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Score 9.1 out of 100
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Score 8.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Articulate Studio

Articulate Studio is constantly surprising in terms of what it can do. It is like a "Swiss Army Knife" of functionality. I've used it to build portfolios, whole interactive websites, authoring videos and I often discover novel ways to make it useful on a pretty regular basis. What would be a situation where you would not want to use Articulate Studio? Well, even though you can use it to author video and to publish websites, it's not a replacement for a video editing package or a web platform like WordPress, but there are times when it will do certain things in an astoundingly simple way superior to other tools.
Joseph Benton | TrustRadius Reviewer

iSpring Learn

Pros
  • New starter training
  • Bulk Training--allows you to assign one course to everyone with a click of a button, saving you the effort of delivering the course to all members of the team in a more physical setting.
  • Reporting on who has done what/going the extra mile
Cons
  • Not everything can be restricted to certain users, which is the only downside I find.
Kieran Annis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Articulate Studio
8.2
iSpring Learn
8.0
Course authoring
Articulate Studio
9.2
iSpring Learn
9.1
Course catalog or library
Articulate Studio
9.2
iSpring Learn
6.3
Player/Portal
Articulate Studio
8.0
iSpring Learn
8.2
Learning content
Articulate Studio
9.5
iSpring Learn
7.6
Mobile friendly
Articulate Studio
9.0
iSpring Learn
9.1
Progress tracking & certifications
Articulate Studio
7.9
iSpring Learn
7.6
Assignments
Articulate Studio
8.0
iSpring Learn
7.5
Compliance management
Articulate Studio
9.2
iSpring Learn
7.4
Learning administration
Articulate Studio
8.1
iSpring Learn
8.3
Learning reporting & analytics
Articulate Studio
6.2
iSpring Learn
7.9
Social learning
Articulate Studio
6.2
iSpring Learn
9.0

Pros

Articulate Studio

  • They made it very easy to understand how to add new content to the courses, including images, videos or audio, of course, you are still able to do text-based content as well.
  • Creating quizzes has never been easier. The ability to add controls to each question and what actions each answer creates, whether an additional question or passing to the next section. Customizing these actions are very easy to learn and add to your course.
  • Being able to use your own scoring mechanism is awesome! I like SCORM but there are many options to use including a custom one of your own. This ability allows you to pass your students over to a proprietary system that enrolls them in the next course, or use the built-in utilities to provide the next course or quiz, the choice is yours!
John Fester | TrustRadius Reviewer

iSpring Learn

  • Clean display. Many of our users are new to online learning, so it was imperative that the display and interface were easy for users.
  • Cost effective. Compared to many of the other online learning systems this program is affordable.
  • Easy to create a course. On the administrative side, it is easy to create content and put together the course.
Gwen Kozlowski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Articulate Studio

  • The audio editor is awful. Sometimes when you cut a section, it actually takes a different section that you selected. Especially when in zoom mode. You have to then undo the action, and re-do. Also, scrubbing through the audio is difficult. If you're exporting audio, it can glitch during the process. I avoid using the audio editor whenever I can.
  • After all these years, it's still a buggy program. You can be doing your recordings, and a sudden message appears saying that something went wrong and needs to close. I've done re-installs, contacted support, and I constantly clear the temp folder. Still happens. Also, it's a good idea to export your audio, and there have been times the program freezes up on me, and the audio file (in the .ppta file) gets corrupted and all audio is permanently lost.
  • The program can get slow when publishing, previewing or opening the audio editor.
  • The included Engage program is pretty good, but it needs more customization options. And I think they can add more modules that provide a little more engagement.
Chris Bloom | TrustRadius Reviewer

iSpring Learn

  • Although an evaluation form can be created for users to complete providing feedback of the system, I would like to have a default template to use for this purpose.
  • The default certificate needs to be updated for a more professional look. One can create an evaluation but it’s not worth the hassle.
  • Can’t think of anything else.
Margarita Hays, M.B.A. | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Articulate Studio

Articulate Studio 10.0
Based on 1 answer
There is very little chance that this software wold not be renewed. It has become an integral part of our standard software for elearning development.
D Walwyn | TrustRadius Reviewer

iSpring Learn

iSpring Learn 10.0
Based on 2 answers
In the past I could not encourage my students to take online training. The results and the questions were hard to be given. When I used the iSpring Suite along with iSpring Learn, my dreams came through and most of the time my students are online and take good training with my programme.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Articulate Studio

