Storyline 360 Version History

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Listed below are the new features and fixes we've added to Storyline 360 since its initial launch. Updates are free for Articulate 360 subscribers. Just open the Articulate 360 desktop app on your computer and click the Update button for Storyline 360. Details here. Check out our feature roadmap to know what's coming next.

June 18, 2024 (Build 3.89.32618.0)

  • Enhanced: Table text and sequence drag-and-drop answers now support accessible text, making them more readable.
  • Enhanced: The image placeholder on slide and feedback layouts now lets you insert an image from the media library.
  • Enhanced: We upgraded the embedded version of Chromium to 124.0.6367.207 in Storyline 360.
  • Fixed: If dropped outside a target, dragged items didn't return to their starting point when set to do so.
  • Fixed: Emphasis animations didn't work after interacting with a lightbox and behaved erratically when looped.
  • Fixed: Some letters on the course start page didn't display correctly.

June 6, 2024 (Build 3.88.32574.0)

  • Fixed: Objects removed from the focus order were revealed to keyboard and screen reader users.
  • Fixed: Screen readers incorrectly announced text.
  • Fixed: Multiple audio tracks played simultaneously when revisiting slides that were set to resume saved states.
  • Fixed: Drag-and-drop and drop-down questions might not have loaded when learners revisited them.
  • Fixed: Grouped objects and videos didn't work as expected when dragging the seekbar.

May 28, 2024 (Build 3.88.32474.0)

  • New: Easily adjust interactive marker sizes to optimize accessibility for any screen.
  • New: Expand your global reach with 45 new language options for text labels.
  • Enhanced: To boost stability, performance, and memory access, 64-bit Storyline 360 is now the default Storyline version in the desktop app. You can restore access to 32-bit Storyline 360 in your preferences.
  • Fixed: Working with certain fonts and non-English characters or switching your keyboard input language to Thai caused Storyline 360 to crash.
  • Fixed: Variable values disappeared after resizing the browser or preview window.
  • Fixed: The focus indicator incorrectly highlighted line breaks in hyperlinks for keyboard and screen reader users.
  • Fixed: Setting the line spacing above 20 points caused text to overlap.
  • Fixed: Storyline 360 generated an error when previewing or publishing projects with text boxes that animated by paragraph and had hover states.
  • Fixed: Audio didn't play after resuming a course that had auto-locked on an iOS device.

April 30, 2024 (Build 3.87.32265.0)

  • Enhanced: Screen reader support during preview is now optional. Turn it on in the Storyline Options window.
  • Enhanced: We improved the default player text labels by sorting them into descriptive categories for easier navigation and removing outdated ones.
  • Fixed: Erratic movement made cropping a rotated image difficult.
  • Fixed: The playhead sometimes jumped to an incorrect point on the audio waveform in the audio editor.
  • Fixed: Video content continued to play after switching to another browser tab or minimizing the window.
  • Fixed: The button to clear the search-field text was hidden from keyboard navigation and screen readers.
  • Fixed: Animated GIFs sometimes flickered or even disappeared when changing states.
  • Fixed: Storyline 360 generated an error when working with custom templates that have a result slide.
  • Fixed: Storyline 360 sometimes froze when inserting an illustrated character.
  • Fixed: Slider thumbs didn't always move when selected.
  • Fixed: Hyperlinks didn't work on touchscreen devices.

March 22, 2024 (Build 3.86.32080.0)

  • Fixed: You couldn't sign in to the Articulate 360 desktop app via your default browser, preventing you from accessing Storyline 360.

March 19, 2024 (Build 3.86.32028.0)

  • New: Position captions at the top or bottom of the slide to ensure closed caption visibility and prevent the obstruction of critical course content.
  • New: Customize the foreground and background colors of closed captions to complement your course design and maintain contrast accessibility.
  • Enhanced: We reorganized the Colors & Effects window of the modern player properties into two intuitive sections—player and closed captions.
  • Enhanced: There’s a new way to edit Engage interactions from 64-bit Storyline 360. Export the interaction for editing, then replace it with the updated one.
  • Fixed: Markers on a layer didn't open when learners revisited them.
  • Fixed: Hover states for answer choices remained visible during quiz review.
  • Fixed: Multiple hyperlinks didn't work when they were contained in a text box with a scroll bar.
  • Fixed: Courses published with static quality incorrectly included an hls.min.js file, which is only needed for streaming video.
  • Fixed: Storyline 360 could crash when editing triggers referencing variables or publishing projects with only blank spaces in their titles.
  • Fixed: Learners couldn't use the ESC key to close player tabs or the accessibility settings menu.
  • Fixed: The accessibility focus indicator didn't accommodate all slide notes, skipped scroll bars during keyboard navigation, and was misaligned for navigation buttons on lightboxes.
  • Fixed: Learners couldn't always access the close button for Storyline blocks in Rise 360 courses when using a mobile device.
  • Fixed: Videos didn't loop when designed to do so.

March 11, 2024 (Build 3.85.31840.0)

February 20, 2024 (Build 3.85.31840.0)

  • New: Save time by instantly updating the formatting of all slide notes in your project.
  • New: Use the built-in console to find JavaScript code errors in Storyline 360 without publishing your course.
  • Enhanced: Screen recording is now supported in 64-bit Storyline 360.
  • Enhanced: If changes made to audio don’t save, Storyline 360 lets you know and asks if you’d like to try saving them again.
  • Enhanced: We set the default font size for slide notes in new projects to 12 pt to improve legibility.
  • Enhanced: New projects default to accessible feedback layers that automatically meet color, contrast, and focus guidelines. Modern and classic feedback styles are still available as options.
  • Enhanced: Following best practices for accessibility, Storyline 360 now uses the term “alternative text” instead of “alternate text” in the interface.
  • Enhanced: We added a new Turkish neural voice, Burcu, for text-to-speech conversion.
  • Fixed: Hotspots were revealed to keyboard and screen reader users even when they had been removed from the focus order.
  • Fixed: Closing a lightbox from a 360° image could reset the focus order.
  • Fixed: Pressing the Enter key to change the course playback speed didn't work when using keyboard-only navigation.
  • Fixed: Screen readers announced menu items even when the sidebar was collapsed to hide them.
  • Fixed: Closed captions disappeared when viewing videos in full-screen mode on mobile devices.
  • Fixed: Emphasis-animation triggers could become incomplete after reopening a project file.
  • Fixed: Drag-and-drop interactions didn't work correctly.
  • Fixed: Changes to the spacing setting didn't save when opening project files with the previous update.
  • Fixed: Callout shapes didn't scale properly after resizing the browser window.

February 6, 2024 (Build 3.84.31722.0)

  • Fixed: Player tab content didn't display after visiting a slide with a text-entry field that wrapped to multiple lines.

