Articulate Wins Big for 10th Straight Year at the 2014 Best of Elearning! Awards

Written by Will Bailey — Posted in Articulate Storyline, Articulate Studio ’13

It’s official: Articulate is the industry favorite for 10 years running. E-learning developers all over the world have chosen Articulate software as their favorite in the 2014 people’s choice Best of Elearning! Awards.

Articulate Storyline named best all-around

For the second year in a row, Articulate Storyline was named winner of the Best E-learning Development Tool category. News of the win came just weeks after Articulate Storyline 2 was awarded gold for Best Advance in Content Authoring Technology at the 2014 Brandon Hall Awards. Articulate Storyline is the easiest, most powerful authoring tool for creating virtually any online or mobile course imaginable.

Articulate Studio takes multiple categories

Products in the Articulate Studio suite, the industry standard for transforming PowerPoint content into online and mobile courses, won in several categories. Articulate Quizmaker won Best Testing & Assessment Solution, and Articulate Presenter was named winner of the Best Presentation Solution category. Articulate Replay received an Award of Excellence for Best Video Capture, and the entire Articulate Studio suite took home an Award of Excellence for Best E-learning Development Tool.

Articulate Mobile Player repeats past honors

Articulate Mobile Player received highest possible honors as a co-winner in the Best Mobile Application category. This marks the second time Articulate Mobile Player has enjoyed this distinction. It won the same category in the 2012 Best of Elearning! Awards.

We’d like to thank the Articulate community for supporting us in these highly coveted readers’ choice awards. We couldn’t have done it without you!


Articulate Storyline 2 Wins Gold Brandon Hall Award

Written by Will Bailey — Posted in Storyline 2

We’re thrilled to announce that Articulate Storyline 2 has won Gold at the 2014 Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology awards. The panel of judges, which included independent industry experts, Brandon Hall Group senior analysts, and executives, named Storyline 2 Best Advance in Content Authoring Technology for the Learning & Development category.

“HCM technology is a major enabler of business growth and our Excellence in Technology award winners epitomize the vision, creativity, and resourcefulness that drive results. We are honored to recognize these excellent organizations,” said Mike Cooke, Chief Executive Officer of Brandon Hall Group.

Rachel Cooke, Chief Operating Officer of Brandon Hall Group, who runs the awards program, stated, “The award-winning initiatives and the skill and strategy that went into them is inspiring. The innovation represented by these winners can serve as models for success for many others that strive to push their organizations to the next level.”

Storyline 2’s Gold award will join previous years’ honors, including a Gold award for Articulate Storyline in 2013, and two Golds and a Bronze for Articulate Studio in 2009.

We’re humbled and elated to accept this award for Storyline 2, and we hope you’ll join us in spreading the good news!


Articulate Studio ’13 Wins Gold Stevie Award

Written by Will Bailey — Posted in Articulate Studio ’13

We’re excited to announce that Articulate Studio ’13 was named a Gold Stevie® Winner for New Software Product of the Year at the 12th Annual American Business Awards (ABA). More than 3,300 entries were submitted for the Corporate Learning/Workforce Development Solution category, and the judges, including 240 top executives, chose Studio ’13 as the winner.

“We’re delighted to recognize so many innovative companies, new products, technical achievements, and technology executives this year,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. “We congratulate all of the Stevie Award winners and thank them for the inspiration their achievements have stimulated.”

Articulate Head of Product Operations Brian Gil accepted the award on the company’s behalf at the banquet held in San Francisco, CA. This year’s Gold Stevie will stand proudly next to Articulate’s previous ABA awards: a Gold awarded to Articulate Storyline for Best New Software Product in 2013, and a finalist citation for Most Innovative Company in 2007.

We want to give a big thanks to all of our customers for helping us on our mission to change the way the world learns.

Just Released! Articulate Storyline 2 Available Now

Written by Lucy — Posted in Storyline

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Storyline 2 is now available! With more than 26 new features and enhancements, you’ll get more ways to bring content to life, more control over how your courses look and behave, and more tools to boost productivity.

More Ways to Bring Content to Life

With the dramatically enhanced HTML5 support and new Android support in Storyline 2, you can now build beautiful and highly engaging content for nearly any device.

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Storyline 2 also makes it easy to:

  • Create and customize interactive content with minimal effort, using new animations and interactions.
  • Build interactive animations, activities, games, and more using new motion paths and triggers.
  • Let your learners manipulate data, explore cause-and-effect relationships, and control objects and navigation with the new slider interaction.

Storyline 2 also includes 10 new entrance animations, 10 new exit animations, and 11 new transitions.

More Ways to Perfect Content

Storyline 2’s new text editing and font support give you even more control over how your courses look and behave.

SL2 text editor

With the all-new WYSIWYG text editor and publishing enhancements, you can easily:

  • Perfect your text by customizing text spacing, alignment, size, and color.
  • Insert custom font characters and bullets.
  • Take advantage of all the features in your fonts, including ligatures.
  • Publish text that looks crisp and clear at any size and weight.

You can also use new player button triggers, read-only seekbars, negative scoring, and uncompressed video to prevent learners from skipping critical content, to better understand how well learners grasp material, and to create videos that look exactly the way you like.

More Ways to Work Faster

Storyline 2 was developed with productivity in mind. With an all-new user interface, you’ll quickly find and use the tools you need to create better courses in less time than ever.


You can also customize your workspace, easily moving triggers, slide layers, and other panels anywhere on your desktop or to another monitor.

And if you have great content from Articulate Studio ’13, Storyline 1, Excel, and PowerPoint projects, you can import it into Storyline 2 instead of re-creating it from scratch.

For even more ways to save time and eliminate headaches, check out the all-new animation painter, AutoRecovery, and seven new beautifully designed interactive templates.

Learn More About Storyline 2

Get Storyline 2 Today

New Features in Articulate Studio ’13 Update 3


It’s here! One of our most feature-rich updates to Articulate Studio ’13 is now available. We’ve added a ton of new features and enhancements to help you create great e-learning experiences, faster and easier than ever. (See all the free features we’ve added since releasing Articulate Studio ’13.) Here’s a snapshot of the latest improvements:

Create content with 64-bit Microsoft Office.
Articulate Studio ’13 now features 64-bit Microsoft Office support, letting you take full advantage of your 64-bit system.

Publish picture-perfect MP4 videos.
We’ve added support for uncompressed MP4 videos in published output, so they’ll always look exactly the way you want.

Improve HTML5 performance and output.
Enhanced HTML5 publishing includes support for notes formatting as well as restricted and locked navigation, giving you more control over how learners experience mobile courses.

Give your embedded videos, Flash files, and web objects a polished look. 
You can now easily edit the properties of an embedded video, Flash file, or web object without removing and reinserting it.

Use slide masters to blend interactions seamlessly into your courses.
With closer integration between Articulate Presenter and Articulate Engage, you can now show PowerPoint slide masters behind embedded interactions to give your course a consistent design.

Put the most important actions first.
We’ve improved right-to-left language support by reversing Articulate Studio’s previous and next player buttons. Now, the primary action—next—is on the left for right-to-left language courses.

More Improvements
With this update, we’ve also:

  • Boosted translation export and import performance for larger courses
  • Optimized the slide properties manager so it opens faster, especially for bigger projects
  • Removed border padding from sidebar videos

Get Articulate Studio ’13 Update 3

Read the Release Notes
Review the full version history for Articulate Studio ’13, or read the release notes on features and fixes for these Articulate Studio ’13 products:


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