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Updated E-Leaning Authoring Tools Comparison

E-learning Uncovered

With the release of Adobe Captivate 8 a few weeks back, I thought I would update our popular—and often controversial—comparison grid on the major authoring tools. As always, the information contained within this comparison is based solely on my opinions. The only notable change since my last comparison is in the mobile category. Notable Changes.

E-Learning Authoring Tool Comparison

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We get lots of questions about our opinion on the major e-learning authoring tools.  A while back, I did a comparison grid to help outline the key differences.  Notes: Price:  Captivate is the most affordable at $899, with a subscription model that is even more affordable if you only use Captivate occasionally or if you upgrade every year.  Captivate is close behind. 

Updated E-Learning Authoring Tools Comparison

E-learning Uncovered

The last 14 months saw an upgrade of every single tool in our comparison!  With these new changes, I thought it was time to update our popular—and often controversial—authoring tools comparison. Since the last comparison about six months ago, Articulate Storyline got a bump up in the animations department.  This is enough for them to overtake Captivate.  Notable Changes.

Six Points of Comparison – Captivate 9 vs. Lectora 17

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This will not only help you make a comparison between the tools , but also help you decide which one will best suit your design needs. In this blog, we will compare the latest versions of two authoring tools – Lectora Inspire 17 and Adobe Captivate 9. The screen casting feature in Captivate is user-friendly. Lectora 17 vs. Captivate 9. Lectora Inspire 17.

Articulate Storyline 2, Adobe Captivate 9 & Lectora Inspire 16: The Infinity War

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In my previous blog, E-learning Authoring Tools: The Civil War , we have seen the comparison between the top three preferred e-learning rapid authoring tools – Articulate Storyline 2, Adobe Captivate 9, and Lectora Inspire 16. Adobe Captivate 9. Lectora Inspire 16. Requires more training than Storyline & Captivate. Articulate Storyline 2.

Articulate, Captivate and Lectora – Do they deserve your praise?

eLearning 24-7

wasn’t thunderstruck, but what I was surprised at was the number of folks who had or were about to purchase the well known authoring tools in the market, Articulate, Captive and Lectora. Adobe Captivate. Lectora. Adobe Captivate. Lectora. Just as with Captivate and Articulate, Lectora has a huge following of loyal customers and they continue to attract more customers all the time. In comparison to the other products listed here, I’ve never been a fan of the authoring tool. They were hungry to know more information.

Storyline, Captivate, Lectora – An Evaluation Checklist of 3 Rapid Authoring Tools

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We will now evaluate the 3 widely used rapid authoring tools –  Articulate Storyline 2 , Adobe Captivate 9 , and Lectora Inspire 16 , based on the features listed by the report. Adobe Captivate 9. Lectora Inspire 16. Go through the table for a quick comparison of the features when you need to zero-in on a tool for your online courses. Features. USD 1398.

Lectora 12 – Moving Ahead and Catching Up

E-learning Uncovered

When Lectora 12 was released in early December, there weren’t too many surprises, as most of the new features were previewed at the Lectora User Conference in April. We expect these new features will save us time on development, as we previously had to use external tools to create the effects that are now available natively in Lectora 12. Upcoming Events & Webinars.

Event Recap: Lectora User Conference 2015

E-learning Uncovered

Back in May, I presented at the 11 th annual Lectora User Conference. My presentation was all about using Lectora’s status indicator object and showcasing unique, but easily implemented, uses for it within courses. A few lucky participants walked away with our recently released E-Learning Uncovered: Lectora 12 book.  If you weren’t able to attend, you can download my presentation here.

Authoring Tool/ Framework Selection for Responsive eLearning Development: Comparative Summary Update

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A few weeks back, we presented a feature-wise comparison of six responsive authoring tools: Adapt, Evolve, gomo, Elucidat, Captivate 9, and Lectora 16. eLearning Adapt Articulate 360 Articulate 360 Rise Authoring Tools Comparative Summary Captivate 9 Elucidat Evolve gomo Lectora 16 Responsive Authoring ToolsIt just so happened that around that time, Articulate 360 was launched. And it contained a new responsive authoring tool called Rise. Our team immediately started exploring Rise and created a couple […].

ID and e-Learning Links (2/24/14)

Experiencing eLearning

Comparison of Lectora, Storyline, and Captivate. Some good details I haven’t seen elsewhere, like how each program loads the framework and content and how that affects performance. A few inaccuracies (you can still create a non-ADA compliant course in Lectora even if you check the 508 box, for example). tags: e-learning lectora captivate storyline html5 m-learning. The eLearning Guild Releases 2014 Global eLearning Salary & Compensation Report by News Editor : Learning Solutions Magazine. 2014 Salary survey results plus calculator.

