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Elearning Authoring Tools: Comparison of 7 Major Authoring Tools

gomo learning

The eLearning Authoring Tool market is varied, with a potentially confusing range of options. Unfortunately, no one tool will do everything—so it helps to break down which authoring tools best fit which use-cases. What Are You Looking for in an Authoring Tool?

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. Deciding on the right eLearning authoring tool is a tricky business unless you are sure of what you want.

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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?

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?

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.

Think xAPI is Next-Generation SCORM? Think Again

Talented Learning

Anthony is an independent xAPI evangelist and Instructional Developer for the Internet of Things. If you’re an elearning professional, you’ve probably seen or heard the term xAPI countless times. But are you still fuzzy about where SCORM ends and xAPI begins? After years of educating people about xAPI (aka Experience Application Programming Interface ), I find that it is still one of the least-understood concepts in the digital learning world.

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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.

Retail training: How to pick the right authoring tool

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 important you find the right fit for everyone: shop-floor staff all the way to your in-house Learning Designers. Choosing an elearning authoring tool is not an easy decision and realistically you’ll probably need more than a demo to make it. Are like minded customers using the tool?

3 Things to Know About eLearning Measurement and Tracking (And 5 Ways It Makes Content Better)

gomo learning

Measurement and tracking eLearning isn’t just a bit of housekeeping to do at the end of your digital learning process. How to Use Measurement and Tracking to Inform Future Content. Time on page: Authors should have some idea of how long a piece of content takes to read and absorb.

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Is Elucidat an alternative to Articulate Storyline and Adobe Captivate?

Elucidat

Since the birth of elearning, a pair of innovative software giants have carved out their place as industry favorites: Articulate Storyline and Adobe Captivate. But with the rise of modern cloud-based authoring software, many learning managers and designers are looking for a resolution to the contemporary learning pains that come from desktop-based authoring tools. The authoring basics. Why would you want an alternative to Storyline and Captivate?

Articulate Rise, a responsive authoring tool

LearnUpon

When creating eLearning courses, you have a number of authoring tools to select from. You are not required to download any software and it runs smoothly on almost any device. One of the biggest frustrations with authoring tools is that most struggle to create courses that are responsive – i.e. change size when used by varying screen sizes. Export to SCORM to upload to your LMS (xAPI support coming soon).

Is Elucidat an alternative to Articulate Storyline and Adobe Captivate?

Elucidat

Since the birth of elearning, a pair of innovative software giants have carved out their place as industry favorites: Articulate Storyline and Adobe Captivate. But with the rise of modern cloud-based authoring software, many learning managers and designers are looking for a resolution to the contemporary learning pains that come from desktop-based authoring tools. The Authoring Basics. Why would you want an alternative to Storyline and Captivate?

xAPI vs SCORM: Which Should You Choose?

LearnUpon

We work with SCORM and xAPI every day at LearnUpon. Others that currently develop SCORM-compliant content ask about the value migrating to xAPI might add. Choosing between xAPI vs SCORM can seem confusing. That’s because SCORM and xAPI are essentially different protocols. They provide alternative methods for achieving similar outcomes. xAPI vs SCORM. Let’s use an example to explore the main differences between xAPI vs SCORM.

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The 10 Must-Have LMS Software Features

ProProfs

Support for Mobile Devices What good is a mobile responsive e-learning course if your LMS software isn’t mobile compatible? At the bare minimum, a good LMS software should support the HTML5 framework, to allow for viewing of the learning modules across the wide range of mobile devices available today. there are fewer better alternatives to properly-designed assessments when it comes to gauging progress. An integrated quiz authoring tool could be the perfect answer!

Learning Management System – LMS

Ed App

Today, this system is online and web-based, using digital software and technology. The user interface, the part the instructors and learners use, is a collection of input devices and software. The software would be a particular training course they are working on. xAPI / TinCan.

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Y Is xAPI So x-Zillerating?

ATD Learning Technologies

xAPI promises far more than its predecessor, the SCORM standard, which tracked e-learning activity in learning management systems. While xAPI is not new in its technology, it is gaining greater traction in the L&D field because of what it gives us: the ability to share across platforms as well as the capacity of measuring far more than e-learning modules. xAPI starts with the learning record provider. Take a look inside “Making Sense of xAPI.”

