Posted by Caitlin McKeown
For creating slide-based e-learning, Articulate Storyline and Microsoft Powerpoint (with or without Articulate Presenter) are both powerful tools, and share many of the same features. However, there are some distinct benefits to choosing one over the other, depending on what is needed for your project. Here are the strengths and limitations of each to help you make your choice:
The bottom line
Both are great and flexible tools. And luckily they integrate well, so you can take advantage of the benefits of both. For me, if a project is going to be high interaction or high animation, Storyline is the superior tool. If something is going to be very linear and straightforward but has a lot of graphics or tables involved, Powerpoint is the better tool.
In my perfect world, the next new feature from each of these products would be:
Storyline releases a table tool! Never again will I need to tediously build a table using rectangles!
Powerpoint introduces a timeline! Say goodbye to that confusing animation pane! It doesn’t have to be as dynamic as Storyline, but something in real-time would be a step in the right direction!