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Articulate 360

Articulate 360 is a powerful tool if you plan on teaching any topic. It can be as simple or complex as you like. You can create a Rise course which has videos, interactive Storyline content, quizzes, interactive images, buttons, and more. It's not necessarily suited for compliance training because it is hard to verify completion.
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Blackboard Collaborate

It's useful for a classroom video session with a professor, as multiple students can access it at once (it will stream better if only the instructor uses video and others just use chat) and both lecture or answer questions, employing the Whiteboard feature as necessary. There is a hand raising option students can use to signal that they have a question, or they can just put a question in on the chat section.It is not as interactive as some video tutoring platforms I have seen, but it is something that our support services at school have access to with a site license, so it's ideal for us.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Articulate 360
8.5
Blackboard Collaborate
Course authoring
Articulate 360
9.6
Blackboard Collaborate
Course catalog or library
Articulate 360
8.9
Blackboard Collaborate
Player/Portal
Articulate 360
8.5
Blackboard Collaborate
Learning content
Articulate 360
9.2
Blackboard Collaborate
Mobile friendly
Articulate 360
9.1
Blackboard Collaborate
Progress tracking & certifications
Articulate 360
7.7
Blackboard Collaborate
Assignments
Articulate 360
9.5
Blackboard Collaborate
Compliance management
Articulate 360
6.8
Blackboard Collaborate
Learning administration
Articulate 360
7.5
Blackboard Collaborate
Learning reporting & analytics
Articulate 360
7.6
Blackboard Collaborate
Social learning
Articulate 360
8.8
Blackboard Collaborate

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Articulate 360
Blackboard Collaborate
7.2
High quality audio
Articulate 360
Blackboard Collaborate
7.3
High quality video
Articulate 360
Blackboard Collaborate
7.0
Low bandwidth requirements
Articulate 360
Blackboard Collaborate
6.1
Mobile support
Articulate 360
Blackboard Collaborate
8.4

Screen Sharing

Articulate 360
Blackboard Collaborate
8.0
Desktop sharing
Articulate 360
Blackboard Collaborate
7.3
Whiteboards
Articulate 360
Blackboard Collaborate
8.7

Online Meetings / Events

Articulate 360
Blackboard Collaborate
9.4
Calendar integration
Articulate 360
Blackboard Collaborate
9.9
Meeting initiation
Articulate 360
Blackboard Collaborate
9.8
Integrates with social media
Articulate 360
Blackboard Collaborate
8.2
Record meetings / events
Articulate 360
Blackboard Collaborate
9.3
Slideshows
Articulate 360
Blackboard Collaborate
10.0

Online Events Collaboration

Articulate 360
Blackboard Collaborate
9.6
Live chat
Articulate 360
Blackboard Collaborate
9.3
Audience polling
Articulate 360
Blackboard Collaborate
10.0
Q&A
Articulate 360
Blackboard Collaborate
9.4

Online Events Security

Articulate 360
Blackboard Collaborate
8.0
User authentication
Articulate 360
Blackboard Collaborate
5.6
Participant roles & permissions
Articulate 360
Blackboard Collaborate
9.5
Confidential attendee list
Articulate 360
Blackboard Collaborate
9.0

Pros

  • I love the addition of Review. It allows us to send items to external customers for their review and feedback as well as allows me to comment back via one location. When you update and re-publish you can update the item they can see. I did stumble across the fact that if you have multiple people working on a project and they publish and send a link to the customer it is saved into their own 360 site. I need to explore this more to see if there is a way to make a collaborative site that two people can update to. If not, it is important to be aware that you need to send the updated links to your co-worker too or they won't see comments made on the newer items published by a different person. We ran into this because I had to go out of town and someone else had to help with some updates.
  • Storyline is something I have been using since it came out and wow, it has come a long way in a relatively short time. I have to say my favorite thing about the software though is the collaborative site to teach people on how to use it and to collaborate with others. It is unlike any other support/tutorial site I have ever used. I also like Storyline because it is robust but user-friendly. You can make very simple or very complex items based on your skill set. There is also a newly updated content library full of great resources to use in your training. I feel like the access to this has really opened up options for our training programs.
  • Another thing I really like it the ability to change your design view for PC to tablet to mobile...seamlessly. This is huge! As the world turns more to mobile learning this is a great way to see what you have done and how it will transfer between formats.
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  • The synchronous environment is great for online and hybrid courses. Students are able to ask questions and receive feedback in real time.
  • The video option is great, especially for 100% online courses. It gives a face to the professors name--humanizes us a little bit for the students.
  • The record option is wonderful for students who cannot be in class, students with special needs, enrichment/supplement, and content reviews.
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Cons

  • Just released, so still a few things to iron out.
  • Price point is high for freelancers, but hopefully this will be addressed.
  • Not the ground breaking update to Storyline 2 that I expected, but this is NOT Storyline 3, so I'm happy with this.
  • Studio and Replay seem a bit unnecessary now and could perhaps take efforts away from the more useful components of the suite.
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  • Loading of presenter slides is not as intuitive as it could be.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Blackboard Collaborate9.0
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It is a tool that faculty likes to use. It has so much flexibility to allow students to see a class even if they happen to not be available in the classroom.
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Usability

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Blackboard Collaborate8.9
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Collaborate is a easy to use, easy to learn, and a well supported product. It is not overly complex yet it is quite feature rich. I think that most users (both instructors and students) should find it easy to use without much outside help.
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Reliability and Availability

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Blackboard Collaborate8.0
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The availability of the software is quite impressive. You can access it at any time that you want and from anywhere that you want, but that depends on how the software is set up by the University. There might be sudden outages due to not having enough space on your database, which we had that very issue happen recently here at our University. During that time, you could not access their blackboard at all until it was brought up online again.
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Performance

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Blackboard Collaborate9.0
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The performance of the software is remarkable. The loading speed of the pages is more than satisfying, it all depends on the users internet package. So far, there wasn't any issue of Blackboard slowing down other software or systems when integrated with them
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Support

Articulate 3609.1
Based on 1 answer
Support is always available.
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Blackboard Collaborate9.0
Based on 1 answer
Blackboard support is quite knowledgeable and quick to respond to requests.
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Alternatives Considered

Articulate 360 is much more user-friendly than Captivate. I would recommend Articulate over Captivate any day.
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Blackboard LMS and Collaborate's integration as well as support from one vendor makes it a first choice if you are already using Blackboard as your LMS.
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Scalability

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Blackboard Collaborate8.0
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The reason for this rating is that the software is a pretty good tool that can be utilized for use in all of the Universities around the world. It has the capability to fulfill the needs of various different education systems. Although, there are slight improvements that are needed, therefore the rating is at 8.
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Return on Investment

  • For me, the ROI comes in the form of time. Being able to create an eLearning course quickly is the biggest and greatest impact. As an ID, creating an eLearning course that looks like a PowerPoint presentation is painful. With Rise, you can make something that looks nothing like a PPT presentation and make it look beautiful while achieving your goals.
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  • Since we did not implement Blackboard this question is not applicable.
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Pricing Details

Articulate 360

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

Blackboard Collaborate

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details