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Articulate Storyline

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167 Ratings

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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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Schoology

Schoology is well suited for blended learning, personalized learning, and gamification in education. With the multitude of features included as well as the various programs that work well within Schoology, teachers and schools have at their disposal a plethora of reliable and engaging tools to increase student engagement and flip education from the traditional format to a seamlessly tech-driven one that students feel comfortable with.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Articulate Storyline
Schoology
8.0
Course authoring
Articulate Storyline
Schoology
9.0
Course catalog or library
Articulate Storyline
Schoology
7.9
Player/Portal
Articulate Storyline
Schoology
6.7
Learning content
Articulate Storyline
Schoology
7.7
Mobile friendly
Articulate Storyline
Schoology
8.0
Progress tracking & certifications
Articulate Storyline
Schoology
7.8
Assignments
Articulate Storyline
Schoology
9.0
Compliance management
Articulate Storyline
Schoology
7.0
Learning administration
Articulate Storyline
Schoology
8.2
Learning reporting & analytics
Articulate Storyline
Schoology
8.0
Social learning
Articulate Storyline
Schoology
8.2

Pros

  • Storyline is incredibly flexible. It incorporates a wide range of media formats (images, videos, etc), if you want to add a quiz you have a wide range of question formats (drag and drop, text, etc), and the Triggers and States features let you customize what happens based on the user's actions. You can basically build a choose-your-own-adventure activity.
  • The basics of Storyline are easy to learn. When you open Storyline for the first time, you can immediately start building simple activities with minimal training. That said, you'll want to refer to the online video tutorials to learn the advanced features.
  • Once you've created an activity, you can publish it in multiple formats, including web format, mobile, SCORM, and Word. I usually publish an activity to both web format and Word (which I then convert to PDF). The Word/PDF version serves as a transcript of the interactive version for people with auditory disabilities.
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  • Schoology has wonderful organizational features. The layout is easy to understand and almost everything can be color-coded.
  • Schoology has multiple ways to provide information such as updates, discussions, and media albums. You can also add files, links, and video/audio recordings made directly within the platform.
  • Schoology's calendar is user-friendly and any changes made from the administrative side are also changed for the members, keeping everyone updated in real time.
  • There are layers to the multiple features of Schoology. Something can seem so basic, but it's deceptively simple: there always seems to be more you can do with the information you're imparting, such as leveling the language for readers of different competencies.
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Cons

  • Learning the more advanced features of Storyline does take some time. When I was learning Storyline, I was able to set aside about 45 minutes at the beginning of each day to watch 1 or 2 tutorial videos and then practice what I had just learned. I got up to speed very quickly this way! And once you have some advanced skills with Storyline, that's where the fun really begins!
  • Some of the output options aren't ideal. For example, you can publish an activity to a DVD, but the output is an exe file, which some computers won't run. Also the Word doc output is fairly terrible looking. (Although, if you have a little skill with Word styles, you can easily fit it up.)
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  • The Schoology App needs to better reflect the desktop version. For example, functions such as badges and portfolios need to be made available through the app.
  • Assignment averages need to be made available for a single section of a course, not just or the course as a whole. This information is needed in order to help students during the process of writing IEP's and PRO6 reports.
  • When grading in the app, a dual screen feature would be helpful in allowing the teacher to see both the assignment being graded and the rubric being used to grade, at the same time.
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Likelihood to Renew

Articulate Storyline8.9
Based on 19 answers
We can easily convert our older content into Storyline 2 courses, which makes updates a breeze. We've been well-pleased with the software, Articulate's dedication to releasing bug fixes and new features, and the fact that it is well-received by our associates and stakeholders.
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Schoology9.0
Based on 5 answers
While we have taken time to re-evaluate our selected 1:1 devices, Schoology's impact on student learning is unquestioned. Students are able to connect with other learners, create and share products of their learning, and develop their digital fluency through their use of Schoology.
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Usability

Articulate Storyline7.9
Based on 15 answers
It's simply a breeze to use. I've never had a problem with it.
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Schoology8.1
Based on 4 answers
It's very easy to use Schoology. As with any LMS, it helps to learn some tips and tricks prior to getting started. But, each item is clearly indicated within the platform. If I want to add materials, it is right at the top of my screen. If I want to view the calendar, it is indicated to the right of my screen. Navigating a course and the platform is quite straightforward. Additionally, the benefit of Schoology's help center and user community makes asking and answering questions quick and easy.
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Support

Articulate Storyline9.0
Based on 9 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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Schoology8.2
Based on 2 answers
Over the past few months I have seen an increased success rate with support. I have focused many of my requests on the customer chat feature. From there issues can be resolved or passed along to the appropriate parties
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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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Alternatives Considered

As mentioned earlier, I used to use Adobe Captivate prior to Storyline. It has been at least 3 1/2 years since I've used Captivate, so it may have gotten better since then. But, from my experience, Articulate is much more intuitive and has a lot more features than Captivate. Overall, it is easier to use and is easier to complete a project in Storyline as opposed to Captivate.
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When we set out on the journey to adopt an LMS, we were looking for a system that would integrate with our current systems, allow for personalized learning and differentiation, user friendly, device agnostic, include online support/help, can integrate standards and learning objectives, allow for various types of assessments and measurements, progress monitor, employee empowerment, provide for equitable access to resources, create partnership opportunities, among others. With the exception of integrating with our Campus gradebook system, Schoology has done all of that and more.
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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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  • Prior to Schoology, our district used another LMS. At that time, only a handful of elementary and middle school teachers used the LMS. Some used websites, and many others avoided a digital platform all together. Since adopting Schoology, all of our 7-12 grade teachers have a presence in an LMS. K-6, nearly all of our staff use Schoology in some capacity. This is a huge shift from our previous LMS.
  • We have been able to offer professional development in an online environment. Staff are able to enroll in courses (that are also offered for graduate credit) via Schoology. We have been able to continue learning that might have only been done on a lone professional development day. We have offered three sessions of online/blended learning courses to our staff. Prior to adopting Schoology, we had not offered any.
  • It's hard to put it into numbers, but Schoology has helped our teachers/staff to transition into a 1:1 environment. We have been able to streamline the workflow, engage students, and offer a personalized learning environment. It is not that we could not have done this before, but Schoology has made these things easier and more efficient.
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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
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Schoology

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