Content Library License to use anywhere?

May 07, 2018

We recently made a web course with Storyline 360 and used a lot of the materials from the content library inside SL360.  Different department is asking access to these pictures to be used within company website/other departments as well. 

Does the royalty-free extend beyond the scope of just materials made with SL360 and am I allowed to share these pictures or combination of pictures with the different department?

23 Replies
Crystal Horn

Hi Tony!  That's an important distinction.  You can check out our Terms of Service (2.11) for the legalese, but in plain language:

You can use the Content Library assets in connection to your work with Articulate 360 products, but they can't be used on a stand alone basis, or outside the scope of your e-learning production.

Let me know if you have any other questions - I'll get you in the right place.  😊

Kerry Dunn

Hello Crystal,

Are there any restrictions on how the assets within the content library cannot be used?  I work for an educational publisher and our Professional Development group uses Storyline to create online tutorials.  Just wondering if there is anything we cannot do as long as we keep the assets in connection to our tutorial created within Storyline.

Thank you,


Brooke Brannon

Hello Ashley - Can we use them for training we sell to the public? Your Terms of Service say, "we grant you a limited, personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicenseable, fee-bearing license to install and use the Services for your or your organization's internal business purposes..." The content we produce is not for internal business use; we also sell it to the public. It would be great to use the graphics you provide for that purpose.

Alyssa Gomez

That's a great question, Brooke! 

The portion of the Terms of Service you quoted relates to your Articulate 360 license, not the content you create.

You own the rights to all content you create. You may post it to any website or LMS, distribute it to any audience, and charge learners a fee to access it.

Also, you are free to use the graphics available in Content Library 360 in content you intend to sell to the public. They're all royalty free for commercial and non-commercial use—no attribution required.

This is outlined in the Terms of ServiceSection 3: Your Content.

  • 3.1. Ownership. You retain all rights and ownership of your content. We do not claim any ownership rights to your content.
Laura Douglas

I'm sorry I am unfamiliar with the term Pearson content.  I am referring to standard photos from the Articulate Content library.  We have several photos included in our e-learning course and the client wants to promote the course online - are they allowed to show the images used in the course and if so in what context? Could they use a screen grab of a page (similar to a thumbnail) that might include images from the content library?  Or may they use an image by itself?  If so would there be any attribution requirements?

Katie Riggio

Hi there, Valeria. Thanks for this additional context. 

This is a great conversation to continue to have. I'm happy to answer your questions:

  1. You are free to use the assets in Content Library 360 in e-learning courses you intend to promote to the public. You may share it on any website or LMS, distribute it to any audience, and charge learners a fee to access it.
  2. You are free to use Content Library 360 assets within an Articulate 360 tool, but you cannot add them standalone into other applications. 
  3. Content Library 360 images, icons, and videos are royalty free for commercial and non-commercial use. No attribution required.

To review our full terms of service, click here for our ToS page.

I know that's a lot of information, so let us know if you have any questions! Also, our stellar Sales team can help with more specifics around this topic. You can easily reach them here!

Katie Riggio

Hello, Kerry. Appreciate you lending a hand! ⭐️

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common  sense - eLearning & training consultants GmbH

Hello everyone!

Very interesting thread. However, I have the feeling that it does not tackle my problem a 100%. I want to license a Storyline production including stock fotos from the content library under creative commons in the sense of an OER. Meaning, CC0 1.0, CC-BY 4.0 or CC-BY-SA 4.0. Is this possible?

Thanks in advance!

Cheer, Wolfgang

Jane Robertson

A useful discussion, but to just to add another two questions...we don't find the PDF export version (Rise) very useful for layout and accessibility reasons so create our own alternative,usually in Microsoft Word. Until the export improves, are we free to use the images used in the Rise in our Word version? On a similar subject, I have an Articulate tab in Powerpoint that allows me to use the content library so does this mean I can import images into any PowerPoint presentation? The discussion above suggests not, however the funcationality is there. Thanks for your help, Jane

Maria Costa-Stienstra

Hi, Jane.

You can take a look at our Terms of Service here:

You may use the Content Files to develop your e-learning end product in our Services (“End Product”), including modifying and embedding the Content Files into your End Product, and reproducing and distributing the Content Files if integrated in your End Product. 

If you are using the images in your end product (the e-learning/training material) or to promote that end product, you should be fine, but you cannot add them standalone into other applications. 

If you need more clarification, please reach out through a case

Maria Costa-Stienstra

Hi, Joseph.

Thank you for your question!

If those images are found in Articulate 360's content library, then you are free to use them within your e-learning end product.

If you need more clarification, please reach out through a case