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


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. With evolving learning needs, it is crucial to repurpose the training content and update learners with the latest information. Several organizations consider the utilization of authoring tools as a required industry standard.

10 Training Tracking Tool Options To Boost Team Learning


If you’re in the market for a new learning software provider, a training tracking tool is a must. We’ve broken these out into categories to more easily digest which of these training tracking tools is the best fit. Continu is a training tracking tool that offers a versatile cloud-based interface. It is one of the only LMS companies offering a blended learning tool for both online and classroom training. Streamlined tools for easy workflows.

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What is meant by rapid authoring

Ed App

The short answer is that rapid authoring is as its name describes: quick creation. I was still creating lesson plans for my English language learners with paper and pencil. While there were some rapid authoring tools available, they were generally used by software developers and not known by the general public, at least not to any of the teachers I knew or any of the “teaching material” courses I attended. Rapid authoring. How rapid authoring works.

Adobe Captivate 2019 release

Adobe Captivate

As we now know, Static Fluid Boxes have to maintain their aspect ratio. While we may not be able to immerse learners entirely in reality, this version of Captivate takes a few big steps toward that direction. You can now create a virtual reality eLearning project that learners can view on their computer screen, mobile device and even using a VR headset. Learners can turn in all directions and view whatever environment you wish to display to them.

Is E-Learning Possible Without Learning Management System?

Your Training Edge

Learners can access it; when and where they need. It saves time and is a cost-effective method for organizations to keep their learners updated with the advancements. You will not just upload the things online and instruct your learners to access it. You will definitely build a community so that you can track the complete tasks, send assignments to learners and provide them a pleasant environment. Why will they spend $5 on average per learner in a month?

How to Insert Storyline 2 Content Into Lectora


Today’s blog post is an excerpt from the free Trivantis® eBook, An Articulate® Storyline® User’s Guide to Lectora® : While developing an eLearning course, you may find that wrapping Storyline 2 in Lectora can help bring together the functionalities of both tools. Otherwise a learner will not be able to advance through a multiple page course. Holding control (to maintain the window ratio), resize the web window 
to fit your screen. Authoring Tools Blog How-to Lectora Basics

3 Handy Tips for Better Mobile Learning


Keep your learners engaged by selecting the right lesson size for the devices they’ll be using. If your learners will be using a variety of mobile devices, it can feel challenging to select a lesson size that will work for all of them. Luckily, some tools, such as SmartBuilder, will generate lessons that automatically adjust the lesson width to fill the width of the device, and adjust the height to maintain the lesson’s aspect ratio.

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Collaborative Learning Lessons from Wikipedia (and Small Insects.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Collaborative Learning Lessons from Wikipedia (and Small Insects) by Jim on February 15, 2011 in Informal Learning , performance support , social learning One thing that has always struck me as particularly fascinating about social learning is how it is often at its most effective when its direction is provided by the learners themselves.

Building Strategies for a Successful eTraining Implementation

Global eTraining

Integrations: During Implementation, GeT determined the best course of action was to make training as accessible to learners as possible. The client’s IT department deployed the ‘GeT Know-How’ Autodesk Software Plugin to all workstations within the organization, packaged with their Autodesk software, eliminating the need for end users to request access and installation.

Section 508 and WCAG: Why Should a Learning Designer Care

CommLab India

Well, Section 508 and WCAG establish a set of rules that when followed, ensure your e-learning content is accessible to even learners with disabilities such as blindness, low vision, speech and hearing impairments, learning disability, limited movement, and photosensitivity. Providing a text alternative that describes media such as images or animations is important to help visually impaired learners understand what’s happening onscreen. Text and images have a minimum ratio of 4.5:1.

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Types of meaningful processing

Clark Quinn

In an previous post , I argued for different types and ratios for worthwhile learning activities. What I’m looking for is ways to get learners to do processing in ways that will assist their ability to do. So one situation is where the learner has to execute the right procedure. An idea I had heard of before, but was reiterated through Socratic Arts (Roger Schank & cohorts) was to have learners observe (e.g.

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EduMe Updates Content Look and Creation Process to Mirror Successful Social Media UI


A content creator perspective: authoring a Slideshow Lesson. In a nutshell, our new format provides a more intuitive, quick and easy way for admins to create learning material without compromising on the effectiveness of their learners’ experience.

A Recipe for Explaining eLearning During Thanksgiving

eLearning Brothers

YOU: “So it behooves us as eLearning professionals to make training available and convenient wherever our learners are. YOU: “Furthermore, we’re not just chasing learners over the river and through the woods to their new devices. Learners want more than the Turkey Bowl and the Peanuts Thanksgiving Special. To engage new learners, we have to stay abreast of new developments in media and entertainment.”.

