Articulate 360 app updates are always exciting. Brand-new features can help you create a broader range of exciting learning experiences. And enhancements to existing features can streamline your design and development processes, making course creation even easier.

But when apps evolve constantly, it’s not always easy to see just how much has changed over time. That’s why we’ve collected the 65+ new and enhanced features released in 2022 in this one handy article! Take a look at how much our apps have progressed over the past 12 months to see if there are any useful updates you might have missed.

Storyline 360

Slide Development

Enhanced Timeline Management

Create slides faster with these time-saving upgrades to the timeline.

  • Multi-select objects and move them all at once.
  • Choose where pasted objects appear in the stacking order or paste them into an existing group.
  • Align objects to the playhead or vice versa.
  • When the timeline is too long, instantly reset it to five seconds or shorten it to the object with the longest duration.

Timeline Scrubbing

Scrub the timeline to quickly see when timed elements appear and disappear on the stage without previewing the entire slide.

Timeline Animation Editing

View and adjust the duration of object animations right on the timeline.

Paste Special

Control what happens when copying and pasting objects. Keep or discard their source duration, start time, animations, and triggers. Learn more.

Print Slide Trigger

Let learners print individual slides, such as certificates, with a single trigger.

Conditional Trigger Enhancements

Define two actions for a single trigger instead of needing multiple triggers. Set up conditions to determine which action gets executed.

Toggle Hidden or Disabled State Trigger

Quickly toggle between an object’s current state and its hidden or disabled state. Learn more.

Quick Swap Variable References

Replace one variable reference with another, right from the context menu.



Focus Order Multi-Select

Customize the accessibility focus order faster. Select multiple objects, then move or remove them all at once.

Updated Accessible Video Controls

Ensure all learners can interact with videos thanks to accessible controls that match the modern player style, exceed color contrast guidelines, and communicate perfectly with screen readers. These controls let learners change the playback speed, switch to full-screen mode, and use picture-in-picture mode to move videos to a floating window.

Accessible Quiz Result Templates

Improve the accessibility of your assessments with new quiz result slides that have color and contrast accessibility included in the design.

Updated Scroll Bar Accessibility

Make your user interface more accessible automatically with scroll bars on slides, layers, and slide masters that meet color contrast guidelines.

Full-Screen Toggle

Allow learners to view courses in full-screen mode by adding this player toggle.


360° Images

Marker and Hotspot Labels Support Buttons

Add buttons to marker and hotspot labels in 360° images so learners can trigger specific actions, such as launching a website or downloading a document.

Exclude Markers and Hotspots from Progress Tracking

Exclude specific markers and hotspots from progress tracking in 360° images to capture more accurate results. Learn more.

Updated Title in Image Editor

Make navigating Storyline 360’s interface more intuitive with this update to the 360° image editor. The Media tab is now called Label to better reflect the context of the controls on the ribbon.



Combined Results Template

Combine multiple must-pass quizzes into a final result slide using this prebuilt, accessible template.

Question Result Variable

Use the question result variable to trigger different quiz review feedback based on how learners answer.

Quiz Feedback Master Defaults

Set default slide layer properties—such as accessibility attributes—for feedback masters and layouts.

Assign Quiz Names

Assign unique names to your quiz result slides, making it easy to identify the corresponding built-in variables for each quiz.

Modal Dialog Layers

Change a slide layer to a modal dialog layer when you don’t want learners to interact with anything else in the course while the layer is open.

Report Weighting for Individual Quiz Questions

Share more quiz information with your LMS—Storyline 360 courses now report the points assigned to each quiz question (i.e., the weighting value) to LMSs for cmi5, SCORM 2004, SCORM 1.2, and AICC content.



SVG Replace Picture Option

Use the “replace picture” option on the SVG Tools tab to quickly swap one SVG in your project for a different one.

Saved Media Search Results

Pick up where your last search left off to find related images, videos, or icons on your next search. The Content Library 360 media browser now remembers your previous search results and the last asset you selected.

Enhanced Color Selector

Organize custom colors into different palettes using the color selector window. This window remains visible as you choose colors for an object. 

Feedback Theme Colors

Define theme colors for correct and incorrect quiz elements—such as icons and review banners—to keep your designs consistent.

New Chevron Icons

Choose from four new chevron icons for your buttons and markers.

New Info and Exit Icons for Buttons and Markers

Apply new info (i) and exit (x) icons to your buttons and markers.

Dynamic Variable Placeholders

See how your variables will look in your finished course while still in edit mode thanks to this new feature that displays the default values right on the slide stage. Learn more.


Course Development and Publishing

Renumber Slides

Easily renumber scenes in Story View so they appear in the order you want.

Supply the LRS Actor with JavaScript Templates

Supply the LRS actor with built-in JavaScript templates. Learn more.

Updated xAPI References

Find this standard in Storyline 360 with its most current name. All Tin Can API references have been switched to the official name of the LMS standard—xAPI.

Internet Connection Notification

Notify learners when they lose their internet connection so they don’t lose their progress.

Object Timing Adjustments

Adjust object timing in minutes and seconds—instead of converting values to seconds only.

Updated Default Course Title

Make naming your course file faster—Storyline 360 sets the default title for your course file to whatever text you place in the title placeholder on your first slide.