January 23, 2024 (Build 3.84.31647.0)

  • New: Choose from a library of emphasis animations that grab learners’ attention with effects like pulsing, shaking, and teetering.
  • Enhanced: If project assets become corrupt, Storyline 360 lets you know and makes it easy to recover them. Learn more.
  • Enhanced: You can now preview local JavaScript triggers in the modern player.
  • Enhanced: All the modern player controls meet the latest guidance for minimum target size in WCAG 2.2.
  • Enhanced: The font scaling improvements released on January 24, 2023 are enabled by default for new and existing projects. Now when you change your slide dimensions, Storyline 360 automatically scales font sizes throughout your project to preserve the slide designs and prevent scrollbars from appearing in text boxes.
  • Fixed: We fixed several issues that occurred if a course was revisited after selecting the “always resume” option, including an LMS error message, erratic behavior in freeform drag-and-drop questions, failure to display slide number variables, locked menu navigation, and non-functioning hyperlinks.
  • Fixed: Text-to-speech narration with SSML tags didn't work correctly when a blank space or line break appeared at the beginning or end of the script.
  • Fixed: Numbered lists that animated by paragraph didn't display correctly.
  • Fixed: Hyperlink states didn't work as expected when navigating only with a keyboard or after duplicating a slide.
  • Fixed: XLIFF 2.0 files with duplicate tags might not import.
  • Fixed: Rapid mouse movements over an object caused its hover state to remain visible.
  • Fixed: The focus rectangle could be misaligned for text-entry fields.

December 13, 2023 (Build 3.83.31444.0)

  • Enhanced: Unlock new possibilities for text-to-speech audio. Use speech synthesis markup language (SSML) to adjust the speaking rate, modify pronunciation, emphasize words, add pauses, and more.
  • Fixed: Learners might see the course start page even though the first slide didn't have media.
  • Fixed: Text in shapes that animated by paragraph could have spacing issues.
  • Fixed: On mobile devices in landscape mode, VoiceOver screen readers didn't initially advise learners to rotate their device.
  • Fixed: Player tab content didn't display after visiting a slide with a text-entry field taller than 60 pixels.

November 28, 2023 (Build 3.82.31354.0)

  • New: Harness the processing power in modern computers with a 64-bit version of Storyline 360. Large, media-rich courses benefit from increased stability and faster performance.
  • Enhanced: Customize the background audio experience even further. Fine-tune the volume with a percentage-based variable.
  • Enhanced: Player controls and navigation buttons now display tooltips that are accessible to mouse, keyboard, and screen reader users.
  • Enhanced: We upgraded the embedded version of Chromium to 117.0.5938.132 in Storyline 360.
  • Fixed: You no longer need to add quotes to variable values in custom xAPI statements.
  • Fixed: Closed captions in Google Chrome might not load initially or when resuming a course.
  • Fixed: Keyboard navigation focused on the wrong object when opening a layer and failed when interacting with 360° image markers.
  • Fixed: The focus order was incorrect when viewing courses in full-screen mode in an LMS.

November 7, 2023 (Build 3.81.31200.0)

  • Enhanced: Control the background audio for each slide using triggers to play, pause, or stop the playlist.
  • Enhanced: The “Back to top” and “Skip navigation” buttons and the volume slider now meet color contrast guidelines.
  • Enhanced: We made wrapping text in text-entry fields easier by replacing the outdated autofit options in the Format Shape window with a simple check box.
  • Enhanced: For new projects that use the modern player, navigation buttons now display both icons and text by default. You can switch to just icons or text instead.
  • Enhanced: We added two new English (US) neural voices, Danielle and Gregory, for text-to-speech conversion.
  • Fixed: Screen readers didn't always follow the correct focus order around the player menu or hidden slide objects.
  • Fixed: NVDA skipped elements on layers and lightboxes and announced invalid-answer messages twice.
  • Fixed: The focus rectangle was misaligned for hyperlinks that animated by paragraph.
  • Fixed: Screen readers didn't announce alt text for link icons in player resources.
  • Fixed: Storyline 360 didn't always preserve text formatting when using custom slide layouts or importing PowerPoint slide masters.
  • Fixed: Edited audio became corrupt when adding closed captions.
  • Fixed: On feedback masters, hide-layer triggers didn't work, and cropped illustrated characters became blurry during preview.
  • Fixed: Hebrew text displayed incorrectly when previewed or published.

October 3, 2023 (Build 3.80.31058.0)

  • New: Access your Storyline 360 project files from anywhere and share them with team members by uploading your source files to Review 360. Rest easy knowing your projects are backed up, making previous versions easy to recover.

September 19, 2023 (Build 3.80.30988.0)

  • Enhanced: Generate realistic, natural-sounding text-to-speech narration with neural voices.
  • Fixed: When retrying incorrect questions, the first question briefly displayed even when you got it right.
  • Fixed: In the player menu, question bank slides weren't highlighted when selected or visited.
  • Fixed: Audio from the base layer wouldn't play in published video output when slide layers paused the timeline of the base layer or hid objects on the base layer.
  • Fixed: Font sizes shrunk for sequence drop-down answers when previewed or published.
  • Fixed: Cropping an illustrated character made it blurry.
  • Fixed: Text in shapes with a zoom animation could have spacing issues.
  • Fixed: Some player text labels erroneously appeared in the translation Word document or XLIFF file.
  • Fixed: Arabic hyperlinks, hyperlinks in states, and triggers that referenced hyperlinks might not work.
  • Fixed: The starting frames of screen recordings were blurry.
  • Fixed: An error occurred when switching to a custom player with a logo.

September 5, 2023 (Build 3.79.30921.0)

  • Fixed: Storyline 360 could crash when fine-tuning screen recordings.
  • Fixed: Images with transparency appeared darker in the Storyline 360 editor.

August 22, 2023 (Build 3.79.30834.0)

  • Enhanced: Control how learners navigate submitted quiz questions by turning player navigation elements on or off.
  • Enhanced: Background audio is now supported in published video output.
  • Fixed: Hindi text could display incorrectly in published output, and some Arabic characters wouldn't display on iOS devices.
  • Fixed: Storyline 360 performance lagged when applying picture effects to cropped images.
  • Fixed: Mincho fonts caused Storyline 360 to crash.
  • Fixed: The seekbar started over when playing a video in Safari on a Mac. And resume-timeline triggers didn't execute after viewing a video completely.
  • Fixed: Courses could report a passed status to an LMS when learners resumed the course even though they failed a quiz.
  • Fixed: When printing quiz results, the prompt to enter the learner's name was "undefined."

July 27, 2023 (Build 3.78.30747.0)

  • Fixed: The full-screen button stopped working for videos embedded as web objects.
  • Fixed: Storyline 360 could crash after canceling the publishing process for Review 360.

July 18, 2023 (Build 3.78.30680.0)

  • New: Speed the review process and never miss crucial feedback with in-app comments. Review 360 comments appear in context as you're working in Storyline 360, so you can act on stakeholder feedback immediately. Reply to comments and resolve them in real-time as you create content. Add images from comments to training with a single click.
  • Enhanced: Display crisp text and images in embedded web objects by unchecking the scaling option.
  • Enhanced: Storyline blocks in Rise 360 courses now display full-screen on mobile devices when player controls are turned off.
  • Enhanced: We upgraded the embedded version of Chromium to 112.0.5615.165 in Storyline 360.
  • Fixed: Triggers that referenced the normal state stopped working.
  • Fixed: Spelling suggestions for misspelled words didn't replace the text as expected in slide notes.
  • Fixed: Audio didn't play when revisiting courses on iOS devices with silent mode enabled.
  • Fixed: Storyline 360 didn't always generate an error when projects failed to publish to Word.
  • Fixed: Background audio unexpectedly played when watching video content on a layer.

June 22, 2023 (Build 3.77.30587.0)

  • Fixed: Storyline 360 could crash unexpectedly.

