Top 10 Authoring Tools for 2017

eLearning 24-7

Before we dive into this year’s top 10 authoring tools, a funny thing happened to me this week – rib injury. dominKnow – Strong authoring tool. Evolve Authoring – Never heard of them? Functionality – What can the tool do?

Authoring Tool Trends for 2017

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The authoring tool industry continues to evolve. I won’t regurgitate everything that appeared and did not for that matter in the authoring tool space as a whole in 2016, but a few have crossed over in a positive light, which is pushing trend. Authoring tool style.

Choosing Rapid Authoring Tools For An Engaging Mobile Content Delivery


With digitization, the scope of using rapid authoring tools for mobile learning has exponentially increased to meet diverse needs. Cloud-based learning uses efficient rapid authoring tools to develop content in an engaging way, thus taking content authoring one step ahead.

4 HTML5 Authoring Tools You Need to Know About

Origin Learning

This logically deduces the need for such authoring tools that can publish content that is compatible to the user experience that such smart devices deliver. Here we have compiled a list of 4 authoring tools that enable smarter and interactive content designing and delivery.

Top 11 to 20 Authoring Tools for 2013

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A desktop authoring tool that provides a wealth of features and additional software. Templates, themes, debug tool (nice), translation tool (nice too). Includes an assessment tool and can generate certificates. Translation tool.

New Authoring tool rankings #11 to #20

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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.

Cheers to 2018’s Top 20 Authoring Tools Companies

eLearning Brothers

Training Industry recently released the seventh annual list of the Top 20 Authoring Tools Companies and we were proud to see many of our awesome partners named! Breadth and quality of authoring tool features and capabilities.

The Latest: Rapid Content Authoring Tool Market

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The RCAT (rapid content authoring tool) market continues to be healthy with nothing to slow it down – uh, except maybe one thing (more on that later). Yeah, I know we have just jumped into January, but in a review of the past several months, authoring tools continue to follow a similar path amongst themselves with certain feature sets. I am still surprised on how vendors who are offering assessment only tools are staying in the game.

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.

Ghost Edition – Top 10 Authoring Tools for 2013

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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. 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. Welcome to my yearly Halloween Edition.

State of the Authoring Tool Industry 2015

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The “WOW” They have failed to grasp the power of mobile content, beyond “responsive”; understood gamification (a few have, the rest “nope”) and see the real power and value of a video course with all the trimmings, not a video embedded in a course.

eLearning Authoring Tool Capability

B Online Learning

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Authoring Tool Trends

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Here now are the latest authoring tool trends (excluding the ones I posted in last week’s blog). Enables the course author to skin/brand their course with their own logo, colors, etc. . Many authoring tools give you limited color options and may/may not enable you to add your own logo. Allows courses that are being built in the authoring tool to be in another language beyond what used to be the standard norm of just English.

New E-Learning Rankings: Authoring Tools

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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. SCORM and assessment tool. #4 Everyone loves lists.

2014 Authoring Tools – State of Affairs

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So far in 2014, the authoring tool space hasn’t really come out with anyone earth shattering, that would make you stand up and scream “Brussels Sprouts are the new “spinach” Avatars and background templates continue to “in” - A few vendors are now adding “real life” scenario backgrounds- but “real life” is open to interpretation. Built-in audio narration tools including some editing.

The Best E-Learning Software Tools


An experienced instructor, great content and the right authoring tool. Whether you are creating employee training or college online courses the e-learning software that you use is very important. Top 5 E-Learning Software Tools.

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. There are 124 authoring tools in my latest directory, of which 30 are SaaS or a combination of desktop and SaaS – which really what is the point of that? Even though more tools are adding the features of collaborative and peer review (more on that in a sec) they are still heavy geared towards a desktop solution. Built in assessment tool, inc.

Product Review: Liquid Authoring Content Authoring Tool

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Product: Liquid Authoring. Liquid Authoring, a new rapid content authoring tool from Landmark ASP, tries to bring together easy to use functionality with advanced capabilities. After logging into Liquid Authoring you go immediately to your home screen.

Course Content Authoring Tools – Open Source (Free)

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Below is a list of course authoring tools – think “rapid e-learning authoring software&#. The list is followed by free open source software that mimics and can even beat – IMO some of its more well known competitors – that you might use when building your WBT. All software below is free. Rapid E-Learning Course Software. MOS Solo - Content authoring tool. WBT Express - Content authoring tool.

