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Articulate Studio

Top Rated
25 Ratings

SumTotal Learn

10 Ratings

Articulate Studio

Top Rated
25 Ratings
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Score 7.9 out of 101

SumTotal Learn

10 Ratings
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Score 4.9 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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SumTotal Learn

It works well for just uploading SCORM compliant courses. We don't use it for managing ILT courses as it was complicated when we last tried it. We also do not sell courses, but I don't think that it's capable of doing that
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

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

Pros

  • Fast eLearning turn around time.
  • Eliminates a lot of the need to learn complicated eLearning authoring tools
  • Great interactions and templates built right into the suite.
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  • Easily customizable notifications
  • TMU tool allows for quick mass uploads
  • Configurable front end
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Cons

  • It would be nice if Replay came included in this package for screen recording insertion.
  • More templates and interactions.
  • Integration with open source presentation software (OpenOffice, LibreOffice)
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  • Staff would like to see the links of assigned training to allow users to launch into an activity
  • Offer more reports within the programs so users dont have to make their own
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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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SumTotal Learn6.0
Based on 5 answers
I have transitioned from a position who supported the product to a position where I use the product. I continue to be impressed with the robustness of the product and how efficient it is. It is a user friendly software that can be used to navigate and accomplish tasks to meet organizational requirements.
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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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SumTotal Learn6.0
Based on 1 answer
I do not find SumTotal to be intuitive. I feel we need to adjust our needs to meet the functionality available in the tool.
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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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SumTotal Learn10.0
Based on 1 answer
They always answer my calls and, in most cases, are able to help me
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Alternatives Considered

Wondershare is the only other comparable piece of Learning authoring that I have used and it did not measure up in terms of the amount of options that are available for configuration. Wondershare had 2 or 3 things that it did very well, whereas Articulate Studio did all of those same things and more. In the powerpoint plugin eLearning space, Articulate Studio is King.
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Maestro is a little dated looking. Younger users are looking for something up-to-date, interactive, fun, and easy to use and Maestro has a ways to go with this
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Return on Investment

  • A high retention rate of students
  • Fairly cheap for team licenses but not as friendly for individuals
  • Once you understand how it works you can build modules very quickly
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  • Consistent educational approach
  • Allows end users more acceptable means of receiving the education
  • Tracks completion rate
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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

SumTotal Learn

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