Why Authoring Tools Score Over HTML5 Code for Flash Course Conversions

CommLab India

If you have been wondering why authoring tools are popular compared to HTML5 code to convert Flash-based eLearning courses to HTML5, this blog gives you some insights. Learning Technology Authoring Tools

Top E-learning Authoring Tools to Create Interactive Training Courses – Rapid E-Learning for Effective Training

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Today, elearning authoring tools are playing a significant role in the development of training courseware. With the continuous evolution of the training and development industry, the scope of using rapid authoring tools is also increasing. Organizations use rapid authoring tools as per the custom learning styles, training platforms, training standards, and workflows. There is a myriad of benefits of rapid e learning tools for content development.

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Effective eLearning Design & Development Using Top Rapid Authoring Tools

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When we talk in the context of training and development, a robust authoring tool helps to create innovative eLearning design. Top rapid authoring tools help to create effective online courses in a few clicks, thereby saving time and costs associated with workplace training. To address these challenges, companies use modern LMS tools to effectively create, repurpose, and deliver content in a cost-effective and time-saving manner.

Ensuring An Effective Transition From Flash To HTML5

Wizcabin

Although the conversion of flash to HTML5 can take two different approaches, choosing one of them depends solely on the number of projects. In case you’re having a huge number of courses with inadequate skills, you should outsource for an effective transition from flash to HTML5.

Authoring Tool Trends

eLearning 24-7

I would often dig through the box just to score all the marshmallows and then leave the box with the crummy stuff left behind for my siblings. 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. HTML5 output.

6 Must-have features to look for in SCORM authoring tools

Wizcabin

The SCORM authoring tools need to have important features that will allow for its effective use. The tool is shared with all employees of a company, irrespective of their age, location, or the device they use. Top features you need in a SCORM authoring tool.

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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. With their amazing inbuilt features and cool ready-to-use templates, these authoring tools allow you to develop e-learning courses with any interactivity you can imagine, in a matter of days; this previously took weeks or sometimes, even months to complete. Articulate Storyline is one of the most powerful, standalone, popular e-learning rapid authoring tool.

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). Workflow 3: Software simulations. Intro.

Important Features of an Ideal Rapid Authoring Tool

CommLab India

What is the best rapid authoring tool in the market? How do we choose the right tool that will provide the maximum return on our investment? Well, the answer to these questions is that the choice of a rapid authoring tool is based on your training development needs. Different companies use different parameters to evaluate the tools. So, you need to balance the cost aspect with other important parameters listed below while selecting a tool. Flash.

Updated Comparison of E-Learning Authoring Tools

E-learning Uncovered

With the release of Studio ’13 a few weeks ago, I thought it would be a good time to update my authoring tool comparison grid. As always, this grid reflects MY OPINION of working with each of these tools. If you’d like a more scientific approach to authoring tools, check out the eLearning Guild’s recent authoring tools survey report (you must be a member to view) or register for their free webinar about the report (where I will be a panelist).

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. This blog intends to make it easy for you and help pick the right tool quickly. The eLearning Guild has come out with a report that lists the most desired features in rapid e-learning authoring software.

New mLearning Authoring Tools – Wave #2

mLearning Trends

Much of the need and innovation behind these new products is in direct response to the growing market perception that mobile learning either has or will hit the “tipping point” this year for enterprise adoption and the fact every organization is now faced with questions about how they’ll deliver on this potential and the various expectations being promoted by scores of training departments, sales teams, engineering groups and senior managers waving iPads and Android tablets.

Rapid Authoring Tips to Tackle Legacy Flash eLearning Content

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Welcome to our comprehensive guide to handling legacy Flash eLearning content. This page has all you need to know to on how to rapidly republish or recreate your courses to adapt to the imminent end of Flash at the end of 2020. What is happening to legacy Flash eLearning content?

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

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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.

Pooja Jaisingh – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Learnnovators: What do you think is the future of rapid e-learning authoring tools? Pooja: The future of e-learning authoring tools is to fit the category of ‘simple yet powerful’. Easy enough to begin with, and at the same time having the depth, so that authors are not limited by the tool. I see the future e-learning tools allowing the authors to easily add complex interactions, games, and 2D/ 3D animations with absolutely no programming.

