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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.
Matt LeMaire, B.A., M.A. | TrustRadius Reviewer

iSpring Learn

iSpring Learn represents an effective solution for all those companies that need to introduce into their operation a software that allows them to train their employees and customers on a regular basis and also online. As an LMS software it benefits us with a series of tools and compatibilities that allow the organization to reach every single job and further develop the company's skills.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Articulate Storyline
iSpring Learn
9.0
Course authoring
Articulate Storyline
iSpring Learn
9.9
Course catalog or library
Articulate Storyline
iSpring Learn
8.9
Player/Portal
Articulate Storyline
iSpring Learn
8.9
Learning content
Articulate Storyline
iSpring Learn
7.6
Mobile friendly
Articulate Storyline
iSpring Learn
9.1
Progress tracking & certifications
Articulate Storyline
iSpring Learn
9.9
Assignments
Articulate Storyline
iSpring Learn
8.8
Compliance management
Articulate Storyline
iSpring Learn
8.8
Learning administration
Articulate Storyline
iSpring Learn
9.0
Learning reporting & analytics
Articulate Storyline
iSpring Learn
9.7
Social learning
Articulate Storyline
iSpring Learn
9.0

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.
Mark Labbett | TrustRadius Reviewer

iSpring Learn

  • Courses are easy to set up and it doesn't take a lot of time or effort to get them to look professional.
  • Easy to report on individual users or courses, as well as look at a broader picture.
  • Allows you to create a diverse set of courses, allowing some to be more practical based than others.
Kieran Annis | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Benjamin Brogdon | TrustRadius Reviewer

iSpring Learn

  • Although an evaluation form can be created for users to complete providing feedback of the system, I would like to have a default template to use for this purpose.
  • The default certificate needs to be updated for a more professional look. One can create an evaluation but it’s not worth the hassle.
  • Can’t think of anything else.
Margarita Hays, M.B.A. | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Rebecca McKenna | TrustRadius Reviewer

iSpring Learn

iSpring Learn 10.0
Based on 2 answers
In the past I could not encourage my students to take online training. The results and the questions were hard to be given. When I used the iSpring Suite along with iSpring Learn, my dreams came through and most of the time my students are online and take good training with my programme.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Louisa Fricker | TrustRadius Reviewer

iSpring Learn

iSpring Learn 9.1
Based on 1 answer
I have no problem using it and it is the same for my students. Anytime I ask them which part is not easy to use, they keep silent and say thank you.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Articulate Storyline

Articulate Storyline 8.6
Based on 8 answers
Installed software so alway available
Tony Chilvers | TrustRadius Reviewer

iSpring Learn

iSpring Learn 9.1
Based on 2 answers
I have to say ALWAYS.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Articulate Storyline

Articulate Storyline 9.0
Based on 30 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.
Rebecca Mogollón | TrustRadius Reviewer

iSpring Learn

iSpring Learn 9.1
Based on 4 answers
They just do not work on the weekends. If I need anything, they reply less in than 24 hours, except holidays. I like that. They give me good chat support a lot. If I forget that I sent them an email, they do not forget and reply to me very soon. It is really appreciated.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Articulate Storyline

No score
No answers yet
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iSpring Learn

iSpring Learn 9.1
Based on 1 answer
We can say that most of my students attend my classes twice a week and that's not enough for someone to learn. I put some training for them to do at home and they really enjoy doing them. The kind of progress they make is really satisfying for them and they are always learning.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 | TrustRadius Reviewer

iSpring Learn

iSpring Learn 9.1
Based on 1 answer
As a teacher, I used to spend a lot of time correcting my students' papers. Now with iSpring Learn, my time has been saved and everything is done automatically. All the time I can check my students' progress and I know which exams they have taken or they should take. On the whole, online training has really helped a lot of teachers
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Articulate Storyline

Articulate Storyline 10.0
Based on 18 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.
Refugio &quot;Gio&quot; Jones | M.A. | TrustRadius Reviewer

iSpring Learn

iSpring Learn 9.1
Based on 2 answers
When I talked to my colleagues or informed them to search for a programme before iSpring Learn, they were not successful in designing and implementing a programme like this. I am sure they have done a lot to implement it in the best and educational way. That was not that easy as we thought.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Articulate Storyline

Articulate Storyline is the only authoring tool we have used with our LMS to date. We are seeing different platforms now, as opposed to LMS platforms. And, many of those have their own content. However, we will always need to create/author our own because of the nature of what we do and how we do it. I'm a big fan!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

iSpring Learn

When it comes to creating materials for learners, Moodle is a real drag to work with, and ProProfs is not much better. ProProfs' LMS is pretty good, but they don't have a good way to create good-looking materials offline. iSpring's Quizmaker seems to have great promise.
Tom Kenny | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 | TrustRadius Reviewer

iSpring Learn

iSpring Learn 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Really perfect.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Articulate Storyline

  • Allows for on-demand training that is accessible to anyone in the organization instantaneously.
  • Heavily reduces travel expenses by eliminating the need for in-person training classes.
  • Gives my department creative liberties in designing content that can be customized to each and every subject/business group in the organization. No two courses are ever the same.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

iSpring Learn

  • It has helped us by automating the state-mandated trainings that we need to do. We used to do them by paper and had to manually check them off in our system. With iSpring Learn, we are able to automatically track our training outcomes.
  • We have also been able to implement more supplemental trainings for our staff as we can put additional classes online and they can take the class(es) they want (or we require them) to take. It has not been long, but we have seen a slow increase in the number of staff taking the additional trainings which gives us a better trained workforce.
Jennifer Steffens | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Articulate Storyline

Pricing Details

Articulate Storyline

General

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

Articulate Storyline Editions & Modules

Edition
Companies - Teams Plan$1,2991
Freelancers - Personal Plan$992
Freelancers - Teams Plan$1,2993
Academic - Personal Plan$4994
Academic - Teams Plan$6495
  1. per user/per year
  2. per one user/per year
  3. per user/per year/for teams of one or more
  4. per one user/per year
  5. per user/per year/for teams of one or more
Additional Pricing Details

iSpring Learn

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$ 2.82*

* per user/month billed annually

iSpring Learn Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details
iSpring offers unlimited users on any iSpring Learn plan. Only active users are billed. iSpring offers 3 plans or a custom plan for unique requirements.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Articulate Storyline
9.2
iSpring Learn
8.9

Likelihood to Renew

Articulate Storyline
6.0
iSpring Learn
10.0

Usability

Articulate Storyline
7.7
iSpring Learn
9.1

Reliability and Availability

Articulate Storyline
8.6
iSpring Learn
9.1

Performance

Articulate Storyline
8.8
iSpring Learn
9.1

Support Rating

Articulate Storyline
9.0
iSpring Learn
9.1

In-Person Training

Articulate Storyline
iSpring Learn
9.1

Online Training

Articulate Storyline
5.1
iSpring Learn
9.1

Implementation Rating

Articulate Storyline
10.0
iSpring Learn
9.1

Scalability

Articulate Storyline
9.1
iSpring Learn
9.1

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