Articulate 360

Articulate 360 - Everything You Need for Course Development

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Articulate 360 Overview

What is Articulate 360?

Articulate 360 is an annual subscription that gives course creators everything they need for course development:

Award-winning authoring apps—Storyline 360 and Rise 360—for creating courses that look gorgeous on every device.

An ever-growing library of more than 6 million course assets, including stock photos, templates, characters, icons and videos that make it easy to create beautiful courses faster.

A web-based project review app for easily collecting consolidated feedback from stakeholders.

And live and on-demand training webinars to help them get up to speed on Articulate 360 and grow their skills as course developers.

All the apps and resources included in a subscription to Articulate 360 are continuously updated with new features.

Articulate 360 Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$499,00/year

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Articulate 360 offers a 60-day free trial for new users, after which the software is available across 3 pricing tiers. Pricing - outlined below - scales with number of users.

Companies:
Team Plan - $1,299/per user (annually)

Freelancers:
Personal Plan - $999/per user (annually)
Team Plan - $1,299/per user (annually)

Academic:
Personal Plan - $499/per user (annually)
Team Plan - $649/per user (annually)


Articulate 360 Features

Devices
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Markets
United States
Supported Languages
English

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Articulate 360 Reviews

Articulate 360 Reviews

Overall rating
4,7
/
5
Excellent
281

Very good
89

Average
9

Poor
0

Terrible
1

Value for Money
4,3
Features
4,5
Ease of Use
4,6
Customer Support
4,6
97% recommended this app
Keith L.

Best of the Best

360 has been an essential tool in allowing my team to create engaging learning experiences.


Michael S.

SilkWeb, an eLearning Company Prefers Articulate 360

I have been using Storyline for over 6 years.


Rebecca H.

Takes Your Teaching to the Next Level

I started using this to develop an online course that met federal and state standards and would connect with my students. I had the option to choose pricey versions of a course through 3rd party vendors. I invested the time in learning this software and saved my program about $18,000 a year. I now use it in lots of small ways too, your imagination is the only limit.


Russell S.

Great software but needs some serious updating

I have been an Articulate StoryLine user since it came out in about 2013. It took a while, but once I learned how to use it, I was able to create hundreds of amazing e-course modules and interactive games. It became one of my favorite software development tools allowing me to do things I never dreamed possible and really impressed (and expanded) my clients.

Support was okay. But I never really had to submit a support ticket. Articulate has the best community and I was usually able to get the help I needed from moderators or other community members.

However, I can relate to Chris' frustration. For example, StoryLine has the capability to execute javascript which greatly expands what you can do with it. But the stock answer when you have a javascript question is ... "Sorry, we don't provide support for javascript; perhaps someone in the community can help you out." Fortunately for me, there was always someone well versed with javascript that was willing to share their code.

Recently, it is becoming apparent that StoryLine has some major shortcomings, and that Articulate has been slow in adding new features and enhancements in response to client requests. These include such things as a) inability to use with high-res monitors; b) no capability to e-mail results to admin or user; c) no feature to have background audio across all slides (see Chris' review); d) no capability to publish only HTML5 output; e) poor quality of HTML5 published output that does NOT work well on many mobile devices; f) no responsive design capability; g) no capability to send results to a database; h) very slow player response on timeline when synchronizing animations and no true scrubber; and several other issues.

In Nov. 2016, Articulate released 360 which bundled all of their current programs into one annual subscription (which is way too expensive for us to even consider). StoryLine 2 as a stand-alone product is still available and Articulate claims that StoryLine 3 will be available sometime in 2017. However, whether SL3 will address the major shortcomings of us and others, remains unknown.

Therefore, to meet our needs for course development in an ever changing technological environment, we are currently exploring alternative e-learning software development tools. Our leading candidate is Captivate 9. It appears to have all the features missing in StoryLine (and much more). Also, it appears that CP9 is a much better value.


Rob W.

