Increase Course Performance with the Right Authoring Tool – Here’s How to Sort Out Your Options

Docebo

These 10 valuable tips will help you determine what authoring tool could be the best fit for your needs. Selecting an elearning authoring tool can be confusing. Whether you’re looking for a new solution to up the scale of your online learning production, searching for a speedier or higher quality solution than what you currently have, or embarking on creating elearning for the first time, here are 10 considerations to help you choose the right tool for your needs.

The ultimate authoring tool buyer’s guide

Elucidat

Choosing an elearning authoring tool isn’t easy and it takes more than a free trial. With each tool offering a wide range of features, workflows and support packages, it’s key you find the right fit for all your stakeholders’ needs, now and two years down the line. This detailed guide and six point scorecard is designed to help you find the best elearning software for your needs. A software provider might offer loads of snazzy features, but are they right for you?

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Authoring Tools- The DevLearn Experience

eLearning 24-7

I suspected that the expo would feature a large quantity of rapid content authoring tools. Not so much, from what I saw – some of the tools were underwhelming (granted some were quite impressive), but rather how the vendors themselves perceived where the market is going and what customers want in their authoring tools. Back in 2000, the knock on rapid content authoring tools were they “pre-template” driven solutions.

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.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

Out of Your Authoring Tool gomolearning.com @gomolearning eBook 1 11Index: Table of contents What should you look for and expect. from a modern authoring tool? can make the process of choosing an authoring. tool seem bewildering, but there are some.

10 free test maker tools

Ed App

Today, we are going to compare 10 different free test tools that vary in functionality from simple forms to those with courses, testing, and advanced analytics. . Test Tools With Free Online Training Courses. First, we will look at 3 free online training platforms that include course catalogues, testing, and authoring. These testing tools give you the most functionality of any on our list. #1 Feature list: 50+ authoring templates (no coding required!).

Tools and Design

Clark Quinn

I’ve often complained about how the tools we have make it easy to do bad design. So here’re some thoughts on tools. Authoring tools, in general, are oriented on a ‘page’ metaphor; they’re designed to provide a sequence of pages. The pages can contain a variety of media: text, audio, video. Now, if I’m complaining about the tools making it easy to do bad things, what would be good things?

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Interactivity in Software Tutorials?

Adobe Captivate

Whenever a comparison of eLearning authoring tools is published, Captivate still is considered to be the best tool for creation of software tutorials. Too bad that most authors seem to forget that meanwhile it has become to most versatile authoring tool, and is probably more used for its other features (compliance training, scenario training to mention only a few). There are many alternatives to Captivate’s Video Demo. Intro.

85+ Top Tools & Resources for Course Creators

learnWorlds

What’s important is that you have faith in people, that they’re basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they’ll do wonderful things with them.’. As an online instructor, you need to decide what kind of tools and resources you want to use for your online school. You might want to start with simple tools and grow into more professional premium tools as you go along making higher quality online courses. Authoring Tools.

8 reasons for using HTML5 for authoring eLearning course

Adobe Captivate

Adobe Flash has been a productive tool for authoring these courses. HTML5 has superseded Flash as a viable option for authoring eLearning courses because it is supported by all smartphones and tablets. Alternatively, HTML5 underpinned courses are responsive, intuitively adapt to varying screen dimensions, and can be optimized using meta tags meant for handheld devices. You need not integrate a third-party software to achieve this.

Software Reviews: Articulate Storyline 360, Rise and Elucidat

Elucidat

Articulate Storyline, Articulate Rise and Elucidat are three of the most popular elearning authoring tools on the market. All three let content authors create great-looking, professional online courses, but there are some differences between them. Authoring Suite.

5 Features of a Responsive Design eLearning Authoring Tool

gomo learning

Many authoring tools claim to be responsive but what exactly are they referring to? In this post, we outline some of the main features of being responsive to give you an idea of what to expect from a responsive design eLearning authoring tool. Most Importantly, a Responsive Design eLearning Authoring Tool is Genuinely Responsive! The most vital factor in a responsive authoring tool is that you’re able to create truly responsive content.

The Best eLearning Tools You Need Now

LearnUpon

An eLearning professional is only as good as their best eLearning tools. While a learning management system is one of the most important eLearning tools you need to have, there are many nifty online apps, programs and systems designed to make your eLearning experience simpler. Whether you want to learn more about awesome eLearning authoring tools, communicate more effectively with your learners, or organize your time better, our list of useful eLearning tools is sure to help.

