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Articulate Studio

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24 Ratings
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Score 7.9 out of 101

Synergy Education Platform

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Score 8.7 out of 101

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Articulate Studio

Studio is really a good program for turning PowerPoint into eLearning presentations. If you're comfortable in PPT, you can really spice it up with Studio. If you also use Storyline (also by Articulate), you will find it's not nearly as flexible or robust, but the learning curve is much easier and turning out finished courses is much quicker. Just be aware that it's still somewhat buggy, and the audio editor is very frustrating at times.
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Synergy Education Platform

It is well suited for all K-12 education systems that are looking for effective ways to improve and streamline their information. It would not be as useful for a college or a university system as it does not have the complexity needed in order to carry out all of the specific functions that a university system would need.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Articulate Studio
7.9
Synergy Education Platform
Course authoring
Articulate Studio
8.0
Synergy Education Platform
Course catalog or library
Articulate Studio
8.5
Synergy Education Platform
Player/Portal
Articulate Studio
7.5
Synergy Education Platform
Learning content
Articulate Studio
7.5
Synergy Education Platform
Mobile friendly
Articulate Studio
9.0
Synergy Education Platform
Progress tracking & certifications
Articulate Studio
9.0
Synergy Education Platform
Assignments
Articulate Studio
9.0
Synergy Education Platform
Compliance management
Articulate Studio
7.0
Synergy Education Platform
Learning administration
Articulate Studio
7.0
Synergy Education Platform
Learning reporting & analytics
Articulate Studio
7.0
Synergy Education Platform

Pros

  • Easy to use. Articulate Studio is based on PowerPoint so no advanced technical competencies are required. It is a great tool for rapid learning content development.
  • Packaging and exporting. It does a quite good job while exporting the content in several different formats. So, if you need to publish it on LMS platforms compatibles to e-Learning standards (such as SCORM), Articulate Studio will do it for you.
  • Media and quizzes. It is easy to embedd media resources (such as video and audio) to provide a more engaging learning content. The testing feature is also interesting and provide simple but nice functionalities.
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  • Analytics
  • Engagement Data
  • Streamlined Information
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Cons

  • 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.
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  • More education tools
  • Improve and cleaner design
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Support

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Alternatives Considered

The main advantage of Articulate Studio, when compared to other tools (such as Lectora and Storyline), is the simplicity of use. There is no need of programming or advanced technical knowledge. Other tools are more flexible and advanced in terms of features but they also demand professionals with specific competencies, so the development process may become more complex and longer.
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Synergy Education Platform seemed to be just as affordable as the software options that offer similar solutions but individually. Synergy Education Platform helps bring all of that data that is needed together in the same space for one lower and flat rate which has been incredibly useful for our organization. I would continue to use this product over the products of competitors
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Return on Investment

  • When I have a complex project, Articulate Studio is my go to solution.
  • It pays for itself in the first project.
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  • Saved Money
  • Easier to Access Analytics
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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

Synergy Education Platform

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