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Articulate Storyline

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Articulate Storyline

I think Storyline is great for self-reviews. It is fairly easy to set up a "Drag and Drop" slide with a few questions to drag over to the right answer. You can use pictures and graphics to make it more appealing and interactive. It is also very useful for training processes. For example, if you wanted to show someone how to use a specific program, you can use screenshots and screen video captures to help show the process. I think it would be harder to use Storyline for a class lecture or just for videos. For example, if you wanted to record a physical classroom, or record a screen capture in which you are just using screen captures.
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Coursera

I would recommend it to any professional looking to expand the scope of his/her professional competence. In my experience, it is important to have at least a basic understanding of what it is that your employees are doing, especially the possibilities and limitations of what they are capable of. This enables you to better manage them, and push them to their optimal performance. I would also recommend it to staff, to improve on their existing skill-set, and especially recommend the life-skills courses to junior staff.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Articulate Storyline
8.0
Coursera
8.8
Course authoring
Articulate Storyline
8.3
Coursera
9.0
Course catalog or library
Articulate Storyline
8.2
Coursera
9.2
Player/Portal
Articulate Storyline
8.3
Coursera
9.0
Learning content
Articulate Storyline
8.4
Coursera
9.5
Mobile friendly
Articulate Storyline
7.0
Coursera
8.0
Progress tracking & certifications
Articulate Storyline
7.9
Coursera
9.2
Assignments
Articulate Storyline
8.0
Coursera
9.0
Compliance management
Articulate Storyline
8.4
Coursera
9.0
Learning administration
Articulate Storyline
7.8
Coursera
8.3
Learning reporting & analytics
Articulate Storyline
7.5
Coursera
8.0
Social learning
Articulate Storyline
8.3
Coursera
9.0

Pros

  • The Online Community is an amazing conglomeration of professionals that are always willing to assist a developer with ideas, troubleshooting, and more. Just having someone available to talk to about how to create your vision within the software is invaluable.
  • The user interface is familiar and easily navigable. If you've used MS Office products, then you'll know where you are and where to go find what you need. Since Office is everywhere, I'd bet you're familiar.
  • I wasn't on board, initially, with the subscription model. I've found that it is a great idea for a variety of reasons. Interactivity with the other products (Review and Rise) is outstanding and flawless.
  • The formats that are available for export are great as well. As I stated earlier, the ability to export as a website really helped me create something special for a particular client that has resulted in that website being used across thousands of locations worldwide. Pretty powerful stuff there.
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  • MOOC platform
  • Online learning
  • Classic academia education
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Cons

  • I'd like to see more options for font style. There's a lot missing when you compare to the font style features for Word or PowerPoint. But, this is not a deal breaker.
  • I'd like to be able to actually print out the Story View in Storyline. It would be a great feature to add because you can use that as your storyboard to provide to SME's and other project sponsors. Someone recommended taking a screenshot, but that's impossible to do if you're working on a big project.
  • There might be a way to do this, but I haven't figured it out yet or found an answer to it. Sometimes I create multiple buttons in Storyline and then later on realize that I need to change the features of the different states. It would be nice if I could do this for multiple buttons at once. But, when I try to do this, the states button is grayed out. Instead, I have to do it one by one. Normally, I would create a button first, setup the states and so forth, and then copy/paste so I don't have to worry about this. But, sometimes I get far into a project before I realize that this needs to be done.
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  • Course videos sometimes very childish
  • More infographics, graphs
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Likelihood to Renew

Articulate Storyline6.0
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.
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Coursera10.0
Based on 1 answer
Constantly renewing already. One of my favourite MOOC platforms.
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Usability

Articulate Storyline7.8
Based on 15 answers
Overall the ease of use is one of its endearing qualities. You can open the program, start a new project and get going regardless of your expertise with it. If you have ever created a presentation of any kind you can get going with Storyline on day 1 the first time you open it
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Coursera10.0
Based on 1 answer
User-friendly and developer-friendly Web UI.
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Support

Articulate Storyline10.0
Based on 10 answers
The Articulate user community (including staff and users) is amazing. There are so many people willing to help each other and offer advice. You can tell people are passionate about this software and supporting new users who are struggling. When you're a new user, it really helps to know you're not alone if you get stuck.
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Coursera10.0
Based on 1 answer
I have resolved many issues with Coursera.
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Online Training

Articulate Storyline5.1
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!
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Implementation

Articulate Storyline10.0
Based on 9 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.
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Coursera10.0
Based on 1 answer
Coursera is familiar, intuitive, compatible and easy to use and implement.
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Alternatives Considered

As mentioned earlier, I used to use Adobe Captivate prior to Storyline. It has been at least 3 1/2 years since I've used Captivate, so it may have gotten better since then. But, from my experience, Articulate is much more intuitive and has a lot more features than Captivate. Overall, it is easier to use and is easier to complete a project in Storyline as opposed to Captivate.
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Coursera has been the only tool of its kind I've used intensively. I've seen video lectures from other learning providers and while they can be effective, what makes Coursera special to me is its interactivity and creative ways to allow the student to solve problems and gain experience by practice.
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Scalability

Articulate Storyline9.1
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.
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Return on Investment

  • Tremendous increase in our clients becoming trained on our software
  • Customer satisfaction since clients can view the program many times whenever they need to do so
  • Meeting a business objective to provide consistent and quality training programs for our clients
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  • Not easy to measure, since it adds soft skills that indirectly increase the overall company ROI.
  • For staff, the investment in time adds to their efficiency in their current positions, and improves their employ-ability for future positions.
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Pricing Details

Articulate Storyline

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

Coursera

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