What Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities is Articulate looking to integrate with its authoring tools? Can Chat GPT be leveraged into creating eLearning tools?

May 16, 2023

AI tools and apps are being rapidly developed.  The Articulate suite of tools could integrate capabilities such as:

A virtual instructional designer workflow that can either output storyboards or create complete courses and enable an iterative improvement with repeated prompting.

A chatbox that can be restricted to replying only to questions that are relevant to the course topics.

An AI-based photography applet that enables a photo-realistic creation of avatars with myriad poses and emotions beyond the current set of cut-out people.

What do you think?

32 Replies
Sinchu Raj

I've integrated OpenAI into Storyline, allowing you to input any tool you want to learn, and the course will be generated accordingly. While it's currently focused on tools, this capability is scalable to any content users want to learn.

Additionally, there's a question validation page where you can input your own questions, expected answers, and user responses, and then use AI to validate them. You can also edit tags by entering "Ctrl+ Q" on the last question page.

Please review and share your feedback.

ChatGPT | Review 360 (articulate.com)

Ray Cole

That is an impressive integration! Nice work.

It does show the limitations of text-based chat, though. The prototype you shared teaches us about a tool, but not how to use it. It doesn't drive learner practice with the tool.

What I would like to see is if Chat-GPT can generate problem-based learning scenarios for the selected tool. Actually, tools are probably not the best fit because to learn any software tool it's almost a necessity to be able to see and interact with the software's various screens, and Chat-GPT isn't able to generate accurate images of software screens.

But could your interface be useful for teaching things more compatible with a text-centric interface with images that don't have to exactly match anything specific in the real world? For example, could it teach Hazard Analysis by generating an image of a work site with some hazards and asking learners to identify the hazards they see? Then it could ask what measures the learner would take to protect against those hazards while working in the space shown.

If it did this for a variety of spaces, it would drive learner practice in simple hazard recognition, at least, and get you more into the realm of "learning how" rather than just "learning about."

None of which should take away from your very interesting integration of Chat-GPT with Storyline. It is a really cool technology demonstration.

Math Notermans

For those interested about AI in Storyline. Last week we finished a first prototype of AI-based chat tool directly in Storyline. Builtin is the option to upload a document and instructions to ensure openAI doesnot make up non-existing content and all answers will come from the uploaded doc(s). As all is handled by NodeJS on the server, it ofcourse is safe.

Paul Arrighi

Are you suggesting that, say, a manual on aircraft maintenance or statute books (documents) can be loaded, and then a learner can interrogate a chatbot, with the chatbot only replying to the user based on content within the uploaded docs?

Can you demo this?

Can the chatbot be personalised?

If so, can you share this?  


April Durrence

YES to accessibility features from AI! AI will only be helpful if those of us in government entities in the US don't have to go back and make AI generated changes accessible to comply with the DOJ ADA Title II mandated WCAG 2.1 level AA standards.