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https://media.trustradius.com/product-logos/EQ/3c/RPSLLALPMFC3.JPEGArticulate 360 Studio - Champion for e-learning and beyondArticulate 360 studio plays a critical role in our organization. We utilize the tool in many ways. Mainly in packaging webinars into an on-demand format so our customers and potential customers can gain knowledge on our various products and services through our LMS. We also generate custom eLearning tools as well. The Articulate studio comes with other handy tools which allow us to implement certain components onto our website. These webinars and eLearning tools are compliant with popular eLearning formats such as SCORM and AICC. We can track the user's progress and provide reporting based on quizzes and answer fields. Users can gain continual education credits and print certificates.,Has many templates, a full content library, and plenty of references and tutorials. It is user-friendly and functions within powerpoint so your organization can pick up the software fairly easy. Adding seats and more users is easy. Sharing review links and getting others to review and collaborate is a feature that Articulate added.,There are some functions in scoring and reporting that can be improved. I have had to use advanced scripting to accomplish some tasks that could be added to the product. Their Rise product is great for using template content blocks and creating a modern look to training courses - however, it is limited in the amount of customization compared to Storyline 360. The audio editor can be a little jumpy when trying to micro-edit sound.,10,We have seen many users take our eLearning or webinars and purchase many more training pieces.,Adobe Photoshop, Episerver Web Content Management, PardotEasy to learn and creates high quality learningWe are using the Articulate 360 suite to deliver exceptional, interactive learning to our consultants so they can take that knowledge out into the world and make a difference. I am the only person in the company using this software because it's $999 a year per license and it is not necessary for anyone else to be developing training content. The business problems that it addresses is making learning more interactive and offering a wider variety of "mediums" on which to teach complex concepts. For instance, if I know a training will be hosted worldwide in 14 different languages, I use Articulate Rise because that is more universally usable across computer platforms. If I know a training needs to cover a very complex concept, I use Storyline, which is basically like making your own interactive cartoon movie that will keep learners totally engaged.,Articulate 360 has lots of options: Rise is for simple, HTML-based course content delivery. Storyline is an animation/interactive eLearning designer that is robust yet easy to learn. It totally simplifies the review process. When I want to have my boss look at a course I made, I create the Articulate Review link and he can make comments at any point in the course for suggestions/corrections, and the program takes a picture of where he is looking so I know exactly what he is talking about. I can also comment back. The content library is high quality and professional. You can search images of people, backgrounds for Storyline projects, or entire project templates that you just plug your content into. It allows you to create content really fast and good looking.,Storyline is a bit heavy for some computers to handle—both the design side and even the viewer side. Outputs can occasionally be glitchy. In Rise I would like to see more customizability, like choosing different fonts and locations of images and things like that. It's very cookie-cutter, which is actually great for newbies because it is difficult to make it look bad. It would be cool if Rise had a "page logic" option so you can jump to different pages based on button logic. Pretty pie-in-the-sky. The quiz functionality in Rise leaves a lot to be desired, but the quiz function in Storyline is SCORM compliant.,10,So far we have been able to implement a host of interactive eLearnings that have received a widely positive reception from our learner base! It has some glitches but everyone is mostly happy with it and seem to learn a lot. Rise is so easy to use that I can whip up a course as easily as I can whip up an outline, so usually, I just dive into course creation and share that as my "outline." This helps me get work done faster. Being able to review my work with the 'Review' tool has allowed us to collaborate much more quickly, which has DEEPLY benefitted one of our big revenue-generating projects last year.,Saba and Blackboard Learn,Camtasia, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe PhotoshopArticulate 360 is a one stop shop suite for trainers needing to do e-learning developmentOur team developed and delivered different types of scientific software training for scientists. We utilized Articulate 360 to develop training materials for software rollouts and upgrades. It provided more dynamic and useful reference materials for software users than just slide decks or manuals. It addresses the need for on-demand training when e-learning and self-paced training suffices for certain types of software. It also interfaced with our Learning Management System (LMS) to track user training completion.,Allows you to develop interactivity in e-learning modules, form simple quizzes to complex branching. Ability to produce e-learning material that is compatible on many platforms, i.e. web browsers, tablets, phones. Quick to learn how to use, especially if you are familiar with e-learning development tools.,There could be more intuitive buttons in many places. Without a "getting started" training, it might be tough to just try and figure out how to do things in the software. The software has been known to be a little buggy (all versions). It is known that you should save your work often in case it crashes. I wish the the vendor would build in more integrated instruction and tips withing the interface, so you can be reminded or clued in to what you are looking for if you are not an expert yet.,9,Definitely saves instructor and learner time. If self-paced, on-demand training is appropriate, then no scheduling of time for instructor or learners needs to be done. Delivery of the same content over and over will be reduced. If your organization does not have this kind of learning already it its culture, then there may need to launch an adoption campaign to promote the benefit of using this kind of training. For small projects that need quick turnaround of training materials, this tool works very well. Without being a subject matter expert, and only a training developer, you can have the experts provide you with recorded demos, slide decks, even some narration and use the tool to bring all of it together in a professional looking product.,Camtasia,Camtasia, Snagit, Microsoft Office 2016Articulate your thoughtsWe [are] currently upgraded to Articulate 360 Team. I am the lead developer but we have 4 people in our organization that use the product. This allows us to create e-learning courses for our external customers so they can receive CEs. This allows users to gain credits without attending one of our live trainings.,I love the save template feature so I don't have to recreate interactions Freebies like characters and photos are great! Programing triggers are very easy Because it's similar to PowerPoint it's very easy to navigate,Sometimes it crashes When I add a lot of slide masters it slows up the program Right now I am having isses uploading to my LMS which is a technical