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Score 9 out of 100
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Score 8.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Learning Management

    Articulate Storyline

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.1

    Canvas

    81%
    Canvas ranks higher in 13/13 features

    Course authoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    41 Ratings

    Course catalog or library

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    38 Ratings

    Player/Portal

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    32 Ratings

    Learning content

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    33 Ratings

    Mobile friendly

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.5
    65%
    40 Ratings

    Progress tracking & certifications

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    37 Ratings

    Assignments

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    41 Ratings

    Compliance management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    32 Ratings

    Learning administration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    36 Ratings

    Learning reporting & analytics

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    38 Ratings

    Social learning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    33 Ratings

    Gamification

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Single Sign On (SSO) Enabled Learning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Attribute Ratings

    • Articulate Storyline is rated higher in 4 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating, Implementation Rating, Product Scalability
    • Canvas is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Online Training

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.5

    Articulate Storyline

    95%
    117 Ratings
    8.5

    Canvas

    85%
    83 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    6.0

    Articulate Storyline

    60%
    21 Ratings
    9.3

    Canvas

    93%
    5 Ratings

    Usability

    7.7

    Articulate Storyline

    77%
    15 Ratings
    10.0

    Canvas

    100%
    8 Ratings

    Availability

    8.6

    Articulate Storyline

    86%
    8 Ratings

    Canvas

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance

    8.8

    Articulate Storyline

    88%
    10 Ratings

    Canvas

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.1

    Articulate Storyline

    91%
    30 Ratings
    9.0

    Canvas

    90%
    18 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    Articulate Storyline

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Canvas

    100%
    1 Rating

    Online Training

    5.1

    Articulate Storyline

    51%
    3 Ratings
    8.0

    Canvas

    80%
    1 Rating

    Implementation Rating

    10.0

    Articulate Storyline

    100%
    18 Ratings
    8.4

    Canvas

    84%
    5 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    9.1

    Articulate Storyline

    91%
    4 Ratings
    8.0

    Canvas

    80%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Articulate Storyline

    In an office where you're planning to do a large amount of module-based training, Articulate Storyline will prove useful. A consideration to make, however, is whether your team members focused on training design will have the capacity to learn the software enough to create interesting and effective training modules. The basic functions can be simple, but the more advanced capabilities of the software take considerable effort to master and employ to create the more visually appealing presentations/modules you see in much of the promotional materials. If you have a small training team (or even without anyone dedicated specifically to training and development), Storyline is not a wise choice as the cost and effort required to fully make use of the software would be far too much of a commitment to make it worthwhile.
    Matt LeMaire, B.A., M.A. | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Canvas

    It is really well suited for school situations like knowing what [assignments] need to be done when, getting feedback, getting points, finding the slides that the teacher used for explaining an [assignment] or theory. I think It would be less suited in business situations because it's [primarily] made to be a [one-way] communication tool for schools. Businesses need more control on individual levels I think[.]
    William Hazevoets | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Articulate Storyline

    • Storyline integrates with the Canvas LMS fairly seamlessly. There have been a few glitches, but for the most part, the interactions we have created will play directly in the Canvas LMS.
    • Storyline is great for creating short drag and drop interactions for self-reviews or even graded assignments. Its many options for quizzes such as "answer reveal" or using tabs help the student get a different perspective on the content rather than just an "A, B, or C" answer.
    • Storyline is great for tutorials or training sessions. There are many options to help guide the learner (or employee) through a process. it is not just linear, but you can branch the slides based on the answers. A great way to engage the learner or employee.
    Mark Labbett | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Canvas

    • Creativity options for teachers to create a virtual space that still has fun graphics and accessibility options.
    • Canvas has versatility in viewing options for assignment due dates such as the calendar built in feature as well as the dashboard options to display upcoming and due assignments.
    • Allowing teachers to create community with each other and collaborate in each-other's space.
    • Discussion platforms within classrooms for students to communicate with each-other and with their teachers.
    • Easy messaging portal within each virtual classroom.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Articulate Storyline

    • I wish that you could customize the UI ribbons to bring features you use frequently to the front and to hide options you rarely use.
    • It would be great if there was a way for non-technical collaborators (SMEs, management, etc) to be able to open a *.story file directly and provide comments. You currently have to publish the course, load it to the LMS, update the LMS, and then hope that users can find it in the LMS. A Storyline Viewer/Previewer standalone application would be awesome.
    • The price is too high for freelancers to purchase and use. I no longer contract and work exclusively for the firm, but even with our resources, the high price limits the number of licenses available to use.
    Benjamin Brogdon | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Canvas

    • Their integration with Big Blue Button was a bust for distance learning. Would be great to see them collaborate with Zoom or Google Meets.
    • Their "feature request" process is slow and cumbersome at times because it relies on user "up votes" to get ideas addressed by the developers.
    • They seem to have a lot of turn-over with their staff. We get a new Customer Success Manager far more frequently than with other vendors.
    Patrick Woessner | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Articulate Storyline

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $99 per one user/per year

    Articulate Storyline Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Companies - Teams Plan$1,2991
    Freelancers - Personal Plan$992
    Freelancers - Teams Plan$1,2993
    Academic - Personal Plan$4994
    Academic - Teams Plan$6495
    1. per user/per year
    2. per one user/per year
    3. per user/per year/for teams of one or more
    4. per one user/per year
    5. per user/per year/for teams of one or more
    Additional Pricing Details

    Canvas

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Canvas Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details
    Must contact vendor for pricing information.

