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Articulate Studio

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25 Ratings
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Score 7.9 out of 101

PowerSchool Unified Classroom

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Score 8 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Articulate Studio

This tool is ideal for smaller client companies who need to be able to update their own content once the first version is built. It's also the ideal tool for instructional designers with little eLearning development [experience] to start developing eLearning development skills. Its lower cost, easy to learn and there is a HUGE community available for support.
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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
7.8
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
Course authoring
Articulate Studio
8.3
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
Course catalog or library
Articulate Studio
8.5
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
Player/Portal
Articulate Studio
8.0
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
Learning content
Articulate Studio
7.7
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
Mobile friendly
Articulate Studio
7.0
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
Progress tracking & certifications
Articulate Studio
8.0
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
Assignments
Articulate Studio
9.0
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
Compliance management
Articulate Studio
7.0
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
Learning administration
Articulate Studio
7.0
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
Learning reporting & analytics
Articulate Studio
7.0
PowerSchool Unified Classroom

Pros

  • Course players and menu: These are simply customized to each client and course, and aren't too sophisticated for the typical instructional to create.
  • Engage interactions: These make it simple to organize a lot of content in a clean way that engages learners.
  • Quizmaker Assessments: These allow you to validate content recall with tests at the end of courses, and can be laid out to support branching and scenario-based assessments as well.
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  • the interface is very easy to see, view, and use
  • It houses many different types of information, like attendance, grades, discipline issues, requests for administration support
  • it is helpful to maintain all grades for each class
  • it allows parents to view comments from teachers for each grade so they understand the full picture
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Cons

  • Flexibility of the Engage interactions: You can't add hotspots or other more advanced functionality to them; the templates are very restrictive. IN some cases where I needed more sophistication, I have to build my own interaction templates.
  • Stability of the platform: It has gotten much better from '09 to '13 but there are sometimes still issues with corruption.
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  • I teach 15 different sections of classes and it is hard to view sections all at once to enter grades in
  • Navigating through all of the tabs to know how to view grades is hard- whether it is Assignments view, or by students, etc.
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Likelihood to Renew

Articulate Studio10.0
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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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Usability

Articulate Studio10.0
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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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Support

Articulate Studio8.0
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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

For a simple, quick course development and deployment, Studio is an excellent tool. Storyline creates more sophisticated results, and Captivate allows for excellent simulation-based courses, but for a typical, quick turnaround that doesn't require sims or sophistication, Studio is a great option. iSPring is a decent alternate, but I prefer Studio because of the eLearning Heroes community - you cant beat that!
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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

  • My clients see huge returns, especially on compliance training that they've converted from ILT to eLearning using Studio.
  • Orientation costs for new hires can be significantly reduced by building a learner-led course shell that includes some self directed learning outside of the course itself.
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  • Positive impact- i don't know how much it costs but every teacher spends probably 1-4 hours on powerschool every week but it streamlines communication
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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

PowerSchool Unified Classroom

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