issue,9,ROI would be providing vital information faster and preventing catastrophes which will have a big cost We are able to limit our live training and have users renew our courses,Articulate 360 makes everything simple!Primarily, we use Articulate 360 to create training courses within our customer service department. We have also used Articulate Storyline (as part of the 360 Suite) to build training for other departments throughout the company and training modules accessible by our customers through our website. This tool makes it easy for us to create interactive training with a clean, professional appearance that is easy for our users to navigate through.,Ease of use/ability to learn how to use features Clean and simple design output makes it easy for learners to navigate through courses Freedom to create what your imagination can dream up Community Support from e-learning heroes is great! Any issues are normally resolved with the community within a day and articulate staff still follows up. 360 is always being upgraded and improved with character bundles, image/video content, and new feature roll-outs.,When there is a bug, sometimes you have to live with a workaround for a bit before it is resolved.,10,Cost is significantly less than other authoring tools including Captivate. We have had less expenses since purchasing 360 because we do not need to have access to content sites for images, icons, or videos. Being able to quickly create content within Storyline allows us to create courses quicker and upload into our LMS (Cornerstone).,Adobe Captivate, iSpring Suite and Camtasia,Camtasia, AudacityArticulate 360 is the bee's knees!We have an LMS and use Articulate to create our own content. Mine is a company that has its own products (Electronic Health Records and Medical Practice Management Applications) and we do a lot of "how to" videos. Articulate makes it easy to create good looking, professional content for all of our products. I have done and re-done at least one of our libraries of content and do not know how it could have been done in the time I did it without Articulate.,Easy, even for a novice to produce a video quickly. If you know PowerPoint, then you can use Articulate. You can use it even if you don't know PowerPoint. They have amazing training sessions via regular webinars. I've learned so many things from these amazing pros!,Well, we have had a few issues with screen recordings. The biggest issues we have had have been addressed fairly quickly. But, because we use the application in a way that most of their users do not, we feel a little like orphans. We are not treated that way, but can't help but feel that way sometimes. They are very much open to suggestions for enhancements. Of course, these things take time and have to be feasible and wanted by a majority. Because of what we do, we understand that very well.,9,Without Articulate, we'd be much further behind than we are now in terms of content creation. Because this was so easy to use, we were able to hit the ground running and start creating our content right away. The product continues to get better, adding features, etc., and we love using it. Very user-friendly with only a few issues overall!,Adobe Captivate,Microsoft Office 365, Skype for Business (formerly Lync), MS SharePointBest Option Out There!HR is the sole department with access to use Articulate 360; however, the output from the application is viewed by learners throughout our organization.,User-friendly and easy to learn Make courses as simple or as complex and interactive as you like! Offers many pre-made templates to create a seamless look.,The voiceover voices offered by the system are very digital sounding so do not seem authentic. Can’t download a 360 project back into PPT. Story view can be a bit confusing sometimes, depending on what order your slides were created in.,10,We have been able to turn out content more quickly. We have been able to share with subject matter experts while building courses. We have been able to create more interactive learning and increase knowledge retention.,Adobe Captivate,Mindflash, Ceridian Dayforce, PiiQ by CornerstoneAn IDs Best FriendRight now, the Training Department is the only department using Articulate 360. Currently, the training department is made up of one person. As a one-man show, I needed a rapid development tool and Rise was highly rated. I can create a beautiful eLearning course in a fraction of the time it would take in either Captivate or Storyline.,You get Storyline 360, Peek and Rise all in one tool. Rise alone is almost worth the price.,Peek is not as good as Camtasia, but I trust Articulate to eventually get on par. A couple of more interactive tools for Rise would make it nearly perfect. I would love to see a photo editing tool included, similar but not as powerful as Photoshop.,9,For me, the ROI comes in the form of time. Being able to create an eLearning course quickly is the biggest and greatest impact. As an ID, creating an eLearning course that looks like a PowerPoint presentation is painful. With Rise, you can make something that looks nothing like a PPT presentation and make it look beautiful while achieving your goals.,Camtasia, Adobe CaptivateCreating clear and articulate training courses for customer deploymentsArticulate is being used within our customer success team to create training modules and quizzes for our customers after their deployment. This helps their staff review and learn our product. This helps us to provide added value during the on-boarding process and also to track who is completing training very easily within our partner companies. They can host in their LMS or we also self-host if needed.,Export to LMS. Ease of use/creation. Quiz creation. Robust importing.,Self-hosting option is not built in so you HAVE TO have an LMS, which is overkill for one-offs. Cloud based but a desktop app, kind of annoying. Price is high if you're not making many courses.,8,Helping our customers in deployment. Ensuring we can track which end users have completed training. Presenting an asynchronous training option.,Adobe Captivate,CloudFlare, Unbounce, WordPress, Google Forms, Zapier, Adobe Acrobat DC, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator CC, Adobe XD, Adobe Premiere Pro, Skype for Business (formerly Lync), Skype, Google Hangouts, UberConference, Zoom, Zoom Video WebinarArticulate 360 -- Online training curation made easyArticulate 360 is being used by the training department at my organization. It is the primary authoring tool for our content creation. Any and all training designed has been made using Articulate 360 and its suite of programs. We're able to build out diverse training targeting 60+ diverse job titles and can tailor our content to each audience with this tool,Customer support and online help. Their online community is hugely robust and full of subject matter experts who provide constant help, tips, tricks, templates, ideas, thoughts, and networking via Storyline Heroes the online community. Very user-friendly and easy to use. I went through the starter booklet, watched a few videos, and was making some high-quality training with just the basics. It's very intuitive for a beginner and provides ease of use and familiar tooling to make designing simple. it also caters to high-level designers with its depth in content creation. If you can imagine it, you can pretty much build it. The in-house templates come free with your subscriptions. They're high-quality photos and interactions that rival Shutterstock. They maintain fidelity in publishing and are up to date and relevant to the time. If I search "cityscape" I'll get an up to