Articulate 360 vs. iSpring Learn

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Articulate 360
Score 9.3 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
iSpring Learn
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
iSpring Learn is an LMS for automating corporate training and improving employee performance. The system aims to enable users without technical skills to launch eLearning in one day without training. To start training with the platform, administrators upload learning content, assign courses, and start tracking learners’…
$2.29
per month per user
Pricing
Articulate 360iSpring Learn
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
START
$2.29
per month per user
BUSINESS
$3.14
per month per user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Articulate 360iSpring Learn
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
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.Unlimited users on any plan. Charges only for active users only. No fees for storage or bandwidth.
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Community Pulse
Articulate 360iSpring Learn
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Features
Articulate 360iSpring Learn
Learning Management
Comparison of Learning Management features of Product A and Product B
Articulate 360
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Ratings
iSpring Learn
8.0
25 Ratings
3% below category average
Course authoring00 Ratings9.725 Ratings
Course catalog or library00 Ratings6.917 Ratings
Player/Portal00 Ratings9.723 Ratings
Learning content00 Ratings7.315 Ratings
Mobile friendly00 Ratings7.519 Ratings
Progress tracking & certifications00 Ratings9.724 Ratings
Assignments00 Ratings7.921 Ratings
Compliance management00 Ratings7.818 Ratings
Learning administration00 Ratings9.723 Ratings
Learning reporting & analytics00 Ratings7.824 Ratings
Social learning00 Ratings5.713 Ratings
Gamification00 Ratings6.514 Ratings
Single Sign On (SSO) Enabled Learning00 Ratings7.912 Ratings
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User Ratings
Articulate 360iSpring Learn
Likelihood to Recommend
9.4
(77 ratings)
9.8
(33 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.7
(4 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Usability
9.1
(9 ratings)
4.5
(2 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.6
(16 ratings)
8.1
(19 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.1
(2 ratings)
4.5
(2 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Articulate 360iSpring Learn
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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iSpring Solutions, Inc
This is a great mid-tier LMS for medium to small businesses. It is well suited for companies with 50 to 1000 employees. It is easy to learn and not very sophisticated. If your team does not have a lot of experience with a LMS this is a great system due to the ease of use. It is also nice it you do not have a lot of system interaction needs
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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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iSpring Solutions, Inc
  • Gamification: Available badges, certificates, and user achievements on training completion. Leadership boards available in the user profile increase competitiveness and motivation among users.
  • Analytics: Org level, departments wise, groups wise, and user-wise in-depth reports with lots of filters. The learning curve at the user level is one great functionality.
  • MS PowerPoint integration with iSpring Learn is a top feature and since most of our users are pretty comfortable with MS PowerPoint, it allows for easy content creation and quizzes.
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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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iSpring Solutions, Inc
  • I wish ISpring Learn could interface with my eCommerce website so that users were automatically enrolled when they purchase a course. That would require an API feed.
  • I have 516 downloadable documents for the three learning tracks. I wish iSpring Learn had an option for the user to download numerous documents at one time, instead of one at a time. After early users complained, I put a link to a Box account, for each learning track, so the user could download the documents all at one time.
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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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iSpring Solutions, Inc
In the past I could not encourage my students to take online training. The results and the questions were hard to be given. When I used the iSpring Suite along with iSpring Learn, my dreams came through and most of the time my students are online and take good training with my programme.
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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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iSpring Solutions, Inc
I have no problem using it and it is the same for my students. Anytime I ask them which part is not easy to use, they keep silent and say thank you.
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Reliability and Availability
Articulate Global, Inc.
No answers on this topic
iSpring Solutions, Inc
I have to say ALWAYS.
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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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iSpring Solutions, Inc
Every time that I've needed support, iSpring was readily available to help me through the issue from minor administrative to highly technical. Further, the how-to and community forums are excellent self-help resources that I've used extensively. I could not be more pleased with the speed and competency of any assistance I have needed.
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In-Person Training
Articulate Global, Inc.
No answers on this topic
iSpring Solutions, Inc
We can say that most of my students attend my classes twice a week and that's not enough for someone to learn. I put some training for them to do at home and they really enjoy doing them. The kind of progress they make is really satisfying for them and they are always learning.
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Online Training
Articulate Global, Inc.
No answers on this topic
iSpring Solutions, Inc
As a teacher, I used to spend a lot of time correcting my students' papers. Now with iSpring Learn, my time has been saved and everything is done automatically. All the time I can check my students' progress and I know which exams they have taken or they should take. On the whole, online training has really helped a lot of teachers
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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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iSpring Solutions, Inc
When I talked to my colleagues or informed them to search for a programme before iSpring Learn, they were not successful in designing and implementing a programme like this. I am sure they have done a lot to implement it in the best and educational way. That was not that easy as we thought.
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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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iSpring Solutions, Inc
I reviewed a few different LMSs before deciding on iSpring Learn. I can't remember the names, but I chose iSpring Learn primarily because I liked that it was just a PowerPoint add-on, which made it easy to use, and I liked the price!
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Scalability
Articulate Global, Inc.
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iSpring Solutions, Inc
Really perfect.
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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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iSpring Solutions, Inc
  • Extremely positive. Having such a program motivates our employees to completed courses timely.
  • Having such a program enables us to meet government requirements with ease.
  • Senior Leaders if the organization have been impressed by the results and support the use of the product.
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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

iSpring Learn Screenshots

Screenshot of iSpring Learn LMSScreenshot of Mobile LearningScreenshot of Detailed StatisticsScreenshot of Learning ContentScreenshot of User managementScreenshot of Training Calendar