June 20, 2023 (Build 3.77.30568.0)

  • Enhanced: Storyline 360 now supports screen recordings on primary and secondary monitors with DPI settings over 100%.
  • Enhanced: Set your cover photo to fill the player frame. Enable it in the player properties.
  • Enhanced: The trigger wizard performs faster on M-series Macs.
  • Fixed: Sliders and dials didn't work on touchscreen devices.
  • Fixed: Shadows on captions would display even though the shadow setting was turned off in the default format.
  • Fixed: Jump-to-next-scene triggers on slide masters stopped working.
  • Fixed: Pausing the timeline could cause closed captions to disappear and videos to get out of sync.
  • Fixed: Custom submit buttons in hotspot questions didn't work.
  • Fixed: Radio buttons and check boxes didn't inherit color changes.
  • Fixed: Lightboxes could flicker.
  • Fixed: The final score for quizzes with branching could display incorrectly when refreshing the browser.
  • Fixed: Storyline 360 could crash when projects had special characters in their titles. Output folder names may be different from project titles.
  • Fixed: Hover states could remain visible when revisiting slides.
  • Fixed: Learners couldn't continue after submitting essay questions.

May 30, 2023 (Build 3.76.30446.0)

  • Enhanced: The lost connectivity alert is now optional. Turn it on in the player properties.
  • Enhanced: Data-entry fields wrap text to multiple lines based on the “wrap text” option rather than the height of the field. You no longer need to make the height more than 60 pixels.
  • Enhanced: Storyline 360 now supports high-resolution animated GIFs.
  • Enhanced: You can now insert web videos using relative paths.
  • Enhanced: We upgraded the embedded version of Chromium to 112.0.5615.49 in Storyline 360.
  • Fixed: Drag-and-drop interactions behaved erratically after multiple attempts.
  • Fixed: Text-entry fields with a dashed line outline displayed differently in the published output.
  • Fixed: Images with zoom enabled were blurry.
  • Fixed: Timeline preview buttons weren't always clickable.
  • Fixed: Triggers on hotspots could fire unexpectedly, and change-state triggers didn't always work in question banks.
  • Fixed: Storyline 360 didn't preserve formatting for tables imported from PowerPoint, and an error could occur during import.
  • Fixed: Learners couldn't switch to full-screen mode on mobile devices.
  • Fixed: Storyline 360 could freeze when minimized. It could crash when inserting SVG images or fine tuning screen recordings.
  • Fixed: Hyperlinks in text boxes that animated by paragraph didn't work correctly.
  • Fixed: Zoom regions didn't work at the beginning of the timeline on slides with transitions.
  • Fixed: The “Lower background audio volume when slide audio plays” option didn’t always work.
  • Fixed: On mobile devices, some interactive objects became unresponsive, and navigation could lock on slides with multiple videos.

April 18, 2023 (Build 3.75.30269.0)

  • Fixed: The video compression setting was disabled when it should have been active.
  • Fixed: Sliders skipped a step when their starting or ending value was a negative number.
  • Fixed: The print results report.html file didn't include every quiz and survey response when learners resumed the course.
  • Fixed: Layers with multiple text boxes and text-entry fields would load slowly.
  • Fixed: A numeric-entry field displayed "NaN" when a trigger adjusted its default value.
  • Fixed: Drag-and-drop interactions could stop working when learners revisited them.
  • Fixed: The focus order was incorrect for shuffled pick-one and pick-many interactions.
  • Fixed: Hyperlink states didn't always work.
  • Fixed: The resources player tab displayed even though it was disabled in slide properties.
  • Fixed: A course with the menu disabled could freeze when it included a video with controls and captions.

April 4, 2023 (Build 3.74.30180.0)

  • New: Create immersive experiences with continuous background audio that sets the tone and keeps learners engaged. Learners can turn off background audio if they prefer.
  • New: Generate synchronized video transcripts from closed captions so visual content is accessible to all learners, including those who rely on screen readers, use braille displays, or prefer to read.
  • New: Publish Storyline 360 courses directly to Reach 360—a lightweight distribution tool to deploy your e-learning content to more learners, including deskless workers, contractors, and customers.
  • New: Empower learners with accessible question feedback layers that meet color, contrast, and focus guidelines by default.
  • Enhanced: Quickly apply a feedback master to multiple question slides simultaneously.
  • Enhanced: Easily create time-based triggers in minutes and seconds. You no longer need to convert values to seconds only.
  • Enhanced: We added streaming video support for videos in 360° images.
  • Fixed: Storyline 360 could crash when adding conditions to triggers or publishing to Word.
  • Fixed: Screen readers skipped some objects on layers and unexpectedly changed the state of some hyperlinks.
  • Fixed: Audio could cause buffering of slides. And courses with videos might not load in Safari.
  • Fixed: Shapes didn't always inherit the new theme color choice.
  • Fixed: The correct feedback layer didn't inherit font and color changes from the feedback master.
  • Fixed: Text-to-speech narration included the word "dot" when it exceeded 1,000 characters.
  • Fixed: Sliders continued to work when they were disabled.
  • Fixed: Changes made to Engage 360 interactions didn't display in the published output.

February 28, 2023 (Build 3.73.29904.0)

  • Fixed: Duplicating or importing question slides didn't work.

February 21, 2023 (Build 3.73.29831.0)

  • New: With streaming video support, deliver video content to all learners, regardless of their internet speed.
  • New: Boost video accessibility by including closed captions when publishing projects as MP4 video files.
  • Fixed: Hyperlinks in marker titles didn't work.
  • Fixed: The color selector could be slow to respond or close unexpectedly.

January 26, 2023 (Build 3.72.29699.0)

We removed the font scaling improvements released on January 24, 2023 to give everyone more time to consider project compatibility implications. This update restores compatibility with Storyline 3 and earlier builds of Storyline 360. Let us know if you have any questions. We're happy to help!

January 24, 2023 (Build 3.72.29654.0)

  • New: Let learners explore at their own pace by choosing a course playback speed between 0.25x and 2x.
  • Enhanced: When you change your slide dimensions, Storyline 360 automatically scales font sizes throughout your project to preserve the slide designs and prevent scrollbars from appearing in text boxes.
  • Enhanced: Storyline 360 output supports Live Caption in Google Chrome.
  • Enhanced: The modern player controls have fixed positions across the bottom of the player, so they're consistent and easy for learners to remember. When you turn off the seekbar, the other controls no longer move to the opposite side of the player.
  • Enhanced: On the player properties window, we left-aligned all the modern player controls (play/pause, volume, etc.) so they're easier to find. We also moved the check boxes for the player tabs (menu, glossary, etc.) to the left for consistency.
  • Enhanced: We updated several fonts that get installed with Storyline 360 to the latest versions.
  • Fixed: Slide notes were missing from the published output for question bank slides.
  • Fixed: Learners couldn't resume courses using the classic player unless they maximized the window before clicking the resume option.
  • Fixed: Projects failed to publish when their titles ended with spaces or ellipses.
  • Fixed: When changing the state of a button from disabled to normal, the normal state could display incorrect attributes, such as color.

