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Articulate Storyline

Top Rated
167 Ratings

HealthStream

23 Ratings

Articulate Storyline

Top Rated
167 Ratings
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Score 8.5 out of 101

HealthStream

23 Ratings
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Score 7.7 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Articulate Storyline

Articulate Storyline is very well suited for customer service type training or other sort of flashy demonstrations as it offers a lot of human character options and interactivity features. We use Storyline for our more technical training, however we only utilize about 20% of the program's features because the characters or animations are quite out of place in our modules. We need a much more academic look and feel in our material.
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HealthStream

I would ask the project manager/leader if they intended on developing their own content, or if they were content with HealthStream's various content libraries. The decision to use HealthStream as a development tool, internally, cannot be taken lightly. There is a lot of work and required expertise involved in designing and maintaining original course materials. I would also ask if the project manager/leader had considered the amount of time required to manage a full-service HealthStream environment.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Onboarding

Articulate Storyline
HealthStream
7.3
New hire portal
Articulate Storyline
HealthStream
7.0
Manager tracking tools
Articulate Storyline
HealthStream
7.0
Compliance tracking and reporting
Articulate Storyline
HealthStream
8.0

Performance and Goals

Articulate Storyline
HealthStream
7.1
Corporate goal setting
Articulate Storyline
HealthStream
7.3
Subordinate goal setting
Articulate Storyline
HealthStream
7.0
Individual goal setting
Articulate Storyline
HealthStream
6.3
Line-of sight-visibility
Articulate Storyline
HealthStream
7.3
Performance tracking
Articulate Storyline
HealthStream
7.3

Performance Management

Articulate Storyline
HealthStream
6.1
Performance plans
Articulate Storyline
HealthStream
7.4
Plan weighting
Articulate Storyline
HealthStream
5.0
Performance improvement plans
Articulate Storyline
HealthStream
6.3
Review status tracking
Articulate Storyline
HealthStream
7.3
Rater nomination workflow
Articulate Storyline
HealthStream
6.0
Review reminders
Articulate Storyline
HealthStream
6.0
Workflow restrictions
Articulate Storyline
HealthStream
5.0
Multiple review frequency
Articulate Storyline
HealthStream
5.0
Reporting
Articulate Storyline
HealthStream
6.7

Succession Planning

Articulate Storyline
HealthStream
6.0
Create succession plans/pools
Articulate Storyline
HealthStream
7.0
Candidate ranking
Articulate Storyline
HealthStream
5.0
Candidate search
Articulate Storyline
HealthStream
5.0
Candidate development
Articulate Storyline
HealthStream
7.0

Recruiting / ATS

Articulate Storyline
HealthStream
6.5
Job Requisition Management
Articulate Storyline
HealthStream
6.5
Company Website Posting
Articulate Storyline
HealthStream
6.5
Publish to Social Media
Articulate Storyline
HealthStream
5.0
Job Search Site Posting
Articulate Storyline
HealthStream
7.0
Customized Application Form
Articulate Storyline
HealthStream
7.5
Resume Management
Articulate Storyline
HealthStream
7.5
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Articulate Storyline
HealthStream
6.5
Candidate Search
Articulate Storyline
HealthStream
5.5
Applicant Tracking
Articulate Storyline
HealthStream
6.5
Collaboration
Articulate Storyline
HealthStream
5.0
Task Creation and Delegation
Articulate Storyline
HealthStream
6.0
Email Templates
Articulate Storyline
HealthStream
7.0
User Permissions
Articulate Storyline
HealthStream
7.5
Notifications and Alerts
Articulate Storyline
HealthStream
7.0
Reporting
Articulate Storyline
HealthStream
7.0

Pros

  • 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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  • Allows you to be able to keep track of all your assignments from your manager.
  • Often gives you the ability to test out of having to do the training with a pretest
  • Keeps all your completed work for you to review or look back on should you need a refresher.
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Cons

  • I think they are working hard on this area but there is still some room for improvement in the HTML 5 to ensure it works consistently across multiple browser platforms and mobile devices.
  • Provide more options for the look/feel of the player. Include a built-in option for a "transparent player" instead of having to go in and change the transparency settings to achieve a transparent player effect.
  • The ability to edit graphics (since it is integrated with PowerPoint) from within Storyline itself would be a nice addition.
  • A more robust audio editing tool which allows you to edit (cut/paste, fade in/fade out audio, etc.) in a more intuitive way.
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  • Hard to ensure learning retention since employees can simply click through the modules if they choose.
  • It doesn't remind the employees via email that assignments are due, you have to log in to the site to see that.
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Likelihood to Renew

Articulate Storyline8.9
Based on 19 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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HealthStream7.2
Based on 11 answers
Cost Effective. Training can be done at any time. Pulling reports with ease. Helpline is awesome when I have JCHAO at our facilities they help me get the information I need RIGHT AWAY!!! The classes are always compiled with the latest information. It tracks compliance of employees.
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Usability

Articulate Storyline7.9
Based on 15 answers
It is so darned easy to use - you just install and start developing. Virtually no learning curve.
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Support

Articulate Storyline9.0
Based on 9 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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HealthStream9.0
Based on 1 answer
It is very easy to get support when needed regarding Healthstream issues
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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
No key insights - just install it and go.
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Alternatives Considered

Adobe Captivate is a powerful authoring tool that creates great eLearning. I chose Articulate Storyline because it gave me the same great output and was not hard to learn. I don't need a special "language" to use it. At a former company where we used Adobe Captivate, it took me much longer to get things created. I get an interactive course that looks great and meets our objectives that is not so complicated to learn how to create with Storyline.
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It stacks up okay against other systems but is not exceptional. I did not have a role in selecting HealthStream as it was already in implementation at the time of my hiring.
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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

  • Articulate Storyline is a true rapid e-Learning suite of tools...we have decreased our development timeline significantly across the board. Our customers love the speed with which we can create interactive and engaging courses.
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  • Increased employee awareness of clinical workplace protocols.
  • Better reputation and acceptance in clinical setting.
  • Better customer service.
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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

HealthStream

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