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Kyle Trail profile photo
Score 9 out of 10
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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.
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Mark Labbett profile photo
Score 9 out of 10
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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.
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Score 10 out of 10
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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.
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Rebecca Mogollón profile photo
Score 10 out of 10
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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!
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Score 7 out of 10
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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.
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Score 9 out of 10
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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.
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Score 10 out of 10
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Suitable for a training specialist who wants to make training material differently & offer online training. Not suitable for those who don’t have much time and just focus on hands-on experiences or practices.
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Score 8 out of 10
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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.
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Score 9 out of 10
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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.
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Kristin Broadhead profile photo
Score 9 out of 10
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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!
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Bruce Emmerling profile photo
Score 8 out of 10
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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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Matt Graf profile photo
Score 9 out of 10
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It is very well suited for anyone looking to create online learning content who doesn't already have a platform to do so. It is one of the simplest ways I've seen to make e-learning content that looks good. You don't have to be some tech genius to make something you'll be proud to share with the online world.
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Score 8 out of 10
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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.
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Score 8 out of 10
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I have to create customized courses from scratch frequently. When it comes to creating important Legal/Compliance training, I know that I can restrict certain navigation of slides and customize the way the training must be viewed with Storyline. There are so many ways to ensure that the course content is received in the correct format, along with the ability to track the completion of courses based on passing a quiz or viewing all slides in the course.
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Score 7 out of 10
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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.
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Score 8 out of 10
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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.
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Score 9 out of 10
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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.
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Chris Bloom profile photo
Score 8 out of 10
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It's great for creating some basic eLearning tools. The video capability is so-so, though. You can create things rapidly, which is nice. And it does have some power and flexibility. It's good especially for courses where you need to break it out in sections. Quizzing is nice because you can separate it throughout the course, and then it can be tallied together. I'm not as big a fan of external audiences, since those are more video-focused and it doesn't have as many editing capabilities as I'd like.
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Anika Hansen profile photo
Score 7 out of 10
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Articulate Storyline is very well suited for customer service type training or other sort of flashy demonstrations as it offers a lot of human character options and interactivity features. We use Storyline for our more technical training, however we only utilize about 20% of the program's features because the characters or animations are quite out of place in our modules. We need a much more academic look and feel in our material.
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Todd Wheeler profile photo
Score 9 out of 10
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Articulate is fantastic for soft skills and scenario generation....lawyers love "What if?" scenarios and contextual examples. The software simulation is great. The trigger system is quite easy to use and can produce some great effects to make a course more engaging. It is very handy for compliance courses where initial interest levels are often very low.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Course authoring (19)
8.5
Course catalog or library (9)
8.1
Player/Portal (18)
8.3
Learning content (14)
8.4
Mobile friendly (19)
7.4
Progress tracking & certifications (15)
7.9
Assignments (9)
8.0
Compliance management (11)
8.4
Learning administration (9)
7.7
Learning reporting & analytics (12)
7.5
Social learning (7)
8.4

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 Features

Has featureGet started building courses right away, without any training. Storyline is so intuitive to use, even beginners ramp up quickly.
Has featureCreate 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.
Has featureBuild 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.
Has featureAssess 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.
Has featureMake 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.
Has featureReach learners on virtually any device with HTML5 and Flash publishing options (Storyline 2) and a fully responsive player (Storyline 360 only).
Has featurePublish for learning management systems with Tin Can API 1.0, SCORM, and AICC support.

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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

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Articulate Storyline Technical Details

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