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Likelihood to Recommend

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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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

Learning Management

Articulate Storyline
8.0
HealthStream
9.2
Course authoring
Articulate Storyline
8.5
HealthStream
8.0
Course catalog or library
Articulate Storyline
8.1
HealthStream
10.0
Player/Portal
Articulate Storyline
8.3
HealthStream
10.0
Learning content
Articulate Storyline
8.4
HealthStream
10.0
Mobile friendly
Articulate Storyline
7.4
HealthStream
Progress tracking & certifications
Articulate Storyline
7.9
HealthStream
10.0
Assignments
Articulate Storyline
8.0
HealthStream
9.0
Compliance management
Articulate Storyline
8.4
HealthStream
10.0
Learning administration
Articulate Storyline
7.7
HealthStream
9.0
Learning reporting & analytics
Articulate Storyline
7.5
HealthStream
9.0
Social learning
Articulate Storyline
8.4
HealthStream
7.0

Onboarding

Articulate Storyline
HealthStream
7.5
New hire portal
Articulate Storyline
HealthStream
7.0
Manager tracking tools
Articulate Storyline
HealthStream
7.4
Compliance tracking and reporting
Articulate Storyline
HealthStream
8.2

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
6.5
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
6.9
Plan weighting
Articulate Storyline
HealthStream
5.0
Performance improvement plans
Articulate Storyline
HealthStream
6.1
Review status tracking
Articulate Storyline
HealthStream
7.3
Rater nomination workflow
Articulate Storyline
HealthStream
6.3
Review reminders
Articulate Storyline
HealthStream
6.3
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

  • 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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HealthStream

  • Designing elearning tutorials and assessments is very intuitive in HealthStream. This benefits the designer, but also the end user or employee who will ultimately take the test since the layout is also very user friendly.
  • Tracking statistics for employees; it is very easy to pull reports in HealthStream that detail scores for students on assessments, length of time it took to complete training, questions that were often answered incorrectly, etc.
  • Searching different user and employee groups for tracking is very intuitive, which saves quite a deal of time in the long run when needing to access these employee populations.
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Cons

Articulate Storyline

  • Although the professional content library is available, it is still pretty easy for new users to make overly cartoonish looking pieces of training.
  • The program is very heavy load so you have to have a pretty powerful computer to run it effectively.
  • Final projects can be played by anyone but they can sometimes be glitchy because they are a bit heavy for users to run on their computers.
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HealthStream

  • Class Building - very tediouos to build hundreds of classes, users do not get notified when added to a class
  • Reporting - this something they are working on. Reports are very tedious to run with all the parameters.
  • Administrators - not intuitive to be in the system. Although over time it does all make more sense.
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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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HealthStream

HealthStream 7.2
Based on 11 answers
The organization I work with has a different LMS system called Vivid. It is very limited in its capability. We can only select the training modules they have on file. We cannot upload anything we create ourselves. I think that was HealthStream's strength. If I wanted to use what I created, their IT team worked with us to make sure it was implemented/worked properly.
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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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HealthStream

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

Articulate Storyline

Articulate Storyline 10.0
Based on 10 answers
I've engaged with their support three times since I've owned the product. Each time, I was treated very professionally and the issues were addressed quickly. Even in situations where the problem was not due to their software, their engineers were able to assist and get the project back on track.
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HealthStream

HealthStream 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Any time there is a concern or question, the timeliness and cooperation of the response is great.
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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!
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HealthStream

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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HealthStream

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.
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HealthStream

The interface for HealthStream is 1000x better than My Learning. I still struggle to find my assignments and upcoming in person training on My Learning. It is not intuitive and doesn't have a dashboard when you sign on to see everything at once. HealthStream lets me easily see my assignments, their due dates, and any upcoming dates
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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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HealthStream

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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HealthStream

  • It has increased our ratings with JCHAO and not being caught off guard because someone forgot to take a certain class.
  • It has worked well when we are sending new software and want people to learn how to use it they are able to do it at there own time.
  • It has worked well for me because we don't have to spend money sending trainers to different facilities, it has really cut our cost down.
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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

HealthStream

General

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

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