Here’s How to Win a Free Copy of the New Articulate Studio ’13 Book

Written by Tom Kuhlmann — Posted in Articulate Studio ’13, Community

At Articulate, we sell software, of course; but we’re also committed to helping you be successful using it. We want to empower you to build the best courses you can. To that end, we offer all sorts of free resources:

One of my favorite community activities is the weekly challenge. Instead of yacking about learning theory and what e-learning should be, we present mini challenges that help you learn more about the tools and encourage you to play around with ideas that could help you build better e-learning courses.

But sometimes all of that community goodness just isn’t enough. Many of us prefer to have the resources right at our fingertips, literally. In those cases, we tend to turn to books.

E-Learning Uncovered: Articulate Studio ’13

Following on the heels of E-Learning Uncovered: Articulate Storyline, Diane Elkins and Desiree Pinder have released E-Learning Uncovered: Articulate Studio ’13, a new book in their successful series.

Like the rest of their books, it’s filled with detailed and practical information that will take you through the basics on all four Studio ’13 applications.

This book covers how to: use PowerPoint and Presenter ’13, create quizzes in Quizmaker ’13, build interactions in Engage ’13, and record video presentations with the new Replay ’13.

Five things I really like about the book include the:

  • Amazing details. You’ll find practical step-by-step instructions for all of the features and common-use cases.
  • Design tips. They include lots of design ideas that are more than simple explanations of the features and will help you get more out of the software.
  • Time savers. Throughout the book you’ll find time-saving tips and ideas.
  • A "Warning, Will Robinson!" approach. Best practices are developed over time and often the result of trial and error. The book does a good job pointing out some of the common issues when building courses so that you don’t have to go through the trial and error yourself.
  • Insight from actual e-learning developers. It’s one thing to write a book about e-learning, but it’s quite another to actually build an e-learning course. Diane and Desiree build real courses with the tools they write about. That’s a plus for anyone looking for practical help.

Win a free copy of the book:

The authors are giving away five free copies of the new book. To enter to win one, add a comment and tell us what you like about the Articulate community at the bottom of this post.

We’ll do a drawing on April 30th and announce the winners in the following Weekly Recap.

Good luck!

Post written by Tom Kuhlmann

215 responses to “Here’s How to Win a Free Copy of the New Articulate Studio ’13 Book”


I continue to be amazed at the speed in which posts are responded to within the Articulate community.

Pat Giommi // Posted at 9:14 am on April 2nd, 2014

Why do I have an RSS feed to blogs, follow staff tweets, look forward to email responses to community postings, and can’t wait for the next email delivering the next big tip? Because the Articulate community is the best resource for fresh ideas and has the greatest group of users that enjoy sharing and being part of the community. A big thanks to everyone in the community for making it such great thing to be a part of.

Robin Leach // Posted at 10:44 am on April 2nd, 2014

READ MY LIPS 🙂 “This is the ONLY truly supportive, helpful, competent, communicative, friendly and value add community and site that has ever existed pertaining to the larger world of eLearning work. We’re talking about modern, upbeat, rich content e- and mLearning authoring software available at a more than reasonable price that also works when it’s supposed to, with free and effective help, demos, community support, activities, push communications, etc. etc. I have been familiar with Articulate and some employees since 2005 and although I am highly appreciative of many other sites, training, support, software, etc., when weighed and compared, you’ll quickly find that Articulate software and E-Learning Heroes as well as those that work for Articulate and answer questions lickety split with proper, well-thought through answers and a friendly disposition, are unbeatable, hands-down. Danke schön!!! 🙂

Jason Howard Peterson // Posted at 1:07 pm on April 2nd, 2014

I love the Articulate community because I learn new things all the time. The community constantly comes up with new ways for me to challenge myself and I love that!

Debra Wingfield // Posted at 2:58 pm on April 2nd, 2014

I love the step by step instructions! Learning new things can be scary but with all the tutorials available I feel empowered to try new things while designing my e-course.

Stacy Brown // Posted at 3:07 pm on April 2nd, 2014

As a new user of Articulate, this community has been an invaluable resource. Quite often, I can find my answers by simply searching through existing questions and answers. I’ve also used some of the community interactions (can’t wait for them to be available in ’13) and gotten some great ideas from more advanced users.

Better than any manual or “helpful” hints, for sure…

Krista Mallory // Posted at 3:12 pm on April 2nd, 2014

I love the Articulate community because I can always get answers to my questions and learn things I never knew I needed. Whenever I’ve posted a question, the response has been very quick. And it’s rare that I need to pose a question because I can usually find it amongs the existing posts. And ‘community’ is an accurate term because everyone is willing to help each other.

Lisa Alger // Posted at 3:13 pm on April 2nd, 2014

The support I have received from the community is amazing. It has helped move me more quickly along the e-learning continuum. I am still quite new to e-learning and greatly appreciate the tutorials and templates. The quick, personal responses are great and the Word of Mouth Blog is the best!

Mary Montgomery // Posted at 3:15 pm on April 2nd, 2014

The Articulate community is the only online community I ever turn to in general. I don’t just use it for Articulate product guidance but also for elearning conversations and feedback. Love the Articulate community!

Valerie Sheppard // Posted at 3:19 pm on April 2nd, 2014

I love love love the community! The best part is the sharing. So many people are willing to donate their time and templates to help others. I hope to be good enough one day to do the same!

Nicole // Posted at 3:20 pm on April 2nd, 2014

The Articulate community of practice is the best. Any time you post a question, you know you’ll get useful responses from Articulate staff as well as other users of the products. I love the downloads and templates too. Thanks!

Louisa Fricker // Posted at 3:22 pm on April 2nd, 2014

We love the templates and creative ideas we get from this blog. And it’s even more fun to implement them into an online course!!

Dawn Price // Posted at 3:22 pm on April 2nd, 2014

I learn SOOOOO much from this group of folks. I have some elements of creativity and doing things that are visually creative but writing is really my strong point. So I get really excited when someone shows how you can create a chalkboard image or how to design a master slide a certain way – all those visual things that I am only partially skilled at doing. I LOVE what I learn here and keep every single email I get and refer back to them as much as I possibly can.

Makes my job so much easier and more creative that way!


Carol Anderson // Posted at 3:28 pm on April 2nd, 2014

It’s the best resource for e-learn tutorials and templates! I also feel it’s the best blog around for ideas, too!

Holli Sears // Posted at 3:29 pm on April 2nd, 2014

I love the articulate community because I can find solutions, get help when I need it, and get inspired by great ideas and tips! I feel like I’m a better e-learning developer because of all of you. =)

Angela K // Posted at 3:39 pm on April 2nd, 2014

The Articulate community is just that; a community. Like minded people using the software and coming up with enhancements to make it better. People from various careers bringing new ways to accomplish tasks using the software and sharing their knowledge in posts that can be searched and utilized at a time that’s convenient for me.

I’m an Articulate community frequent flyer. It’s one of my favorites resources for not just Articulate software, but also, designing, interaction ideas, tips and tricks and much more.

Kudos! Lisa

Lisa Struebing // Posted at 3:45 pm on April 2nd, 2014

I HATE the Articlate Community. The generosity of contributors and staff and the creativeness and elegance of weekly challenges have made me an Articulate and eLearning addict. I know that I will not recover ….. thank you so much! 🙂

Sam Lincoln // Posted at 3:54 pm on April 2nd, 2014

I love the Articulate community! I work at a Douglas College in Vancouver, B.C., Canada, and find there is no support or workshops out here yet for me to follow.
I had to teach myself the software and with the help of the community, I have been able to produce x5 learning objects for on-line learning!!Yea!! My boss is happy, faculty is happy and I am so happy. Thanks for following through so diligently on making sure you have provided learning Articulate so simple and so many channels for someone like me who had always been a bit of a digital newbie to follow.
Keep up the great support

Mikki Herbold // Posted at 3:55 pm on April 2nd, 2014

Whenever it seems my creative juices have dried up or I am stuck on how to get one of Articulate’s apps to handle a design challenge on one of my projects, I can count on the information I find at the Articulate community to challenge me to rethink how I design and develop our elearning projects. Thanks so mcuh!

