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Articulate 360

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Likelihood to Recommend

Articulate 360

I can't imagine being able to do my job and do it well without Articulate 360. I am able to create simple linear training courses and complex branching courses with ease. Some of the greatest training courses involve a "choose your own adventure" feel with many branches and the outcome is based upon the points earned through the course. The better decisions, the better the outcome. Importing from PowerPoint is easy. The content library that comes with 360 is very helpful. Images are crystal clear, high-resolution, and able to be used with any use. No need for me to have subscriptions to other content services anymore. I love how easy it is now to create a video background with the content library included in 360.
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Canvas

Canvas is an LMS that is wonderful for schools that want a good online program. Canvas organizes the classroom for the instructor and makes it easy for the student to follow. It provides discussions and assignments that are essential in creating an effective online course with student interaction.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Articulate 360
8.5
Canvas
8.5
Course authoring
Articulate 360
9.6
Canvas
9.2
Course catalog or library
Articulate 360
8.9
Canvas
8.4
Player/Portal
Articulate 360
8.6
Canvas
8.0
Learning content
Articulate 360
8.9
Canvas
8.7
Mobile friendly
Articulate 360
9.1
Canvas
8.6
Progress tracking & certifications
Articulate 360
7.8
Canvas
8.1
Assignments
Articulate 360
9.5
Canvas
9.2
Compliance management
Articulate 360
7.2
Canvas
7.9
Learning administration
Articulate 360
7.7
Canvas
8.5
Learning reporting & analytics
Articulate 360
7.2
Canvas
8.4
Social learning
Articulate 360
8.8
Canvas
8.6

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.
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Canvas

  • Canvas does a great job of integrating many third-party vendors. We use vendors such as Flipgrid, Padlet, and Storyline to help enhance our student experience in the online classroom.
  • Canvas is very user (designer) friendly. It uses a simple Rich Text Editor that is easy to create text, insert pictures and video and enhance the text. With that comes an HTML Editor which is very useful if you have knowledge of HTML. This provides the designer with the flexibility to design more than just plain text on a page.
  • For the student, Canvas is also very easy to use and organized well. The Modules listing provides students with an "outline: of the course and helps keep them working in a linear fashion (if that is what you want). There are also direct links to assignments and discussions so students can see all of the specific assignments at once. The grade book is also very easy for students to read and interpret.
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Cons

Articulate 360

  • Storyline is a bit heavy for some computers to handle—both the design side and even the viewer side. Outputs can occasionally be glitchy.
  • In Rise I would like to see more customizability, like choosing different fonts and locations of images and things like that. It's very cookie-cutter, which is actually great for newbies because it is difficult to make it look bad.
  • It would be cool if Rise had a "page logic" option so you can jump to different pages based on button logic. Pretty pie-in-the-sky.
  • The quiz functionality in Rise leaves a lot to be desired, but the quiz function in Storyline is SCORM compliant.
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Canvas

  • Even though Canvas works great with third-party vendors by integrating them right into Canvas, there is room for improvement on this subject. There are still glitches with certain programs as well as programs that simply do not work well with Canvas.
  • The Rich Text Editor is a good selling point for Canvas, however, it could use an upgrade There are features that could be implemented that are not there and it can make designing a dynamic page difficult.
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Likelihood to Renew

Articulate 360

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Canvas

Canvas 9.3
Based on 5 answers
The other LMS tools have fallen behind. One reason is they are not able to update their systems, features, toolsets in a timely manner. While other LMS providers release bug fixes and new features several times a year, schools struggle to install and implement them in a timely manner. It is not uncommon for a school to take 6 months to a year to fully install and implement new releases on other LMS platforms. With Canvas, those features are released every 3 weeks, and there is nothing for a school to do other than choose to turn them on once released. This has allowed Instructure to innovate faster, and get new features and tools to customers quicker. Other factors include great pricing, customer support, and the innovative way in which LTI is implemented in the tool.
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Usability

Articulate 360

Articulate 360 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Once you get over the learning curve, the platform is pretty easy to use, but the learning curve itself is rather steep. Even once you are familiar with the feature set, it is easy to overlook a small setting, which can cause client-facing errors. Correcting these errors is kind of a tedious process due to having to load up the application, make your change, and re-publish the course.
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Canvas

Canvas 9.0
Based on 7 answers
There are a few tools that need an overhaul, and are a bit cumbersome to use, or lack some of the features that faculty want.For example the current web grading tool, although better than others I have seen, could have fewer clicks. There are some inconsistencies in interface in a couple of areas. I hear that a complete overhaul of the gradebook i, and grading s underway and will be released in 2016.
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Support

Articulate 360

Articulate 360 9.0
Based on 3 answers
Support is always available.
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Canvas

Canvas 8.7
Based on 3 answers
I teach with Canvas and on weekends and even holidays I have called the 24/7 support line to get help on something. It has been great
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In-Person Training

Articulate 360

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Canvas

Canvas 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The training sessions were broken down into several days as well as different levels depending upon the knowledge of the user
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Online Training

Articulate 360

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Canvas

Canvas 8.0
Based on 1 answer
The online tutorials and videos are very clear and addressed the issues/questions that I had about using the system.
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Implementation

Articulate 360

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Canvas

Canvas 8.5
Based on 2 answers
Once you purchase and sign the contract there is nothing to install or hardware to buy. You can almost immediately start using it and have courses up and going within weeks. We signed in December and had pilot courses online ready to go for the start of school in January
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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
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Canvas

Canvas provides a nice blend of intuitive, simple interfaces with strong functionality. Other products will often try to do too much and become bloated (e.g., BB) or are not mature enough to provide reliable functionality in key areas without extensive support (e.g., Moodle). Also, Canvas has a production cycle very similar to Google and other companies that roll out updates regularly to fix bugs and improve functionality. This is both good and bad. It's good, because the product is always improving, and you are never stuck with a stagnant earlier version that has known bugs, but it's also potentially frustrating, because the interface and features may change at times without any perceived warning (at least for the lay user).
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Return on Investment

Articulate 360

  • 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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Canvas

  • Improved Efficiency: We can efficiently create and teach courses in the platform from semester to semester.
  • Improved Interoperability: We can modify the operations of Canvas for research and improved functionality (e.g., learning analytics) through the use of LTI-compliant tools.
  • Improved Feedback: Through the use of rubric grading and document commenting, we can provide more focused feedback to students on assignments.
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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

Canvas

General

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

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