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Articulate Storyline

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Articulate Storyline

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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

I believe Prezi is well suited when an author wants to create a more compelling presentation. It is also most useful when using it to explain processes, flows, and/or other visual elements. From another perspective, when it is necessary to create something more quickly, Prezi may not be the right solution, when compared to PowerPoint, for example. There are nice templates, but the creation process may not be so fast and simple.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Articulate Storyline
8.0
Prezi
7.5
Course authoring
Articulate Storyline
8.3
Prezi
7.9
Course catalog or library
Articulate Storyline
8.2
Prezi
6.8
Player/Portal
Articulate Storyline
8.3
Prezi
7.5
Learning content
Articulate Storyline
8.4
Prezi
7.7
Mobile friendly
Articulate Storyline
7.0
Prezi
7.0
Progress tracking & certifications
Articulate Storyline
7.9
Prezi
6.5
Assignments
Articulate Storyline
8.0
Prezi
10.0
Compliance management
Articulate Storyline
8.4
Prezi
5.5
Learning administration
Articulate Storyline
7.8
Prezi
7.7
Learning reporting & analytics
Articulate Storyline
7.5
Prezi
7.5
Social learning
Articulate Storyline
8.3
Prezi
8.1

Pros

  • 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.
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  • Excellent for integrating web-based media (e.g., videos, photos)!
  • Allows content to be organized in a logical, spatial way - rather than linearly.
  • Engages the viewers so they stay focused throughout the presentation.
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Cons

  • As stated earlier, Storyline does work well with Canvas, however, there have been glitches experienced. Specifically, it is hard to narrow down the problems, but I think Canvas and Articulate need to do better at making sure that they are comparable.
  • Storyline is not easy to learn, especially when you want to do more complex interactions. They do have a nice community set up to help with common problems and questions. However, it can be a longer learning curve when first starting out on Storyline.
  • If you are working on a more complex interaction it can be a very tedious process. Working with many different slides and layers requires a lot of focus on the task. Definitely not a program you can multitask with.
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  • Mobile Editing for Updates on the Fly
  • Translation and/or Multiple Language Capabilities Within Each Prezi
  • Template Sharing Across Users Beyond Copy & Paste
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Likelihood to Renew

Articulate Storyline6.0
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.
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Usability

Articulate Storyline7.8
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.
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Support

Articulate Storyline10.0
Based on 10 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.
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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
Not really.
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Alternatives Considered

When you look at Storyline's most common direct competitors, they are all very comparable in terms of features. Certainly, each tool has a capability or two that is different from it's peers, but truly, these products are extremely comparable when evaluating features- especially the features that are most used by developers and designers.However, I worked in a department of 7. We tried Lectora. Only two of us could truly get competent in the tool. The majority just couldn't "get it". Despite having great features, the users couldn't leverage the features. The team also used Captivate for years. 4 of the team would be considered competent or productive in the tool (but only 2 at advanced levels). When Storyline came in, 6 became competent at a high level within 3 months (or sooner).
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I think that since Prezi the first tool that I used, I am used to using only that. For me, it is more comfortable to be able to order ideas within other ideas and blocks.
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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

  • Time Savings for overall length of course
  • Ability to standardize materials
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  • Enhanced presentation quality
  • Increased interest in presentations
  • Audience attention
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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

Prezi

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