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Articulate Storyline

Articulate Storyline


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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Product Details

What is Articulate Storyline?

Articulate Storyline is software for creating interactive courses. It's designed to be simple enough for beginners, yet powerful enough for experts, enabling users 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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Bo Folkmann ✔ | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Articulate Storyline 2 to develop and produce eLearning and blended learning for our customer.
  • It’s easy to use
  • It’s fast to produce and develop eLearning.
  • The supports from the community are excellent.
  • The down side of it is poor animation possibilities.

The key questions to ask during the selection process for eLearning tools are:

  • How easy is it to use the product?
  • How is the support, and how fast is it?
  • How is the design possibility? Does it have a possibility for moderns design?
  • Do I have access to different template I can use, and are the design modern? It’s fast to produce and develop eLearning.
  • In areas of quiz and scenario is Articulate Storyline 2 well suited?
  • Because it is easy to use we got a faster result and product.
  • We have easy access to everything on the same screen and don’t have to produce parts in other products e.g. PowerPoint.
Tony Chilvers | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Articulate is our recommended tool for building eLearning to be hosted on our Corporate LMS. The ease of use is a major plus, but the simple way it embeds into the LMS is a major defining fact in why we advise departments across a 65k+ employee base to use the software. Beginners pick it up very quickly and the more expert users are often asking me how to "push the boundaries" just a little bit more.
  • Ease of SCORM publishing
  • Fantastic user based community that is well maintained by the staff, who are always on hand to offer advice or solutions
  • Scalability and expandability to build eLearning exactly how you want it
  • Need to be able to add your own character packs
SCORM exporting is brilliant and resilient
  • Faster load times into our LMS with less testing required
  • lectora,html,captivate
better interface and a lot easier to use
Learning designers with some graphical skills
Simple to use but extremely versatile.
Installed software so alway available
March 16, 2016

Storyline before all

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
My organization uses Articulate in order to meet two important aspects of the employee training process. Those are: quick effective training that is cost saving. Articulate is perfect for this because eLearning saves money and time in respect to classroom training.
  • User friendly even for inexperienced elearning administrators
  • Easy to use
  • Creates all kinds of published content (applicable for mobile and desktops)
  • Content interaction with user
  • Able to use all sorts of multimedia
  • More animation options
  • Better internet explorer compability of published content
  • More publishing options
  • Better preview options
Articulate is well suited when you're on a tight schedule and need to produce quick eLearning content. It is possible to create simple presentation content in couple of clicks. It is less appropriate when trying to create content with advanced animations because the tool does not provide enough animation options.
  • Customer service
  • Advanced internal applications knowledge
  • More information available
  • More saved costs
Articulate provides much more possibilities to make your content more fun. It is much easier to use and in the end your learners like the graphic look of it more than MindManager or similar products.
Guido Roessling | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I use Articulate Storyline for training my students in various areas - using the editor they will be using for developing software, explaining basic programming concepts, and others. Another somewhat different and highly interactive course addresses how a teaching assistant or teacher can deal with a case of plagiarism.
  • Storyline is highly flexible, regarding its support for layers, the powerful yet easy to use concepts of triggers and helpful interactive elements such as lightbox slides and markers. These make creating interactive and attractive content easy and even fun!
  • The use of variables allows for another great deal of freedom in designing a course. Whether you only want to store the user's name and gender, or want to keep track of decisions or score is up to you. Storyline also lets you modify the content of slides based on the values of the variables, so you do not have to duplicate content but can simply vary it (hiding, showing, or modifying content) based on the value of some variable(s).
  • The integrated photographic character (more can be bought) and the sketched characters are highly flexible, provided in different poses and facial expressions. Adapting them to look as you want them to is done in a snap - and can, again, be changed based on a variable that tracked what the user has done before.
  • The main drawback for me personally is that there is no Mac OS X version of Storyline, forcing me to start up a VM (which slows down the computer) whenever I work on my content. I understand that developing a Mac version would be a lot of work - but having one would make my life that much easier.
Windows (native or in a VM) is required and thus a hard criterion. If you are interested in developing e-learning content - or showcasing your product - with ease, high flexibility, the chance for relevant interactivity, check out Storyline's three day demo and its huge support including tutorials and free content on their web page.
  • It is easier to engage students in a "show me" video with Storyline, as this can easily be spread out over multiple steps, or converted into "let me do it myself" interactive "video" - with nearly no effort.
I have also examined Adobe Captivate. Storyline has won easily for me for the following reasons:
- ease of use
- flexibility (variables, adaptable characters)
- support for internationalization
Also, since I am not normally a user of Adobe software such as PhotoShop, it was far easier to become familiar with Storyline - which is loosely based on PowerPoint UI-wise - than Captivate, which seems to be more patterned after PhotoShop and other Adobe products I am not really familiar with.
If the users master PowerPoint, they can work with Storyline. However, to teach users how to achieve goals with Storyline and think outside the (narrow and restricting) box of "what I can do in Powerpoint", a more hands-on assistance is required. This means outlining features, hinting (often) towards the great online documentation, and giving ideas on what can be done.
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Prior Experience with the Product
Storyline is easy and even fun to use, making the challenge of creating useful e-learning content a task to be (mostly) enjoyed, not a labour that "needs to be done, even if there is little fun in it". The high flexibility also makes you want to experiment with additional features to improve your course.
  • Vendor implemented
The online training options given by the online tutorials, forums, and "E-Learning Heroes" community are simply awesome. Examples galore, easy to understand descriptions including step-by-step guides, images, occasionally videos, and the "Articulate Insiders" sub-community give you more materials to learn about Storyline than you are likely to be able to read.
The online community and the folks at Articulate are both incredibly helpful. Many possible questions do not even need to be asked, as the answers can already be found in the "E-Learning Heroes" community that supports the products and their users. This includes lots of examples, free content, and "show me how X is done" tutorials.
"if you can use PowerPoint, you can use Articulate Storyline" (perhaps not its more advanced features, but enough to get going)!
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