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Course Authoring Tools for eLearning Developers and the masses

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Articulate Storyline – Great product – read my review here - yeah, they pitch it for masses and yeah they can do some things, but this is really for developers and instructional designers. Articulate Storyline - Yes, an Articulate product in the running – and no the end of the world is not coming. Tools these days come in three flavors. combination of both.

Fears of the Course Authoring Tool Market

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Long has tools such as Studio and Captivate been on the higher side, the same can be said for vendors such as Rapid Intake and dominKnow. Articulate Storyline – $1,398 per license (they seem to be into the “everything must go” marketing angle where a “until the end of the month” is becoming a staple. Rapid Intake – Talk about price increase.

Review: Course Review and Comment Systems

E-learning Uncovered

thought it would be a good time to review its capabilities along with that of two similar products: Adobe Captivate Reviewer and REVIEW by Rapid Intake. REVIEW by Rapid Intake has the advantage of letting you upload Captivate, Lectora, Articulate, Flash, and ProForm content, whereas Lectora’s reviewer only works with Lectora content and Captivate only works with Captivate content.

New E-Learning Rankings: Authoring Tools

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This solution reminds me of Articulate Studio in terms of its capabilities, but at a lower cost. The simple version could be used with someone who has limited tech skills, but I still believe that is ideal for instructional designers and developers. #2 Articulate Storyline – I have to say that they are quite close to taking the number one spot, but they fall just a tad short.

15 Authoring Tools For mEnabling Your eLearning For iPads

Upside Learning

Articulate Storyline. One of the best tools, if you are already using Articulate, to convert your existing (Articulate based) courses to run on iPads, other tablets and mobile devices. This cloud-based solution from Rapid Intake is an easy-to-use mLearning development solution. So here’s a few – 15 actually! Adobe Edge Animate. And the icing on the cake?

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New Authoring tool rankings #11 to #20

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As noted on the Top 10 list, this is for February. A new update will be July and then the final in December. #20 eLab - The user interface is intriguing and enables anyone to build a course, without having the typical “ooh that looks so lame” with some rapid content authoring tools. Okay, let’s move on. #14 Callidus Cloud – Rapid Intake. Task management.

Easily Create eLearning Games and Interactions

eLearning Brothers

The Interaction Builder is online software that quickly creates Flash games and interactions that are easily imported into your rapid eLearning authoring tool. Articulate Presenter. Articulate Storyline. Rapid Intake (Unison and Proform). Building interactions is easy. Create everything online and then download a file to insert into your course. Over 100 themes.

First Look at Rapid Intake REVIEW™: Helping Speed Up e-Learning QA by Bill Brandon

Learning Solutions Magazine

Here is a just-released Web-based tool that supports collaborative review of courses authored in Articulate, Captivate, Lectora, and ProForm. In organizations that use more than one authoring tool, managing review of e-Learning projects can be a real challenge.

A practical guide to creating learning scenarios: part 4

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This scenario, produced using the Rapid Intake tool, provides you with a traffic light indicator of how well you are doing as you progress through. And thanks to Garin Hess at Rapid Intake for this example, which shows how comprehensive feedback can be provided at the end of the scenario. Our focus us here is on what it means for a scenario to be branching.

Best of the Best: Content Authoring Tools

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– This is a tool that for fans of Articulate who may want some additional capabilities might enjoy. Yes, it offers the social learning authoring features – robust actually, which most vendors in this space does not, but it has added task management and PENS. #7 Rapid Intake Unison – One of the first RCATs to offer collaborative capabilities on the net. Offers collaborative features such as peer to peer review. #1 Rapid Intake mLearning Studio – RI makes three products. Articulate  Studio – Stale. Here are my criteria.

New mLearning Authoring Tools – Wave #2

mLearning Trends

Storyline from Articulate. actually got to check out the new Storyline application from Articulate running in pre-beta form this past week and it is impressive and promising on many fronts. mLearning Studio from Rapid Intake. This first post will focus on LS2011 and I’ll post again on CTIA tomorrow. The Learning Solutions 2011 Event. slide to slide hyperlinks).

