Authoring Tools for E-Learning: The Definitive Guide


Enter content authoring tools*. What are Content Authoring Tools? What are the Different Types of Authoring Tools. Benefits and Challenges of E-Learning Authoring Tools. Authoring Tools You Might Consider.

Best of the Best: Content Authoring Tools

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Again, not every tool below is SaaS based, but at some point, you have to move to the SaaS world, especially if you are offering or saying you do – some type of mobile learning functionality. I’ve seen some authoring tools that fit most of the criteria above, but whose ease of use is substandard or even really bad. There is never any pay for play here – even my vendor clients are aware that they may not win best of the best.

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Rapid Content Authoring Tools: Market, Mayhem and Reality

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As the evolution of e-learning continues, the rapid content authoring tools (RCAT) market follows suit. This is a growing market with new vendors showing up, but at the same time, others disappearing. While the assumption would be that all the products are alike, or that fee based tools are superior to their free counterparts, nothing could be farther than the truth. Once you did though, you could do quite a lot with the tool. 43 Vendors do not have one.

How beneficial is E-Learning software for businesses?

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ELearning software and platforms are one such example of how technology has evolved to make teaching and learning so accessible for everyone. A onetime investment in good software for online teaching will save almost everything from time and money to extra manual efforts.

How beneficial is E-Learning software for businesses?

Your Training Edge

ELearning software and platforms are one such example of how technology has evolved to make teaching and learning so accessible for everyone. With an eLearning software or a simple eLearning platform integration, companies do not only save time and effort but a lot more that would have been spent on all the above-listed factors. A onetime investment in good software for online teaching will save almost everything from time and money to extra manual efforts.

The Top 10 Most Used Online Employee Training Tools: Part 2


In our previous installment of this series we suggested 6 of the most essential tools for online employee training, focusing mainly on the kind of tools that you’ll need for content creation-related tasks. Excel as a tool for online training you might ask?

LCMS - Warehouse and Authoring

Tony Karrer

One thing is pretty clear, LCMS tools have really headed towards a kind of super Authoring tool and there's a related but quite distinct need for support for a Warehouse. In a true enterprise deployment of LCMS all learning content and original source files regardless of what tools may have been used to develop it are stored and meta tagged in the LCMS central repository facilitating quick and easy search and retrieval. External vendors can work with the LCMS as well.

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A welcome to Elearnity Vendor Perspectives

Clive on Learning

Called Vendor Perspectives (slightly ironic as 'vendor' is very much a US expression, where we tend to say 'supplier') the service provides intelligence about available solutions to potential buyers in all the usual product and service categories, including custom content providers, authoring tools, learning management platforms, etc. For this service to really take off it must first of all get buy-in from vendors.

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

Talented Learning

No better time to step back and look at the big picture. But the industry’s unbridled expansion started to lose steam a couple of years ago, when vendors began seeking growth through acquisition. Absorb Software Acquires Torch LMS. Data integration software.

Halloween Edition – Tricks and Treats

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As a kid growing up, our house had a lot of pictures of clowns. Makes me thrilled to know that this system, tool, solution, content really does what it says it does, it works, it delivers, it provides people with the essentials, to make their learning and training exceptional. .

Tool Issue: XMind, WorldMapper, Balsamiq, VoiceThread, EtherPad, and Flowgram

Mark Oehlert

Their products allow you to create software mockups easily and quickly. So a couple more tools. The last two tools are a bit more complex but offer some interesting options for building content.

E-Learning Tricks and Treats

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It didn’t appear until after I snapped the picture. . dominKnow – The cloud based authoring tool continue to strike a nice blend between authoring (its core) and the publish of responsive content that is actually responsive (not all authoring tools really can deliver that, fyi).

Top Learning Systems Trends – A 2019 Extended Enterprise Market Guide

Talented Learning

As analysts, we strive to make sense of the complexity, not just because it’s fascinating but also because we want to help you make better-informed software decisions. Every day, we interview vendors to understand their product strategy, features and roadmap.

How to choose the right LMS

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The minus: vendors come out of the woodwork to tell you their system meets those needs. No vendor could say honestly that their system is the best for you, because they are missing a lot of information. Write vendors’ names on pencils and throw them at the ceiling. Whichever sticks – is your vendor. There is no one size fits all vendor. There is “no one size fits all” LMS vendor. So many choices out there.

Product Review – Articulate Storyline 2

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No SaaS – While the e-learning industry as a whole is going into the cloud, AT vendors as a whole are staying with desktop, even though they have features such as notes (ideal for collaboration, SME peer review in the cloud). Some AT vendors have removed it as well.

Readers Q&A on E-Learning

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Topics covered in this quarter’s Q&A: Assessment Tools in 2020. LMS Vendors to watch. Q: I attended your session on the Future of E-Learning 2020 and was curious on your perspective of where assessment tools will be in 2020. A: I’m split on the fence with standalone assessment tools (example: Questionmark). Most of them (not all), offer multiple capabilities beyond an assessment tool in say an authoring tool or a LMS.