Text-to-Speech eLearning Tools - Integrated Products

Tony Karrer

In this post we’ll discuss some really useful stuff, text-to-speech tools that are integrated with an authoring solution. These products promise to automate the process of adding audio to eLearning thereby streamlining and accelerating the production of eLearning courses. The first requirement is obvious: TTS voices with audio distribution license, which are of acceptable quality for eLearning applications, should be provided.

The Top 10 Most Used Online Employee Training Tools: Part 1

TalentLMS

What’s a little more difficult however is picking the right tools to help you with course design, content creation, learning assessment and all the other tasks you need to run a successful eLearning program. Fear not, however, as we’re here to help you with this, by suggesting the (you’ve guessed it) top 10 most useful tools for online employee training. Let’s begin with the most essential content creation tools: 1) A text-editor. 3) An audio editor.

The 5 Video Features That Make an Authoring Tool Easy to Use

CommLab India

Are you looking for an authoring tool that’s capable enough to accommodate your video-creating and editing requirements? Even if you are not looking for a tool that handles video creation, chances are you will dabble with video – YouTube content , recorded videos , custom-made branded videos – in your training material, sooner or later. It saves money and more importantly, makes an authoring tool easy to use.

Creating interactive and engaging e-content: Experiences with Articulate Storyline

G-Cube

Rapid authoring tools are the prompt solution that most e-content developers adopt to cater to these increasing needs. With the advent of newer technologies and devices that are now utilized to deliver e-learning to learners across diverse industries, newer rapid authoring tools have made their foray into the industry – armed with the features to cater to the learning needs of the modern learner. Only styles available within the software can be used to develop content.

25 eLearning tools you need to have

LearnUpon

It’s not much of a stretch to argue that an eLearning professional is only as good as their best tools. So we asked members of our development, customer support and design teams to recommend the top eLearning tools they can’t work without. Best productivity tools for eLearning. Tool: Trello. What it does: The team has tried many project management tools at LearnUpon, including Asana , Basecamp , and Dapulse. Tool: Google Drive. Tool: IFTTT.

Audio for Podcasting: Hard Disk Recording

The E-Learning Curve

When digital audio first appeared, tape-based digital recorders using Digital Audio Tape (DAT) were the only viable system for recording the relatively large amount of data required by a digital audio recording system. However, storage limitations and exorbitant costs meant that a 10MB drive could cost over $2000, and could hold only about a minute of audio. Start of an audio revolution: Cubase 1.0 Processing the audio.

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Transform corporate learning through e-Learning tools

Stratbeans

E-Learning is replete with rich media content like images, animation, video/audio and graphic motion, creating a multi-modal, immersive, and effective learning experience. Go Green – E-Learning can provide an eco-friendly alternative to classroom training. There is a whole gamut of tools available in the market that let us create e-learning. An authoring tool is just what it sounds like: a tool you used to author or create your course.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Client is Addicted: Audio in eLearning

Learning Visions

Thursday, February 21, 2008 My Client is Addicted: Audio in eLearning Cathy Moore had a post a few months ago ( Addicted to Audio? that inspired me to change my approach to using audio in eLearning. She suggested using audio sparingly. When I see a need for a text heavy pages, I eliminate audio so as not to "depress learning." In the comments on Cathys post, there was a bit of discussion about switching back and forth between pages with and pages without audio.

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Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 1/16/2011 Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning Open source software can be used as we wish, without long-term commitments and with a community of professionals that extend and support them. This post is a post of the series "Free e-Learning Resources" and I am going to talk about free and open source text-to-speech tools for e-Learning.

The ULTIMATE Guide to PowerPoint Alternatives

BrightCarbon

There’s an astounding number of PowerPoint alternatives out there claiming to be the solution to your most pressing presentation problems. What is a PowerPoint alternative? For the sake of this article, a PowerPoint alternative is software you can access from your computer or tablet that allows you to create presentations from beginning to end. Why use PowerPoint Alternatives? Feel free to skip ahead if you’re curious about one particular PowerPoint alternative.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Audio in eLearning: When Rough Around the Edges is Better

Learning Visions

Tuesday, June 09, 2009 Audio in eLearning: When Rough Around the Edges is Better At our seminar today on using Articulate and Moodle and "Doing More for Less" , the conversation turned (as it always does) to using audio in eLearning. They had the SME record the audio for the slides. So heres to more guerilla audio recording! Posted by Cammy Bean at 9:24 PM Labels: audio , guerrilla , instructional design 14comments: Steve Howard said.