date, high quality, relative cityscape image for use in my training. This filters all the way down to even the fun icons you can make yourself with their templates.,It's buggy at times. It has constant updates though. I've personally never encountered a wall or situation in which I would say, "I need to find another program," the issues I have faced are small and very easily worked around. At times some of the logic to the building doesn't make sense but that's just getting familiar with their terminology and methodology for accomplishing a goal. Their support service only has an online communication method. If you're having an issue it's just a live chat option. It would be nice to be able to pick up the phone and have someone provide immediate service or at least guide me.,10,We have provided deep thorough curriculum to a variety of audiences within our company using Articulate. Because of this tool we have quickly built out libraries of high-quality training to consumption that has directly positively influenced our bottom line. We're able to quickly and interactively get new hires trained with fun beautiful training using this tool.,Adobe Captivate,Snagit, Articulate Studio, mondayA Complete Package for eLearning DevelopmentOur Training and Education team, which is comprised of 11 people, use Articulate 360 to develop eLearning within the sales group for the Americas. Although we still host classroom training for some segments of the company, the majority of our continuing education is done online. Articulate 360 provides us a "toolbox" of resources to accomplish this. My group is really blown away by Rise, which lets you develop for mobile easily, and some of the video products included. Articulate 360 for teams also has collaboration tools baked in that make it easier to work with each other from our various locations. As an administrator, it is very easy to manage our users and the technical support from Articulate has been great. The subscription model also allows us to get updates for all products regularly, which Articulate has been very good about releasing. Many improvements have been made for the product since we first adopted it.,Online collaboration with plenty of storage. You are able to share your projects easily and collaborate with others, even if they do not have a license for Articulate 360. Responsive design for mobile. The Rise product is amazing. Accessed through a browser, you can build eLearning on any computer and it looks great on every screen. Regular updates. Articulate 360 has been great about making regular improvements to the platform. They are really fulfilling the promise they made when they moved to a subscription model. A complete package. Every tool in 360 makes sense and seamlessly works with each other. A plethora of content. With the subscription you get access to Articulate's library of templates, people, images, video and icons. This library continues to grow and is high quality.,Subscription renewal. Although Articulate does a good job at attempting to make renewal and online subscription management painless, there are still some bottlenecks in the process. Working with their sales team and your billing can take some time. Just a minor thing that could possibly be approached differently.,10,By using the tools in Articulate 360, we have saved thousands of dollars on external development fees for eLearning. The content library has allowed us to cancel other subscription to stock content, which saves us hundreds each year. We have a significant savings in time necessary to develop eLearning with the rapid authoring tools and collaboration features.,Adobe Captivate,Adobe Photoshop, Camtasia, Adobe Premiere ProOn its way to being the best rapid development eLearning toolI have been using Articulate's products, specifically, Storyline since 2014! Storyline allows me to create dynamic eLearning courses quickly but also allows me to create large, project managed courses with the same quality as some graphically designed and coded courses. With its most recent update to Storyline 360, I can also publish courses as MP4 files! And if I want to create something even quicker, I can use Rise, a quick authoring tool made for easy collaboration with your SMEs, ISDs, or trainers!,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!,9,All in one tool that connected development teams between departments Always have latest version (similar to Adobe Cloud) Rise has been a time saver for the HR department's publishing needs,Camtasia and Lectora,Snagit, Camtasia, QualtricsArticulate 360 recommendationArticulate 360 is a key software for us as it allows us to create rapid e-learning not only in Storyline but also gives us the ability to create mobile first solutions easily with Rise.,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.,9,Has provided a solution to carrying out a review process. Gives the ease and flexibility to create both high quality e-learning for desktop and mobile first. The content library has provided a reduced need for stock photography purchases.,Storyline 2 and Adobe CaptivateArticulate 360 - An eLearning Solution to Slay Meetings and Win HeartsI am the only person at the company who is actively using Articulate 360. (I've used Articulate products for 4.5 years now in corporate and freelance contexts). 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.,10,I spend less time developing courses, and more time engaging learners with Articulate 360. Not only has our development timeline shortened because of Articulate Review and Rise, but we are also putting out better, more engaging content. The subscription model of Articulate 360 paid for itself almost immediately by providing access to some awesome stock content in the Content Library. We used to spend hundreds of dollars buying content that is now included in our membership to a tool we were already paying for. The greatest return on our investment has come in the form of time. Stakeholders love Articulate Review. It's easy to check the progress of the course creation, see what issues have been addressed by the development team, and provide feedback-- cutting back on everyone's least favorite thing: MEETINGS.,Articulate Storyline, Adobe Acrobat DC, Adobe PhotoshopArticulate 360 - better with every update and upgradeWhen I joined my current company I was asked what software programs I used and felt were best for our newly built team of instructional designers. I had an opportunity to beta test and play with Articulate 360. I recommended the purchase of the software for a variety of reasons, but our department designs training for internal and external customers. It allows us to draft things quickly with Rise, use Review for seamless review and change requests. It also has a user-friendly user interface that is surprisingly robust, yet simple to teach someone to use.,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.,10,The positive impact of this software on our team is pretty substantial. We have been able to roll out a good bit of training in a short turnaround. We have greatly improved the quality of product being put out there. The ability to send a training program for review via Articulate Review has made for happy customers. They love that they can just click on a link and comment as they go. It also allows me to get that feedback real time and then address those changes and communicate their completion or ask clarifying questions in context to the actual screen.,Certainly a big step forward. Storyline could do with a few more upgrades though.At the moment it has not been fully deployed but it has been/is being tested. However we currently use Articulate Storyline 2. So it will be used extensively once it is deployed. It will be one of our main development tools for content and learning objects. Straight away the content library will be able to save the team time and money spent on stock images where required,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.,8,Content library will certainly help towards reducing cost and time in development particularly in relation to graphics. Provides more of an all in one system. Working within a family of programmes that understand each other tends to make things run smoother take the Adobe suite for example. Articulate Review, seems to be an easy way to publish and send courses for review. No need of any server or LMS to send the courses for stakeholders’ to review.,,Adobe CaptivateFantastic progress, from a brand supporting the communityWithin the company I work for, we have been long time users of Storyline 2 and produce a large proportion of our content within it. 