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Articulate Storyline

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Likelihood to Recommend

Articulate Storyline

In an office where you're planning to do a large amount of module-based training, Articulate Storyline will prove useful. A consideration to make, however, is whether your team members focused on training design will have the capacity to learn the software enough to create interesting and effective training modules. The basic functions can be simple, but the more advanced capabilities of the software take considerable effort to master and employ to create the more visually appealing presentations/modules you see in much of the promotional materials. If you have a small training team (or even without anyone dedicated specifically to training and development), Storyline is not a wise choice as the cost and effort required to fully make use of the software would be far too much of a commitment to make it worthwhile.
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Grovo by Cornerstone

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
8.1
Grovo by Cornerstone
4.5
Course authoring
Articulate Storyline
8.6
Grovo by Cornerstone
5.0
Course catalog or library
Articulate Storyline
8.2
Grovo by Cornerstone
4.0
Player/Portal
Articulate Storyline
8.3
Grovo by Cornerstone
4.0
Learning content
Articulate Storyline
8.2
Grovo by Cornerstone
4.0
Mobile friendly
Articulate Storyline
7.5
Grovo by Cornerstone
Progress tracking & certifications
Articulate Storyline
8.0
Grovo by Cornerstone
5.0
Assignments
Articulate Storyline
8.0
Grovo by Cornerstone
5.0
Compliance management
Articulate Storyline
8.4
Grovo by Cornerstone
4.0
Learning administration
Articulate Storyline
7.8
Grovo by Cornerstone
5.0
Learning reporting & analytics
Articulate Storyline
7.6
Grovo by Cornerstone
Social learning
Articulate Storyline
8.5
Grovo by Cornerstone

Pros

Articulate Storyline

  • Storyline integrates with the Canvas LMS fairly seamlessly. There have been a few glitches, but for the most part, the interactions we have created will play directly in the Canvas LMS.
  • Storyline is great for creating short drag and drop interactions for self-reviews or even graded assignments. Its many options for quizzes such as "answer reveal" or using tabs help the student get a different perspective on the content rather than just an "A, B, or C" answer.
  • Storyline is great for tutorials or training sessions. There are many options to help guide the learner (or employee) through a process. it is not just linear, but you can branch the slides based on the answers. A great way to engage the learner or employee.
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Grovo by Cornerstone

  • Ease of Use. The site is awesome for searching for a specific topic.
  • Convenience. Lessons are generally very quick and easy to fit into even the busiest schedules.
  • Interface. The website is gorgeous and inviting.
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Cons

Articulate Storyline

  • I wish that you could customize the UI ribbons to bring features you use frequently to the front and to hide options you rarely use.
  • It would be great if there was a way for non-technical collaborators (SMEs, management, etc) to be able to open a *.story file directly and provide comments. You currently have to publish the course, load it to the LMS, update the LMS, and then hope that users can find it in the LMS. A Storyline Viewer/Previewer standalone application would be awesome.
  • The price is too high for freelancers to purchase and use. I no longer contract and work exclusively for the firm, but even with our resources, the high price limits the number of licenses available to use.
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Grovo by Cornerstone

  • It can be difficult for any e-learning service not to seem mechanical in nature when it comes to the average employee performing learning tasks
  • Many of the "problems" that grovo might seem to display would actually be a function of the organization implementing them
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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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Grovo by Cornerstone

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Articulate Storyline

Articulate Storyline 7.7
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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Grovo by Cornerstone

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

Articulate Storyline

Articulate Storyline 9.0
Based on 12 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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Grovo by Cornerstone

Grovo by Cornerstone 5.0
Based on 1 answer
I haven't needed to access the support for this product.
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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!
Melissa Jordan profile photo

Grovo by Cornerstone

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation

Articulate Storyline

Articulate Storyline 10.0
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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Grovo by Cornerstone

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Articulate Storyline

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.
Kyle Trail profile photo

Grovo by Cornerstone

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 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.
Melissa Jordan profile photo

Grovo by Cornerstone

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Articulate Storyline

  • We have been able to bring our training development in-house with Articulate Storyline. This has reduced the cost substantially of module development from about $120,000 annually to less than $50,000.
  • It is now possible for the subject matter expert to work directly in Articulate Storyline rather than have to work with a third party and try to explain what needs to be developed as far as content.
  • Articulate Storyline has a bit of a learning curve and not everyone takes to it quickly, so although the training development has been brought in-house, there is now a back-log of work for those who use the software!
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Grovo by Cornerstone

  • Zero impact. When we determined they were not a good fit for us, we decided to go another direction. I would certainly try them again however if they addressed my concerns as their service was excellent.
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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

Grovo by Cornerstone

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Articulate Storyline
8.7
Grovo by Cornerstone
4.1

Likelihood to Renew

Articulate Storyline
6.0
Grovo by Cornerstone

Usability

Articulate Storyline
7.7
Grovo by Cornerstone

Reliability and Availability

Articulate Storyline
8.6
Grovo by Cornerstone

Performance

Articulate Storyline
8.8
Grovo by Cornerstone

Support

Articulate Storyline
9.0
Grovo by Cornerstone
5.0

Online Training

Articulate Storyline
5.1
Grovo by Cornerstone

Implementation

Articulate Storyline
10.0
Grovo by Cornerstone

Scalability

Articulate Storyline
9.1
Grovo by Cornerstone

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