Storyline 360

Any course you can imagine, on any device imaginable

Responsive to every mobile device

Deliver interactive courses to every device—without tweaking a thing. You simply create your course in Storyline 360,

then click publish. That’s it. Your course auto-magically plays everywhere, beautifully.

Optimized effortlessly

The new responsive player dynamically adapts to tablet and smartphone screens, providing an optimal view of your course on every device. Unlike Adobe Captivate, there's no need to tweak your course for various device breakpoints. The responsive player does all the work, not you.

Mobile-friendly playback

Designed to deliver an ideal learner experience, the player hides sidebar menus, eliminates browser chrome, and delivers mobile-friendly playback controls optimized for every screen size and orientation.

Touchscreen gesture support

Invite deeper interaction with your courses. The responsive player supports touchscreen gestures, so learners can swipe, drag, and pinch-to-zoom on tablets and mobile devices.

Go zero to gorgeous in 60 seconds

You’ll feel like a pro even if you’re a beginner with Storyline 360. It’s intuitive, familiar, and integrates seamlessly with Content Library 360, so you can start your course with the most beautiful, high-quality assets in the industry. Add Content Library 360 templates and characters right from Storyline 360, without breaking stride.

Collaborate with your team

Articulate 360 Teams Plan Only

Make collaboration easy for your team. Create a collection of shared team slides that everyone can access right from Storyline 360. Upload branded project templates, share slides that need to be in every course, and give teammates access to reusable slide content.

Storyline 360 is everything I love about Storyline and more. Simple enough for new designers to get their courses designed and produced quickly. Robust enough for power users to design anything they can imagine. And with the responsive player, courses play beautifully on every device. Tracy Parish, Southlake Regional Health Centre

John Doe

Easy interactivity, without limits

Create virtually any interaction under the sun in minutes. Storyline 360 is simple enough for beginners, yet powerful enough for experts.

Build any interaction

If you can imagine an interaction, you can easily build it with the slide layers, triggers, and states in Storyline 360. Learners can click, hover over, or drag any object to trigger any action.

 
Get instant interactivity

Drop buttons, dials, sliders, markers, and hotspots on your slide to add interactivity in seconds. With just a few clicks, you’ll have an engaging interaction.

 
Personalize interactions

Respond to learners with dynamic, personalized content. With the variables in Storyline 360, you can customize interactivity to the max with minimal effort.

Show, don't tell

Build a more immersive, engaging learner experience with video and simulations. Storyline 360 makes it fast and easy to give learners a visual tour.

 

Create screencasts

Show learners exactly what they need to know by recording your screen activity. Then easily add captions, characters, and pan-and-zoom effects.

Build software simulations

Create simulations in minutes, not days. Record your screen once, then edit recordings whenever and however you want. There’s no need to re-record.

 

Add any video

Import video of any type or format, including personalized screencasts you record with Replay 360 or with Peek 360, our Mac screencasting app.

Get stakeholder buy-in

Finish projects faster with Review 360. Simply upload your Storyline 360 course, share the link, and watch the feedback from stakeholders roll in—all in one place. Subject matter experts (SMEs) can see the latest version, make in-context comments, and chime in on existing threads. And you can easily view, resolve, and respond to their feedback, keeping everyone in sync.

Localize content

Easily translate courses for learners across the globe. Storyline 360 supports right-to-left languages such as Hebrew and Arabic and double-byte character sets for languages such as Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.

Distribute and track

Publish Tin Can API 1.0‑, SCORM‑, and AICC-compliant content for your learning management system. Or publish to Articulate Online, a cost-effective way to deliver and track courses.

Boost accessibility

Make your courses even more accessible with Storyline 360's Section 508 and WCAG support, tables, custom tab order feature, and skippable player navigation.

Easy Authoring

Intuitive User Interface

Get started with Articulate Storyline 360 right away with an intuitive, familiar interface. No training required.
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Content Library 360 Integration New

Browse Content Library 360 templates, characters, and stock media right from within Storyline 360, speeding your workflow.
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Content Library 360 Media

We added more than 4.5 million photographs, illustrations, icons, and videos to Content Library 360, which you can access right from Storyline 360. All assets are royalty-free with no attribution required.
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Slide Templates

Access the ever-growing library of beautifully designed, easily customizable slide templates in Content Library 360. They include educational content to help you create courses faster.

 

Characters

Choose from the ever-growing library of new photographic and illustrated characters in Content Library 360 to build scenarios and make courses more relatable.

 

Review 360 Integration

Easily get in-context feedback from subject matter experts (SMEs) with the web-based Review 360 app. No download required.