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.,9,Quicker turnaround on course reviews. I don't have to fight with multiple documents and QA forms. Cheaper overall costs - media content is available and needn't be produced externally or using other software Better overall customer satisfaction. It feels like a better offering to customers when I can show both them the content, and then QA it, immediately.,,Adobe Captivate,Self-taught,No,10,No,My trial expired and I was at risk of missing a deadline. Articulate extended this for me without issue. We went on to purchase more licences.Articulate 360: Bringing the E-Learning Development Process Full-CircleWe are in the process of moving towards Articulate 360 as our preferred platform for developing e-learning. At the moment, it is being used by our internal staff as we begin the process of moving clients to the new platform, with the goal being to have it across the entire organization in the future. We believe that Articulate 360 helps to better support mobile devices used by learners, enhance opportunities for collaboration during various stages of development with Review, and streamline the overall production process with features like the Content Library.,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.,9,There has been a positive impact for our support efforts with the addition of Peek's integration with Review. Specifically, it's reduced time to provide just-in-time support for our developers by being able to quickly record, upload, and share a screen-cast with our remote team. We have had some difficulty with upgrading existing projects to the new platform, but mostly due to them not being previously tested for HTML5/mobile. It's unclear whether or not this is due to underlying bugs in the new A360 software, or unidentified issues in the initial files. But having the ability to work with Articulate Support is making a world of difference. The new mobile player has better positioned us to offer mobile device support, despite not offering true responsive design. It strikes a nice balance between development effort and versatility for multi-device support.,Lectora and Adobe Captivate,Articulate Storyline, SnagitGreat for new starters, good for small groups, may not be the best for huge implementationsI work as a consultant, e-learning designer, and developer. I am using this in my own teaching in the classroom or online. From my perspective, Articulate is very simple to implement in new organizations that have never worked with any authoring tool. It is so similar to Microsoft PowerPoint that after you explain what the timeline is and how it works people can easily do the development.,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.,9,It is extremely easy to implement. It is a standard tool so it is not so difficult to find developers. It starts to become an industry standard.,Adobe Captivate,ClickMeeting, Snagit, MailChimpEase of use capabilities for all - Articulate 360I participated in the beta for this product. It has great options and is a good program for all areas of on-line course design. Although my company made a decision to stay our current group of Articulate products including Storyline 2 I can honestly say that this is a great addition to the Articulate product group. 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.,9,Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline and Articulate Studio,Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, Articulate StudioVery good product with a couple if small issues.I have been using Articulate's products for the past 8 years starting with Studio Presenter '09 through to Articulate 360. With every new product, Articulate has produced almost exactly what I have needed, as always the product is easy to use and with the online community you should always find a solution to your problem. Generally, my department produces fairly complex courses which this product handles with no problems at all however if simpler work is required this is something you can do efficiently and effectively.,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.,9,The software is easy to use and can produce quality outputs with relative ease. A single licence is quite expencive.,,Adobe CaptivateArticulate 360 is the only authoring tool you need!This is being used by the continuing education department to create courses for massage therapy licensing renewal purposes. This addresses the problem of delivering course credits that massage therapists need in order to renew their licenses in a way that is creative and effective. As an instructional designer, this software gives us the tools to create a variety of courses in this industry for our purposes.,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.,10,I cannot yet assess our ROI since our program is still new and we have not yet had a chance to see ROI.,Articulate 360 ReviewArticulate 360 is used in my department as a pilot to see f we'd like to use it in other departments of my company. The software package provides us with the tools we need to quickly develop quality training materials without the need to learn too much code for programming custom interactions for our users.,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.,9,We have managed to reduce the production time of our computer based training modules by 1/4 to 1/3 due to the added ease of use and intuitive interface provided.Creating e-learning has never been easier (with Articulate 360)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.,10,We are now able to deliver true rapid e-Learning to our customers: faster and cheaper than ever before.,Adobe CaptivateLoving the new 360... except the priceWe have been using Storyline 2 for the past several years (since I came onboard) and updated to 360 when it was released. We are one team of 6 (but rapidly growing to more than 10) instructional designers on campus and we use SL/360 to develop assets for faculty to use in their courses. We primarily use the SL app but will definitely be exploring the other apps in 360. We are thrilled about the addition of Ariculate Review in particular.,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.,9,I can't really speak to this yet as we have just started using it. That said, other Articulate products have helped us to "wow" our clients (faculty) and have allowed us to gain their trust. Because of the assets we can create for their courses, they begin to trust us and let us in to do some of the less flashy work, that often has a bigger impact on their course design and student learning.,Adobe Captivate,Adobe Captivate
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June 18, 2019