Gregory Wiedower // Posted at 4:03 pm on April 2nd, 2014

I’ve learned so much from this community. I appreciate having a place to go when I need troubleshooting help, ideas, or want to bounce ideas off of others.

The Articulate Community is a life-line for mind-sharing.


Laura Kreun // Posted at 4:05 pm on April 2nd, 2014

I use the Articulate community almost every day I am developing eLearning. You can find the answer to just about anything. The community is so generous, it’s not about what you can do for them but what they can do for you. I don’t even want to imagine what my career would be without Articulate.

Troy Greer // Posted at 4:05 pm on April 2nd, 2014

I have good intentions to read the blog every week, but I fall behind. I loved that everything is archived and available when I need it – just in time learning! Articulate is a great tool and with the help of the community, my skills improve. This is important to me because I only develop part time, and it I often take the easy way out. The ideas posted challenge me to spend a little extra time and be more creative in my design.

Theresa Calabrese // Posted at 4:12 pm on April 2nd, 2014

Every community contribution is another arrow in my creative quiver. Every response adds value and is done in a spirit of encouragement. Enough said.

Alphonso Hendricks // Posted at 4:19 pm on April 2nd, 2014

I really like the design tips. I am always trying to find more innovative ways to design courses. Most of the time, I see something and it sparks an idea to create something.

Christina Ofisher // Posted at 4:32 pm on April 2nd, 2014

I can’t begin to calculate how lost I would be without the help of the Articulate Community. Reading the posts have been so helpful not only in getting a handle on the products, but also with creative design ideas.

Chris Bloom // Posted at 4:44 pm on April 2nd, 2014

The Articulate Community is fantastic. I know I can always find the solution to my challenge along with a plethora of ideas to enhance my training. Thank you for hosting a place for us all to brainstorm and share ideas!

Jenny Seitz // Posted at 4:47 pm on April 2nd, 2014

I make this blog a required read for all the instructional designers on my team. This blog is great because it offers:
– Design Ideas (to steal from)
– Technical Support (to save you in a time of need)
– Articles (to make you think)

And this is all done by people doing similar work who are always willing to share.
Love It!

Michelle Thomas // Posted at 4:49 pm on April 2nd, 2014

Started using Articulate products 5 years ago, and became part of the community immediately. From a novice to a full-pledged online learning consultant, I owe many of my successes, motivation and inspiration to the community. Nothing compares to its openness and support. Thanks for continually being the cornerstone and rock!

Katherine Herbert // Posted at 4:51 pm on April 2nd, 2014

I learn A TON! I love all of the tips and tricks and it is amazing how looking at something someone else has created can get my own creative juices flowing!

Tila Maceira-Klever // Posted at 4:52 pm on April 2nd, 2014

I started using Articulate products 5 years ago… from a novice to a full-pledged online learning and teaching consultant… I wouldn’t have made it without the community’s continual support and knowledge-sharing. You rock! Here’s to many more years of collaboration.

Katherine Herbert // Posted at 4:55 pm on April 2nd, 2014

The non-stop creativity, giving and enthusiasm of the community & staff is an awesome source of inspiration. Something to aspire to.

Gavin Innes // Posted at 5:04 pm on April 2nd, 2014

The Articulate community should be the model for all software product support. We recently spent a fortune on a new software application – an application that would be so much more valuable/usable if such a community existed for it.

Anne Goldenberger // Posted at 5:23 pm on April 2nd, 2014

I love that Articulate fosters a community helping folks ‘use’ the product better (course design, downloadable content, tips, etc.)… not just about how to ‘use’ the product (click here, do that).

Heather Steckley // Posted at 5:45 pm on April 2nd, 2014

The Articulate Community wants everyone to be successful. The answers to questions or problems are immediate and thorough. I haven’t had to post any questions because mine have been asked and answered before. I recently hired my first team member and she immediately received a license to Articulate Storyline and the web site address for the Articulate-learning community.

Carolyn Perron // Posted at 5:56 pm on April 2nd, 2014

Speedy response to the questions posted in forum, it makes me feel that I always have someone to support me during developing new concepts/interactions using this software.

Karthik Raghuraman // Posted at 5:57 pm on April 2nd, 2014

All of the above reasons, and:

I GOT AN AWESOME ELEARNING PROJECT through the community! I LOVE this awesome group of people!

Veronica Budnikas // Posted at 6:04 pm on April 2nd, 2014

The Articulate Community is my number 1 resources for ideas, tutorials, solutions, and inspiration. I work for a small company so it’s great to have a place to mingle with so many talented peers. I always feel right at home.

Holly Peters // Posted at 6:10 pm on April 2nd, 2014

The Articulate community is the most helpful and welcoming community. Someone is always posting something to learn from whether you’ve used Articulate for many years or are a new users. I constantly admire the imaginative things people produce.

Susan Lareau // Posted at 8:41 pm on April 2nd, 2014

This blog is like having Tom as my personal Articulate support. I am looking forward to use the new Articulate 13. Upgrading soon.

Carlos La Costa // Posted at 9:44 pm on April 2nd, 2014

I occassionally use the Articulate community to obtain help with things I am trying to accomplish and to see what others are doing in their course development work. It is a great resource that I should frankly use even more than I do.

Allen Janney // Posted at 11:20 pm on April 2nd, 2014

Always on the pulse of what’s happening. I NEVER need to wonder anymore, I just POST and learn! That’s what I like about the Articulate community!

Becky Peters // Posted at 1:05 am on April 3rd, 2014

I simply LOVE the community – its a great way to connect with likeminded people and is my first point of call when I get stuck, need some help or simply just want to have a read to see if I can help other people. I use Storyline and Studio and am finding out new ways to do things everyday which really enhances the e-learning offerings I can create. Thank you all!

Justin Whayman // Posted at 3:09 am on April 3rd, 2014

I love the ideas, samples, and tools that community members share. I can always find an answer — and inspiration — from other community members.

Daniel Jones // Posted at 4:00 am on April 3rd, 2014

In no other area of my work is there found a group of people who demonstrate their enjoyment, excitement and desire to help as there is in the Articulate Staff and Community. Did I also mention that using Storyline is a joy.

David Osborne // Posted at 4:27 am on April 3rd, 2014

Excellent community that welcomes users of all abilities. Great to be able to see examples of innovative content and use of the software. Tutorials are excellent and discussions also provide inspiration about what to do to enhance your own content.

Iain Henderson // Posted at 4:58 am on April 3rd, 2014

I was conducting a workshop for hospital trainers when I had a tech snafu between Articulate and PowerPoint. I posted a tweet for help and within minutes had an answer from Articulate. I forget what the problem was but I’ll never forget their responsiveness. Articulate support is world class.

Scott Skibell // Posted at 6:07 am on April 3rd, 2014

The software is so great that you don’t really need support all that much, but when you do the response is always very fast and I really have the feeling that both the community and the people at Articulate do everything to can to help. This is rare, so I very much appreciate it!

Geraldine Voost // Posted at 6:57 am on April 3rd, 2014

The Articulate community is amazing! I can always find answers that are simple to understand. The response time is so fast and the support I feel is great to have when designing training. Articulate is my first choice in training design software for this reason!

Tonya Kershner // Posted at 7:29 am on April 3rd, 2014

I can always find new ideas from people who actually use the Articulate products every day in their work.

Valarie M-C // Posted at 8:00 am on April 3rd, 2014

The support of the Articulate community is terrific — so active and so much expertise! I’ve never seen anything quite like its members’ willingness to share and respond so quickly to inquiries. It’s very useful for those of us new to developing e-learning with these products.