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PowerPoint or Prezi: Which is Best for eLearning?

Association eLearning

The two presentation programs share many of the same features, such as the ability to include text, images, audio, and video. These programs are tools; what you do with them determines whether or not they’re effective. Both programs are designed as presentation tools, so either one should be able to fill that role. It’s also possible to turn a Prezi file into a video, using third party software like a screen cast program, and include that file in a PPT.

Adobe Captivate 2019 release

Adobe Captivate

You can play additional audio, display additional images, show the learner a text passage and much more. So for example, if the learner gets a question wrong you can navigate to a portion of the video where the video instructor provides remediation to the learner, or alternatively offer praise to the learner for getting the answer correct. Fluid Boxes – Adobe is Listening!

My top ten tools

Clive on Learning

Jane Hart asked me to come up with a list of my top ten tools. I really like the 07 suite with its new interface and wouldn't swap it for any cheaper alternative. I'm going to include IE7 under this heading, which is probably the tool I use the most after Outlook – the improvements such as tabbed browsing mean that it has caught up with Firefox (sounds like some form of heresy). Captivate: This is the other tool I use, for software screen captures.

Top 10 Best Online Tutoring Software in 2020

Pinlearn

Thanks to the cutting-edge developments in both internet and online tutoring software technologies, education is no more limited to the walls of physical educational establishments. Software like LMS, Authoring tools, and Virtual Whiteboards to create engaging instructional designs. While offline digital learning has been around for decades, the adoption of online tuition software solutions could only be seen from a few years ago.

Top 10 Online Tutoring Software in 2019

Pinlearn

Thanks to the cutting-edge developments in both internet and online tutoring software technologies, education is no more limited to the walls of physical educational establishments. Software like LMS, Authoring tools, and Virtual Whiteboards to create engaging instructional designs. While offline digital learning has been around for decades, the adoption of online tuition software solutions could only be seen from a few years ago.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: New Rapid e-Learning Tool from Epic

Learning Visions

Friday, May 04, 2007 New Rapid e-Learning Tool from Epic Another new rapid e-Learning tool, this from Epic (UK). From the press release: Its important to remember, however, that as with any tool, you only get out what you put in. To makes sure that clients get the most out of Rapid Create, or from any other authoring tool they may select, Epic also provides training and capability building to ensure internal teams are skilled-up in creating effective e-learning.

CMS: An Alternative to a LMS for those who seek Portals or Communities

eLearning 24-7

Today, CMSs are appearing with the above, but may include workflows, collaboration tools, web site search, document repositories, records management, digital asset management, compliance and social media. As for the course authoring tool – to create courses within a CMS and then launch them? To create a course(s) in some type of rapid e-learning authoring tool or Dreamweaver.then yes, but you will need to make some minor tweaks.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Auditory Advantage

Learning Visions

Monday, March 19, 2007 The Auditory Advantage Patrick Dunn, in his latest rant, Games are not an alternative vision has this to say: The huge array of tools, techniques and approaches that games producers have developed with the benefit of their consumer-sized budgets are largely available to medium and low-end e-learning producers, if they would just apply their imagination. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des.

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Podcasting for E-Learning: Editing and Producing Podcasts

The E-Learning Curve

So far in this series of posts about Podcasting for E-Learning from the E-Learning Curve Blog , I've covered a lot of material, including: A Brief History of Audio in Education The Four 'P's' of narration Introduction to Audio Production Digital Audio Basics Now, it's time to look in some depth at editing and producing podcast content. You don’t have to edit audio in a beginning-middle-end sequence. You can use Audacity to: Record live audio.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Objection to Learning Objectives

Learning Visions

Thursday, December 20, 2007 My Objection to Learning Objectives After reading this post, you will be able to: Explain two of the reasons why Cammy Bean doesnt like learning objectives Explain your own view of learning objectives Develop an alternative approach to listing learning objectives in your next eLearning course Introduction I hate writing learning objectives. Have you experimented with alternatives to listing out learning objectives?

Digitization, individualization and self-determined learning belong together

Adobe Captivate

Devices are like tools that you have to master, but if they don’t serve, then they have nothing to do in the classroom. The computer is a tool and not the content. They create, dialogues, texts, audios, videos, texts with gaps, etc., In alternative learning models such as those of Maria Montessori, Rudolf Steiner and others, self-determined learning has always been important for school success, therefor it’s nothing new.