Team Slides for Articulate 360 Teams

Members of your Articulate 360 Teams account can share and download slides right from Storyline 360, making it easy to collaborate on projects and maintain consistent design themes.

 

Modern Text Rendering

The new text-rendering engine for Storyline 360 uses the latest technology, allowing text to flow beautifully with consistent spacing and readability on every device.

Text Editing

Easily customize text spacing, alignment, size, and color; insert custom font characters and bullets; and use all the features in your fonts, including ligatures.

Slide Numbers

Easily add slide numbers to your course so learners can track their progress. Exclude slides that you don’t need to count.

 

Replace Fonts

Quickly replace one font with another throughout your project. Choose the font you want to replace and the font you want to use instead, and Storyline 360 will swap out every instance of the font for you.

Object Editing Enhancements

t’s easier than ever to size and position objects with pixel-perfect precision. As you move your mouse, you’ll get visual cues that dynamically update with the exact dimensions, coordinates, and rotation values of your objects. And with more snap points, quick-access alignment buttons, and x/y coordinates on the ribbon, you’ll format your objects faster.

Dockable Panels

Move the triggers, slide layers, timeline, states, notes, and scenes panels anywhere on your desktop or even to a second monitor.

 

Timeline

Make objects, animations, trigger events, and other elements appear in the right place at the right time with the intuitive visual timeline.

Story View

See a single, big-picture view of your course with Story View. Use it to easily view, rearrange, and edit slide relationships and course structure.

Slide View Toggle

Toggle between Slide View and Form View in one window, so you can make changes to slides quickly and easily.

Slide Masters

Apply the same look and feel across multiple slides, and create various layouts and assign them to slides with certain types of content.

One-Click Slide Insert

Add slides to your course with a single click. Use the New Slide button or the Ctrl+M shortcut to quickly add a new slide with the same layout as the current slide.

Picture Placeholders

Picture placeholders can now be any shape. Images automatically scale and crop to fill placeholders, and when you delete or replace placeholder content, triggers stay intact.

Design Themes

Apply design themes that include colors, fonts, and objects on your slide master to create a compelling look. You can even apply different themes to different slides.

Color Themes

Create beautiful, consistent slides using a built-in color theme. Or create a theme of your own to set color choices for text, shapes, backgrounds, and more.

Format Painter

Format any object on your slide, then copy your formatting to text boxes, shapes, buttons, characters, and more.

Zoom

Zoom-in to important content. Magnify anything on your slide, and add a panning effect by combining multiple zoom regions.

Content Importing

Easily import existing Articulate Storyline 360, PowerPoint, and Articulate Studio projects.

Localized Interface

Storyline 360 is available in English, Chinese, French, German, and Spanish.

AutoRecovery

Never lose your work. If Storyline 360 closes unexpectedly, you’ll have the ability to reopen your file right where you left off.

Animations

Motion Paths

Make objects move any way you want from their initial or current position with 10 different motion paths that can be triggered by the timeline or learners’ actions. And with Storyline 360, you can now assign names to your motion paths, making them much easier to identify when creating triggers.

Fine-Tune Motion Paths

Create perfect motion paths, easily. Edit paths and start and end points individually or simultaneously using exact pixel positions and dimensions. And more accurately snap start and end points to one another or to other objects on the slide.

Orient Objects to Motion Paths

Change an object’s orientation as it travels along a non-linear motion path so it’s always facing the direction it’s moving.

Entrance and Exit Animations

Easily make any object zoom, bounce, swivel, and more with 15 entrance and exit animations.

Animation Painter

Create perfect animation effects for one object, then quickly apply those effects to other objects.

Transitions

Choose from 17 transitions, including fade, push, circle, box, cover, dissolve, clock, and zoom, to add professional-looking transitions to your slides and layers.

Interactions

Slide Layers

Use layers to display additional content on the same slide in response to learners’ actions. Layers are powerful interactivity tools, and now they’re better than ever. Leave the properties window open as you switch between layers, saving time and clicks, and set properties for and duplicate multiple layers at the same time.

States

Make objects respond to learners’ actions. From changing the color of a button when it’s clicked to the expression of a character, you can modify states any way you want.

Insert Pictures as States

Quickly create a series of states for an image by importing multiple pictures all at once.

Triggers

Build any interaction you can imagine by assigning one or more triggers to an object from an easy-to-understand menu, choosing when and what kind of action you want to occur.

Trigger Action When Objects Intersect

Make something happen when one object collides with another as the result of an animation or by being dragged.

Trigger Action When Object Intersection Ends

Make something happen when two objects are no longer touching one another as the result of an animation or by being dragged apart.

Trigger Action When Object Enters Slide

Make something happen when an object appears on the slide.

