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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Relias Learning Management System

I believe computer based training is extremely well suited for our workforce. We need the flexibility to allow staff to access the trainings at their convenience or during lull periods of their workday. In addition many of us access the RLMS during the evenings or weekends, when we actually have some time to think. In addition the CBT are consistent and I'm assured each staff member is getting exactly the same content material and testing.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Articulate Storyline
8.0
Relias Learning Management System
6.8
Course authoring
Articulate Storyline
8.3
Relias Learning Management System
8.0
Course catalog or library
Articulate Storyline
8.2
Relias Learning Management System
7.5
Player/Portal
Articulate Storyline
8.3
Relias Learning Management System
4.0
Learning content
Articulate Storyline
8.4
Relias Learning Management System
7.5
Mobile friendly
Articulate Storyline
7.0
Relias Learning Management System
4.0
Progress tracking & certifications
Articulate Storyline
7.9
Relias Learning Management System
6.0
Assignments
Articulate Storyline
8.0
Relias Learning Management System
7.5
Compliance management
Articulate Storyline
8.4
Relias Learning Management System
8.0
Learning administration
Articulate Storyline
7.8
Relias Learning Management System
7.5
Learning reporting & analytics
Articulate Storyline
7.5
Relias Learning Management System
6.0
Social learning
Articulate Storyline
8.3
Relias Learning Management System
9.0

Pros

  • 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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  • Offers training on Applied Behavior Analysis for new hire orientation
  • Offers the Registered behavior technician series
  • Able to print out certificates of completion for individual training and transcripts for all completed training
  • Able to easily add and delete users
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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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  • The tracking of training is really difficult. When an employee has completed training, it is really difficult to navigate to find just the completed training. You have to pull up all training the staff is enrolled in to see which ones are completed and which ones aren't.
  • If staff is enrolled in two training series and there is the same course that is part of both series, the system doesn't detect duplication training automatically and the staff is required to take the same training twice.
  • There are a lot of glitches when completing training and staff members are continuously being kicked out of the training. Additionally, if kicked out, the training does not save staff members have to restart from the beginning.
  • It is difficult to get to the support department and to solve issues. They promise the system is going through an update but the pieces of training continue to freeze or not start at all.
  • On one occasion, an employee completed the entire RBT series yet some of the courses were still showing as incomplete. We had to re-train and repay the staff for the training in order to generate the completion certificate for the BaCB board. There was no way around it but for the staff to take the 12 hours of training that he had already completed and for the organization to pick up the training cost.
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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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Relias Learning Management System10.0
Based on 2 answers
RMLS have become an important component of our agency's support systems. It provides consistent context for education and trainings as well as being flexible to allow staff to access it on their time. We have found many of the content sessions to be very useful for staff development and supportive of our overall agency goals and strategies.
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Usability

Articulate Storyline7.8
Based on 15 answers
I've never worked with a more intuitive and powerful tool.
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Relias Learning Management System10.0
Based on 1 answer
It's super easy to use.
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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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Relias Learning Management System10.0
Based on 1 answer
RLMS customer service and support are exemplary.
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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
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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Relias Learning Management System10.0
Based on 1 answer
It was very easy to implement. It's cloud based, so the most difficult part was getting users loaded.
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Alternatives Considered

Captivate - more expensive and the user interface was more complex and difficult to pick up. Also had less functionality.
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Not applicable as RLMS was our first and only choice.
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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

  • No need to use expensive compliance eLearning from suppliers as off-the-shelf items - which means we save money (saved approximately £60,000 in 2014). Also no need to pay externally for any re-work required as changes are made in-house.
  • Sales course for renewals has improved renewal ratios by 10% in 3 months.
  • Employees see RELEVANT eLearning examples, with company specific examples/scenarios and feedback shows that engagement and completion rates are 100% in last 3 years.
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  • Positive impact in terms of a staff resource/tool for rolling out new policies or procedures.
  • Positive impact for providing ease of access, consistency of content, recording of trainings/sessions completed and supporting staff development.
  • Perhaps RLMS could develop an analytics sessions specific to population health management and general health care services. These are important components of an integrative system of care and often hardest to communicate the value to folks highly trained just in behavioral health.
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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

Relias Learning Management System

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