Articulate Storyline

Articulate Storyline

Score 8.8 out of 10
Articulate Storyline

Overview

What is Articulate Storyline?

Articulate Storyline is a learning content creation platform. It provides prebuilt and customizable content, along with gamification capabilities. Articulate emphasizes user-friendliness, including mobile accessibility. It is offered on a perpetual license.
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Pricing

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Freelancers - Personal Plan

$99

On Premise
per one user/per year

Academic - Personal Plan

$499

On Premise
per one user/per year

Academic - Teams Plan

$649

On Premise
per user/per year/for teams of one or more

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee
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Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services
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Product Details

What is Articulate Storyline?


Articulate Storyline is software for creating interactive courses. The vendor states it's simple enough for beginners, yet powerful enough for experts, and with it users are able to create virtually any imaginable interaction, in minutes. The vendor further provides that with their new perpetual version of Storyline, users can deliver mobile and accessible courses with enhanced interactivity, faster.

Articulate Storyline Features

  • Supported: Get started building courses right away, without any training. Storyline is so intuitive to use, even beginners ramp up quickly.
  • Supported: Create engaging interactivity, easily. If you can imagine an interaction, you can easily build it with Storyline. Let learners click, hover over, or drag any object to trigger any action. Build engaging interactions in minutes with buttons, sliders, markers, and hotspots. And create dynamic, personalized interactivity with intuitive variables—no programming required.
  • Supported: Build immersive, engaging learner experiences with video and simulations. Record screen activity, add screencasts from Articulate Replay, and import any type of video. To create software simulations simply record your screen once, then edit whenever and however you want.
  • Supported: Assess learners any way you want. Turn objects on your slide into a decision-making activity–or use 25 different question types to create quizzes quickly. You can test throughout your course to get a clear view of performance, and combine results from multiple quizzes for a final score.
  • Supported: Make it easy for every learner to access your content. Storyline supports right-to-left languages and double-byte character sets and includes Section 508 and WCAG support.
  • Supported: Reach learners on virtually any device with HTML5 and Flash publishing options (Storyline 2) and a fully responsive player (Storyline 360 only).
  • Supported: Publish for learning management systems with Tin Can API 1.0, SCORM, and AICC support.

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Articulate Storyline Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise
Operating SystemsWindows
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android

Frequently Asked Questions

Articulate Storyline is a learning content creation platform. It provides prebuilt and customizable content, along with gamification capabilities. Articulate emphasizes user-friendliness, including mobile accessibility. It is offered on a perpetual license.

iSpring Learn, Adobe Captivate, and Lectora are common alternatives for Articulate Storyline.

Reviewers rate Implementation Rating highest, with a score of 10.

The most common users of Articulate Storyline are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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Reviews

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Keith Lillico, M.Ed, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Articulate Storyline is excellent for any situation where you need to build e-Learning. For this reason, it has set itself apart as the industry leader in the e-Learning development software space. I would recommend using this software over any of the alternatives anytime.
Jamie Drahos | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Although there are competing products in the market, in my honest opinion, I believe Storyline is the gold standard when it comes to eLearning design and development. It is a necessary tool for any organization that is designing their own courses for online consumption.
Matthew Gardner | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Storyline is like Rise on steroids. I would always recommend to start with Rise and then once you hit a limit to what it can do compared to what you want to build, I'd then check our storyline. I find they work great together to build amazing learning experiences. Because of how hard it is to edit courses and content I would say not to use it for click-by-click walkthroughs and training until your product is fairly finalized as it can be tedious to make changes.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Articulate Storyline is most suitable for someone with experience in instructional design. However, it is easier to learn than some of the other software that is out there. This is also a good software if you have the budget, if you do not have the budget you may be able to get away with cheaper options
Daniel Terán | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The best scenario to use Articulare is when we need to create a fully customized training course or proposal, within it we can program gamification elements, points and performance levels.
Within the software you can add Javascript code to execute complementary functions, you can also use the variables to energize the scenes.
Michael Whatley | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
For those just getting started in eLearning, or those who are asked to develop online modules as a task of their non-related job, then Articulate is a great way to get your feet wet. The interface is so similar to MS PowerPoint that moving between the tools is nearly seamless. If you're more comfortable working in PowerPoint, you can simply import your slides into Articulate and then add in SCORM or xAPI components to make your PowerPoint more similar to a traditional eLearning module.
Matt LeMaire, B.A., M.A. | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
In an office where you're planning to do a large amount of module-based training, Articulate Storyline will prove useful. A consideration to make, however, is whether your team members focused on training design will have the capacity to learn the software enough to create interesting and effective training modules. The basic functions can be simple, but the more advanced capabilities of the software take considerable effort to master and employ to create the more visually appealing presentations/modules you see in much of the promotional materials. If you have a small training team (or even without anyone dedicated specifically to training and development), Storyline is not a wise choice as the cost and effort required to fully make use of the software would be far too much of a commitment to make it worthwhile.
Kyle Trail | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I think that if you can truly think outside of the set parameters, you can do almost anything with Storyline. Again, I know I've used it in ways I've never imagined prior to that. Initially, when developing the website, I'd assumed I'd be using a web development tool married with some programming in HTML and Javascript. While I still used some Javascript for parts of it, it was precious little.

