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Score 9 out of 100
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Score 8.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Learning Management

    Articulate Storyline

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.3

    Lessonly

    93%
    Lessonly ranks higher in 11/11 features

    Course authoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.6
    96%
    107 Ratings

    Course catalog or library

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    105 Ratings

    Player/Portal

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    84 Ratings

    Learning content

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    103 Ratings

    Mobile friendly

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    58 Ratings

    Progress tracking & certifications

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    95 Ratings

    Assignments

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.4
    94%
    106 Ratings

    Compliance management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    62 Ratings

    Learning administration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.4
    94%
    99 Ratings

    Learning reporting & analytics

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    94 Ratings

    Social learning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    71 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Articulate Storyline is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
    • Lessonly is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.5

    Articulate Storyline

    95%
    116 Ratings
    9.4

    Lessonly

    94%
    113 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    6.0

    Articulate Storyline

    60%
    21 Ratings
    9.0

    Lessonly

    90%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    7.7

    Articulate Storyline

    77%
    15 Ratings
    9.1

    Lessonly

    91%
    2 Ratings

    Availability

    8.6

    Articulate Storyline

    86%
    8 Ratings

    Lessonly

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance

    8.8

    Articulate Storyline

    88%
    10 Ratings

    Lessonly

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.1

    Articulate Storyline

    91%
    30 Ratings
    9.7

    Lessonly

    97%
    189 Ratings

    Online Training

    5.1

    Articulate Storyline

    51%
    3 Ratings

    Lessonly

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    10.0

    Articulate Storyline

    100%
    18 Ratings

    Lessonly

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    9.1

    Articulate Storyline

    91%
    4 Ratings

    Lessonly

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    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

    Lessonly

    If you are onboarding new employees or consultants and you have a complex product, solution, or your business is layered and complex, this can help distill down the layers into basics so that new team or partners can build their knowledge base up the right way. This ensures they are learning what needs to be learned, and not what they surmise or assume, which can be incorrect and cause issues down the road - this is especially sensitive in our field. Training of all kinds can be done easily with this tool.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    Lessonly

    • Open to feedback and ideas and constantly innovating and iterating on their product to serve new needs that arise
    • Making me feel like more than just a customer: They aren't transactional and focus on building the relationship and making me feel heard.
    • Extremely easy to use product so building content takes little time, and I can leverage other subject matter experts to build content as well.
    Karie Champlin-Albarran | 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

    Lessonly

    • Media import (audio, video) are still in infancy. Reliability of uploaded content isn't 100%.
    • The Events function lacks some features that are more built out in other platforms.
    • Reporting interface has a bit of a learning curve, but overall isn't bad.
    Zack Uzzle, ITIL, ATD Master Trainer | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Articulate Storyline

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $99 per one user/per year

    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

    Lessonly

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $0

    Lessonly Editions & Modules

    Edition
    ProContact sales team
    Pro + CoachingContact sales team
    Enterprise Learning for Global TeamsContact sales team
    1. none
    Additional Pricing Details

    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

    Lessonly

    Lessonly 9.0
    Based on 1 answer
    Worried about its acquisition by Seismic and hope that they don't change the product or the terms drastically.
    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

    Lessonly

    Lessonly 9.1
    Based on 2 answers
    It's completely simple and intuitive, anyone can pick it up. The hardest part is looking for a save button and finally figuring out you don't need one. We don't provide training for users and never have complaints. For creators, we provide best practices, but using Lessonly itself requires nothing .
    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

    Lessonly

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    Articulate Storyline

    Articulate Storyline 9.1
    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

    Lessonly

    Lessonly 9.7
    Based on 189 answers
    The support team is very friendly and eager to help you learn the ins and outs of Lessonly. They can set up training for large groups or send links in a chat for individual help. They are quick to respond and if one person doesn't have the answer, they will collaborate with others to help find the answer.
    Cait Kaider | 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

    Lessonly

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    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

    Lessonly

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    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

    Lessonly

    I felt some of these products had more features than were necessary and needed for our team. Some of them were limited on the number of content creators that were allowed which to me forces you to use one or two people to create content where I would rather see it done by key members of each department.
    Jayme Kiester | 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

    Lessonly

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    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

    Lessonly

    • We've had an increase in quality overall as a company, as we are able to continually train our employees outside of our New Hire Training program.
    • We've seen stronger communication as we are able to send out material to our stylists about products, policies, procedures, etc. and they are able to provide us with feedback. After all, it is their tool for learning and we want to know the best way to provide that information to our Team Members.
    Rachel Blankenship | TrustRadius Reviewer

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