Simplified Naming of Published Content

Used to renaming your Storyline 360 project files after publication? Now that “Storyline output” is no longer added to the folder name you can skip that step, saving you time.

Rename and Reorder States

Rename and reorder object states so they’re easier to find.

Updated Publish Window

Hyperlinked properties on the Publish window are now blue to indicate they’re clickable.

End of Support for Internet Explorer 11 and Publish-to-CD

Following Microsoft’s lead, we ended support for Internet Explorer 11 (IE11). And since the publish-to-CD option in Storyline 360 relied on IE11, we removed this publishing feature from our apps. Learn more.


Additional Updates

Track Third-Party Software Components

Keep track of third-party software components in Articulate 360 to comply with your organization’s security practices. Visit the Help tab on the Storyline 360 ribbon and click 3rd Party Software.

Chromium Update

Stay current with this update to the embedded version of Chromium. In 2021 it was upgraded to 101.0.4951.67.

Rise 360

Course Design and Publishing

Rise 360 Themes

Instantly tailor the look and feel of your course with the help of:

Enhanced Undo Notifications

Make undoing block deletions in Rise 360 easier. Undo notifications are easier to see and visible for longer. You’ll also see multiple notifications when more than one block is deleted.

Updated xAPI References

Find this standard in Rise 360 with its most current name. All Tin Can API references have been switched to the official name of the LMS standard—xAPI.


Course Templates (continuously updated)

Real Content Course Templates

Get content out to learners fast with Real Content Course templates. These fully built courses provide training on a wide variety of common business topics. Publish them as is, or customize them as much as you need.

Real Content Lesson Templates

Assemble courses quickly with Real Content Lesson templates. Choose from hundreds of prebuilt lesson templates with real content and videos.

Next Big Idea Club Templates

Help your team reach their highest potential with Next Big Idea Club course templates. This ready-to-go training covers popular business books from the world’s most brilliant luminaries.

Additional Placeholder Content Courses

Speed up your course development with the help of the new additions to our ever-growing library of Placeholder Content Courses. With the course structure taken care of for you, you can jump ahead to writing your content.



Improved Contrast

Make content easier for learners to see with these improvements to contrast elements.

Improved Accessibility for Feedback

Ensure all learners can benefit from feedback thanks to these accessibility improvements to both quiz and knowledge check feedback.

Improved Accessibility for the Timeline Block

Use the timeline block with confidence, knowing it now has a better screen reader experience and clear borders in Windows high contrast mode.

Accessible Lesson Progress Tooltips

Support learners who use keyboard navigation with these improvements to lesson progress tooltips. They’re now keyboard accessible—and we’ve also updated the language of the tooltip for clarity.

Accessible Flashcard Grid Blocks

Add Flashcard grid blocks to your list of accessible blocks—they’re now WCAG 2.1 conformant! Learn more.



Question Banks

Use question banks to create randomized quizzes by drawing from a bank of prepared questions. Learn more.

Hide Correct Answers in Quiz Question Review

Show learners their selected answers and question feedback without revealing correct answers.

Individual Quiz Question Reporting

Allow the host LMS record to record individual quiz questions as well as quiz completion to ensure quiz progress. This update applies to courses exported to AICC and SCORM.



Featured Images Preview

See featured images in Content Library 360 even before you enter a search term.

Updated Fonts: Roboto and Open Sans

Enjoy improvements to your text with this update to the latest version of the Roboto and Open Sans fonts.

Review 360

Video Link Length Preview

See the duration of a Review 360 video link in the unfurled preview when you share it in collaboration apps, like Slack.

Content Library 360

Three new characters—Sarah, Thomas, and Aliyah 

Bring your content to life with three new photographic characters. Each character has three different clothing styles, making it easier to represent a wider variety of work environments and scenarios.

Studio 360

End of Support for Internet Explorer 11 and Publish-to-CD

Following Microsoft’s lead, we ended support for Internet Explorer 11 (IE11). And since the publish-to-CD option in Studio relied on IE11, we removed this publishing feature from our apps. Learn more.

Articulate 360 Teams

Improved Team Member Management

Manage team members with even more ease. When removing users who are also admins, Articulate 360 prompts you to keep or remove their admin access simultaneously.

Articulate 360 Desktop App and Dashboard

Choose the Directory for Installation

Choose the directory on your local computer where Articulate 360 apps get installed. Learn more.

Enable Detailed API Logging

Investigate connection issues by enabling detailed API logging for specific Articulate 360 services, such as searching Content Library 360 assets or publishing Review 360 projects. Learn more.

Simple Deletion of Articulate Logs

Easily delete the Articulate 360 logs on your local computer by clicking a button in your Articulate 360 desktop app.

Track Third-Party Software Components

Keep track of third-party software components in Articulate 360 to comply with your organization’s security practices. Learn more.

Digitally Signed Executables

Trust the authenticity and safety of all executables installed with Articulate 360, including EXE and DLL files, now that we digitally sign them.


As you can see, 2022 was a big year for exciting updates to the Articulate 360 apps. And we’ve got lots of great plans to launch even more new and improved features in 2023 as well!

Want to try out some of these features, but don’t have Articulate 360 just yet? Start a free 30-day trial, and come back to E-Learning Heroes regularly for more helpful advice on everything related to e-learning.


Bianca Woods