How to select an e-Learning authoring tool

Challenge to Learn

There are hundreds of e-Learning authoring tools around and they come in many shapes an sizes, so how to select the one that fits your requirements? In this post I will give a global overview of different types of e-Learning authoring tools and some questions that you can ask yourself.

Expectations From eLearning Authoring Tools

Upside Learning

I came across this mind map by Cammy Bean which covers nearly all the tools available for creating/authoring eLearning content. She tries to find answers to three simple questions regarding each tools mentioned in the mind map –. For many tools, the answers are as expected.

What is AICC?

Growth Engineering

AICC is one of the most important terms you’ll come across in the world of online learning. That’s why we’ve put together this handy guide, explaining everything you need to know about AICC. AICC standard. Complying with AICC. The future of AICC.

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Track and trace Learners results. What do SCORM compliance, AICC, XAPI and CMI5 mean?

Challenge to Learn

Do you want to buy a LMS or an authoring tool and are you wondering what the best option is for tracking the results of your learners? Or are you just confused by all the abbreviations like: SCORM, AICC, XAPI, and CMI5? It comes from the aviation industry and it is called AICC.

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Package & track elearning: why companies need both AICC & xAPI

Docebo

AICC and xAPI (Experience API, or formerly Tin Can) are among the most important standards: whilst AICC has been around for a while, the xAPI is relatively recent. AICC is a well known industry standard: it was born in 1989 and it has had broad acceptance in the last year.

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New Authoring tool rankings #11 to #20

eLearning 24-7

Initially I wasn’t going to post authoring tool rankings beyond the top ten, until July. 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.

Your Paradiso platform is fully AICC LMS compliant

Paradiso

The term AICC is an acronym that you can commonly hear or read when you want to start or enter into the eLearning world. That’s the reason why companies and institutions must create their content AICC LMS compliant to work properly and run right away in any LMS or eLearning platform.

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State of the Authoring Tool Industry

eLearning 24-7

When looking at the state of the authoring tool space, two words come to mind. And for the entire rapid content authoring tool space, I have to ask – Why? If I am an authoring tool vendor, I would explore what is happening in the authoring tool market, what my product looks like, how I can make it better for my target audience and what do I see or others I trust see the e-learning space is heading. . Assessment tool. SaaS tool.

iSpring Authoring Tool and JoomlaLMS. 10% Discount Coupon is inside

JoomlaLMS

Here at JoomlaLMS we are constantly asked to recommend an authoring tool that first, works well with JoomlaLMS Learning Management System, and second, doesn’t break the client’s budget. If the first criterion is easily met (JoomlaLMS is AICC, SCORM 1.2

Ghost Edition – Top 10 Authoring Tools for 2013

eLearning 24-7

This year we will focus on the top ten authoring tools for 2013. For each authoring ranking, a brief true ghost story, then the vendor and why it was selected. SCORM/AICC. Nice assessment tool. Proof that you can create an amazing authoring tool without being based in the U.S. One of the trends I forsee in 2014 is an increase in the number of authoring tools enabling multilingual while creating a course. AICC/SCORM, SCORM 1.2,

New E-Learning Rankings: Authoring Tools

eLearning 24-7

best products that work under water (summer time) and from the e-learning prospective – the best authoring tools. Authoring tools are always changing – some for the better, others for the worst. and SCORM/AICC. SCORM and assessment tool. #4

What are SCORM and AICC, By the Way?

CommLab India

If you have ever been involved in online course design and development, you might have come across e-learning professionals talking about AICC and SCORM. What are SCORM and AICC? Likewise, online courses that comply with AICC can be hosted on any AICC-compliant LMS.

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What is an Authoring Tool?

Growth Engineering

It sounds as though you need an authoring tool. Authoring Tool. An authoring tool’s job is to make eLearning content creation as easy as possible. Typically, a fully-fledged authoring tool will allow you to upload your assets and start slotting them together.

10 Reasons Why Raptivity is a Must Have Tool

Raptivity

These can be used to create stand-alone learning objects or can be easily embedded into your favorite tool, like PowerPoint, Articulate Storyline, Lectora, Claro, Captivate and many more. Saves time Gone are the days when you open a tool and start building an engaging interaction from scratch.

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

CommLab India

Choosing a rapid e-learning authoring tool that suits your training needs completely can be quite a challenging task. You need to consider various aspects such as cost, built-in features, flexibility of the tool, and the output it gives. Can create simple software simulations.

