How to Select the Right eLearning Authoring Tools and Services

Hurix Digital

What is an eLearning Authoring Tool? An eLearning authoring tool is a software that developers use to package content, typically, multimedia content, and make it available to end users on the World Wide Web. While there are many tools available, it is advisable to choose one that supports e-learning content standards such as SCORM , AICC and CBT. Related: eLearning Authoring Tools: Why You Should Invest in them? .

The 10 Best MindTickle Alternatives

Continu

Here are a few of the cons and reasons to consider MindTickle Alternatives. Now that you know some of the challenges, here are 10 great MindTickle alternatives. Continu offers a versatile cloud-based interface and is one of the only LMS companies offering a blended learning tool for both online and classroom training. Continu is also an authoring tool which means companies can create training materials directly onto this platform without the aid of third parties.

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Top 15 Instructional Design Tools Ranked

Continu

Instructional design tools are key to creating, modifying, and shaping training materials. So searching for the correct instructional design tool is key to training success. If you are new to instructional design or are searching for a new tool, where do you begin? We’ve outlined 15 instructional design tools with our picks for the top three. Here are some tools to consider. So if you are a smaller business or a start-up, you may want to look for an alternative.

Articulate Rise, A Responsive Authoring Tool

LearnUpon

Business tools used to require you to download and run an application on your machine. For a comprehensive list of the best course creation options, check out our post on the top 12 eLearning authoring tools. You’re not required to download any software and it runs smoothly, on any device, through your browser. One of the biggest frustrations when using an authoring tool is that responsive courses can be difficult to create. SCORM 2004, AICC, or xAPI.

Articulate, Moodle, and SCORM

eLearning Blender

Click OK and Publish After publishing, compress all of the published files into a compressed Zip folder Moodle Settings: From the Moodle course site in Editing Mode, add a "SCORM/AICC" Activity. After selecting the "SCORM/AICC" activity, you will be able to upload the zipped folder of published articulate files. Hope this helps out and let me know if you have any questions or alternative approaches to using Articulate, Moodle, and SCORM.

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Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

Elearning development tools: only Adobe? Over the last ten years or so, major elearning developers have preferred to use tools like Flash, Authorware and Director from Adobe (earlier Macromedia). Is there an alternative to Flash? Should you be using rapid authoring tools?

Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

Elearning development tools: only Adobe? Over the last ten years or so, major elearning developers have preferred to use tools like Flash, Authorware and Director from Adobe (earlier Macromedia). Is there an alternative to Flash? Should you be using rapid authoring tools?

5 Advantages of using Adobe Captivate 9

CommLab India

Creating top-notch software simulations/tutorials has always been its biggest strength. With every version, Adobe makes improvements and also has some neat additions to the tool which make it easier to develop e-learning courseware. You can simply import your preferred assets right from within the tool and use them in your course in a seamless manner. Best-in-class screen capture capabilities for software simulations.

A Word from the OpenSesame Development Team

OpenSesame

Zig brings many years of Senior Software Engineering experience to the team. He has worked on many successful software projects in the past and is ready to take on the smart challenges the elearning industry brings. OpenSesame can now convert SCORM and AICC results to the new Tin Can format and forward these Tin Can statements to any 3rd party LRS (Learning Record Store). Soon, we will add the ability to load and deliver courses authored to the Tin Can specification.

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What is PENS?

Growth Engineering

You typically need to download your unit from the external authoring tool you built it in, then navigate to the right area of your LMS and upload it there. It works in conjunction with eLearning specifications, such as SCORM and AICC , to allow one-click publishing of content to an LMS. For it to work, both the LMS and the authoring tool need to be compatible with PENS. Without getting too technical, it all starts within your authoring tool.

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Too Little Time to Develop E-learning? Go for Rapid Development!

CommLab India

When they have a real and immediate training challenge to be addressed, most of them opt for rapid development tools. Apart from having a less turnaround time, rapid development is about using smart, sophisticated tools/software to craft e-learning courses swiftly, without compromising on quality. Speed is of the essence today, and rapid authoring tools make it possible to develop and deliver e-learning in a fraction of time needed for custom e-learning.

Ultimate eLearning terms you should know: Part 1 (A-L)

LearnUpon

AICC (Aviation Industry Computer-Based-Training Committee): The first official eLearning content standard, AICC was developed by the Aviation Industry CBT Committee in 1993 as a CD-ROM based standard. A predecessor to SCORM, AICC was difficult to work with and many steps were required to get content in the format running in an LMS. Authoring tool: Software used to develop content for online learning and training programs.

