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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

E-learning Uncovered

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.

Updated Comparison of E-Learning Authoring Tools

E-learning Uncovered

With the release of Studio ’13 a few weeks ago, I thought it would be a good time to update my authoring tool comparison grid. In this post, I’ll focus on how Articulate Studio’s comparison has changed. Because of that, I’m going to put it ahead of Captivate, since Captivate still has a decent list of features that don’t work in HTML5. But I won’t give Captivate a 4.

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.

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.

Staying Relevant in E-Learning in 2014

E-learning Uncovered

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.

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Is Lectora Still Relevant?

E-learning Uncovered

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

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)

Experiencing eLearning

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.

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!

E-learning Authoring Tools: The Civil War

CommLab India

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.

8 eLearning Quiz Design Tips

eLearningArt

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!

E-learning Uncovered

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.)

Designing eLearning for iPads – Webinar Recording and Q&A

Upside Learning

– 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.

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Top 11 to 20 Authoring Tools for 2013

eLearning 24-7

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.

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This Week on #BLPLearn: Authoring Tools and eLearning Examples

Bottom-Line Performance

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.

Leverage the Benefits of Rapid Authoring Tools

CommLab India

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.

More LMS Options for Associations on a Budget

aLearning

Vignettes Learning   offers LMSSimplify, which they describe as enabling you to “construct and publish online learning programs developed with Articulate, Captivate, Flash, Lectora, and other authoring tools, register participants, assign curricula, set up training schedules and alerts, build pre- and post-tests and multiple methods of reviews, tests, and evaluations. Tags: LMS LCMS product comparison reports resources And the emails just keep coming in! product, which is primarily a tracking and reporting system. Easy peasy. Small association chapters for example.

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A Big Week for E-Learning Authoring Tools

E-learning Uncovered

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

Learning Visions

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 www.adobe.com/products Captivate www.adobe.com/products/captivate Articulate www.articulate.com Lectora www.lectora.com Udutu www.udutu.com Raptivity www.raptivity.com Atlantic Link www.atlantic-link.co.uk 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

Tony Karrer

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.

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Tony Karrer

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

Will at Work Learning

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!