Articulate Storyline

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167 Ratings
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Score 8.5 out of 101

Renaissance Accelerated Reader 360

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Score 8.8 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Articulate Storyline

Customizing interactions is one of its strongest points. Again, if you can dream up the interaction, there is probably a way to use triggers, variables, conditions and states to achieve it. Although the initial learning curve is a little steep, if you put in the time, you can really get the power out of the tool to accomplish some really great things! Their community is a great place to shorten the learning curve quickly.
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Renaissance Accelerated Reader 360

Accelerated Reader has helped bridge the reading gap in our reluctant readers by providing goals that students work to attain each marking period. Frequent reading and quizzing have built stamina and comprehension in students that were below reading level. In the past four years, we have seen an increase in students' reading ability based on state test scores due to the consistent use of Accelerated Reader and its implementation for student success.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Articulate Storyline
Renaissance Accelerated Reader 360
9.1
Course catalog or library
Articulate Storyline
Renaissance Accelerated Reader 360
9.1
Player/Portal
Articulate Storyline
Renaissance Accelerated Reader 360
9.6
Learning content
Articulate Storyline
Renaissance Accelerated Reader 360
9.1
Mobile friendly
Articulate Storyline
Renaissance Accelerated Reader 360
8.4
Progress tracking & certifications
Articulate Storyline
Renaissance Accelerated Reader 360
9.6
Learning reporting & analytics
Articulate Storyline
Renaissance Accelerated Reader 360
8.8

Pros

  • If you can dream it, you can most likely create it in this product. It is very flexible and intuitive.
  • By using triggers, variables, and states, you have the ability to harness design capabilities that would otherwise require a high level of programming expertise.
  • Integrating audio, video and animations into a module/course is very simple.
  • Its interface is very easy to use and understand.
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  • Set individualized goals for students
  • Track student progress over time
  • Integrated with STAR 360 assessments to help with placement
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Cons

  • Layers and triggers can be a bit tricky to get your head round at first but with practice you soon get the hang of it. As stated, it does take time and you may not get it right at first. It's a matter of trial and error.
  • Figuring out how the eLearning modules produced on Storyline interact with the LMS can prove challenging from a a reporting perspective. Ensuring the right settings are in place is important but you need to know the right settings to start with.
  • Overcoming software issues where learners have older software or have popup blockers enabled. This has proved problematic with users who are not confident with technology.
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  • Create AR tests for the books from Reading A-Z!
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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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Renaissance Accelerated Reader 3608.2
Based on 1 answer
It has been a great resource for our campus.
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Usability

Articulate Storyline7.9
Based on 15 answers
Overall the ease of use is one of its endearing qualities. You can open the program, start a new project and get going regardless of your expertise with it. If you have ever created a presentation of any kind you can get going with Storyline on day 1 the first time you open it
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Support

Articulate Storyline9.0
Based on 9 answers
The Articulate user community (including staff and users) is amazing. There are so many people willing to help each other and offer advice. You can tell people are passionate about this software and supporting new users who are struggling. When you're a new user, it really helps to know you're not alone if you get stuck.
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Renaissance Accelerated Reader 3609.1
Based on 1 answer
They are always quick and knowledgeable.
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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

Articulate Storyline is head and shoulders above the other tools on the market. It truly combines the features of most rapid e-Learning tools on the market in one easy-to-use tool. And, the Articulate community is just a bonus addition...no other company's support can compare to what Articulate provides.
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I have also used Whooo's Reading, which is free, but felt that it was extremely lacking when compared to AR. It was easier for students to type a certain amount of words in their answer to confuse the auto grader and to pass a quiz without much information in their answers. I love the individualized reports in AR and the goal setting to track progress over the school year.
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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

  • Articulate Storyline is a true rapid e-Learning suite of tools...we have decreased our development timeline significantly across the board. Our customers love the speed with which we can create interactive and engaging courses.
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  • It has improved our test scores-MAP Reading GATE.
  • It has improved our STAR reading levels.
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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

Renaissance Accelerated Reader 360

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