eLearning Authoring Tool Must-Haves!

360 Training

Now that you have authored a draft of your online course content, have carefully crafted learning objectives and assessments, identified key audio and visual support, and planned out some engaging activities to get learners deeply involved in the subject matter, it’s time to build what you’ve designed. What course authoring software will you use? With so many elearning authoring tools available, choosing the right tool can be a daunting task.

How to Choose the Right Course-Authoring Tool


It has your creative juices on a free flow! Have you a selected an authoring tool? A software that will convert your notes into the actual course? A tool that will enable you to integrate multimedia at the right places. With the market rife with these tools, selection can be a daunting process. In this article we uncover the tips to help you choose the perfect course authoring tool. How good are you in learning a new software?


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Self-publishing Checklist for New Authors


As a new author, you want your book to be seen, have an audience and gain some commercial or promotional benefits. Here, in this article, we provide a self-publishing checklist for new authors to effectively launch their books. Writing is easy when your creative juices are flowing.

The Key to Adoption of Collaboration Tools: Process Integration

Dashe & Thomson

Plenty has been written about why employees are slow to adopt enterprise collaboration tools. Most opinions on the matter, however, don’t provide satisfying conclusions about why collaboration tools are so slow to gain traction in large organizations. For example, in a Klint Finley interview called Five Principles for Improving Social Enterprise Adoption , Yakabod CEO Scott Ryser cites the importance of “political juice.”

How to Embed YouTube Videos in PowerPoint to Gamify Your Course

DigitalChalk eLearning

Videos are an important tool in your toolbox. Go to the Playback ribbon under Video Tools and select your preferred playback options (automatic or on-click). By following one of the methods described above, you can really juice up your course! About the Author. Do you have what it takes to become a DigitalChalk guest author? eLearning Tools Tutorials E-Learning Tools Guest Author

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eLEARNING & TRAINING DESIGN: It Just Takes a Spark to Light a Design Fire

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Here’s a tool that might help light an, ahem, spark. If you have such needs, you should absolutely investigate the tool. But here’s maybe a less obvious use for the tool: design inspiration!  But what isn’t endless is time, and sometimes, creative juices. by AJ Walther, COTP. Even the most seasoned designers can hit a design plateau. It’s hard to be inspired all the time! I played around with Adobe Spark this week.

eLEARNING & TRAINING DESIGN: It Just Takes a Spark to Light a Design Fire

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Here’s a tool that might help light an, ahem, spark. If you have such needs, you should absolutely investigate the tool. But here’s maybe a less obvious use for the tool: design inspiration!  But what isn’t endless is time, and sometimes, creative juices. by AJ Walther, COTP. Even the most seasoned designers can hit a design plateau. It’s hard to be inspired all the time! I played around with Adobe Spark this week.

Wanted – Instructional Designer

eLearning 24-7

How many of you who have been offered this amazing opportunity use a rapid course authoring tool? How many of you know why WBT was created or how it is different than CBT or why hummingbirds seem to swarm my feeder as though they are starved for juice? Authoring tools were limited options and each one was not easy to just pick up and start building. You will want them to create a mini course for you, but not on your authoring tool. Talent.

Five top tips to boost creativity

Clear Lessons

It’s is a useful tool to explore new and innovative ways of doing things, but there’s an added benefit to your mental health. Keeping your creative juices flowing can help you combat this, embrace change and feel more in control. Liggy Webb is an award winning and bestselling author, presenter and international consultant specialising in life skills. Five top tips to boost creativity.

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Start an Online Academy ? A Step-by-Step Guide


With this handy tool you can create the most stunning pages and fill them with videos, images, text styles or even embed and mirror external content! Do you have a team of software developers for advanced customizations of your academy? With LearnWorlds there is no need for expensive third-party tools to setup your landing pages. – A much sought-out expertise on a software, method or technique you are an expert. All you need is the right equipment and tools.

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Write To Lead: How to Write the Best Leadership Speeches

Your Training Edge

And it certainly goes without saying that from the days of Plato and Aristotle whose speaking skills swayed many in Ancient Greece, written and spoken has increasingly become a powerful tool of leadership. Creativity is the juice in moving articles and powerful speeches. Author bio: Sydney Whitman is an academic coach combining her daily job with content writing for MyHomeworkDone.

The Rise of LMS Specialists: A Tour of Learning Tech Innovation

Talented Learning

For a thorough understanding of “who’s who” in today’s learning technology space, we have published the LMS Almanac , which includes (among other tools for LMS buyers) 75 in-depth vendor profiles. It’s a totally mobile responsive, ecommerce-centric CMS, LMS and authoring system, designed specifically for running a commercial learning business. 98% of its customers are software companies that need a better way to train their customers.

2020 LMS Trends: An Analyst’s Extended Enterprise Learning Predictions

Talented Learning

This consolidation trend remained front-and-center in 2019, with M&A headlines like these: Absorb Software Acquires Extended Enterprise LMS Provider, eLogic Learning. Absorb Software Acquires Torch LMS. Absorb Software Acquires Cloud-Based Learning Tech Company, ePath Learning. You know the names – Cornerstone , Oracle , Saba Software , SAP SuccessFactors , SumTotal Systems and Workday. Data integration software ( Automate.io , IFTTT , Tray.io , Zapier ).

How to use ActiveCampaign with Your Online Course or Training Based Membership Website with Kay Peacey of Slick Business


Many online course creators struggle to find the best automation tool for their business. One huge challenge people face with CRM tools and WordPress tech tools in general is untangling all of the automations they’ve set up as they were trying to get their first sales.