Review: "Articulate 360 Studio - Champion for e-learning and beyond"

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Articulate 360 studio plays a critical role in our organization. We utilize the tool in many ways. Mainly in packaging webinars into an on-demand format so our customers and potential customers can gain knowledge on our various products and services through our LMS. We also generate custom eLearning tools as well. The Articulate studio comes with other handy tools which allow us to implement certain components onto our website.

These webinars and eLearning tools are compliant with popular eLearning formats such as SCORM and AICC. We can track the user's progress and provide reporting based on quizzes and answer fields. Users can gain continual education credits and print certificates.
  • Has many templates, a full content library, and plenty of references and tutorials.
  • It is user-friendly and functions within powerpoint so your organization can pick up the software fairly easy.
  • Adding seats and more users is easy.
  • Sharing review links and getting others to review and collaborate is a feature that Articulate added.
  • There are some functions in scoring and reporting that can be improved. I have had to use advanced scripting to accomplish some tasks that could be added to the product.
  • Their Rise product is great for using template content blocks and creating a modern look to training courses - however, it is limited in the amount of customization compared to Storyline 360.
  • The audio editor can be a little jumpy when trying to micro-edit sound.
If you want to generate eLearning tools or do screen captured based tutorials - this is a great solution.
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February 08, 2019

Articulate 360 Review: "Easy to learn and creates high quality learning"

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We are using the Articulate 360 suite to deliver exceptional, interactive learning to our consultants so they can take that knowledge out into the world and make a difference. I am the only person in the company using this software because it's $999 a year per license and it is not necessary for anyone else to be developing training content. The business problems that it addresses is making learning more interactive and offering a wider variety of "mediums" on which to teach complex concepts. For instance, if I know a training will be hosted worldwide in 14 different languages, I use Articulate Rise because that is more universally usable across computer platforms. If I know a training needs to cover a very complex concept, I use Storyline, which is basically like making your own interactive cartoon movie that will keep learners totally engaged.
  • Articulate 360 has lots of options: Rise is for simple, HTML-based course content delivery. Storyline is an animation/interactive eLearning designer that is robust yet easy to learn.
  • It totally simplifies the review process. When I want to have my boss look at a course I made, I create the Articulate Review link and he can make comments at any point in the course for suggestions/corrections, and the program takes a picture of where he is looking so I know exactly what he is talking about. I can also comment back.
  • The content library is high quality and professional. You can search images of people, backgrounds for Storyline projects, or entire project templates that you just plug your content into. It allows you to create content really fast and good looking.
  • Storyline is a bit heavy for some computers to handle—both the design side and even the viewer side. Outputs can occasionally be glitchy.
  • In Rise I would like to see more customizability, like choosing different fonts and locations of images and things like that. It's very cookie-cutter, which is actually great for newbies because it is difficult to make it look bad.
  • It would be cool if Rise had a "page logic" option so you can jump to different pages based on button logic. Pretty pie-in-the-sky.
  • The quiz functionality in Rise leaves a lot to be desired, but the quiz function in Storyline is SCORM compliant.
Articulate 360 is a powerful tool if you plan on teaching any topic. It can be as simple or complex as you like. You can create a Rise course which has videos, interactive Storyline content, quizzes, interactive images, buttons, and more. It's not necessarily suited for compliance training because it is hard to verify completion.
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January 25, 2019

Review: "Articulate 360 is a one stop shop suite for trainers needing to do e-learning development"

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Our team developed and delivered different types of scientific software training for scientists. We utilized Articulate 360 to develop training materials for software rollouts and upgrades. It provided more dynamic and useful reference materials for software users than just slide decks or manuals. It addresses the need for on-demand training when e-learning and self-paced training suffices for certain types of software. It also interfaced with our Learning Management System (LMS) to track user training completion.
  • Allows you to develop interactivity in e-learning modules, form simple quizzes to complex branching.
  • Ability to produce e-learning material that is compatible on many platforms, i.e. web browsers, tablets, phones.
  • Quick to learn how to use, especially if you are familiar with e-learning development tools.
  • There could be more intuitive buttons in many places. Without a "getting started" training, it might be tough to just try and figure out how to do things in the software.
  • The software has been known to be a little buggy (all versions). It is known that you should save your work often in case it crashes.
  • I wish the the vendor would build in more integrated instruction and tips withing the interface, so you can be reminded or clued in to what you are looking for if you are not an expert yet.
In the case of software launches for applications that have typical workflows, Articulate 360 is great to create on demand e-learning. You can include live demos, videos, self-paced presentations, knowledge checks, etc... You can also record scoring and return that information to your LMS. this is great where there might be a level of compliance checking in your organization. When mastered, it is also possible to create simulations within the modules as well. The ability to branch and lead the end user in different paths is a great strength as well.

Articulate 360 is less suited for more passive learning material. If the need is for a demo only, other tools to record screen capture and creating videos might be more appropriate. However if it needs to be used within your LMS system, you could still use Articulate to output the module. For simple cases, though, Articulate might be overkill for what you need.
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January 25, 2019

Articulate 360 Review: "Articulate your thoughts"

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We [are] currently upgraded to Articulate 360 Team. I am the lead developer but we have 4 people in our organization that use the product. This allows us to create e-learning courses for our external customers so they can receive CEs. This allows users to gain credits without attending one of our live trainings.
  • I love the save template feature so I don't have to recreate interactions
  • Freebies like characters and photos are great!
  • Programing triggers are very easy
  • Because it's similar to PowerPoint it's very easy to navigate
  • Sometimes it crashes
  • When I add a lot of slide masters it slows up the program
  • Right now I am having isses uploading to my LMS which is a technical issue
Articulate is well suited for creating what we need. Rise is great for advertisement and simple learning. It is less appropriate for announcements or email blasts. Also, we do not use it for polling.
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May 15, 2019

Review: "Articulate 360 makes everything simple!"

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Primarily, we use Articulate 360 to create training courses within our customer service department. We have also used Articulate Storyline (as part of the 360 Suite) to build training for other departments throughout the company and training modules accessible by our customers through our website. This tool makes it easy for us to create interactive training with a clean, professional appearance that is easy for our users to navigate through.
  • Ease of use/ability to learn how to use features
  • Clean and simple design output makes it easy for learners to navigate through courses
  • Freedom to create what your imagination can dream up
  • Community Support from e-learning heroes is great! Any issues are normally resolved with the community within a day and articulate staff still follows up.
  • 360 is always being upgraded and improved with character bundles, image/video content, and new feature roll-outs.
  • When there is a bug, sometimes you have to live with a workaround for a bit before it is resolved.
I can't imagine being able to do my job and do it well without Articulate 360. I am able to create simple linear training courses and complex branching courses with ease. Some of the greatest training courses involve a "choose your own adventure" feel with many branches and the outcome is based upon the points earned through the course. The better decisions, the better the outcome. Importing from PowerPoint is easy. The content library that comes with 360 is very helpful. Images are crystal clear, high-resolution, and able to be used with any use. No need for me to have subscriptions to other content services anymore. I love how easy it is now to create a video background with the content library included in 360.
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April 25, 2019

User Review: "Articulate 360 is the bee's knees!"

