Interoperability is a word that you either love or hate. It sends some of us into day dream visions where everything is smooth and seamless and others start to twitch with nightmares of systems that are meant to talk to each other, but don’t. Articulate has entered this world with the launch of Articulate 360. A suite of nine products that can work both independently and in relation to each other. Sounds like a dream, right? So, let’s look at how “interoperable” Articulate 360 really is.
You have a range of products:
- 3 core content development tools: Storyline, Studio, Rise
- 3 video creation tools: Peek, Preso, Replay
- 2 project support tools: Content Library, Review
- 1 self-development tool: Live
and they all link up with one or more of the others to create a 360 environment.
Screencasts recorded in Peek are automatically uploaded to Review, you can then take that screencast directly into Rise or download it to edit in Replay. Splice it together with a Preso video and output it in a format that can be imported into either Storyline or Studio to sit in a Content Library template. All directed by a series of Live sessions. Sounds great, doesn’t it? And it works.
- Storyline 360: publish directly into Articulate Review, access Content Library, import from Studio 360, import video output from Replay / Peek / Preso
- Studio 360: publish directly into Articulate Review, access Content Library, import video output from Replay / Peek / Preso
- Replay: publish directly into Articulate Review, output can be used in Storyline, Studio or Rise
- Peek: output automatically uploaded to Articulate Review
- Rise: embed any video hosted in Articulate Review
- Review: hosts content from Peek & Preso, publish location for Storyline, Studio or Replay
- Content Library: templates and characters for use in in both Storyline & Studio, and stock assets embedded in Storyline
- Preso: output automatically uploaded to Articulate Review
- Live: live webinar sessions covering all aspects of the 360 suite
The relationships between the different elements vary from fully embedded integration, through to more manual links, but it is all designed to work comfortably together. If you add in the publishing capability of Storyline and Studio to send output directly into Articulate Online you really do have a full 360 process.
To simplify things a bit, we’ve built a relationship map for you, take a look how the different Articulate 360 elements work together: