Articulate Storyline: From a beginners perspective
July 14, 2015

Articulate Storyline: From a beginners perspective

Genevieve Luty | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

Storyline 2

Modules Used

  • Storyline 2

Overall Satisfaction with Articulate

Articulate is currently being used within our organization to provide remote eLearning solutions to all staff. It is currently used within our department only but we have an audience of 300+. It solves the business problem of trying to reach our audience. The majority of our staff are field based across a number of regions. It is difficult, time wise, to pull them from their jobs for training due to time and geographical constraints. Being able to develop engaging, refreshing and interactive eLearning modules is so beneficial to us.
  • Articulate Storyline 2 is as interactive as you need it to be for your learners.
  • Being able to devise eLearning that tests understanding in a more refreshing way, other than a standard quiz, is welcomed by our learners.
  • The support network available for Articulate is amazing. There is so much support out there nothing is impossible.
  • Variety is a big thing with Storyline 2. No module looks the same, unless you want it to.
  • Layers and triggers can be a bit tricky to get your head round at first but with practice you soon get the hang of it. As stated, it does take time and you may not get it right at first. It's a matter of trial and error.
  • Figuring out how the eLearning modules produced on Storyline interact with the LMS can prove challenging from a a reporting perspective. Ensuring the right settings are in place is important but you need to know the right settings to start with.
  • Overcoming software issues where learners have older software or have popup blockers enabled. This has proved problematic with users who are not confident with technology.
  • Quick way to impart knowledge, best practise and updates to a wider audience.
  • Able to test learners understanding of the information given by interaction tests of learning that capture attention
  • Cost savings. This has been a huge positve for us as a business due to the number of learners we have. Being able to reach them remotely has revolutionized the way we engage with learners.
  • eLearning can never fully replace the impact of face to face training. This is sometimes a message lost with management as they tend to see the cost savings the good eLearning brings rather than what learners may be missing out on.
  • captivate
Atriculate Storyline is much more user friendly compared to Captivate. It is simlar in some ways but personally I found Captivate more clunky and less forgiving. There is also more of a community, from what I have found so far for Articulate. Maybe I just haven't looked hard enough but since finding and using Articulate I haven't looked back. By no means do I pretend to be an expert but from my experience it feels like you have to be an expert in PowerPoint to really get the full benefit of Captivate, whereas Articulate Storlyline does not require this. You can find your way round things and call on others for support due to the community available.
Key questions I would ask when deciding whether to use Articluate Storyline are: Are you planning on doing remote learning or face to face learning? Are your learners computer literate? Do you have content that can be broken down into smaller sections as eLearning only holds a learners attention for a certain amount of time? Is time allowed off for training an issue within your organization?