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We have an LMS and use Articulate to create our own content. Mine is a company that has its own products (Electronic Health Records and Medical Practice Management Applications) and we do a lot of "how to" videos. Articulate makes it easy to create good looking, professional content for all of our products. I have done and re-done at least one of our libraries of content and do not know how it could have been done in the time I did it without Articulate.
  • Easy, even for a novice to produce a video quickly.
  • If you know PowerPoint, then you can use Articulate. You can use it even if you don't know PowerPoint.
  • They have amazing training sessions via regular webinars. I've learned so many things from these amazing pros!
  • Well, we have had a few issues with screen recordings.
  • The biggest issues we have had have been addressed fairly quickly. But, because we use the application in a way that most of their users do not, we feel a little like orphans. We are not treated that way, but can't help but feel that way sometimes.
  • They are very much open to suggestions for enhancements. Of course, these things take time and have to be feasible and wanted by a majority. Because of what we do, we understand that very well.
If you need to create your own content - compliance or whatever - this is a great tool. We love it! I use it every day and haven't grown bored yet! There is just so much to know and learn and that never stops because they keep making it better. We do mostly screen recordings, but also create content from scratch and it's easy to do drag 'n drop, interactivity and more.
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January 25, 2019

Articulate 360 Review: "Best Option Out There!"

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HR is the sole department with access to use Articulate 360; however, the output from the application is viewed by learners throughout our organization.
  • User-friendly and easy to learn
  • Make courses as simple or as complex and interactive as you like!
  • Offers many pre-made templates to create a seamless look.
  • The voiceover voices offered by the system are very digital sounding so do not seem authentic.
  • Can’t download a 360 project back into PPT.
  • Story view can be a bit confusing sometimes, depending on what order your slides were created in.
Articulate 360 is perfect for novice instructional designers and for those who need to produce a lot of content quickly. I cannot think of a time it wouldn’t be appropriate because it has so much functionality.
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January 11, 2019

Articulate 360 Review: "An IDs Best Friend"

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Right now, the Training Department is the only department using Articulate 360. Currently, the training department is made up of one person. As a one-man show, I needed a rapid development tool and Rise was highly rated. I can create a beautiful eLearning course in a fraction of the time it would take in either Captivate or Storyline.
  • You get Storyline 360, Peek and Rise all in one tool.
  • Rise alone is almost worth the price.
  • Peek is not as good as Camtasia, but I trust Articulate to eventually get on par.
  • A couple of more interactive tools for Rise would make it nearly perfect.
  • I would love to see a photo editing tool included, similar but not as powerful as Photoshop.
Articulate 360 is a must-have tool for any instructional designer that is self-employed. The flexibility to create with Storyline or Rise is a major advantage, especially when working with a client/department that wants something beautiful and interactive within a week. Articulate 360 allows the ID to give options without sacrificing quality.
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December 27, 2018

Articulate 360 Review: "Creating clear and articulate training courses for customer deployments"

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Articulate is being used within our customer success team to create training modules and quizzes for our customers after their deployment. This helps their staff review and learn our product.

This helps us to provide added value during the on-boarding process and also to track who is completing training very easily within our partner companies. They can host in their LMS or we also self-host if needed.
  • Export to LMS.
  • Ease of use/creation.
  • Quiz creation.
  • Robust importing.
  • Self-hosting option is not built in so you HAVE TO have an LMS, which is overkill for one-offs.
  • Cloud based but a desktop app, kind of annoying.
  • Price is high if you're not making many courses.
Very well suited for internal training if you have an LMS. Not great if you do not also want to pay for LMS software. We are currently hosting via HTML but a lot of functionality is lost. I think at the price point a lightweight web-based LMS should be included to show value.
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December 11, 2018

Review: "Articulate 360 -- Online training curation made easy"

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Articulate 360 is being used by the training department at my organization. It is the primary authoring tool for our content creation. Any and all training designed has been made using Articulate 360 and its suite of programs. We're able to build out diverse training targeting 60+ diverse job titles and can tailor our content to each audience with this tool
  • Customer support and online help. Their online community is hugely robust and full of subject matter experts who provide constant help, tips, tricks, templates, ideas, thoughts, and networking via Storyline Heroes the online community.
  • Very user-friendly and easy to use. I went through the starter booklet, watched a few videos, and was making some high-quality training with just the basics. It's very intuitive for a beginner and provides ease of use and familiar tooling to make designing simple. it also caters to high-level designers with its depth in content creation. If you can imagine it, you can pretty much build it.
  • The in-house templates come free with your subscriptions. They're high-quality photos and interactions that rival Shutterstock. They maintain fidelity in publishing and are up to date and relevant to the time. If I search "cityscape" I'll get an up to date, high quality, relative cityscape image for use in my training. This filters all the way down to even the fun icons you can make yourself with their templates.
  • It's buggy at times. It has constant updates though. I've personally never encountered a wall or situation in which I would say, "I need to find another program," the issues I have faced are small and very easily worked around. At times some of the logic to the building doesn't make sense but that's just getting familiar with their terminology and methodology for accomplishing a goal.
  • Their support service only has an online communication method. If you're having an issue it's just a live chat option. It would be nice to be able to pick up the phone and have someone provide immediate service or at least guide me.
It's well suited for any level of designer, beginner, intermediate, advanced. It can be used by any of those audiences and they can create high quality beautiful training just from the simple easy to use user interface Articulate provides. It's so robust and rich that you can make a quick quiz, or a multi-layered deep cyber-security training out of it. It's publication options allow you to distribute the content through just about any means you can imagine.
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December 11, 2018

Articulate 360 Review: "A Complete Package for eLearning Development"

