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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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Edmodo

Well, Edmodo is the best e-learning platform. Even you do not have to meet your audience face to face. And there are tons of free courses in different subjects. Now everyone can join them easily and increase their general knowledge or in specific subjects. I am individually using Edmodo for creating groups for my students and our staff members. There are plenty of tools for doing different kinds of work. If you are working with pupils, then you can add their parents to the group and they can only view their child's grades. You can create assignments for your members and you can grade them using Edmodo.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Articulate Storyline
8.0
Edmodo
7.1
Course authoring
Articulate Storyline
8.3
Edmodo
7.5
Course catalog or library
Articulate Storyline
8.2
Edmodo
6.8
Player/Portal
Articulate Storyline
8.3
Edmodo
6.9
Learning content
Articulate Storyline
8.4
Edmodo
6.5
Mobile friendly
Articulate Storyline
7.0
Edmodo
6.8
Progress tracking & certifications
Articulate Storyline
7.9
Edmodo
7.8
Assignments
Articulate Storyline
8.0
Edmodo
8.1
Compliance management
Articulate Storyline
8.4
Edmodo
6.0
Learning administration
Articulate Storyline
7.8
Edmodo
7.0
Learning reporting & analytics
Articulate Storyline
7.5
Edmodo
7.1
Social learning
Articulate Storyline
8.3
Edmodo
7.6

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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  • Edmodo syncs with my Google Drive, making the sharing of assignments, handouts, pictures, and videos incredibly easy. Because I can store often-used materials in my Edmodo library, I can find them easily for the next time I am working on that unit.
  • The quizzes are easy to set up and they can be used again, so if I need to do a check for understanding on a particular topic in multiple classrooms, or use the same baseline data collection quiz for more than one semester, I need only create the quiz once.
  • The calendar feature for Edmodo allows me to plan my lessons days, even weeks ahead. I can keep assignments hidden until the day I plan to teach them, and if I need extra time for a lesson within a unit, adjusting the due dates is a simple drag-and-drop operation.
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Cons

  • Precision is a sore spot when it comes to developing in Storyline. Much like trying to be precise with items using PowerPoint, it is a frustrating prospect. I'd imagine it has something to do with the product being rooted within the MS Office/PowerPoint format.
  • While I'm familiar with the ribbon in Office, it's flawed for sure. I've found this to be the same within Storyline. Again, I'd imagine it has something to do with the similarity.
  • There are never enough animations/transitions. Though I've managed to mix multiple animations, etc., It's never enough.
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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 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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Edmodo1.7
Based on 20 answers
We have to do more today with less. We have to find alternatives to printing and copies and a lot of other non-sense that creates trash and duplicative work. Students need information. They need to know how they do. They need feedback that is substantive. Edmodo puts an end the need for paper, copies, and demands planning. This is what studnets need today to be the best they can be. :)
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Usability

Articulate Storyline7.8
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.
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Edmodo9.2
Based on 5 answers
When I was given 100 studnets it was no problem. When I was given another 60 it was still no problem. I didn't really have much more work to do. I definately didn't have to make copies or look for old assignments for students who joined a school later than traditional one's. When students missed or were sent home, they could still be part of the learning community.
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Support

Articulate Storyline10.0
Based on 10 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.
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Edmodo8.2
Based on 4 answers
The staff is caring and helpful. I have not yet met a staff support person that was not totally dedicated to serving the students needs.
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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
No answer on this topic is available.

Implementation

Articulate Storyline10.0
Based on 9 answers
Not really.
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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

I've used a few other products that are similar to Storyline. Captivate by Adobe is overly complex and frustrating at times, so that's gonna be a "no go" for most users. The addition of these new 360 applications (Rise, Review, etc) makes Articulate the top option when it comes to developing e-learning in my opinion.
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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

  • No need to use expensive compliance eLearning from suppliers as off-the-shelf items - which means we save money (saved approximately £60,000 in 2014). Also no need to pay externally for any re-work required as changes are made in-house.
  • Sales course for renewals has improved renewal ratios by 10% in 3 months.
  • Employees see RELEVANT eLearning examples, with company specific examples/scenarios and feedback shows that engagement and completion rates are 100% in last 3 years.
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  • Definitely better customer service! Once the parents figured out the tool and students were proficient with it. It was an excellent way to communicate student's strengths and weaknesses in their learning.
  • Increased employee efficiency. Especially since teachers can share assignments easily too. And, as I've referred to many times, the grading feature is a huge time saver!
  • A negative impact is we have had some cyberbulling. But, used the blocking features and handled it with face-to-face interaction with the students in question and their families.
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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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