December 13, 2022 (Build 3.71.29339.0)

  • Enhanced: Apply new info (i) and exit (x) icons to your buttons and markers.
  • Enhanced: Storyline 360 courses now report the points assigned to each quiz question (i.e., the weighting value) to LMSs for cmi5, SCORM 2004, SCORM 1.2, and AICC content.
  • Fixed: The continue button on quiz feedback layers didn't inherit state changes, such as color adjustments, from the feedback master. To restore inheritance in an existing project, install the latest software update and reapply feedback layouts to the quiz feedback layers.
  • Fixed: The enhanced color selector didn't always apply gradient colors or HSL (hue, saturation, lightness) values correctly.

November 29, 2022 (Build 3.70.29211.0)

  • New: Define two actions for a single trigger instead of needing multiple triggers. Set up conditions to determine which action gets executed.
  • New: Streamline your design workflow to create uniquely customized courses, now with a persistent color selector that lets you organize custom colors into different palettes.
  • Enhanced: We simplified the published output by removing Storyline output from the folder name.
  • Enhanced: Hyperlinked properties on the Publish window are now blue to indicate that they’re clickable.
  • Enhanced: Scroll bars on slides, layers, and slide masters now meet color contrast guidelines.
  • Enhanced: We upgraded the embedded version of Chromium to 106.0.5249.119 in Storyline 360.
  • Fixed: Text boxes that animate by paragraph might not load consistently.

November 7, 2022 (Build 3.69.28997.0)

  • New: Create quizzes faster. Set default slide layer properties, such as accessibility attributes, for feedback masters and layouts.
  • Enhanced: Notify learners when they lose their internet connection so they don't lose their progress.
  • Fixed: NVDA screen readers incorrectly announced text boxes and scrolling panels.
  • Fixed: Learners could get stuck on the correct feedback layer when they answered a quiz question correctly, then exited and resumed the course.
  • Fixed: Copying and pasting step-by-step slides could reset the starting and ending frames to zero seconds.
  • Fixed: Timeline scrubbing didn't work on lists animated by paragraph.

October 6, 2022 (Build 3.68.28887.0)

  • Fixed: Segoe UI fonts could cause Storyline 360 to crash when previewing or publishing.

September 22, 2022 (Build 3.68.28820.0)

  • Fixed: Storyline 360 could crash when creating new theme colors.
  • Fixed: M4A audio files wouldn't import.

September 20, 2022 (Build 3.68.28773.0)

  • New: Keep track of third-party software components in Articulate 360 to comply with your organization's security practices. Visit the Help tab on the Storyline 360 ribbon and click 3rd Party Software.
  • Enhanced: Easily adjust object timing in minutes and seconds. You no longer need to convert values to seconds only.
  • Fixed: Project files might not save due to low system memory on computers with Intel Iris Xe Graphics hardware.
  • Fixed: Screen readers didn't always announce interactive object states, expanded markers, or slide numbers in the player menu.
  • Fixed: Screen readers didn't announce the title of the resume prompt as heading level 1, and they incorrectly announced the invalid-answer message as heading level 3.
  • Fixed: The visible focus indicator sometimes disappeared from player controls when using a screen reader.
  • Fixed: Screen reader users couldn't activate hyperlinks that had custom alt text.
  • Fixed: Closed captions sometimes displayed in the middle of the slide on mobile devices in landscape mode.
  • Fixed: Learners couldn't click resources in the classic player on mobile devices.
  • Fixed: The first SVG image in a project could replace all other SVG images when previewing or publishing a course.
  • Fixed: The full-screen toggle disappeared on slides with custom player settings.

August 23, 2022 (Build 3.67.28569.0)

  • New: Go big. Add a player toggle to let learners view courses in full-screen mode.
  • New: Let learners print individual slides, such as certificates, with a single trigger.
  • New: Easily renumber scenes in story view so they appear in the order you want.
  • New: Easily combine multiple must-pass quizzes into a final result slide using a prebuilt template that's accessible by default.
  • Enhanced: Assign unique names to your quiz result slides, making it easy to identify the corresponding built-in variables for each quiz.
  • Enhanced: Create slides faster. Swap out variable references right from the context menu.
  • Fixed: Learners couldn't use keyboard navigation to access the previous and next buttons after interacting with a lightbox, and the focus indicator could disappear after closing a layer.
  • Fixed: Screen reader users couldn't use arrow keys to navigate through scrolling panels, and screen readers might announce check boxes twice.
  • Fixed: The numbers were missing from sequence and ranking drag-and-drop questions.

July 28, 2022 (Build 3.66.28355.0)

  • Fixed: Firefox 103 wouldn't load courses with media on the first slide.

July 19, 2022 (Build 3.66.28270.0)

  • New: Scrub the timeline to quickly see when timed elements appear and disappear on the stage without previewing the entire slide.
  • New: View and adjust the duration of object animations right on the timeline.
  • New: Quickly toggle between an object's current state and its hidden or disabled state. Learn more.
  • Enhanced: Choose from four new chevron icons for your buttons and markers.
  • Enhanced: Following Microsoft's lead, we ended support for Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) and removed the publish-to-CD option from Storyline 360. Learn more.
  • Fixed: Publishing a project with the previous update caused larger file sizes in the published output.
  • Fixed: We fixed a couple of issues with player navigation buttons on mobile devices. Buttons were visible when they should've been disabled or hidden, and the Next button was disabled when revisiting a slide.
  • Fixed: Aligning objects to the playhead or cue point extended the timeline, even when you selected the "Show Until End" option.

June 21, 2022 (Build 3.65.28121.0)

  • New: Enable all learners to interact with videos via accessible controls that match the modern player style, exceed color contrast guidelines, and communicate perfectly with screen readers. Learners can even change the playback speed, switch to full-screen mode, and use picture-in-picture mode to move videos to a floating window.
  • New: Take advantage of new quiz result slides with fresh designs that have color and contrast accessibility baked right in.
  • New: Define theme colors for correct and incorrect quiz elements, such as icons and review banners, to keep your designs consistent.
  • Enhanced: We updated the embedded version of Chromium to 101.0.4951.67 in Storyline 360.
  • Fixed: Some Czech player text labels weren't translated correctly.

May 24, 2022 (Build 3.64.27845.0)

  • New: Identify a slide layer as a modal dialog when you don't want learners to interact with anything else in the course while the layer is open. Dialog layers overlay the browser window and dim other content, creating a familiar navigation experience for everyone, including screen reader users.
  • New: Use the question result variable to trigger different quiz review feedback based on how learners answer a question. The variable is set to true when they get it right and false when they get it wrong.
  • Enhanced: Rename and reorder object states so they're easier to find.
  • Enhanced: The Content Library 360 media browser remembers your previous search results and the last asset you selected. Quickly pick up where you left off to find related images, videos, or icons on your next search.
  • Fixed: Storyline 360 could jump to the top of the timeline panel after pasting objects to the bottom of the stack.
  • Fixed: When revisiting slides, scrolling panels didn't return to their initial state as expected.
  • Fixed: The accessibility focus order didn't follow the correct path for feedback layers when using a screen reader.

May 3, 2022 (Build 3.63.27674.0)

  • Fixed: Images were blurry when scaled down.