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Our Training and Education team, which is comprised of 11 people, use Articulate 360 to develop eLearning within the sales group for the Americas. Although we still host classroom training for some segments of the company, the majority of our continuing education is done online. Articulate 360 provides us a "toolbox" of resources to accomplish this. My group is really blown away by Rise, which lets you develop for mobile easily, and some of the video products included. Articulate 360 for teams also has collaboration tools baked in that make it easier to work with each other from our various locations. As an administrator, it is very easy to manage our users and the technical support from Articulate has been great. The subscription model also allows us to get updates for all products regularly, which Articulate has been very good about releasing. Many improvements have been made for the product since we first adopted it.
  • Online collaboration with plenty of storage. You are able to share your projects easily and collaborate with others, even if they do not have a license for Articulate 360.
  • Responsive design for mobile. The Rise product is amazing. Accessed through a browser, you can build eLearning on any computer and it looks great on every screen.
  • Regular updates. Articulate 360 has been great about making regular improvements to the platform. They are really fulfilling the promise they made when they moved to a subscription model.
  • A complete package. Every tool in 360 makes sense and seamlessly works with each other.
  • A plethora of content. With the subscription you get access to Articulate's library of templates, people, images, video and icons. This library continues to grow and is high quality.
  • Subscription renewal. Although Articulate does a good job at attempting to make renewal and online subscription management painless, there are still some bottlenecks in the process. Working with their sales team and your billing can take some time. Just a minor thing that could possibly be approached differently.
After two years of using the product, I believe that Articulate 360 is a must for any serious training organization. Especially those working within a team of people.
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February 27, 2018

Articulate 360 Review: "On its way to being the best rapid development eLearning tool"

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I have been using Articulate's products, specifically, Storyline since 2014! Storyline allows me to create dynamic eLearning courses quickly but also allows me to create large, project managed courses with the same quality as some graphically designed and coded courses. With its most recent update to Storyline 360, I can also publish courses as MP4 files! And if I want to create something even quicker, I can use Rise, a quick authoring tool made for easy collaboration with your SMEs, ISDs, or trainers!
  • 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!
Articulate 360 will allow you to share content in a library and allow others to easily review your course. It is a quick, intuitive suite of apps that are great for developing a course quickly and efficiently. After watching YouTube videos to get you started, you should have a course done in a decent amount of time. Branching is easy to create and track. Included assets, such as the built-in templates and characters help the user complete a professional looking course in a short amount of time.

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.
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February 22, 2018

User Review: "Articulate 360 recommendation"

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Articulate 360 is a key software for us as it allows us to create rapid e-learning not only in Storyline but also gives us the ability to create mobile first solutions easily with Rise.
  • 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.
If you are a new instructional designer with an existing knowledge of PowerPoint, then this makes an entrance into the industry far easier. Articulate has provided a well-rounded solution for individuals and organisations to produce great rapid e-learning.
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May 18, 2017

Review: "Articulate 360 - An eLearning Solution to Slay Meetings and Win Hearts"

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I am the only person at the company who is actively using Articulate 360. (I've used Articulate products for 4.5 years now in corporate and freelance contexts).

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.
If you are looking for a suite of tools to support every type of eLearning development that you could imagine, look no further. Articulate 360 supports PowerPoint native course creation in Studio 360, Rapid eLearning Development with robust configuration and interactivity options in Storyline 360, a responsive drag-and-drop creation tool in Rise, and a time-saving godsend of a review tool in Articulate Review. The mere fact that Articulate throws a huge content library on top of that is incredible icing on the cake.
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March 13, 2017

Review: "Articulate 360 - better with every update and upgrade"

Score 10 out of 10
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When I joined my current company I was asked what software programs I used and felt were best for our newly built team of instructional designers. I had an opportunity to beta test and play with Articulate 360. I recommended the purchase of the software for a variety of reasons, but our department designs training for internal and external customers. It allows us to draft things quickly with Rise, use Review for seamless review and change requests. It also has a user-friendly user interface that is surprisingly robust, yet simple to teach someone to use.
  • 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.
Articulate 360 is well suited for training where you need to be able to create something quickly. It is also a great solution for a team that might have different skill levels. The learning curve isn't as high as some other programs that require more programming or manipulation for results. I can't say that I have yet experienced a time when this software didn't work for my needs.
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June 02, 2017

Articulate 360 Review: "Certainly a big step forward. Storyline could do with a few more upgrades though."

Score 8 out of 10
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At the moment it has not been fully deployed but it has been/is being tested. However we currently use Articulate Storyline 2. So it will be used extensively once it is deployed. It will be one of our main development tools for content and learning objects. Straight away the content library will be able to save the team time and money spent on stock images where required
  • 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.
Articulate 360 seems to work well for courses with branching scenarios, it is quite clear to see the relationships between slides and how to edit them. Articulate 360 still seems to need some work in the area of software simulation, it's great that it records the little animations that may happen on screen for providing a more genuine looking simulated experience but, Captivate still seems to provide a better experience for screen capturing and editing those captures.
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December 15, 2016

Articulate 360 Review: "Fantastic progress, from a brand supporting the community"

Score 9 out of 10
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Within the company I work for, we have been long time users of Storyline 2 and produce a large proportion of our content within it.
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.
If you are looking to create a piece of elearning content, or a complete elearning solution, with responsive sites and design, then this is probably the best tool you could choose at the current time. There is also the bonus of the full library.
I feel this is best suited for:
  • Games
  • Branching scenarios
  • Interactive video
  • Rotating models
  • Infographics

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.
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December 15, 2016

Review: "Articulate 360: Bringing the E-Learning Development Process Full-Circle"

Score 9 out of 10
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We are in the process of moving towards Articulate 360 as our preferred platform for developing e-learning. At the moment, it is being used by our internal staff as we begin the process of moving clients to the new platform, with the goal being to have it across the entire organization in the future. We believe that Articulate 360 helps to better support mobile devices used by learners, enhance opportunities for collaboration during various stages of development with Review, and streamline the overall production process with features like the Content Library.
  • 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 is great if you are looking for a comprehensive suite of tools to help with a wide variety of e-learning needs. However, if you are an existing SL user, and do not have need for Articulate Studio (Presenter, Engage, Quizmaker), then this may be a bit more expensive than what you need. The addition of the new tools is great, but it may not meet the needs of small teams/organizations that are heavily focused on controlling costs. Hopefully they'll offer different tiers or bundles with other payment options in the future.
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March 07, 2017

