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- Robust set of tools that covers the primary needs of instructional designers.
- Rise in particular is easy to use and makes creating training material quick.
- Storyline has a pretty steep learning curve.
- Some of the team functionality is limited, especially when it comes to role permissions and sharing. This has been improved a bit but it still not ideal.
- Assessment variety
- Easy LTI integration with existing LMS
- Ease of use as a skin in MS PowerPoint
- Articulate, though it integrates well with MS PowerPoint, tends to slow things down.
- Articulate is trying the 'teams' concept for collaborative team building, and the software has not yet quite gotten seamless.
- Articulate needs to delineate that Storyline is now a part of Articulate 360 and not confuse the long-time user when updating to the 360 suite.
- Articulate has a specific software to create responsive courses, called RISE, which allows you to easily design courses that visually adapt to all mobile devices.
- It has a function to create accessible and inclusive courses, complying with the WCAG 2.1 regulation, so that users with certain disabilities can access the courses without inconvenience.
- Some features of 360 could be enabled for an offline version, in order to continue using the software in specific cases where there is no internet connection.
- When we import projects from previous versions in 360, in some cases errors will be generated with the use of patterns, and we must change the name of the variables manually in order to integrate the files.
- Articulate 360 is very easy-to-use and user friendly, while in no way sacrificing functionality. Comparable tools like Captivate have a much steeper learning curve and don't provide as polished of a user experience.
- Articulate 360 creates incredible interactive training courses. Using a variety of different elements, you can create animations, videos, and card-based courses that allow users to interact directly with the content.
- Articulate 360 has some problems uploading and synching audio files, particularly audio that is recorded in stereo. When we uploaded some audio files that were recorded in stereo it created a weird echoing effect that we couldn't get rid of until we converted all of the audio files to mono.
- While this may sound too persnickety, the control scheme of Articulate 360 matches that of a Microsoft product rather than that of a tool from the Adobe suite. While this is in general more user-friendly than most other programs, selecting multiple items in this tool can sometimes be a challenge as they need to be completely surrounded by the selection field.
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.
- Articulate 360 provides a complete suite of tools needed for creating and delivering online content. They include tools for the creation of online training with resources such as audio, video, and sound files to use in your presentations, and a review tool that makes it simple to gather feedback in a single location from stakeholders.
- Articulate 360 has an incredibly supportive community of developer and employees. You can often get an answer to your questions within a few hours by posting on their public forums. They have employees that work those queues, but a lot of times, the questions get answers by the very active user community before the employees can get to your question!
- Articulate 360 tools are being updated regularly with new features that keep them on the cutting edge and at the front of the eLearning development tools vendors. They listen to their users and create features that solve the most common obstacles and streamline the most common tasks.
- Translation within Articulate 360's development tool "Rise" has some limitations. You have to export the files as an 'xlf' file which more cumbersome than the option within their "Storyline" tool which allows you to export to a word document and send to translators that way.
- 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.
- Ability to edit content easily and provide updates to our users.
- The ability to share content to our SMEs for review where they can enter any changes immediately.
- The layout if very simple and not clustered.
- More template options.
- Ease of creating a template.
- Ability to have two different projects open in one window.
- Robust set of features for creating complex and engaging eLearning content.
- Flexible publishing options to accommodate users with a variety of LMS needs and requirements.
- Options to create mobile-friendly and mobile-responsive eLearning content.
- It has a fairly steep learning curve for new users.
- The relatively high price point, especially for a nonprofit organization, means we can afford a very limited number of licenses.
- The complex feature set means that details are easy to miss when creating content.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- Easy collaboration on a course
- Sharable Content Library
- Live, Online Training to self-development with the tools
- Flexibility to create the course as quick or as in depth as you need
- The Support Community is great; however, it can be hard to find an answer to your support needs.
- Out of my price range as an individual ($999 annually)
- No browser-based version - yet!
This suite may be less appropriate if you are a one-person team. You probably only need to buy/use Storyline 3 or Studio 13 (one time cost of $1398 [or $699 to upgrade] versus an annual cost of $999). Or, you may find you need something smaller, like Camtasia.
- You have the ability to create a variety of courses easily with the vast array of tools provided.
- The asset library is extremely handy.
- The pre-made templates make the creation process for new instructional designers extremely easy.
- I think a lower yearly price would be a big help for independent freelancers.
- Having a bank of Rise templates available.
- More graphical assets in the content library would be useful.
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!
- Rise is an incredibly quick, easy way to build quick, beautiful, content driven courses that are mobile friendly and responsive. It's drag and drop, which makes it fun to use, and web-based, which allows developers to build content on the go without needing access to their primary machine.
- Peek (the screen recorder tool) is a big improvement over Articulate Replay from a simplicity perspective. It records the screen as a discreet taskbar icon, rather than a full program, and then allows you to edit and use that content in your software package of choice. I love it.
