We get a lot of questions about Articulate 360 and “the cloud.” In this article, we’ll cover how Articulate 360 uses the cloud and link you to some helpful resources about what we do to keep your data safe. (Psst! If you’re not sure what the cloud is, be sure to read the first article in this series: What Is the Cloud?)
Articulate 360 is an annual subscription that gives you everything you need for course development. It consists of both desktop and web apps. The desktop apps are Articulate 360, Storyline 360, Studio 360, Replay 360, and Peek. Rise, Articulate Review, and Content Library are the suite’s web apps.
The desktop apps run locally on your computer and don’t require an internet connection. If you are online, these desktop apps will occasionally connect to the cloud-based Articulate infrastructure to get Content Library assets or collect information to improve our apps. But our desktop apps aren’t cloud-based. They save data locally to your computer.
The web apps work in the cloud. As you work in Rise or collect stakeholder feedback in Articulate Review, that information is stored remotely in the cloud. There aren’t any files saved to your machine, unless you download an attachment in either of the apps. All of your work is kept safely in the cloud.
Our team works hard to keep your data safe. You can learn more about how we keep your data safe in our Trust Center. That’s where you can check out our security whitepaper. It explains the safety measures we take to keep your data safe, our quality assurance procedures, user authentication methods, hiring policies, and more.