Articulate Storyline 3

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Ridiculously easy authoring!

Create interactive courses for any device

Articulate Storyline 3 is the latest perpetual version of award-winning Storyline. It’s simple enough for beginners, yet powerful enough for experts. And it lets you create virtually any interaction you can imagine for every device, in minutes. Deliver mobile and accessible courses with enhanced interactivity faster with over 30 new features. The new features in Storyline 3 let you:

  • Experience the new responsive player that automatically makes courses look great on any device
  • Add and customize closed captions
  • Create game-like interactivity with new dial interactions, triggers, and motion paths
  • Publish courses with industry-leading HTML5 performance
  • Work more efficiently with productivity enhancements

With Storyline 3, you can also:

  • Create any interaction under the sun in minutes with intuitive, powerful tools
  • Connect with learners through dynamic, personalized content
  • Develop engaging decision-making activities from any objects
  • Create quizzes and interactive assessments quickly and easily
  • Build immersive learning experiences with videos and screencasts
  • Create and edit software simulations with unprecedented ease

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Contains 35 content slides. Each slide in the course has developer tips on how it was made. A fantastic resource to learn basic and advanced Storyline 3 development techniques. Academic pricing available for Australian public & private schools.

Easy interactivity, without limits.

Create virtually any interaction under the sun in minutes.

Storyline’s simple enough for beginners, powerful enough for experts.

Reach everyone, everywhere.

Let learners all over the world decide how to access your courses.

Choose nearly any device

Give learners more ways to access courses. Publish with one click to HTML5 for mobile browsers, Flash for desktops and laptops, and the Articulate Mobile Player for native iPad and Android experiences.

Localise content

Easily translate courses for learners across the globe. Storyline supports right-to-left languages 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

Give learners with screen readers access to courses with Storyline’s Section 508 accessibility support.

Intuitive User Interface

What learning curve? We’ve designed Storyline from the ground up to simplify your life. It’s so intuitive and easy to use that you can get started right away—there’s no training required. If you’ve used PowerPoint, you’ll feel right at home.

Dockable Panels

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

Slide Templates

Build your slides from scratch or start from a template. You can even use templates with interactivity common to eLearning courses already built in. Easily customise a template to make it completely yours. Don’t see what you want? No problem. Free slide interactions and course templates are posted to E-Learning Heroes all the time. Simply download and then access your new templates from within Storyline.


Connect more fully with learners by using characters in your course. It’s easy to add up to 47,500 combinations of illustrated and photographic characters, expressions, and poses—there’s no need to hunt for art online. With just a few clicks, you can insert characters, then change their poses and expressions. Extend your character library with additional Articulate character packs.

Revolutionary interactivity

You’ve never experienced anything like Storyline. We’ve made building interactivity so easy, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it.

Slide Layers

Drastically simplify how you create interactivity with slide layers, the innovative new way of building multiple interactions on a single slide. Slide layers let you quickly and easily overlay objects, and trigger layers to appear when learners take certain actions. No more duplicating and managing multiple slides. With slide layers, you create, edit, and manage multiple interactions on one slide—so you can author courses faster than ever.


Build interactivity by choosing from a menu of easy-to-understand actions, such as “jump to slide” or “show a layer.” Then, designate when you want the action to occur, such as when a user clicks on a certain object. Combine triggers to create increasingly complex interactions.


Make objects feel alive by setting them to react to a learner’s actions. Set a button to change color after it’s been visited, or change the expression of a character when the learner clicks the wrong object. The possibilities are endless.


Add intelligence to your course using variables. Present dynamic content based on a learner’s activity and other conditions you define. Remember learner input or assessment results—and use the information later in your course if it meets your criteria. For example, if learner responses aren’t up to par, present additional slides at the end of the course to help them master the material.

Flexible assessment

Assess learner progress any way you want. Storyline is packed with powerful yet simple tools for creating virtually any type of question.


Storyline combines the simplicity of form-based authoring with the flexibility of slide-based editing. The result: it’s easier than ever to create 20 different types of questions. Plus, with freeform question types, you can build a question using any objects on a slide. Advanced users can take advantage of additional simple yet powerful quizzing tools, including question pooling, randomisation, and the ability to score a learner’s progress at multiple points in the course.

Drag-and-Drop Interactions

Creating drag-and-drop interactions is now a breeze. Simply add objects to your slide, choose “drag and drop” from the menu, then assign drag items and drop targets using the form-based editor.

Animation Painter

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

Screen recording, without the hassle

Storyline records full video, so you get to choose what to show learners. Record once and edit again and again without re-recording.

Screen Recording

Show learners exactly what you want them to grasp by recording your screen. Easily add captions, characters, and zoom-and-pan effects.

Software Simulation

Record your screen once and Storyline automatically segments your activity into multiple step-by-step tutorials. If you make a mistake, you can edit the recording whenever and however you want—there’s no need to re-record. Let learners watch how to do a task in view mode, try the task in try mode, and test their mastery of the task in test mode.

Action Fine-Tuning

Fine-tune your screen recording quickly and easily. Storyline processes video after capturing it, so you can make edits without impacting the original video file. If you want to change the key frames, no problem. Use the video editor to adjust them—without re-recording your screen.

Publishing for all learners, everywhere

Storyline does all the heavy lifting. Just click Publish to deliver content to learners everywhere.

HTML5, Flash, and Mobile Devices

Now you can get courses to learners wherever they are. Build your course once, then publish it with a single click to multiple formats so learners can interact with it on their iPads, desktops, laptops, and more. Storyline publishes to Flash, which is supported by a vast majority of personal computers, and to the Articulate Mobile Player, a native iOS application that optimizes courses for iPads. Storyline also publishes to HTML5, an increasingly popular format for delivering content with rich multimedia and interactivity.

Section 508

Storyline features industry-leading Section 508 support, making it widely accessible to all your learners. Now, learners with screen readers can easily access your course content.

Tracking and Reporting

Storyline publishes Tin Can-, SCORM- and AICC-compliant content, so it works seamlessly with your learning management system (LMS). With one click, you can also publish your course to Articulate Online, a cost-effective way to track how employees, customers, and prospects interact with your course.

Right-to-Left Languages

Make it easy for learners around the globe to access your courses. Localize your content with Storyline’s right-to-left language support. Storyline also supports double-byte character sets (DBCS), so you can even translate your courses into Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.

Translation Support

Easily translate your courses into any language to localize your content for learners anywhere. Storyline lets you export all text in your course—including text on slides, notes, and the player—to Microsoft Word or XML format. After you’ve translated the text, simply import it back in. Storyline preserves all of your formatting.

Extend your Storyline experience

Share what you know. Learn from others. Add more content. It's all just a click away.

Articulate Community

Get even more from Storyline by joining the industry’s largest, most active community. Curated by widely recognized leaders in eLearning, the Articulate community gives you access to a nearly endless supply of ready-to-use, beautifully designed templates—for free. Watch tutorials and get practical tips, free downloads, expert advice, and more. Join user discussion groups to learn about best practices, shortcuts, and tips for building the ultimate eLearning course in Storyline.

Template Sharing

Save your Storyline project as a template, then share it on the Articulate community. Or, email the template to team members, helping standardize course design across your organization.

Character Packs

Build your Storyline character library with additional photographic character packs featuring a range of ethnicities, ages, and clothing. Each set of photographic characters includes standing poses, headshots, and torso crops, so you can quickly find the right look.