Articulate Storyline Fundamentals Certificate

A Series of 4 Online Sessions. There are no additional 2022 course dates scheduled at this time. To be informed of 2023 dates, go here.


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Register for the 2022 Articulate Storyline Fundamentals and the Articulate Storyline for Next Level Design Certificates at the same time and save $100! For your special discount code, click here prior to registering (scroll down to bottom of page). You must register for both courses at the same time using the discount code provided. We are unable to offer retroactive discounts. Discount offer for new registrations only.

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

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 templates.
  • Instruction blended with practical design and development guidance from an award-winning eLearning developer with 20+ years of industry experience.

Course Details

During this certificate course, 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 your 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.

Course Objectives

In this certificate you will learn to:

  • Become acquainted with Storyline’s user interface and features.
  • Plan your course by understanding how to organize 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.
  • Understand object shapes when using characters, buttons and shapes.
  • Explore Storyline's audio and video features.
  • Create simple interactions: drag-and-drop, click and reveal,  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.
  • Publish your project.
  • Leverage creative ideas and techniques for enhancing your elearning designs.

A basic understanding of computing concepts (zipping/unzipping files, cutting/pasting, etc.) is required.  A basic understanding of elearning is helpful. 

Who Should Attend:
This certificate course 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.

Technical Requirements

Participants with either Storyline 3 or Storyline 360 can attend. All demonstrations are shown in Storyline 360.

Important: If you do not have a licensed copy of Articulate Storyline, you must download a complimentary trial version prior to the start of the course 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. Follow this link

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). Follow this link. 

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.

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. Follow this link to see video tutorials and best practices for using Articulate Storyline on a Mac.


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.

Course Dates

Course Dates

Register early. This course is limited to 30 participants.

COURSE DATES. There are no additional 2022 dates scheduled for this course. To be informed of 2023 course dates, go here.

Session 1: Coming in 2023!
Session 2: Coming in 2023!
Session 3: Coming in 2023!
Session 4: Coming in 2023!
Rain Date: Coming in 2023!
The "Rain Date" is a date to reserve on your calendar. It will be used in the unlikely event that an earlier session can not run as planned due to technical difficulties or a speaker emergency.

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

Course Rates

Register early. This course is limited to 30 participants.

Early-Bird Registration 30+ days prior to course start date: $945

Registration within 30 days of course start date: $1,095

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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. Courses 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. 

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