Course Authoring Tools for eLearning Developers and the masses

eLearning 24-7

Tools these days come in three flavors. Authoring Tools for developers. The biggest problem facing the industry in the past few years are the lack of course authoring tools for e-learning developers and instructional designers. Course Authoring Tools for the masses.

Summer Course Authoring Tool Rankings – Top Ten

eLearning 24-7

With all this fun summer stuff, comes my summer course authoring tool rankings. For those who are in my top ten course authoring tool rankings. #10 Assessment tool including randomization. Assessment tool and question bank. Assessment tool.

LMS, LCMS, Content Authoring: Exploring eLearning Tools

WBT Systems

Before getting started with using eLearning tools for your education or certification programs, it is important to know the difference between the different tools used to create, develop, and deliver eLearning content. Which eLearning Tool is Right for You?

How to select the right authoring tool

eLearning 24-7

Actually, it can be just as exhausting and face nearly same challenges when you are looking for an authoring tool to build your courses. Authoring tools list AKA Where do you want to live. That same occurs when you are deciding on an authoring tool. With over 180 authoring tools in the market and with the majority not as well known, picking just the right one can be as challenging as selecting an area to live.

Web-Based Authoring Tools for Scalable eLearning Development: The Time Has Come

Web Courseworks

The era of web-based authoring systems is here. We’ve been using our own collaborative web-based development tool, CourseCreate, at Web Courseworks for the past 15 years. Web-Based Authoring: The Rise of Collaborative Content Creation. Individual authoring tools (e.g.,

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E-learning Authoring Tools’ Face Off – Storyline 2 vs. Captivate 9

CommLab India

E-learning development has never been as easy and quick as it is today – thanks to rapid authoring tools. In this blog, we will compare the features of 2 popular authoring tools – Articulate Storyline 2 and Adobe Captivate 9. Learning Technology Authoring Tools

Rapid Content Authoring Tools Directory

eLearning 24-7

Listed below is the RCAT (Rapid Content Authoring Tools) Directory. Directory does NOT include any free authoring tools, since those are available elsewhere on this blog. Rapid Content Authoring Tools Directory. SCORM or AICC. Identifies SCORM version/edition (may be multiple), AICC (if applicable) or PENS (if applicable): PENS was created by AICC in 2005, but a few vendors are starting to utilize it this year.

Rapid Content Authoring Tools: Market, Mayhem and Reality

eLearning 24-7

As the evolution of e-learning continues, the rapid content authoring tools (RCAT) market follows suit. While the assumption would be that all the products are alike, or that fee based tools are superior to their free counterparts, nothing could be farther than the truth. Once you did though, you could do quite a lot with the tool. assessment tools may or may not exist, attachments, preview windows, limited outputs, maybe audio/video or maybe not.

Evaluating 3 Useful Tools that Support E-learning Development

CommLab India

In my previous blog, we’ve compared 3 widely used authoring tools – Articulate Storyline 2, Adobe Captivate 9, and Lectora Inspire 16. This blog intends to evaluate 3 such widely used tools – Adobe Presenter 11, Adobe Premiere Pro CC, and FlipBook Maker Pro 4.

How to Pick the Best Authoring Tool to Convert Legacy E-Learning Courses

CommLab India

A legacy e-learning course refers to an online course developed using Flash, Dreamweaver, XML/HTML, JavaScript or earlier versions of rapid authoring tools. These tools are dated and cannot meet today’s high technological standards. Learning Technology Authoring Tools

7 Tips to Choose the Best Rapid Authoring Tool to Convert Legacy E-learning Courses to HTML5

CommLab India

With mobile devices ceasing to support Flash-based training materials, the demand for Flash to HTML5 conversion tools has gone up. So, choosing the right authoring tool will be your best bet to make your courses HTML5 compatible. Learning Technology rapid authoring tools

PENS – Why your LMS and Authoring Tool Solution should include it

eLearning 24-7

Paul Schneider in my opinion is one of the guru’s in the authoring tool industry. In 2005, PENS was launched by AICC but did not initially gain wide acceptance. Before we jump into PENS, let’s begin in the authoring tool industry.

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Flash Quiz Tools

Tony Karrer

Update June 2008 - added one free flash quiz tool based on a question I received. This tool is listed at the bottom. I suggested a couple of tools, but then wondered if I had given them the best list of tools. Here's guild member satisfaction ratings for tools in the test / quiz category. Note - the empty column now contains links to more information on the tools. New tool added June 2008 - Class Marker - Free.

