A great, flexible e-learning tool
Bruce Emmerling | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 24, 2019

A great, flexible e-learning tool

Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Articulate Storyline

Articulate Storyline is used as a training development tool to create electronic training modules. It is generally used across the board in our organization. It provides a rich set of interactive learning tools that are easier to implement than other learning programs such as Adobe Captivate. It provides tools to affordably enhance our training programs.
  • Articulate Storyline does a great job of providing interactive learning experiences.
  • The program is fairly easy to learn and utilize for ISD professionals and those with Adobe Captivate experience.
  • The interactive learning modules are responsive and flexible in design for different platforms.
  • Like other e-learning tools, Articulate can lack some development tools for fine-tuning an e-learning module. One wishes there was a back-end feature for hand coding design elements.
  • For some, the program may lack help or supportive features for training developers.
  • Not all browsers may work with modules developed in Articulate. This is also an issue with other e-learning tools.
  • Articulate helps reduce some of the training costs for organizations with its many features. New users can create effective e-learning modules fairly quickly without advanced training.
  • As a tool, it is fairly inexpensive to purchase and utilize, making it more affordable than other e-learning solutions.
  • The program also works well with other programs and different types of media.
Articulate is a special product that has many features that differ from LMS and other e-learning tools. Its rich multimedia features and a flexible interface is unique that it can be utilized along with LMS programs and even programs like Adobe Captivate. Essentially it can be a great addition to a set of e-learning tools already utilized. It is probably not as good for developing paper-based training modules.
Articulate works very well with small to medium-sized training modules. For larger, more complex training situations, it may not be as well suited. It also seems to lack some flexibility in the design elements which can be both good and bad sometimes. It makes it easier to learn the program features but more advanced users may want greater control over their work. Modules created in the program work really well on mobile platforms.

Articulate Storyline Feature Ratings

Course authoring
8
Course catalog or library
7
Player/Portal
9
Learning content
7
Mobile friendly
9
Progress tracking & certifications
6
Assignments
7
Compliance management
7
Learning administration
7
Learning reporting & analytics
7
Social learning
8