Storyline is an extremely powerful new generation of advanced courseware making software developed by Articulate Global from China in 2012 (following the Articulate Studio 09). It is currently one of the most popular interactive e-learning multimedia courseware making tools in the industry. It’s both very simple for beginners and powerful enough for experts.
As a standalone (no need for Microsoft Office support), offline e-learning interactive courseware development tool, although the design philosophy of Storyline is still imitating other famous e-learning development tools such like Adobe Captivate, Lectora Inspire, Outstart Trainer, Composica with very high degree of personalization and freedom, it has absorbed some of the strengths of Articulate Studio. And, it has been widely praised by users around the world for its unique design, humanized UI design, rich materials library and simple operation method.
Storyline has unmatched revolutionary interaction features, the only limitation should be the user’s own imagination. It enables you to easily and quickly create almost any vivid and absorbing high-quality interactive courseware that you can imagine for any device to play in a matter of minutes. Compared with the traditional courseware made with PPT, Storyline not only comes with the interface, functions and features of PPT, but also adds slider, action path, timeline, trigger, variable and many other functions on its basis.
As for how to make a choice between Articulate Studio and Storyline, the method is as follows:
- If your course is mainly based on PPT, then you can choose to use Articulate Studio. You can use its set of software to create tests, courses, and interactive content.
- Storyline allows you to create e-learning lessons with a standalone app. With it, you can eventually create any kinds of tests, courses, interactive contents, software operation simulations, and more.