We’re Shutting Down Our Articulate Online Product Offering (updated 10/29/2020)

We’ve reached the difficult decision to shut down our Articulate Online product (our legacy learning management system launched in 2007) at the end of next year — effective December 31, 2021. It was a hard call for us to make, but we firmly believe the time has come to focus our resources on the products that provide the most long-term value to our customers.

This decision won’t affect Articulate 360 at all. We’ll continue to add features, content, and training to make sure that Articulate 360 has everything you need to create e-learning.

Here’s a quick rundown of what you can expect as we prepare for the shut down of the Articulate Online LMS:

  • Effective immediately, we’re no longer selling new Articulate Online LMS subscriptions nor allowing upgrades or downgrades to existing ones.
  • Starting on December 1, 2020, if you’re on an annual subscription, we’ll migrate you to a monthly renewal cycle, so you have the flexibility to move off of Articulate Online as soon as you’re ready. If you have any billing-related questions, please contact our billing department at ao@articulate.com.
  • Any content you’re currently hosting on Articulate Online will no longer be accessible after the end-of-life date of December 31, 2021.

Although the end of the Articulate Online learning management system is more than a year away, we wanted to give you plenty of time to prepare. To get you started, we’ve pulled together this article full of information on how to republish the content you’re currently hosting in Articulate Online so that you can host it in another learning management system.

We sincerely appreciate you choosing Articulate Online as the way to deliver and track your training. As you evaluate your future needs, we hope you’ll consider our newest product, Rise.com. With Rise.com you can still host and track Studio and Storyline content, but you can also host and track any SCORM based content as well. Plus, you can create training in Rise.com and get access to tons of prebuilt, fully customizable training content. You can start a free, 30-day trial of Rise.com or contact a member of our Rise.com team at sales@rise.com to learn more about special discounts for our Articulate Online customers.

Over the next year, you’ll hear from us periodically with email reminders. We’re here to help you, so please feel free to reply here or reach out to us at support@articulate.com with your how-to questions.

UPDATE (10/29/2020): Edited to clarify that this decision won't affect Articulate 360 at all.

6 Replies
Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Lindy, 

You're good to use Articulate Online through the end of 2021, and upon your renewal in June 2021, you'd have the option to transition to a monthly renewal paid via credit card if you'd like. If you have any questions about the billing or to double-check your renewal date you can email ao@articulate.com and our team is happy to help. 

For testing your projects, have you looked at publishing to Review 360? That's a great way to experience a course in a live environment, view it in various web browsers and would allow you to share with SMEs and other stakeholders! Take a look at the Review 360 tutorials here. 

Jason Haag

Hi Everyone,

We've had several folks from the Articulate community reach out about hosting content. Veracity Learning (https://lrs.io) recently added hosting options to their LRS as well. So if you don't have an LMS and you also don't have a web server to host your content, this is a simple and affordable alternative. It also provides a way for you to add learners and a login capability that you would normally expect in an LMS.

I recently posted a tutorial on how to use this feature (if you're interested): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWahlopyA3I

Let me know if I can help out.


J Haag