April 20, 2022 (Build 3.63.27628.0)

  • New: Create slides faster with time-saving upgrades to the timeline. Multi-select objects and move them all at once. Choose where pasted objects appear in the stacking order or even paste them into an existing group. Align objects to the playhead or vice versa. And when the timeline is too long, you can instantly reset it to five seconds or shorten it to the object with the longest duration.
  • New: Control what happens when copying and pasting objects. Keep or discard their source duration, start time, animations, and triggers. Learn more.
  • Enhanced: Customize the accessibility focus order faster. Select multiple objects, then move or remove them all at once.
  • Enhanced: Storyline 360 helps you publish faster by setting your default course title to the title placeholder on the first slide.
  • Fixed: We improved how Storyline 360 handles images during import and in the published output, resulting in crisper images.
  • Fixed: Storyline 360 would generate an error after inserting a large video.
  • Fixed: Dragging the seekbar displayed objects on the slide even when they should've been hidden.

March 30, 2022 (Build 3.62.27443.0)

  • Fixed: Slides with objects that animated by paragraph didn’t load when the project used classic text.

March 22, 2022 (Build 3.62.27371.0)

  • Fixed: Storyline blocks in Rise 360 courses could be off-center.
  • Fixed: Screen readers incorrectly announced some bullet symbols and bulleted lists.
  • Fixed: We fixed some unexpected issues with markers. Marker labels could display after opening a layer or appear in front of other objects after learners clicked or hovered over them.
  • Fixed: Pasting hyperlinks into Storyline 360 could result in duplicate hyperlinks or cause Storyline 360 to crash.

February 15, 2022 (Build 3.61.27106.0)

  • New: Designing slides with variable references just got easier. Variable placeholders display their default values on the slide stage so you know how they'll look in your published output. Learn more.
  • Enhanced: Easily supply the LRS actor with built-in JavaScript templates.
  • Enhanced: We removed Tin Can API references from Storyline 360 in favor of the official name of the LMS standard—xAPI.
  • Fixed: We fixed a few issues with variables. The Project.SlideTitle variable with bold formatting didn't display correctly. Renaming variables and then importing slides with those variables into another project resulted in duplicate variables.
  • Fixed: The accessibility focus indicator didn't change to accommodate slide objects after resizing the browser window, and the focus indicator could disappear when revisiting slides and layers.
  • Fixed: When using a screen reader, keyboard shortcuts didn't adjust the volume slider or move focus between glossary terms.
  • Fixed: Screen readers didn't announce alt text for data-entry fields and incorrectly announced expanded and collapsed states for the sidebar.
  • Fixed: The goodbye.html page wouldn't display in an LMS.
  • Fixed: Some touchscreen gestures could cause playback issues on mobile devices.

January 18, 2022 (Build 3.60.26947.0)

  • New: Add buttons to marker and hotspot labels in 360° images so learners can trigger specific actions, such as launching a website or downloading a document.
  • New: Exclude specific markers and hotspots from progress tracking in 360° images to capture more accurate results. Learn more.
  • Enhanced: In the 360° image editor, the Media tab is now called Label to better reflect the context of the controls on the ribbon.
  • Enhanced: Quickly swap the current SVG for a different one. The SVG Tools tab now includes a "replace picture" option on the ribbon.
  • Fixed: Text with center or right alignment didn't display correctly.
  • Fixed: Quiz timers reset to zero seconds when refreshing the browser tab or exiting and resuming the course.
  • Fixed: We fixed several localization issues. Copying Hindi text from a Word doc and pasting it into Storyline 360 resulted in duplicate text. Arabic text overlapped with bullet points in the notes panel.
  • Fixed: Changing the line spacing to 1.5 would offset hyperlinks in the accessibility focus indicator in the published output.
  • Fixed: The object name didn't update on the timeline when replacing one image with another.
  • Fixed: When commenting on a slide with a video in Review 360, a screenshot of the project wouldn't display in the feedback tab.
  • Fixed: In the modern player, the focus order was always right to left when using tab-key navigation for topbar player features.
  • Fixed: We fixed a few tracking issues in xAPI courses. Values of custom variables weren't sent to an LMS/LRS. Course completion triggers stopped working, so completion statuses could be wrong in an LMS/LRS.
  • Fixed: If learners spent over a minute on a slide, audio on the next slide wouldn't play when viewed in Safari.

December 14, 2021 (Build 3.59.26702.0)

  • Enhanced: We’re shutting down Articulate Online on December 31, 2021. To prepare, we removed the option to publish to Articulate Online from Storyline 360.
  • Enhanced: On mobile devices in landscape mode, the seekbar in the modern player no longer overlaps the slide content. Now the seekbar displays below the slide content.
  • Fixed: Key-press triggers stopped working if they were set to fire when the learner pressed the number 4 or 5 on their keyboard.
  • Fixed: Storyline 360 could crash when tracking a result slide for an imported Quizmaker 360 quiz.

November 30, 2021 (Build 3.58.26627.0)

  • New: Track learners’ progress in a learning record store (LRS)—even if you don't have a learning management system (LMS). You can send results to an LRS, an LMS, or both. Learn more.
  • New: Create advanced reporting options. Use triggers to define custom xAPI statements, such as "Maria interacted with Office Tour 360° Image."
  • New: Troubleshoot xAPI statements with an easy-to-use debugger. Find out which statements fail and why. Export your results and share them with your team for analysis.
  • New: Create timed interactions and conditional triggers using built-in variables that track the total time a learner spends on a slide, a scene, or an entire course.
  • New: Display tooltips when learners hover over markers and hotspots in 360° interactions so learners know what to expect before they click.
  • Enhanced: Working with JavaScript is easier in Storyline 360. The JavaScript editor now includes syntax highlighting and line numbers.
  • Enhanced: We updated the embedded version of Chromium to 94.0.4606.81 in Storyline 360.
  • Fixed: Layers could flicker when hovering over an object.
  • Fixed: 360° images wouldn't load in Safari 15.
  • Fixed: The passing score for a quiz would reset when closing and reopening the Quiz Settings window.

November 2, 2021 (Build 3.57.26476.0)

  • Fixed: Selected states for grouped objects wouldn't display.
  • Fixed: Storyline 360 could crash when working with trigger conditions.
  • Fixed: The quiz timer could speed up when taking quizzes.

October 26, 2021 (Build 3.57.26407.0)

  • New: Import scalable vector graphics (SVGs) to Storyline 360 so images stay sharp when learners zoom in and out.
  • New: Empower all learners to have the same engaging experience with built-in accessibility features for 360° images.
  • New: Localize 360° interactions alongside the rest of your course when you export text to XLIFF or Word for translation. Learn more about translating courses.
  • Enhanced: 360° images officially launched and no longer display the beta label. We're not done yet. There’s more work underway to make 360° images even more powerful.
  • Enhanced: Easily control how combined result slides get scored when learners must pass each quiz to pass the course.
  • Fixed: Quiz timers paused when switching to another browser tab, giving learners more time to complete quizzes.
  • Fixed: Learners couldn't retry question bank quizzes that included locked questions.
  • Fixed: The format painter behaved erratically when copying formatting from one object to another.
  • Fixed: JAWS screen readers announced answer choices twice in Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, and Google Chrome.

September 28, 2021 (Build 3.56.26219.0)

  • Fixed: Motion path directions were missing from path options.
  • Fixed: Glossary CSV files wouldn't import.