Course Authoring Tools: Tips on SCORM Settings

OpenSesame

As an open marketplace for buying and selling elearning courses, OpenSesame supports a variety of different elearning course formats: SCORM (both 2004 and 1.2), AICC and video files.

4 Authoring Tools to Convert Flash-based E-learning Courses to HTML5

CommLab India

Different rapid authoring tools available today will help you convert your existing Flash-based e-learning courses to HTML5 in no time. Want to know what these tools are? This authoring tool is considered the best when you need to develop HTML5-compatible courses in a short time.

Articulate Storyline Interactive Quiz Templates

Swift eLearning Services

Collection of eLearning templates to help budding developers and instructional designer. Click on images to get template details. Quiz-003 Multiple Text Entry This Articulate Storyline quiz template has used a Text entry question type template.

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My Top 10 e-Learning Tools

eLearning Cyclops

Jane Hart is gathering top ten lists for e-learning tools. I have posted my e-learning toolkit in the past, but not what I necessarily consider my "top e-learning tools." So, here are my top 10 e-learning tools. They are not stand alone e-learning tools, but together allow me the ability to create effective e-learning courses. I have included how and why I use these tools. Being able to add quizzes and publish SCORM/AICC compliant courses is a big plus too.

Rapid Content Authoring Tools 2010 – Innovators, Winners and Updated Trends

eLearning 24-7

You can use either your own 3rd party content authoring tool and upload it into the “Cloud&# and then wherever you are, output either to your LMS, or onto Moodle or even WordPress (they have a plug in for that) OR place the course in Facebook or nearly any solution that accepts APIs. OR you can create courses SCORM 2004 courses within their tool which is in the “cloud&# and do the same thing. Also SCORM 1.2 & AICC. Assessment tool built in.

In search of the perfect authoring tool

From the Coleface

An unnamed government agency sent a delegation down to visit some colleagues as part of a fact finding expedition re e-learning authoring tools. There is a vast array of different e-learning authoring tools on the market. They could have just bought a Brandon Hall guide to authoring tools (priced at a wonderfully over the top $795 – how do these guys sell anything?). Adherence to SCORM specification and AICC standard. simulation tools).

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Development Tools - Should I Cut Out the Middle Guy?

eLearning Cyclops

It has gotten to a point where some of my courses are all developed in Flash and the e-learning authoring tools (DHTML) have been used more as a "shell" that decompiles it as a SCORM package. I really prefer the robust ability of creating courses in Flash and only use the DHTML e-learning authoring tools for their ability to make the course SCORM or AICC compliant. So, do I really need to continue using these authoring tools?

Paradiso LMS – A Result Driven E-learning Software!

Paradiso

Our elearning software is here to give you a competitive advantage over your emulators. Elearning software like an LMS is changing the face of L&D industry, or we can say is becoming the new face of e-learning industry. Who is to Benefit from an Elearning Software?

Why Author eLearning Content to Industry Standards?

OpenSesame

At OpenSesame, we receive inquiries from subject matter experts and content authors who have developed training programs but are unsure about how to monetize them in the today’s online world. Course building tools on these platforms are available without cost but not without limitations. For every native platform, you are committing to build and continuously maintain your catalog using only the tools provided. Finding the right authoring tool.

ReviewLink Online Course Review Tool Goes Global

Trivantis

Authoring Tools. The Full-Featured Authoring Tool. e-Learning Authoring Software Made Easy. Web-based Collaborative e-Learning Authoring. Powerful & Easy Authoring. -->. Online Authoring Anytime, Anywhere. -->. PowerPoint-Based Authoring.

Snagit Tips for Lectora e-Learning Software

Trivantis

Authoring Tools. The Full-Featured Authoring Tool. e-Learning Authoring Software Made Easy. Web-based Collaborative e-Learning Authoring. Powerful & Easy Authoring. -->. Online Authoring Anytime, Anywhere. -->. PowerPoint-Based Authoring.

E-learning Tools: A Developer’s Review of Adobe Captivate 7

SweetRush

This research is brought to you by SweetRush’s senior software engineer, Andrew Kubay. For the past several years, this tool has been one of the most popular software packages for e-learning development. Audio tools within Captivate 7 are great convenience tools.