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Articulate Storyline

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Likelihood to Recommend

Articulate Storyline

We primarily use this product for computer based learning. It will publish your course for a tablet or mobile phone but is not automatically reactive. For quick mobile design, I might be lured into another tool that lends itself toward performance support. If you are a one-stop-shop designer that has to create eLearning it would be the product I would recommend. You will create engaging, visually stimulating, courses that meet the needs of your team and that does not create extra work for you.
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Nearpod

Nearpod is well suited to classroom use. Adaptations can be made so the platform is usable in all grades K-12. Beta features, such as adding audio to slides, allow for usage with students too young to read or those that struggle with reading. Interactive components such as the quiz feature make in-class formative assessments quick, timely, and easy
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

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

Pros

Articulate Storyline

  • The use of the timeline and triggers within Storyline help to create, well time and interactive courses.
  • Being able to use and program variables within the course allows you to keep track of what your learners are doing, as well as recall information or create branching scenarios.
  • The Community.... The community behind Articulate is priceless! Want to do something and don't know how to do it? You can find various posts to assist you or even ask it as a question in the community to get an answer. Not to mention the support that Articulate itself provides is amazing.
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Nearpod

  • Engagement
  • Formative assessment
  • Library of Resources
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Cons

Articulate Storyline

  • 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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Nearpod

  • I would love Nearpod to have more free activities.
  • I would love Nearpod to be free for educators.
  • I would love if teachers could assign homework on Nearpod.
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Likelihood to Renew

Articulate Storyline

Articulate Storyline 6.0
Based on 21 answers
Nothing ticks all the boxes for me even after nearly 2 years of use and with updated versions now on the market it really is a killer product.
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Nearpod

Nearpod 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Goal is to continue our subscription for the 2019-2020 school year
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Usability

Articulate Storyline

Articulate Storyline 7.8
Based on 15 answers
Overall the ease of use is one of its endearing qualities. You can open the program, start a new project and get going regardless of your expertise with it. If you have ever created a presentation of any kind you can get going with Storyline on day 1 the first time you open it
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Nearpod

Nearpod 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Web-based or using the app, Nearpod is easy to use
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Support

Articulate Storyline

Articulate Storyline 10.0
Based on 10 answers
The online community and the folks at Articulate are both incredibly helpful. Many possible questions do not even need to be asked, as the answers can already be found in the "E-Learning Heroes" community that supports the products and their users. This includes lots of examples, free content, and "show me how X is done" tutorials.
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Nearpod

No score
No answers yet
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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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Nearpod

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation

Articulate Storyline

Articulate Storyline 10.0
Based on 9 answers
Implementing Articulate Storyline was a straight-forward and painless as humanly possible. There were no headaches found with other authoring tools not behaving well in existing systems, it really is excellently designed software. Everything was thought out so very well.
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Nearpod

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Articulate Storyline

Articulate Storyline is head and shoulders above the other tools on the market. It truly combines the features of most rapid e-Learning tools on the market in one easy-to-use tool. And, the Articulate community is just a bonus addition...no other company's support can compare to what Articulate provides.
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Nearpod

I love Nearpod because it's student centered but teacher controlled.
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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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Nearpod

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Articulate Storyline

  • Articulate Storyline is a true rapid e-Learning suite of tools...we have decreased our development timeline significantly across the board. Our customers love the speed with which we can create interactive and engaging courses.
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Nearpod

  • Nearpod has a positive impact on my students because they learn while using technology vs. traditional method.
  • My students' scores have improved ever since I've started implementing the consistent use of Nearpod.
  • I cherish the fact that the teacher is in control but the activities are all student centered and fully engages them.
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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

Nearpod

General

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

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