Tools for Effective Content Development

Your Training Edge

Undoubtedly the battle of the success of a blog or any website in general is played in the attractiveness, added value, originality and, ultimately, the quality of its contents. How to make more visual content. Good images can improve content to unsuspected limits.

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?


Fears of the Course Authoring Tool Market

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Its nearly Halloween and with that comes the shocking and fearful excitement or lack thereof of the scariest things on the plane appearing at the movie theaters, in costumes, television and for us, the course authoring tool market. Authoring Tool Treat.

Authoring Tools- The DevLearn Experience

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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.

Product Review: EasyGenerator Rapid Content Authoring Tool

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EasyGenerator is a SaaS based content authoring tool that is like a piece of fine sculpture, with some cracks, but beauty that is hidden within. Extremely feature rich – can compete with Captivate and other authoring tools. File, Edit, View, Tools and Help.

7 Benefits of Rapid Authoring Tools For eLearning Professionals

Enyota Learning

The answer to this is rapid authoring tools! Today, rapid authoring tools have grabbed the attention of learning professionals as these tools help them with designing interactive and immersive eLearning content. What are rapid authoring tools?

Top authoring tools for eLearning


The next thing you need is the course content. Essentially, you need an authoring tool to create SCORM or xAPI courses which you then upload to your LMS. This post sheds some light on the most popular authoring tools on the market today. What is an authoring tool?

Course Authoring Tools for eLearning Developers and the masses

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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.

Is Articulate Storyline 360 a cost-effective tool for eLearning content development?

Swift eLearning Services

Articulate Storyline 360 is a powerful eLearning tool. Using this tool we can create interactive, engaging, gamified and customized eLearning courses compatible with mobile devices supporting touch screen gesture. So, why Articulate Storyline 360 is a cost effective tool?

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Authoring tool review: Lectora 16 


Lectora - a powerful off-the-shelf authoring tool that can create everything we dream up and design, both visually and functionally. The recently released version, Lectora 16, publishes out responsive content - one of the first of the off-the-shelf authoring tools to go down this very welcome road. Lectora now works on pretty much all devices and browsers, from the latest releases down to older browsers like IE6 (by using different versions of Lectora). .

eLearning Authoring Tool Comparison


Are you wanting to create engaging, learner centric eLearning courses but are unsure of what tool to use to accomplish the task? This infographic from Raptivity is a great side by side comparison of 5 tools you could use to create engaging content.

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


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. Before you go shopping, stand back and consider what you need from the authoring tool.

Rapid Content Authoring Tools Directory

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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. Access means how do you create the content, build the course – either online or your desktop/company server, prior to output which can go to the “web&# , “LMS/LCMS&# , etc.

8 Top Tips For Using Rapid eLearning Authoring Tools For eLearning Gamification


Rapid eLearning authoring tools help reduce the time and expense of your eLearning course development. In this article, I’ll share 8 top tips for using rapid eLearning authoring tools for eLearning gamification. Choose A Cloud-Based Rapid eLearning Authoring Tool.

Summer Course Authoring Tool Rankings – Top Ten

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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 Searchable content. Assessment tool including randomization. Assessment tool and question bank.

eLearning Authoring Tool Capability

B Online Learning

Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development authoring tools design elearning eLearning content eLearning course design instructional design online learning rapid authoring tools storylineSince joining B Online Learning at the start of 2013 my world view of eLearning development practice and more importantly the capability of the so called rapid development technologies has changed.

5 E-Learning Authoring Tools

iSpring Solutions

The content used for teaching is different: it can be a textbook or a presentation, quiz, video lecture, software simulation, game, etc. The key point of this article is to help you build your perfect authoring toolbox based on your needs. Shared.

One Interactivity Builder for Many Authoring Tools

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

Of late, some vendors in the e-learning tools industry have started using the word 'interactivity' in a rather loose way. You hear of authoring tools that provide interactivity building features. This leads some users to believe they are getting course authoring and interactivity building in one package! Of course, we do welcome the efforts by authoring tool vendors to help their users build engaging courses. Why a separate interactivity tool?