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For us, one of the biggest business problems that Storyline addresses is in streamlining our workflow. Now, rather than scripting in Microsoft Word, storyboarding in PowerPoint, and developing in Storyline, our team uses the Storyline interface to build rough mockups of what the final products will look like. Using Storyline Template files, we are able to combine everyone's work into one central course.
Versus our previous product experience with Adobe and Lectora products, Articulate Storyline has saved us about 30% of our time, and even more in budget from needing to hire additional developers. We love the product.
- Creation of Flexible Situations: Articulate Storyline allows you to store unique bits of information in variables, which offers huge flexibility in the creation of interactions. When other platforms try to do this, things break or take all day. Storyline makes interactions with content the default, rather than the exception to the norm.
- Dockable Panels: Articulate Storyline allows you to undock certain parts of its interface so that you can use multiple screens to find a nice layout for improved workflow. We love this feature because Storyline doesn't assume it knows how you like to work.
- Publishing Options: Articulate publishing is frightently easy, and I have yet to have any issues with publishing to any SCORM or AICC format. There is no worry about multiple SCO's, or any of that. Storyline makes it easy to publish your course to a variety of different platforms.
- I'd like to see a more centralized storage solution for states and layers-- logic that can be ready by all states in certain situations. Right now, all of this information is held on the slide level.
- The timeline can be a bit finicky at times, although this seems to be improved with each update.
- Zoom regions are only available on the base layer of a slide, and must be ended prior to the slide's conclusion or learners are stuck with a zoomed view for the rest of the course.
- Great interactivity
- Easy to use
- Great support
- Friendly community
- Advanced scripting does not work on all devices
- Ribbon interface can be counter-intuitive
- Somewhat expensive (not relative to other programs, but in actual terms)
- Accuracy of screen capturing. (it captures subtle animations in software very well)
- Relatively easy to pick up and start using
- Scenes make it easy to collate and manage a variety of course resources.
- Screen captures can take a very long time to save
- Sometimes the connection s between slides between scenes are not always clear
- Captivate hides the windows tool bar at full screen
- Articulate allows users that have a basic knowledge of PowerPoint to create some professional content with minimal training.
- The support network is outstanding
- The extra's available like Articulate re-play make video work easier.
- There are a few areas where the software is moving more toward capabilities in Microsoft programs, such as graphic editing, but they are not totally there yet.
- Ease-of-use: Since it models the layout of PowerPoint, the learning curve is shorter for Storyline than that of another product that will remain nameless.
- Community: This is a major selling feature to me. The Articulate community is not only extremely talented, the members are always willing to lend a helping hand to beginners or even those of us that are just stuck.
- Creating software simulations is one of the areas that could be improved.
- Articulate's Storyline allows for fast conversion of a PowerPoint training file into an interactive eLearning course.
- The products enable fast integration of audio and video into eLearning lessons which in-turn improve the variety in eLearning courses.
- Storyline allows for the most easy to use eLearning authoring tools when creating courses from original design concepts
- Articulate could include responsive design capabilities into their products so that a single eLearning course or video product can work across all computing platforms.
- Replay could use some improvement to keep up and perhaps surpass competitor products like Camtasia with the capability to edit video and audio while adding graphics.
- It would be nice to include an integrated image capture/editing function into Storyline, which would make easier to integrate graphics into courses.
- Right now Storyline does not allow for exporting of images. It would be useful to do so sometimes.
- Easy-to-use and learn quickly. For any learning designer who has used PowerPoint, Articulate Storyline will be a breeze to learn. You can very quickly learn how to create a simple e-learning interaction that will run in and be tracked by an LMS, and as you become proficient, you can take it to the next level of complexity and sophistication.
- User community that is second to none. I have never been a part of such an active user community. The support and generosity with knowledge is incredible. Any help a newbie might need is just a forum post away, the e-learning heroes always provide help!
- Customer service and support. Articulate pride themselves in putting customer service and support at the forefront. Whenever I have had to contact support, the response has been not only super prompt, but also comprehensive.
- States, layers and variables. Using a combination of states, variables and layers allows a developer to build almost anything, like games, branched learning and more.
- Articulate are working hard to improve their HTML5 compatibility. While it is possible to publish for HTML5 and view content on non-Flash devices, not all features work perfectly in HTML5. I see this as Articulate's current big challenge, and I have no doubt they will rise to it.
- Added functionality to the Articulate Mobile Player (AMP). The player is great, but if you want assessment to be tracked by your LMS, you have to publish to Tin Can as the AMP does not currently support SCORM.
