Articulate Storyline 2 - Great elearning authoring for trainers - you don't need to be a techy or a designer!
Updated September 30, 2015

Articulate Storyline 2 - Great elearning authoring for trainers - you don't need to be a techy or a designer!

Mike Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

Storyline 2

Overall Satisfaction with Articulate Storyline

It is used to write eLearning in house for compliance and some technical learning sessions. It is also increasingly being used for developing softskills - i.e. embedding knowledge after a face-to-face event. We have topics including: grammar, anti-money-laundering, pensions, information security, sales etc.

It is used by our learning and development team here and then made available to all staff for reference.

  • Easy-to-use: it is similar to PowerPoint in terms of interface, but obviously does a lot more from an eLearning point of view.
  • It publishes content to HTML - this makes it really easy to deploy training to global offices from one site in the UK.
  • It has some great built in features which make creating interactive/engaging learning really easy.
  • Great for creating branching scenarios - where certain actions lead to differing results.
  • Fantastic online help in the form of the eLearning Heroes community run by Articulate - always on hand to help and provide loads of free material to help with projects.
  • Would benefit from more varied motion options - to enable some cartoon-making ability.
  • Would like to see a better selection of online shapes to avoid having to create your own.
  • Make it easier for users to report bugs/suggest changes.
  • No need to use expensive compliance eLearning from suppliers as off-the-shelf items - which means we save money (saved approximately £60,000 in 2014). Also no need to pay externally for any re-work required as changes are made in-house.
  • Sales course for renewals has improved renewal ratios by 10% in 3 months.
  • Employees see RELEVANT eLearning examples, with company specific examples/scenarios and feedback shows that engagement and completion rates are 100% in last 3 years.

Captivate - more expensive and the user interface was more complex and difficult to pick up. Also had less functionality.

Storyline can be used for all types of learning interventions, and it is easy to produce themed/or stylized output by subject matter. It is ideally suited to compliance and technical sessions but with an understanding of simple design, engagement and gamification, it can be used for all types of learning. It is easy to amend output too, if things change.

Using Articulate Storyline

1 - Needs no IT support. We have one 'expert' who helps others use it. he has used it the longest and is quickest and utilising all the tools within the program.