Patty Brown // Posted at 8:16 am on April 3rd, 2014

The community is a place of experts! This is one of the reasons we decided to use and continue to use both Articulate Studio ’13 and Articulate Storyline. We have expanded our licenses to include our ‘ePartners’ so other keen individuals in other functional areas can use these tools to create engaging modules. The community and it’s followers are always up for the challenge, providing many opportunities to learn and grow as a user. A true benefit to an already powerful and useful eLearning tool. Thank you for always reaching out.

Cindy Pandke // Posted at 8:59 am on April 3rd, 2014

Hands down, the Articulate community is one of the best created. The community is quick to respond to questions and issues. So many people have encountered the same problem and are willing to share that knowledge. More than once, information and ideas obtained from the community has made me look really smart. Thanks Articulate Community for being my inner genius!

Craig Rebich // Posted at 9:01 am on April 3rd, 2014

I love how the community is so helpful, friendly, and always inspires me with new ideas. Whenever I’m stuck in a rut, or have a problem I can’t solve, it is the first place I go. Nowhere else on the web has such helpful people, information, and passion.

Missy Jordan // Posted at 9:14 am on April 3rd, 2014

A perfect place to go for inspiration, ideas, and solutions. Everyone is willing to share their work and lessons learned. A very unique community.

Deb Korbel // Posted at 9:35 am on April 3rd, 2014

I adore Articulate components, both humanware and software. Not only am I amazed every time I look for help but also the WYSIWYG goes beyond anyone’s expectations. e-Learning Heroes is the only community for the professional contemporary ID who wishes to have full control of his / her work. This is a beautiful and neat final product.

I have been an ID for quite some years, Articulate bestows me such power for my instructional designs that newer, fresher ideas pop into my mind making feel liberated without having to think about developing any code.

Thank you Articulate people, thank you all members of the community! Humanware at work! Regards, Ernesto.

Ernesto Gutierrez // Posted at 10:21 am on April 3rd, 2014

I am NOT an educational technology whiz. I’m an old dinosaur about to retire that finds himself having to create on-line learning modules. Since the products are not intuitive for me, I find being able to get my questions answered on a ‘just-in-time’ basis, rather than searching indexes of books and past posts, as one of the most helpful ways for me to learn and add competency with these products.

Jerry Carden // Posted at 10:35 am on April 3rd, 2014

I can’t say enough about the Articulate Community. I had never used elearning software prior to finding this community and it has helped me learn everything I know. I love that I can come back throughout the week when I have some downtime and find something new without fail. I have been part of other online communities and have met some great people, but there is something special about the constant positivity and desire to share and help others that is so rare here. Thank you!

Laura McDowell // Posted at 11:02 am on April 3rd, 2014

Whenever there is something tought to crack the Articulate community always finds a way to make a square a circle or a work around that gets the interaction you need working. This is not only testiment to the flexibility of the tools we have but the creative thinking of the community!

Craig Oliver-Walsh // Posted at 11:11 am on April 3rd, 2014

The Articulate Community is like no other I have been a part of before. Every member is so incredibly willing to share skills they have learned, show how they have learned them, and then share what they have produced because of these skills. I’ve never experienced a learning environment such as this. It is truly one of the best examples of a learning collective.

Tracy Parish // Posted at 11:40 am on April 3rd, 2014

Dave Kelly’s recent Misadventures in Learning newsletter talked about Personal Learning Networks (PLN). He says, “People are not learning exclusively from conventional sources like courses and classrooms anymore. In truth, we never did, but there’s a growing awareness of the small percentage of learning that comes from formal means as compared to informal means. More and more, people are realizing they are networked learners, with a large percentage of their learning coming via a dedicated group of chosen and trusted resources. This network of resources is commonly referred to as a personal learning network (or PLN), and it is one of the most powerful learning tools in a networked world.”

The Articulate Community is my PLN. It is my own group of dedicated people and trusted resources and it is THE most powerful learning tool in the networked world.

Penny Spacht // Posted at 1:29 pm on April 3rd, 2014

The Community is DYNAMIC! So many tips, techniques, and solutions that are enhanced quickly. The collaboration is amazing!

robin innes // Posted at 1:43 pm on April 3rd, 2014

You can always find the answers to the questions you are looking and answers to the questions you didn’t know you have. A very supportive, knowledgable community that is interested in sharing their knowledge. This site has been my ‘go to’ in a career transition.

Amy Holcomb // Posted at 3:42 pm on April 3rd, 2014

The Articulate Community has been a tremendous resource for tons of practical tips, demos, and advice. I’ve always been able to get real-time advice for obscure technical problems, too. I would not have been able to make the progress I needed in my career, without such a large, friendly and knowledgeable community!

Joanne Lazzaro // Posted at 5:26 pm on April 3rd, 2014

The outstanding feature of the Articulate Community for me is the commitment to learning and improvement.

It is great to see and read about so many examples of people continually learning (walking the talk) and exhibiting great generosity is sharing insights and tips.

Cheers from Sydney

John Loty

John Loty // Posted at 8:33 pm on April 3rd, 2014

Whenever I am struggling, either trying to figure out how to do something within the software or with design ideas, I know I can always find answers and suggestions in the Articulate community. And, looking at the designs others have created challenges me to always try and take my courses to the next level.

The willingness of others to share their ideas and expertise is amazing.

Mary Schoeller // Posted at 7:34 am on April 4th, 2014

Articulate is a game changer. I cannot say enough about the software and the ability to learn from others 24/7 in a creative and open atmosphere. They set the bar very high for others to follow.

Kate Johnson // Posted at 9:14 am on April 4th, 2014

I am brand new to Organizational Development and my first order of business was to learn Articulate / Storyline. I quickly found numerous resources to help me work through my project. I have spent a lot of time just reading and absorbing all I can from the people who are using the products and sharing their knowledge, and expertise. It’s made my transition so much smoother! Thanks everyone!

Susan Doyle

Susan Doyle // Posted at 9:22 am on April 4th, 2014

I am so thankful for the wealth of knowledge! I have put out an SOS a few times, and within a short time, I have several suggestions. Invaluable!
The tutorials are easy to follow, the templates have made me look like a pro!

Thanks much.

Vicki Hagen // Posted at 5:36 pm on April 4th, 2014

Whenever there is a specific requirement from one of our clients that we are not able to resolve with our own experience of working on Articulate products – we, as a company, rush to the community forum. Many of our people post on the forum and derive invaluable advise. Most of the times, somebody or the other have already faced the issue, and if not, we do post and get a very quick and comprehensive response.

As a company, we work with other tools too, but the kind of support we receive from the Articulate forums is absolutely invaluable – and our customers love it too!

Sukumar Shankaran // Posted at 1:59 am on April 6th, 2014

I am based in HK, knowledge about Articulate products is not easy to search/find. Many times, when i was stuck in middle of development, i can find ideas, solution, suggestions, reference from here, the community.

Appreciate all expertise from Articulate, experienced talents to share and offer support to new people like me.


Ceci Li // Posted at 9:18 pm on April 6th, 2014

The most amazing thing about the Articulate community, is that your questions are answered before you even realise you have a problem! Every single time I read a post, or look at the awesome entries for the weekly challenges, I discover new things, learn more about how to use Storyline or Studio ’13, etc etc! The solutions are practical, to the point and easy to follow. The samples are inspiring and motivating and makes me even more passionate about e-learning. THANKS for your blog!

Karen Opperman // Posted at 3:37 am on April 7th, 2014

The Articulate community is truly a life (career) saver for me. Many times they have given me the answer to problems I had no idea how to solve. And so quickly. Furthermore I get inspiration from the posts and ideas people so willingly share.

