- Easy collaboration on a course
- Sharable Content Library
- Live, Online Training to self-development with the tools
- Flexibility to create the course as quick or as in depth as you need
- The Support Community is great; however, it can be hard to find an answer to your support needs.
- Out of my price range as an individual ($999 annually)
- No browser-based version - yet!
This suite may be less appropriate if you are a one-person team. You probably only need to buy/use Storyline 3 or Studio 13 (one time cost of $1398 [or $699 to upgrade] versus an annual cost of $999). Or, you may find you need something smaller, like Camtasia.
- You have the ability to create a variety of courses easily with the vast array of tools provided.
- The asset library is extremely handy.
- The pre-made templates make the creation process for new instructional designers extremely easy.
- I think a lower yearly price would be a big help for independent freelancers.
- Having a bank of Rise templates available.
- More graphical assets in the content library would be useful.
Articulate 360 Review: "Certainly a big step forward. Storyline could do with a few more upgrades though."
- Again the content library is a particularly good feature that will provide graphic resources, which can be vital for work statements they require a fast turn around, reducing the effort and cost to produce or source relevant supporting content.
- The ease of content creation in Rise.
- The Publish options allow users to publish without Flash.
- Subscription based software model are something I'm not a fan of.
- There are limited options for editing the player, it would be nice to see more design option here.
- Hosting content on a tablet without using articulate servers.
Our organization purchased a content package from an LMS provider a few years ago, so my job for the next two years is to develop in-house content to replace some of the highest-priority courses in our learning plan.
Articulate 360 solves a number of problems, but none is clearer than the problem we used to have gathering feedback on courses in an efficient manner. With prior versions of the product, the only real way to submit comments on a course was to print it out in Word format and send it back to the developer. With Articulate Review (part of the 360 platform), learners can make comments directly from within the course, and they will track to the slide and layer level. Developers will receive email notifications every time a new comment is posted, and they can comment back. To top it off, you can even view prior versions of the course with a single click of a button!
- Articulate Review is the single greatest addition to the Articulate set of tools in the 4.5 years I've been using the product. It makes course review a cinch, and eliminates all of the headaches that come from reviewing courses on an LMS or via a hacked together Google Drive/Dropbox solution.
- Rise is an incredibly quick, easy way to build quick, beautiful, content driven courses that are mobile friendly and responsive. It's drag and drop, which makes it fun to use, and web-based, which allows developers to build content on the go without needing access to their primary machine.
- Peek (the screen recorder tool) is a big improvement over Articulate Replay from a simplicity perspective. It records the screen as a discreet taskbar icon, rather than a full program, and then allows you to edit and use that content in your software package of choice. I love it.
- I occasionally have issues with the launcher in 360, and can't get the program to open. It seems to be an intermittent bug on my computer that has to do with being enterprise-locked. The first time this happened, I reached to Articulate's world-class support, who helped me get up and running again. I've been able to fix the issue subsequently by following the instructions provided by the Articulate folks, so I'm happy with that!
- I would like to see further integration with TinCan API (xAPI) in the platform. Right now, I believe that TinCan is only supported in Storyline, and that the statements it is capable of sending to an LRS system are limited to 6 canned verbs. While that is fine, there is no native support for sending variables directly to an LRS without doing some XML tweaking behind the scenes. I'd like to see Articulate lead the industry in xAPI use cases and support, since I hope that's the direction that the industry is headed.
- I say this every time I have an opportunity, but I'd love to see Articulate develop a native version for the Mac. I've had some success running Storyline 360 on my Mac with Parallels and VMWare Fusion, but I'd like to free up my system resources to edit video AND develop courses, which is difficult to do when you're running a virtual machine.