- The release of Storyline 2 saw added animation capability and motion paths which was just great; if one was to be greedy, this is an area that can always be added to so developers can have more options and get really creative!
- It is perfect for creating interactive quizzes. There are lots of options such as multiple choice and hot spots. I personally find the drag and drop quizzes particularly fun for learners.
- It's great for creating vibrant and engaging courses. It's a very open platform meaning you can create exactly the type of course you want.
- It's great for reporting. Our courses are uploaded to our LMS and we are able to gather detailed feedback and anaslysis from Storyline 2
- It would be great if the quizzes had more options for scoring by answer rather than by question. This would give more options for quizzes.
- Multiple drag and drop options on a quiz.
- More animations and transitions would be great
- When recording technical training I love the ability to edit individual slides to show what you want.
- The ability to develop in layers provides great flexibility as to the amount of options that you can provide on a single slide.
- Triggers and variables allow you to control the user experience and display content/navigate based on the users responses. Leading to much richer solutions.
- Editing a movie can be a little labor intensive and slow at times especially when there are a lot of slides to edit
- Ability to create custom interactions using freeform so it works with the elearning and is as relevant to real life as possible
- Ability to use variables and triggers to create some amazing effects, including reflections that can be used later, or information showing dependent on previous actions
- It can be used by beginners but as they learn, they can then begin to use more and more advanced features
- It allows me to do complex things without involving a separate developer
- I found that in New Zealand's poor internet situation, the completion can be unreliable unless extra triggers are added into the success and failure layers or the exit button (then it works perfectly)
- It's a shame there aren't easier ways to grab the variable data into an external source, or enter data from external sources into Storyline
- It doesn't work overly well on smartphones but they are working on a mobile responsive player for later this year
- Articulate's user interface is very similar to Microsoft Office PowerPoint, so it is very easy to learn and get started. Most of our users needed a limited hours of training before utilizing.
- Articulate's published products display great professional quality that will make your efforts look wonderful.
- Articulate allows for quick and easy development as well as advanced and complicated development of training.
- I wish Articulate came with a packaged review software that could be utilized to send a draft to your client to preview and provide comments and feedback on each page.
- Articulate has already started doing this, but it would be great if they could provide more packaged animations and transitions.
- Easy to use interface.
- Import/export text, which is great for translations!
- Provides an easy way to create states, which if you've come from a background using Dreamweaver or something similiar, is easy to use!
- Not a fault on Articulate but eLearning as a whole needs to be more mobile friendly.
In my full time job I am the Senior e-learning specialist for the Global L&D department for a multinational with approximately 50.000 employees. We use Articulate Storyline thoughout the company to enable L&D professionals and Subject matter experts to design and develop their own online learning materials. We've been doing this for 5 years now and saved the company millions of euros by in-sourcing our e-learning development.
- Very intuitive interface; you'll get started in a flash
- Simple yet powerful; Articulate Storyline is the first tool that I feel grows with my experience. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned professional Storyline fits like a glove
- Create anything you can imagine! From basic informational e-learning to software simulations and learning games. If your mind can conceive it, your hands can create it
- Tap into the fast Articulate Community to learn how the software works, download amazing free templates, practice your skills with the weekly elearning challenges and connect to 1000's of amazing peers.
- Articulate could do a better job at sharing their plans for the future: a roadmap would be really nice
- It would be great if I could do more advanced video editing and audio editing in Storyline. The current options are quite basic and as an experienced developer I would really love to have more options to edit and clean up audio and video that I record in Storyline.
- HTML5 is still wonky but that's just how HTML5 is as it is still in development.
A generic remark: If your focus is on building online learning for mobile devices and you're dependent on HTML5 you might want to check out older tools that publish to DHTML. However I'd suggest downloading a free trial at the Articulate website and give it a try before doing so.
We use the software address the business problem to create high quality training solutions that are engaging and interactive while reducing development time and expenditures for third-party contractors. Using Articulate Storyline, we have able to solve all of those problems; creating much higher quality training materials in a fraction of the time with drastically reduced expense to the organization
- Extremely versatile and powerful
- Smallest learning curve with the lowest amount of bugs/errors with the software.
- Excellent Customer Service
- Invaluable user/staff community that promotes the sharing of knowledge and helping others to be successful with the software.
- Only issue I have with the software is that I didn't hear about it sooner in my career.
- Rapid prototyping because you can show your e-learning blueprint very quickly.
