Storyline 360: An updated version of the programs with a completely new scalable publication for HTML5 for mobile devices.
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.
Respond to learners with dynamic, personalized content. With the variables in Storyline 360, you can customize interactivity to the max with minimal effort.
Storyline 360 has everything you need to assess learners any way you want. Create insightful assessments quickly by using 25 different question types and importing existing questions.Pool and randomize questions to keep content fresh and learners on their toes. And turn objects into drag-and-drop and other decision-making activities in minutes.
You can even discourage guessing with negative scoring, test throughout your course to get a clear view of performance, and combine results from multiple quizzes for a final score.
Intuitive User Interface
Get started with Articulate Storyline 360 right away with an intuitive, familiar interface. No training required.
Content Library 360 Integration -New
Browse Content Library 360 templates, characters, and stock media right from within Storyline 360, speeding your workflow.
Content Library 360 Media -New
We added more than 7 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.
Slide Templates -Enhanced
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.
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 -New
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 - New
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 - New
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 Styles - New
Use styles to control the visual appearance of text elements, such as paragraphs and headings, for a consistent design.
Hyperlink States - New
Define styles for hyperlink states (normal, hover, active, and visited) to give your course a consistent design and provide clear visual distinction for learners with low vision.
More Custom Text Styles - New
Create custom styles for every text element in a project, including blockquotes, button labels, image captions, speech bubbles, and more. And rename your custom styles so they’re easy to identify.
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 - New
Easily add slide numbers to your course so learners can track their progress. Exclude slides that you don’t need to count.
Replace Fonts - New
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 - New
It'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.
Move the triggers, slide layers, timeline, states, notes, and scenes panels anywhere on your desktop or even to a second monitor.
Make objects, animations, trigger events, and other elements appear in the right place at the right time with the intuitive visual timeline.
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.
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 - New
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 - Enhanced
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.
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.
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 any object on your slide, then copy your formatting to text boxes, shapes, buttons, characters, and more.
Zoom-in to important content. Magnify anything on your slide, and add a panning effect by combining multiple zoom regions.
Easily import existing Articulate Storyline 360, PowerPoint, and Articulate Studio projects.
Storyline 360 is available in English, Chinese, French, German, and Spanish.
Never lose your work. If Storyline 360 closes unexpectedly, you'll have the ability to reopen your file right where you left off.
Motion Paths - Enhanced
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 - New
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 - New
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.
Create perfect animation effects for one object, then quickly apply those effects to other objects.
Choose from 17 transitions, including fade, push, circle, box, cover, dissolve, clock, and zoom, to add professional-looking transitions to your slides and layers.
Slide Layers - Enhanced
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 - Enhanced
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 - New
Quickly create a series of states for an image by importing multiple pictures all at once.
Triggers - Enhanced
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.
New Triggers Panel and Workflow - New
Easily manage triggers and work faster with the new, more intuitive triggers panel and workflow. Edit multiple triggers at the same time, group them by event so they’re easier to find, and disable them to troubleshoot interactions. Reorder conditions simply by dragging them and copy conditions to other triggers.
Jump-to-Time Trigger - New
Create unique interactions and give learners new ways to navigate by using triggers that jump to different times or cue points on the timeline.
Trigger Action When Objects Intersect - New
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 - New
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 - New
Make something happen when an object appears on the slide.
Trigger Action When Object Leaves Slide - New
Make something happen when an object disappears or is dragged off the slide.
Course Completion Trigger - New
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.
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 - New
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 - New
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.
Quickly add a slider interaction to let learners manipulate data, explore cause-and-effect relationships, control objects and navigation, and more.
Buttons - Enhanced
Create interactivity in seconds with push buttons, radio buttons, and checkboxes. Push buttons are now available with square corners or rounded corners.
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.
Make any portion of an object clickable by layering an invisible hotspot over it and triggering it to respond to learner actions.
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.
Gather learner names and other information, then present it throughout your course to make it feel personal.
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.
Add scrolling panels to let learners explore large images or text boxes without leaving the slide.
Media & Simulations
Show 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.
