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Score 7.9 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Articulate Studio

If you need to build courses that have quizzes and want to control the audience's attention to the course, rather than starting a course and watching YouTube while it plays in the background, or if you need to have the results go to a proprietary system that you control, then Articulate Studio will be a well suited software solution for you.
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PowerSchool Unified Classroom

In the classroom it is very well suited. For classroom teachers, and for school systems in general. It is appropriate in this capacity because it creates a streamlined sense of communication for all stakeholders: teachers, parents, students, and administration. It makes parent meetings very easy, it makes interventions for students easy, and it helps administration keep tabs on overall progress
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Articulate Studio
8.2
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
6.7
Course authoring
Articulate Studio
8.6
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
Course catalog or library
Articulate Studio
9.0
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
8.0
Player/Portal
Articulate Studio
7.6
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
Learning content
Articulate Studio
7.4
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
7.0
Mobile friendly
Articulate Studio
8.0
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
5.0
Progress tracking & certifications
Articulate Studio
7.7
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
6.0
Assignments
Articulate Studio
9.0
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
Compliance management
Articulate Studio
8.0
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
Learning administration
Articulate Studio
8.4
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
7.0
Learning reporting & analytics
Articulate Studio
8.6
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
7.0
Social learning
Articulate Studio
8.0
PowerSchool Unified Classroom

Pros

Articulate Studio

  • 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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PowerSchool Unified Classroom

  • The server system is very secure and reliable.
  • We can create student accounts quickly and easily while transferring information to other schools when needed.
  • We use it for our grading systems and family information.
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Cons

Articulate Studio

  • It's icing on the cake. It provides a lot of usability with its quiz-maker and presenter. The presenter can sometimes feel like an unnecessary add on. If it didn't come apart of a package, I don't think we would have purchased it outright.
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PowerSchool Unified Classroom

  • The substitute system does not allow you to see what the background areas are of substitute teachers
  • The substitute system does not provide direct contact info for substitutes
  • The Student view that we have access to is not true student view. What they see is different which negates the purpose
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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.
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PowerSchool Unified Classroom

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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!
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PowerSchool Unified Classroom

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

Articulate Studio

Articulate Studio 8.0
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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PowerSchool Unified Classroom

PowerSchool Unified Classroom 7.0
Based on 1 answer
If the user interface was a bit more intuitive, our training sessions could go faster and more effectively. However, overall use of the system is great.
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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.
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PowerSchool Unified Classroom

PowerSchool is similar to Schoology but actually has one less component: assignment uploads. Schoology is very helpful because it also students to upload their assignments on dropbox, which syncs automatically to the grade book, which allows me to view who has submitted things on time and who hasn't. I'm able to create Rubrics in Schoology itself which also helps the grading process because it ties in directly to their overall grade after I submit their rubric scores. Powerschool is helpful because it allows for attendance and access across the board with all parties.
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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.
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PowerSchool Unified Classroom

  • Students have a real time snapshot of their grades at any given time
  • There is 100% transparency in where grades come from with a system like this.
  • It makes parents more accountable as they have no excuse of not knowing if what their kids marks are or if they attended school that day
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Articulate Studio

Pricing Details

Articulate Studio

General

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

PowerSchool Unified Classroom

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Articulate Studio
7.7
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
7.2

Likelihood to Renew

Articulate Studio
10.0
PowerSchool Unified Classroom

Usability

Articulate Studio
10.0
PowerSchool Unified Classroom

Support

Articulate Studio
8.0
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
7.0

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