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Articulate Studio is an education-focused learning management software solution offered by Articulate Global, Inc..Articulate Studio - Effective, if a little buggyWe use Articulate Studio to quickly create eLearning courses related to our Release Training. Often, we have a matter of days to create a full training with the updates of all our products, and we create these at a rate of one every 4 weeks, if not more often. Articulate Studio, being an add-on for PowerPoint, allows us to develop slides quickly and narrate them to create an engaging course, complete with quizzing.,Easy learning curve. Just some button clicks for recording narration, syncing animations, and adding annotations. They made some fairly recent improvements to how you sync animations and add annotations. With the timeline, you can manually move the timing around. Much better than the earlier task of having to just re-do it from the beginning and hope you get the timing right. If you're using Studio in the Articulate 360 subscription, you can easily review the course before it publishes. The included Quizmaker program is just great. Simple to use, but you can make a varied mix of questions, and the customization options are great. You can add background music in slides, which is pretty great in certain situations.,The audio editor is awful. Sometimes when you cut a section, it actually takes a different section that you selected. Especially when in zoom mode. You have to then undo the action, and re-do. Also, scrubbing through the audio is difficult. If you're exporting audio, it can glitch during the process. I avoid using the audio editor whenever I can. After all these years, it's still a buggy program. You can be doing your recordings, and a sudden message appears saying that something went wrong and needs to close. I've done re-installs, contacted support, and I constantly clear the temp folder. Still happens. Also, it's a good idea to export your audio, and there have been times the program freezes up on me, and the audio file (in the .ppta file) gets corrupted and all audio is permanently lost. The program can get slow when publishing, previewing or opening the audio editor. The included Engage program is pretty good, but it needs more customization options. And I think they can add more modules that provide a little more engagement.,6,It has shortened our training times significantly and allowed us to schedule the sales and support floors in a much more flexible manner compared to classroom instruction.,Articulate Storyline and Camtasia,Articulate Storyline, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Illustrator CCMy experience with Articulate StudioArticulate Studio is being used to generate Rapid Learning content to support corporate education projects. It has been used by our development team, which include instructional designers. It is a great tool / method considering cases when development time is short, budget is low and/or content must be constantly updated. It does not demand programming or technical competencies, since most of the work is based on PowerPoint.,Easy to use. Articulate Studio is based on PowerPoint so no advanced technical competencies are required. It is a great tool for rapid learning content development. Packaging and exporting. It does a quite good job while exporting the content in several different formats. So, if you need to publish it on LMS platforms compatibles to e-Learning standards (such as SCORM), Articulate Studio will do it for you. Media and quizzes. It is easy to embedd media resources (such as video and audio) to provide a more engaging learning content. The testing feature is also interesting and provide simple but nice functionalities.,Interaction level is basic. Studio does not provide features to develop a high-interactive content. That's why Articulate released another tool called Storyline, which is much more sophisticated. Pricing is high. I think Studio is overpriced considering other tools available (including Storyline). Articulate did not release new updates of Studio in the last few years. Lack of evolution. There was not a new release or update of Studio in the last few years (since 2013). It seems that Articulate is not investing on this product anymore.,8,I only see positive impact since it is a very easy to use tool for rapid learning. The only point is to know what is possible to develop using this tool to avoid any kind of frustration afterwards. Another positive impact is that we don't need a diversified development team. There is no need of technical professionals, and a creative instructional designer is enough to develop effective learning content using Studio. The third positive impact is that Studio makes possible to realize short-term projects, mainly when there's already a PowerPoint presentation.,Articulate Storyline,Articulate Storyline, PreziArticulate is an eloquent solution to non-linear presentationsArticulate Studio is a training tool that engages users in interactive content. If a project is primarily just delivery of information, then Articulate Presenter is an excellent tool. When the purpose is to demonstrate that users understand ideas, Articulate Studio provides interesting ways to test their comprehension, and provide alternative content if a user does not pass.,Interactive questions and answers Non-linear presentation Deliver on multiple platforms,It has a higher learning curve than just presentation tools, primarily because it can do more. With more complexity, there are more things to learn. There are many things you can do without using advanced features. Would like to see higher definition options for presenting on an HD monitor. Occasional problems with publishing that require some time to resolve problems or find work-arounds.,8,When I have a complex project, Articulate Studio is my go to solution. It pays for itself in the first project.,,Adobe Captivate, Microsoft Office 365, Adobe Photoshop,Yes,Product Features Product Usability Product Reputation Vendor Reputation Existing Relationship with the Vendor Positive Sales Experience with the Vendor,Both Adobe and Articulate provide trial versions of their tools. The best way to evaluate a product is to use it. It takes time, but gives me an understanding of what is easy to use, what is not, and how it best fits into my workflow.Rapid eLearning problems solvedArticulate Studio is a great tool for rapid eLearning development. We don't use it often anymore, in favor of Articulate Storyline, but still a great too if you're trying to save time and money on development.,Quick to learn and implement Good value Built in interactions and question forms, ready to use.,Studio has quite a bit of customization for such an easy and basic tool. You can succeed with professional results. It might be nice to have more features, but that's why there is Storyline...so I have a had time speaking to lack of features here.,9,Big ROI...definitely saves money and time.,Articulate Storyline and iSpring Learn,Articulate Storyline, GoAnimateArticulate Studio - PowerPoint GemArticulate Studio was our original method of creating e-learning. We currently have the software, but use Articulate Storyline more often. I still use some of the additional products such as engage. I still have some older courses that I have not converted to the Storyline, so I need the program for updates. I originally used the software at another company to create courses that were accessed for a new Production implementation. This software gives a quick and easy method with a very small learning curve for those that are already using PowerPoint. I used the software to actually create a automated presentation for one of our clients that was not a very good speaker. It allows video, and sound input that can enhance a presentation.,Converts PowerPoint Presentations into e-learning modules quickly. It has a quick and easy learning curve. The supplemental programs like Quiz Maker and Engage allow a user to create expanded content that would be virtually impossible with just PowerPoint. It give the designer a professional course look and feel.,There are at times a problem with PowerPoint and its connectivity with the program. It is an add in to PowerPoint and sometimes they don't "talk." I am not sure if this is a solved situation with the latest versions of PowerPoint with Studio, since I have only used it with PowerPoint 2010 or older. It doesn't have the advanced features that the Storyline product provides, and it doesn't have the advanced updates and capabilities of the new Articulate 360.,9,Our organization must create training for individual locations that may have as few as 2 and as many as 50 employees. When you do that you can't purchase training and you need to make a lot of site specific courses even to separate video components. This is a cost effective way of providing for that need. The negative might be the cost of the software if you are not going to use it for a large quantity of course work.,,Articulate Storyline
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June 15, 2018

