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Articulate Storyline

Top Rated
167 Ratings

Pluralsight

Top Rated
19 Ratings

Articulate Storyline

Top Rated
167 Ratings
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Score 8.5 out of 101

Pluralsight

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Score 8.8 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

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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Pluralsight

If you are wanting to advance your career or simply expose yourself to new technologies, it's a great tool to achieve that end. If you are in a new role and need to "catch up" on something, it gives you ways to learn on the fly. If you are hoping to become a subject matter expert on a particular topic, I think you would need to find a role that would provide you with more actual experience. Pluralsight is more of a lecture based system than actual real world experience, which are not the same things
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Articulate Storyline
Pluralsight
9.7
Course authoring
Articulate Storyline
Pluralsight
10.0
Course catalog or library
Articulate Storyline
Pluralsight
10.0
Player/Portal
Articulate Storyline
Pluralsight
10.0
Learning content
Articulate Storyline
Pluralsight
7.0
Mobile friendly
Articulate Storyline
Pluralsight
10.0
Progress tracking & certifications
Articulate Storyline
Pluralsight
10.0
Assignments
Articulate Storyline
Pluralsight
10.0
Compliance management
Articulate Storyline
Pluralsight
10.0
Learning administration
Articulate Storyline
Pluralsight
10.0
Learning reporting & analytics
Articulate Storyline
Pluralsight
10.0

Pros

  • Storyline is incredibly flexible. It incorporates a wide range of media formats (images, videos, etc), if you want to add a quiz you have a wide range of question formats (drag and drop, text, etc), and the Triggers and States features let you customize what happens based on the user's actions. You can basically build a choose-your-own-adventure activity.
  • The basics of Storyline are easy to learn. When you open Storyline for the first time, you can immediately start building simple activities with minimal training. That said, you'll want to refer to the online video tutorials to learn the advanced features.
  • Once you've created an activity, you can publish it in multiple formats, including web format, mobile, SCORM, and Word. I usually publish an activity to both web format and Word (which I then convert to PDF). The Word/PDF version serves as a transcript of the interactive version for people with auditory disabilities.
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  • It gives you a central location to track progress, listen to lectures and take exams on the subject matter.
  • It gives the company one way to manage training across IT, marketing and other business disciplines.
  • The user interface is fairly easy to use and the number of courses or subjects available is quite good.
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Cons

  • Learning the more advanced features of Storyline does take some time. When I was learning Storyline, I was able to set aside about 45 minutes at the beginning of each day to watch 1 or 2 tutorial videos and then practice what I had just learned. I got up to speed very quickly this way! And once you have some advanced skills with Storyline, that's where the fun really begins!
  • Some of the output options aren't ideal. For example, you can publish an activity to a DVD, but the output is an exe file, which some computers won't run. Also the Word doc output is fairly terrible looking. (Although, if you have a little skill with Word styles, you can easily fit it up.)
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  • There is room for improvement on offline content: there is no way to download content to consume while offline
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Likelihood to Renew

Articulate Storyline8.9
Based on 19 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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Pluralsight10.0
Based on 1 answer
Great product and service so far. Awesome new content almost every week.
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Usability

Articulate Storyline7.9
Based on 15 answers
It is so darned easy to use - you just install and start developing. Virtually no learning curve.
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Pluralsight9.0
Based on 1 answer
Very, VERY easy to use.
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Support

Articulate Storyline9.0
Based on 9 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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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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Implementation

Articulate Storyline10.0
Based on 9 answers
No key insights - just install it and go.
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Alternatives Considered

Articulate is a much more solid product, many more features, and produces a quality deliverable.
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Pluralsight has a broader offering, from design and drawing to enterprise software development. It offers content from professionals to professionals on well known technologies.Most other competitors focus on few technologies and the offering is not as rich. They also don't offer business accounts, generally speaking.
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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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Return on Investment

  • We've seen ROI's of up to 600 for our Learning & Development department since we began using Articulate Storyline.
  • We've been able to convert processes into eLearnings in a matter of a couple of days and have created eLearnings with original content in as little as a week and a half.
  • The above mentioned improvements have helped minimize the impact on our staff by letting them access courses at their own leisure or at scheduled times.
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  • My organization can offer more services to a broader audience
  • Employees can advance and update skills easily, offering better solutions to current clients
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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

Pluralsight

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