We’re Shutting Down Our Articulate Online Product Offering (updated 10/29/2020)

Oct 15, 2020

We’ve reached the difficult decision to shut down our Articulate Online product (our legacy learning management system launched in 2007) at the end of next year — effective December 31, 2021. It was a hard call for us to make, but we firmly believe the time has come to focus our resources on the products that provide the most long-term value to our customers.

This decision won’t affect Articulate 360 at all. We’ll continue to add features, content, and training to make sure that Articulate 360 has everything you need to create e-learning.

Here’s a quick rundown of what you can expect as we prepare for the shut down of the Articulate Online LMS:

  • Effective immediately, we’re no longer selling new Articulate Online LMS subscriptions nor allowing upgrades or downgrades to existing ones.
  • Starting on December 1, 2020, if you’re on an annual subscription, we’ll migrate you to a monthly renewal cycle, so you have the flexibility to move off of Articulate Online as soon as you’re ready. If you have any billing-related questions, please contact our billing department at ao@articulate.com.
  • Any content you’re currently hosting on Articulate Online will no longer be accessible after the end-of-life date of December 31, 2021.

Although the end of the Articulate Online learning management system is more than a year away, we wanted to give you plenty of time to prepare. To get you started, we’ve pulled together this article full of information on how to republish the content you’re currently hosting in Articulate Online so that you can host it in another learning management system.

We sincerely appreciate you choosing Articulate Online as the way to deliver and track your training. As you evaluate your future needs, we hope you’ll consider our newest product, Rise.com. With Rise.com you can still host and track Studio and Storyline content, but you can also host and track any SCORM based content as well. Plus, you can create training in Rise.com and get access to tons of prebuilt, fully customizable training content. You can start a free, 30-day trial of Rise.com or contact a member of our Rise.com team at sales@rise.com to learn more about special discounts for our Articulate Online customers.

Over the next year, you’ll hear from us periodically with email reminders. We’re here to help you, so please feel free to reply here or reach out to us at support@articulate.com with your how-to questions.

UPDATE (10/29/2020): Edited to clarify that this decision won't affect Articulate 360 at all.

14 Replies
Leslie McKerchie

Hello Vikki and welcome to E-Learning Heroes 😊 

Phil is correct. Justin addressed a similar question and outlined the details here.

For anyone following along:

We're not making any changes at all to Articulate 360, which is is a holistic suite of interconnected apps for all your e-learning needs—from authoring (Storyline, Studio, Rise 360, Replay, and Peek 360) to sourcing assets (Content Library 360) to collaborating (Review 360) to training (Articulate 360 Training).

We're shutting down Articulate Online.  Articulate Online hosts and tracks content created with Storyline and Studio authoring apps.

We’re here to help you, so please feel free to reply here or reach out to us at support@articulate.com with your how-to questions.
Rebecca Ronald

I'm looking at options for replacing our Articulate Online hosting. I want something that

  • requires a login
  • allows user tracking and saves quiz scores
  • won't require me to edit all our current storyline files

Do you think embedding SL files into a rise.com page will work in this way? If so, can anyone point me at a good tutorial showing how to do this? 

Thanks in advance :-)

Michelle Dawson

My organization currently uses Articulate Online. We are looking for a replacement that:

  • DOES NOT require users to log in
  • provides a link to each module that we can share publicly (for EXTERNAL clients)
  • Won't require editing of our current storyline files
  • allows us to track user data

Articulate Online was perfect for this, and we have not yet found a suitable replacement. Rise.com is NOT an option for us because it doesn't allow us to share with EXTERNAL clients. Any suggestions for a viable replacement?


Jason Haag

Hi Michelle,

Veracity Learning https://lrs.io recently added hosting options to their LRS as well. So if you don't have an LMS and you also don't have a web server to host your content, this is a simple and affordable alternative. 

I recently posted a tutorial on how to use this feature (if you're interested): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWahlopyA3I

Please reach out to me if i can help.


J Haag