Trigger Action When Object Leaves Slide

Make something happen when an object disappears or is dragged off the slide.

Course Completion Trigger

Control precisely when a course is marked complete. Use the new course completion trigger to send a status update to your LMS when learners perform a specific action or reach a certain point on the timeline.

Variables

Add intelligence to your course with variables. True/false variables let you trigger logic-based actions. Text and number variables let you capture and track learner input or actions, then present dynamic content based on learner activity.

Random Number Variable

Make interactions more gamelike and unpredictable with random number variables. They let you easily build math problems, present learners with randomly-selected content, and add gaming elements to your courses.

Dial Interactions

Add interactive dials to let learners manipulate data, explore cause-and-effect relationships, control objects and navigation, and more. Choose from a gallery of customizable dials or create your own with shapes and pictures.

Slider Interactions

Quickly add a slider interaction to let learners manipulate data, explore cause-and-effect relationships, control objects and navigation, and more.

Buttons

Create interactivity in seconds with push buttons, radio buttons, and checkboxes. Push buttons are now available with square corners or rounded corners.

Markers

Add hover-and-reveal and click-and-reveal callouts to your course quickly. Simply place a marker on a slide and choose the images, pop-up text, or videos you want displayed.

Hotspots

Make any portion of an object clickable by layering an invisible hotspot over it and triggering it to respond to learner actions.

Lightboxes

Present any type of content in an easy, compelling way by triggering lightboxes to pop up when a learner clicks certain objects or player tabs.

Data-Entry Fields

Gather learner names and other information, then present it throughout your course to make it feel personal.

Mouse Objects

Add mouse cursors to your screenshot demo or software simulation to create a moving mouse effect. Customize how they sound, look, and move across the screen.

Scrolling Panels

Add scrolling panels to let learners explore large images or text boxes without leaving the slide.

Media & Simulations

Screen Recording

how learners exactly what you want them to grasp by recording your screen. Insert your recording into a slide as a demo, trial, assessment, or video, then easily add captions, characters, and zoom-and-pan effects.

Software Simulations

Create software simulations, demos, and tests faster than ever. Storyline 360 segments your activity into multiple step-by-step tutorials that you can edit without re-recording. Let learners watch how to do a task in View mode, apply their knowledge in Try mode, and assess their skills in Test mode.

Action Fine Tuning

Fix mistakes, make edits, and even change the starting and ending frames in your screen recording, all without impacting the original video file or requiring you to re-record.

Media Library

Build courses faster. Manage all the assets for your project in one place with the Storyline 360 media library. Easily add, remove, replace, reuse, and export images, characters, audio clips, and videos. See every slide and layer where an asset is used and jump to each location instantly. You can even edit assets with third-party apps and save your changes directly to Storyline.

Multimedia Support

Easily create, import, and edit video, audio, and images, without complex conversions or encoding. And use broadcast-level audio optimization for consistent volume throughout a course.

Convert Text to Speech

Speed up course development by converting text to speech right in Storyline 360. For example, use the text-to-speech feature to quickly narrate a course for stakeholder review or to localize narration in different languages. You can even choose the voice and language to make sure every word sounds right.

Text-to-Speech Closed Captions

Storyline 360 can generate closed captions that are automatically synchronized with text-to-speech narration. Just select the closed captioning option and Storyline will do the work for you.

Video

Record or import any video, then set it to play automatically or include player controls. Use the built-in editor to crop, trim, adjust volume, or even add a watermark. Choose whether or not to compress videos in your published courses.

Web Objects

Bring the power of the web to your course. Quickly and easily embed web-based applications, games, videos, reference materials, and much more.

Screenshot Tool

Add screenshots to your course in seconds, without ever leaving Storyline 360.

Flash Objects

Add Flash movies and interactive content to your courses, including SWF files, Captivate movies, and Camtasia screencasts.

Assessments

Form-Based Questions

Easily assess your learners’ progress. Choose from 20 predefined, form-based questions to build quizzes in seconds.

Freeform Questions

Turn objects on your slide into an engaging, decision-making activity, without any programming.

Negative Scoring

Easily create more accurate testing by subtracting points from learners’ scores when they answer incorrectly.

Question Import

You don’t have to start every assessment from scratch. You can import questions from Excel or text files you get from a database or subject matter experts.

Question Banks

Easily group and manage the questions in your course by pooling them in banks, which can be randomized or even imported into other courses for reuse.

Result Slides

Add a result slide after each assessment to give learners feedback on their quiz results. And use the new design features to make your result slides match your course theme.

Review and Retry Only Incorrect Questions

Help learners improve their knowledge by letting them review and retry only the questions they get wrong, so they don’t have to repeat the questions they get right.

