Articulate Storyline

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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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Renaissance Accelerated Reader

It is appropriate for low readers in low socio economic schools. I don't think it is inappropriate anywhere.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Articulate Storyline
8.0
Renaissance Accelerated Reader
7.3
Course authoring
Articulate Storyline
8.3
Renaissance Accelerated Reader
6.4
Course catalog or library
Articulate Storyline
8.2
Renaissance Accelerated Reader
8.5
Player/Portal
Articulate Storyline
8.3
Renaissance Accelerated Reader
7.6
Learning content
Articulate Storyline
8.4
Renaissance Accelerated Reader
7.4
Mobile friendly
Articulate Storyline
7.0
Renaissance Accelerated Reader
7.4
Progress tracking & certifications
Articulate Storyline
7.9
Renaissance Accelerated Reader
8.6
Assignments
Articulate Storyline
8.0
Renaissance Accelerated Reader
6.4
Compliance management
Articulate Storyline
8.4
Renaissance Accelerated Reader
7.7
Learning administration
Articulate Storyline
7.8
Renaissance Accelerated Reader
8.5
Learning reporting & analytics
Articulate Storyline
7.5
Renaissance Accelerated Reader
8.5
Social learning
Articulate Storyline
8.3
Renaissance Accelerated Reader
3.6

Pros

  • As a novice with software authoring tools and no coding ability, Storyline's basic platform was easy to learn. It has a PowerPoint type look and feel so it's less intimidating than many other tools.
  • The tutorials provided on the Articulate website quickly helped me move from basic slides to interactive visuals and question elements. They are available any time I am which was perfect!
  • While not part of the software itself, the Articulate community is beyond what I have ever seen for software I use. Other users answer questions, share their work, create templates, and give out information that helps me be successful with my eLearning courses.
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  • Renaissance Accelerated Reader has great customer service support. They are clear, concise, and respond quickly. Their live chat support service is great.
  • Renaissance Accelerated Reader is constantly adding new quizzes to their data base. They keep current with the most popular books that children currently read. They also have quizzes for the timeless classics.
  • Renaissance Accelerated Reader has reports that provide data ranging from the number of words students have read to a students growth trajectory. This is helpful when planning lessons to work with children in small groups or independently.
  • Renaissance allows me the capability to see real time quizzing data. This allows for me to monitor students' progress while also working with other children. I am able to my time efficiently and effectively.
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Cons

  • Pricing is more straight forward but I would have liked to see a monthly alternative similar to Adobe. The one size fits all may be too much for everyone. An a la carte option again similar to Adobe (Photoshop and Lightroom for a price) might be helpful in this case as well. (Storyline and Content Library for a price).
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  • Creating Spanish reports similar to the ones accessed in English.
  • Simplifying the way books students can find an AR quiz. It does not find books if students are missing a "question mark" or "exclamation mark".
  • Deleting a quiz when a student enters the wrong book title and begins a quiz. It has been difficult to remove a quiz and the quiz appears even after the monitor password has been entered.
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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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Renaissance Accelerated Reader8.7
Based on 2 answers
Hopefully the administration sees the results and the benefits.
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Usability

Articulate Storyline7.8
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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Renaissance Accelerated Reader9.1
Based on 1 answer
Great product.
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Support

Articulate Storyline10.0
Based on 10 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 Reader9.1
Based on 3 answers
Past experience. The customer service is amazing.
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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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Renaissance Accelerated Reader9.1
Based on 1 answer
Just get started!
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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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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

  • 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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  • Students scoring at or above state expectations.
  • Students reading at or above grade level.
  • Hearing students talk about meeting goals and seeing the positive effects on student success as they monitor their progress on Accelerated reader.
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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

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