Articulate Storyline for Next Level Design Certificate

A Series of 4 Online Sessions. There are no remaining 2023 dates. To be informed of 2024 dates for this course, visit stay informed and we will get back to you when dates are available. 

Register early. Course size is limited!

Register for the 2023 Articulate Storyline Fundamentals  and the Articulate Storyline for Next Level Design Certificates at the same time and save $100 with a special discount code! To receive the $100 discount code, visit fees & discounts 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

Are you ready to take your Articulate Storyline skills to the next level? This certificate course builds upon your basic Storyline knowledge by providing you with the hands-on practice needed to move beyond “out-of-the-box” development and into building more advanced interactions. We'll explore the development of custom interactivity leveraging Conditional Triggers, Custom Object States, Master Slide Layers, Variable Programming and more that will provide you with tons of tips and tricks you can immediately apply to your own projects.

See important 'Technical Requirements' below.

Bonus Items:

This is the only Articulate Storyline course offering you:

  • A focus on interaction design using Storyline’s features in smart, creative new ways.
  • 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 Kevin 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 still fresh on your mind. At the end of a session (3 hours) a final assignment will be distributed for continued self-paced practice between sessions.

Course Objectives

In this certificate you will learn to:

  • Leverage Storyline’s features in creative new ways to design highly interactive lessons and discovery exercises.
  • Use Storyline to design both performance support aides (learn on need) and priority learning (must learn).
  • Leverage Storyline’s Master Slides to design custom user interfaces.
  • Use variables to design rich interactions and simulations.
  • Design complex quizzes including feedback and results screens.
  • Create custom interactions for a deeper level of learner understanding.

This certificate course is for those who are moderately experienced using Storyline to develop elearning. A solid understanding of elearning and of Storyline’s features and functions is required. A basic understanding of computing concepts ( how to zip and unzip files, etc.) is also required. We recommend that you complete our Articulate Storyline Fundamentals Certificate course prior to registering for this course.

Who Should Attend:
The certificate is for those who are familiar with the basic features of Storyline such as story view, scenes, slides, layers, triggers, the timeline, importing assets, and creating simple quizzes and interactions.

Technical Requirements

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

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. For a trial version, go to Articulate Storyline.

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. Articulate Storyline software FAQs (including tech specs).

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 or VMware Fusion virtual machines. For help using Articulate Storyline on a Mac, visit Articulate video tutorials and best practices. Please contact prior to registering for this course if you have questions.

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.


2023 COURSE DATES There are no remaining 2023 dates. To be informed of 2024 dates for this course, visit stay informed and we will get back to you when dates are available.
Session 1:  Coming in 2024!
Session 2: Coming in 2024!
Session 3Coming in 2024!
Session 4:  Coming in 2024!
RAIN DATE: Coming in 2024!
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 Time and Date Converter. 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 the course start date: $945

Registration within of 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. 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

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