Limitless possibilities with Storyline course development

Articulate Storyline 360 is the gold standard for creating interactive e-learning courses. This authoring tool features custom programming capabilities to allow our Storyline creators to develop games, software simulations, scenarios with characters, interactive menus, and advanced quizzing functionality. Test drive one or two sample Storyline courses below and see the possibilities of Storyline course development for your e-learning program.


Features of Storyline Courses


Articulate Storyline 360 courses are highly customizable and allow for advanced programming for high levels of interactive engagement.


Voice over audio on each slide is a feature of Articulate Storyline course. This provides direction and additional engagement for auditory learners.


Storyline courses can be programmed to work as a software simulation tool, providing an environment to teach and test users on software programs via a neutral platform.


Storyline courses have customization options that provide a wide array of gaming capabilities. Test drive our KnowledgePLAY game courses, built in Articulate Storyline 360, to see the possibilities.

SCORM or Tin Can

Articulate Storyline courses can be exported in the following file formats to work with your LMS: cmi5, xAPI (Tin Can), SCORM 2004, SCORM 1.2, or AICC.


Engaging interactive scenarios can bring your content to life or be used as knowledge checks. This element features a variety of real life, customizable characters to lead your learners through a story.

Storyline Course Development Services

Articulate Storyline 360 vs Rise 360

Which tool creates a better e-learning course: Articulate Storyline 360 or Articulate Rise 360? They each have a wide variety of features and functionality that can be utilized in creating your online course.

Storyline Elearning Benefits

The main benefits of Storyline include the advanced customization and programming capabilities for gamification, simulation, and advanced interactive features. Storyline features an advancing page design similar to a PowerPoint and allows the addition of voice overs that automatically play as the user progresses through the course. 

Rise 360 Benefits

Rise 360 offers better responsive design functionality for viewing courses on mobile devices and features a scrolling design like a web page. If we want to utilize the best of both tools, interactive elements can be designed in Storyline and imported into Rise with the block import feature. 

Gamification in Storyline

Storyline course development features highly customizable options that can turn your e-learning training into a game or software simulation.


The URL dr offers a line of themed e-learning games built in Articulate Storyline 360 called KnowledgePLAY. Our games are predesigned and significantly cut down on course development costs. Our Storyline creator adds your content to one of six different themed game designs including pirates, wild west, superheroes, corporate, haunted house, and sports.

Test Drive a Game in Articulate Storyline 360

Experience the fun of e-learning in a competitive game environment. Test drive our pirate game and see how entertaining we can make your learning experience.

KnowledgePLAY Gamification Course

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FAQ's about Articulate Storyline Courses

Curriculum Writing & Design

Yes, we can. We offer script writing and Storyline course writing services at an hourly charge. We have subject matter experts on staff, and we can procure SMEs for your project if required. We can also work with your SMEs to write your course and curriculum. 

Sure. Many of our customers are authors, speakers, or trainers that have a book, workbook, PowerPoint, curriculum, or a workshop that they would like to adapt into an online course. We can take whatever materials you have and adapt them for you.

Storyline courses can be anywhere from ten minutes to ten hours. It really depends on your audience and the depth of your material, as to the finished seat time of your course. Our Storyline creators are happy to discuss the content you have and how you envision the course, which will help determine the length.

We do! We love developing material for children. Our Storyline creators are masters at making content engaging for kids. Ask us for examples.

Gamification in Articulate Storyline 360

Yes! Gamification can really enhance the learning experience. The URL dr offers KnowledgePLAY, a pre-made line of games that can significantly cut down on development time. Test drive our sample courses to see gamification in action.


Yes! We can include talking head video, b-roll video, and screen capture video. We can also add your video to animation, which we call Combination or Mixed Media video and has its own rate. We can edit video you provide, as well.

Yes, we can! We can even include background music.

Absolutely. Kim Merritt, The URL dr, is our “in-house” voice talent. Her voice is available at no additional charge on video projects. If you’d like other kinds of voices, we are happy to source those for you at an additional cost. We charge you for our time to source your voices and pass back to you the cost of the individual voice over artists.

Yes, we have a catalog of royalty free music for your video.

Absolutely! We can even make custom characters for animation. 

Time Frame

We suggest allowing six to twelve weeks for a course with a 30 to 60 minute seat time. Our current production schedule and how long it takes for you to provide information and feedback can impact the turnaround time of your course. For courses with multiple lessons and seat times of longer than one hour, please contact us for a quote.

The first thing we’ll have you do is fill out an onboarding questionnaire and quote form. This gives you the opportunity to tell us what you want your finished course and video to look like. We’ll need you to provide content or existing curriculum (if it exists), access to SMEs, any video footage you want to use, any graphics or images you have, your branding guide, and your logo in a .png file format. 

Absolutely. E-learning projects, especially Storyline courses, can be daunting for first timers. We offer consulting services to help you figure out what kind of learning courses to make, which LMS system to pick, how to organize your process to produce your course, how to pick assessments, etc. Contact us for a free 30 minute consult about your project.

Costs of Articulate Storyline Courses

Our e-learning creation and design services are billed at an hourly rate. Our video creation and design services are billed by the finished minute of video. Please contact us for an estimate.

Yes. We require 50% of any project upfront. We’ll bill the remaining balance in milestones throughout the project, with the balance due at the end. 

Live Trainings

Sure. Many of our customers are authors or speaker/trainers that have a book, workbook, PowerPoint, existing curriculum, or a workshop that they would like to adapt into a course. Contact us, and let’s discuss your project.

Yes. We can create content for live trainings, online courses, or blended learning courses. 


Yes, we can. Our company started thirteen years ago as an online marketing firm. Contact us to talk about your needs.

Articulate Storyline Courses or Rise Courses?

Rise and Storyline each have unique features for elearning success. Learn more about Rise 360 and compare it to Storyline.

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