Offline Viewing with modern player

Oct 26, 2018

Will it some day be possible, to download a course for offline use, which is published with modern player?

Today there is no option, for using the Articualte mobile app, when using the modern player. 

Will there be an update for the Articulate mobile app?

34 Replies
Alison  L.

Ah the AMP, the little red headed stepchild that eveyone knows is out there but want to acknowledge it exists.!

this SEEMS like the perfect opportunity lost!! You update the player if, nothing else, things CAN PLAY with the new people, and then everyone want to use it and you have interoperability!!! 

Geraud  Plantegenest

RISE and Articulate 360 published projects would definitely benefit from having a smartphone (iPhone and Android) version of the modern responsive player available for "offline" content viewing when no Internet connection is available. 

I have worked with clients that have this requirement (e.g., areas in Third World countries where no reliable Internet connection is available) and have opted to use other eLearning authoring platforms because this is not fully supported/updated in the Articulate product line. 

Does  Articulate have plans to update RISE and 360 to offer this feature in the near future?

Nick Strapp

It would be great to have the offline functionality of AMP available for files published using the Modern player. This is a newly discovered deficit and a great shame considering the improvements with the Modern player. For use by my folks offline function on iPad has been a brilliant option, so really sad that this is lost with the updated player.


Chuck Barritt

Agree with this need.  We also have to find a way for all our Articulate materials to work offline.  We have many users who are off the network for a full day or more as they work in remote forested areas. They can't maintain a full time network connection, and in fact have to use satellite phones for voice communications. 

Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Chuck and Andrew,

Thanks! That's helpful insight. Does it need to be offline for mobile use or will your learners be on laptops? The latter is possible right now by having authors publish for CD/local source and then advising learners to download the files to their laptop before going offline. 

John Curran

I think the reason that the AMP has been 'left behind' is that it's use breaks the link with the SCORM tracking on an LMS (coupled with the cost of maintaining apps of course). Many of my clients want to track completions so can't use the app. However there are other clients who are using Storyline as a performance support authoring tool and they would really value the ability to download and access learning content offline so for example a short 'how to' guide could be accessed in the field where there is patchy 3G coverage.

Spotify is a good example of how you can mix and match online and offline - when i travel I will download some music but generally I'll use the web client. 

Ultimately we may be able to consume content offline and still track via the LMS using some form of hybrid approach...or maybe absolutely EVERYWHERE will be 3G connected at some point in the future!

John Curran

I actually think Articulate could leverage the app to act as a sort of offline LMS launchpad. It could provide a nice UX to launch and view courses and store some basic SCORM tracking data (mostly just a completion or pass flag and score) which could be relayed to the cloud when the device was connected to the internet. Alternatively use xAPI to manage the tracking.