- I love the addition of Review. It allows us to send items to external customers for their review and feedback as well as allows me to comment back via one location. When you update and re-publish you can update the item they can see. I did stumble across the fact that if you have multiple people working on a project and they publish and send a link to the customer it is saved into their own 360 site. I need to explore this more to see if there is a way to make a collaborative site that two people can update to. If not, it is important to be aware that you need to send the updated links to your co-worker too or they won't see comments made on the newer items published by a different person. We ran into this because I had to go out of town and someone else had to help with some updates.
- Storyline is something I have been using since it came out and wow, it has come a long way in a relatively short time. I have to say my favorite thing about the software though is the collaborative site to teach people on how to use it and to collaborate with others. It is unlike any other support/tutorial site I have ever used. I also like Storyline because it is robust but user-friendly. You can make very simple or very complex items based on your skill set. There is also a newly updated content library full of great resources to use in your training. I feel like the access to this has really opened up options for our training programs.
- Another thing I really like it the ability to change your design view for PC to tablet to mobile...seamlessly. This is huge! As the world turns more to mobile learning this is a great way to see what you have done and how it will transfer between formats.
- As I mentioned previously, I need to explore more, but it seems like Review should have some way to have a collaborative 360 place where a team can publish to so that there is one place for everyone to use.
- Storyline gets better with each update and release. I have always wished for a little more flexibility or options in the animation area.
Now with Articulate 360, we can expand on our offerings and reduce our reliance on the Adobe suite.
Unfortunately, it has not been rolled out yet and is still in the testing phase. I do however use this personally as a freelancer.
I was lucky enough to Beta test the 360 software suite and rated it highly. I use this to develop a wide variety of content, typically using Storyline for more traditional courses and Rise for interactive websites and infographics.
When we need support, we find searching the community to be very effective and, if required, the customer service team are second to none.
- Expands on the offering, creating an overall suite of features and potential. For example, the content library lets you grab media where you needn't worry about royalties and searching endlessly.
- Allows for constant upgrades and improves to each component of the software. This is a growing suite and updates are released regularly.
- Unlocks potential for greater and more in-depth solutions, rather than standalone content. For example, object collision allows for game creation.
- Addresses QA issues, with the fantastic review feature. You can see exactly what and when the reviewer is experiencing issues.
- Just released, so still a few things to iron out.
- Price point is high for freelancers, but hopefully this will be addressed.
- Not the ground breaking update to Storyline 2 that I expected, but this is NOT Storyline 3, so I'm happy with this.
- Studio and Replay seem a bit unnecessary now and could perhaps take efforts away from the more useful components of the suite.
I feel this is best suited for:
- Branching scenarios
- Interactive video
- Rotating models
If you are looking to save money and simply create a simple presentation, I'd suggest an older version, or to simply stick with Powerpoint.
- Enhances support for mobile devices with the move away from primarily relying on Flash. The HTML5 engine has been rebuilt and now offers the option for specifying which type of output is published (HTML5 Only, HTML5/Flash, Flash/HTML5, Flash Only).
- The new Review tool makes it possible for reviewers to provide feedback which also shows exactly what was on-screen at the time they post each comment. This will greatly help alleviate confusion from vague bits of feedback now that developers can see exactly what happened.
- The lightweight screen-casting tools Peek and Preso help to better support our developers and answer client questions whenever an email simply isn't enough. Having the ability to quickly record my desktop screen, or annotate screens with my feedback, and upload it to Articulate 360 to share nicely streamlines my workflow.
- Having access to high quality templates, characters, and images (coming soon) will streamline the process for sourcing stock media in a way that better manages costs, since it's included in the price of the subscription.
- With the move from Flash to HTML5, there are a few bugs that still need to be worked out. But I think they'll be resolved quickly with the frequent release of updates.
- Currently, there is only a 1-size-fits all subscription that includes all of the tools at an annual lump-sum price point. It feels a little steep if you aren't actively using all of the tools, or compared to other subscriptions with monthly fees (e.g. Adobe Creative Cloud).
- Some of the issues reported in SL2 continue to be present in SL360, but there is a clear trend towards resolving even the peskiest of these legacy issues.