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Y Is xAPI So X-Zillerating?

ATD Learning Technologies

xAPI promises far more than its predecessor, the SCORM standard, which tracked e-learning activity in learning management systems. While xAPI is not new in its technology, it is gaining greater traction in the L&D field because of what it gives us: the ability to share across platforms as well as the capacity of measuring far more than e-learning modules. xAPI starts with the learning record provider. Take a look inside “Making Sense of xAPI.”

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Choosing Mobile Learning Solutions Using Standards

JCA Solutions

There is the story about a woman who signed up for an online dating service and got paired with a software developer. With a wider variety of ways we could deliver learning experiences, combined with the desire to support and track performance, things had to change. Then came Experience API (xAPI) and CMI5. However, most authoring software now has the ability to develop content that will adjust according to screen size. SCORM and xAPI.

18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

Talented Learning

In 2017 we tracked more than 35 different mergers and acquisitions in the learning technology space. Callidus Software acquired Learning Heroes and Learning Seat. Instead, these are precision tools, aimed at customers who are grappling with well-defined issues. The LMS – long the ugly duckling of the corporate software world – has transformed into a beautiful solution by modern standards. 8 Custom Learning Experiences Offer Flexible Alternatives.

Elucidat vs GoMo Learning: Comparison and Review

Elucidat

How does Elucidat compare against the GoMo Learning authoring software? Is Elucidat a good alternative to GoMo? In this review blog, we look at the two authoring tools side by side to help you make your decision. . And how much time does it require from authors?

The Online Learning Jargon Buster

Learning Pool

An alternative to custom content is library content. . Authoring Tool. Adapt Builder is an authoring tool that allows you to create fully responsive, multi-device, HTML5 e-learning courses that display effectively on tablet devices and smartphones (as well as PCs and laptops).

Is it time to replace SCORM? A Look at Emerging Learning Technologies

Growth Engineering

Here’s the case for making the change to xAPI, LRS and cm15. It solved the eLearning dilemma of its age – software incompatibility. SCORM solved this headache by providing a standard software specification that worked across all learning technology. Thousands of online courses continue to be created in SCORM and many authoring tools solely support SCORM compliant learning technology. Limited Tracking Functions. Modern Alternatives to SCORM.

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2016 eLearning Hype Curve Predictions

Web Courseworks

This is a major barrier to learning, and so people are naturally starting to think about how the data can flow directly out of an electronic health records system into learning software. Peak of Inflated Expectations: xAPI and Badges. At the big eLearning conferences this year, roughly 50% of sessions and exhibitor booths were focused on either xAPI or Badges. In xAPI’s favor, the U.S.

LCMS vs. LMS: A Guide to Learning Content Management Systems

Elucidat

It’s a platform that allows you to create, manage, host and track digital learning content. Some technologies that you think of primarily as authoring tools may actually tick all the LCMS boxes; Elucidat is a good example of this. You would use a separate authoring tool to build your elearning, download it as a SCORM file, then upload that file to the LMS to manage and deliver the elearning. You would like the option to track using xAPI rather than SCORM.

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What is SCORM? A Simple Guide for those new to eLearning

LearnUpon

SCORM is a technical specification for eLearning software products. Learning management systems (LMS) and authoring tools are built with this specification in mind and as a result these tools ‘play well’ with each other. If a particular tool doesn’t tow the line, they’re punished by the isolation caused. . When creating an eLearning course with an authoring tool that is “SCORM compliant” the output is a Zip Folder.

What is eLearning?

LearnUpon

Let’s take a closer look at what eLearning is, different eLearning types and tools, and the benefits it offers your organization. A learning management system ( LMS ) is a software application that is used to deliver online training. Most SCORM courses are developed using popular authoring tools and therefore follow a similar structure. Be aware however that SCORM adds extra expense to eLearning delivery due to the cost of using an authoring tool.

