What's the difference between Articulate Studio and Articulate Storyline?

The Articulate Studio Pro suite is the fastest, easiest way to create presentation-based e-learning. It’s ideal for people who want to quickly transform PowerPoint slides into an online course. With Articulate Presenter, it’s simple to create content in PowerPoint, add form-based interactions with Articulate Engage, quickly build assessments with Articulate Quizmaker, and easily create videos with Articulate Replay.

Articulate Storyline is designed for people who want to easily create interactive e-learning courses and content. Only Articulate Storyline has slide layers, triggers, and states—the features that let you create any type of interactivity you can imagine without programming. We’ve focused on making Articulate Storyline easy yet powerful, so that it grows with you.

View Storyline versus Studio Pro for more information.

Can I upgrade from Studio to Storyline?

Storyline and Studio are distinct products, so there's no discounted upgrade path. Studio customers can upgrade to the next version of Studio at a discounted upgrade price. If you buy Storyline, you can import Studio content to Storyline, protecting your investment in Studio.

Storyline sounds great, but is it easy to use?

We've designed the user interface and features in Storyline to be incredibly intuitive and familiar. You can start creating courses in Storyline right away, without training.

Can I install Storyline on my Mac?

You can install Storyline on Parallels Desktop, VMware Fusion, or Apple Boot Camp. Published content can be viewed on Windows, Mac, or Linux platforms. Read best practices for using Parallels Desktop.

Can I import projects created in Articulate Studio products into Storyline?

Yes, you can import Articulate Studio ’09 content into Articulate Storyline. Currently, Articulate Storyline doesn't support importing content from Articulate Studio ’13. This feature will be available in a future version of Articulate Storyline.

Can I import projects created in Microsoft PowerPoint into Storyline?


Can I import any type of video into Storyline?

Yes, you can import virtually any format video into Storyline without performing complex conversions.

I'm an Articulate Storyline customer. How can I get Articulate Replay for free?

If you buy Articulate Storyline now, your purchase confirmation will include instructions on how to download Articulate Replay for free. If you already own Articulate Storyline, you can request Articulate Replay here.

Can I import video I created in Articulate Replay into Storyline?

Yes, you can import the videos you create in Articulate Replay into Storyline just like any other video file.

Is Storyline Section 508 compliant?

Yes, it's our goal to help people with disabilities interact as fully as possible with the e-learning courses you create in Storyline. Read about how Storyline meets Section 508 requirements.

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