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 - New
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 - Enhanced
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 - New
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 - New
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.
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.
Record narration, import audio files, and convert text to speech. Use the built-in editor to fine-tune audio. And choose whether or not to compress MP3 files in your published output.
Bring the power of the web to your course. Quickly and easily embed web-based applications, games, videos, reference materials, and much more.
Add screenshots to your course in seconds, without ever leaving Storyline 360.
Add Flash movies and interactive content to your courses, including SWF files, Captivate movies, and Camtasia screencasts.
Easily assess your learners' progress. Choose from 20 predefined, form-based questions to build quizzes in seconds.
Turn objects on your slide into an engaging, decision-making activity, without any programming.
Easily create more accurate testing by subtracting points from learners' scores when they answer incorrectly.
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.
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 - Enhanced
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 - New
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.
Score Only Viewed Questions - New
Allow learners to skip quiz questions without negatively affecting their score by grading only the questions they view.
Expanded Quiz Tracking - New
Let Storyline 360 keep track of every quiz in your course, then send results to your LMS for only the quiz each learner completes.
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 your learning management system (LMS).
Responsive Player -New
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 Playback Restrictions -New
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 - New
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 - New
Give desktop and mobile learners a unified experience with a modern player style that's consistent across all devices.
Conditional Seekbar - New
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 - Enhanced
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 - Enhanced
Easily customize features, text labels, fonts, and other settings for the player that frames your course.
Previewing and Publishing
Responsive Preview -New
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.
Preview Selected Scenes & Slides - New
Save time by previewing multiple scenes or slides when you don’t need to preview an entire course.
Publish to Articulate 360 - New
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 - Enhanced
Publish your course with a single click to HTML5, Flash, and the Articulate Mobile Player app for iPad and Android tablets.
Publish Formats - New
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.
Publish to cmi5 - New
Now you can choose to publish Storyline 360 courses to the newest LMS standard, cmi5.
Tracking and Reporting
Publish cmi5-, Tin Can API-, SCORM-, and AICC-compliant content that works seamlessly with your LMS.
Track Multiple Completion Criteria - New
Give learners more than one way to complete a course. Let your LMS mark the course complete as soon as learners view a certain number of slides, finish a quiz, or reach a completion trigger.
Publish Scenes or Slides - New
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 - Enhanced
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.
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 - New
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.
Section 508 Support - Enhanced
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 - Enhanced
Reach a wider audience with Storyline 360's support for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 in HTML5 and Flash output.
Accessible Text - New
Let learners with accessibility needs change the visual appearance of text to make it more readable in your published courses.
Accessible Semantic Formatting - New
Text publishes with the proper semantic formatting for headings, links, lists, and other elements so screen reader users can explore content easily.
Accessible Text Styles - New
Use text styles to make content easy to navigate with a screen reader. Styles allow learners with visual disabilities to identify headings, hyperlinks, blockquotes, and paragraphs on each slide so they understand its layout and context. Learners can also use screen reader shortcuts to jump directly to headings and links.
Accessible Player - New
Let learners use a broader range of screen readers on more web browsers and devices. Learners can also take advantage of more screen reader features and improved playback controls to easily navigate the player.
Accessible Player Controls - Enhanced
Learners can use keyboard shortcuts to mute/unmute audio, replay the slide, turn closed captions on/off, and more. Player controls also follow a more intuitive navigation order that's similar to popular video-streaming sites.
Adjustable Accessibility Settings - New
Let learners personalize their learning experience. When you enable the new accessibility settings menu, learners can change the zoom mode, turn accessible text on or off, and toggle keyboard shortcuts.
Modern Player Zoom - New
When you use the modern player style, learners can use the zoom settings in desktop browsers to make slides bigger and easier to see.
Structure Text with Tables - New
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 - New
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 - New
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 - New
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 - New
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 - Enhanced
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 - Enhanced
Increase the player font size up to 200% in HTML5 and Flash output for visually impaired learners.
Skip Player Navigation - Enhanced
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 - Enhanced
Localize content for learners with screen readers by identifying the course language in HTML5 and Flash output.