Articulate 360: Using the Desktop-Authoring Apps
The Articulate 360 desktop app makes it easy to install and open desktop-authoring apps, including Storyline 360, Studio 360, Replay 360, and Peek 360.
- Learn More About the Authoring Apps
- Install Authoring Apps
- Launch Authoring Apps
- Update Authoring Apps
- Uninstall Authoring Apps
Learn More About the Authoring Apps
The following desktop-authoring apps are included with your Articulate 360 subscription. Click the product links to learn more about each app.
Build mobile and online courses with any interaction you can imagine.
Your course will look beautiful and work great on every device with the new responsive player, which includes touchscreen gesture support and mobile-friendly playback controls. The responsive player dynamically adapts to tablets and smartphones, giving learners the best view of your course on every device.
You can even preview how your course will look and behave on different devices in Storyline 360 with new responsive preview features.
Rapidly transform PowerPoint slides into online and mobile courses with the Studio 360 apps, including:
Studio 360 includes the new responsive player, so your courses look great and work perfectly on every device.
Record and edit personalized training videos with Replay 360.
Walk learners through on-screen content by capturing screen activity and yourself on webcam—at the same time or separately. Fine-tune your screencasts to flip between video clips, or show two at once with picture-in-picture effects. Separate, trim, and delete sections to tell the best story. And add text to the lower third of the screen to emphasize important information.
Publish videos to Review 360 to collect feedback from stakeholders or publish as MP4 videos for your e-learning courses.
Easily record brief screencasts with Peek 360.
Peek 360 is always a click away in the Windows system tray. Simply select the app you want to record, then drag the recording frame to customize your view.
Peek 360 automatically uploads videos to Review 360 with a unique URL, making them easy to share.
Install Authoring Apps
You can install the current version of any authoring app with a single click, or you can go back to a previous version when there's a design change or new feature that you're not ready to use.
How to Install the Latest Version of an App
Open the Articulate 360 desktop app by clicking the icon in your computer’s system tray (by the clock), then click the Install button for any of the desktop-authoring apps: Storyline 360, Studio 360, Replay 360, or Peek 360. It’s that easy! You’ll see a progress bar for each app while it’s installing, then the Install button will change to an Open button when the installation is complete.
How to Install a Previous Version of an App
There might be times when you need to install a previous version of an authoring app. For example, if there’s a new Storyline feature that you’re not ready to use, you can go back to an older version of the app until you have time to learn more about the new feature. Here’s how.
- Open the Articulate 360 desktop app and mouse-over the app you want to change.
- Click the drop-down arrow that appears and choose Other Versions.
- A list of all the versions released in the past six months will appear. Click Install for the version you want to install. The version list will close and the version you selected will automatically install. (Tip: Click any date or version number in the list to see the change log for that release.)
When you install a previous version of an app, you’ll see an Updates Paused tag in the Articulate 360 desktop app, as shown below. This is a visual reminder that you’re using an older version of that app. Future updates won’t install for paused apps when you click Update All. To update an app that’s paused, click Updates Paused, choose Other Versions from the menu that appears, and click Install for the most recent version of the app.
Launch Authoring Apps
One way to launch your authoring apps is to open the Articulate 360 desktop app by clicking the icon in your computer’s system tray (by the clock) and then click the Open button for the app you want to use. (When you click the Open button for Studio 360, you’ll see a menu where you can choose Presenter 360, Quizmaker 360, or Engage 360.)
Another way to launch your authoring apps is to go to your computer’s Start menu and click the app you want to use.
Peek 360 Tip
Peek 360 runs in the background, so the fastest way to start a screen recording is to click the Peek 360 icon in your computer’s system tray (by the clock).
Update Authoring Apps
One of the benefits of an Articulate 360 subscription is that you get continuous updates when new features are available. If notifications are enabled in your preferences, you’ll get a Windows notification, like the one shown below, when an update is available.
And even if notifications are disabled, you’ll always see when an update is available as soon as you open the Articulate 360 desktop app. A blue banner with an update option appears across the top of the app. If you’ve disabled automatic updates, you can snooze this notification. Otherwise, simply click the Update All button to update all your apps at the same time.
Or, click Update Available next to any app and choose Install Update to update one app at a time, as shown below.
How to Update Paused Apps
When you install a previous version of an app, you’ll see an Updates Paused tag for that particular app, as shown below. Clicking the blue Update All button won’t update paused apps.
To update an app that’s paused, click Updates Paused, choose Other Versions from the menu that appears, and click Install for the most recent version of the app.
Uninstall Authoring Apps
Uninstalling apps is just as easy as installing them. Mouse-over an app, click the drop-down arrow that appears, and choose the Uninstall option. (Tip: You can also uninstall Articulate apps via the Windows control panel.)