Articulate Storyline Fundamentals Certificate

A Series of 4 Online Sessions. There are no remaining 2018 dates. For 2019 dates go here.

Register early. This course is limited to 35 participants.

Register for the 2018 Articulate Storyline Fundamentals Certificate and the Articulate Storyline for Next Level Design Certificates at the same time and save $150! Contact us for a discount code prior to registering.

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.

See important 'Technical Requirements' below

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 continued practice and self-paced learning.
  • Detailed step-by-step exercises for self-paced learning.
  • Custom Course Templates
  • Custom Interactions Template
  • Instruction blended with practical design and development guidance from an award-winning eLearning developer with 20+ years of industry experience.


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. Session assignment(s) will be integrated into each one hour segment – teach/demos for 40-45 minutes with 10-15 minutes to work on assignment. This approach will allow you to practice the concepts taught in that previous segment while they are still fresh in your mind. At the end of a session (3 hours) a final assignment will be distributed for continued self-paced practice between sessions. 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, cutting/pasting, 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

Important: We will be using the latest version of Articulate Storyline for this course. You may use prior versions of Storyline, however, there will be some features that you will not be able to access if you are using an older version. If you already have previous version of Storyline installed, you can still participate in the course by downloading a 30-day trial of the latest version of Articulate Storyline at no sooner than 1-2 days before the class so that the trial does not expire prior to completing the course and related homework assignments.
All versions of Articulate Storyline are independent of each other and all can be installed on the same computer. While the current version can support previous versions of software, they are not backward compatible. Each new version of Articulate Storyline has new features.
Already using Articulate Storyline and not sure which version of Storyline you have?
Start by locating your license/serial number by right clicking on your desktop link for Articulate Storyline, then choose ‘properties’ and it should say either ‘Articulate Storyline’ (if you currently use Storyline 1) or ‘Articulate Storyline 2’ (if you are using Storyline 2, etc.) Still can’t find it? Please contact the Articulate directly for assistance at:
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. For more information go here to see video tutorials and best practices for using Articulate Storyline on a Mac.

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 35 participants.

2018 Course Dates:
(Register by 30 days prior to the course start date and automatically save $150 with our Early Bird rate.

There are no remaining 2018 dates. For 2019 dates, go  here.

Each session is 3 hours in length.

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. 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

2018 Course Rates

Register early. This course is limited to 35 participants.

  • Early-Bird Registration 30+ days prior to course start date: $945.00
  • Registration within 30 days of course start date:$1,095.00

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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, if noted in your login instructions) 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

This course, and the opportunity to learn from Kevin, is an outstanding learning opportunity. You'll come away with a very strong foundation in Storyline and you'll have a lot of fun in the process!
Scott Switzer
Sr. Instructional Designer, University of Colorado

I started from zero never having opened the program before. I can now confidently start and finish a project!
Hollie Thomas, Instructional Designer/Facilitator
Arise Virtual Solutions

Kevin is super knowledgeable in Storyline in all forms. His flexibility and willingness to let the learners explore options and ask questions was very helpful.
Greg Streuly
Training and Instructional Design Specialist, Bethesda Lutheran Communities

This course is a wonderful introduction to a powerful authoring tool.
Paul Safyan
Learning Delivery Consultant, CDK Global

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.

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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