Presenter to Storyline to iPad


I have some courses that have been created using Studio 09. They use Presenter, Quizmaker and Web Objects created using Engage.

I'd like to convert one of the courses to iPad using Storyline. My courses are about 30/40 slides with approx 18 slides shown to the learner

I'm interested to hear from anyone who has done this, what you need to be aware of, estimations of time, useful links and screenr videos.

I'd appreciate any help that anyone has any tips that anyone would be happy to share.

Thank you in advance for any help.

Many thanks,


3 Replies
Christine Hendrickson

Hi Scott,

First, i would recommend going over the chart below to ensure the content you intent to import into your course is supported for the iPad (whether you intend to use the Articulate Mobile Player, or HTML5). One thing you may want to keep in mind is that some interactions, specifically Engage interactions will not play in HTML5, or the Mobile app. 

Articulate Support > Comparing Storyline's Flash, HTML5 and Articulate Mobile Player output

You may also want to take a look at the information below. While it may not all apply to your course, maybe some of the resources will provide some information what will make the distribution of your course successful.

Our newest product, Articulate Storyline, allows you to publish content to Flash, HTML5, and the Articulate Mobile Player app for iPad. To learn more about Storyline, click here:

To learn more about publishing Storyline content for HTML5 and the iPad app, click here:

The next version of the Articulate Studio products will also publish to HTML5 and run on iOS devices. Although we can't confirm the release date of future products and upgrades, you can stay informed by subscribing to the Articulate Word of Mouth Blog here:

In the meantime, if you want to run your Articulate Studio '09 content on non-Flash supported devices, we're aware of several third-party solutions that may meet your needs. Please be advised, these are not developed or supported by Articulate, so we encourage you to test them out to ensure they meet your needs.   

HTML5 player:

iSWiFTER browser app for iPad:

Rover browser app for iPad:


If your Articulate content does not include interactive elements (such as quizzes or user-initiated navigation), you can record your Articulate content as it plays, using a screencasting tool like Screenr (, to capture a video of your Articulate content. Screenr is free, and screencasts can be viewed on iPads and iPhones directly from the screenr website. There are also options to publish your Screenr screencasts to YouTube and to download MP4 versions, both of which also play on non-Flash devices.

For more ideas on mobile learning, check out the following Rapid E-Learning Blog post:

Phil Mayor

Although the import of presenter content is good, I find it easier and faster to build the course again.

When you built the course in presenter you leverage the toolset you have (animations, design etc) there is not a 1:1 conversion.  Also quizmaker comes in and needs adjustment because the slide size is different and engage will not work on the iPad. Because of this I normally start building again from scratch (you can of course leverage the assets such as audio and images in your new build).

Scott Hewitt

Thanks Phil, thanks Christine.

this information is excellent and very helpful. I'm very grateful, it has saved me a great deal of time. Thanks for sharing!

Ideally we would wait for the update to Studio 13 but we waited last year and it is still not here. Not a criticism of the software or you but just some feedback from a customer! We have had to consider our development planning - we are in software development so we know the challenges of releasing software. My concern is that we re-create the courses in Storyline and then the new version of Studio arrives a few weeks later!

I think we are going to do some tests based on the really helpful information that you provided and see how things go before we proceed.

Thanks again,