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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 7.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Articulate 360

Articulate 360 is a great authoring tool for beginners. It has a very clean user interface and makes creating courses a breeze. You don't need to have much experience as an instructional designer to create a great and professional-looking course. I would recommend it for instructors who want to create intuitive courses available on many different platforms.
Jonathan Delgado | TrustRadius Reviewer

Blackboard Learn

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Articulate 360
Blackboard Learn
7.0
Course authoring
Articulate 360
Blackboard Learn
6.7
Course catalog or library
Articulate 360
Blackboard Learn
6.9
Player/Portal
Articulate 360
Blackboard Learn
7.6
Learning content
Articulate 360
Blackboard Learn
7.6
Mobile friendly
Articulate 360
Blackboard Learn
5.2
Progress tracking & certifications
Articulate 360
Blackboard Learn
7.9
Assignments
Articulate 360
Blackboard Learn
8.1
Compliance management
Articulate 360
Blackboard Learn
7.3
Learning administration
Articulate 360
Blackboard Learn
7.5
Learning reporting & analytics
Articulate 360
Blackboard Learn
6.8
Social learning
Articulate 360
Blackboard Learn
5.2

Pros

Articulate 360

  • Ease of use/ability to learn how to use features
  • Clean and simple design output makes it easy for learners to navigate through courses
  • Freedom to create what your imagination can dream up
  • Community Support from e-learning heroes is great! Any issues are normally resolved with the community within a day and articulate staff still follows up.
  • 360 is always being upgraded and improved with character bundles, image/video content, and new feature roll-outs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Blackboard Learn

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Articulate 360

  • More flexibility to customize the look and feel of Articulate Rise templates (think of position of corporate logo and colors in quizzes)
  • A functionality that I would love to see is A morph transition
  • The JavaScript trigger can’t be used in preview mode. This really slows down the workflow when working with JavaScript
Paul Alders | TrustRadius Reviewer

Blackboard Learn

  • 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
Meena B | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Articulate 360

Articulate 360 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Articulate 360 is now an integral part of our offering
Phil Mayor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Blackboard Learn

Blackboard Learn 4.6
Based on 11 answers
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.
James Gurney | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Articulate 360

Articulate 360 8.5
Based on 8 answers
Overall I can't fault Articulate 360. Sure, there are always enhancements that an individual user would like to see introduced, but generally speaking the usability is second to none.
Articulate 360 offers something for users of all levels. It can be friendly enough not to turn off novices, but has enough about it to keep the professional coming back for more.
David Tait | TrustRadius Reviewer

Blackboard Learn

Blackboard Learn 10.0
Based on 5 answers
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.
Inez Whipple | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Articulate 360

Articulate 360 8.1
Based on 23 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Blackboard Learn

Blackboard Learn 7.7
Based on 19 answers
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.
Anissa Harris | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Articulate 360

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Blackboard Learn

Blackboard Learn 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Blackboard's Managed Hosting was top-notch in getting us up and running quickly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Articulate 360

Articulate 360 has the total package vs the other tools. If you just wanted to do video, you can use tools like Camtasia. Another elearning tool I have tried is called Viewlet Builder. It was a very stripped down version of a Storyline type software where you could create and produce elearning modules as well. Articulate 360 has pretty much all of the capabilities of the other kinds of elearning development tools, so you pretty much only need one suite instead of compiling a toolkit of mixed software
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Blackboard Learn

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Articulate 360

  • So far we have been able to implement a host of interactive eLearnings that have received a widely positive reception from our learner base! It has some glitches but everyone is mostly happy with it and seem to learn a lot.
  • Rise is so easy to use that I can whip up a course as easily as I can whip up an outline, so usually, I just dive into course creation and share that as my "outline." This helps me get work done faster.
  • Being able to review my work with the 'Review' tool has allowed us to collaborate much more quickly, which has DEEPLY benefitted one of our big revenue-generating projects last year.
Rebecca Mogollón | TrustRadius Reviewer

Blackboard Learn

  • 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.
Rachel Hudish | TrustRadius Reviewer

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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

Articulate 360 Editions & Modules

Edition
Teams$1,299.001
  1. per year
Additional Pricing 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

General

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

Blackboard Learn Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details
Must contact vendor for pricing information.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Articulate 360
8.8
Blackboard Learn
6.1

Likelihood to Renew

Articulate 360
9.1
Blackboard Learn
4.6

Usability

Articulate 360
8.5
Blackboard Learn
10.0

Support Rating

Articulate 360
8.1
Blackboard Learn
7.7

Online Training

Articulate 360
Blackboard Learn
7.0

Implementation Rating

Articulate 360
Blackboard Learn
10.0

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