Five LMS Sins

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As a vendor though, whether you are based in the states or going into the states (from another country), the price wars await you. Next thing you know, the other vendor retorts, “I can beat that” and just like that, as a vendor you are in a war. .

Reasons why you need to outsource the creative production process

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It also provides the creative agency with the opportunity to focus on the strategy and the bigger picture rather than the execution and delivery. Nowadays large companies and firms are looking to gain greater control, transparency and efficiency across their marketing spend.

Is Elucidat an alternative to Articulate Storyline and Adobe Captivate?


Since the birth of elearning, a pair of innovative software giants have carved out their place as industry favorites: Articulate Storyline and Adobe Captivate. The authoring basics. With each of these authoring tools, you can: Create SCORM-compliant elearning content.

#Mlearncon Keynote: Karen McGrane: Wysiwyg is dead!

Challenge to Learn

We need a new paradigm for authoring! This is really what we as a vendor of an authoring tool are struggling with. I had all the pieces of the jigsaw puzzle and she showed me the total picture. And finally our big challenge: a new authoring experience.

An eLearning revolution: From professional development to knowledge sharing

Challenge to Learn

Sharing your knowledge is as easy as sharing your latest picture through the social media. Specialized, complex and expensive software allowed them to create bespoke eLearning solutions. As a vendor we need to be ahead of the curve.

How Not to Adopt an LCMS


Modern learning organizations understand that, in order to provide learners with the resources they expect (such as content personalization, mobile learning, microlearning, and just-in-time support) new technology tools are no longer a “nice to have” — they’re a necessity.


Is Elucidat an alternative to Articulate Storyline and Adobe Captivate?


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. Overcoming the authoring skills gap.

Social Learning and LMSs Marketplace

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As social learning continues to grow, LMS/LCMS vendors are taking various approaches. LMS/LCMS vendors are following one of three approaches when it comes to social learning. In any other market, the goal is to be number one, yet for whatever reason, in this market when it comes to social learning, there are a significant number of vendors, who would rather just sit on the sidelines. Time for these vendors to wake up, or see your audience share disappear.

Degreed Definitions: Getting Started with xAPI (Part 2)


If you’re an L&D professional (not a vendor), you have many options in getting xAPI enabled in your organization without doing much, if any, coding work. You’ll also need to choose the tools you want to use or evaluate your existing learning tools’ capabilities.

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8 Things You Need To Know BEFORE Outsourcing Online Training


There’s also the cost-saving benefit of not having to purchase your own authoring tools and reducing in-house L&D payroll. Identify your organization's key goals and objectives before starting your vendor search. Current Resources & Tools. Vendor’s Work Process.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: E-Learning Project Reality: Guerrilla Instructional Design

Learning Visions

Mostly software training, with bits of process and product information thrown in for good measure. Lots of software interactivity. Schedules dont always work out, so more often this is a one-on-one tour of the software and the content notes with the trainer.

The Forgetting Curve: What It Is and Why It Matters

Bottom-Line Performance

You’ll hear vendors cite the forgetting curve as the reason you need their product or service. A clear value proposition for the learner, who should understand how the training connects to the bigger picture. Online learning tools that are available on learners’ device of choice.

What is Tin Can and SCORM?

KZO Innovations

SCORM is a set of technical standards for e-learning software products. It tells programmers how to write their code so that it works well with other e-learning software. So, if you need to capture and evaluate the big picture of learning within an organization, more sophisticated analytics are required in order to collect and interpret activities through the context of “learning.”


How Do You Define Digital Learning?

CLO Magazine

Now we have artificial intelligence and cognitive tools making learning more intelligent and prescriptive than ever. So, digital learning is not all digital, but it should take advantage of digital tools in an integrated way. Vendors like Udacity and edX offer this.

Security Awareness Tips for LMS Administrators

Web Courseworks

As the software industry continues to move away from purchased client/server applications and toward cloud-based SaaS (software as a service) solutions, LMS administrators must rethink the means that they employ to keep their system free from attack, and most importantly, keep their data secure.

Product Review: Plateau TMS (Talent Management System)

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Reporting Tool. On the top of the screen, a profile is visible, identifying the delegators which is a pull down, followed by a profile picture (if applicable), the title of the person and if there are any pending approval requests. The reporting tool comes with the system. The tool is sort of a standalone that goes back into the system. I-Content is not an authoring tool, so Plateau is not involved in the actual content creation, that is left up to the end user.

What are the 10 best features of mobile learning?

Ed App

Mobile-focused authoring tool. A great deal of eLearning is authored in separate software and by different people compared to a company’s own LMS. The rise of mobile and the smaller screen means all software should be designed mobile first.

DoceboInspire: ‘AI Cowboys’ & Learning Personalization


While vendors like Amazon, Spotify, and Netflix have succeeded at personalizing their platforms in the consumer sphere, Docebo is leading the charge in filling the vacuum in the learning industry. I think that looking at AI as a silver bullet is missing the bigger picture.

What’s in Your Technology-Enabled Learning Toolbox?

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Last week, we looked at the building blocks of technology-enabled learning , from elements like learning objectives that are common across all training formats to those that are specific to digital formats, like content authoring tools. Content authoring tools.