The decision to use Storyline vs Rise depends on many factors, including the type of content, level of customization, timelines, and internet bandwidth of your users. You may also consider whether you’d like your modules to integrate with your learning management system (LMS).
Articulate Storyline is formatted like an interactive PowerPoint presentation; there is a limited amount of content that can fit on one slide. Storyline is well-suited for content that requires high engagement from the learner, as it allows for high levels of customization and interactivity on slides (such as self-assessment questions, formative learning opportunities, interactive images, and animations). These modules are also able to communicate with the LMS gradebook. Due to high levels of interactivity, Storyline modules take longer to create.
Rise, on the other hand, is formatted like an interactive Word document or blog. Rise is well-suited for content that is more text heavy or has a strong narrative. It's a simpler tool with less customization compared to Storyline, but this also makes it faster to build a module. Rise modules are smaller in size than Storyline files, so they work well for learners with limited internet access. Rise modules are also screen-responsive, meaning that the screen size will adjust based on whether the learner is using a tablet, laptop, or cell phone. It is possible to have Storyline blocks within a Rise module, increasing the interactivity available, however, each Storyline block is its own unique Storyline file and so one must consider maintenance and storage of multiple files.