Tanya Samuels // Posted at 8:00 am on April 7th, 2014

I love the community because it IS a community! Whether I’m looking for help, resources, examples, tutorials, downloads, ideas, and (very) often things I wasn’t even looking for – there it is. Or if not, someone in the community responds. Sometimes, even me… We need more Articulate communities in the world :).

Sue Ascher // Posted at 10:47 am on April 7th, 2014

The Articulate community is an important asset for me. Having access to the large variety of demos and downloadable templates really sparks my creativity and improves the overall quality of my courses and performance support pieces.

Steve Kahle // Posted at 12:18 pm on April 7th, 2014

The biggest thing that I like about the Articulate community is that after putting the tips and advice to use my presentations have advanced to a new level.

Nolan Day // Posted at 1:45 pm on April 7th, 2014

So many ideas and helpful troubleshooting responses. It’s a great place to start and a terrific place to look when you’re stuck. The community shares so well and responds so quickly! 🙂

Joyce Hensen // Posted at 2:36 pm on April 7th, 2014

The Articulate community is, quite simply, the best place to go for answers to e-learning questions. I’ve gotten so many ideas that have helped me flesh out projects — not to mention the solutions to whatever issues I was having with the software. It’s a really great resource.

Bill Coombs // Posted at 4:25 pm on April 7th, 2014

ELearning is a whole new experience for me and I’d be lost without all the help and encouragement I’ve gotten from all of the wonderful people in this community. It absolutely blows me away that so many people are willing to share whether it’s assistance with a problem, or giving tips and treasures to make life easier for all of us. I can’t thank this group enough.

Melanie Mornard // Posted at 6:51 pm on April 7th, 2014

A true community of practice…not just a knowledgebase, but a community…one where I feel like we’re neighbors borrowing cups of sugar! I mean really, Questions in the community are answered not with some technical mumbo jumbo, but with real answers, resources, assets, and examples – even startup source files – to provide REAL help when needed. The RSS feeds are top in my box, and aggregated across my organization. The weekly challenge allows a quick opportunity to try something new – or hone a skill…and reminds me to keep things fresh (not fall into the same rut pushing out the same old same old everytime). The opportunity to participate in product development is awesome…the community really listens to the challenges and updates the product to fit the needs…and I LOVE beta testing (sign me up for SL 2.0, please).

Heather Wolfe // Posted at 8:47 am on April 8th, 2014

Worked with various software before, but never have I seen or had access to a huge network/community so responsive with ideas and assistance. The entire Articulate community can be considered my superheros

Alexandra Wong // Posted at 10:08 am on April 8th, 2014

This community is an excellent place to find ideas and resources to build you course

Luis Miguel Triguero // Posted at 10:10 am on April 8th, 2014

I can’t believe how quickly a member of the Articulate team responded when I was having an issue with my output files. They asked me to send them the file so there wasn’t endless back-and-forthing of emails, and solved the problem that same day!

Sarah Stokes // Posted at 10:12 am on April 8th, 2014

Words cannot describe how beneficial the Articulate Community has been with my growth and development as an Instructional Designer. Unfortunately, the community has spoiled me. Now, I expect the same level of support from every tool I use. The Articulate Community runs circles around Adobe’s.

Thank you!

Daniele Thomas // Posted at 10:14 am on April 8th, 2014

The community continuously provides me with thoughts, insights, suggestions and challenges (and a few laugh, too) that enables me to make our eLearning modules more dynamic, effective and engaging. Everyone is so gracious in helping others and providing insights. The support this community demonstrates is far above the average user community. Whenever I need to boost, a brain recharge or inspiration, this is where I come!

Vicki Hoevemeyer // Posted at 10:15 am on April 8th, 2014

I am a novice with Articulate. The community provides solutions and helps me get the creative juices flowing. I am planning to upgrade to the Studio 2013, so this timing is great. Thank you very much!

Nancy Richardson // Posted at 10:17 am on April 8th, 2014

I love your posts and the weekly challenges. Keep up the great work. 🙂

Stephanie Park // Posted at 10:21 am on April 8th, 2014

It’s true! The articulate community is probably the best attended and supported. It also has the most useful help and advice. So a book like this will certainly be welcomed to push our eLearning courses onwards and upwards.

Richard Jones // Posted at 10:22 am on April 8th, 2014

I’m currently a “department of one” as the only instructional designer at my school – and I’ve only been here a few months. I have a good relationship with the faculty, partly because I can bring examples of “possibilities” to their courses from examples that you share on this blog. Resources like these are so helpful when I don’t know a specific answer, but can help faculty find resources. I’m almost to the tipping point here as we are starting to expand online offerings. The folks that have been doing amazing things on their own are genuinely excited about starting new courses, and I can’t wait to help make their “wish lists” a reality! (and yes, next year’s budget will have several new staff positions to help!!)

Pat Hurlbut // Posted at 10:26 am on April 8th, 2014

I love the Articulate products. I just finish building a course with Articulate Studio 13. With the built in characters, I was able to quickly build the course and the company commented on how professional it looks. Love it, love it, love it.

Khanh Bui // Posted at 10:27 am on April 8th, 2014

I love receiving the weekly Rapid E-Learning Blog – it gives me a shot of juice to help make my trainings better!

George Englis // Posted at 10:29 am on April 8th, 2014

I’m a newbie to the Articulate Studio and am very thankful for all the help I have received because of this Articulate site. Thank you so much for the tutorials, sample templates and Q&A sections; they are such a lifesaver and timesaver!

Carol Swapp // Posted at 10:30 am on April 8th, 2014

Thank you for a great site and resources!

Trevor Hubert // Posted at 10:31 am on April 8th, 2014

What you like about the Articulate community is that you can find an answer to almost any question you have about using the Articulate softwares as well as plenty of ideas and tools to develop engaging e-learning products.

Thanks to all of you.

Andre Beaupre // Posted at 10:33 am on April 8th, 2014

I have been in the training, development & education business for over 30 years now and Articulate is proof that ‘new’ can be very good! The community and company support are excellent and one of the reasons I can be successful in my own workplace.

I may be an old dog but, the tips/tricks I get from the Articulate community and elearning developers overall are appreciated and help me every day with developing new things. Thanks!

Paul Foreman // Posted at 10:34 am on April 8th, 2014

I work exclusively as a team of one when it comes to eLearning. Having the Articulate community for support and inspiration takes away part of the burden of being a solo developer and designer. The community has been here when I get stuck, need technical help, or am seeking inspiration.

Thanks, everyone. I could not do what I do, or as well as I do, without you.

Laura Heilman // Posted at 10:35 am on April 8th, 2014

I love this community because It’s A COMMUNITY!! We share ideas and tips for using Articulate products. A few posters even create videos and share samples. How cool is that. In addition as you use the sample and run into issues, not only does the poster offer assistance, the COMMUNITY offers assistance. How cool is that? Basically, you are never alone in your use of this application.

I love it.

Remeka Turk // Posted at 10:45 am on April 8th, 2014

I really like the Articulate community because there is a real sincerity in the approach – a true desire to help people get better at creating e-Learning. The posts are generally clear, to the point and contain information that I can apply right away.

It is also information that is usable even if you do not have Articulate. I can apply the tips and tricks in PowerPoint directly (sometimes with the help of some VBA scripting).

I am always glad to see an e-mail with a new post from the community. It is often one of the most useful items in my mailbox for the entire day.

Jan Zurcher // Posted at 10:46 am on April 8th, 2014

Always Ridiculously Timely In Community Ubiquitousness, Legitimately Accomplishing Total Expectations. Thanks!

Hilda Fyock // Posted at 10:48 am on April 8th, 2014

I appreciate that the community of Articulate users are open and helpful in answering other users’ questions. What I love about the Articulate Community, however, is that Articulate provides accessible employees to help users as well. Other companies may think they do this, but they don’t do it like Articulate.

Tom may have the best blog in the industry and David is fantastic on the boards, but they also travel and provide hands-on training. That is accessibility!