Articulate Studio 10.0
Based on 1 answer
This is very useable software even for novice eLearning authoring users. People with some PowerPoint experience should be fine with this software and even Excel!
D Walwyn | TrustRadius Reviewer

iSpring Learn

iSpring Learn 9.1
Based on 1 answer
I have no problem using it and it is the same for my students. Anytime I ask them which part is not easy to use, they keep silent and say thank you.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Articulate Studio

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

iSpring Learn

iSpring Learn 9.1
Based on 2 answers
I have to say ALWAYS.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Articulate Studio

Articulate Studio 8.2
Based on 4 answers
I've never really had any major issues with the product (Other than the registration loop error)and my ten out of ten rating is based on the assistance I got when we initially set up the extension in Power Point. I found the support folks to be professional, helpful and friendly
Louis Ellis | TrustRadius Reviewer

iSpring Learn

iSpring Learn 9.1
Based on 4 answers
They just do not work on the weekends. If I need anything, they reply less in than 24 hours, except holidays. I like that. They give me good chat support a lot. If I forget that I sent them an email, they do not forget and reply to me very soon. It is really appreciated.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Articulate Studio

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

iSpring Learn

iSpring Learn 9.1
Based on 1 answer
We can say that most of my students attend my classes twice a week and that's not enough for someone to learn. I put some training for them to do at home and they really enjoy doing them. The kind of progress they make is really satisfying for them and they are always learning.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Articulate Studio

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

iSpring Learn

iSpring Learn 9.1
Based on 1 answer
As a teacher, I used to spend a lot of time correcting my students' papers. Now with iSpring Learn, my time has been saved and everything is done automatically. All the time I can check my students' progress and I know which exams they have taken or they should take. On the whole, online training has really helped a lot of teachers
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Articulate Studio

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

iSpring Learn

iSpring Learn 9.1
Based on 2 answers
When I talked to my colleagues or informed them to search for a programme before iSpring Learn, they were not successful in designing and implementing a programme like this. I am sure they have done a lot to implement it in the best and educational way. That was not that easy as we thought.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Articulate Studio

We look at Captivate first, which Adobe oddly leaves out of its Creative Cloud suite, and I can see why it seems to be completely foreign in term of UI vs other Adobe products. The familiar PPT structure Captivate leverages is completely absent and the tools are much more rigid. Exporting was also more difficult - it's pretty night and day different. Captivate is AWFUL, especially for an Adobe product.
Mark Nowowiejski | TrustRadius Reviewer

iSpring Learn

When it comes to creating materials for learners, Moodle is a real drag to work with, and ProProfs is not much better. ProProfs' LMS is pretty good, but they don't have a good way to create good-looking materials offline. iSpring's Quizmaker seems to have great promise.
Tom Kenny | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Articulate Studio

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

iSpring Learn

iSpring Learn 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Really perfect.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Articulate Studio

  • I only see positive impact since it is a very easy to use tool for rapid learning. The only point is to know what is possible to develop using this tool to avoid any kind of frustration afterwards.
  • Another positive impact is that we don't need a diversified development team. There is no need of technical professionals, and a creative instructional designer is enough to develop effective learning content using Studio.
  • The third positive impact is that Studio makes possible to realize short-term projects, mainly when there's already a PowerPoint presentation.
Luciano Gardesani Marques | TrustRadius Reviewer

iSpring Learn

  • It has helped us by automating the state-mandated trainings that we need to do. We used to do them by paper and had to manually check them off in our system. With iSpring Learn, we are able to automatically track our training outcomes.
  • We have also been able to implement more supplemental trainings for our staff as we can put additional classes online and they can take the class(es) they want (or we require them) to take. It has not been long, but we have seen a slow increase in the number of staff taking the additional trainings which gives us a better trained workforce.
Jennifer Steffens | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Articulate Studio

General

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

iSpring Learn

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$ 2.82*

* per user/month billed annually

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Articulate Studio
9.9
iSpring Learn
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

Articulate Studio
10.0
iSpring Learn
10.0

Usability

Articulate Studio
10.0
iSpring Learn
9.1

Reliability and Availability

Articulate Studio
iSpring Learn
9.1

Performance

Articulate Studio
iSpring Learn
9.1

Support Rating

Articulate Studio
8.2
iSpring Learn
9.1

In-Person Training

Articulate Studio
iSpring Learn
9.1

Online Training

Articulate Studio
iSpring Learn
9.1

Implementation Rating

Articulate Studio
iSpring Learn
9.1

Scalability

Articulate Studio
iSpring Learn
9.1

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