Great software to create e-learning modules

Great software to create e-learning but to bad about some limitations.


Keith L.
Industry: E-Learning
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Best of the Best

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/06/10
Review Source: Capterra

360 has been an essential tool in allowing my team to create engaging learning experiences.

Pros

Articulate is the best for a reason. They offer almost every function that you need to produce best in class elearning. They also have an outstanding community for support.

Cons

The subscription-style can be expensive compared to the model where you paid for the software one time and never had to worry about it again. Now you have to pay for the software every year.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Michael S.
Industry: E-Learning
Company size: 11-50 Employees

SilkWeb, an eLearning Company Prefers Articulate 360

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/04/23
Review Source: Capterra

I have been using Storyline for over 6 years.

Pros

The best product in this learning suite is Storyline. You can do essentially anything you want with this Storyline in terms of eLearning. From animations to simulations to videos, this product is an excellent partner when developing online courses.

Cons

Rise, which is also a product in this suite has a ton of potential, but there are some major flaws. For example, you cannot copy or move individual screens to a new lesson. It is also not very great if you want to add audio to screens. You can import individual Storyline screens into a Rise project, but at that point, you may as well just build in Storyline. I see its usefulness for novice developers as its very easy to use, as opposed to Storyline which is very technical to use and really made for professional developers.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Rebecca H.
Industry: Higher Education
Company size: 501-1 000 Employees

Takes Your Teaching to the Next Level

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/10/20
Review Source: Capterra

I started using this to develop an online course that met federal and state standards and would connect with my students. I had the option to choose pricey versions of a course through 3rd party vendors. I invested the time in learning this software and saved my program about $18,000 a year. I now use it in lots of small ways too, your imagination is the only limit.

Pros

It's easy to jump in and start creating content since much of the layout is similar to Powerpoint. I love that you have a lot of control on how the user interacts with the program. And there is always more to learn and do. Additionally, the help and community forums run by Articulate are unmatched in the field. There is always help when you get stuck.

Cons

This is a complex program and it will take time to learn all of the little nuances. You have to invest a lot of time troubleshoot errors in complex files, there isn't anything that finds issues for you.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Russell S.
Industry: E-Learning

Great software but needs some serious updating

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2016/12/07
Review Source: Capterra

I have been an Articulate StoryLine user since it came out in about 2013. It took a while, but once I learned how to use it, I was able to create hundreds of amazing e-course modules and interactive games. It became one of my favorite software development tools allowing me to do things I never dreamed possible and really impressed (and expanded) my clients.

Support was okay. But I never really had to submit a support ticket. Articulate has the best community and I was usually able to get the help I needed from moderators or other community members.

However, I can relate to Chris' frustration. For example, StoryLine has the capability to execute javascript which greatly expands what you can do with it. But the stock answer when you have a javascript question is ... "Sorry, we don't provide support for javascript; perhaps someone in the community can help you out." Fortunately for me, there was always someone well versed with javascript that was willing to share their code.

Recently, it is becoming apparent that StoryLine has some major shortcomings, and that Articulate has been slow in adding new features and enhancements in response to client requests. These include such things as a) inability to use with high-res monitors; b) no capability to e-mail results to admin or user; c) no feature to have background audio across all slides (see Chris' review); d) no capability to publish only HTML5 output; e) poor quality of HTML5 published output that does NOT work well on many mobile devices; f) no responsive design capability; g) no capability to send results to a database; h) very slow player response on timeline when synchronizing animations and no true scrubber; and several other issues.

In Nov. 2016, Articulate released 360 which bundled all of their current programs into one annual subscription (which is way too expensive for us to even consider). StoryLine 2 as a stand-alone product is still available and Articulate claims that StoryLine 3 will be available sometime in 2017. However, whether SL3 will address the major shortcomings of us and others, remains unknown.