Review: "Articulate Studio - Effective, if a little buggy"

Score 6 out of 10
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We use Articulate Studio to quickly create eLearning courses related to our Release Training. Often, we have a matter of days to create a full training with the updates of all our products, and we create these at a rate of one every 4 weeks, if not more often. Articulate Studio, being an add-on for PowerPoint, allows us to develop slides quickly and narrate them to create an engaging course, complete with quizzing.
  • Easy learning curve. Just some button clicks for recording narration, syncing animations, and adding annotations.
  • They made some fairly recent improvements to how you sync animations and add annotations. With the timeline, you can manually move the timing around. Much better than the earlier task of having to just re-do it from the beginning and hope you get the timing right.
  • If you're using Studio in the Articulate 360 subscription, you can easily review the course before it publishes.
  • The included Quizmaker program is just great. Simple to use, but you can make a varied mix of questions, and the customization options are great.
  • You can add background music in slides, which is pretty great in certain situations.
  • The audio editor is awful. Sometimes when you cut a section, it actually takes a different section that you selected. Especially when in zoom mode. You have to then undo the action, and re-do. Also, scrubbing through the audio is difficult. If you're exporting audio, it can glitch during the process. I avoid using the audio editor whenever I can.
  • After all these years, it's still a buggy program. You can be doing your recordings, and a sudden message appears saying that something went wrong and needs to close. I've done re-installs, contacted support, and I constantly clear the temp folder. Still happens. Also, it's a good idea to export your audio, and there have been times the program freezes up on me, and the audio file (in the .ppta file) gets corrupted and all audio is permanently lost.
  • The program can get slow when publishing, previewing or opening the audio editor.
  • The included Engage program is pretty good, but it needs more customization options. And I think they can add more modules that provide a little more engagement.
Studio is really a good program for turning PowerPoint into eLearning presentations. If you're comfortable in PPT, you can really spice it up with Studio. If you also use Storyline (also by Articulate), you will find it's not nearly as flexible or robust, but the learning curve is much easier and turning out finished courses is much quicker.

