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Articulate 360

Top Rated
61 Ratings

HealthStream

23 Ratings

Articulate 360

Top Rated
61 Ratings
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Score 8.9 out of 101

HealthStream

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Score 7.7 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

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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HealthStream

I would ask the project manager/leader if they intended on developing their own content, or if they were content with HealthStream's various content libraries. The decision to use HealthStream as a development tool, internally, cannot be taken lightly. There is a lot of work and required expertise involved in designing and maintaining original course materials. I would also ask if the project manager/leader had considered the amount of time required to manage a full-service HealthStream environment.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

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

Onboarding

Articulate 360
HealthStream
7.3
New hire portal
Articulate 360
HealthStream
7.0
Manager tracking tools
Articulate 360
HealthStream
7.0
Compliance tracking and reporting
Articulate 360
HealthStream
8.0

Performance and Goals

Articulate 360
HealthStream
7.1
Corporate goal setting
Articulate 360
HealthStream
7.3
Subordinate goal setting
Articulate 360
HealthStream
7.0
Individual goal setting
Articulate 360
HealthStream
6.3
Line-of sight-visibility
Articulate 360
HealthStream
7.3
Performance tracking
Articulate 360
HealthStream
7.3

Performance Management

Articulate 360
HealthStream
6.1
Performance plans
Articulate 360
HealthStream
7.4
Plan weighting
Articulate 360
HealthStream
5.0
Performance improvement plans
Articulate 360
HealthStream
6.3
Review status tracking
Articulate 360
HealthStream
7.3
Rater nomination workflow
Articulate 360
HealthStream
6.0
Review reminders
Articulate 360
HealthStream
6.0
Workflow restrictions
Articulate 360
HealthStream
5.0
Multiple review frequency
Articulate 360
HealthStream
5.0
Reporting
Articulate 360
HealthStream
6.7

Succession Planning

Articulate 360
HealthStream
6.0
Create succession plans/pools
Articulate 360
HealthStream
7.0
Candidate ranking
Articulate 360
HealthStream
5.0
Candidate search
Articulate 360
HealthStream
5.0
Candidate development
Articulate 360
HealthStream
7.0

Recruiting / ATS

Articulate 360
HealthStream
6.5
Job Requisition Management
Articulate 360
HealthStream
6.5
Company Website Posting
Articulate 360
HealthStream
6.5
Publish to Social Media
Articulate 360
HealthStream
5.0
Job Search Site Posting
Articulate 360
HealthStream
7.0
Customized Application Form
Articulate 360
HealthStream
7.5
Resume Management
Articulate 360
HealthStream
7.5
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Articulate 360
HealthStream
6.5
Candidate Search
Articulate 360
HealthStream
5.5
Applicant Tracking
Articulate 360
HealthStream
6.5
Collaboration
Articulate 360
HealthStream
5.0
Task Creation and Delegation
Articulate 360
HealthStream
6.0
Email Templates
Articulate 360
HealthStream
7.0
User Permissions
Articulate 360
HealthStream
7.5
Notifications and Alerts
Articulate 360
HealthStream
7.0
Reporting
Articulate 360
HealthStream
7.0

Pros

  • Articulate Review is the single greatest addition to the Articulate set of tools in the 4.5 years I've been using the product. It makes course review a cinch, and eliminates all of the headaches that come from reviewing courses on an LMS or via a hacked together Google Drive/Dropbox solution.
  • Rise is an incredibly quick, easy way to build quick, beautiful, content driven courses that are mobile friendly and responsive. It's drag and drop, which makes it fun to use, and web-based, which allows developers to build content on the go without needing access to their primary machine.
  • Peek (the screen recorder tool) is a big improvement over Articulate Replay from a simplicity perspective. It records the screen as a discreet taskbar icon, rather than a full program, and then allows you to edit and use that content in your software package of choice. I love it.
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  • Reporting. Having the ability to track compliance (and non-compliance) at our fingertips ensures that we are up-to-date with Federal, State, Local and internal policies, requirements and educational initiatives
  • Customization. Developing in-house materials, specific to our variable training needs is a huge plus - HealthStream's commitment to SCORM-ready content since 2011 has made it simple for us to connect, engage and interact with all of our staff and providers.
  • Integration. Allowing us to interface with our HRM/HRIS systems is invaluable. Keeping up with a dynamic workforce, both in terms of retention and attrition, would not be possible without our current interface structures.
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Cons

  • I occasionally have issues with the launcher in 360, and can't get the program to open. It seems to be an intermittent bug on my computer that has to do with being enterprise-locked. The first time this happened, I reached to Articulate's world-class support, who helped me get up and running again. I've been able to fix the issue subsequently by following the instructions provided by the Articulate folks, so I'm happy with that!
  • I would like to see further integration with TinCan API (xAPI) in the platform. Right now, I believe that TinCan is only supported in Storyline, and that the statements it is capable of sending to an LRS system are limited to 6 canned verbs. While that is fine, there is no native support for sending variables directly to an LRS without doing some XML tweaking behind the scenes. I'd like to see Articulate lead the industry in xAPI use cases and support, since I hope that's the direction that the industry is headed.
  • I say this every time I have an opportunity, but I'd love to see Articulate develop a native version for the Mac. I've had some success running Storyline 360 on my Mac with Parallels and VMWare Fusion, but I'd like to free up my system resources to edit video AND develop courses, which is difficult to do when you're running a virtual machine.
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  • Additional SCORM capability. It would be nice for HealthStream to record and maintain responses from SCORM-based input, including user responses. Having only the ability to review multiple-choice test iterations and average responses is good, but the ability to review individual responses would be amazing - and a great tool to identify specific gaps in educational content/student understanding.
  • Additional test question types. It would be great to see interactive question objects available through the standard HLC test question interface. The ability to create hotspot interactions and/or visual queues would be ideal - and possibly enhance the value of the Test Results report.
  • Easier non-HealthStream data recording. For us, having the ability to customize the student profile would be a great plus. In a changed model, we could add fields for inservices, CE/CEU classes taken outside of HealthStream and have the ability to record other training-related data to a single screen.
  • Performance Reviews. This, to me, is a natural addition to the HealthStream process. Having performance tied to training/development would be another great plus. Obviously, if this was another "module" with greater expense, the benefit would be less.
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Likelihood to Renew

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HealthStream7.2
Based on 11 answers
This product is not user friendly and requires too much training and must be used exactly as intended or it is not worth your time.
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Support

Articulate 3609.1
Based on 1 answer
Support is always available.
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HealthStream9.0
Based on 1 answer
It is very easy to get support when needed regarding Healthstream issues
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Alternatives Considered

I haven't used development software other than storyline since it came out. One, because I haven't had to. This software is much more user-friendly and rapid development than previous software I have used. It also is capable of creating pretty complex items. I recommended out team get Articulate 360 because of its new additions such as Review.
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I find Dropbox to be much easier to use, I find most products easier to use.
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Return on Investment

  • By using the tools in Articulate 360, we have saved thousands of dollars on external development fees for eLearning.
  • The content library has allowed us to cancel other subscription to stock content, which saves us hundreds each year.
  • We have a significant savings in time necessary to develop eLearning with the rapid authoring tools and collaboration features.
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  • More efficient training platform for annual compliance needs.
  • Assignment Completion feature excellent.
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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

HealthStream

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