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Articulate Storyline

Top Rated
166 Ratings

Nearpod

9 Ratings

Articulate Storyline

Top Rated
166 Ratings
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Score 8.5 out of 101

Nearpod

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Articulate Storyline

Articulate Storyline is very well suited for customer service type training or other sort of flashy demonstrations as it offers a lot of human character options and interactivity features. We use Storyline for our more technical training, however we only utilize about 20% of the program's features because the characters or animations are quite out of place in our modules. We need a much more academic look and feel in our material.
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Nearpod

Nearpod makes learning fun. Students will love the interactive games and quizzes on it.
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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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  • Provide timely and individualized feedback.
  • Allow for the teacher to check for understanding, for the entire class, in one view.
  • Present an array of different interactive lesson items, at the fingertips of every student.
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Cons

  • I'd like to see more options for font style. There's a lot missing when you compare to the font style features for Word or PowerPoint. But, this is not a deal breaker.
  • I'd like to be able to actually print out the Story View in Storyline. It would be a great feature to add because you can use that as your storyboard to provide to SME's and other project sponsors. Someone recommended taking a screenshot, but that's impossible to do if you're working on a big project.
  • There might be a way to do this, but I haven't figured it out yet or found an answer to it. Sometimes I create multiple buttons in Storyline and then later on realize that I need to change the features of the different states. It would be nice if I could do this for multiple buttons at once. But, when I try to do this, the states button is grayed out. Instead, I have to do it one by one. Normally, I would create a button first, setup the states and so forth, and then copy/paste so I don't have to worry about this. But, sometimes I get far into a project before I realize that this needs to be done.
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  • 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 Storyline8.9
Based on 19 answers
I've actually extended my previous 3 year contract with Articulate into a 6 year contract. After that I expect to add another 3 years... The cost for our licenses and any additional we might need is very fair and the return on investment is achieved in a matter of months, weeks even.
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Usability

Articulate Storyline7.9
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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Support

Articulate Storyline9.0
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I've engaged with their support three times since I've owned the product. Each time, I was treated very professionally and the issues were addressed quickly. Even in situations where the problem was not due to their software, their engineers were able to assist and get the project back on track.
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Online Training

Articulate Storyline5.1
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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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Implementation

Articulate Storyline10.0
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Not really.
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Alternatives Considered

As mentioned earlier, I used to use Adobe Captivate prior to Storyline. It has been at least 3 1/2 years since I've used Captivate, so it may have gotten better since then. But, from my experience, Articulate is much more intuitive and has a lot more features than Captivate. Overall, it is easier to use and is easier to complete a project in Storyline as opposed to Captivate.
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I love Nearpod because it's student centered but teacher controlled.
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Scalability

Articulate Storyline9.1
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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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Return on Investment

  • Tremendous ROI- a team of 7 redeveloped a suite of 60 courses in under 6 months with Storyline for very highly regulated environment. The prior tool that we used did not see that level of production after 5 years of use.
  • Enhanced analytics- the level of data we were able to get out of this tool was superior than our prior tool, which allowed us to better analyze elearning outcomes and improve programs.
  • Speed to competency- the team came up to speed on the tool in a very fast period of time, and they used Articulate Community resources to leverage templates that allowed them to create elearning interactions that they would not be able to develop from scratch, so the shared assets actually increased capability
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  • 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
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Nearpod

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