New Content Library Photos usage rights.

Mar 08, 2017

First off, how awesome are the new content library additions?!  And I'm sure the library is only going to get larger and larger now that the framework is set up.  So cool.  

My question.  Does anybody know if there are any usage restrictions for the images?  Can they be included in courses intended for resale?  And can they be exported and used in Rise courses?

33 Replies
Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Dan,

Glad you're loving all the new additions - we're pretty pumped about it ourselves! Good news, they're all royalty free for commercial and non-commercial use—no attribution required. So go to town! 

As for use in Rise courses, we're still working on the integration of the stock images from Content Library for import into Rise...but it's coming soon! In the meantime, you could do a "save as" or take a screen capture to create an image file to use in Rise. 

Let us know what other feedback you've got and thanks again for the praise! 

Alice Jefferson

I just want to confirm that all of the images are royalty free and we have the right to use these images for creative purposes.  I have found pictures of Minons, entertainers, super heroes, The Obamas and few not so flatting photos or our current President.   Articulate has paid the licensing fees for their customers to use these images for creative purposes.  Is that correct?   A photo of Obama for editorial use is $575 on Getty Images.  If so, this is an amazing feature of  Articulate 360. 

Also when I search for Crime: Illustration , a character drawing of an arabic/brown skin man with head covering appears. I find this offensive  and other may as well can this be removed ? 



Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Meenu, 

The stock photos, images, icons, videos, course slides, and characters in Content Library are 100 percent royalty- and attribution-free, so you can use them in your e-learning however you’d like.

Since Presenter/Powerpoint doesn't have all the same download options from Content Library, feel free to pull them in from Storyline. 

Alyssa Gomez

Great question, Claudia!

You are free to use the characters 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.
Alyssa Gomez

Great question, Cheryl.

Content Library assets can be used any way you like in e-learning you build in Articulate 360 apps and resources, but they're not intended for use in other ways, such as product brochures. 

If you’d like to see the language in our Terms of Service around this, check out section 2.11.

Jairo Munoz

Hi Alyssa,

Based on this discussion, I want to be clear on something. Is it safe to use the images and assets from the Articulate Content Library in a PowerPoint presentation that stands alone within our LMS and is not published as presenter or any Articulate product? Is PowerPoint considered an Articulate resource in this case since it is integrated?

Thank you!


Leslie McKerchie

Hi Jairo,

All the assets in Content Library are royalty-free.

There isn't a direct import from Content Library for Images and Video into Presenter - but you could look at copying or doing a "save as" of the items in Storyline and then insert those into your Presenter course. 

Publishing a course to your LMS using PowerPoint should require Presenter 360, right?

Jairo Munoz

Thank you for the quick response Leslie. sorry I missed it until now :(

Sometimes we publish those PowerPoint presentations to the LMS using Presenter 360 and sometimes we create videos from the PowerPoints without using any Articulate products that we publish to the LMS. I understand that if a PowerPoint contains images from the Articulate library and it gets published with Presenter 360 it is safe because it is an Articulate output, but if the same PowerPoint gets published as a video on its own, bypassing any Presenter or Articulate product, is it safe to use? 

Similarly, is it OK to use an image from the Articulate library in the LMS if it stands alone and not as part of an Articulate published output?


- Jairo


Vincent Scoma

Hi Jario,

Happy to help here!

You are welcome to use the content available in Content Library 360 for your e-learning! They're all royalty-free for commercial and non-commercial use—no attribution required. However, they are not intended for other purposes like a product brochure. You can find the specific language about this in our Terms of Service under Section 2.11.

Mareliza Kirschbaum

Hi there :) Thank you so much for the above info. We use Storyline and Rise to create our courses. In a lot of our images we combine photographs and illustrations or we collage a few photographs together. We just realised what an absolute gem the Content Library is, BUT are we allowed to save the images, edit them/add to them and insert them back to our Storyline file? 

Lauren Connelly

Hi Mareliza!

Great question!

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. However, you may not use or distribute the Content Files on a stand-alone basis outside of your End Product. For clarification, you do not have any ownership rights in the Content Files themselves.

Let me know if you have additional questions!