Articulate 360 Adds New Features at a Rapid Pace

Source: Articulate 360 Adds New Features at a Rapid Pace : Learning Solutions Magazine

“‘With our new subscription model, we’re getting highly valuable features into customers’ hands faster than ever,’ says Articulate CEO Adam Schwartz. ‘In the two quarters since launch, we’ve already shipped more than 35 new features for Articulate 360, and there’s a lot more on the way. It’s truly satisfying to continually deliver features that make our customers’ jobs easier.’”

In November 2016, Articulate launched Articulate 360, which has everything eLearning professionals need to simplify course development. The annual subscription includes award-winning authoring apps like Storyline 360 and Riseover 1.5 million course assetsan easy-to-use course review app; and live online training with industry experts. Articulate 360 subscribers also receive continuous product and asset updates.

“With our new subscription model, we’re getting highly valuable features into customers’ hands faster than ever,” says Articulate CEO Adam Schwartz. “In the two quarters since launch, we’ve already shipped more than 35 new features for Articulate 360, and there’s a lot more on the way. It’s truly satisfying to continually deliver features that make our customers’ jobs easier.”

New productivity and accessibility features in Storyline 360

Storyline 360 lets eLearning developers build richly interactive mobile and online courses—no programming required. Since launch, Articulate has added several new productivity boosters to Storyline 360, including slide layer enhancements and the ability to detect and replace all missing fonts in a project at once. In the past few months, the company has also added several accessibility features. Course developers can now add closed captions to courses, customize the fonts of closed captions, and let learners toggle them on and off. Storyline also now includes rich tables that communicate to screen readers how data is organized, and a new dial style that gives course developers even more options for creating beautiful interactions.

New options for creativity in Rise

Rise makes it easy for anyone to build gorgeous, fully responsive courses in minutes, right from their web browser. Over 15 new features have been added to Rise since launch, including more ways to create custom lessons with new stackable blocks, such as knowledge check, interactive flashcard, and attachment blocks. Articulate has also added features that give eLearning developers more flexibility. They can now add photos to course covers and customize course elements, such as buttons and lesson headers, by changing label text. Also, new features make it easy for course developers to share source files with other Rise authors and export Rise courses as xAPI (Experience API, aka Tin Can) packages. Most recently, Articulate integrated Rise with the Content Library in Articulate 360, allowing course developers to access photographs and illustrations from the over 1.5 million royalty-free assets in Content Library, right from Rise.

“Rise has become a go-to tool for all our course development needs,” says Michael Culligan, director of learning solutions architecture at LINGOs. “It’s easy to learn and simple to use, and it lets us get courses done really quickly. Our design and development time is the quickest it’s ever been. And with consistent updates and new features, we can’t wait to see what comes next.”

New, gorgeous assets in Content Library

Content Library is an ever-growing library of course assets that helps developers create beautiful courses—fast. At the time of Articulate 360’s launch, Content Library included professionally designed slide templates and characters. Since then, Articulate has added new template sets and characters to Content Library and expanded it vastly to include over 1.5 million royalty-free photographs, illustrations, videos, and icons. 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 allows stakeholders to view courses and provide consolidated feedback in a web browser—no download required. Articulate has released several updates since launch to make the course review process even easier. For example, course developers can now choose to receive a daily digest of comments, subscribe to specific comments, and even export all comments as a PDF document or CSV file for easy backup or to meet compliance requirements.

New ways to work together in Articulate 360 Teams

The Articulate 360 Teams plan gives entire training organizations access to all the apps and resources in Articulate 360; account-level management for user, billing, and seat administration; and priority support. Articulate has added new Teams plan features that make account management even easier and has announced features that will let Articulate 360 Teams users collaborate more effectively on Rise courses.

To stay abreast of all the new features in Articulate 360, check out what’s new and what’s next.

Availability and pricing

Articulate 360 is available on the Articulate website and through Articulate Authorized Resellers. For a limited time, Articulate is offering discounted upgrade pricing to existing Studio and Storyline customers who qualify: $599 per user for the first year for individual subscriptions, and $799 per user for the first year for Articulate 360 Teams subscriptions. Individual annual subscriptions are available for $999 per user, per year. Articulate 360 Teams is available for $1,299 per user, per year. Eligible educational customers receive a 50 percent discount on list prices.

You can also get a free 30-day trial of Articulate 360.

About Articulate

Trusted by more than 60,000 organizations worldwide, Articulate’s 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 the entire course development process. Articulate users can also find inspiration, guidance, and best practices on Articulate’s community, E-Learning Heroes. It’s the number-one community for course creators, with more than 487,000 members worldwide, and it’s completely free to join.

If you are attending next week’s FocusOn Learning 2017 Conference & Expo, June 20 – 22 in San Diego, California, you can find Articulate at Booth 201.

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