Articulate 360 Review: "Great for new starters, good for small groups, may not be the best for huge implementations"
- Delivering interactive courses that are far beyond click next only.
- I love the capability of publishing right from the tool to the cloud. It is the best tool ever if you work as a freelance e-learning developer.
- It is easy to implement and tons of examples online get you started in hours not days or weeks.
- I think that importing from PowerPoint can be better.
- Advanced programming is not something that you can do easily. You just need to click a lot.
- I'd love to see better support for mobile applications right from the start.
The con in our case was the cost. We are a small company and annual renewals were not budgeted at this time. We already had the next two versions of Storyline purchased and will stay with that plan.
- It is a program that is going to be kept up to date and the user will automatically have updates available.
- It has some graphic capabilities that are extra in Articulate's other programs.
- It has some new fast development tools that will assist with creating mobile training. (Our company currently doesn't have any plans for mobile-based training.)
- Annual Cost. Most commercial software is going this direction, so it is to be expected. It allows the user to have new updates quickly, but can be a budget buster for small organizations.
- As with all Articulate products the software is fairly easy to use and can produce some very powerful results.
- With all the 'extras' on top of Storyline you can start producing different looking courses.
- In my experience the community is the best I have seen, it is rare someone won't be able to solve your problem and it is often resolved in a few hours.
- The price is a little high.
- I would prefer an option not to purchase some of the the features of 360 as I simply would not use them.
- The update to Storyline is not a large one, I was hoping for more for its release.
- Articulate Review allows me to collaborate with my supervisors and SMEs easily and without trying to find a workaround to sending things through email or uploading to Tempshare.
- Storyline 360 is much more intuitive than SL2, and the animations and transitions are noticeably smoother.
- It also includes a screencasting feature, Replay. Previously I had used several outside programs for screencasting, but Replay works right along with Storyline, so it's perfect.
- The content library is fantastic!
- Articulate Review sends me an individual email for every comment my collaborators or SMEs make. This creates a ton of clutter in my inbox, and I feel that there should be a way to turn this function off.
- Articulate 360 makes it easy for us to create non-linear learning experiences.
- Articulate 360 makes use of intuitive interfaces that are familiar yet powerful.
- Articulate 360 has amazing customer service and a great community of professionals for additional insights and ideas.
- I would like to see support for options to purchase only specific components as needed without being required to purchase the entire package.
We use Articulate 360 every day...it's the perfect suite of tools for
any type of e-learning.
If you design and develop e-learning, you need
to have the Articulate 360 tools in your arsenal. They provide a
one-stop shop for all things e-Learning, including but certainly not
limited to: interactive branching with scenario-based learning, iPad
development, responsive design, upgraded HTML5 compliance, system
simulations with the built-in screen recording tool, sliders, motion
pathing for animation purposes, and so much more.
Collaboration amongst our reviewers is a snap with Articulate Review.
Goodbye, Excel spreadsheets and shared Google Drive
documents...Articulate Review provides our SMEs and stakeholders one,
easy to use tool for capturing all their feedback. And allows us to make
comments back to comments. Lifesaver!
Articulate 360 is head and shoulders above the other tools and suite
of tools on the market. It truly combines the features of most rapid
e-Learning tools on the market in one easy-to-use tool. And, the
Articulate community is just a bonus addition...no other company's
support can compare to what Articulate provides.
As an Articulate only design shop (creating content and providing training solely in Articulate), we've been able to use Articulate 360 to decrease our development timeline
significantly across the board. Our customers love the speed with which
we can create interactive and engaging courses.
- Articulate's community is just a click and email away...support when you need it. The amount of free templates, storyboards, ideas, and graphics is absolutely amazing. We all share information, issues, and resolutions together, making for a true "community" of e-Learning professionals.
- Articulate's Storyline 360 tool enables you to import a PowerPoint and add engagement through built-in interactions, or you can start from scratch and build the same look and feel. - Easy enough for beginners, robust enough for programmers.