Just be aware that it's still somewhat buggy, and the audio editor is very frustrating at times.
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November 08, 2017

User Review: "My experience with Articulate Studio"

Score 8 out of 10
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Articulate Studio is being used to generate Rapid Learning content to support corporate education projects. It has been used by our development team, which include instructional designers. It is a great tool / method considering cases when development time is short, budget is low and/or content must be constantly updated. It does not demand programming or technical competencies, since most of the work is based on PowerPoint.
  • Easy to use. Articulate Studio is based on PowerPoint so no advanced technical competencies are required. It is a great tool for rapid learning content development.
  • Packaging and exporting. It does a quite good job while exporting the content in several different formats. So, if you need to publish it on LMS platforms compatibles to e-Learning standards (such as SCORM), Articulate Studio will do it for you.
  • Media and quizzes. It is easy to embedd media resources (such as video and audio) to provide a more engaging learning content. The testing feature is also interesting and provide simple but nice functionalities.
  • Interaction level is basic. Studio does not provide features to develop a high-interactive content. That's why Articulate released another tool called Storyline, which is much more sophisticated.
  • Pricing is high. I think Studio is overpriced considering other tools available (including Storyline). Articulate did not release new updates of Studio in the last few years.
  • Lack of evolution. There was not a new release or update of Studio in the last few years (since 2013). It seems that Articulate is not investing on this product anymore.
Use it when your development time is short, your budget is low or when you know that the learning content will have to be updated soon or very often. I don't think it is the appropriate tool if you plan do deliver a high-interactive content, but it is possible to test it using the trial version of the product and then understand if Studio is the tool you need.
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August 01, 2017

Articulate Studio Review: "Articulate is an eloquent solution to non-linear presentations"

Score 8 out of 10
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Articulate Studio is a training tool that engages users in interactive content. If a project is primarily just delivery of information, then Articulate Presenter is an excellent tool. When the purpose is to demonstrate that users understand ideas, Articulate Studio provides interesting ways to test their comprehension, and provide alternative content if a user does not pass.
  • Interactive questions and answers
  • Non-linear presentation
  • Deliver on multiple platforms
  • It has a higher learning curve than just presentation tools, primarily because it can do more. With more complexity, there are more things to learn. There are many things you can do without using advanced features.
  • Would like to see higher definition options for presenting on an HD monitor.
  • Occasional problems with publishing that require some time to resolve problems or find work-arounds.
Interactive scenarios are Articulate Studio's forte, especially when non-linear delivery of content is useful.

It is less appropriate when a simple presentation is the best delivery tool.
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March 21, 2017

Articulate Studio Review: "Rapid eLearning problems solved"

Score 9 out of 10
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Articulate Studio is a great tool for rapid eLearning development. We don't use it often anymore, in favor of Articulate Storyline, but still a great too if you're trying to save time and money on development.
  • Quick to learn and implement
  • Good value
  • Built in interactions and question forms, ready to use.
  • Studio has quite a bit of customization for such an easy and basic tool. You can succeed with professional results. It might be nice to have more features, but that's why there is Storyline...so I have a had time speaking to lack of features here.
Very well suited for someone starting out in eLearning, or who doesn't need the robust flexibility of Storyline. The learning curve on it is very short, so it's easy to get up and running quickly. The customer support and online groups are fantastic.
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March 21, 2017

User Review: "Articulate Studio - PowerPoint Gem"

Score 9 out of 10
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Articulate Studio was our original method of creating e-learning. We currently have the software, but use Articulate Storyline more often. I still use some of the additional products such as engage. I still have some older courses that I have not converted to the Storyline, so I need the program for updates.

I originally used the software at another company to create courses that were accessed for a new Production implementation.

This software gives a quick and easy method with a very small learning curve for those that are already using PowerPoint. I used the software to actually create a automated presentation for one of our clients that was not a very good speaker. It allows video, and sound input that can enhance a presentation.


  • Converts PowerPoint Presentations into e-learning modules quickly.
  • It has a quick and easy learning curve.
  • The supplemental programs like Quiz Maker and Engage allow a user to create expanded content that would be virtually impossible with just PowerPoint. It give the designer a professional course look and feel.
  • There are at times a problem with PowerPoint and its connectivity with the program. It is an add in to PowerPoint and sometimes they don't "talk." I am not sure if this is a solved situation with the latest versions of PowerPoint with Studio, since I have only used it with PowerPoint 2010 or older.
  • It doesn't have the advanced features that the Storyline product provides, and it doesn't have the advanced updates and capabilities of the new Articulate 360.
It works for PowerPoint trained people. The software allows you to create a quick turnaround courses. It is better for students that do not have as much computer "savvy" but want to provide professional looking courses.
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July 22, 2016

