In November 2016, Articulate launched Articulate 360, which has everything eLearning professionals need for the entire course development process. The annual subscription includes award-winning authoring apps Storyline 360 and Rise, more than two million course assets, an easy-to-use project review app, and live online training with industry experts.
Subscribers enjoy access to new features and assets as they’re released. Since January 1, 2017, the Articulate team has added more than 60 major features to Articulate 360.
“With our subscription model, we’re getting highly valuable features into customers’ hands faster than ever,” says Articulate CEO Adam Schwartz. “We shipped over 60 new features for Articulate 360 in 2017 and added seven more in our first major release of 2018. It’s truly satisfying to continually deliver features that make our customers’ jobs easier.”
New Ways to Do More in Rise
Rise makes it easy for anyone to build gorgeous, fully responsive courses in minutes right from a web browser. More than 30 new features have been added to Rise to speed user workflows and offer tighter integration with other Articulate 360 apps.
Subscribers can create Rise projects faster than ever with new block templates. They can save learning blocks—stackable components used to build unique lessons—and their content as reusable templates.
With the new Storyline block, they can add Storyline 360 modules to their Rise courses. That gives them the best of both worlds: custom interactivity in an inherently responsive course. Most recently, the Articulate team released features to enhance this new block type. Authors can now require learners to complete the Storyline block before moving on, which can be necessary for compliance courses.
Other new features in Rise include integration with Content Library and Articulate Review. Now Rise subscribers can add photographs and illustrations from the more than two million assets in Content Library to their courses. They can also publish their Rise courses to Articulate Review to gather stakeholder feedback in one place.
New Options and Accessibility Features in Storyline 360
Storyline 360 makes it possible for anyone to build mobile and online courses with custom interactivity. The Articulate team added 18 new features to the app that give subscribers more flexibility and help them build more accessible projects.
This February, subscribers gained the ability to publish a Storyline 360 project to a single MP4 video file. Course creators can add their video to another project or upload it to a video hosting site.
They also have access to new accessibility features, including the ability to create and edit closed captions in Storyline 360, customize the fonts of closed captions, and allow learners to toggle them on and off. And the app now includes rich tables, which communicate to screen readers how data is organized. Course creators can also speed development by converting text to speech right in the app. And Storyline 360 does all the work to generate closed captions that are synced automatically with text-to-speech narration.
New Collaboration Features for Articulate 360 Teams
Articulate added exclusive product features for Articulate 360 Teams subscribers, making it easy for team members to collaborate on Storyline 360 and Rise courses. Team members can build a shared collection of templates, slides, and scenes that colleagues can access from within Storyline 360. In Rise, they can collaborate on courses and share custom templates built from learning blocks. The Articulate 360 Teams plan also provides organizations with simple account management, priority support, and more.
New Gorgeous Assets in Content Library
Content Library is an ever-growing library of assets for creating stunning courses—fast. At the Articulate 360 launch, Content Library included professionally designed slide templates and characters. In 2017, Articulate added a new template set and 15 characters as well as more than two million royalty-free photographs, illustrations, videos, and icons to Content Library. Course developers can access Content Library assets right from within Storyline 360 and Rise without interrupting their workflow.
New Flexibility in Articulate Review
Articulate Review makes it easy to move projects through the approval process. Stakeholders can view courses and provide consolidated feedback on Articulate 360 content in a web browser—no download required. And Articulate has released several new features this year to make the course review process even easier. For example, eLearning developers can now subscribe to specific comments, and reviewers can attach files such as screenshots and course assets to their comments, so everyone is on the same page.
To stay abreast of all the new features in Articulate 360, check out the team’s What’s New page.
“Articulate 360 has been out for a while now, and the updates keep coming,” says eLearning developer Jeff Kortenbosch. “Articulate continues to add powerful new features across all the apps and resources in Articulate 360.”
Availability and Pricing
Articulate 360 is available on the Articulate website and through Articulate Authorized Resellers. Individual annual subscriptions are available for $999 per user, per year. The Articulate 360 Teams plan is available for $1,299 per user, per year. Eligible educational customers receive a 50 percent discount on list prices.
Visit Articulate at booth 202 at Learning Solutions 2018 for a live demo of Articulate 360. You can also try Articulate 360 for free.
Trusted by more than 60,000 organizations worldwide, Articulate software, services, community, and content make it easy to create compelling courses for every device. Articulate 360 is an annual subscription that gives eLearning developers everything they need for course development. Articulate users can also find inspiration, guidance, and best practices on the Articulate community, E-Learning Heroes. It’s the number-one community for course creators, with 625,000 members worldwide. Plus, it’s completely free to join.