Overall Satisfaction with Articulate
We use Storyline 2 in the People Services department to deliver most of our e-learning courses. It allows us to quickly and easily create courses based on our HR systems and processes. The ability to sit alongside a subject matter expert and record the screens they use is not only a huge advantage; it streamlines the process [thus] removing the need to go back and check if the process is correct.
- Storyline 2 easily creates screen recordings from within the program. And then you can choose how you want learners to interact with the screen recordings: view them as a video, click through it like a simulation with feedback, or test them if they know where to correctly click.
- Storyline 2 allows adding voiceover with multiple audio tracks allowed. Again all from straight within the program. And then align text or other objects to appear anywhere along the voiceover.
- Timelines - easily animate in and out objects on the timeline, or pause the timeline while the learner answers a question or does some other form of interaction
- It would be good if Storyline 2 had access to some of the 'hidden' variables like Lectora does. Easily pulling the learners name into the course would be useful.
- Decreased development time
- Increased service to customers
- Increased understanding of managers of business processes with less time spent off the floor
As an advanced user of Lectora and Storyline 2, I would have to say Storyline 2 is winning the war of the elearning development tools. It has a shorter learning period, is visually more appealing and easier to navigate and use, and does things better like screen recordings, voice over, annimations and timelines.
Storyline 2 is particularly useful if you are wanting to create screen captures and software simulations. But it also handles branching scenarios very easily and with Story View makes it simple to see which sections/decisions are connected. At the end of the day it is well suited to create any type of course you can think of.
5 - They are all in training functions across multiple departments: People Service (HR covering most of the company) , and Maintenance