State of the Authoring Tool Industry 2015

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Rapid Intake (now Litmos Author) had this ability more than four years ago. Storyline2 by Articulate -The product has some pluses, but while it did a few nice things, I was wanting more. HTML5, lots of actions/scripts capabilities, still has that “retro” look of past days of authoring tools (pre-rapid take off).  . The new and cool.  Want a stunner?  Trends.

PPT courses to the iPAD - Which way to go?

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I recently experimented with various methods of getting aPPT course developed with Articulate Presenter to the iPAD. HTML Articulate player from eLearning Enhanced: Works great. link] PPT2Video from Wondershare – strip out all the Articulate elements and insert audio on the page. link] mLearning Studio from Rapid Intake - Can't wait for this to come out! Just wish they had a quiz component (it's in the works). link] Flash on iPAD from iSwifter– works ok. Don’t try doing anything else while the program translates the file into video.

Capturing and Consolidating SME Feedback

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Upload your course to your REVIEW™ account, then anyone on your team can login from any location and leave feedback on any Articulate, Captivate, Lectora, or ProForm course. Rapid Intake REVIEW™ will track feedback notes, threaded comments, and more in one centralized location, making it easy to ensure everything is taken care of before it goes live to your learners. This tool is designed for Articulate users to easily capture eLearning course feedback. There are many online browser-based authoring tools that make the review process easy and seamless. REVIEW™.

7 Learning Industry Websites You Need To Know

LearnDash

The site was created by (and is still managed) by Rapid Intake, a big industry SaaS player for e-Learning design and hosting. Articulate e-Learning Heros. Some of these may be obvious to you, while others may surprise you. Of course, this doesn't mean that you need to visit them daily; pick the ones that speak to you and run with them. 1. The e-Learning Guild. Tweet.

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Ten tips to build interactivity

eFront

Among the current key rapid authoring tools are: Adobe Captivate – Not for the dilettante, being priced at some £1,750. Articulate – The Storyline product is proving popular but is still closely allied to converting PowerPoint into Flash. Mohive could be said to sit in the market above Articulate and Captivate and below Lectora and Raptivity. Rapid Intake and Easy Generator – A cloud-hosted tool, supporting both Flash and HTML5 outputs but, at present, with limited creativity and interaction functionality. eLearning Guest post Learning Tools rapid authoring

Golf Challenge eLearning Flash Game Template

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We have just released another awesome rapid eLearning Flash game template. Made to work within most rapid elearning software (Articulate Presenter, Adobe Captivate, Rapid Intake, Adobe Presenter, and more). Tags: Articulate Featured Templates This template is super easy to update/customize within Flash…even for the non-flash developer.

BootCamp Challenge Flash Game Template

eLearning Brothers

Made to work within most rapid elearning software (Articulate Presenter, Adobe Captivate, Rapid Intake, Adobe Presenter, and more). Tags: Articulate Featured Templates You got it…another awesome Flash eLearning game template to spice up your online training courses. Just like all our other games, this is super easy to update/customize in Flash.

How can e-Learning, or computer based training, be more effective? [Quora]

Aaron Silvers

By 2005, tools began to emerge that took these design/development patterns and forged them into products (turning the heuristic of how e-learning was framed into an algorithm that could make it efficient) for end users to rapidly develop e-learning content; this resulted in tools like Captivate, Lectora, Rapid Intake, Articulate, etc. Any guesses why?

Cutout People Pictures for eLearning Development

eLearning Brothers

Each eLearning clipped out people photo pack can easily be used within most rapid elearning software (Articulate Presenter, Adobe Captivate, Lectora, Rapid Intake, Adobe Presenter, Adobe Flash, PowerPoint and many more). Do you ever need eLearning clipped out people photos for your courses? You’re in luck! We’ve shot the same models in dozens of poses and removed the background so you can create your own scenarios. See the People Cutout Images.

