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Likelihood to Recommend

Articulate Storyline

I think that if you can truly think outside of the set parameters, you can do almost anything with Storyline. Again, I know I've used it in ways I've never imagined prior to that. Initially, when developing the website, I'd assumed I'd be using a web development tool married with some programming in HTML and Javascript. While I still used some Javascript for parts of it, it was precious little.Knowing that I can always just drop a video onto a slide and then export the whole thing as a SCORM file is an easy way to get older pieces up to date so that we can make sure people are retaining the knowledge we're passing onto them.
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Google Classroom

Google Classroom is great for schools who are invested in Google and are looking for an easy way to streamline assignments and work. Priding itself on simplicity, this is also great for elementary through middle school teachers and their students. Teachers can quickly send out assignments to students and manage student work via their school's Google accounts so students aren't going outside on the web as often. High Schools may want something a little more in-depth that has higher order activities within and allows the teacher to redesign their lessons.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Articulate Storyline
8.0
Google Classroom
8.2
Course authoring
Articulate Storyline
8.5
Google Classroom
8.3
Course catalog or library
Articulate Storyline
8.1
Google Classroom
7.0
Player/Portal
Articulate Storyline
8.3
Google Classroom
7.8
Learning content
Articulate Storyline
8.4
Google Classroom
8.7
Mobile friendly
Articulate Storyline
7.4
Google Classroom
8.6
Progress tracking & certifications
Articulate Storyline
7.9
Google Classroom
8.0
Assignments
Articulate Storyline
8.0
Google Classroom
9.2
Compliance management
Articulate Storyline
8.4
Google Classroom
7.8
Learning administration
Articulate Storyline
7.7
Google Classroom
8.7
Learning reporting & analytics
Articulate Storyline
7.5
Google Classroom
7.8
Social learning
Articulate Storyline
8.4
Google Classroom
8.4

Pros

Articulate Storyline

  • Articulate Storyline is especially adept at providing interactive training modules with the ability to add in various learning paths with animations and button selection. When done correctly it can be highly engaging for the user.
  • It is very easy to add voice over, screen shot, and screen capture video to your modules with the recording software built right into the program. This instantly eliminated our need for external software to fill these roles and was a huge time saver.
  • As we use multiple methods for module delivery, Articulate's publishing options are first rate. You can burn to a CD, publish as a SCORM package for a LMS, publish to a website, or even as a Word doc if you need to pass around just the content for review. This versatility serves all our needs.
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Google Classroom

  • Seamless integration with Google Drive. Easy for teachers to attach Gsuite files such as docs, slides, sheets, forms, site to enhance the learning.
  • Manage student work submissions and whether they are on time or late. Students submit their work digitally and teachers can track the submissions, send them back for editing, or award points.
  • Streamline classwork and homework assignments into one simple thread. Much like a social media platform like Twitter or Facebook, Google Classroom has everything top-down in one fluid thread for students and teachers to be able to easily find and access.
  • Integration with other edtech tools such as Pear Deck, Edpuzzle, etc. Teachers can link to outside assignments on other programs they often use in their classrooms with their students.
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Cons

Articulate Storyline

  • Learning the more advanced features of Storyline does take some time. When I was learning Storyline, I was able to set aside about 45 minutes at the beginning of each day to watch 1 or 2 tutorial videos and then practice what I had just learned. I got up to speed very quickly this way! And once you have some advanced skills with Storyline, that's where the fun really begins!
  • Some of the output options aren't ideal. For example, you can publish an activity to a DVD, but the output is an exe file, which some computers won't run. Also the Word doc output is fairly terrible looking. (Although, if you have a little skill with Word styles, you can easily fit it up.)
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Google Classroom

  • Google Classroom is NOT an LMS, although some schools/districts try to mold it in that fashion. It does not include robust features of an LMS.
  • Google Classroom provides a grade book, but that grade book does not sync with all district's grade book, so you will have to manually transfer any grades received.
  • It would be great to see Google Classroom offer a closed-captioned option for any uploaded videos shared on the site.
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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.
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Google Classroom

Google Classroom 10.0
Based on 2 answers
More and more teachers are adopting Google Classroom into their curriculum at our school. I foresee it expanding throughout the school
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Usability

Articulate Storyline

Articulate Storyline 7.8
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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Google Classroom

Google Classroom 9.0
Based on 3 answers
This is only a product I would recommend to a humanities teacher. Math and science teachers cannot use this product the same way that I can as an English teacher. It is great for word process and for reading, but unable to handle the demands of math and science. Therefore, I would highly recommend this product to English or Social Studies teachers, but NOT math or science teachers
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Reliability and Availability

Articulate Storyline

Articulate Storyline 8.6
Based on 4 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

Google Classroom

Google Classroom 9.0
Based on 1 answer
We have had very little trouble in accessing Google Classroom. Our issues, if any, have risen from our server and not the Google servers.
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Support

Articulate Storyline

Articulate Storyline 10.0
Based on 10 answers
I feel that the company and it's employees honestly want to help me, they care about my success and my opinion.
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Google Classroom

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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!
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Google Classroom

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation

Articulate Storyline

Articulate Storyline 10.0
Based on 9 answers
No key insights - just install it and go.
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Google Classroom

Google Classroom 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It was relatively easy to implement due to the simplicity of the platform. Even our more technology challenged teachers found it easy to get started with Google Classroom.
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Alternatives Considered

Articulate Storyline

Atriculate Storyline is much more user friendly compared to Captivate. It is simlar in some ways but personally I found Captivate more clunky and less forgiving. There is also more of a community, from what I have found so far for Articulate. Maybe I just haven't looked hard enough but since finding and using Articulate I haven't looked back. By no means do I pretend to be an expert but from my experience it feels like you have to be an expert in PowerPoint to really get the full benefit of Captivate, whereas Articulate Storlyline does not require this. You can find your way round things and call on others for support due to the community available.
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Google Classroom

With so many schools using Google apps, Google Classroom becomes an integral part of the classroom learning experience. Overall, Classroom gets the job done. If you are looking for something simple this is it. It isn't a full-blown LMS but it keeps everything organized in one stream making it easier on students. Uploading and attaching Google suite tools cuts down on the time teachers spend sending out work to students or making photocopies. My only issue is that it's tough to stack it up against more enhanced LMS applications such as Schoology and Canvas, that have more built in, and afford teachers opportunites to recreate interactive lessons.
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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.
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Google Classroom

Google Classroom 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It is very easy to push out this program across our buildings. Teachers are able to use it without much trouble.
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Return on Investment

Articulate Storyline

  • 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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Google Classroom

  • Google Classroom increases student engagement and interest.
  • Google Classroom allows students to practice correct digital citizenship.
  • Google Classroom drastically reduces the need to make paper copies; resulting in efficiency and environment impact.
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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

Google Classroom

General

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

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