March 2016 eLearningArt Updates


Free eLearning tool of the month: Aspect ratio calculator. I’ve continued my project of creating free tools that help me solve specific problems. This week, I’d like to highlight the: Aspect Ratio Calculator : A lot of times, you know the size of your original image. I’m trying to fit the image into a width of 800 pixels to fit in my eLearning authoring tool.

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Is MOODLE Compatible with Section 508?

CommLab India

Well, by making your Learning Management System (LMS) accessible to learners with disabilities. MOODLE adheres to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), Authoring Tools Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG), and the guidelines to develop Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA). Supports, with some exceptions, color use to convey information and contrast ratio for the visual representation of text. The power of the Web is in its universality.

Video and LMSs – Why changes will need to be made in 2014

eLearning 24-7

Analytics tied to video – they want to know what learner accessed the video course or video, how many times, how often, where did the go – From a video course standpoint – analytics is not really in play right now with LMS vendors (VLP a tad different, but not that robust). Ability to play video courses within a LMS – not as a component within the authoring tool – rather as a pure standalone.

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4-Real-world elearning challenge: Improve call center customer satisfaction


THE BUSINESS GOAL WE CRAFTED: Increase satisfaction ratings from 67% in 2018 to 90% in 2019, by maintaining an escalation ratio of 40% of all calls (+/- 2%), with at least 95% of escalated calls meeting escalation criteria. We need to create practice activities that support the learner skill or behavior. We brainstorm ideas with our client, SMEs, representative learners, and our own team (we might include ID, developer, perhaps graphic designer and project manager).

Leverage Enhanced Lectora 17 Features for Rapid eLearning Development

CommLab India

As learning and training head toward mobile devices, Lectora Inspire has set her direction and transformed fast as a rapid authoring software that can create mobile-friendly courses. Maintain Aspect Ratio for Videos in a Hassle-free Way. Now in Lectora 17, you can maintain aspect ratio even though you resize videos and you can reset the video to its original size. Earlier, in the previous versions of Lectora, it was difficult to maintain and lock the aspect ratio.

How to convert a PowerPoint to SCORM


It tracks the interactions that a learner has with a piece of content and also allows you to incorporate interactivity, exams, quizzes and much more inside the course. When coupled with video tracking (preventing learners from skipping through content) it begins to emulate the experience of a presentation. The authoring tools that are used to create SCORM files are not a million miles away from the structure that PowerPoint uses so you won’t need to rethink the structure too much.


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We will often release trainings that are “optional” instead of “mandatory” for our learners, and it’s not easy to delineate these two scenarios and it creates some havoc from a reporting perspective.”. Continu offers a versatile cloud-based interface and is one of the only LMS companies offering a blended learning tool for both online and classroom training. Streamlined tools for easy workflows. Content authoring and creation.

The Best Approaches to E-Learning Localization  


Select the right authoring tool. When it comes to e-learning course creation and design, there are various authoring tools that you can choose from. It is better to select such a tool that will allow you to easily translate and localize your content afterwards. There are several such authoring tools on the market that include Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline , Articulate Rise, iSpring, Trivantis Lectora and a few others.

Recommended Learning Systems

eLearning 24-7

The front-end (learner side) is quite good, the administration side is the one of the best I’ve seen. The learner side is quite good, and functionality wise this is a very good system. PeopleFluent Learning – Take one part revamp of NetDimensions, another part of Gomo authoring tool, add Instilled LXP (which should be renamed as an Digital Learning Platform) and lastly Watershed LRS. A fun system for learners.

Hospitality LMS: What to Know


But unlike an Intranet, a hospitality LMS offers a better interface, the ability to integrate with other company software programs, and complete training tracks. This system is also an authoring tool which means companies can create training materials directly onto this platform without the aid of third parties. There is a built in communication tool which allows teachers to interact with their students in a hospitality elearning environment. Learner interface.

How to Create Interactive and Engaging Mobile Learning Courses

CommLab India

You can develop the course for a standard screen size; even if the screen sizes of desktops differ, the ratio remains the same most of the time. Mobile devices, however, differ in both screen size and ratio (smartphones, tablets, iPads). Considering these differences, you need to choose an authoring tool that offers responsive output so that the course automatically adjusts to the screen size of the mobile device it is accessed on.

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Inspired learning

Learning with e's

I spent my time developing software packages for 'computer assisted learning' which were text heavy but interactive, and then assessing how effective they were as tools to engage learners. My time spent between 1996-1998 on the RATIO project firmed up my ideas on distance learning, and how students could be engaged remotely using a choice of tools. Most of my current talks and presentations centre on the new technologies and how they engage learners.