E-Learning Takeaways

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Articulate has told me that they have an issue with Windows 8 for both Storyline and Studio, but are working on fixing it. Desktop authoring tool vendors who realized this thing was fast approaching are: Articulate. Articulate Storyline, Articulate Studio 13 when launched will be able to do so too. Callidus Cloud – Rapid Intake Authoring Suite. 12-21-2012. For some people ominous times are ahead of us. Authoring Tools. In my newest directory, I have 138 vendors. Of those: 45 are SaaS based. 37 support m-learning. 12 output to HTML5. cm-Group.

How to Buy a LMS

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RCAT – Rapid Content Authoring Tool. It is called rapid because you can build quickly without any real tech skill sets.  Common brands under RCAT – Articulate, Lectora, Captivate, Rapid Intake, dominKnow Claro. Before you jump into purchasing a LMS it makes sense to cover the basics, understand the jargon, decide if you want to go it alone or hire a consultant and last but not least realize you are not alone in the process. Jargon. The industry uses a lot of jargon and it is easy to become confused.  Learning- Mobile Learning. Not true. See RCAT.

Flash Interactions Pack: Grunge

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Made to work within most rapid elearning software (Articulate Presenter, Adobe Captivate, Rapid Intake, Adobe Presenter, PowerPoint and more). ncluded in this PACK are over 30 amazing Flash based templates that are super easy to update. Instructions are included within each of the files. Learning Templates.

Flash Interactions Pack: Clean Corporate

eLearning Brothers

Made to work within most rapid elearning software (Articulate Presenter, Adobe Captivate, Rapid Intake, Adobe Presenter, PowerPoint and more). Included in this PACK are over 30 amazing Flash based templates that are super easy to update. Instructions are included within each of the files. Learning Templates.

Flash Interactions Pack: Pulsing Dots

eLearning Brothers

Made to work within most rapid elearning software (Articulate Presenter, Adobe Captivate, Rapid Intake, Adobe Presenter, PowerPoint and more). Included in this PACK are over 30 amazing Flash based templates that are super easy to update. Instructions are included within each of the files. Learning Templates.

The content creator’s toolkit 2012: part 2

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While some tools, such as Adobe Captivate, Lectora and Articulate Studio, are relative all-rounders, some are more specialist. For example, Camtasia is a great tool for producing screencasts, Caspian Learning’s Thinking Worlds lets you develop immersive, 3D learning environments, and the new Articulate Storyline is geared to the development of learning scenarios. However, other tools, such as Rapid Intake’s Unison and Edvantage’s CourseBuilder, that run online in the cloud, are geared towards a team approach to authoring. It works the way you want to work.

Latest E-Learning News and Notes

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Learning 24/7 and E-Learning TV presents: Rapid Course Authoring Tool Shootout. Articulate Presenter and Quizmaker. Rapid Intake Unison. authoring tools blog content authoring tool Craig Weiss E-Learn Info e-learning e-learning vendors elearning elearning 24/7 LMS m-learning rapid content authoring tool content authoring tools craig weiss elearning vendors online learning rapid content authoring toolsThen going forward, each Tuesday a new blog posting will appear. The action can be seen courtesy of E-Learning TV via the net and on YouTube. Lectora.

Rapid eLearning Templates

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Most of the templates can easily be used in most rapid elearning software (Articulate Presenter, Adobe Captivate, Rapid Intake, Adobe Presenter, and more). Learn more about rapid eLearning templates. eLearningTemplates.com is a service to provide only high-quality, extremely interactive, easy to use, low-cost template solutions for other eLearning professionals. The goal is to provide you with some amazing assets to help you develop some amazing training.

eLearning Flash Game Template Bundle

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Made to work within most rapid elearning software (Articulate Presenter, Adobe Captivate, Rapid Intake, Adobe Presenter, PowerPoint and more). Your templates are really excellent add-ons to the Articulate software I am using.&# ~ Peter M. Tags: Articulate Featured Flash Products Templates On Sale for $650 (Sells separately for $800). Actionscript 2.0.