Review: "Articulate Studio is worth the investment"

Score 10 out of 10
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We use Articulate Studio to create eLearning for our clients. It enables us to create interactive learning quickly and efficiently. We typically use Studio when our clients are currently using it internally and they have requested this tool specifically.
  • It is a great tool when you have existing PowerPoints that SMEs have created and they hand them off to you to add instructional components and interactivity.
  • It is a great tool for our clients to then take the finished elearning files and maintain themselves because the learning curve is pretty manageable.
  • There is tremendous support and templates on the eLearning Heroes community site.
  • Because it is a PowerPoint plug in, when you go into audio editing or timing, it is sometimes slow to respond and a little clunky to use.
  • Timing slides is a bit tedious. I tend to prefer the timeline in storyline.
It is a great tool for eLearning that needs to be created quickly and the customer wants to maintain the content after without having to struggle learning the tool
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July 15, 2016

Articulate Studio Review: "Articulate an easy tool to use."

Score 9 out of 10
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We used Articulate for a project while at my last company. We had several courses that needed to be created rapidly with a few interactions. The company we were working for used Articulate Studio and wanted to continue using it so they could edit the courses if need be in the future.
  • Page setup is really easy. If you know how to use PowerPoint, using Articulate will be a breeze.
  • The script box for your audio script comes in handy for additional information you don't want on the slide.
  • The Engage interactions are very easy to use as well.
  • There should be ways to create different interactions within Engage, being limited to the few that comes with the software can make a course boring.
  • When copying in formatted text, there should be a way to paste it in with the same format.
  • There should be an easier way to publish on a shared network drive.
If you have a project that needs to be done quickly and with less effort, use Articulate. It's very easy to use and there is not a huge learning curve to working within the program. If you have a project that requires a lot of interaction and heavy content, then you may want to use another tool.
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July 12, 2016

Articulate Studio Review: "Studio is an Excellent, Simple Tool for eLearning Development"

Score 8 out of 10
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My company is a performance solution company and one of the solutions we offer is custom eLearning development. We develop courseware using multiple tools, often the tool is selected based on what the customer already has in place, or will suit the technology capabilities for the client longer term. Studio makes it easy to develop simple, engaging eLearning courses, and allows for longer shelf life, as the client often has the capability to make minor course updates to their own source files after we build and deploy the course for them.
  • Course players and menu: These are simply customized to each client and course, and aren't too sophisticated for the typical instructional to create.
  • Engage interactions: These make it simple to organize a lot of content in a clean way that engages learners.
  • Quizmaker Assessments: These allow you to validate content recall with tests at the end of courses, and can be laid out to support branching and scenario-based assessments as well.
  • Flexibility of the Engage interactions: You can't add hotspots or other more advanced functionality to them; the templates are very restrictive. IN some cases where I needed more sophistication, I have to build my own interaction templates.
  • Stability of the platform: It has gotten much better from '09 to '13 but there are sometimes still issues with corruption.
This tool is ideal for smaller client companies who need to be able to update their own content once the first version is built. It's also the ideal tool for instructional designers with little eLearning development [experience] to start developing eLearning development skills. Its lower cost, easy to learn and there is a HUGE community available for support.
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July 15, 2016

Review: "Articulate Studio Experience from an ISD Point of View"

Score 10 out of 10
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We used Articulate Studio as the main authoring tool to create interactive online courses. We used the software across the team.
  • I call it PowerPoint on steroids =) if you know PowerPoint, it's an easy software to work with (user-friendly).
  • Articulate has a great community and they share information, templates, and tutorials. If you don't know how to do things, you know that your buddies in the community will take care of you!
  • Once you learn the logic behind programming, you can get really innovative. If you are not a coder there are many templates that you can use and customize it for yourself.
  • I wish Articulate had a plan for subscriptions. Updates comes so fast and pricing is expensive. Subscriptions would allow developers to have most updated version of the software whenever they need. We all know our customers are not as fast as the software updates and it's good to have the most up-to-date version of the software without having to purchase it each time (SL 1 vs. SL 2).
  • Closed Caption programing is a hassle currently. I understand that slide notes work as an alternative text, but most customers would like to see the "CC" button and read the text along with the narrator. It takes lots of steps to program the closed caption button. Captivate has a better solution at the moment.
It's an easy, fun, and engaging tool. You can really get creative with Articulate Studio.
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7

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