You like us, you really like us! Articulate Storyline 2 was recently voted number one in the Software – Learning/Workforce Development category of the 2015 People’s Choice Stevie Awards.
The People’s Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite New Products are a feature of The American Business Awards in which the general public can vote for their favorite new products and services. This year, more than 3,300 nominations were submitted for consideration across a wide range of categories.
We’re thrilled that Storyline 2 was honored with a win!
Storyline 2 makes it even easier to build compelling interactive courses. It includes more of what’s special about award-winning Storyline 1: simple, powerful features that make it possible to create any interactive course imaginable, faster than ever. With Storyline 2, course authors can more easily control how courses look and behave, have new ways to bring content to life, and can work faster with productivity enhancements. And Storyline 2 is backed by E-Learning Heroes, the largest community of e-learning pros in the world with 230,000 members and counting.
We’d like to thank our amazing community members for all your continued support, and we are thrilled to accept the People’s Choice Stevie Award this coming September!
Just how many people did it take to create 107 mobile-ready e-learning interventions in less than three months? “Five,” says Richard Gregory, head of learning and development at Rentokil Initial.
And that wasn’t a particularly unusual quarter for Rentokil Initial, a global company with a diverse product portfolio and operations in 62 countries. Keeping 30,000 employees around the world up to date on everything from compliance and safety procedures to new product information requires a high volume of effective training.
In fact, the company’s online university logs about 50,000 learning sessions a month. That’s about one-and-a-half sessions per employee every 30 days.
“Until three years ago, we trained employees in classrooms at a massive expense,” Richard notes. “Now, we can deliver the online and mobile courses to the right people at the point of need anywhere around the globe on a huge scale. And we do it with just one project manager and four developers. We’re now able to deliver five times the amount of content since starting to transition to all-digital training.”
Powering the company’s impressive course creation machine: Articulate Storyline. “I didn’t have an e-learning background before using Storyline,” notes Macaulay Trenchard, a learning and development team member. “I picked it up really easily.”
Now, every day, Richard’s team creates interactive modules that combine videos, games, and other interactive activities. Thanks to Storyline’s translation features, the team has easily translated the courses into the relevant languages. And with 32 different languages spoken across the business, being able to translate content effectively is critical.
The icing on the cake? Richard’s team has recently been tapped to create a digital training program for Rentokil’s customers. The program allows customers to upskill their employees with specific training modules around pest control, health, and safety, and that means time and money saved on preventable infestations, contaminations, and infections.
“Not only has Storyline helped us cut massive training costs,” noted Richard, “It’s also helping us retain customers and generate revenue streams.”
We’ve got big news! Articulate Storyline 2 is now the proud recipient of an SIIA Codie award! SIIA is the leading association representing the software and digital content industries, so this is indeed a huge honor.
Winner of the Best Corporate Learning/Workforce Development Solution category, Storyline 2 was “test-driven” by tech-savvy judges from around the country whose evaluations deemed it a finalist. SIIA members then reviewed the finalists and selected the 28 Codie winners, Storyline 2 among them.
“SIIA’s 2015 Education CODiE Award winners are some of the most innovative, high-impact education products out there,” said Karen Billings, vice president and managing director of the ETIN-SIIA. “We congratulate all of this year’s CODiE Award winners and thank them for the contributions they have made to the education industry.”
We’re thoroughly honored to accept this respected award for Storyline 2, and we hope you’ll help us spread the great news!
We’re super excited to announce the 2015 Articulate Guru Contest. It’s our challenge to the Articulate community: Show us what you can do with Articulate software. We love seeing the awesome stuff that people create—and we love recognizing leading course creators who stretch Articulate software to its limits.
We’d love to have you participate! Just submit a creative e-learning example by June 30, 2015 that takes advantage of the innovative features in Articulate Storyline 2 or Articulate Studio ’13. We’ll review all the entries and pick the very best, most creative, most innovative examples as the 2015 Guru winners.
This is your chance to show off your stuff—and get recognition from Articulate. Winners get tons of publicity and opportunities to be featured in our blogs and e-learning examples. Plus we’ll give away special prizes to the winners!
If you’re interested in learning more, check out the contest description. Then unleash your creativity and start building your awesome Guru Contest entry. When you’re ready to enter, submit your project right here.
Storyline 2 is the industry’s favorite authoring tool because it’s so easy to create engaging, interactive e-learning with Storyline’s simple, powerful features. And with the new features in our latest free update (Storyline 2 Update 5), it’s now even easier to create accessible content.
We’re excited to share six new features that will help you create content that’s optimized for learners with screen readers. Here’s what’s new:
Reach a wider audience with new support for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.
Make sure learners using screen readers hear the right content at the right time by defining a custom tab order for slide objects.
Now you can increase the player font size up to 200% to help visually impaired learners navigate your course.
Give learners with screen readers the option of skipping player elements when they’re tabbing through slide content.
Localize content for learners with screen readers by specifying the course language.
Let learners control Storyline 2’s interactive sliders with the arrow keys on their keyboard.
Grab the latest update to Storyline 2 right here. And dive into the Storyline 2 tutorials to learn more about creating e-learning with all of Storyline 2’s cool features.
To see all the free new features we’ve added to Storyline 2 since its release, check this out.
If you haven’t tried Storyline 2 yet, you can get a free 30-day trial now.