HTML5 is the latest version of HTML, the standardized programming language used to structure content that appears on the web. With the elements and behaviors in this new version, developers can add animations, interactive objects, and more to online content.

Because HTML5 is a web-based technology that’s supported on all modern mobile devices, it’s a popular publishing option for multi-device e-learning. Using it means mobile learners don’t need any special app to play HTML5 courses on their device—they can just use the device’s mobile browser.

Before HTML5, most e-learning used Flash as its publishing standard. But with new devices that don’t support Flash, and the upcoming phase-out of Flash technology, HTML5 is now the go-to standard for many e-learning apps. In fact, HTML5 is our technology choice for all the authoring apps in Articulate 360.

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