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Articulate Studio

Top Rated
25 Ratings

Pluralsight

Top Rated
19 Ratings

Articulate Studio

Top Rated
25 Ratings
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Score 7.9 out of 101

Pluralsight

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Score 8.8 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Articulate Studio

Articulate Studio is fantastic for sharing information based eLearning content that can be developed quickly and easily by developers who are not well versed in programming, scripting or graphic design. It is less appropriate for eLearning that requires simulations or complex interactions as the bulk of the content is derived from templates.
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Pluralsight

Pluralsight's best demographic is already-seasoned technology for professionals who are looking to improve their skills and train themselves to move up in job titles. There are competitors that are better suited for absolute beginners. While the content is excellent and presented in a manner significantly less boring than reading the documentation, it's still up to the user to ensure they're comprehending the information.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Articulate Studio
7.8
Pluralsight
9.7
Course authoring
Articulate Studio
8.3
Pluralsight
10.0
Course catalog or library
Articulate Studio
8.5
Pluralsight
10.0
Player/Portal
Articulate Studio
8.0
Pluralsight
10.0
Learning content
Articulate Studio
7.7
Pluralsight
7.0
Mobile friendly
Articulate Studio
7.0
Pluralsight
10.0
Progress tracking & certifications
Articulate Studio
8.0
Pluralsight
10.0
Assignments
Articulate Studio
9.0
Pluralsight
10.0
Compliance management
Articulate Studio
7.0
Pluralsight
10.0
Learning administration
Articulate Studio
7.0
Pluralsight
10.0
Learning reporting & analytics
Articulate Studio
7.0
Pluralsight
10.0

Pros

  • Easy learning curve. Just some button clicks for recording narration, syncing animations, and adding annotations.
  • They made some fairly recent improvements to how you sync animations and add annotations. With the timeline, you can manually move the timing around. Much better than the earlier task of having to just re-do it from the beginning and hope you get the timing right.
  • If you're using Studio in the Articulate 360 subscription, you can easily review the course before it publishes.
  • The included Quizmaker program is just great. Simple to use, but you can make a varied mix of questions, and the customization options are great.
  • You can add background music in slides, which is pretty great in certain situations.
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  • Pluralsight has hundreds of authors that are constantly producing new content, which is valuable for the tech industry that is constantly moving at a brisk pace.
  • Many content authors are respected leaders in the topic they're presenting. You are able to trust that their content is thorough and authentic.
  • Niche expert-level topics are presented in a curated video format which is difficult to find anywhere else.
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Cons

  • It has a higher learning curve than just presentation tools, primarily because it can do more. With more complexity, there are more things to learn. There are many things you can do without using advanced features.
  • Would like to see higher definition options for presenting on an HD monitor.
  • Occasional problems with publishing that require some time to resolve problems or find work-arounds.
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  • There is room for improvement on offline content: there is no way to download content to consume while offline
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Likelihood to Renew

Articulate Studio10.0
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.
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Pluralsight10.0
Based on 1 answer
Great product and service so far. Awesome new content almost every week.
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Usability

Articulate Studio10.0
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!
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Pluralsight9.0
Based on 1 answer
Very, VERY easy to use.
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Support

Articulate Studio8.0
Based on 2 answers
Overall support is great for issues that they are able to help with. Other times it seems like instead of fixing the bugs you are told to wait for the newest version so instead of getting a fix for free you have to pay to upgrade. I have found this frustrating
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Alternatives Considered

Adobe Captivate is the tool I prefer to deliver software tutorials. If a project requires interactive, or non-linear delivery, Articulate Studio has more tools, more options, and can deliver a better, more interesting project with less effort than Adobe Captivate.
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Treehouse and Pluralsight are in similar realms: video content for technology professionals. They're different in that Treehouse is geared towards beginners and people looking to switch careers to break into the industry and Pluralsight is better suited for seasoned professionals that want to hone skills and learn enterprise-level topics. Treehouse is able to really simplify a topic for almost anyone to understand. They clearly have a standard that all teachers ("authors") must follow. After a section, there's a good chance you'll take a short quiz to make sure you understand what you heard. Quizzes are not just multiple choice, you might also have to write a piece of code that accomplishes a goal that was just discussed.Pluralsight has professional and expert level content that Treehouse does not. There's not a strict standard that all authors ("teachers") must follow for providing content. Authors tend to have their own style of teaching. Very few of the courses will quiz you on comprehension. You are more responsible for your understanding of the information.
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Return on Investment

  • I am consulting firm, so this really doesn't apply to me personally.
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  • Through my use of Pluralsight, I have significantly increased my salary as well as the value I am able to provide to my employer.
  • Pluralsight has been my top source of information used to study for Microsoft certification exams.
  • By consuming Pluralsight content both with specific intent as well as casual/passive viewing, I have been able to bring ideas to our company that has transformed the way we do things.
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Pricing Details

Articulate Studio

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

Pluralsight

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