Workforce Tests That Match Your Learning Objectives: The Issue of Fidelity

Convergence Training

Maybe you’re doing it with an e-learning authoring tool , such as the ones from Articulate, Adobe, or Lectora. Or maybe you’re doing it with quizmaking tool built into your learning management system (LMS). In this article, we’re going to give you tips about something related to test creation that learning experts call fidelity (no, not THAT fidelity–this is not a notably juice blog post despite the wedding ring image above).

Ponder This in your LMS and LXP

eLearning 24-7

Why is anyone buying a desktop authoring tool? You need to have micro-credentialing tied to a university, organization, something with “juice” If I see that same badge from URI I will be impressed, much more so than one from yourvendorname system. I think people like to question the status quo. Well, some people do, and I readily admit I am one of those folks.

Elearning innovation: examples, tips and technology


Let’s take a look at these and get the creative juices flowing! Demonstrating how “grown-up games” can be effective learning tools. 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. Then, when you’re clear on what you’re looking for, it becomes much easier to trial different tools against your criteria.

E-Learning Strategy – The Right Way to Success

eLearning 24-7

If yes, you will need an authoring tool. It is easy to say, “We project the cost of our entire e-learning solution to be $35,000 USD) and from that, we anticipate the cost for an e-learning tool to be XYZ and the rest to be for our learning platform and/or blah blah blah. Think about the following: If people are going to access internally (at your company) what version of browser software do you have? Right now you may be sitting there reading the headline.

Why Great Leaders Care About Creativity


I’m going to assume that your organization falls into the majority and relies heavily on technology and software. Allotting time for you and your employees to read, watch, and study without judgment will allow the creative juices to start to form. About the Author John Eades is the CEO of LearnLoft, a full-service organizational health company which exists to turn managers into leaders and create healthier places to work.

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ET and E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

What makes it exciting is not just the technology but where it can still go – and that is what really gets the juices flowing – just like a nice NY strip steak (I digress). Why have a virtual classroom that in essence is a web conferencing tool where you “aren’t really there”? Create your own app to use with the product, from a “how to” to “software tutorial” to “interactive real life scenarios”, etc.

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Podcasting to Accelerate Sales for Course Creators with Craig Hewitt from Castos


Podcasting can be a terrific source of lead generation, and it can serve as content marketing or inbound marketing for establishing authority in your space. I’m the co-founder of the most powerful tool for building, selling, and protecting engaging online courses called LifterLMS. When I talk to people as a software company, we do have some courses but predominantly as a software company, when I ask them how did you hear about us?

48 Books Every Aspiring Chief Learning Officer Should Read


This is the book you’ll want to keep on your desk and refer to when you’ve run out of juice or need a helping hand. Now, I’m not psychic, but this means that you are currently or will be using learning software soon. He answers the often ignored question, “How can I integrate tech learning tools into my organization successfully?”. You’ll also learn why the concept of presence is such a valuable and useful tool for an online trainer.

Don’t Look at the Designer Behind the Curtain

eLearning Weekly

To really squeeze all the juice out of templates so you can reduce assets and thereby file size, think visual conditioning. I met Bryan Jones on Twitter ( @elearningart ), and he offers many tools including affordable characters at elearningart.com. I made a demo of a very busy software. But, the software also had windows popping open. About the Author. This article, by Eric Matas, is the second of a three part series on the Psychology of Elearning.

World of Learning Conference Review

eLearning 24-7

Super potential, the show has always been ILT (which is still extremely popular in the UK), but there were LMS vendors there and a couple of e-learning, m-learning tools. A lot of attendees are hungry for e-learning information, especially when it comes to specifics such as authoring tools and LMS/learning systems, heck even m-learning and yep, gamification, gaming courses and video courses. There was ZERO authoring tools at the show.

The 5-step elearning content development process


It might be that there’s a motivation issue, lack of awareness or a problem with the on-the-job tools or process. We’d always recommend doing this collaboratively to help get the creative juices flowing. Think about what types of activities, experiences, tools and tips are most likely to work for the audience and goals. . Only when you know exactly what each page should include should you touch your authoring tool and start developing the elearning courses yourself.

10.2 Strategic Ways to Ensure Learning Begets Performance Improvement

Wonderful Brain

Though we are in the realm of change management education is either a tool or a driver of the desired change; either way it is central to a reconstitution of an organization or, for that matter, a brand. Then the learning team surgically examines these outcomes and designs a system to deliver performance improvement using the appropriate tools. Everyone likes to be noticed and in print (on the screen page), it carries a lot of juice, ergo loyalty and effort.

Creating Great Stories for eLearning

Vignettes Learning

On the other hand, eLearning designers, as many may say, "don't have the creative juices" to craft powerful titles and stories. They were converting their paper and pencil assessments into a software-based method using the iPad. The conversation went this way: "We provided an assistance-type of a help guide to help users learn how to use the software and the iPad. Our software developers wondered what was going on here.

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

Now everyone has at least one calculator, some of us have dozens, and they’ve become so cheap that it’s easier to get a new one than buy batteries when the original cells run out of juice. Martin Seligman, former president of the American Psychological Association and author of Learned Optimism and Authentic Happiness [9] , is their ringleader. This is a key dynamic that helps explain the power of apprenticeship and the attendant tools of mentoring and peer coaching.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do!

Learning Visions

Masters degree in Instructional Systems Design Process 10 years at Intel working in tools. We don’t typically create the new tools in eLearning – that innovation is happening in other places – e.g., marketing. We bow to the will of the SME… Little room for creativity New technology gives us new tools. New tools make this easier to implement from cost perspective, but still a big time cost to developing/designing learning campaigns.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning

Learning Visions

Be sure to read Chapter 2 if youre about to start a new project and need some juice before you start brainstorming. Were no longer talking about designing "courses"; instead we need to talk about helping companies design different strategies (and using games, blogs, wikis, instant messaging -- the gamers learning tools), about crafting a strategic approach to learning and performance support throughout an organization.

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