Articulate Storyline Fundamentals Certificate

A Series of 4 Sessions. There are no remaining 2016 course dates. For 2017 dates go here.

Register early. This course is limited to 50 participants.

Certificate Overview

Certificate Overview

To keep pace with today’s fast-moving world, training organizations are increasingly including the use of more technology – especially eLearning. Articulate Storyline is an eLearning authoring tool built from the ground up with the goal of making the process of designing, developing, and implementing eLearning faster, easier, and more affordable. Using an intuitive interface, Articulate Storyline is easy enough for novices to learn quickly and powerful enough for advanced developers to build highly sophisticated and interactive eLearning. With its easy to use features (no programming required) and robust capabilities, Storyline lets you focus on what’s most important: delivering more effective and appealing eLearning that saves your organization time and money.

Already experienced in Articulate Storyline? You may wish to register for our more advanced Articulate Storyline for Next Level Design Certificate.

Bonus Items:
This is the only Articulate Storyline course offering you:

  • Dozens of free Storyline source files for self-paced learning.
  • Detailed step-by-step exercises for hands-on practice.
  • Facilitated labs so you can learn and practice with the support of your instructors.
  • Instruction blended with practical design and development guidance from an award-winning eLearning developer many years of industry experience

You'll receive handouts and practice files for each of the four sessions which include written tutorials and Storyline source files that you can use during the course and for future projects. You'll also receive a customized character packet courtesy of  NuggetHead Studioz. You will receive a link to your character packet download during the first session.

Program Details: During this certificate program your instructor will guide you, step-by-step, through the process of using Articulate Storyline to build effective and appealing eLearning. You will build a small eLearning project during this certificate to gain hands-on practice applying your new skills.

Prerequisites: A basic understanding of computing concepts (zipping/unzipping files, etc.) is required. A basic understanding of eLearning is helpful. Already have basic Articulate Storyline experience? Consider registering for our Articulate Storyline for Next Level Design certificate.

Who Should Attend: This certificate program is for non-programmers who wish to learn basic to intermediate authoring features of Articulate Storyline. Managers may also benefit from seeing the creation and development process so they may more accurately estimate course development time and cost.



Kevin Thorn

Kevin Thorn

Chief NuggetHead, NuggetHead Studioz. Kevin Thorn is an award-winning eLearning designer with over 20 years’ experience in the training industry. After retiring from the Army as a trainer, Kevin earned a Technology Management degree in pursuit of an IT career. When his interest in technology mashed with his passion for visual design along with his experience in training, he founded NuggetHead Studioz, LLC. The Studioz is a custom design and development company providing services in instructional design, storyboarding, eLearning development, Articulate Storyline training, illustration, graphic design, storytelling, cartooning and comics.

Technical Requirements

Technical Requirements

If you don't have a licensed copy of Articulate Storyline, you must download a complimentary trial version prior to the start of the course at: The current trial version is Storyline 2 but if you already have Storyline 1 installed, you can still participate in this certificate by downloading Storyline 2 trial version. The two versions are independent of each other and both can be installed on the same computer. While Storyline 2 can support anything in Storyline 1, you will find that Storyline 2 has quite a few new features.

Already using Articulate Storyline and not sure if you have Storyline 1 or 2?
Start  by locating your license/serial number by right clicking on your desktop link for Articulate Storyline, then choose ‘properties’ and  it should say ‘Articulate Storyline’ (if you currently use Storyline 1) or ‘Articulate Storyline 2’ (if you currently use Articulate Storyline2.) Still can’t find it? Please contact the Articulate directly for assistance at

Your trial period for this software is 30 days from the time you install. Therefore, we recommend that you install the trial version no more than one or two days prior to the first session. This allows you a few weeks to practice after the last session.

For Articulate Storyline software FAQs (including tech specs) go here.

NOTE TO MAC USERS: Articulate Storyline is a Windows-based program. Currently there is no version specifically for a Mac. However, you can run Storyline on a Mac with Parallels, Boot Camp, or VMware Fusion virtual machine. Please contact us if you have questions.