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Authoring Tool/ Framework Selection for Responsive eLearning Development: Articulate 360 Rise

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We recently published a series of posts that discussed six responsive authoring tools ( Adapt, Evolve, gomo, Elucidat, Captivate 9, and Lectora 16 ) and concluded with seventh post that presented a feature-wise comparison of these tools. Just about then, Articulate released its latest version, Articulate 360, which includes several tools and resources. We shared […]. eLearning Articulate Rise Articulate Rise Features Articulate Rise Limitations Responsive Authoring Tools

Staying Relevant in E-Learning in 2014

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Lectora User’s Conference : March 31 – April 4, 2014, Los Angeles, CA. And we’re now offering free webinars, starting with a comparison of e-learning authoring tools on January 31 from 12pm to 1pm EST. The Articulate , Adobe , and Lectora websites are also good resources when looking for training on authoring tools. Although the Lectora forum and the Captivate forum do not have quite as many contributors, you will find quality information on each of these, too. There are groups for Lectora , Captivate , and Articulate Storyline and Studio.


Authoring Tool Comparison – Updated!

E-learning Uncovered

Well, we knew we’d have to keep our authoring tool comparison grid updated as the market changes, but we didn’t think it would be outdated within a week! Last week, Adobe announced the release of Adobe Captivate 5.5. Changes that affect our comparison include the ability to publish to mobile friendly devices (including Apple iOS) and some new graphics features such as the ability to create gradients and rotate shapes. As such, we’ve promoted a few of the other scores for Captivate, such as complex branching, course interface, and customized navigation.

ID and e-Learning Links (7/6/14)

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Updated E-Learning Authoring Tools Comparison – E-Learning Uncovered. tags: e-learning tools captivate lectora Storyline articulate articulatestudio. 8 Books To Read Before Your Next eLearning Project. different reading list than many I’ve seen, with several selections outside of the main learning field. I’ve only read one of these eight books. tags: highered instructionaldesign e-learning newid psychology readinglist. Report Card: Gamification in Learning (What Works?) by Carol Leaman : Learning Solutions Magazine. Random number generator. tags: tools.

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Is Lectora Still Relevant?

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Lectora celebrated the release of version 11 last week.  While this release was much anticipated amongst the Lectora faithful, what about the rest of the industry?  I’ve seen Lectora left off a number of Top 10 lists lately.  And with a heavy conference and social presence of newer tools such as Articulate Storyline and ZebraZapps, is anyone still talking about Lectora

E-learning Authoring Tools: The Civil War

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Among these, the three widely preferred e-learning rapid authoring tools are Articulate Storyline 2, Adobe Captivate 9, and Lectora Inspire 16. Here is a comparison table to help you understand each tool’s advanced features and choose the one that fulfills your requirements. Adobe Captivate 9. Lectora Inspire 16. Let’s face it! Articulate Storyline 2.

E-Learning 101: Straightforward Answers to Fundamental Questions—Part 2

ATD Learning Technologies

What are the key differences between Captivate, Articulate Storyline, and Articulate Studio? In October 2013, an eLearning Guild report showed the most common authoring tools were Adobe Captivate, TechSmith Camtasia, Articulate Storyline, Articulate Studio, and Trivantis Lectora, and those tools are still leaders in this market. Learning Authoring Tools. Course Design. BRAVO!

The Top 3 Aspects of Articulate 360 You Must Know

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Adobe Captivate and Lectora have already launched the responsive design feature. Click to view the complete list of new features along with a comparison with Storyline 2 and 1 features. b)  Rise (rs) : This web-based application can produce fully responsive design courses. Lectora and Captivate provide fully responsive design courses but there are some bugs.

Confused with learning technologies? Choose your best option

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Have a look at the comparison here  Should LMS Administration be done In-House or Outsourced? 2.  You also have other popular authoring tools such as Lectora or Captivate which can produce responsive content.  Lectora provides both desktop and online versions. Comparison between desktop vs online  Claro Vs. Storyline – E-learning Software Comparison.

Leverage the Benefits of Rapid Authoring Tools

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Compared to courses created using the old authoring tools- Flash, Dreamweaver, XML/HTML and JavaScript which are called legacy tools, rapid authoring tools have an edge here is a comparison of their features: Feature. Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, and Lectora Inspire help translate courses quickly and effectively. Rapid authoring tools. Legacy authoring tools. Tedious.

8 eLearning Quiz Design Tips


Here’s a side-by-side comparison of Jackie’s freeform quiz vs a traditional quiz. You may not know it, but most of the good quiz authoring tools (Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, Lectora Inspire, etc) give you total control over your quiz design. What do you picture when I say the words “eLearning Quiz?”. Are you seeing a question with multiple choice answers?

Are you using Steroids? May you should be!

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In other words, using PhoneGap, you can use the HTML5 content published from tools like Captivate, Articulate, or Lectora to create native smartphone and tablet apps for the mobile devices of your choice. June 20, 2014 |  Free Webinar: Authoring Tools Comparison. It also makes testing your newly-created apps a breeze! PhoneGap is an open-source (a.k.a. Lion) or greater.)

