What we’re doing about Flash (updated 01/16/2020)
Aug 04, 2017
NOTE: The discussion below is now outdated. For the most updated information on how the end of Flash affects Articulate apps and courses, please click here.
You may have heard that Adobe is phasing out support for Flash in 2020. We’ve known that Flash has been on its way out for some time. To make sure we’re ready, we’ve been working hard to build tools that’ll fit your needs today and in the future.
We’ve been shifting to HTML5 for several years. That’s why Articulate 360 and Storyline 3 have HTML5-first or HTML5-only publishing options, making it easy for you to create e-learning that relies only on HTML5. You can read a bit more about our shift towards HTML5 here.
For your existing courses, you have a couple of options:
- If you included HTML5 as a part of the published output, you can point to that directly over the Flash version and make sure your users are viewing the course in a supported HTML5 browser. Here’s how.
- You can update your courses using Articulate 360 or Storyline 3, and publish for HTML5 only.
Articulate 360 is officially Flash-free, so the Flash Player isn’t required to use any Articulate 360 apps. The same is true for Storyline 3.
Storyline 2 and Studio '13 rely on Flash for authoring. We recommend that you upgrade to Storyline 3 or Articulate 360 since these applications do not have any Flash dependencies.
UPDATE (01/16/2020): Edited to link to this article.