate Storyline presentation. In order for captions to be displayed in your presentation, you must first add captions to the video through your account at YouTube.com. You can only add captions to videos that you own. (If you do not own the video that you are embedding into your presentation, the cc_load_policy parameter will only be able to display captions if the owner has already added captions to the YouTube video.) For instructions on adding captions to YouTube videos, see HOW TO: Add Captions To Your YouTube Videos, which describes two methods.
The color parameter determines the color of the video's progress bar. The color parameter accepts the following values:
The controls parameter determines whether the player control bar will be displayed in the YouTube video or not. The controls parameter accepts the following values:
The end parameter determines when the YouTube video will stop playing. It is measured from the beginning of the video. The end parameter accepts a numeric value that represents seconds. For example, if you want the video to stop at the 2 minute and 12 second mark, you'd use the end parameter with a value of 132.
The fs parameter determines whether the fullscreen button will be displayed in the YouTube video or not. The fs parameter accepts the following values:
The iv_load_policy parameter determines whether annotations that have been added to the YouTube video will display or not. The iv_load_policy parameter accepts the following values:
The loop parameter determines whether or not the YouTube video will automatically (and continuously) replay. The loop parameter accepts the following values:
NOTE: The loop parameter requires that you also use the playlist parameter. Set the playlist parameter equal to the video ID that you wish to loop. Here is the URL format for a looping video:
The modestbranding parameter allows you to remove the YouTube button from the player controls of the video. (The YouTube button lets the user launch the video in a separate window at the YouTube website, which may not be desirable if you want your students to be free from distractions.) The modestbranding parameter accepts the following value:
The playlist parameter allows you to specify a comma-separated list of YouTube video IDs, which will play back-to-back in the same video player. Here is the format for the playlist parameter:
The video ID in the standard URL for your Articulate Presenter Web Object will be the first video to appear in your playlist. The video IDs that you supply in the playlist parameter will be the second video, third video, fourth video, etc.
The probably_logged_in parameter determines whether the Watch Later button is visible in the YouTube video or not. By default, the Watch Later button will be visible in the YouTube video if the user is logged into YouTube.com in the browser that they are currently using. The probably_logged_in parameter accepts the following values:
The rel parameter determines whether related videos will be advertised when the user reaches the end of the YouTube video or not. The rel parameter accepts the following values:
The showinfo parameter determines whether the video title and owner’s user name will display in the YouTube video or not. The showinfo parameter accepts the following values:
The start parameter determines whether the video will start playing at the beginning of the video or at a specified point in the middle of the video. The start parameter accepts a numeric value that represents the number of seconds into the video where you want the video to start playing. For example, if you want the video to start playing at the 1 minute and 30 second mark, you would add the start parameter with a value of 90.
The theme parameter determines which theme (color scheme) will be applied to the YouTube player controls. The theme parameter accepts the following values:
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