September 21, 2021 (Build 3.56.26145.0)

  • New: Create courses faster by changing the default slide dimensions for new projects.
  • New: In 360° interactions, add alt text to images and videos to make them accessible to screen reader users. Stay tuned for more accessibility enhancements.
  • Enhanced: Manage scoring for question bank quizzes with branching. Storyline 360 no longer scores only viewed questions by default, giving you the choice. Learn more.
  • Enhanced: We upgraded the Microsoft .NET Framework dependency for Storyline 360 to version 4.8.
  • Fixed: Course completion triggers stopped working in the classic player.
  • Fixed: Text could change color in states after duplicating an object.

August 31, 2021 (Build 3.55.25975.0)

  • Fixed: The previous update removed scroll bars from all fixed-size objects in projects where text autofit improvements were already enabled. This update preserves scroll bars in existing projects. Authors can choose to keep the scroll bars or allow text to overflow individual containers.

August 24, 2021 (Build 3.55.25954.0)

  • New: Help learners navigate 360° images by providing instructions on where to find hotspots in guided-tour interactions. Learn more about hotspot hints.
  • Enhanced: When you enable text autofit improvements, you can choose how Storyline 360 handles text that doesn't fit in fixed-size objects—let it overflow or add a scroll bar.
  • Fixed: Sometimes a hover state wouldn't appear when there were disabled objects on the same slide. And sometimes text shifted when hovering over an object in a course using the classic player.
  • Fixed: Audio on the final question slide in a quiz continued to play during quiz review.
  • Fixed: Changes to the seekbar settings didn't always save when editing the classic player.
  • Fixed: Some disabled objects could be accessed and activated via keyboard navigation.
  • Fixed: Rapidly clicking the Next button in a published course could make slides blank when revisiting them.
  • Fixed: Some letters changed fonts in glossary entries in the classic player.
  • Fixed: Triggers with conditions based on object states stopped working on slides with multiple layers. And triggers that should've fired when a data-entry field lost focus actually fired at the start of the timeline instead.
  • Fixed: Triggers on markers and hotspots in 360° interactions could cause a course to lock up on mobile devices.
  • Fixed: Recent projects could be listed in the wrong order in Storyline 360.
  • Fixed: The timing options for a zoom region could unexpectedly go blank and become grayed-out.

July 27, 2021 (Build 3.54.25674.0)

  • New: Create immersive learning experiences with 360° images. Add interactive elements, such as hotspots and markers, to engage learners as they explore.
  • New: Brand your courses by choosing a custom background color for the modern player.
  • New: Make an impactful first impression. Add an image to your course start page to brand it or give learners an idea of the subject matter. Learn more about cover photos.
  • New: Choose two colors—one light and one dark—for the accessibility focus indicator so it's visible against any background in your course (modern player only).
  • New: Make closed captions easier to read. Increase the captions font size up to 200% in the modern player.
  • New: Add alternative text to your course logo so it's accessible to screen readers and other assistive technologies.
  • Enhanced: Thanks to your feedback, text autofit improvements are no longer enabled by default. Simply upgrade project text when you're ready to use the new autofit settings to make text more accessible to all learners.
  • Fixed: Pressing the spacebar in slide view or using the timeline preview could prompt you to save your project file or cause Storyline 360 to close unexpectedly.
  • Fixed: Certain fonts, such as Noto Sans SC and Quicksand, could cause Storyline 360 to crash or generate an error when previewing or publishing.
  • Fixed: When duplicating question slides or importing them from a template, a hidden trigger could get added to the slides, causing them to be skipped in the published output.
  • Fixed: Hover states were missing or incorrect for radio buttons and check boxes. This update won't fix existing slides, but it ensures new slides have the correct hover states.
  • Fixed: Modern player buttons and controls could be misaligned.
  • Fixed: Exported closed captions had the wrong file extension (e.g., MP3 or MP4). The correct extension is VTT.

June 29, 2021 (Build 3.53.25436.0)

  • Enhanced: Thanks to your feedback, Word translation no longer splits text strings with basic font formatting, such as bold and italics, into multiple rows in the exported doc. And Storyline 360 preserves basic font formatting that you add to translated text in the Word doc when you import it back into your project file. Learn more.
  • Enhanced: The built-in widescreen (16:9) slide size is bigger—960x540—giving you more room to work and resulting in fewer unexpected scroll bars in text objects.
  • Enhanced: The seekbar is more accessible. Learners using screen readers on mobile devices can seek back and forth, and the seekbar is visible in high contrast mode.
  • Enhanced: We updated the embedded version of Chromium to 90.0.4430.93 in Storyline 360.
  • Fixed: Combining text and variables references in the same object could cause spacing or alignment issues in the published output.
  • Fixed: Essay questions stopped enforcing the maximum number of characters specified by the author.
  • Fixed: A learner's selected answer choices might be missing when they reviewed a quiz set to submit answers all at once.
  • Fixed: Duplicating a slide with a zoom region caused other objects to disappear from the timeline panel for the new slide.
  • Fixed: Lightboxes were blank when using modern player zoom (i.e., zoom to fit).
  • Fixed: Storyline 360 could generate an error after opening the media library in some multi-monitor configurations.

June 1, 2021 (Build 3.52.25247.0)

  • Fixed: Restart-course triggers caused the slide content to disappear.
  • Fixed: Jump-to-slide triggers stopped working if they were set to execute when the timeline reached 0 seconds.

May 18, 2021 (Build 3.52.25156.0)

  • New: Make text easier to read by controlling how it displays when it overflows its bounding box. Allow the object's width or height to expand to accommodate your text or lock the object at a fixed size to preserve your slide design. When locked, a scroll bar displays for text that doesn't fit. Learn more about text autofit improvements.
  • Enhanced: Make accessible text the default text for a course with the click of a button. Learn more.
  • Fixed: Text-wrapping could be enabled unexpectedly when dragging a text object. The text autofit improvements mentioned above fixed this issue. Upgrade text for existing projects to take advantage of the autofit enhancements.
  • Fixed: We fixed some quizzing issues. Answer choices could overlap during quiz review. Results were calculated incorrectly after rapidly clicking the Next button through a quiz. Refreshing the browser tab or exiting and resuming the course after submitting a question and displaying its feedback allowed learners to retake the question.
  • Fixed: A trigger that changed the state of an object after visiting other objects didn't work when the trigger was on a layer.
  • Fixed: Projects with screen recordings took an exceedingly long time to publish as a video file.
  • Fixed: Screen readers sometimes announced slide titles more than once.
  • Fixed: The closed captioning button disappeared when slide layers paused the timeline of the base layer.
  • Fixed: When viewing a course on an iPad, learners might need to tap buttons more than once to activate them, and rapidly tapping the Next button allowed learners to skip slides with restricted navigation.
  • Fixed: Cropping a JPG image converted it to a PNG image, which could result in a larger file size in the published output.

April 27, 2021 (Build 3.51.24979.0)

  • Enhanced: A "previous" button on the first slide of a course or a lightbox gets disabled and skipped during keyboard navigation, improving the experience for screen reader users and keyboard-only users.
  • Enhanced: The closed captioning button's active state is more noticeable on the modern player, displaying an underline that matches the accent color.
  • Enhanced: Easily identify the language of a Tin Can API (xAPI) course by entering a value in the Language Code field in your reporting and tracking options.
  • Fixed: Learners could swipe on mobile devices to move between slides even when navigation was restricted and swipe gestures were turned off.
  • Fixed: Sometimes, lightboxes were blank in published output.
  • Fixed: Question details didn't always get sent to an LMS when a final result slide combined other result slides.
  • Fixed: Screen readers constantly announced timestamps when the seekbar had focus. Now, screen readers announce the elapsed percentage one time when the seekbar gains focus—e.g., 10%. When learners activate the seekbar by pressing Enter or spacebar, screen readers announce the elapsed percentage as it changes—e.g., 10%, 11%, 12%, and so on.
  • Fixed: NVDA screen readers didn't always follow the correct focus order of slide content, and the focus order sometimes started over from the beginning after opening a layer.