- Animations when you don't have any programming skills.
- Interactivity is as easy as selecting a few options and you can deliver stunning and engaging training.
- Great community.
- I think that no SAAS option is a big downfall for large teams.
- No OSX version.
- No other localization (Polish language).
- E-Learning Authoring - I've used many different authoring tools, and Articulate Storyline is HANDS DOWN my favourite because of it's easy-to-use interface and built-in features and functionality
- Providing support - Articulate has one of the most active communities I have ever been a part of, and between the community users and the sheer volume of tutorials the Articulate Team have developed, they are a one-stop-shop for questions and answers.
- Allowing for customization - You can customize almost anything within Articulate Storyline, including the player and its attributes. This makes it incredibly easy to create custom looking courses for each and every client.
- Cross-product integration - Articulate's cross-product integration abilities allow you to easily import content from Articulate Studio, leveraging the full suite of Articulate products.
- Price - this is really the only area wherein I see some folks balking; however, once you start developing courses for clients, it very quickly pays for itself.
- You can easily create branching scenarios without worrying about the complexity of the process.
- The built-in templates and functionality allow you to take some of the guesswork out of design elements, because Articulate already has many of the options you would consider covered (e.g. buttons, markers, motion paths, slider functionality).
- Very easy to use.
- You can create almost any interaction.
- Strong community developers with a large free material that helps to create elearning in on time.
- There is not the richest selection of figures in the default Articulate.
Can any instructional designer use the product without a lot of training?
Can I create games with the product?
- I love that it is easy to use. I was able to start using it the day I got it. The interface is familiar. If you can use office products you'll be able to use this.
- Articulate support is awesome. Not just support from the company, which by the way is always timely in my experience and I don't have the platinum plan, but from the community also.
- The Software is easy to use but powerful. You can include just about anything you want in your learning. I think my favorite aspect is being able to set up triggers for actions, based on clicks, hovers, timeline placement of objects, variables, and so much more. This lets me make learning that my learners can truly engage with.
- The software is still fairly new, only a few years old. I think it still has room to grow and get better. Initially the software was buggy. Over time It has gotten better and continues to get better all the time.
- I wish there were still more things that were customizable. I'd like to be able to control more of the "canned" interface without purchasing the developer kit or building external modules flash integrations.
- I'd like to continue to see more options for animation and movement of objects on the screen. Articulate added more with it's Storyline 2 release, but it is still not to the point I'd like to see it.
- Pretty quick learning curve. Can be up and running with eLearning creation within a matter of hours after install.
- Loads of included effects, transitions and other bells and whistles to enhance the learner's experience.
- Contains audio and video editing ability, therefore limiting how many other programs you need to own or open while creating.
- Loads of resources online to give you inspiration!
- I'd like to have them add a snap-to grid feature for specific items (such as for lining up the titles) providing for a seamless flow when they are fading in and out. You can manually line them up, but sometimes it takes a while.
- It can be a blank canvas where your creativity may be the only thing holding you back.
- The ability to use variables, triggers and layers adds a powerful dimension to what can be produced.
- As an elearning tool, it has probably the best text handling capabilities of anything on the market including sophisticated use of OpenType features.
- I would really like to see some sort of table building function. Currently, nothing is supported here.
- While text handling is much better than the competition, I wish that is had proper tab support and paragraph styles that could be implemented across a project.
- It could really use some sort of certificate of completion mechanism where students could print out completion certificates at the end of a course.
- Storyline is user friendly. It enables you to quickly and easily create beautiful and functional content.
- Storyline has no limits outside of your imagination.
- Storyline is an inexpensive and cost-effective way to create dynamic training.
- Storyline is an accessible tool that does not require special skills or knowledge to use.
- I wish it were easier to automatically customize quizzes.
- Easy for novices - powerful for experts.
- Publishes for a variety of outputs - flash, tablets.
- When developing complex interactions, there is no way to hand code, making it time consuming to create loop - type conditional statements.
Articulate Storyline Scorecard Summary
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About Articulate Storyline
Articulate Storyline 2 is designed to make it easy to create any interactive e-learning a user can imagine. The vendor’s value proposition is that it’s simple enough for beginners yet powerful enough for experts.
Articulate Storyline 2 is sold as a perpetual license. The latest version of Storyline is continuously updated with new features. The vendor offers a free 30-day trial.
Articulate Storyline Competitors
- 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 Storyline Support Options
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Articulate Storyline Technical Details
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