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Feature Set Ratings

    Learning Management

    Articulate 360

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.9

    Blackboard Learn by Anthology

    69%
    Blackboard Learn by Anthology ranks higher in 11/11 features

    Course authoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.5
    65%
    23 Ratings

    Course catalog or library

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    23 Ratings

    Player/Portal

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    20 Ratings

    Learning content

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    27 Ratings

    Mobile friendly

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.2
    42%
    29 Ratings

    Progress tracking & certifications

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    23 Ratings

    Assignments

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    29 Ratings

    Compliance management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    16 Ratings

    Learning administration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    24 Ratings

    Learning reporting & analytics

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.8
    68%
    25 Ratings

    Social learning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.8
    48%
    21 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Articulate 360 is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew
    • Blackboard Learn by Anthology is rated higher in 3 areas: Usability, Support Rating, Implementation Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.4

    Articulate 360

    94%
    72 Ratings
    5.4

    Blackboard Learn by Anthology

    54%
    57 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.1

    Articulate 360

    91%
    3 Ratings
    4.6

    Blackboard Learn by Anthology

    46%
    11 Ratings

    Usability

    8.9

    Articulate 360

    89%
    9 Ratings
    10.0

    Blackboard Learn by Anthology

    100%
    5 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.8

    Articulate 360

    78%
    24 Ratings
    7.9

    Blackboard Learn by Anthology

    79%
    27 Ratings

    Online Training

    Articulate 360

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0

    Blackboard Learn by Anthology

    70%
    1 Rating

    Implementation Rating

    9.1

    Articulate 360

    91%
    2 Ratings
    10.0

    Blackboard Learn by Anthology

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Articulate Global, Inc.

    I am not a fully trained instructional designer, but I found the user experience to be enjoyable. I have crafted my own revision of a course using Articulate 360 and while the process was lengthy, I found edits and changes to be relatively easy to implement. I also had a great deal of fun making tweaks, organizing and adding imagery. I think with regard to creating online courses/products for students to utilize, this is a great program and serves several levels of instructional design well (from me being brand new to this, to my supervisor who is newly certified, up to a longtime LD). I don't know that this is wholly relevant to courses that are live, be they in-person or virtual (Zoom webinars for example). Most of the material created in Articulate 360 tends to sit on the side of an on-demand, at-your-own-pace as far as coursework is concerned. A live course with an instructor, while it could be utilized in a live setting, the way it would be used I am unsure would be as dynamic or worthwhile as other more traditional options.
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    Anthology, Inc

    A school with a well-established technology imprint with their students (for example, ours is a BYOB school where every student has their own laptop and must bring it to school every day and where over 99% of our families have reliable broadband at home) is a reasonable scenario for using The arrogance and intransigence of the sales force is quite disconcerting… They are no longer the only game in town and don't yet realize it. Less well-off schools/families may find it a challenge if students must be on campus or at a public library in order to use the technology. Obviously, during the pandemic, this became problematic for some districts.
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    Pros

    Articulate Global, Inc.

    • Rise is clean and professional. It looks polished to users and is easy for learners to follow.
    • They have outstanding support.
    • Storyline allows you to create some very engaging intricate interactive learning.
    • Generally, their products are user friendly.
    • They are considered the Gold standard in elearning authoring.
    • Their courses can be read on phones, tablets computers. etc.
    • They also have a powerpoint add in for making really nice slides.
    • Their review tool, allows you to easily send the courses to reviewers who can update in course.
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    Anthology, Inc

    • Blackboard Learn makes submitting assignments electronically simple and provides a variety of built-in Web-based tools like e-portfolios, wikis, and blogs that our students use to create their own content.
    • Blackboard Learn is intuitive and easy to navigate from a students perspective
    • Blackboard Learn has many integrations available for connecting this LMS to other tools we use at our institution.
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    Cons

    Articulate Global, Inc.

