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Articulate Storyline

Top Rated
167 Ratings

Articulate Storyline

Top Rated
167 Ratings
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Score 8.5 out of 101

Google Classroom

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Score 8.6 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Articulate Storyline

The only elearning/performance support scenario I can think of that Storyline is not ideally suited for is an eHelp system. There are some tools on the market that are better suited for this niche. In looking at eHelp options, however, I do want to ensure that Storyline assets can be put into a larger eHelp system solution.
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Google Classroom

Teachers no longer have to bring home a large bag filled with papers. Google classroom makes it easy to send and receive assignments to students for grading. Teachers can also leave feedback in real time. Students get a quicker turn around on their assignments and grades with Google classroom. This also prepares them for the future in their career and college.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Articulate Storyline
Google Classroom
5.9
Course authoring
Articulate Storyline
Google Classroom
9.0
Course catalog or library
Articulate Storyline
Google Classroom
1.0
Player/Portal
Articulate Storyline
Google Classroom
3.0
Learning content
Articulate Storyline
Google Classroom
10.0
Mobile friendly
Articulate Storyline
Google Classroom
7.0
Progress tracking & certifications
Articulate Storyline
Google Classroom
6.0
Assignments
Articulate Storyline
Google Classroom
10.0
Compliance management
Articulate Storyline
Google Classroom
2.0
Learning administration
Articulate Storyline
Google Classroom
3.0
Learning reporting & analytics
Articulate Storyline
Google Classroom
4.0
Social learning
Articulate Storyline
Google Classroom
10.0

Pros

  • The use of the timeline and triggers within Storyline help to create, well time and interactive courses.
  • Being able to use and program variables within the course allows you to keep track of what your learners are doing, as well as recall information or create branching scenarios.
  • The Community.... The community behind Articulate is priceless! Want to do something and don't know how to do it? You can find various posts to assist you or even ask it as a question in the community to get an answer. Not to mention the support that Articulate itself provides is amazing.
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  • Ease of use (children are able to use it).
  • Allows teacher to closely monitor students.
  • Eliminates the need to bring home notebooks or books.
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Cons

  • More preloaded design features would make it a little easier for rapid development.
  • Although Storyline 2 has more (and better) audio features, it would be nice to have a place to edit the audio within your course. (By edit I mean to do more advanced functions, they do provide basic audio editing functionality.
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  • I believe they could include certain modules, like reliable Plagiarism checkers or grammar analysis (like Turnitin.com does). Yes, you can download add-ons, but I'm always weary of their performance.
  • My second point is knowingly ignorant but important to note anyhow: most of my time spent teaching is actually spent on grading essays. Google Classroom helps by assigning names to the documents, but I'd really love some improvements, such as a click-to-comment feature where I can just click on the word or area of the essay I'm talking about and a comment box automatically pops up. I'd also love to have a repeated comment bank where I can select commonly used comments instead of individually typing them.
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Likelihood to Renew

Articulate Storyline8.9
Based on 19 answers
I've actually extended my previous 3 year contract with Articulate into a 6 year contract. After that I expect to add another 3 years... The cost for our licenses and any additional we might need is very fair and the return on investment is achieved in a matter of months, weeks even.
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Google Classroom10.0
Based on 1 answer
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 Storyline7.9
Based on 15 answers
It's simply a breeze to use. I've never had a problem with it.
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Google Classroom9.0
Based on 1 answer
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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Support

Articulate Storyline9.0
Based on 9 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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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
Implementing Articulate Storyline was a straight-forward and painless as humanly possible. There were no headaches found with other authoring tools not behaving well in existing systems, it really is excellently designed software. Everything was thought out so very well.
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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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Google Classroom is easier overall to manage, but you can only share a single document and not an entire folder.
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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

  • 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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  • Increased homwork completion and comprehension.
  • Eliminates lost or forgotton assignments.
  • Better communication to parents of what assignments are assigned and when they are due.
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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

Google Classroom

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