Multiple Quizzes

Test learners whenever and wherever you want in your course, such as at the end of every section. Choose to submit a combined score or a final quiz score to Articulate Online or your learning management system (LMS).

Player

Responsive Player

The new responsive player for Storyline 360 dynamically adapts to different tablets and smartphones, providing an optimized view of your course on every device, without any manual tweaking. It fluidly responds to different mobile screen sizes and orientations, hiding sidebar menus, eliminating browser chrome, and delivering mobile-friendly playback controls.

Responsive Preview

See how your course will look and behave on any device and in any orientation without leaving Storyline. Just click the device icons on the new responsive preview toolbar.

Responsive Playback Restrictions

Control which mobile device orientations learners can use to view your course. For example, if you build a course that works best in landscape mode, restrict playback to landscape orientation on tablets and smartphones.

HTML5 Gestures

We’ve optimized the new responsive player for touch control. It supports touchscreen gestures—such as swiping, dragging, and pinch-to-zoom—in HTML5 output on tablets and smartphones.

Modern Player

Give desktop and mobile learners a unified experience with a modern player style that’s consistent across all devices.

Conditional Seekbar

Use the conditional seekbar in the modern player to prevent learners from skipping ahead until they’ve completed a slide. The seekbar is locked the first time learners view the slide. After that, they can drag the seekbar back and forth.

Glossary Import and Export

Create glossaries easily. Import terms and definitions from a CSV file. Export them to a CSV file so you can reuse them in other projects. And quickly edit them in your player properties without opening a separate window—just click a term or definition and start typing.

Customizable Player Settings

Easily customize features, text labels, fonts, and other settings for the player that frames your course.

Publishing

Publish to Articulate 360

Publish your course to Articulate 360 to test how it looks on various devices and to collect feedback from stakeholders with Review 360.

HTML5, Flash, Articulate Mobile Player

Publish your course with a single click to HTML5, Flash, and the Articulate Mobile Player app for iPad and Android tablets.

Publish Formats

Publish your course as HTML5-only output, Flash-only output, or both. It’s your choice. Learners will automatically see the right format for their devices and browsers.

Tracking and Reporting

Publish Tin Can API-SCORM-, and AICC-compliant content that works seamlessly with your LMS. Or publish to Articulate Online, a cost-effective way to track learner activity.

Publish Scenes or Slides

Publish only what you need. Rather than publishing an entire course, you can publish specific scenes or slides for content reviewers or to create multiple courses from the same project file.

Language Support

Storyline 360 supports right-to-left scripts—such as Hebrew and Arabic—and double-byte character sets (DBCS)—such as Chinese and Japanese—so you can deliver content in any language.

Translation Support

Export all text from your course to Microsoft Word or XML, translate it, then import it back in with all formatting preserved.

Publish to Video

Publish a Storyline 360 project as a single MP4 video file when you want to insert it into another project or upload it to a video hosting site, such as YouTube.

Publish to Microsoft Word

Publish courses to Microsoft Word for easy copy review and to address Sarbanes-Oxley Act and Section 508 accessibility requirements.

Accessibility

Section 508 Support

Make courses accessible to learners with screen readers with Storyline 360’s Section 508 accessibility support in HTML5 and Flash output.

WCAG 2.0 Support

Reach a wider audience with Storyline 360’s support for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 in HTML5 and Flash output.

Structure Text with Tables

Use tables to structure your slide text. Tables are valuable accessibility features, communicating to screen readers how data is organized and providing context for learners.

Closed Captions Editor

Create and edit closed captions right in Storyline 360. Fine-tune imported captions or quickly add new ones with the help of caption placeholders that are already synced with your audio or video content.

Import Closed Captions

Make your courses more accessible by adding closed captions. Simply import a caption file for each audio track and video in your course.

Custom Fonts for Closed Captions

Storyline 360 supports custom fonts for closed captions, making it easy for you to choose a font that complements your design.

Toggle Closed Captions On/Off with Triggers

Use triggers to toggle captions on and off. For example, you can disable your player chrome and create your own custom closed captioning button on any slide or layer.

Custom Tab Order

Make sure learners with screen readers hear the right content at the right time by defining a custom tab order for slide objects in HTML5 and Flash output.

Player Font Size

Increase the player font size up to 200% in HTML5 and Flash output for visually impaired learners.

Skip Player Navigation

Empower learners with screen readers by giving them the option to skip player elements when they’re tabbing through slide content in HTML5 and Flash output.

Language ID for Screen Readers

Localize content for learners with screen readers by identifying the course language in HTML5 and Flash output.