Ward Scott // Posted at 10:52 am on April 8th, 2014

I started reading Tom Khulmann’s Rapid eLearning Blog in August 2010 as I was trying to find a better way than bullet points to design my courses and I have saved all issues, including this one, and used them for tips and course design ideas for my classroom courses, way before I finally bought Articulate 09 and started designing eLearning courses. It took a long time to convince my customers that my new look and feel amounted to more interesting and effective courses than the linear click and read courses they insisted I design for them. Finally, after designing some sample courses with Articulate 13, they are seeing the light and asking me to design new courses MY way. I always find inspiration and tips in Tom’s blog and in the Articulate community when I need them. I am still not proficient with the software but with the community’s help I hope to keep improving every day and be able to design e Learning courses not only in Spanish (I live in Spain) but also in English to reach a much wider market.

Tommaso Palmitesta // Posted at 10:54 am on April 8th, 2014

I would love to win a copy of this book! Perfect timing. My employer just purchased a copy of Articualte Studio 13 for me and it was installed a few weeks ago. Your on-line tutorials are great and it is such an easy program to use. I’ve been a member of the community for years and I know it’s going to be a great day when I see the blog arrive in my inbox.

Carol Vale // Posted at 11:02 am on April 8th, 2014

I am a stand-alone ISD in an office of technical SMEs and project managers. Our office is relatively new to interactive e-learning development. My customers primarily are familiar with more government-born/driven development tools, so Articulate is new to all. I love the tool, and I love working with the Articulate community! They are great, as is Tom. I had the pleasure of meeting him several years ago in town, and he has continued to respond to my questions in such a personable way. I don’t have many opportunities to develop, but I try to do so on the side until a tasking comes down for our organization. In the mean time, I use every resource (online and in print) I can find to continue to learn… and to share with others in my office. Several of them have taken it on their own to become individual learners like me… I love the Articulate community of resources – their examples, their tips, and their answers and resolutions to my issues :-0 I cannot offer enough thanks and praise to the Articulate users, staff, and community for their help! I hope to win to have a new resource to offer and share to my group! Thanks for the info and the opportunity!

Tammy Sellers // Posted at 11:07 am on April 8th, 2014

I am a new user to Articulate. I like how I can go to the forums and/or blogs with a question and readily find helpful answers and tips, not only to my questions, but to questions I didn’t even think to ask.

John Hancock // Posted at 11:11 am on April 8th, 2014

I love the community for providing practical skill on instructional designing free of charge.

kayode Sanni // Posted at 11:25 am on April 8th, 2014

Tom Kuhlmann was speaking to my team the day before Storyline was released and he gave us a little promo. I was ecstatic. Storyline is the tool I’ve been waiting for the past several years. That is, a Microsoft PowerPoint based tool that includes trackable variables and functions. It’s the tool for today. I’ve had the privilege of developing for years with Macromedia Authorware and Adobe Flash and not developing in the poor shadow tools others have been forced to use. Articulate Storyline is the next tool in the creative progression of connecting learners to content in a highly interactive, engaging, and learning transfer reality. Your training needs real affordable healthcare. Bury the flatliner developer tools and jolt some life into learning with Storyline.

Tom Sehmel // Posted at 11:28 am on April 8th, 2014

I love all of the helpful hints in the community. It’s also good to keep up with the trends.

Tasha Pettiford // Posted at 11:28 am on April 8th, 2014

I’m grateful that Articulate realizes that the sale of the software is only the beginning of the relationship – that support, encourage, ideas are needed for people to truly get the most value from the product while minimizing frustration and start-up time whenever possible. That is truly the only way to build continuing sales and customer loyalty. I know I desperately needed this in the beginning and still years later still remain a customer and still need Articulate and community support.

Robin Wooten // Posted at 11:39 am on April 8th, 2014

The Articulate website has been a huge help to me while I self-teach myself on how to design eLearning.

Thanks Articulate for the support!

Paula DuMond // Posted at 11:46 am on April 8th, 2014

Great source of information. Always easy to find resources readily available.

Jessica Pineda // Posted at 11:46 am on April 8th, 2014

I scour the web all the time looking for great eLearning examples to inspire a current project am working on at the time, and time and time again, I find myself on the Articulate website. Since, my organization doesn’t use Articulate, I finally decided to try the free trial and I love it! Great resources here in the Articultae community. Keep up the great work.

Andrea Moxam // Posted at 11:54 am on April 8th, 2014

Articulate has created the BEST community I’ve ever been a part of. Staff are helpful and responsive, members are generous and everyone seems to have adopted the unspoken rules: be kind, let’s make each other look good and have some fun.

Holly MacDonald // Posted at 12:06 pm on April 8th, 2014

i really love how the community shares information and help each other out. the staff and heroes are willing to share as much as well.

Michelle Smith // Posted at 12:18 pm on April 8th, 2014

The great Articulate community never fails to give me a fresh idea on a course design. In each module I try to “add a little something extra” that has been learned to keep those learners engaged. Thanks much!

Sue Handley // Posted at 12:26 pm on April 8th, 2014

The community provides a wealth of ideas I can actually use – imagine that! On top of that, Articulate staffers stay involved and have helped me resolve a few thorny technical problems.

Michael Harris // Posted at 12:31 pm on April 8th, 2014

Articulate community is a One-Stop Shop where I can get answers, design ideas, help from the experts, and to be challenged which allows me to grow and offer interesting interactive eLearning to our staff.

Sherrie // Posted at 12:46 pm on April 8th, 2014

Tom always has great tips covering the many esoteric elements of e-learning course design. Thanks Tom!

Trace Main // Posted at 12:58 pm on April 8th, 2014

I love the wealth of ideas, suggestions, examples, and free resources offered through the community… Keep up the great work…

James Skaggs // Posted at 1:00 pm on April 8th, 2014

The Articulate community allows us as users to share our ideas and make our products more effective.

Ron Gast // Posted at 1:16 pm on April 8th, 2014

Each and every blogs are inspiring and very positive. It gives Articulate a life. Practically saying softwares may have nice features, but creative use of it plays a significant role to make it live. I like all the contents, links, freebees, Articulate usage examples, almost every thing in Articulate, I assume making learning modules, e-modules, e-learning means ARTICULATEing it(e-learning) with ARTICULATE! // Posted at 1:18 pm on April 8th, 2014

The wealth of knowlege to be gained is never ending.

Aletha Irwin // Posted at 1:29 pm on April 8th, 2014

I love Articulate’s community for all the free online advice, examples, templates, help, ideas, Articulate’s community is AWESOME!! Thank you for offering this resource!!

Juliann Chapman // Posted at 1:55 pm on April 8th, 2014

I love the weekly challenges! So many great ideas and creative solutions.

Jody Sure // Posted at 2:00 pm on April 8th, 2014

The articulate Community is the best support i have come across for elearning. Other companies have forms but that is all and most of the people are asking about issues. Here at Articulate the community and its sponsors are acutally activlely engaged in each and every form or blog. The wealth of knowledge surpasses anything i have ever seen. I love how everyone is so helpful and willing to help.

eric mongrain // Posted at 2:15 pm on April 8th, 2014

I am so grateful for the blog posts and inspiring ideas coming from this community. As one who got dropped into e-learning without any background in instructional design and without any guidance from my employers, I have been on a very steep, rapid and often frustrating learning curve, so I have been extremely grateful for all tips and ideas I have found. I would really value more information about Articulate Studio ’13 and how to apply it.

Laura Palmos // Posted at 2:43 pm on April 8th, 2014

I have found the Articulate community and Tom to be extremely helpful. My posting and questions have been promptly answered with helpful ideas. In addition to this I have found the blogs to have answers to most of the issues I am finding challenging.

To me the support from Articulate and the online community is one of the great benefits of having the Articulate programs. Thank you.

