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Articulate Storyline

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Likelihood to Recommend

Articulate Storyline

The only elearning/performance support scenario I can think of that Storyline is not ideally suited for is an eHelp system. There are some tools on the market that are better suited for this niche. In looking at eHelp options, however, I do want to ensure that Storyline assets can be put into a larger eHelp system solution.
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iSpring Learn

iSpring learn is well suited in the education sector.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Articulate Storyline
8.0
iSpring Learn
8.3
Course authoring
Articulate Storyline
8.3
iSpring Learn
9.0
Course catalog or library
Articulate Storyline
8.2
iSpring Learn
7.5
Player/Portal
Articulate Storyline
8.3
iSpring Learn
8.2
Learning content
Articulate Storyline
8.4
iSpring Learn
8.0
Mobile friendly
Articulate Storyline
7.0
iSpring Learn
9.3
Progress tracking & certifications
Articulate Storyline
7.9
iSpring Learn
8.7
Assignments
Articulate Storyline
8.0
iSpring Learn
8.7
Compliance management
Articulate Storyline
8.4
iSpring Learn
6.7
Learning administration
Articulate Storyline
7.8
iSpring Learn
8.7
Learning reporting & analytics
Articulate Storyline
7.5
iSpring Learn
7.5
Social learning
Articulate Storyline
8.3
iSpring Learn
9.0

Pros

  • Simplicity and functionality- the tool is powerful, but the differentiator for the product isn't the power itself, but the fact that users come up to speed and get so productive in the tool in a short time. The learning curve is very low.
  • Superb support- All software will encounter a problem at some point, so support is key. Articulate support is second-to-none.
  • Community- beyond support is a large community that offers templates and tutorials that enhance your experience with the tool.
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  • Used with the iSpring suite it becomes a very powerful tool if you want to provide protected resources for customers. We provide resources to teachers which includes videos and animation and we have found the product to produce a flawless result every time.
  • Used with iSpring suite, comprehensive protected quizzes can be created and students' results and progress can easily be monitored.
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Cons

  • Layers and triggers can be a bit tricky to get your head round at first but with practice you soon get the hang of it. As stated, it does take time and you may not get it right at first. It's a matter of trial and error.
  • Figuring out how the eLearning modules produced on Storyline interact with the LMS can prove challenging from a a reporting perspective. Ensuring the right settings are in place is important but you need to know the right settings to start with.
  • Overcoming software issues where learners have older software or have popup blockers enabled. This has proved problematic with users who are not confident with technology.
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  • Essay type questions cannot be graded on the LMS. It would help if space was provided for the allocation of a mark for questions that are not automatically marked by the testing system.
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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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iSpring Learn10.0
Based on 2 answers
The best product on the market.
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Usability

Articulate Storyline7.8
Based on 15 answers
It does what we need it to. We create computer based learning and occasionally have someone use the tool via a tablet. It works great for that! If you were going to use it on a smartphone, I am not sure it would be the best choice. Since most formal eLearning courses are better suited to a larger screen then I would rate it highly every time.
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iSpring Learn9.1
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.
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Reliability and Availability

Articulate Storyline8.6
Based on 4 answers
No answer on this topic is available.
iSpring Learn9.1
Based on 1 answer
I have to say ALWAYS.
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Support

Articulate Storyline10.0
Based on 10 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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iSpring Learn9.1
Based on 2 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.
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In-Person Training

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No answers on this topic
iSpring Learn9.1
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.
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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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iSpring Learn9.1
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
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Implementation

Articulate Storyline10.0
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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iSpring Learn9.1
Based on 1 answer
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.
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Alternatives Considered

Atriculate Storyline is much more user friendly compared to Captivate. It is simlar in some ways but personally I found Captivate more clunky and less forgiving. There is also more of a community, from what I have found so far for Articulate. Maybe I just haven't looked hard enough but since finding and using Articulate I haven't looked back. By no means do I pretend to be an expert but from my experience it feels like you have to be an expert in PowerPoint to really get the full benefit of Captivate, whereas Articulate Storlyline does not require this. You can find your way round things and call on others for support due to the community available.
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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.
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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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iSpring Learn9.1
Based on 1 answer
Really perfect.
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Return on Investment

  • No need to use expensive compliance eLearning from suppliers as off-the-shelf items - which means we save money (saved approximately £60,000 in 2014). Also no need to pay externally for any re-work required as changes are made in-house.
  • Sales course for renewals has improved renewal ratios by 10% in 3 months.
  • Employees see RELEVANT eLearning examples, with company specific examples/scenarios and feedback shows that engagement and completion rates are 100% in last 3 years.
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  • Customer service is fantastic
  • Product provides protected resources which can have an expiry date.
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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

iSpring Learn

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Additional Pricing Details