- Articulate Review enables our customers to provide screen by screen feedback...long gone are the days of using spreadsheets to track revisions.
- Responsive design is integrated and works beautifully!
- Storyline 360 is not yet Mac compatible.
- The addition of Articulate Review is a huge bonus for us. We have been struggling with the best way collaborate with faculty on eLearning, so this solves a big problem for us.
- As always, the support from Articulate is stellar. They have already put out several new updates to 360 that we are excited about. In particular, they listened to users and made it so that folks do not have to sign in to 360 to review a course.
- Articulate products are incredibly user friendly. This has not changed with 360. In fact, I think they added even more user-friendliness with some of the new apps.
- We are in education and the price point will continue to be an issue for us. ISDs in other parts of campus are negotiating a contract with Adobe for Captivate licenses for under $200. While I believe that Articulate is a good buy, it is difficult to justify the cost to administration. I also am frustrated with the way pre-purchased upgrades were handled when switching to this new subscription based service. I think that the new pay structure will make this package pf products unattainable for many contractors, non-profits, small businesses, and education institutions.
- I think some of these apps are redundant... do we really need Peek, and Studio, and Replay? I would like things to be a little more consolidated.
- Rapid development
- Mobile content delivery
- Ease of use
- Customer support
- I don't have a lot of cons...the pros well outweigh the cons.
- VERY customizable, although some power users who love to code, may still prefer Captivate.
We create e-learning for our clients using the Articulate 360 suite of products. Our clients include small and large companies, not-for-profits and universities. We also provide Articulate software training for corporate clients.
- The addition of tools like Rise, a web-based, fully responsive e-learning course creator, Review and Content Library make it a fantastic suite of products. I no longer need to purchase any other tools to do my job--it's all included in Articulate 360!
- Storyline's new and improved HTML5 output and flexible publishing options are awesome.
- I love that responsiveness and multi-device support was paramount in developing Articulate 360, while keeping the robustness of amazing tools like Storyline.
- Articulate Review is such a big win! No longer are big and messy spreadsheets necessary to get your projects reviewed, Review does it all in one place, super organised and works great!
- Articulate 360 launched just over a month ago and we have already seen two updates to all products, including great new features.... this is looking really good!
- While I quite like the subscription model, monthly payments would be great, with a discount for those who choose to pay yearly, like 12 months for the price of 11.
- The best part of all of these tools is that they stay true to what I loved about Storyline and that's a low learning curve to get started. Anyone can sit down and with a little trial and error start using these tools right away.
- Articulate 360 offers an all in one suite of programs and services that meet all of your elearning development needs. From rapid prototype creation with the Preso App to the content library with ready to use templates and characters for scenario creation, the 360 suite provides the tools you need to develop quality elearning for your clients and customers.
- As a suite you can now receive updates to the software and features as they are made without buying a new version. One price for each licence gives you access to all of the 360 programs and services.
- eLearning Heroes has been the gold standard for community outreach and support for a software. This community is populated with all users and skill levels to provide ideas and support. Now included in 360 Articulate offers Live webinars by the Articulate gurus themselves offing ideas and instruction on how to use 360 better.
- Pricing is more straightforward but I would have liked to see a monthly alternative similar to Adobe. An a la carte option again similar to Adobe (Photoshop and Lightroom for a price) might be helpful in this case as well (for example, Storyline and Content Library for a price).
- One of the biggest for me is Review which solves one of the biggest challenges of developing and getting feedback from sponsors/SMEs.
- Rise is an easy to use, fully responsive design that makes for quick and elegant presentations that work and look beautiful on any kind of device.
- We can now leave Flash completely behind. You can publish to HTML5 only now and the HTML5 engine in Storyline is greatly improved. The new responsive player for Storyline is also very slick.
- While the subscription model allows for more frequent updates I wish there was an ala carte where you could choose which applications you want similar to how Adobe CC works.