    • I'd like to see more variety in the types of interactions available. The ones that exist now (hot spot, drag n' drop, flip cards, etc.) are useful, but it would be nice to have more options without having to build something custom in Storyline to pull over. For example, I'd like a more elaborate sorting activity, customizable drag and drop activity, game options such as crosswords, options that allow user response, and more variety in the quizzing and assessment.
    • The built-in branching scenario feature requires a bit of trial and error. I'd like to see a snapshot, at-a-glance view of the scenario so it easier to see where the branching is, or where its missing.
    • The built-in assessment features are pretty limited - the Knowledge Check block has only multiple choice, multiple response, fill in the blank and basic matching. There is the option to pull in a test bank which is great, but it would be great to have more options built-in without having to develop something more elaborate in Storyline.
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    Anthology, Inc

    • Blackboard Learn has some limitations when it comes to submissions
    • It is not that user friendly, I had to spend some time to get a hang of it in the beginning
    • I have been struggling a bit with deletion of manually added courses
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    Pricing Details

    Articulate 360

    Starting Price

    $0 per year

    Editions & Modules

    Articulate 360 editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Teams$1,299.001

    Footnotes

    1. per year

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Articulate 360 is available on the Articulate website and through Articulate Authorized Resellers. The Articulate 360 Teams plan is available for $1,299 per user, per year, and individual subscriptions perfect for freelancers are available for $999 per user, per year (all prices USD). Eligible educational customers receive a 50% discount on list prices.

    Blackboard Learn by Anthology

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Blackboard Learn by Anthology editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      Optional

      Additional Details

      Must contact vendor for pricing information.

      Likelihood to Renew

      Articulate Global, Inc.

      Articulate 360 is an essential tool in our organisation's workflow. The money that we make through its use, far outweighs the cost of renewing our licenses. Articulate 360 has exposed us to new clients that we may not have otherwise encountered if we did not subscribe to the Articulate services.
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      Anthology, Inc

      There are several aspects of Desire2Learn that outweigh the benefits of using Blackboard. I find that the Desire2Learn system is a bit more user friendly and looks more up-to-date. However, the decision to renew systems is not up to me because the entire University uses the same system. Regardless, I think I would choose Desire2Learn over Blackboard because of its improved user interface.
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      Usability

      Articulate Global, Inc.

      I rate the overall usability of Articulate 360 ​​with an 8, because of the many possibilities the software offers me. The software ensures that almost anyone without knowledge of coding can develop an interactive online course in a fairly simple and pleasant way.
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      Anthology, Inc

      It is very usable for both faculty and students. The interface is pretty intuitive and most students can use it without a lot of additional training. Faculty do need some training to effectively use the interface, but they usually get it pretty quickly. We have had to create some additional programming to give faculty a way to delve deeper into the content.
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      Support Rating

      Articulate Global, Inc.

      It took forever to get someone to respond--either by email or by phone--directly to a pricing and licensing question. It is unfortunate that a company that has such potential as a streamlined course building/authoring tool not only missed the boat with service but also proves itself to be all fluff and no substance.
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      Anthology, Inc

      My Blackboard support comes from the university I work with. They are responsive--eventually... but it takes them sometimes a week to respond to a reported issue. For example, I reported 2 issues last week and one was resolved and I was contacted about one still open option today. That is too long for a tech issue. I have not contacted any support offered directly by Blackboard, which may be a completely different experience altogether.
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      Implementation Rating

      Articulate Global, Inc.

      It is pretty straight forward and easy to implement is you are already creating eLearning. If you have old courses created in other versions of Articulate I recommend you update them to the new version even though it is not necessary (especially From Storyline3 to 360) but if you don't you may find difficulty opening and keeping things straight
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      Anthology, Inc

      Blackboard's Managed Hosting was top-notch in getting us up and running quickly.
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      Alternatives Considered

      Articulate Global, Inc.

      Adobe Captivate has a ton of incredible functionality. You're able to fully customize user experiences through interactive elements, buttons, transitions, hiding and activating various elements, and so on. But overall Captivate is insanely difficult for someone new to the tool to learn. Most of what I learned about Captivate, I had to do by trial and error or by watching Paul Wilson's YouTube videos. I find Articulate 360 to be far more intuitive
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      Anthology, Inc

      Coursera offers a variety of modules in which a team is able to work on then, but [Blackboard Learn] offers more options to understand how are the team members developing and which tasks have offered a harder challenger for them. [Blackboard Learn] also offers a variety of reports that can be generate by a team lead.
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      Return on Investment

      Articulate Global, Inc.

      • I am an independent user so far so no ROI; however it has clearly made a positive impact on my course as my students love the clear navigation interface and know exactly where to find content.
      • On point to consider is that it has no forum option on its lesson option so this hinders some asynchronous users from interacting with others on the course.
      • Users have expressed many positive feedback from using Articulate 360 which increases productivity and engagement.
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      Anthology, Inc

      • At one of the institutions that I worked for, the ROI was excellent for the number of users we were serving; however, I could not speak to other instances as I was not aware of the overall cost of the contract.
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