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Articulate 360

Top Rated
61 Ratings

Edsby

4 Ratings

Articulate 360

Top Rated
61 Ratings
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Score 8.9 out of 101

Edsby

4 Ratings
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Score 8.6 out of 101

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Articulate 360

If you are looking for a suite of tools to support every type of eLearning development that you could imagine, look no further. Articulate 360 supports PowerPoint native course creation in Studio 360, Rapid eLearning Development with robust configuration and interactivity options in Storyline 360, a responsive drag-and-drop creation tool in Rise, and a time-saving godsend of a review tool in Articulate Review. The mere fact that Articulate throws a huge content library on top of that is incredible icing on the cake.
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Edsby

Edsby is well-suited for day-to-day communication with students, either in the classroom, or at home. It makes planning course progression easier because of the built in day-by-day calendar for the semester. It is transferable, so the work one does in one semester can be copied over to the next, and modified as needed. Students can see the Lesson Plan which is projected onto the SmartBoard, but the font is quite small so they cannot read it from where they are sitting, so I use SmartNotes which has a larger font and then, if needed, attach that note to the Edsby day lesson planner.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Articulate 360
7.7
Edsby
Course authoring
Articulate 360
10.0
Edsby
Course catalog or library
Articulate 360
10.0
Edsby
Player/Portal
Articulate 360
7.7
Edsby
Learning content
Articulate 360
9.0
Edsby
Mobile friendly
Articulate 360
9.0
Edsby
Progress tracking & certifications
Articulate 360
5.5
Edsby
Assignments
Articulate 360
10.0
Edsby
Compliance management
Articulate 360
1.0
Edsby
Learning reporting & analytics
Articulate 360
7.0
Edsby

Pros

  • Enhances support for mobile devices with the move away from primarily relying on Flash. The HTML5 engine has been rebuilt and now offers the option for specifying which type of output is published (HTML5 Only, HTML5/Flash, Flash/HTML5, Flash Only).
  • The new Review tool makes it possible for reviewers to provide feedback which also shows exactly what was on-screen at the time they post each comment. This will greatly help alleviate confusion from vague bits of feedback now that developers can see exactly what happened.
  • The lightweight screen-casting tools Peek and Preso help to better support our developers and answer client questions whenever an email simply isn't enough. Having the ability to quickly record my desktop screen, or annotate screens with my feedback, and upload it to Articulate 360 to share nicely streamlines my workflow.
  • Having access to high quality templates, characters, and images (coming soon) will streamline the process for sourcing stock media in a way that better manages costs, since it's included in the price of the subscription.
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  • Edsby is extremely easy to learn and use.
  • Students love the "social media" feel to Edsby.
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Cons

  • It's buggy at times. It has constant updates though. I've personally never encountered a wall or situation in which I would say, "I need to find another program," the issues I have faced are small and very easily worked around. At times some of the logic to the building doesn't make sense but that's just getting familiar with their terminology and methodology for accomplishing a goal.
  • Their support service only has an online communication method. If you're having an issue it's just a live chat option. It would be nice to be able to pick up the phone and have someone provide immediate service or at least guide me.
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  • Edsby shows the last time a user logged on. Unfortunately, if someone doesn't log out you have no way of knowing if someone has seen a recent post or is really using Edsby to its potential.
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Usability

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Edsby9.1
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It's very user friendly.
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Support

Articulate 3609.1
Based on 1 answer
Support is always available.
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Alternatives Considered

I believe that Articulate 360 provides a more robust development platform than the competition. By having access to all of the tools and content, there really isn't much you cannot do with it.
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Edsby is far more intuitive to use so it provides a better user experience.
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Return on Investment

  • Helping our customers in deployment.
  • Ensuring we can track which end users have completed training.
  • Presenting an asynchronous training option.
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  • Better customer service, in the sense that students know clearly what they need to do, and when they need to do it.
  • Better customer service, in that it is easier for teachers to contact parents, with the lap top in front of them and all the relevant data on student progress or lack thereof in front of them.
  • Better customer service, in that students can email the teacher directly through EDSBY to ask a question or see clarification, or make a request.
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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

Edsby

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
1.  per student
Additional Pricing Details
Edsby charges an up-front fee for initial integration. There are also annual costs, variable with the number of students. Parent, teacher and administrator accounts are free. Certain other features are charged for annually. Special pricing applies for private schools. Contact Edsby for details.