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Developer's Perspective of Adobe Captivate 6

Integrated Learnings

Developers, like me, get excited for new releases of software. Captivate 6 allows for non-graded quizzes as well as branching and partial scoring. A welcome change for Captivate authors is the ability to apply themes. Captivate has always been my favorite tool for software simulations. Further, a single SCORM package can be exported that will adapt to Flash or HTML 5 depending on the learner's system. by Jonathan Shoaf.

POOJA JAISINGH – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

Learnnovators: What do you think is the future of rapid e-learning authoring tools? Pooja: The future of e-learning authoring tools is to fit the category of ‘simple yet powerful’. Easy enough to begin with, and at the same time having the depth, so that authors are not limited by the tool. I see the future e-learning tools allowing the authors to easily add complex interactions, games, and 2D/ 3D animations with absolutely no programming.

Walking down the Interactive Learning Path with Raptivity

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With a tool like Raptivity, educators can bridge this gap by adding meaningful learning interactions (such as brainteasers, interactive diagrams, 3D worlds, games, simulations, assessments and much more) to their digital content. Raptivity is one of the world’s finest interactivity building tools, and is being used worldwide to make teaching content and training workshops more engaging, interactive and enjoyable - be it in the classroom, online or on mobile devices.

Are Your e-Learning Courses Future-Ready?

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

The debate heated up especially after Adobe announced that they will no longer be supporting flash on mobile devices. Does this mean that all e-learning designed using Flash needs to be re-written? The learning interactions I create in Flash today will need to also support HTML5 in the near future. I should be able to integrate Raptivity interactions with any authoring tool that supports HTML5. Needless to say, the Flash option will stay.

The Online Learning Jargon Buster

Learning Pool

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). Flash.

The 25 Most Popular eLearning Templates of 2015

eLearning Brothers

This game is available in multiple versions , including: Storyline | Lectora | HTML5 | Flash. #22 For each correct question in Shootout, you’ll score a goal! This game comes in many versions , including: Storyline | HTML5 | Flash. #18 GameShow is easily one of our most popular templates across each authoring tool, showing up three separate times on this Top 25 list. Other versions: PowerPoint | Captivate | Lectora | HTML5 | Flash. #12

iSpring – The One-Stop Shop to Build Online Courses in PowerPoint

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As he didn’t want the course to intrude on his work hours, he researched for tools to develop the course swiftly, while including a couple of scenarios, drop down assessments, and a survey to capture their feedback. iSpring is a comprehensive e-learning authoring toolkit; a PowerPoint add-in, this tool makes it extremely easy and cost-effective to develop online courses from classroom PowerPoint resources.

SCORM vs AICC: how do they compare?

Elucidat

Many elearning authoring tools let you create a course with SCORM output without any programming knowledge. SCORM lets you monitor basic data like whether a learner has completed a module and their overall score, but it won’t let you track anything more detailed than that.

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How to Publish SCORM Content in Adobe Captivate

LearnUpon

Adobe Captivate is one of the best authoring tools available to eLearning professionals. It also removes the ability to publish flash content as flash is now dead. This option will not report any scores back to LearnUpon. This will then also get the SCORM to report back to LearnUpon the scores obtained and whether a user passes or fails the included exam. Quiz Score: There are two options, percentage or points format.

The brand new Captivate 9 puts Adobe years ahead of the competition

mLearning Revolution

Back in 2012 you would have been hard-pressed to find anything exciting in version 6 of Adobe Captivate, in fact most of the cool stuff at the time was coming from Adobe’s competitors, namely Articulate with their new Storyline software and their latest iteration of Articulate Studio. Captivate Draft strengthens the idea that we are no longer tethered to our stationary computers and that mobile devices are maturing from simple consumption tools to powerful authoring devices.

Have You mEnabled Your eLearning For iPads?

Upside Learning

For most organisations, adopting mobile learning raises the BIG question of “What do we do with our existing content (probably developed in Flash which doesn’t run on the iPad)? However, the software is another story. Because iPads don’t support Flash and a lot of the existing eLearning is Flash-based, it’s essential to convert it to an iPad friendly medium – HTML (yes, back to HTML!) A number of Rapid Authoring tools, like Adobe Captivate 5.5

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10 LMS features that you should in an eLearning platform

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What is LMS software? The formal definition always remains the same, but the utility of an LMS software varies from objective to objective, industry to Industry, and time to time. According to Wikipedia, a learning management system (LMS) is software that administers, documents, tracks, reports, and delivers learning materials, agendas, or educational programs. Your authoring tool is responsive, but the LMS isn’t mobile-compatible. eLearning authoring tools.

