Articulate Storyline 2: Advantages / Disadvantages

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First released in 2012, Articulate Storyline uses professional looking interfaces, which possess a vast variety of tools that enable first time users to make professional looking multimedia interfaces. In addition, Storyline 2 is currently being used by more than 48,000 organisations across 151 different countries (Articulate.com, 2016).

 

Articulate Storyline 2 - User Interface

Articulate Storyline 2, User Interface
(Source: Articulate.com, 2016)

Advantages:

  • Fully customizable templates come pre-installed with this tool, giving course designers ample choice for selecting visual elements
  • 47500 possible combinations of expressions, poses, photographic characters and illustrated characters
  • Supports all popular video formats including, wma, xvid, dvix etc.
  • Ability to record screens and perform instant software simulations
  • Support from experts via online forums and web chat
  • Built-in screen recording capabilities, which helps to keep overall costs down

Disadvantages:

  • Languages are limited to only six types
  • Extremely slow when saving large projects of file size in excess of 500 MB
  • High Cost could be a concern
  • Lacks full support while publishing to HTML5 and Flash
  • Compatibility issues when importing and using vector graphics
  • Lacking the essential text-to-speech capability

Please note these views are based on our experience with the tool during development of the courses and not necessarily be true for all. However, these are some of the generic observations from our end. Please feel free to add/correct if we have missed on anything.

 

Author:
Hands-on, dynamic and energetic executive, Amol has a multi-year experience in diverse technology industries and functions, in both Sales and Marketing and Operations. Engineer by graduate and an MBA professional, he started his career in 2004 as a Regional Sales Manager for one of the largest US MNC based out of India continues to live his passion for sales till date. Currently an eLearning and LMS consultant and & Board Member of Knowzies Technology Solutions, his responsibility is to manage the company's growth in the Americas, India and APAC, and encourage its Global expansion through his network of 1000+ qualified Elearning and SaaS experts. Amol is a serial blogger and a have delivered many webinar’s in his past engagements. He likes to write largely about latest eLearning technology trends, mobile learning, and learning technologies. His passion for eLearning makes him the perfect blend for designing solutions for large enterprises especially where the cost is the constraint. Prior to his current venture, Amol had a blast leading the International Business Operations for various leading LMS and eLearning organisations globally. Amol successfully managed a talented pool of professionals and partner companies (Channel network implementation) enabling the acquisition of many leading enterprises. A solid credo in business ethics and knowledge sharing are its key business drivers. He is what the Urban Dictionary would call a straight shooter, enjoys playing cards on the table and doesn't deal with fuss. Big in creating new connections and value to its network (because the network is quite everything), he is hungry for innovation and falls in love for true out-of-the-box thinkers. Cricket and food are superior passions. Loves the family and is blessed with two happening daughters and a caring wife. Over weekends you will find him in kitchen experimenting with new dishes. In case of any queries, you can reach to him on amol@knowzies.com.
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