Top 11 to 20 Authoring Tools for 2013

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So, stand up and say, “I’m a trend setter”, then run quickly out the door – you never know who is spying on you. #20 Lectora Inspire. Honestly, I wish they would do more with their “online” version, in comparison but they have not. where Lectora is based). Adobe Captivate. Fun Features. Comes with Flypaper 3.9, Learning Curve. SCORM.

This Week on #BLPLearn: Authoring Tools and eLearning Examples

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We are already familiar with the 3 authoring tools discussed – Storyline, Captivate, and Lectora. This post interests me because it attempts to draw some comparisons between the three for somewhat (but not completely) similar projects. #BLPLearn is our way of saving all of the great content our team curates… and sharing it with the wider community. Check back every Thursday.

E-Learning Uncovered | Blog

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Follow Us on Twitter Sign Up For Our Mailing List Subscribe to the RSS Feed Contact Us E-Learning Uncovered E-Learning Uncovered Home Concept to Execution Articulate Lectora Other Topics Blog Custom Development Review of Snap! by Lectora – a PowerPoint authoring tool à la Articulate. Read full story • Comments { 2 } Authoring Tool Comparison – Updated! update.

Designing eLearning for iPads – Webinar Recording and Q&A

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– Do you have price comparisons for app vs. responsive web design? A: Need of standardization for responsive design varies based on what you are designing for, what is the content-type and which devices you are considering. Can we publish HTML5 from Lectora? A: Yes. If we purchase your LMS, will u help developing HTML5 product in Lectora? Do let us know what you think.

Fantastic Five: Know Your E-learning Development Tools

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Adobe Captivate. Adobe Captivate 9 (the latest version of the tool) is one of the top development tools available to create interactive e-learning courses. Interactive storyboards: Adobe Captivate Draft allows you to create interactive storyboards. Lectora Inspire. Provides less flexibility for customization compared to Storyline and Captivate. Adobe Flash.

eLearning: xAPI is Geek Free and Ready to Go

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Adobe Captivate, the DominKnow suite, Lectora, and Articulate Storyline all offer publishing capability for xAPI. They each provide a basic level of page and interaction tracking via xAPI, with DominKnow and Lectora offering even more flexibility around the creation of activity statements.  Here's a slide I presented at the 2016 ATD ICE conference in Denver. 

A Big Week for E-Learning Authoring Tools

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Here’s a list of the new features as well as a comparison between the two.  Demand has grown for our seminars and webinars on Studio, Storyline, Captivate, and Lectora.  If you are an expert on at least two of these and are a fantastic trainer, then we want to talk to you.  Lots of good stuff happening this week!  On Monday, Articulate announced their much-anticipated release of Studio ’13, which includes Presenter, Engage, and Quizmaker along with a new video utility called Replay.  You do need to be a member of the Guild to access the report.  Follow dpelkins.

e-Learning Authoring Tools Crash Course -- Follow Up

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eLearning Authoring Tools Mind Map A month or two ago I asked for your input to create a collaborative comparison of different products on the market. We flashed through the list and then took a closer look at these tools, along with a few examples along the way: Flash Captivate Articulate Lectora Udutu Raptivity Atlantic Link Here are some of the resources I promised to post. asked "What do you use it for?,

Using Text-to-Speech in an eLearning Course

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general approach in which developers use any standard authoring tool such as Articulate or Lectora and use stand-alone TTS on-demand services/products to create audio files that are then linked or embedded in the presentation. In later posts, we’ll get into more specific comparisons of TTS vs. human narration. What tools are immediately available? TTS Integrated. eLearning Technology.

Top eLearning Posts

Tony Karrer

Presentation - ASTD OC 972 1 6 Risk of Identity Theft Due to Social Networking and Blogging 46 4 6 Time Spent on Blogging 16 2 6 Video Format Comparison - Flash - WMV - Quicktime - Real 880 2 5 Free Online Conference - Corporate Learning: Trends and Innovations 814 8 5 DevLearn - Ken Robinson Keynote 276 5 5 eLearning 2.0 Given the nomination , I'm not sure how much new traffic will come to check out this blog, but I know that it's always hard to come to a blog and get a sense of what the person talks about. This is the reason I created the First Time Visitor's Guide. bookmarks.

Will at Work Learning: Purchasing eLearning Tools? Consider Adobe!

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Here are a few of the things that made me wake up and take notice: Adobes update cycle on Captivate seems to be shrinking, as they are aggressively moving forward in the development of Captivate 4. Captivate is being used for many purposes, including the development of Podcasts, Advertising, etc. You can embed a working Captivate file into Adobe connect and then have webinar or online-learning participants each interact with Captivate objects. Captivate is one of few Adobe authoring tools that does not require programming skills. Consider Adobe!