How to Publish SCORM Content in Adobe Captivate

LearnUpon

Adobe Captivate is one of the best authoring tools available to eLearning professionals. It also removes the ability to publish flash content as flash is now dead. This option will not report any scores back to LearnUpon. This will then also get the SCORM to report back to LearnUpon the scores obtained and whether a user passes or fails the included exam. Quiz Score: There are two options, percentage or points format.

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The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

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It’s a five-phase framework that instructional designers use; a guideline for building effective training and learning support tools. Authoring Tool. Often paired with an LMS, this software is used to develop content for online learning and training programs. An eLearning content authoring tool is a software package which content developers use to create and package eLearning course content using SCORM or xAPI standards. Flash. HTML5.

E-Learning 101: Straightforward Answers to Fundamental Questions

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Use of content under a traditional copyright requires the authorization from the copyright holder. Use of Creative Commons content is already pre-authorized with the terms and conditions set by the owner. Rather than just tracking course completion and quiz scores, this standard can be used to track a whole host of online or offline activities such as watching a video or performing an action. What is HTML5 and why is it significant for e-learning?

6 Steps To A Better Mobile Learning Strategy

Upside Learning

In context of mlearning native apps score over mobile web when your staff need to access information when in low/no connectivity areas or need to perform specific operations which need to use devices’ native capabilities like camera or higher processing capability. Cross platform development tools may try and resolve this issue but not quite. Flash vs. HTML5 : This is actually not a point of debate anymore.

Enterprise Mobile Learning 2011 - Year in Review

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One year ago today, I offered nine predictions running the gamut of hardware, software, industry players and general market movements based on trends we were experiencing in the commercial mobile learning marketplace; here’s my analysis of where these predictions landed twelve months later. Authoring Tools Will Evolve. Flash will still not be supported on iOS devices in 2011 but this fact will matter far less over time. a.k.a. How On Target Were My 2011 Predictions?

Streamline Your SCORM Content using Storyline 2

Firmwater

Scenario A: you're in the process of assessing authoring tools and started a free trial to see if Storyline meets your needs. Scenario C: you're now in charge of authoring/updating/maintaining training courses for your company using Storyline, but have no solid experience with the tool. Scenario D: you've used authoring tools before, maybe even this one, but need a refresher or simply more Firmwater-specific instructions.

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Any e-learning professional

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It is an entire gamut of e-learning courses, resources, and tools packaged under a particular topic or subject. Games are a great tool to engage the learner and help them stay focused on important and relevant content. H – HTML5. HTML5 is gaining ground where Flash fails. An LMS plays a major role in tracking the activities of your learners, their scores, and generating reports for analysis. T – Tools (Authoring).

GAMIFICATION – PLAYING AT (NOT) LEARNING

Wonderful Brain

Reward systems are best used, and have been employed as marketing tools by product managers and marketers to move stuff off the shelves or entice people into chasing a purchase. Gaming is a tool that’s become a practice morphed into an industry with commercial drivers. (By Seth Godin has recently written, “Knowing about a tool is one thing. Perhaps we need to spend less time learning new tools and more time using them.” Media: Video, HTML5, Flash.

The Enterprise Learning Ecosystem Demystified: Part II

ATD Learning Technologies

With this expanding tool set, BYOD (bring your own device) likely needs to be a part of any comprehensive learning strategy. For starters, if you work in a mid-sized or large enterprise learning and development ecosystem, you know that few commercial, off-the-shelf authoring tools or learning management systems (LMSs) are able to support BYOD. Level 2 has a little more interactivity, including tools like menus and polls.

Articulate Storyline 2: A Year in Review 2016

CommLab India

We’ve come to the end of 2016, and throughout the year, we’ve seen various authoring tools battling it out to prove their worth. At times, I feel the e-learning community works by trial-and-error, working its way around different tools and eventually settling for the one that’s most user-friendly and packs a punch. (I There’s so little room for error that tools today can hardly afford to go wrong.