Articulate 360 FAQs: Working on a Mac
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You can run Articulate 360 desktop apps—Storyline 360, Studio 360, and Replay 360—on a Mac with a Windows virtual machine. Articulate 360 web apps—Rise 360 and Review 360—can be used natively on a Mac.
See these FAQs for answers to common questions about using Articulate 360 on a Mac:
- Can I install Storyline 360, Studio 360, and Replay 360 on my Mac?
- Can I author responsive Rise 360 courses on my Mac?
- Can I record screencasts on my Mac?
- Which Articulate 360 apps can I use on my Mac?
- Is Articulate 360 compatible with Apple M-series chips?
Can I install Storyline 360, Studio 360, and Replay 360 on my Mac?
Mac users with Intel processors can install Storyline 360, Studio 360, and Replay 360 in Parallels Desktop, VMware Fusion, or Apple Boot Camp. If you have an Apple M-series chip, we have more details below.
See these best practices for using Articulate software in a virtual environment:
- Using Articulate Software on a Mac with Parallels Desktop
- Using Articulate Software on a Mac with VMware Fusion
Can I author responsive Rise 360 courses on my Mac?
Yes. Rise 360 is completely web-based, so you can use Safari, Google Chrome, and Firefox browsers on your Mac to create responsive Rise 360 courses.
See this article for a list of system requirements for Rise 360.
Can I record screencasts on my Mac?
Yes. Peek 360 is a native screen-recording app for Mac. It's available in the Mac App Store and is included with your Articulate 360 subscription.
Peek 360 is intuitive and fast. Your screencast will automatically upload to Articulate 360 when you're done recording. Then you can collect feedback with Review 360 or download your video as an MP4 file or LMS package.
Take a tour of Peek 360 to learn more.
Which Articulate 360 apps can I use on my Mac?
- Record brief training videos with Peek 360, our native screen-recording app for Mac. Install it from the Mac App Store.
- Create beautiful, responsive courses with Rise 360, a web app you can use in Safari, Google Chrome, and Firefox on your Mac.
- Collaborate with stakeholders in Review 360, a web app for collecting feedback on your e-learning projects.
- Grow your e-learning skills with Articulate 360 Training by attending exclusive, online webinars hosted by Tom Kuhlmann and other industry experts.
- Create engaging e-learning courses with Storyline 360, Studio 360, and Replay 360. Just install the Articulate 360 desktop app in Parallels Desktop, VMware Fusion, or Apple Boot Camp on your Mac. Then use the Articulate 360 desktop app to install Storyline, Studio, and Replay.
- Import professionally-designed slide templates, relatable characters, and royalty-free stock media from Content Library 360 directly into your courses.
Is Articulate 360 compatible with Apple M-series chip?
Here’s what we currently know about Apple silicon (or M1/M2 chips) support in virtual environments.
- Apple Boot Camp isn't available on Macs with Apple M-series processors.
- Parallels Desktop 18 and later support Microsoft ARM versions of Windows 11 Po and Enterprise. Follow the steps in this article to install Windows 11 on Apple M-series.
- VMWare Fusion 13 and later support Microsoft Windows 11 on ARM Insider Preview. To download this version of Windows, you need to sign up for the Windows Insider Program. Keep in mind that pre-release versions of Windows are in active development and may not have the latest security enhancements.
- We're investigating reports of Storyline 360 responding slowly on Macs with M-series chips. Let us know if you're experiencing this issue. We'll share more details as soon as we have more information available.
Macs that use Intel processors will run Windows virtual environments without any issues.
See this article for a list of system requirements for all Articulate 360 apps.