Articulate 360 Review: "Great for new starters, good for small groups, may not be the best for huge implementations"

Score 9 out of 10
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I work as a consultant, e-learning designer, and developer. I am using this in my own teaching in the classroom or online. From my perspective, Articulate is very simple to implement in new organizations that have never worked with any authoring tool. It is so similar to Microsoft PowerPoint that after you explain what the timeline is and how it works people can easily do the development.
  • 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.
It is the perfect tool when you want to implement this. Let me give you an example: You have the company that has technical folks, and capabilities of teaching in the classroom. Then you take this tool, spend a day in the classroom and that's it. People that previously used PowerPoint will just pick up and start developing.
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February 10, 2017

Review: "Ease of use capabilities for all - Articulate 360"

Score 9 out of 10
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I participated in the beta for this product. It has great options and is a good program for all areas of on-line course design. Although my company made a decision to stay our current group of Articulate products including Storyline 2 I can honestly say that this is a great addition to the Articulate product group.

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.
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January 19, 2017

Articulate 360 Review: "Very good product with a couple if small issues."

Score 9 out of 10
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I have been using Articulate's products for the past 8 years starting with Studio Presenter '09 through to Articulate 360. With every new product, Articulate has produced almost exactly what I have needed, as always the product is easy to use and with the online community you should always find a solution to your problem. Generally, my department produces fairly complex courses which this product handles with no problems at all however if simpler work is required this is something you can do efficiently and effectively.
  • 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.
This is a fantastic all in one package especially if you don't have lots of extra supporting software. However those who are fortunate to have other supporting software like Adobe Edge and Premier you can be limited to the amounts of time you would be using Rise or Preso. I am also a little confused why Storyline and Studio are in the same package as to me you would either use one or the other, not both.
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January 12, 2017

Review: "Articulate 360 is the only authoring tool you need!"

Score 10 out of 10
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This is being used by the continuing education department to create courses for massage therapy licensing renewal purposes. This addresses the problem of delivering course credits that massage therapists need in order to renew their licenses in a way that is creative and effective. As an instructional designer, this software gives us the tools to create a variety of courses in this industry for our purposes.
  • 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 is appropriate for any e-learning scenario. It is perfect for corporate training, for non-profit organizations to train their volunteers, or for professionals such as myself creating continuing education courses. I could even see this being used by high school or elementary teachers to add another element of learning to their curriculum.
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December 19, 2016

"Articulate 360 Review"

Score 9 out of 10
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Articulate 360 is used in my department as a pilot to see f we'd like to use it in other departments of my company. The software package provides us with the tools we need to quickly develop quality training materials without the need to learn too much code for programming custom interactions for our users.
  • 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.
Articulate 360 is great if you want to create engaging, interactive, and/or non linear training modules. The ability to use the software with the latest API means that data metrics can be gathered quickly and easily used to improve the training created. We have found that media integration has been integral in creating an immersive digital environment for our employees.
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December 16, 2016

Review: "Creating e-learning has never been easier (with Articulate 360)"

Score 10 out of 10
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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.
Articulate 360 is well suited to any e-Learning project, whether you are a newbie or experienced computer-based training developer.
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December 16, 2016

Articulate 360 Review: "Loving the new 360... except the price"

Score 9 out of 10
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We have been using Storyline 2 for the past several years (since I came onboard) and updated to 360 when it was released. We are one team of 6 (but rapidly growing to more than 10) instructional designers on campus and we use SL/360 to develop assets for faculty to use in their courses. We primarily use the SL app but will definitely be exploring the other apps in 360. We are thrilled about the addition of Ariculate Review in particular.
  • 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.
I think the only time other eLearning software has an edge is if you need to create pieces that contain complicated mathematics on the back end. Otherwise, 360 really has something for everyone. Storyline is incredibly powerful and user friendly. The new apps make screencasting and video creation super simple. Review and the new content library really show up Captivate. Overall it's a great set of software.
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Articulate 360 Scorecard Summary

Feature Scorecard Summary

Course authoring (11)
9.5
Course catalog or library (8)
9.0
Player/Portal (10)
8.6
Learning content (7)
8.9
Mobile friendly (10)
9.1
Progress tracking & certifications (8)
7.9
Assignments (4)
9.5
Compliance management (7)
7.2
Learning administration (5)
8.0
Learning reporting & analytics (5)
7.6
Social learning (4)
8.8

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.

Articulate 360 Features

Has featureStoryline 360: build interactive mobile and online courses—no programming needed.
Has featureRise: create visually appealing, inherently responsive e-learning. from within a web browser.
Has featureStudio 360: rapidly transform PowerPoint slides into e-learning.
Has featureContent library: includes thousands of professionally designed templates and images.
Has featureArticulate Review: streamline the course review process with a simple web app that lets users share e-learning content with stakeholders and get consolidated, in-context feedback in one place.
Has featurePreso: create informal training videos from an iPad.
Has featurePeek: record screencasts from Mac or PC.
Has featureReplay 360: record and edit screencasts with webcam video.
Has featureLive training webinars provided exclusively to Articulate 360 subscribers.

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Pricing

Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
Does not have featureFree or Freemium Version Available?No
Does not have featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?No
Entry-level set up fee?No

Articulate 360 Support Options

 Free VersionPaid Version
Phone
Live Chat
Email
Forum/Community
FAQ/Knowledgebase
Social Media
Video Tutorials / Webinar

Articulate 360 Technical Details

Deployment Types:On-premise, SaaS
Operating Systems: Windows, Mac
Mobile Application:Apple iOS, Android