Course Objectives

Course Objectives

In this certificate you will learn to:

  • Become acquainted with Storyline’s user interface and features.
  • Organize your course by scenes and slides.
  • Move more rapidly from storyboard to Storyline by importing existing assets, including PowerPoint slides and other Storyline files.
  • Use the basic building blocks of Storyline such as states, layers, and triggers.
  • Use Storyline’s robust audio and video features.
  • Create simple interactions: drag and drop, hide-reveal, rollovers, and more.
  • Understand object states, including characters, buttons, and shapes.
  • Understand interactive objects including markers, hotspots, buttons, and scrolling panels.
  • Use best practices for leveraging Storyline’s basic quizzing features.
  • Implement ideas that help you to convert text-heavy content into easy to navigate, branched lessons.
  • Publish your project.
  • Leverage creative ideas and techniques for enhancing your learning content.
  • Identify opportunities to leverage variables in your projects.

Course Dates

Course Dates

Register early. This course is limited to 50 participants.

2016 Course Dates: There are no remaining 2016 course dates. For 2017 dates go here.
(Register by October 1 and automatically save $150 with our Early Bird rate!)

  • Session 1: Coming in 2017. Go here for dates.
  • Session 2: Coming in 2017. Go here for dates.
  • Session 3: Coming in 2017. Go here for dates.
  • Session 4: Coming in 2017. Go here for dates.

Each session is 3 hours in length. The first two hours are instructor-led and online. The third hour is an online facilitated lab where participants can work on their assignments with the support of the instructor. Participants will also have access to the instructor via email for additional support after each session and for the duration of the certificate program.

All sessions start at 12:00 noon Eastern Time (New York time). Here is the time of the sessions listed in various time zones:

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Pacific Time (PT)
  • 10:00 am - 1:00 pm Mountain Time (MT)
  • 11:00 am - 2:00 pm Central Time (CT)
  • 12:00 noon - 3:00 pm Eastern Time (ET)

For times in other cities, visit this link or this link. All sessions are recorded. In order to earn your Certificate of Completion, you must log in for and participate in each live course and successfully complete any homework assignments by specified deadlines. Recordings of sessions are intended for review purposes only.

Course Rates

Course Rates

2016 Course Rates:
Register early. This course is limited to 50 participants.

For Early-Bird registration cut-off date, see 'Course Dates'

  • Early-Bird Registration 30+ days prior to course start date: $845.00
  • Registration within 30 days of course start date: $995.00

Train as a Team and Save!
For questions on group discounts, call 612.340.4742, or contact us for details.

Course Equipment

Course Equipment

IMPORTANT - You'll participate in online and collaborative activities in a number of ways, each designed to provide a unique means to interact and learn from experts and colleagues. All course delivery software operates at Internet connection speeds of 56.6 kbps or better, on PC, Mac and Unix platforms. Programs will use teleconferencing or VoIP (voice over Internet Protocol.) The login instructions emailed to you approximately one week prior to the start of the course will outline platform use as well as any headset requirements or suggestions. Each registrant must provide their own laptop or desktop computer and other equipment (such as a headset) in order to fully and successfully participate in the course. Please test your login information a minimum of 48 hours in advance on your course start date on the computer you will be using for the course.

What Others are Saying

What Others Are Saying

I've read a book, attended a webinar and gone out to various websites, but nothing more easily prepared me for what I needed to do in Storyline. What a great class! The time flew by and in a few short hours, I was comfortable with the tools.
Sue Weller
Senior Instructional Designer, Caveo Learning

The class is very informative and helps you hit the ground running fast in developing your Storyline learning projects!
John "Stoo" Potts
Instructional Designer, SOS Intl

Incredible to learn so much in such a small amount of time!
Terry McCray
National Trainer/Developer, MTD Products

Building short training sessions is only a part of my job, this course gave me the knowledge, tools and examples to allow me to do them with ease!
Jessica Gaughan
Communication & Training Specialist, The Co-operators Insurance Co.

I have been a trainer for over 15 years. Trust me, I know the difference between a good trainer and a bad one—and Kevin is a great trainer!  He clarified a lot of Storyline’s features that I was struggling with and that became very clear to me as I was listening to the recorded sessions.
Michelle Whitfield
Education and Curriculum Design Manager 
Risk and Insurance Management Society

Certificate Badge

Certificate of Completion and eBadge

After successfully completing your online certificate program, you will receive a professionally produced Certificate of Completion and an eBadge. eBadges are transforming how your hard-earned achievements are recognized, shared and rewarded. You can showcase eBadges in your email signature or on social media sites like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.





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