- I occasionally have issues with the launcher in 360, and can't get the program to open. It seems to be an intermittent bug on my computer that has to do with being enterprise-locked. The first time this happened, I reached to Articulate's world-class support, who helped me get up and running again. I've been able to fix the issue subsequently by following the instructions provided by the Articulate folks, so I'm happy with that!
- I would like to see further integration with TinCan API (xAPI) in the platform. Right now, I believe that TinCan is only supported in Storyline, and that the statements it is capable of sending to an LRS system are limited to 6 canned verbs. While that is fine, there is no native support for sending variables directly to an LRS without doing some XML tweaking behind the scenes. I'd like to see Articulate lead the industry in xAPI use cases and support, since I hope that's the direction that the industry is headed.
- I say this every time I have an opportunity, but I'd love to see Articulate develop a native version for the Mac. I've had some success running Storyline 360 on my Mac with Parallels and VMWare Fusion, but I'd like to free up my system resources to edit video AND develop courses, which is difficult to do when you're running a virtual machine.
- I love the addition of Review. It allows us to send items to external customers for their review and feedback as well as allows me to comment back via one location. When you update and re-publish you can update the item they can see. I did stumble across the fact that if you have multiple people working on a project and they publish and send a link to the customer it is saved into their own 360 site. I need to explore this more to see if there is a way to make a collaborative site that two people can update to. If not, it is important to be aware that you need to send the updated links to your co-worker too or they won't see comments made on the newer items published by a different person. We ran into this because I had to go out of town and someone else had to help with some updates.
- Storyline is something I have been using since it came out and wow, it has come a long way in a relatively short time. I have to say my favorite thing about the software though is the collaborative site to teach people on how to use it and to collaborate with others. It is unlike any other support/tutorial site I have ever used. I also like Storyline because it is robust but user-friendly. You can make very simple or very complex items based on your skill set. There is also a newly updated content library full of great resources to use in your training. I feel like the access to this has really opened up options for our training programs.
- Another thing I really like it the ability to change your design view for PC to tablet to mobile...seamlessly. This is huge! As the world turns more to mobile learning this is a great way to see what you have done and how it will transfer between formats.
- As I mentioned previously, I need to explore more, but it seems like Review should have some way to have a collaborative 360 place where a team can publish to so that there is one place for everyone to use.
- Storyline gets better with each update and release. I have always wished for a little more flexibility or options in the animation area.
- 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.
Now with Articulate 360, we can expand on our offerings and reduce our reliance on the Adobe suite.
Unfortunately, it has not been rolled out yet and is still in the testing phase. I do however use this personally as a freelancer.
I was lucky enough to Beta test the 360 software suite and rated it highly. I use this to develop a wide variety of content, typically using Storyline for more traditional courses and Rise for interactive websites and infographics.
When we need support, we find searching the community to be very effective and, if required, the customer service team are second to none.
- Expands on the offering, creating an overall suite of features and potential. For example, the content library lets you grab media where you needn't worry about royalties and searching endlessly.
- Allows for constant upgrades and improves to each component of the software. This is a growing suite and updates are released regularly.
- Unlocks potential for greater and more in-depth solutions, rather than standalone content. For example, object collision allows for game creation.
- Addresses QA issues, with the fantastic review feature. You can see exactly what and when the reviewer is experiencing issues.
- Just released, so still a few things to iron out.
- Price point is high for freelancers, but hopefully this will be addressed.
- Not the ground breaking update to Storyline 2 that I expected, but this is NOT Storyline 3, so I'm happy with this.
- Studio and Replay seem a bit unnecessary now and could perhaps take efforts away from the more useful components of the suite.
I feel this is best suited for:
- Branching scenarios
- Interactive video
- Rotating models
If you are looking to save money and simply create a simple presentation, I'd suggest an older version, or to simply stick with Powerpoint.
Articulate 360 Scorecard Summary
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About Articulate 360
Articulate 360 is an annual subscription designed to give course creators everything they need for course development. The vendor describes its content as including:
Award-winning authoring apps—Storyline 360 and Rise 360—for creating courses that look gorgeous on every device.
An ever-growing library of more than 6 million course assets, including stock photos, templates, characters, icons and videos that make it easy to create beautiful courses faster.
A web-based project review app for easily collecting consolidated feedback from stakeholders.
And live and on-demand training webinars to help them get up to speed on Articulate 360 and grow their skills as course developers.
The vendor further states that all of the apps and resources they include in a subscription to Articulate 360 will be continuously updated with new features.
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- 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 is available on the Articulate website and through Articulate Authorized Resellers. The Articulate 360 Teams plan is available for $1,299 per user, per year, and individual subscriptions perfect for freelancers are available for $999 per user, per year (all prices USD). Eligible educational customers receive a 50% discount on list prices. To learn more, sign up for a free 60-day trial of Articulate 360: https://www.articulate.com/360/trial
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