Storyline: Create Interactive Learning Modules!
January 31, 2019

Storyline: Create Interactive Learning Modules!

Mark Labbett | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Articulate Storyline

Currently, Storyline is used mainly by our Instructional Design Team. A few other departments use it in a small capacity for training purposes. We initially purchased the product as a way to help enhance our online courses. We wanted to develop interactions that would engage students with more than just text. We wanted to use interactions such as drag and drop, reveal answers, and other ways to help the learner understand the content.
  • Storyline integrates with the Canvas LMS fairly seamlessly. There have been a few glitches, but for the most part, the interactions we have created will play directly in the Canvas LMS.
  • Storyline is great for creating short drag and drop interactions for self-reviews or even graded assignments. Its many options for quizzes such as "answer reveal" or using tabs help the student get a different perspective on the content rather than just an "A, B, or C" answer.
  • Storyline is great for tutorials or training sessions. There are many options to help guide the learner (or employee) through a process. it is not just linear, but you can branch the slides based on the answers. A great way to engage the learner or employee.
  • As stated earlier, Storyline does work well with Canvas, however, there have been glitches experienced. Specifically, it is hard to narrow down the problems, but I think Canvas and Articulate need to do better at making sure that they are comparable.
  • Storyline is not easy to learn, especially when you want to do more complex interactions. They do have a nice community set up to help with common problems and questions. However, it can be a longer learning curve when first starting out on Storyline.
  • If you are working on a more complex interaction it can be a very tedious process. Working with many different slides and layers requires a lot of focus on the task. Definitely not a program you can multitask with.
  • Storyline has shown our instructors as well as administrators that we can use more than just text and pictures to help our students learn. By utilizing Storyline we have helped our students learn in a way they may not be used to from other institutions.
  • Storyline has shown departments outside the academic area that they can use it to help train employees. It has been used to onboard new employees and to help in different department processes.
  • All of our designers have used Storyline in some aspect. it has given us a new tool for our arsenal of learning tools to help enhance student learning.
Soft Chalk has similar features as Storyline. However, it is more geared towards building out classes. It is a good tool for developing content pages and has neat features such as pop-up windows. However, I do not feel it is as dynamic as Storyline. Soft Chalk is a little more user-friendly and many instructors would benefit from using it. Storyline is much more in-depth when it comes to quizzes, grade and analytic reporting and has more interactive features.
I think Storyline is great for self-reviews. It is fairly easy to set up a "Drag and Drop" slide with a few questions to drag over to the right answer. You can use pictures and graphics to make it more appealing and interactive. It is also very useful for training processes. For example, if you wanted to show someone how to use a specific program, you can use screenshots and screen video captures to help show the process. I think it would be harder to use Storyline for a class lecture or just for videos. For example, if you wanted to record a physical classroom, or record a screen capture in which you are just using screen captures.

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