April 6, 2021 (Build 3.50.24832.0)

  • New: Manually upload Storyline 360 courses to Review 360 when publishing directly from Storyline 360 is blocked by a firewall or when you need to edit the published output before sharing it with stakeholders.
  • Fixed: Slide titles that wrapped to multiple lines in the menu could overlap one another.
  • Fixed: Slide notes changed to a small, gray font that was hard to read when previewed or published.
  • Fixed: Storyline 360 could close unexpectedly after clicking the Edit in Engage button.

March 23, 2021 (Build 3.50.24668.0)

  • New: The modern player meets WCAG accessibility guidelines for visual contrast and color so all learners can read the text, decipher the icons, perceive the controls, and navigate easily. Learn more about modern player accessible contrast.
  • Enhanced: Since Adobe discontinued Flash at the end of 2020, we removed Flash features, including the options to import Flash movies and publish Flash output, from Storyline 360.
  • Fixed: Tab-key navigation didn't follow the designated focus order on slide layers set to prevent learners from clicking on the base layer.
  • Fixed: When a data-entry field was in a scrolling panel, the keyboard focus always started on the data-entry field rather than following the designated focus order.
  • Fixed: The print results feature didn't work in CD-published output.
  • Fixed: Triggers set to occur when media completes didn't always work when previewing a project.

February 23, 2021 (Build 3.49.24347.0)

  • New: Word translation is faster, provides more context for translators, and preserves all text formatting, including lists and paragraph spacing. Plus, it uses the modern DOCX format, so you can open files in any DOCX editor, such as Word, Google Docs, and LibreOffice.
  • Enhanced: The accessibility controls for learners are now disabled by default in existing projects and saved custom players so authors don't have to opt out of the new controls for projects already in progress.
  • Fixed: When the slide background was semi-transparent, the player frame color showed through the slide as expected in the published output. However, transparency didn't work on the slide stage or during preview.
  • Fixed: When the seekbar was set to allow dragging only after completion, learners could drag the seekbar before completion on smartphones in portrait orientation.
  • Fixed: An error occurred when changing the placeholder picture for a web object.
  • Fixed: When publishing a project with slide transitions to a video file with very high quality, brief flashes or glitches could occur in the published output.
  • Fixed: Gradient stops behaved erratically when edited.
  • Fixed: Published courses could freeze when viewed in Safari on a Mac.

January 21, 2021 (Build 3.48.24159.0)

  • Fixed: Project files wouldn't open after adding a result slide due to an error with text scrollbars.

January 19, 2021 (Build 3.48.24116.0)

  • Enhanced: We added more keyboard shortcuts for learners, including play/pause, previous, next, and submit. Plus, learners can now use the ESC key to close the shortcuts screen.
  • Enhanced: The new trigger workflow is now the only trigger workflow. We retired the classic workflow.
  • Fixed: Shadow and glow effects stopped working in Google Chrome and chromium-based Microsoft Edge.
  • Fixed: When publishing a course with the classic player style and HTML5-only features, such as jump-to-time triggers or multiple completion criteria, the output erroneously included Flash files.
  • Fixed: Accented letters and special characters displayed as HTML-encoded strings on the start/resume screen in the modern player.
  • Fixed: Quiz result slides didn't load when the player was set to never resume.
  • Fixed: When setting a result slide to score only viewed questions and retry only incorrect questions, the final score could be over 100% or the result slide might not load.
  • Fixed: Hyperlinks didn't always work when viewing courses in Internet Explorer.
  • Fixed: When using the modern player style, the volume slider could move erratically, or the menu scroll bar could extend below the menu panel.
  • Fixed: Audio might stop working when pausing and resuming a slide on Apple iOS devices.

December 15, 2020 (Build 3.47.23871.0)

  • New: Let learners with accessibility needs change the visual appearance of text in a published course to make it more readable. Learn more about accessible text.
  • New: Text publishes with the proper semantic formatting for headings, links, lists, and other elements so screen reader users can explore content easily.
  • New: Use text styles to make content easy to navigate with a screen reader. Accessible text styles allow learners with visual disabilities to identify headings, hyperlinks, blockquotes, and paragraphs on each slide so they understand its layout and context. Learners can also use screen reader shortcuts to jump directly to headings and links.
  • New: Create custom styles for every text element in a project, including blockquotes, button labels, image captions, speech bubbles, and more.
  • New: Rename your custom text styles so they’re easy to identify. For example, you might rename Custom 1 as Button Labels.
  • New: Let learners personalize their learning experience. When you enable the new accessibility settings menu, learners can change the zoom mode, turn accessible text on or off, and toggle keyboard shortcuts.
  • Enhanced: Learners can now use keyboard shortcuts to mute/unmute audio, replay the slide, turn closed captions on/off, and more. Player controls also follow a more intuitive navigation order that's similar to popular video-streaming sites. Learn more about accessible player controls.
  • Enhanced: We updated the embedded version of Chromium to 85.3.121.0 in Storyline 360.
  • Fixed: With the introduction of accessible semantic formatting (see above), learners can now tab to hyperlinks in text boxes and activate them by pressing the Enter key. We also fixed links that didn't work when they were in a text box with a variable reference. And JAWS screen readers no longer announce links as buttons.
  • Fixed: When using a screen reader, the focus order didn't always follow the correct path for slides with layers.
  • Fixed: When using keyboard navigation, the focus rectangle was sometimes misaligned or offset from the selected object.
  • Fixed: The playhead jumped back to the beginning of the timeline when previewing a layer.
  • Fixed: Wipe and wheel animations stopped working for arrows and dashed lines.
  • Fixed: The font size changed unexpectedly when pasting text from one theme to another, and text formatting was incorrect when pasting a text box and another object at the same time.

November 17, 2020 (Build 3.46.23620.0)

  • New: Define styles for hyperlink states (normal, hover, active, and visited) to give your course a consistent design and provide clear visual distinction for learners with low vision.
  • Enhanced: Text styles now support live previews. Hover over your styles in the ribbon drop-down list to see how the selected text looks with each one.
  • Enhanced: Get details about each text style by glancing at its sub-menu in the ribbon drop-down list. The sub-menu header displays the style name, its HTML tag (for improved screen reader navigation—coming soon), plus its font, size, and decoration.
  • Enhanced: When you publish courses to Articulate Online, Storyline 360 reminds you that Articulate Online will shut down on December 31, 2021.
  • Fixed: Buttons were cut off or hidden on player notifications, such as the resume prompt and the invalid answer message, when the classic player was set to fill the browser window.
  • Fixed: Arrows and dashed lines were blurry when previewed or published.
  • Fixed: A shape with a picture fill set to "tile picture as texture" didn't always look right on the slide stage, and it displayed differently in preview mode.
  • Fixed: Some Czech player text labels were actually Polish, and the optional launch page displayed question marks when using Hebrew text labels.
  • Fixed: You couldn't add more than one "reset results" trigger on a slide.
  • Fixed: When a layer was set to hide other slide layers, learners could still tab to data-entry fields on the other layers.
  • Fixed: The timeline preview feature didn't always work. In some cases, playback would freeze at the beginning of the timeline.

