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Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Yasmin, 

Thanks for sharing that article and reaching out here! 

For some time Flash has been "dying" and our team has been working hard to make sure we're ready and building tools that'll fit your needs today and in the future. That's one of the reasons we shifted to the subscription model with Articulate 360. Now fixes, updates and new features are released on a regular, more frequent schedule.

We have invested heavily in HTML5 and you'll find that Storyline 3 and Articulate 360 have the HTML5 first or HTML5 only publishing options. You can read a bit more about our shift towards HTML5 here. 

For your existing courses there are a couple options (outlined here):

  • If you included HTML5 as a part of the published output - you can point to that directly over the Flash version and make sure your users are viewing the course in a supported HTML5 browser. 
  • You could look at updating the courses to Studio 360 and publish for HTML5 only.

3 years is still a bit in the future, and a lot can happen in that time!  I promise we'll keep folks posted with more information, updates and any specifics related to Articulate and HTML5 as they're available. 

Ryan Carlson


I am not apart of a  very high risk company, and we have been trying to make sure that we don't have training that is created with any flash reliance. Through internal testing and opening a ticket with Articulate, we were unable to find a solution to using Articulate Presenter '13 and be totally HTML-5 based. 

The answer I received from an open Articulate ticket issue was not helpful. We are an Internet Explorer default company, so if Articulate has to use .swf files to fully function (I.e. resources button and navigation controls), then we are going to have issues. 

I see this thread is about a year old. Can we bypass the flash components that are in the published output and only use HTML-5 to run a course? Is the flash bypass totally dependent on what browser you are using? Why is Articulate Presenter '13 not fully adapting like other products like, Storyline, Lectora, Ispring, and Captivate? 



Leslie McKerchie

Hi Ryan,

You can certainly share your HTML5 output from your course published with Presenter '13 as this article indicates.

The difficulty, as it looks like Renato shared, is that HTML5 output is not supported in Internet Explorer for Presenter '13 as you can see in our system requirements here.

Have you checked out Articulate 360 yet? Within this suite, Studio 360 has support for HTML5 viewing in IE11 and Edge.

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