    Likelihood to Renew

    Articulate Storyline

    Articulate Storyline 6.0
    Based on 21 answers
    We are moving away from the standalone eCourse model, so depending upon when that shift happens, we might choose not to renew since we won't be supporting eCourses built in Articulate Storyline anymore. As long as we are still selling and supporting those eCourses, we will continue to renew the licenses we have.
    Rebecca McKenna | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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.
    Kevin Reeve | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    Articulate Storyline

    Articulate Storyline 7.7
    Based on 15 answers
    The basics are easy to learn but you won't get really robust activities from using just the basics. However, if you can invest the time in learning how to use all of Storyline's features, you'll have tremendous learning development power at your fingertips. I do have to say, though, that there is a beautiful logic to how everything in Storyline works. Once you learn a few of the advanced features, you can learn them all because there's a similar underlying logic. The interface is also very appealing and friendly.
    Louisa Fricker | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Canvas

    Canvas 10.0
    Based on 8 answers
    The functions in Canvas are well integrated and consistent across the application, and mostly intuitive. Overall navigation and setup is streamlined through integrated features and navigation. The feedback we've gotten from our program participants is that it is easy to learn to use. It also integrates well with third party software like Google Docs and Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing software
    Jeanne Rewa | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Reliability and Availability

    Articulate Storyline

    Articulate Storyline 8.6
    Based on 8 answers
    Installed software so alway available
    Tony Chilvers | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Canvas

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    Articulate Storyline

    Articulate Storyline 9.1
    Based on 30 answers
    They are support-superstars and the software they use for support is excellent too (I don't know what it is). The model they use for support should be followed by all companies. It is a conversation/discussion forum model that shows everyone's questions in a knowledge base capacity so you can get the help you need in a speedy way.
    Rebecca Mogollón | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Canvas

    Canvas 9.0
    Based on 18 answers
    I do not personally use Canvas support since we have a central office that helps us. However, our central office always has the answers we need and are always able to solve our issues - so I would assume that get great support from the Canvas team on their end. They also offer great training, which uses materials directly from Canvas
    Ashley Milton | TrustRadius Reviewer

    In-Person Training

    Articulate Storyline

    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
    Bethany Cleveland, PhD | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Online Training

    Articulate Storyline

    Articulate Storyline 5.1
    Based on 3 answers
    I love the fact that both a demonstration AND text version of the tutorials are available. Our firewall was blocking the demos until I requested my company allow them! Having the text version available still enabled me to learn from the tutorials. They are very well done and informative, and there is a tutorial for just about anything you need to learn to do with Storyline. I have always been more than satisfied with the support and training available to us for all Articulate products and I love the community!
    Melissa Jordan | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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.
    Bethany Cleveland, PhD | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    Articulate Storyline

    Articulate Storyline 10.0
    Based on 18 answers
    Outside of having to dedicate a powerful enough PC for the installation and having to update Flash in our browsers there really isn't much pain involved in using Articulate. For the most part this is an easy to implement and roll-out product. The installation occurs quickly and smoothly with no additional steps needed.
    Refugio &quot;Gio&quot; Jones | M.A. | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Canvas

    Canvas 8.4
    Based on 5 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
    Kevin Reeve | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    Articulate Storyline

    Articulate Storyline is the only authoring tool we have used with our LMS to date. We are seeing different platforms now, as opposed to LMS platforms. And, many of those have their own content. However, we will always need to create/author our own because of the nature of what we do and how we do it. I'm a big fan!
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Canvas

    Canvas is more secure, has a cleaner design, and has more features. For the features, they have in common canvas still stacks up against [Smart school] by going for the extra mile. Besidfor e that, [the] canvas looks a lot more [professional] than [Smart school]. I didn't make the decision myself to get canvas instead of [Smart school] but I'm happy they did.
    Jarne Horemans | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Scalability

    Articulate Storyline

    Articulate Storyline 9.1
    Based on 4 answers
    It is easy to train new users and manage content. Being able to import older projects and PPT files makes it very easy to use for a lot of "moonlighters" in our department.
    Melissa Jordan | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Canvas

    Canvas 8.0
    Based on 1 answer
    No answer on this topic is available.

    Return on Investment

    Articulate Storyline

    • Allows for on-demand training that is accessible to anyone in the organization instantaneously.
    • Heavily reduces travel expenses by eliminating the need for in-person training classes.
    • Gives my department creative liberties in designing content that can be customized to each and every subject/business group in the organization. No two courses are ever the same.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Canvas

    • Canvas has helped us provide a more robust online component to our courses.
    • Canvas has helped us better adapt to a rapidly changing educational landscape.
    • Canvas has reduced the time that we have to spend training faculty on how to use our learning management system.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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