Knowing that I can always just drop a video onto a slide and then export the whole thing as a SCORM file is an easy way to get older pieces up to date so that we can make sure people are retaining the knowledge we're passing onto them.
Relton McBurrows | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Articulate Storyline is extremely well suited for the novice to intermediate course developer. Built on a PowerPoint structure and interface, the workflow is very easy to learn. It is also well-suited to environments like ours where the majority of subject matter experts are producing their content first in PowerPoint. The content import features are unmatched by close competitors.
Mark Labbett | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I think Storyline is great for self-reviews. It is fairly easy to set up a "Drag and Drop" slide with a few questions to drag over to the right answer. You can use pictures and graphics to make it more appealing and interactive. It is also very useful for training processes. For example, if you wanted to show someone how to use a specific program, you can use screenshots and screen video captures to help show the process. I think it would be harder to use Storyline for a class lecture or just for videos. For example, if you wanted to record a physical classroom, or record a screen capture in which you are just using screen captures.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I'm not sure it's scenario-specific. I think it's great for trainings, certification exams, video-based modules, etc. There isn't a scenario where I think it couldn't be used. It's more about creating the content based on the way that it will be used. I haven't come across a situation where it wasn't suited.
Benjamin Brogdon | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
If you are designing eLearning and need to load content into an LMS, this tool is for you. If you are a web developer looking to develop websites, this tool is not for you. If you need a drag-and-drop/WYSIWYG interface, this tool is for you. If you are a coder who uses an IDE, this tool is not for you.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Storyline is great for compliance training. It’s also great for any soft skill training where content doesn’t change. If you are training your systems it’s not a great tool. It takes too long to edit and reshare. Rise is more suited to that.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Again, our screen recordings and the nature of what we do have posed some challenges for us. But, I feel that Articulate is still new and they do appear to be working on "fleshing out" all of their products. We particularly like their Review feature (which comes with the 360/online subscription) as it allows us to follow our own internal review process without having to first upload a file to our LMS. This makes that review run more smoothly for us.

They do have their try and test modes which make excellent use of our video screen recordings, allowing us to both demonstrate a scenario and allow the learner to try it. And, of course, there are assessments, which are not difficult to create using Storyling.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Articulate Storyline is best-in-class for building simplistic, sleek, and interactive e-learning. It is less effective in instances where you really need someone in the room teaching a class, but it would be the perfect prerequisite tool to accompany those types of trainings. It is also SCORM compliance and mobile-friendly.
Rebecca Mogollón | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Articulate Storyline is well-suited for providing engaging, interactive training modules for any range of learning topics.

It is not very well suited for exams, although they do advertise as having a robust exam feature. While the exam feature is indeed robust, it is also a heavy load for users' computers so a classic HTML-based testing software is very much preferred!
Rebecca McKenna | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Storyline is useful for creating fairly complex eCourse modules with branching decision paths. If you are only looking to create very simple eCourses, its functionality might be overwhelming and unnecessary. It is helpful to have Storyline in a company's arsenal because it is widely used by eCourse vendors, so when an eCourse is delivered and requires edits (copy editing, etc.), then the content manager or LMS manager should definitely have access to this tool.
Brandon Bakken | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
If you want a solid program that you can spin up courses for an LMS, that is easy to use for almost anyone, look no further. Be warned it can be limited in some areas, but after lots of use, you'll find ways around these limitations and great forums to help you achieve the look and functionality you're looking for.
Kristin Broadhead | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Storyline allows you to create different branches of your course, which is really great when designing an onboarding course. It allows the associate to choose their position, which then directs them into the onboarding best suited for their job. Prior to the newer versions, it was less appropriate to use if you needed a video, but the enhancements now allow this - so it is great!
Bruce Emmerling | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Articulate works very well with small to medium-sized training modules. For larger, more complex training situations, it may not be as well suited. It also seems to lack some flexibility in the design elements which can be both good and bad sometimes. It makes it easier to learn the program features but more advanced users may want greater control over their work. Modules created in the program work really well on mobile platforms.
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