Need help since I am new in this arena

I have purchased SCORM complaint training modules to offer them by publishing on LMS for my clients. I need to edit these modules to address customer needs. These modules have been developed using Articulate Storyline 2.0. I have tried to learn it and it proved to be a nightmare for me. I am using Mac and it's not available for Mac platform. Someone has suggested to use Articulate Storyline 360 and then someone has suggested Articulate Rise 360. It requires heavy investment and I am utterly confused about what to do? I have no background using this software. Please help me understand what needs to be done and how can I achieve my objectives serving my clients. Look forward to your valuable inputs.    

6 Replies
Allison LaMotte

Hi Mohsin,

I'm sorry to hear you've had such a hard time getting up to speed on our software! We've got tons of resources to help you feel comfortable using them, fast. Here are a couple links to check out:

If there's something specific you're struggling with, please let me know and I can point you to some specific resources that I think will help. 

Judy Nollet

Hi, Mohsin,

There is software that creates a virtual Windows environment on a Mac, so it is possible to run Storyline on a Mac. Search the Articulate Forum for more info. Another option (which I use) is to purchase a PC for running Storyline. 

Rise is easier to learn than Storyline. That's helpful if you develop new courses. However, it doesn't help much if you've got existing Storyline courses to update.

Articulate 360 (with Storyline 360, Rise 360, and other features) does require an annual fee. If that's too high an investment, you can purchase a Storyline 3 license for a one-time fee. 

At the very least, you should upgrade to Storyline 3 to edit and republish the existing courses. Why? Storyline 2 publishes an older version of HTML5, which could cause some issues. Also, Storyline 2 doesn't provide HTML5-only publishing. It always publishes with Flash, and Flash won't be supported after Dec. 2020. 

Allison LaMotte

Hi Mohsin,

Our desktop products (which includes Storyline) aren't available as native mac apps, but you can run them on your mac if you use a virtual machine. Here's more info on how that works.

That being said, Rise 360 is a web app, so you can use it natively on your mac via your browser.

Regarding your other question, Articulate 360 includes both Storyline 360 and Rise 360, along with a ton of other apps and resources. Find out more here.

Let me know if you have any other questions! I'm happy to help. :)