Articulate 360 vs. Grovo, now part of Cornerstone LMS

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Articulate 360
Score 9.1 out of 10
N/A
Articulate 360 is an e-learning course development subscription offering. It includes every Articulate authoring tool, including the latest version of Storyline and Rise, a web-based app for creating inherently responsive courses. The vendor offers a 30-day free trial.
$549
per year
Grovo, now part of Cornerstone LMS
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Grovo's product included instructional videos and assessments, and the SaaS platform that they live on top of. The videos follow a microlearning methodology which increases learner retention. Grovo is now fully integrated into CornerStone's LMS.
$149
per month
Pricing
Articulate 360Grovo, now part of Cornerstone LMS
Editions & Modules
Academic - Personal
$549.00
per year
Academic - Teams
$699.00
per year
Freelancer - Personal
$1,099.00
per year
Teams
$1,399.00
per year
Light Academy
$149.00
per month
Professional Academy
$249.00
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Articulate 360Grovo, now part of Cornerstone LMS
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsArticulate 360 is available on the Articulate website and through Articulate Authorized Resellers. The Articulate 360 Teams plan is available for $1,399 per user, per year, and individual subscriptions perfect for freelancers are available for $1,099 per user, per year (all prices USD). Eligible educational customers receive a 50% discount on list prices.Consulting and integration services are part of the product, not an additional feature.
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Features
Articulate 360Grovo, now part of Cornerstone LMS
Learning Management
Comparison of Learning Management features of Product A and Product B
Articulate 360
-
Ratings
Grovo, now part of Cornerstone LMS
7.6
2 Ratings
11% below category average
Course authoring00 Ratings8.32 Ratings
Course catalog or library00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Player/Portal00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Learning content00 Ratings6.62 Ratings
Progress tracking & certifications00 Ratings8.32 Ratings
Learning reporting & analytics00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Social learning00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Articulate 360Grovo, now part of Cornerstone LMS
Likelihood to Recommend
9.3
(72 ratings)
8.3
(10 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
9.1
(9 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.6
(16 ratings)
8.3
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Articulate 360Grovo, now part of Cornerstone LMS
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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Grovo is fantastic for bringing a team of people up to speed and for teaching a few things to a large audience. We found Grovo to be lacking when specific training is required or when the training required a certain level of skill. Grovo is fantastic for broad training, less so for specific depth training
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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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  • Ease to create trainings.
  • Ability to insert GIFs and photos to help with visual aids.
  • Ability to allow others to create trainings.
  • Ability to track trainings (who has done it and who hasn't).
  • Ease of tracking all training done.
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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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  • Some videos/lessons leave a lot to be desired and could use more detail.
  • There's always more room for some more advanced skills.
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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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No answers on this topic
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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No answers on this topic
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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When we have had issues with Grovo not working or a problem with report we have always gotten an answer quickly. We have a rep that we speak to often to make sure we are satisfied with the system and is just a quick email away. It nice to know we have support that will get back to you in a quick manner as we rely on this software.
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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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No answers on this topic
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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The elephant in the room for me, would be TreeHouse. Grovo is very similar to TreeHouse in the fact that they're both programs with lesson tracks, simple and short videos, as well as progress trackers. I would have to say that I enjoyed learning coding on TreeHouse over Grovo, based on the wide variety of native coding languages they have implemented. Grovo, although extremely similar and easy to use as well, doesn't stack up to TreeHouse in my opinion. Grove does, however, beat out Lynda in my humble opinion
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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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Discontinued Products
  • Zero impact. When we determined they were not a good fit for us, we decided to go another direction. I would certainly try them again however if they addressed my concerns as their service was excellent.
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ScreenShots

Articulate 360 Screenshots

Screenshot of Creating a course in RiseScreenshot of Articulate 360Screenshot of Storyline 360Screenshot of Rise 360Screenshot of Content Library 360Screenshot of Review 360

Grovo, now part of Cornerstone LMS Screenshots

Screenshot of The primary admin dashboardScreenshot of The library of Grovo contentScreenshot of The course building toolScreenshot of Assignment optionsScreenshot of Choosing an assignment