Presenter 360: Comparing HTML5, Flash, and Articulate Mobile Player Output

Article Last Updated Nov 28, 2016

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The following table compares the Articulate Presenter 360 features supported in HTML5, Flash, and the Articulate Mobile Player (AMP). Refer to this table during the planning and development stages of your courses for the best results in the environments you're targeting.

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Slides

 HTML5FlashAMP
PowerPoint slides
Engage 360 interactions (click here for details)
Quizmaker 360 quizzes (click here for details)

PowerPoint Features

 HTML5FlashAMP
Animations (click here for details)
Slide transitions
Slide notes

Media

 HTML5FlashAMP
Annotations
Audio
Characters (illustrated and photographic)
Flash movies  
Simultaneous audio/video
Videos (sidebar videos and slide videos)
Videos with alpha-channel transparency 
Web objects

Slide Properties

 HTML5FlashAMP
Advance automatically or by user
Locked slides
Presenters
Audio playlists
Branching

Accessibility

 HTML5FlashAMP
Section 508 accessibility support 
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) support 
Adjust the player font size 
Alternate text for media 
Language identifier for screen readers 
Skip the player navigation elements in screen readers 

Player

 HTML5FlashAMP
Gestures 
Keyboard shortcuts N/A
Responsive player N/A
Slide-specific controls
Standard playerN/A

Player: Features

 HTML5FlashAMP
Elapsed and total time 
Exit tab
Glossary
Logo
Menu
Notes
Play/Pause
Presenter
Resources 
Search 
Seekbar
Sidebar on left
Sidebar on right 
Title
Topbar left tabs
Topbar right tabs
Volume slider 

Player: Menu

 HTML5FlashAMP
Auto-collapse menu as learner progresses
Auto-number entries in menu
Levels
Navigation (free, restricted, locked)
Show tooltip on hover N/A
Wrap long menu item titles

Player: Colors & Effects

 HTML5FlashAMP
Background color 
Color schemes 
Player font  

Player: Text Labels

 HTML5FlashAMP
Custom text labels (localization)

Player: Other

 HTML5FlashAMP
Browser size (current, optimal, fill) N/A
Enable keyboard shortcuts N/A
Launch in new windowN/A
Launch in new window: Display window with no browser controlsN/A
Launch in new window: Allow user to resize N/A
Loop presentation
Output slide size
Player size (optimal, fill)N/A
Quiz timer format
Resume (prompt, always, never)
Text: Left to right
Text: Right to left

LMS

 HTML5FlashAMP
Articulate Online (viewing, tracking, reporting)
LMS (viewing, tracking, reporting)
Switch between HTML5, Flash, and Articulate Mobile Player without losing progress in Articulate Online
Switch between HTML5, Flash, and Articulate Mobile Player without losing progress in an LMS

Web Browsers: Windows

 HTML5FlashAMP
Firefox (latest version)N/A
Google Chrome (latest version)N/A
Internet Explorer 8 and 9 N/A
Internet Explorer 10 and laterN/A
Microsoft Edge (latest version)N/A

Web Browsers: Mac

 HTML5FlashAMP
Firefox (latest version)N/A
Google Chrome (latest version)N/A
Safari (latest version)N/A

Web Browsers: Mobile Devices

 HTML5FlashAMP
Google Chrome in Android OS 4.1 and later N/A
Google Chrome in Apple iOS 8 and later N/A
Safari in Apple iOS 8 and later N/A

See also: Studio 360 Tech Specs