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Articulate Storyline

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Likelihood to Recommend

Articulate Storyline

I think Storyline is great for self-reviews. It is fairly easy to set up a "Drag and Drop" slide with a few questions to drag over to the right answer. You can use pictures and graphics to make it more appealing and interactive. It is also very useful for training processes. For example, if you wanted to show someone how to use a specific program, you can use screenshots and screen video captures to help show the process. I think it would be harder to use Storyline for a class lecture or just for videos. For example, if you wanted to record a physical classroom, or record a screen capture in which you are just using screen captures.
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Prezi

When you have to present complex hierarchical structures, and if your audience would require navigation in and out of the hierarchy, then Prezi is a good candidate for you. But be prepared, Prezi is not as intuitive as a standard presentation tool, and it may take some time to get used to.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Articulate Storyline
8.0
Prezi
7.6
Course authoring
Articulate Storyline
8.5
Prezi
7.9
Course catalog or library
Articulate Storyline
8.1
Prezi
7.0
Player/Portal
Articulate Storyline
8.3
Prezi
7.6
Learning content
Articulate Storyline
8.4
Prezi
7.8
Mobile friendly
Articulate Storyline
7.4
Prezi
7.2
Progress tracking & certifications
Articulate Storyline
7.9
Prezi
6.3
Assignments
Articulate Storyline
8.0
Prezi
8.9
Compliance management
Articulate Storyline
8.4
Prezi
6.4
Learning administration
Articulate Storyline
7.7
Prezi
8.0
Learning reporting & analytics
Articulate Storyline
7.5
Prezi
8.0
Social learning
Articulate Storyline
8.4
Prezi
8.2

Pros

Articulate Storyline

  • The UI closely resembles the general UI that is used by Microsoft Office products. It is instantly familiar, decreasing the learning curve.
  • Storyline is very powerful. If you can imagine the design, you can develop it in Storyline. The built-in templates and player skins offer a wide variety of page layouts. I particularly like how Storyline organizes slides by scenes and provides a visual map to help you see the course navigation.
  • Storyline is not a resource hog. You can't simply install it on any machine, but you do not need a tricked-out rig with gaming specs to run. It runs very smoothly on an Intel i5 with 8gb of RAM with plenty of system resources available for Microsoft Office and Adobe applications to run in different windows.
  • Storyline output HTML is very clean. With other authoring tools, bad Javascript and poor CSS output really had a negative impact as you had to devise workarounds and implement patches for them to work with your LMS. Storyline is the closest authoring tool that I've found "just works."
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Prezi

  • Ability to present a topic in a clear manner with lots of images and videos
  • Export slides as PDFs, which can then be used as beautiful handouts
  • It can visually connect topics, something a more passive presentation tool like PowerPoint cannot do
  • It is very easy to share presentations online
  • Built-in cloud support: Prezis are stored in their servers, and they are accessible from everywhere.
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Cons

Articulate Storyline

  • I think they are working hard on this area but there is still some room for improvement in the HTML 5 to ensure it works consistently across multiple browser platforms and mobile devices.
  • Provide more options for the look/feel of the player. Include a built-in option for a "transparent player" instead of having to go in and change the transparency settings to achieve a transparent player effect.
  • The ability to edit graphics (since it is integrated with PowerPoint) from within Storyline itself would be a nice addition.
  • A more robust audio editing tool which allows you to edit (cut/paste, fade in/fade out audio, etc.) in a more intuitive way.
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Prezi

  • Linux support is non-existent. With Android/Chrome OS being based on the linux kernel but also with lots of tech-savvy and influencers using non-Windows and non iOS platforms, I feel a pariah.
  • As far as I know for Android phones and tablets you can only present but not edit prezis in its native app. Again an Android users, it is a sub-par experience the app in general is lacking functionality.
  • Using the browser version (because I have no other alternative) uploading multiple images is very buggy
  • Having a version history would be great when you are editing a large presentation over several days
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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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Prezi

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Articulate Storyline

Articulate Storyline 7.8
Based on 15 answers
I've worked with people that have literally never designed eLearning before, and showing them a few things in Articulate Storyline has changed their world. They have gone from paper-based ILT only designers to the "total package" with very little need for instruction or support. I've never seen that happen with the other options on the market.
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Prezi

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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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Prezi

No score
No answers yet
There were free samples that you can check for your presentation. Other than that, we did not encounter issues requiring further support
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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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Prezi

No score
No answers yet
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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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Prezi

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Articulate Storyline

Personally, I think that Articulate Storyline is one of the best development software used for eLearning. While each software has their own special features, I think that Articulate Storyline does the best to incorporate all the main aspects of developing a course. It is definitely my go to software whenever [I'm] developing.
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Prezi

  • Google Slides
  • Microsoft Sway
Prezi is ideal for lectures or explaining topics. Visually it is pleasing. It gives traditional slide programs a run for its money.
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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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Prezi

No score
No answers yet
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Return on Investment

Articulate Storyline

  • I am sought out for my Storyline expertise, having the skill definitely increases my income as a freelancer.
  • It expands my business from just instructional design to development without being a coder.
  • I save time by reducing the amount of custom code I have to write, increasing efficiency.
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Prezi

  • Prezi is really a sunk cost for us. The positive is to stand out when other organizations are presenting in a more traditional way
  • Ability to explain complex concepts is a plus
  • Instant save of work and access through the cloud is another very positive aspect which makes the paid version worth it
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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

Prezi

General

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

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