Therefore, to meet our needs for course development in an ever changing technological environment, we are currently exploring alternative e-learning software development tools. Our leading candidate is Captivate 9. It appears to have all the features missing in StoryLine (and much more). Also, it appears that CP9 is a much better value.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 4.0/10

Rob W.
Industry: Alternative Medicine
Company size: Self Employed

Great software to create e-learning modules

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/10/02
Review Source: Capterra

Great software to create e-learning but to bad about some limitations.

Pros

I use this software to create e-learning modules for my students. I like the ease of use and the simple way things work. It is possible to create very complex modules and a beginner or someone not making a living from it; it can be used. Of course, you need other software/services to distribute the modules. The modules contain tests, audio, video, written text, and interactivity. I like the fact that it is offline because I can use it anywhere (often I do not have fast internet when traveling). Also, paying for the perpetual software in one go is a relief because paying a monthly fee is eventually much more expensive.

Cons

The inability to batch convert projects is a real bummer. You have to open each project file one by one and convert it. I do not understand why this has not been implemented yet. Another thing I do not like is the restrictions regarding tests. Tests can only contain 400 questions. It does seem enough, but in our school, we often have larger batches of questions of which randomly are selected a number of questions. The final problem is that support is generally not very helpful, and you need to figure out a lot by yourself. That is based on two experiences; however, both were quite bad.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

User recommendation
9/10
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Articulate 360 Pricing

Articulate 360 Pricing

Starting from
US$499,00/year
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Articulate 360 offers a 60-day free trial for new users, after which the software is available across 3 pricing tiers. Pricing - outlined below - scales with number of users.

Companies:
Team Plan - $1,299/per user (annually)

Freelancers:
Personal Plan - $999/per user (annually)
Team Plan - $1,299/per user (annually)

Academic:
Personal Plan - $499/per user (annually)
Team Plan - $649/per user (annually)

Articulate 360 offers a 60-day free trial for new users, after which the software is available across 3 pricing tiers. Pricing - outlined below - scales with number of users.

Companies:
Team Plan - $1,299/per user (annually)

Freelancers:
Personal Plan - $999/per user (annually)
Team Plan - $1,299/per user (annually)

Academic:
Personal Plan - $499/per user (annually)
Team Plan - $649/per user (annually)

Value for Money
4,3/5
Based on 380 user ratings
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Articulate 360 Features

Articulate 360 Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Assessment Management
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Blended Learning
Calendar Management
Communication Management
Content Management
Course Authoring
Customizable Branding
Data Import/Export
Learning Management
Progress Reports
Progress Tracking
Reporting & Statistics
Self Service Portal
Third Party Integration
Features
4,5/5
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Additional information for Articulate 360

Additional information for Articulate 360

Key features of Articulate 360

  • Gamification
  • Interactive Content
  • Storyboarding
  • Template Management

Articulate 360 FAQs

Articulate 360 FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Articulate 360.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Articulate 360 offer?

Articulate 360 offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$499,00/year

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Articulate 360 offers a 60-day free trial for new users, after which the software is available across 3 pricing tiers. Pricing - outlined below - scales with number of users. Companies: Team Plan - $1,299/per user (annually) Freelancers: Personal Plan - $999/per user (annually) Team Plan - $1,299/per user (annually) Academic: Personal Plan - $499/per user (annually) Team Plan - $649/per user (annually)

Q. What are the main features of Articulate 360?

Articulate 360 offers the following features:

  • Gamification
  • Interactive Content
  • Storyboarding
  • Template Management

Q. Who are the typical users of Articulate 360?

Articulate 360 has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Freelancers, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does Articulate 360 support?

Articulate 360 supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does Articulate 360 offer?

Articulate 360 has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does Articulate 360 support mobile devices?

Articulate 360 supports the following devices:

Android, iPad

Q. What other apps does Articulate 360 integrate with?

We do not have any information about what integrations Articulate 360 has

Q. What level of support does Articulate 360 offer?

Articulate 360 offers the following support options:

Online Support, FAQs, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Video Tutorials