October 27, 2020 (Build 3.45.23393.0)

  • Enhanced: The new trigger workflow is now the default workflow for everyone. We'll retire the classic workflow in January 2021.
  • Fixed: Scroll bars and red spell-check lines on one layer were visible on other layers when they should've been hidden.
  • Fixed: A published course could flicker when moving from one layer to another.
  • Fixed: Some Content Library 360 icons were blank when inserted into a project, and they could cause Storyline 360 to crash.
  • Fixed: We fixed a couple of tracking issues. Completion triggers sent an unnecessary score of 0% to an LMS. And when a result slide tracked other result slides, the child result slides could become unchecked or deselected in the quiz settings for the final result slide.
  • Fixed: The search and filter features in the media library stopped working.

September 29, 2020 (Build 3.44.23192.0)

  • New: Let Storyline 360 keep track of every quiz in your course, then send results to your LMS for first quiz each learner completes. Learn more about expanded quiz tracking.
  • New: Give learners more than one way to complete a course. Let your LMS mark the course complete as soon as learners view a certain number of slides, finish a quiz, or reach a completion trigger. Learn more about tracking multiple completion criteria.
  • New: Allow learners to skip quiz questions without negatively affecting their score by grading only the questions they view. Details here.
  • Enhanced: The Edit Result Slide button is now called Quiz Settings and has moved from the sidebar to the ribbon, giving you more space to work with triggers. We also redesigned the Quiz Settings window, adding an option to select and deselect all the questions in a scene at the same time.
  • Enhanced: The Tab Order window is now called Focus Order to better reflect its purpose. It manages the tab order of interactive objects, such as buttons and markers, for keyboard-only users. It also manages the reading order of non-interactive objects, such as text and images, for screen reader users.
  • Enhanced: Storyline 360 no longer duplicates the slide master when you import more slides from a template or project you've already imported. New slides from the same source now use the same slide master so you only have to design it once with text styles and other thematic elements. The only time a new slide master gets generated is when the number of layouts differs between the existing slide master and the one being imported.
  • Enhanced: Text style tooltips let you know when the style for the selected text has been modified by the placeholder on the slide master.
  • Fixed: Images with animations might flicker when publishing a project as a video file.
  • Fixed: Some "submit results" triggers were disabled when opening project files with the previous update. That was unexpected at the time. However, with the introduction of expanded quiz tracking in this update, untracked quizzes and combined result slides in existing project files have disabled "submit results" triggers by design. And new project files won't have any "submit results" triggers for untracked quizzes or combined result slides. Learn more.
  • Fixed: A result slide that tracked other result slides didn't always send a score to an LMS.
  • Fixed: Resetting a text-entry variable so it had no value didn't actually clear the text-entry field, and a course could freeze when setting a numeric-entry variable equal to the value of another variable.
  • Fixed: Keyboard focus stayed on the submit button after submitting a quiz question, so screen readers didn't automatically announce content on the feedback layer.
  • Fixed: Line spacing shrank on slide masters and feedback masters when using a custom story size.
  • Fixed: Scroll bars in the sidebar didn't always start at the top of the panel, and sometimes links or files at the bottom of the Resources panel wouldn't open.
  • Fixed: Storyline 360 could crash when previewing or publishing a project with states containing hyperlinks.
  • Fixed: Learners couldn't scroll through the answer choices in the last list of sequence drop-down questions.

August 18, 2020 (Build 3.43.22859.0)

  • Fixed: A timer could continue to display after moving past a quiz, and sometimes the "time limit exceeded" message would appear on a result slide.
  • Fixed: After resuming an LMS course, learners couldn't drag the conditional seekbar on slides they already viewed.
  • Fixed: On mobile devices, learners could drag the seekbar when it was supposed to be locked—either read-only or set to allow dragging after completion.
  • Fixed: Learners could bypass restricted or locked navigation by rapidly, repeatedly clicking the Next button.

August 4, 2020 (Build 3.42.22792.0)

  • Fixed: We fixed formatting issues with text styles on slide masters and content placeholders.

July 24, 2020 (Build 3.42.22734.0)

  • Fixed: Course completion triggers stopped working in the latest updates.

July 23, 2020 (Build 3.42.22724.0)

  • Fixed: Font sizes changed unexpectedly in some projects with custom slide sizes.

July 21, 2020 (Build 3.42.22691.0)

  • New: Use text styles to control the visual appearance of text elements, such as paragraphs and headings. You can even define two custom styles for repetitive elements, such as button labels, blockquotes, image captions, or speech bubbles.
  • Fixed: Course completions and quiz scores weren't recorded in an LMS when the player was set to launch in a new window.
  • Fixed: Sometimes, effect options were missing for fly-in animations. When that happened, the preview feature didn't work, and Storyline could crash.
  • Fixed: The menu option to "show tooltip on hover" stopped working.

July 7, 2020 (Build 3.41.22509.0)

  • Fixed: Slides could be blank when previewed or published if they had variable references that used OpenType (OTF) fonts.
  • Fixed: Courses didn't load in custom iOS apps for these LMSs: Cornerstone and TalentLMS.
  • Fixed: The FORCED_COMMIT_TIME variable in the scormdriver.js file defaulted to a value of 0 in the previous update, preventing courses from sending "keep alive" messages to an LMS to keep learners' sessions from timing out. This update restores the default value of 60000, which sends a "keep alive" message to the LMS every 60 seconds.

June 23, 2020 (Build 3.41.22450.0)

  • Enhanced: Interactive markers are now fully keyboard-accessible. Learn more.
  • Enhanced: Take advantage of all the latest accessibility enhancements added in Storyline 360 when you publish courses to Review 360. Learn more.
  • Enhanced: We listened to your feedback and improved keyboard navigation for the slide controls. Now you can use the Tab key to access the play/pause button, the seekbar, and the replay button individually.
  • Enhanced: View Tin Can API (xAPI) courses on your local computer before you upload them to your LMS. Details here.
  • Enhanced: We added support for hardware graphics acceleration to pave the way for 360° image interactions, which are in development.
  • Fixed: Scrolling panels weren't keyboard-accessible, and screen readers didn't announce disabled states for player navigation buttons.
  • Fixed: Screen recordings kept capturing data when the recorder was paused.
  • Fixed: We fixed some LMS reporting issues, including multiple-choice responses that appeared in SCORM 2004 reports with a prefix of urn:scormdriver and essay responses that weren't submitted with Tin Can API results.
  • Fixed: In some cases, the search feature worked inconsistently. In others, learners could use the search feature to jump to unvisited slides when menu navigation was restricted or locked.
  • Fixed: When courses with all player controls turned off were viewed on mobile devices, content shifted to the right side of the screen, and videos didn't fill the screen.
  • Fixed: Sometimes a line appeared across videos in the Storyline 360 editor.
  • Fixed: When pasting text from an external source, the original formatting remained intact when "Keep Text Only" was selected, and if you were using the classic trigger workflow, Storyline 360 could crash.

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