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Score 8.6 out of 100
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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

The only drawback to the iSpring Learn is probably the price. For a smaller company, it is a little more pricey than some of its competitors. That being said, it is hands down easier to use, and it provides many more tools than a lot of its competitors. Even if one was just to go with the iSpring Quiz only version (which is free) it is a terrific product. I believe it would be well suited for any company/trainer who is looking to take that leap into an online learning management system.
Jennifer Steffens | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Articulate Storyline
8.2
iSpring Learn
8.2
Course authoring
Articulate Storyline
8.8
iSpring Learn
9.0
Course catalog or library
Articulate Storyline
8.2
iSpring Learn
6.7
Player/Portal
Articulate Storyline
8.4
iSpring Learn
8.1
Learning content
Articulate Storyline
8.2
iSpring Learn
7.7
Mobile friendly
Articulate Storyline
7.8
iSpring Learn
9.3
Progress tracking & certifications
Articulate Storyline
8.2
iSpring Learn
8.8
Assignments
Articulate Storyline
7.9
iSpring Learn
8.7
Compliance management
Articulate Storyline
8.4
iSpring Learn
6.9
Learning administration
Articulate Storyline
7.9
iSpring Learn
8.8
Learning reporting & analytics
Articulate Storyline
7.6
iSpring Learn
7.0
Social learning
Articulate Storyline
8.6
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

  • Clean display. Many of our users are new to online learning, so it was imperative that the display and interface were easy for users.
  • Cost effective. Compared to many of the other online learning systems this program is affordable.
  • Easy to create a course. On the administrative side, it is easy to create content and put together the course.
Gwen Kozlowski | 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 4 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

iSpring Learn

iSpring Learn 9.1
Based on 1 answer
I have to say ALWAYS.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Articulate Storyline

Articulate Storyline 8.9
Based on 16 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 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Articulate Storyline

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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 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.
Refugio &quot;Gio&quot; Jones | M.A. | TrustRadius Reviewer

iSpring Learn

iSpring Learn 9.1
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 | 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

  • 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!
Anika Hansen | TrustRadius Reviewer

iSpring Learn

  • Don't really have a measure as of yet. We knew going in that our timing was poor relating to when people would have time available to take our course. We are convinced that the presentation of the course has improved our brand acceptance and awareness.
Bob Ackland | 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

Additional Pricing Details

iSpring Learn

General

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

iSpring Learn Editions & Modules

Edition
500 Active Users2.821
300 Active Users3.001
100 Active Users3.661
  1. user/month billed annually
Additional Pricing Details
iSpring offers unlimited users on any iSpring Learn plan. Only active users are billed. Choose one of 3 flexible plans or request a custom plan for your unique requirements. Detailed pricing is available at https://www.ispringsolutions.com/ispring-learn/pricing.html

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Articulate Storyline
8.9
iSpring Learn
8.5

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
8.9
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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