Dicusson: Articulate announces update where users can no longer share courses or lessons via links.
Jan 29, 2020
Now users will have to publish courses a different way as opposed to easy sharing and access via links from Articualte's servers. This feature allows for me to keep costs and time down for sharing with clients, my website, etc. and it is also easier for my clients to access content this way. I am very disappointed to see this feature be removed and want to know if anyone else would like also wants to see this feature remain.
The rationale Articulate has given is "This isn’t the best way to share content because malicious users could potentially impersonate Rise 360 content." This is the risk of sharing content via links online in general. Websites and servers are always susceptible to malicious users wanting to hack them and manipulate content, which is why IT security exists to prevent it. Does this mean Articulate is concerned of being hacked, having their user's data compromised, and then being potentially liable for the consequences? I know rise.com - a similar but different tool than rise 360 - is about to launch and can't help feel the two are connected, as rise.com is a LMS positioned at sharing courses easily with a workforce with better metrics and management than what can be gained via - say - just sharing a simple link.
I really like the share link feature, and feel like the community does as well. I would like to see it remain and Articulate to consider investing more in keeping us customers safe from malicious attacks, to allow more users to take advantage of this feature and not force us customers to look for more expensive alternatives.