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Articulate Storyline

Top Rated
166 Ratings

Edmodo

54 Ratings

Articulate Storyline

Top Rated
166 Ratings
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Score 8.5 out of 101

Edmodo

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Likelihood to Recommend

Articulate Storyline

We primarily use this product for computer based learning. It will publish your course for a tablet or mobile phone but is not automatically reactive. For quick mobile design, I might be lured into another tool that lends itself toward performance support. If you are a one-stop-shop designer that has to create eLearning it would be the product I would recommend. You will create engaging, visually stimulating, courses that meet the needs of your team and that does not create extra work for you.
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Edmodo

It is well suited for use in high schools where students have smart phones and can utilize functions such as push notifications about updates and schedule changes. It has also been very beneficial in using it to connect sports coaches to their players (often who they do not teach or see during the regular school day) and for club advisers to communicate with its members. Keeping parents informed of class activities and assignments is another area where Edmodo excels in its application and usage. I'm not sure if it would be as well suited for any use outside of educational purposes as it is geared for use in the classroom.
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Pros

  • Simplicity and functionality- the tool is powerful, but the differentiator for the product isn't the power itself, but the fact that users come up to speed and get so productive in the tool in a short time. The learning curve is very low.
  • Superb support- All software will encounter a problem at some point, so support is key. Articulate support is second-to-none.
  • Community- beyond support is a large community that offers templates and tutorials that enhance your experience with the tool.
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  • Running posts dialogue: Helps students answer each other's questions. Helps the teacher see where the mis-understanding happened in instruction.
  • Quiz feature: Creating and immediately graded feedback is helpful for the teacher in time management and provides students with instantaneous information.
  • Interface is really user friendly. Very similar to Facebook and many of our younger middle school students weren't age appropriate for a Facebook account yet.
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Cons

  • I'd like to see a more centralized storage solution for states and layers-- logic that can be ready by all states in certain situations. Right now, all of this information is held on the slide level.
  • The timeline can be a bit finicky at times, although this seems to be improved with each update.
  • Zoom regions are only available on the base layer of a slide, and must be ended prior to the slide's conclusion or learners are stuck with a zoomed view for the rest of the course.
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  • Easier connection for parents. They get lost in the steps of signing up and monitoring.
  • A more mature interface would be appropriate if you were trying to market high school aged students.
  • It would be interesting to allow principals to add comments and participate by seeing the results of the entire department. For example, is there statistical information on the 6th grade English department's use of the Edmodo license?
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Likelihood to Renew

Articulate Storyline8.9
Based on 19 answers
We can easily convert our older content into Storyline 2 courses, which makes updates a breeze. We've been well-pleased with the software, Articulate's dedication to releasing bug fixes and new features, and the fact that it is well-received by our associates and stakeholders.
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Edmodo1.7
Based on 20 answers
Edmodo is a LEARNING tool. Not "one more thing" I have to use or integrate. It was my one stop shop for everything for my classes. More importantly, I was able to watch my students grow. My students who were timid, and quiet, became my discussion leaders. Students who didn't do their homework, never missed an assignment once I started doing "e-tickets" and discussion groups. Everyone felt they had a voice, which made our classroom community that much stronger.
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Usability

Articulate Storyline7.9
Based on 15 answers
This is by far the most accessible product for creating eLearning. A new user can become quite competent in using Articulate in a short period of time and become proficient in less than a year. I imagine that becoming an expert may take two years or more of consistent use, but even that is a short period of time.
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Edmodo9.2
Based on 5 answers
If used for its intended purpose, Edmodo is a great service. It's free, meaning teachers can actually afford it. Plus, it offers a lot of tools that make communicating with students and parents simple and painless, in addition to allowing basic assignments and quizzes. It's totally easy to learn, making it less intimidating to teachers who don't have a lot of time and who may not be completely comfortable with technology.
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Support

Articulate Storyline9.0
Based on 9 answers
The online community and the folks at Articulate are both incredibly helpful. Many possible questions do not even need to be asked, as the answers can already be found in the "E-Learning Heroes" community that supports the products and their users. This includes lots of examples, free content, and "show me how X is done" tutorials.
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Edmodo8.2
Based on 4 answers
Edmodo support teams are always ready and available to assist any need requested. If the support personnel does not know the answer, they are excellent in finding someone who can help.
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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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Edmodo7.0
Based on 3 answers
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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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Edmodo9.1
Based on 5 answers
Plan a little extra time to let them play with the platform with fun assignments. This made them comfortable submitting work, finding items, communicating with me or each other
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Alternatives Considered

Captivate - more expensive and the user interface was more complex and difficult to pick up. Also had less functionality.
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I actually think Edmodo is still a stronger product than Google Classroom. At least for an upper elementary and middle school experience. Google Classroom is trying to get there but still Edmodo is more user friendly and has a few more features that really support teachers and instruction. I've also worked with Haiku. Edmodo is a stronger product for our younger students. Haiku and Google Classroom are better for our high school students.
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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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Edmodo1.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Return on Investment

  • We've seen ROI's of up to 600 for our Learning & Development department since we began using Articulate Storyline.
  • We've been able to convert processes into eLearnings in a matter of a couple of days and have created eLearnings with original content in as little as a week and a half.
  • The above mentioned improvements have helped minimize the impact on our staff by letting them access courses at their own leisure or at scheduled times.
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  • One example personnally was the fact that at a site, I was one of few teachers providing lesson plans and had documentation to prove it.
  • It allowed me to use very little paper and was great in preparing students to do online assessments, which will be the norm, going forward.
  • It really helped me save time and money as it has built in reinforcers, (Badges), that can become costly and only profitable for $0.96 type stores that often result in trash/plastic products.
  • I found it excellent that I spent zero monies, while districts pay thousands if not more for systems that only force exams to be input and provide almost the same level of statistical data.
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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
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Edmodo

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
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