Amazing eLearning Flash Template Bundle

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Made to work within most rapid elearning software (Articulate Presenter, Adobe Captivate, Rapid Intake, Adobe Presenter, PowerPoint and more). Your templates are really excellent add-ons to the Articulate software I am using.&# ~ Peter M. Tags: Articulate Featured Flash Products Templates Now only $750. Specs: Files included: Fla and.swf. Actionscript 2.0.

Flash Quiz Tools

Tony Karrer

But, I could quickly link to the sites to find out more and finally recommended that they should look at: Articulate Quizmaker allows you to easily create Flash-based quizzes, surveys, and assessments. Rapid Intake Flashform Rapid eLearning Studio creates interactive Flash-based AICC or SCORM-conformant e-learning courseware. Update June 2008 - added one free flash quiz tool based on a question I received. This tool is listed at the bottom. client wanted to create online quizzes that would live inside of a larger site. New tool added June 2008 - Class Marker - Free.

ShootOut Challenge Flash Game Template

eLearning Brothers

Made to work within most rapid elearning software (Articulate Presenter, Adobe Captivate, Rapid Intake, Adobe Presenter, and more). Reuse This is a Flash based template that is super easy to update. Instructions are included within the files. Each Each template is fully customizable in Flash (we give you the.fla Flash source file). Made Reuse the templates over and over again in multiple courses…or even other websites and presentations. Learning Templates.

Spy Challenge eLearning Flash Game Template

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Made to work within most rapid elearning software (Articulate Presenter, Adobe Captivate, Rapid Intake, Adobe Presenter, PowerPoint and more). Another great Flash eLearning game template from e-LearningTemplates.com. This is a Flash based template that is super easy to update. Each template is fully customizable in Flash (we give you the.fla Flash source file).

Times are changing – trends in the content authoring tool market

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As the rapid content authoring market continues to grow, new features and capabilities are equally growing.  2010, there was only a tiny few vendors who offered online collaborative and peer review features.  In just six months since then, the numbers have grown rapidly. The rapid increase in mobile learning is tied directly to tablets. Sims – built in simulation tools targeting the rapid content authoring tool market and thus experience within that space, is expanding. For the most part, that is a great thing, but as you are about to read, some are not. Apple.

Authoring Tools- The DevLearn Experience

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suspected that the expo would feature a large quantity of rapid content authoring tools.  I wasn’t disappointed. While most people were oohing and awwing over Articulate’s Storyline, virtually no one was checking out Sh!FT’s Back in 2000, the knock on rapid content authoring tools were they “pre-template” driven solutions. One such vendor is Rapid Intake. The next version of Articulate Studio will output to HTML5. Yet, the timetable for its actual launch is still not known (Articulate has said it will be Dec. 2011).

Latest E-Learning Trends – Some good, some bad

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love this trend, because it clearly says that the rapid content authoring tool vendors are becoming innovative and are seeing the market. Rapid Intake mLearning Studio is near launch.  I have been privvy to see the inner workings of their mLearning studio, including the output of HTML5 video in a course, and it frankly is impressive. Articulate. Once Articulate launches, I suspect you will see a greater swath of vendors adding it to their feature sets. are telling me of problems when they try to use a SWF from the program into Articulate.  good thing?

Answering your LMS Questions

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Authoring Tools. Q: I use Articulate, Rapid Intake and other 3rd party authoring tools, will they work in any LMS? A: Nearly all. How many of you have posted questions regarding LMSs on Quora, Linkedin or the various other social media sites available on the net? How many of you have had hundreds of comments as a result of these questions, and than rather than solve it, create only more confusion? How many of you have seen vendors respond to your questions?  How many times have you wished they didn’t? Use my 90/10 rule. They won’t be. Want a native app?