A Step-By-Step Guide to Designing Blended Online Courses

eThink Education

Analyze your learners’ expectations and requirements through: Entry level tests – e.g., when teaching a foreign language. The best online courses provide a one-hour live instructor-led session in a virtual classroom for every 4 hours of self-paced learning (a 1:4 ratio). Self-paced learning allows learners to go through the course content as quickly or as slowly as they desire at their convenience. About the Author.

Guest Blogger, Bryan Jones of – How to Repurpose Content in under 1 hour


The following article is reposted on with author’s permission. Create realistic scenarios that force learners to make decisions. If you look at the quote graphics in the eLearning trends article , you’ll notice that they’re a 16:9 aspect ratio. Guess what aspect ratio a video is?… For those, I created the graphics in the optimal Twitter aspect ratio of 2:1. Repeat those steps for all 10 authors.

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Adobe Captivate to Convert PowerPoint Presentations to E-learning

CommLab India

Many organizations prefer to convert their PowerPoint presentations, used in classrooms, into interactive e-learning courses using rapid authoring tools. A key element in the conversion of PowerPoint presentations, used in instructor-led training sessions, into interactive and engaging e-learning courses, is the use of the right rapid authoring tool 3. Today, we will see how to accomplish the task using a widely used rapid authoring tool – Adobe Captivate.

Ultimate eLearning terms you should know: Part 2 (M-Z)


Mastery score: Defines the score a learner must achieve to pass a SCORM module. Many instructors and course developers feel that it’s essential to offer learners mobile options. Instructional designers increasingly need to develop responsive mobile learning content that can adapt to the many devices learners now use. Instead of viewing intelligence as a general ability, the multiple intelligences theory asserts that different learners can excel in different areas.

Australian Online Training Best Practice Guide for Regulators and RTO’s


This white paper is intended to provide, policy writers, authors of units of competency, regulators and online training providers with integrity measures that must be in place to ensure the integrity of online learning outcomes. 2.4 Multi choice wrong ratio. In many cases high integrity online training can provide better learning outcomes through the use of engaging multi-media technologies that can be studied at the learner’s own pace.

eLearning Costs : eLearning Technology

Tony Karrer

Personal Learning Informal Learning Corporate eLearning eLearning Design Authoring Tools Rapid e-Learning Tools eLearning (e-Learning) e-Learning Software Blended e-Learning e-Learning Tools Learning Management Systems (LMS) e-Learning ROI and Metrics Search via eLearning Learning for first time visitors Thursday, September 10, 2009 eLearning Costs : eLearning Technology A reader sent a note asking my opinion on the vendor pricing in The Great eTrain Robbery?

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5 Essential Rapid E-Learning Tips

Rapid eLearning

Without rapid elearning tools, she’d be hard pressed to offer her team the benefits of online learning. However, with rapid elearning tools she’s gone from no elearning to dozens of quick hit elearning courses. Most of them are one or two person teams who have to do everything from creating their own graphics to all of the course authoring. This way I can use the title for information, but the learner doesn’t see it in the published course.

Thermometers, Assessments, and the Need to Know

360 Training

Let’s say you have a tool—your test—that you expect to measure mastery of certain knowledge or skills. If the tool is properly calibrated—if the assessment is reliable and valid—when the tool says there is low mastery, the observer will independently come to that same conclusion, and the track record will show performance issues. Now we would expect that all students who understood the 1:4 ratio and who were able to do simple division would be able to pass the question.

Top E-Learning Trends for 2018


Subscription Tools & Learning and Science-based Learning . Artificial Intelligence (AI) has significantly climbed up the ladder from last year and industry experts forecast an optimistic future for its use. “ We are now seeing it used in real organizations right across the learning journey from learner engagement, learner support, LMS delivery, teaching courses and assessment. ” Renaldo Lawrence, motivational speaker and author. .

Can Games Transform the World? | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

In the same article, Thompson quotes Jane McGonigal, a game designer and author of Reality is Broken , to help us understand why games work. There are many elements of games and simulations that, when designed effectively, can help our learners achieve a state of flow: rich back stories and characters, compelling plotlines, and that delicate balance between something that is difficult, yet still achievable.

10 Data-Science terms and their applications

Playware Studios

For example an organisation’s LMS database may hold detailed information about the current year’s workforce learning resources, learner information and progress whereas its data warehouse may be much larger and process the data from the past 5 years of its operations. Statistical analysis is one of the key tools in any effort to make-sense-of and draw insights from such large and diverse types pf data, aggregation makes Big Data amenable for statistical analysis.

Insight – The Top 50 LMS 2017 Report

eLearning 24-7

Well, sort of for authoring tools. I’ve gone thru my criteria before and the approach including weights and points based on a whole slew of categories including learning evironment, mobile, social, administration, reporting, learner functionality, capabilities of the system, technological infrastructure, training/support, overall service, forward thinking and adaptability. Number of users (a range of users i.e. learners to choose from).