Denis Hay // Posted at 3:15 pm on April 8th, 2014

I enjoy the supportive atmosphere and the can-do approach of people in the community. No problem is too big, or at least someone can show how to break down the Big Problem into manageable, doable pieces.

Eric Stavney // Posted at 4:35 pm on April 8th, 2014

You help me grow.

William Hopw // Posted at 4:40 pm on April 8th, 2014

You are truly commited to help others make better online materials

William Colmenares // Posted at 4:52 pm on April 8th, 2014

My team works remotely; time zone differences mean that we can’t just pick up the phone and ask each other questions when immersed in the here and now of design. Instead we go to the Articulate community and therein lie the answers we seek!

Julie Moran // Posted at 5:40 pm on April 8th, 2014

I am new to building elearning and using the awesome tools like Articulate Studio and Storyline. I need all the help I can get and I hope I’ll learn enough to be there for others once I have some great working knowledge! I could really use this book! 🙂

Doreen Warrender // Posted at 6:01 pm on April 8th, 2014

I terms of authenticity in e-learning I have my full trust in this community. Articulate community is easily a bench mark in the fast moving elearning environment.

Nadeem Hafiz // Posted at 7:02 pm on April 8th, 2014

No matter whether where you are in the continuum with beginner at one end and expert at the other end, the Articulate community commits fully to help you build amazing e-learning courses.
The screencasts at:, created by David Anderson are so useful and practical. The step-by-step instructions are crystal clear and very easy to follow.
Tom Kuhlmann, the most selfless and generous man for sharing his expertise in every aspect of e-learning. The contributions from Tom in the blog articles as well as the Downloads section clearly depicts Tom’s generosity and unselfishness. The best part is there is always a demo/screencast to show you how the downloads are actually used in an e-learning context.
I have also personally received tremendous support from the Articulate Community. There’s just so many people to thank! All of you in Articulate Community are the best and I can say this again and again: No other community (comparing apples to apples) is so helpful and useful like the Articulate Community.


Andy Yeo // Posted at 9:20 pm on April 8th, 2014

The Articulate community is so rich, that we have been able to break our own paradigms on how to teach economics… No doubt that, with Articulate, the dismal science has become more fun!!

Jaime Velazquez // Posted at 9:35 pm on April 8th, 2014

I love the ‘plain English’ and often tongue-in-cheek approach of the Articulate community – and where would we be without humour and fun in learning? Plain bored and disengaged, that’s where! Look forward to each new post and to trolling the archives to find relevant ‘stuff’ when I need it. Loved the Sydney sessions with Tom and David too – it is great when we of the Great Southern Land are identified and catered for:-) Keep it up!

Lynn Graham // Posted at 12:06 am on April 9th, 2014

You inspire me with the great tutorials and tips to think outside the box when designing online modules. Learning can be fun, innovative and stimulating for the learner – YAH!

Chris Carline // Posted at 2:30 am on April 9th, 2014

The illustrations! They give in a glance an idea of what the text is all about.

Keneth Pettersson // Posted at 6:19 am on April 9th, 2014

I like that I have a readily available resource for inspiration just when I need it.

Charles Baker // Posted at 7:55 am on April 9th, 2014

My boss’s boss sent me this link. JACKPOT!

I am a beginner in the training field, having spent years in IT support. The book sounds like a great way to wrap my brain around your products.

However, my wife is not a beginner, having developed and delivered national training in the medical arena, most notably telemedicine, home health and care transitions. She does both in-person and recorded instruction. Lots of PowerPoint. She is always trying to think of ways to make her presentations more interactive, and keep that interactivity when the training moves to eLearning. Just last night she was picking my brain about possibilities.

My next move is going to be to e-mail her this link. She will be like a kid in a candy store. 🙂

Lee Duckett // Posted at 8:23 am on April 9th, 2014

I love the great, to-the-point articles with examples. I steal from them shamelessly to help others understand principles behind good elearning. My pleas for help have been met with timely, astounding support. Thanks so much for a true community of practice.

Lisa Ferris // Posted at 9:31 am on April 9th, 2014

The Articulate community is such an excellent resource! The people who frequent it are intelligent, creative, and willing to help each other. I haven’t found the same level of support for any other software, which makes a big difference when recommending software for my clients.

Thank you to everyone for making the community so valuable.

Rebecca Aquino // Posted at 10:33 am on April 9th, 2014

Clear, concise, correct, complete, and current information for effective and efficient training that provides the why and the how.

Gayle R // Posted at 11:58 am on April 9th, 2014

Practical. Easy to use. Microsoft Office-friendly. Excellent custo mer support. Creative Blog and community participation. Enthusdiastic followers. Helpful coachers. Intelligent and inspierring suggestions. Motivating treatment of the “rapid elararning”concept.
Meets all my expectations and needs (in-company training).

Guido Yagupsky // Posted at 2:00 pm on April 9th, 2014

I like the Aticulate community because people with little experience in the design of e-learning courses can find simple solutions to serious dilemmas frequently encountered when developing the material for a course. Thanks!

Silvana Ciardullo // Posted at 2:11 pm on April 9th, 2014

The Three C’s!
Content – templates and resources
Creative ideas – different ideas on how to do things.
Constant – the weekly emails that remind me I can do it better, faster, and more efficiently.

Steve Caputo // Posted at 3:37 pm on April 9th, 2014

After attending the Phoenix Articulate Storyline Training, things began to make sense. This book would help solidify what I learned. Plus, I always enjoy checking out the weekly challenges and the emails discussing ways to improve designing online courses.

Margaret // Posted at 5:56 pm on April 9th, 2014

I am new to using this software and having the community to search for help and learn though tutorials has been extremely helpful!

Sharon Jerde // Posted at 7:23 pm on April 9th, 2014

Hey, I’d love to win a copy. Articulate is the best for neophytes like me. It makes learning interesting and easy to understand.

I never win things. So if ever, how else can I avail of this book?

I pray for your continued success.


Niki Abilla // Posted at 11:31 pm on April 9th, 2014

I supported the implementation of Articulate Studio ’09 as a Project Coordinator supporting a contractor and used Articulate Presenter for eLearning development. I am now supporting a new contractor with a similar contract and I am promoting the use of Articulate ’13 as well as Storyline. The alternative to development of eLearning projects with Articulate versus Flash programming is overwhelmingly exponential in favor of Articulate.

Gilbert Luna // Posted at 12:37 am on April 10th, 2014

So many people need this book, can’t we all get it for free please =]

The community is great, fantastic, brilliant, fabulous, collaborative, dynamic, excellent, mind blowing, Awesome, beneficial, clean, creative, legendary !!

okay i think I have exhausted my vocabulary for power words, Now can I have my book please.


Atul Shetty // Posted at 5:24 am on April 10th, 2014

Well, the e-learning community of Articulate is something like a open Innovation group, that means: ask questions, create ideas, discuss ideas and devolop new solutions or even new productsfor example characters. A well working community like these is also a best practice example for brainstorming. I think, if all comments are checked in total, there is the potential of making a good e-learning handbook, a reference book or a reference database out of it.

Unfortunatly I don’t have the time for it.

Best regards


Peter Rienhardt // Posted at 8:24 am on April 10th, 2014

I really like the sharing and collaboration among everyone here. We’re all in the same boat, so we might as well figure out the best way to steer it :-).

Kris Young // Posted at 9:26 am on April 10th, 2014

Communities are always a great way to network, find solutions, and gain ideas. Thank you Articulate Community.

Drucilla Owenby // Posted at 10:35 am on April 10th, 2014

Having this community as a resource is such a huge benefit to all of us. Everyone is so responsive and the creative ideas are fabulous!

Nicole Colgan // Posted at 1:01 pm on April 10th, 2014

The best source for Articulate and Storyline.


Felix Widmer // Posted at 2:47 pm on April 10th, 2014

I love using the community for both inspiration and tactical problem solving using Articulate tools.

