Expectations From eLearning Authoring Tools

Upside Learning

I came across this mind map by Cammy Bean which covers nearly all the tools available for creating/authoring eLearning content. She tries to find answers to three simple questions regarding each tools mentioned in the mind map –. For many tools, the answers are as expected. Again, the fact surfaces that not all tools are perfect but each tends to be targeted for specific use cases. While some try doing freeform authoring through a template-based authoring tool.

Rapid Authoring – Freeform Vs Template Based

Upside Learning

While working on rapid authored courses (courses authored using rapid authoring tools), I often encounter the decision point of whether to use freeform rapid authoring tools or the traditional template-based tools. Last year, we mentioned that there is a time and place for rapid authoring while opting for it. Here, let me just put some characteristics of the two types of rapid authoring methodologies.

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20 Frequently Asked Questions About E-learning Rapid Authoring Tools

CommLab India

With hundreds of e-learning development software available in today’s marketplace, choosing the right one which fully meets your training needs can be a major challenge. Authoring tools differ in their suitability for various factors such as learning styles, delivery platforms, file formats, e-learning standards, and the e-learning development process. In case you choose a tool that does not fully meet your training needs, you lose more than just your time and money.

20+ eLearning Tools and Resources

DigitalChalk eLearning

With Articulate, you can create interactivity to a presentation by adding slide layers, drag-and-drop interactions, quizzing, screen recording, and software simulation. The Adobe Captivate software helps you create a wide range of interactive eLearning and HTML content. Audacity is a free, open-source, cross-platform software for recording and editing sounds. An easy to use audio recording tool allows the user to upload a file from a prerecorded file.

Rapid eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

Rapid eLearning Tools Satisfaction from the eLearningGuild Research reported Feb 2007 - Course Authoring and Rapid eLearning Tool Satisfaction See also Software Simulation Tools. When the above graphic was taken, it shows the overall satisfaction reported by eLearningGuild members about various tools. Of course, they were more looking at PPT conversion tools. In June 2007, I added a few more rapid eLearning tools.

Adobe Captivate 8 Tutorials

Adobe Captivate

Rapidly author a wide range of mobile-first, responsive eLearning content without programming using an all-new, intuitive UI. Creating a Software Simulation with Adobe Captivate 8. Learn how to create a software simulation in Adobe Captivate 8. Bringing your PPT into Adobe Captivate 8. Learn how to create PPT-based courses in Adobe Captivate 8. Responsive Simulations in Adobe Captivate 8. Learn about Adobe Captivate from Experts.

Articulate 360 – Animation and Interaction Abilities of Storyline 360

CommLab India

Studio 360 – A tool to rapidly convert PPT files into online courses. Replay 360 – An application that can be used to develop software simulations. Peek – A screen-casting tool for Mac and PC. Rise – A responsive e-learning development software. Articulate Review – A tool that allows stakeholders to review online learning materials. Preso – A video creation tool for the iPad.

What’s Hot with Articulate 360? – Part 5: Presenter

CommLab India

In my earlier blogs, we looked at the easy authoring features of Storyline 360 and its ability to create good animations and facilitate effective learning interactions. We saw that the Articulate 360 component enables the development of high quality software simulations and e-learning assessments. Studio 360 is a software application that can be used to transform classroom PowerPoint Presentations into engaging responsive web-based courses.

PowerPoint Tips, Tricks, and Hacks from 29 Experts

eLearningArt

PowerPoint is an extremely powerful tool when used correctly. Below you’ll see responses from some amazing PowerPoint gurus, including: top authors, speakers, instructors, bloggers, and even a handful of PowerPoint MVPs and Microsoft employees! She is one of only 12 Microsoft designated PowerPoint MVPs in the United States and is the author of one of the most popular blogs on the web. Don’t open PPT until you have a clear message.

WBT Development Toolbox

Learning Developments

One of the tasks I've been working on is selecting a tool kit for creating the content. All the products I selected have the following attributes: Create SCORM 1.2/2004 packages Questions and quiz functionality is powerful Easy to add audio soundtracks in to content Import a course story board created in PowerPoint Relatively easy to use compared to other tools in the market Easy to create highly interactive content Articulate. I choose Lectora as the next piece of my tool kit.

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Learning Developments: WBT Development Toolbox

Learning Developments

One of the tasks Ive been working on is selecting a tool kit for creating the content. This product really makes a lot of sense and its integration with PowerPoint makes it easy for more people to become involved in the authoring process. It works within PowerPoint so that any one who knows PPT can quickly come up to speed to create a nice looking presentation. There are certain courses that this tool will work very well for and save lots of development time.

Themes Q&A

Adobe Captivate

In the first screenshot you did see that I inserted two system variables on the main master slide: bottom left the name of the author, and bottom right the slide number. Be careful with the Blank master slide: it is meant to be used for PPT import, and for Software simulations. This short blog is meant for newbies, and is (again) due to what I hear/read on the forums, during (intermediate) training and consultancy job.

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