- At this point there aren't a lot of new flashy features in Storyline, a lot of the work is under the hood, so some may not appreciate all that has changed.
- Speeds development time with ease of use, quick access to the asset library, and great community
- Converts my courses to mobile, so I don't have to
- Easily give access to stakeholders for review and collaboration
- More formatting options for text and photos in Rise
Articulate 360 is Articulate’s new subscription-based e-learning suite that contains all Articulate products in one simple, elegant package. Using 360 will speed up your workflow significantly as you’ll be able to pick any of the award winning Articulate tools we already know: Studio, Replay and Storyline, as well as the new kids of the block Rise, the brand new fully responsive authoring tool, Peek the super quick desktop screen recording app and Preso, the native iPad app that allows you to create informal training videos on the fly. Combine that with the brand new Articulate Review and 360 platform where you can upload and share your courses with your clients and collect comments in the easiest way possible. Last but not least Studio 360 and Storyline 360 connect to the amazing Content library that is full of amazing templates and characters.
One of the key elements that stands out is the amazing HTML5 output that has been rebuilt from the ground up. This means that you’ll have the best possible HTML5 output possible. With so many awesome e-learning development tools you’ll truly be a one-stop-shop for e-learning development!
- Multi-device authoring.
- Super easy review cycle.
- All tools you need to create awesome e-learning.
- Super HTML5 output.
- The subscription model is annual, would be great to see a monthly payment plan.
- The subscription model is all or nothing. It would be great to be able to select the tools you want to use.
I've republished various existing Articulate Studio and Storyline projects to make sure they work properly across various devices as well as created various Articulate Rise modules for our Comms and IT department training our employees during our new intranet launch.
- The output for mobile elearning in Articulate 360's Storyline is fantastic. It's a piece of cake to create on my end as the developer, and users just see a gorgeous course that works beautifully on any device.
- Articulate 360's Articulate Review is a HUGE help in managing review cycles during development. I'm able to gather feedback from stakeholders in a way that is incredibly simple, effective, and painless for everyone involved. Love it bunches.
- I honestly haven't come across any downsides to Articulate 360 so far. Some people are concerned that it's currently only available via subscription pricing, but that's such a common model now that it's not even a blip on my radar.
- Rise app - New way to create an "eLearning course". It's not a traditional looking eLearning, and that's what I love about it.
- Review app - Ability to collaborate with others in providing feedback about a course.
- Responsiveness - Ability to publish a course and have it available for computer, tablet, and smartphone.
- Subscription based model - must pay fees every year
- Cloud based - not beneficial for my company
- Rise is not compatible with IE11, and my company will not be moving away from IE11 any time soon
Even though it does not fit well with my work group, it may be a great solution for others. Articulate is definitely moving in the right direction. They are trying to give eLearning developers and instructional technologists everything they need in one location. If I were a freelancer and could afford the yearly subscription, I would purchase Articulate 360 in a heartbeat.
Right now, we are going to stick with Storyline 2 and wait for the next version of it. For others considering the purchase of 360, I highly recommend downloading the free 30-day trial just to make sure it meets all of your requirements, especially if you work for a company/organization.
- Mobile deployment
- Massive character content library, with diverse characters and a host of medical characters (great for my client base - healthcare)
- Simple, clean trigger and control options - no more Action Script
- All that's missing is a full-blown photo editor (that would make this a one-stop product)
- eLearning design
- eLearning consulting
- eLearning program management
Articulate 360 Scorecard Summary
About Articulate 360
Articulate 360 is an all-inclusive subscription offering that is designed to simplify every aspect of e-learning course development. It includes every single authoring tool Articulate makes, such as the award-winning Storyline 360, which is the latest version of Storyline, and Rise, a web-based app for creating inherently responsive courses. Articulate 360 also includes other apps, content, and services for creating a wide variety of multi-device e-learning content, sourcing course assets, collaborating with stakeholders, and building a user’s skills as an e-learning developer.
The vendor offers a free 30-day trial.
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