Questions to Ask Ur Prospective LMS Vendor

eLearning 24-7

Because if you are using a content authoring tool that is SCORM 2004, then you must find a system that is at least 2004. Your tool will not work with a 1.2. What about AICC? Unless you purchased a tool that is only AICC compliant, which in that case, time to ditch it and get another one. If you purchased an AICC only, then you have to find a system that is AICC compliant. It can be SCORM too, but the AICC is the key. .

The Building Blocks of a Successful e-Training Program

ICS Learning

You have many important decisions that need to be made ranging from issues related to the use of technology to required facilities to instructional design to software development and media production. IT professionals including network engineers, software developers, database engineers and technical support staff. Phase 4: Software Development. Environmental (hardware, software, bandwidth, etc.) Learning Content Management and Authoring Systems.

LIVE BLOG - Craig Weiss 'eLearning 2020' Seminar

Unicorn Training

Apps may then become more about UX than providing an offline alternative. New authoring tools and why? Challenges: consistency across building multiple courses across tools. Like to see: Language option diagnotics Non-linear Toolbox of tools depending on output required - no product out there that has toolbox yet. A lot of tools now converting Flash to HTML5 - big growth area for tools. Is LMS just a data gathering tool?

eLearning Thought Leaders: OpenSesame

eLearning Weekly

Our technology connects SCORM or AICC courses to any learning management system, enabling developers to focus their attentions on creating great courses instead of resolving technical hurdles.

Am I an LMS? And if so.

eLearning 24-7

The Alternative Vendors of Learning. Ability to upload a course built in a 3rd party authoring tool (not just PowerPoint, which uh, is not an authoring tool). SCORM 2004 3rd edition, SCORM 2004 4th edition, AICC, PENS, xAPI, CMI-5). Next week, I’m in London, but the post will be on the “Top 10 Authoring Tools for 2016” .

Am I an LMS? And if so.

eLearning 24-7

The Alternative Vendors of Learning. Ability to upload a course built in a 3rd party authoring tool (not just PowerPoint, which uh, is not an authoring tool). SCORM 2004 3rd edition, SCORM 2004 4th edition, AICC, PENS, xAPI, CMI-5). Next week, I’m in London, but the post will be on the “Top 10 Authoring Tools for 2016” .

Why are there so few eLearning millionaires?

Unicorn Training

There was no such thing as SCORM or AICC to worry about as there were no LMSs. You just needed a PC, a box of floppies, and a suitable authoring tool, along with some rudimentary instructional design skills. In this extract from a blog article, first published in Elearning Age in 2013, Peter Phillips looks at the commercial development of bespoke eLearning, and its growth from a small fragmented cottage industry into today’s much larger fragmented cottage industry.

Two Ships Passing in the Night

Breakthrough eLearning

There is an inordinate focus on software systems (e.g. software tools (e.g. course authoring, content creation, testing tools, etc.) SCORM, AICC, etc.).

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The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

LearnUpon

It’s a five-phase framework that instructional designers use; a guideline for building effective training and learning support tools. The first official eLearning content standard, AICC was developed by the Aviation Industry CBT Committee in 1993 as a CD-ROM based standard.

Review of Snap by Lectora and how it stacks up against Articulate

Unicorn Training

What is itSnap by Lectora is a new rapid eLearning development tool created by Trivantis (creators of Lectora).With CD-Rom: For standalone, offline courses.CourseMill: A paid for LMS service by Trivantis.LMS: For deployment on a SCORM or AICC compliant LMS.One slightly worrying thing I noticed when publishing courses from Snap is that the entire course (i.e. alternative would be to use a PowerPoint template to write the course so that it can be easily imported into Lectora via Snap.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate

Reduce authoring time with all-new Fluid Boxes that use white space optimally to align objects automatically. Adobe Presenter Video Express is a simple tool that lets you create interactive videos for training and education in a few clicks, right from your desktop. Alternatively, you may subscribe to Adobe Captivate in a pay-as-you-go model so that you always have access to the latest version. Does the 2017 release of Adobe Captivate integrate with other authoring tools?

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The A to Z of eLearning Acronyms

LearnUpon

It is a guideline for building effective training and performance support tools in five phases. Authoring Tool. An eLearning content authoring tool is a software package which content developers use to create and package eLearning content deliverable to end users using SCORM or xAPI standards. The Graphics Interchange Format developed by software writer Steve Wilhite while working for CompuServe in 1987 (who pronounces it jif).