Carol Sinko // Posted at 4:11 pm on April 10th, 2014

The Articulate community is among the most responsive and helpful I’ve ever encountered. They’ve come to my rescue on several occasions and I’m happy to have returned the favor to others.

Jeff Furumura // Posted at 11:36 pm on April 10th, 2014

I know that I can run into the Articulate Community just before and tear my hair out and find advice, recounting of someone else in the same quandry as I am, or just a different way of looking at my challenge AT ANY TIME!!! Thanks so much!

Susan Bratcher // Posted at 2:34 pm on April 11th, 2014

Being new in EL training I love reading all about Articulate and the learning community. Very inspiring.

Anne Parker // Posted at 3:36 pm on April 11th, 2014

Interesting articles, good discussions, and insightful comments – what is there not to like?

Keith Mannock // Posted at 6:43 am on April 12th, 2014

I am Brazilian and would love to win this book. even those who are not a Articulate User benefits in participating in this great community. Thanks and sorry about my english.

Sou brasileiro e adoraria ganhar este livro. até quem não é usuário do Articulate se beneficia em participar dessa grande comunidade. Obrigado e desculpe meu inglês.

Luciano FD // Posted at 12:39 pm on April 12th, 2014

Practical, easy to understand, example filled help is what I like best. FANTASTIC !!!!

James Aubele // Posted at 2:23 pm on April 12th, 2014

Love the screencast tips and reviewing samples of Articulate courses.

Brenda Stutsky // Posted at 10:15 pm on April 12th, 2014

Yes, you can teach an old dog new tricks. Being in the above 55 age group I have learned so much from Tom’s blog that have enhanced my training development. Not only have I used his methods in elearning development but also in PowerPoint presentations, handbook illustrations and training newsletters to colleagues… Love the Articulate community for the hints tips and advice they share.

Geraldine kelly // Posted at 5:17 pm on April 13th, 2014

I always learn something new from the Articulate Community. I look forward to reading all the post. The field has changed considerably in the twenty years that I have been in this profession. I have always loved a good challenge and this site offers the best to keep your mind working.

Elaine DeRosa // Posted at 7:24 am on April 15th, 2014

I love the community : it pushes one to go further out of the comfort zone, experiment things, try to do always better, and get inspired and supported by others in the community.

Lena // Posted at 7:43 am on April 18th, 2014

I love that if I encounter a problem, not only is Articulate staff there, but the community of developers are willing to share their lessons and tend to have found a solution for it. Everyone is extremely helpful and it is greatly appreciated!

Kim McKiernan // Posted at 12:16 pm on April 21st, 2014

As a new user of Articulate, I love having the ability to quickly look up answers and learn from the trials and tribulations of more experienced users.

Carol Zachmann // Posted at 3:15 pm on April 23rd, 2014

It feels like you’re entering a café. Relaxed, a nice colour scheme that makes you feel at home and a massive pile of magazines to thumb through to find your answers to your queries. The owners are friendly and helpful and if that’s not enough other customers are ready to share their thoughts and experiences. Where’s my pipe!

Gavin Blagden // Posted at 8:18 am on April 29th, 2014

It’s extremely helpful when I’m trying to figure out how to work with certain tools.

Marlene // Posted at 9:50 am on April 29th, 2014

The Articualte community is helpful, friendly, FAST with the responses and create awesome shareable resources. Why would I use anything else?

Jay Hricak // Posted at 10:44 am on April 29th, 2014

I can always get or find an answer (and often multiple answers, expanding on the previous) to problems I encounter, and the community members are non-judgmental and very generous with their time and resources.

Harriet Stroupe // Posted at 10:51 am on April 29th, 2014

l like the Templates you sent, and the Tips for different topics. It made the courses creating job much more easier.

Jane Hu // Posted at 10:52 am on April 29th, 2014

The Articulate community is wonderful. It has cause me and my team to move away from other products because we were confident in the support we get through the community here.

Adam Larson // Posted at 10:54 am on April 29th, 2014

I get so many creative ideas from the community. I absolutely love the tutorials. Any time I’ve had a question, I’m sure to get a quick and very helpful response.

Elizabeth Kunkel // Posted at 10:57 am on April 29th, 2014

The Articulate community is a “one-stop shop” for working with Articulate Studio and Articulate Storyline. These tools include a lot of features, and you won’t want to use the same ones each time. Having these sharable resources “just a click away” prompts you to keep courses interactive and keep you out of the same old habit. It’s a pleasure to be a part of this supportive group of designers.

Tina Bojan // Posted at 10:58 am on April 29th, 2014

The free support provided by the Articulate Community is better than the premium content provided by other sites and companies. Thank you.

Michael Hernandez // Posted at 11:00 am on April 29th, 2014

I’m always using the Articulate community as a model for what a user community should be. I love the way that the community pulls together to help one another. This is social learning at it’s best!

Rebecca Hay // Posted at 11:01 am on April 29th, 2014

The odds are that if you are stuck trying to do something in Storyline that someone else has already had the same issue. I can usually find the solution reading through posts on the topic without even having to ask the community. And if i cant find the answer someone is always quick to respond with a solution.

Michelle Prince // Posted at 11:04 am on April 29th, 2014

Where else can I go to get FREE stuff to help me do my job? FREE downloads, FREE advice, FREE help, FREE tutoring, FREE screencasts, FREE tutorials, and an opportunity to win a FREE book. I LOVE the Articulate community. The most helpful group around 🙂

Herminia Esqueda // Posted at 11:05 am on April 29th, 2014

I like that the Articulate community is always there when I need it. The answers come in pretty fast, no matter the time of day, and are helpful in either solving my problem or making recommendations on other ways to do it.

Beth McGoldrick // Posted at 11:07 am on April 29th, 2014

I like the fact that there is already a lot of information that I can find without having to ask a question. Training modules are also great.

Joel Dayu // Posted at 11:14 am on April 29th, 2014

As a new user I continue to discover new things about Studio 13 all the time.

Roland LaMore // Posted at 11:20 am on April 29th, 2014

What I really really appreciate about the Articulate community is that I have been able to go from 0 knowledge about online learning to working on developing online training without having to go to a formal institution for years of education (which is not an option for me). Thank you!

Sylvia Wright // Posted at 11:27 am on April 29th, 2014

I love the community because its just that…a community. People are always willing to help out, and contribute different things – this includes staff members and also members of the forum.

I wouldnt be as proficient as I am now if it had not been for the help of the community! so a big thank you to all of you 🙂

Chris // Posted at 11:30 am on April 29th, 2014

The Articulate community is such an amazing support tool. You just don’t get anything like it with other software products. I have just bought Storyline because of the community!

Sally McAlinney // Posted at 11:31 am on April 29th, 2014

While describing the book, Tom you said it yourself:
-Amazing details.
-Design tips.
-Time savers.
-Insight from actual e-learning developers.

These are many of the reasons the Articulate community is so wonderful. People share, provide feedback, and otherwise give of themselves in an effort to make our collective work as Instructional Designers better. How much better can it get — other than perhaps source files for everything!?!

Karen Loftus // Posted at 11:36 am on April 29th, 2014

I love using this site for ideas for courses and for new ways to engage my learners!

Kathryn Radke // Posted at 12:04 pm on April 29th, 2014

The Articulate Community has been able to help with every question I’ve had. Very few communities like it on the Internet.

Matthew // Posted at 12:08 pm on April 29th, 2014

Get questions answered quickly and all the sharing.

George Aston // Posted at 12:21 pm on April 29th, 2014

The Articulate community houses a wealth of information for theh new designer and for seasonsed professionals alike. No where else have I experienced such a sense of community and helpfulness.

