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Articulate Storyline

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Score 8.4 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Articulate Storyline

I think that if you can truly think outside of the set parameters, you can do almost anything with Storyline. Again, I know I've used it in ways I've never imagined prior to that. Initially, when developing the website, I'd assumed I'd be using a web development tool married with some programming in HTML and Javascript. While I still used some Javascript for parts of it, it was precious little.Knowing that I can always just drop a video onto a slide and then export the whole thing as a SCORM file is an easy way to get older pieces up to date so that we can make sure people are retaining the knowledge we're passing onto them.
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Schoology

Schoology is functional for use in class every day and for assignments homework outside of class. The ability to analyze assignments can assist teachers in meeting the needs of all students. The archive of Schoology function of Schoology is great for retrieving the previous year's lesson plans and assignments, which also allows a teacher to adjust those assignments as needed. It is more difficult to use in the elementary classroom, but that exposure will also help students work in it better at the intermediate, middle, high school levels.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Articulate Storyline
8.0
Schoology
8.5
Course authoring
Articulate Storyline
8.5
Schoology
9.2
Course catalog or library
Articulate Storyline
8.1
Schoology
8.6
Player/Portal
Articulate Storyline
8.3
Schoology
7.6
Learning content
Articulate Storyline
8.4
Schoology
8.3
Mobile friendly
Articulate Storyline
7.4
Schoology
8.1
Progress tracking & certifications
Articulate Storyline
7.9
Schoology
8.2
Assignments
Articulate Storyline
8.0
Schoology
9.0
Compliance management
Articulate Storyline
8.4
Schoology
8.4
Learning administration
Articulate Storyline
7.7
Schoology
8.8
Learning reporting & analytics
Articulate Storyline
7.5
Schoology
8.4
Social learning
Articulate Storyline
8.4
Schoology
8.7

Pros

Articulate Storyline

  • Articulate Storyline is especially adept at providing interactive training modules with the ability to add in various learning paths with animations and button selection. When done correctly it can be highly engaging for the user.
  • It is very easy to add voice over, screen shot, and screen capture video to your modules with the recording software built right into the program. This instantly eliminated our need for external software to fill these roles and was a huge time saver.
  • As we use multiple methods for module delivery, Articulate's publishing options are first rate. You can burn to a CD, publish as a SCORM package for a LMS, publish to a website, or even as a Word doc if you need to pass around just the content for review. This versatility serves all our needs.
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Schoology

  • Easily organizes materials for students and teachers with the ability to reuse those materials from year to year without recreating them!
  • Easily allows my students to work at their own pace without a lot of work on my end to differentiate instruction!
  • Creates a learning hub where all of their materials are distributed as well as submitted (if you decide to go paperless)
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Cons

Articulate Storyline

  • I think they are working hard on this area but there is still some room for improvement in the HTML 5 to ensure it works consistently across multiple browser platforms and mobile devices.
  • Provide more options for the look/feel of the player. Include a built-in option for a "transparent player" instead of having to go in and change the transparency settings to achieve a transparent player effect.
  • The ability to edit graphics (since it is integrated with PowerPoint) from within Storyline itself would be a nice addition.
  • A more robust audio editing tool which allows you to edit (cut/paste, fade in/fade out audio, etc.) in a more intuitive way.
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Schoology

  • I would like to see them continue to develop their assessment platform to provide more meaningful analytics of both group and individual performances.
  • I like how the community of users have a forum to aide each other. However, on rare occasion the feed is a little overwhelming.
  • I would like more information about hooking more parents into the platform so that they could interact better with the school and their children.
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Likelihood to Renew

Articulate Storyline

Articulate Storyline 6.0
Based on 21 answers
It goes without saying that Artculate's products are the easiest to use and offer a great deal of functions with flexibility. Once an eLearning author uses the product it becomes tempting to not use other methods, but one would be wise not to limit him or herself to a single learning authoring platform. On the other hand, if given a single choice of a tool for rapid eLearning development, Articulate's Storyline would be a top choice.
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Schoology

Schoology 9.1
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 Storyline

Articulate Storyline 7.8
Based on 15 answers
It does what we need it to. We create computer based learning and occasionally have someone use the tool via a tablet. It works great for that! If you were going to use it on a smartphone, I am not sure it would be the best choice. Since most formal eLearning courses are better suited to a larger screen then I would rate it highly every time.
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Schoology

Schoology 8.8
Based on 6 answers
Of all of the LMSs I have used, this is by far the easiest for teachers and students to use and navigate. The LMS should not be more work for the teacher above and beyond all of their other responsibilities, and Schoology's ease of use does not make it more difficult for them.
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Support

Articulate Storyline

Articulate Storyline 10.0
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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Schoology

Schoology 9.0
Based on 4 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 Storyline

Articulate Storyline 5.1
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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Schoology

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation

Articulate Storyline

Articulate Storyline 10.0
Based on 9 answers
Outside of having to dedicate a powerful enough PC for the installation and having to update Flash in our browsers there really isn't much pain involved in using Articulate. For the most part this is an easy to implement and roll-out product. The installation occurs quickly and smoothly with no additional steps needed.
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Schoology

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Articulate Storyline

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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Schoology

I was not privy to the reasons why Schoology was chosen over other LMS software.
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Scalability

Articulate Storyline

Articulate Storyline 9.1
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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Schoology

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Articulate Storyline

  • I am sought out for my Storyline expertise, having the skill definitely increases my income as a freelancer.
  • It expands my business from just instructional design to development without being a coder.
  • I save time by reducing the amount of custom code I have to write, increasing efficiency.
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Schoology

  • For use, more staff members are using Schoology than with our old LMS.
  • The administration and counselors are also utilizing the platform.
  • More parents are accessing their student's coursework and communicating through Schoology that in the past.
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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

Schoology

General

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

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