2016 eLearning Hype Curve Predictions

Web Courseworks

This is a major barrier to learning, and so people are naturally starting to think about how the data can flow directly out of an electronic health records system into learning software. Peak of Inflated Expectations: xAPI and Badges. At the big eLearning conferences this year, roughly 50% of sessions and exhibitor booths were focused on either xAPI or Badges. In xAPI’s favor, the U.S.

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

LearnUpon

From Agile to xAPI and everything in between, there are a lot of eLearning terms to get your head around. It’s a five-phase framework that instructional designers use; a guideline for building effective training and learning support tools. Notable contributions include SCORM and xAPI. Authoring Tool. Often paired with an LMS, this software is used to develop content for online learning and training programs. LTI (Learning Tools Interoperability).

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 and The Tin Can API, aka The Experience API, aka xAPI. Soon, we will add the ability to load and deliver courses authored to the Tin Can specification. Quarter 1 is moving along quickly for the OpenSesame Development Team.

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The A-Z of eLearning Acronyms (with bonus explanations from experts)

TalentLMS

A popular multi-stage methodology aimed at instructional designers and training developers for creating effective training tools. CAT = Content Authoring Tool. A Content Authoring Tool is an online platform that lets trainers and instructional designers create eLearning course material. This software combines LMS and (usually light) CMS capabilities. An alternative to ADDIE. SCORM LMSs can track course activities and progress.

Top 5 Talking Points from 2013 #LSCon

Unicorn Training

In the second of a two-part blog reflecting on Learning Solutions Conference and Expo 2013 Unicorn CEO, Peter Phillips, looks at the five hottest conference issues - mobile, Tin Can, authoring tools, what's next for the LMS and could websites be the new LMSs? Or should that be XAPI? This new set of standards set to replace SCORM has not even been published yet but already it has a shiny new name and a nickname, XAPI for short. 3) Have we become the Tools of our Tools?

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Flash is Dead: Long Live HTML5 for eLearning

LearnUpon

Three popular eLearning formats are also largely dependent on Flash technology for their delivery medium: SCORM, Tin Can (xAPI), and video. With mounting frustrations from end-users, hardware manufacturers, and software providers, it was ultimately web-browsers that stepped up to the plate. The good news is that HTML5 technology provides many tools urgently needed to fill the gap left by the decline of Flash. Do you know what authoring tool they were developed in?

Tin Can API vs SCORM: which should you choose?

LearnUpon

We work with SCORM and the Tin Can API (or xAPI as it’s known) every day at LearnUpon. They provide alternative methods for achieving similar outcomes. An iPhone can track and record data about the call: call duration, your call history, and even information about how many steps you took when collecting the pizza. Like the Tin Can API, that protocol is mobile ready and tracks a lot more movements than the older method. Better tracking.

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

LearnUpon

From API to xAPI, the words we use everyday can be complex and confusing. Authoring tool: Software used to develop content for online learning and training programs. There are many commercial authoring tools on the market, including Elucidat , Articulate Storyline , Adobe Captivate , iSpring Pro , and Camtasia. Based on their requirements, some organizations choose to build an authoring tool in house instead.

Elearning innovation: examples, tips and technology

Elucidat

Demonstrating how “grown-up games” can be effective learning tools. Or, a modern alternative to the ADDIE framework with tips, checklists, templates and guides each step of the way. It’s a careful balance between meeting the needs of your production team, business KPIs and your end users, while also choosing tools that will enable you to create transformative learning experiences. Will your team need cloud-based software? Take advantage of xAPI.

8 Top Priorities For Your LMS Needs Assessment

Petra Mayer

And here is why: The type of tracking you need determines if you even need an LMS. Imagine going through a lengthy needs assessment, only to find out at the very end that an LMS is not what you need and that there are low cost alternatives that will do the job for you. If, for example, you are a business owner who wants to add training programs to your service offering and you don’t need to track their progress or performance, then you likely don’t need a full LMS.

eLearning platforms follow top trends in L&D

Petra Mayer

Capterra LMS Software comparison provides the following filters , a good indication of these trends: Asynchronous Learning. Built-in Course Authoring. As an alternative, it may require attending some live online interaction , which requires some sort of video conferencing. Built-in Course Authoring. Many platforms allow you to enter text of some sort directly into the course authoring platform. SCORM/xAPI compatibility.