Barbara Coleman-Fisher // Posted at 12:24 pm on April 29th, 2014

Hi there! I love this community as I find answers to almost all my e-learning design questions. Tom rocks! The downside, though, it´s getting too big! What are my chances of winning the book, if I´m number 171 in this thread? 🙂

Paula Schmitz // Posted at 12:35 pm on April 29th, 2014

1 out of 171 isn’t bad. My guess is that it’ll finish with about 250, so you’ll have five tries at it. 🙂

Tom Kuhlmann // Posted at 12:38 pm on April 29th, 2014

I enjoy the templates that are shared that give me a starting point for my projects (and inspiration to create my own). Thanks!

Tonya Smith // Posted at 12:36 pm on April 29th, 2014

I’ve used many of the templates and your link to the old version of Microsoft clip art was a posted right when I needed it.

Elaine Scott // Posted at 12:48 pm on April 29th, 2014

Approachable, engaging, instructional. A “waterhole” I have bookmarked and plan on visiting regularly from now on.

Olgy Gary // Posted at 1:03 pm on April 29th, 2014

The community contributes to the learning and best practices Articulate.Confesso qestar surprensa by the way they are welcomed and supported new users.
The collaboration of all involved in the community is fantastic because there’s always someone who tries to help.
I am loving it!!
Thank you.
Regards to all!

Ivone Ithourald Silviano // Posted at 1:03 pm on April 29th, 2014

The community contributes to the learning and best practices Articulate.Confesso estar surprensa by the way they are welcomed and supported new users.
The collaboration of all involved in the community is fantastic because there’s always someone who tries to help.
I am loving it!!
Thank you.
Regards to all!

Ivone Ithourald Silviano // Posted at 1:05 pm on April 29th, 2014

I am new to this resource, but appreciate the exemplars and challenges to my current paradigms of online learning.

Lori Hart // Posted at 1:24 pm on April 29th, 2014

In my case Articulate is a potential design and leaning tool for building most effective lessons and courses in different ways to accomodate the learning objects for promoting innovative activities and asessments.

Roberto Ivan Ramirez Avila // Posted at 1:37 pm on April 29th, 2014

I like the Articulate community b/c it’s so easy to jump in and get useful information, but at the same time, once you’re there, you feel compelled to become a member, thanks to the encouraging atmosphere.

Seth Dickens // Posted at 2:37 pm on April 29th, 2014

I am new to e-Learning and am obsessed with the rapid e-learning blog. I learned about the community from the blog. This year I came to the chilling realization that I might never be gainfully employed again, having been displaced for more than a year and being a girl of a certain age. Terrified, I returned to school and backed into a graduate e-Learning program, based on space available. This program has changed my life. I am learning so much, so fast, but so far,nothing about the practicals. I want to create courses now. I need income now. So I started creating courses using PowerPoint and Word. Then I found Tom Kuhlmann’s blog and I died. I can’t read it all fast enough and the community makes me feel like I have a village. I am building courses as fast as I can go and have found several outlets for them. I have to stop myself from reading the forum way into the night because my head aches with new ideas. I would love to win a copy of the Articulate book, but mostly I want to say thank you for all the amazing information sharing and candid discussions. You have been a lifeline.

Joanna Crews // Posted at 3:49 pm on April 29th, 2014

Tom and this whole website is a highly evolved example of the principle of high tech/high touch in the ICT revolution. This principle states that the more our technology develops an d disrupts our traditional ways of doing things, the more attention we have to give to the human factors.

Tom always puts the human learner front and centre in the design of educational material. He then weaves in the latest electronic gizmos, as tools with which to aid the human learner.

Humans first, computers second. The result is some amazing leaps forward in efficient and effective pedagogy.

The first principle of adult learning: “The mind can only absorb what the backside caqn endure!”

Brian Canute // Posted at 4:23 pm on April 29th, 2014

I find inspiration for my courses via the community.

Doreen Rambke-Hartz // Posted at 4:29 pm on April 29th, 2014

I am just a day into Articulate and I can’t begin to express how beneficial the Articulate Community blogs have been in getting me to understand some of the key functions of Articulate Storyline. Thanks to all the Articulate Community friends for your post and tips.

Victor Crespo // Posted at 5:55 pm on April 29th, 2014

The Articulate community is an excellent source of information, ideas, and extremely useful resources. It is an indispensable part of the overall Articulate experience. In my case, it started with Studio 09 and continues with Studio 13. I look forward to each edition of the Rapid e-Learning Blog and visit the Community Blog often to see what other e-Learning Heroes are doing. Good stuff and it’s free!

Anthony Contino // Posted at 6:25 pm on April 29th, 2014

I started using Articulate about 3 years ago. The Articulate user community are ready and willing to share their knowledge and help others.

Barbara Gerbich // Posted at 7:08 pm on April 29th, 2014

The Articulate Community provided answers to almost all of my questions when I started using Studio 09. There re very few communities out there with this level and depth of support. I am getting ready to move to Studio 13 and expect the same great support!

Brian Gong // Posted at 7:19 pm on April 29th, 2014

I like the Articulate community because they LOVE to share. I love being able to use the templates created by other users. This allows me to use that template and adjust to my own needs. It’s like having millions of “friends” to borrow from. One day I hope to get past the “newbie” stage and build something that I can share with others.

Michelle Deshotels // Posted at 7:21 pm on April 29th, 2014

5 winners out of 196 comments – wow the odds are pretty huge. I’m new to Articulate and e-learning for that matter. It’s this software and the community and tutorials that come with it which has ignited my interest both in e-learning and creating amazing stuff.

My first step is teaching some of my staff how to use Articulate to create training packages for a new in-house admissions system we are building. I devour your tutorials and information in the forums and practice all the things I learn. A book would be an extra tool in my arsenal of learning materials.

My staff are just about to embark on a month of learning using the online tutorials to become familiar with this software (I think being able to work at their own pace and ‘play’ with the software with hints and tips far outweighs a one day class). It would be great to be one of the 5 who gets a book but I’m just as grateful for the learning materials / tutorials you supply.

Cheers, Fiona

Fiona Biedermann // Posted at 12:57 am on April 30th, 2014

I love how the community provides so many ideas, examples, and a willingness to share. I figure if I have a question, someone else has had the same issue, so the first place I head is the community. Thanks to everyone for the help and many, many ideas and examples!

Jeannette Westbrook // Posted at 9:24 am on April 30th, 2014

I really like how the community makes it so easy to learn how to accomplish your needs in Articulate. I was able to jump right in as soon as we got the software up and running on my computer. Thanks for all the tip and tricks and wonderful tutorials! I look forward to seeing new posts and resources all the time!

Patt Young // Posted at 4:10 pm on April 30th, 2014

Being new to REL, and somewhat a lone wolf in my current learning consulting role, I found in this community a virtual Team of highly skilled, generous, and awesome adult educators who are willing to share their wisdom.

There’s so much to learn, explore, and do to build eLearning mastery. I love how this group fully supports the “tell me, show me, and let me do it” learning model.

Your kindness and generosity is much appreciated, as this community provides an environment that helps ease my anxiety and self-doubt about trying to figure out this big world of eLearning!

I don’t use Studio yet, so winning this book isn’t my motivation for writing this posting. I just wanted to let Team Articulate know that I’m very grateful for all the hard work and devotion you’ve put into building this community to help evolve eLearning practitioners world-wide.

Joanne // Posted at 4:15 pm on April 30th, 2014

So who won? I didn’t see anything in the May 5th weekly recap. 🙂

Carol Zachmann // Posted at 11:53 am on May 12th, 2014

@Carol: David drew names of the winners. We just forgot to add them to the weekly recap. I’ll have him post the winners here and in the recap.

Tom Kuhlmann // Posted at 6:03 pm on May 12th, 2014

Another thing I really appreciate about the Articulate community is that you cover so many aspects of e-learning development and are just always there! Thanks!

Sylvia Wright // Posted at 1:10 pm on June 19th, 2014

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