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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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Grovo

Grovo is fantastic for bringing a team of people up to speed and for teaching a few things to a large audience. We found Grovo to be lacking when specific training is required or when the training required a certain level of skill. Grovo is fantastic for broad training, less so for specific depth training
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

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

Pros

  • The UI closely resembles the general UI that is used by Microsoft Office products. It is instantly familiar, decreasing the learning curve.
  • Storyline is very powerful. If you can imagine the design, you can develop it in Storyline. The built-in templates and player skins offer a wide variety of page layouts. I particularly like how Storyline organizes slides by scenes and provides a visual map to help you see the course navigation.
  • Storyline is not a resource hog. You can't simply install it on any machine, but you do not need a tricked-out rig with gaming specs to run. It runs very smoothly on an Intel i5 with 8gb of RAM with plenty of system resources available for Microsoft Office and Adobe applications to run in different windows.
  • Storyline output HTML is very clean. With other authoring tools, bad Javascript and poor CSS output really had a negative impact as you had to devise workarounds and implement patches for them to work with your LMS. Storyline is the closest authoring tool that I've found "just works."
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  • Providing information in a format that is easy to remember.
  • Facilitating user transitions with efficient retraining.
  • The micro lessons provide great flexibility for offsite and partial employees.
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Cons

  • The way it handles variables is confusing and not intuitive. This could be streamlined.
  • Attaching documents to an eCourse resources section presents problems when the documents are not located on the computer that is publishing the course.
  • Sometimes the courses do not work in Safari.
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  • Customer support and sales training was a little lacking for our organization.
  • Specialized training in woefully underdeveloped.
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Likelihood to Renew

Articulate Storyline6.0
Based on 21 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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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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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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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
Not really.
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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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The elephant in the room for me, would be TreeHouse. Grovo is very similar to TreeHouse in the fact that they're both programs with lesson tracks, simple and short videos, as well as progress trackers. I would have to say that I enjoyed learning coding on TreeHouse over Grovo, based on the wide variety of native coding languages they have implemented. Grovo, although extremely similar and easy to use as well, doesn't stack up to TreeHouse in my opinion. Grove does, however, beat out Lynda in my humble opinion
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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 ROI- a team of 7 redeveloped a suite of 60 courses in under 6 months with Storyline for very highly regulated environment. The prior tool that we used did not see that level of production after 5 years of use.
  • Enhanced analytics- the level of data we were able to get out of this tool was superior than our prior tool, which allowed us to better analyze elearning outcomes and improve programs.
  • Speed to competency- the team came up to speed on the tool in a very fast period of time, and they used Articulate Community resources to leverage templates that allowed them to create elearning interactions that they would not be able to develop from scratch, so the shared assets actually increased capability
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  • Positive ROI based on departments that needed training were able to learn the language they needed, saving engineering time and costs.
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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

Grovo

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details
Consulting and integration services are part of the product, not an additional feature.