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. 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.

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. 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. The development of interactive, online learning is what we now call eLearning, and rapid authoring is how these eLearning courses are created.

Authoring Tool for Creating iPhone/Android Apps

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

MLearnCon is in SanJose June 2011 so I'd love to see this tool and others like it in the expo. With automatic content scaling, Corona dynamically adapts the images in your app for any screen, resolution, or aspect ratio. It's a little pricey at $350 but if it does what it says it does you can bet i'm going to check it out. They also have a 30 day trial. If you have used this to create an elearning experience or serious game PLEASE let me know.

Adobe Captivate 2019 release

Adobe Captivate

As we now know, Static Fluid Boxes have to maintain their aspect ratio. In this video tutorial, I’ll show you how easy it is to import a variety of question types into your Adobe Captivate project using CSV files that you can edit or create using spreadsheet software such as Microsoft Excel or Apple Numbers. Fluid Boxes – Adobe is Listening! When Fluid Boxes were launched in Captivate 2017 Release, I was pleased with this approach to responsive design.

Responsive eLearning with Captivate 2017 ? Part 4: Adding objects to Fluid Boxes

Adobe Captivate

Watch this tutorial to learn how to add objects to Fluid Boxes, move object to a different Fluid Box, unlock objects from the Fluid Box, maintain aspect ratio of objects inside Fluid Boxes, and resize the objects inside Fluid Boxes. Blog Fluid Box Responsive "Elearning authoring tools" add objects to fluid boxes Adobe Captivate adobe captivate responsive blog captivate fluid boxes captivate responsive design fluid box Objects

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5 IconLogic Mini-Courses That Need to Be on Your Radar

eLearning Brothers

Because there are so many different devices on the market with no set-in-stone standard aspect ratio for all these screens, some fancy programming has to come into effect. Camtasia is a versatile video editing software with a simple and intuitive interface. As such, Camtasia is an excellent tool for creating good eLearning using PowerPoint presentations, images, video, audio, and even quizzes. Articulate is a widely used authoring tool for developing eLearning courses.

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ID and e-Learning Links (6/9/14)

Experiencing eLearning

tags: adobe captivate e-learning tools m-learning. The ALL NEW Adobe Captivate 8 Blends Authoring Ease with Game-Changing Mobile Support « Rapid eLearning | Adobe Captivate Blog. tags: adobe captivate e-learning tools m-learning. The article and research are from 2004, and I expect these ratios have gone down in the last 10 years. The estimates here say it’s a 10:1 ratio for faculty time and about $25K per credit hour.

Data and Dashboards and Decisions – Oh My!

Talented Learning

Laura is widely recognized as an authority in marketing measurement and performance, content management, marketing operations and data analytics. We now expect one-click access to data from tools we use for email campaigns, social media and web content management. This signal-to-noise (SNR) concept is a ratio used in science and engineering to measure the strength of a relevant signal to irrelevant background noise. Why Does Signal-to-Noise Ratio Matter?

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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. Holding control (to maintain the window ratio), resize the web window 
to fit your screen. Authoring Tools Blog How-to Lectora Basics

Is E-Learning Possible Without Learning Management System?

Your Training Edge

It is software that enables you with an online platform for delivering learning material and managing all the movements through numerous tools. If you have designed your course in different pages of a website, you can track your learners by web analysis tools and by monitoring the clicks. As a result, companies are turning to collaborative tools such as Yammer and ePath that promotes performance-based learning. It also increases the ratio of engagement.

Three Things to Do Before Building Your E-Learning Course

Rapid eLearning

Many e-learning courses are 4:3 aspect ratio. The other common aspect ratio is 16:9. However, you’re not confined to either one of those aspect ratios. What we often see is that someone opens the e-learning software and starts working on the course using the default settings. This can be problematic because when you modify the aspect ratio of the slide, it means the existing content may get skewed or require a bunch of tweaking to get it re-aligned.

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3 Handy Tips for Better Mobile Learning


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. This means that all you need to do to guarantee that no scrolling is needed is pick a lesson size that fits the aspect ratio of the device with the highest height to width aspect ratio. Authoring Mobile / HTML5 authoring mobile

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How Technology Can Make Corporate Training Programs More Effective

Your Training Edge

Similarly, installed ring bells, Wi-Fi powered cameras with integrated speakers ‘system, and even a bit old headphones connected with Skype, Slack, Bitrix24, and whatever digital software you use make it un-problematic for boss and employees to stay connected at all times. With different uses of screening tools and created polls input, companies get well-rehearsed acquaintances with employees, keeping up with their potentials and job skills fluencies.

Finance Market Simulations Teach You How to Grow Your Wealth

Your Training Edge

In this article, we will talk about eight powerful tools that can help you pick up skills to grow your wealth (or nurture a bright career as finance professional). One can also analyze their investment strategies in detail using metrics like Sharpe Ration, Information Ratio, Sortino Ratio and Treynor Ratio. This simulator platform is a powerful tool for academic and organizational trainers allowing them to develop customized business simulations.

5 Latest Updates to Lectora Online 3.2

CommLab India

The growing demand for cloud-based authoring tools is propelled by cost considerations. Unlike “traditional” e-learning tools, cloud-based learning applications need not be installed on a computer. One of the most popular cloud-based authoring tools is Lectora Online. The latest version of this e-learning development software, Lectora Online 3.2, Today, we will look at five major updates to this web-based authoring tool from Trivantis.



Dr Rima is an avid reader, writer, speaker/moderator, social worker and has authored multiple thought leadership articles. The increasingly healthy ratio holds true even in our offices in tier II cities (some having a ratio of 45:55), it is a matter of pride for us.

How to create an online course with your LMS


Once selected, you’re able to adjust the size and ratio of your image. It will get you to answer questions about what knowledge you’re sharing and what tools you’re using to give your learners the best possible course. To ensure maximum retention, using this tool will keep your course simple and effective. Industry authoring course design learning management system online courses

Time Estimates for eLearning Development

Experiencing eLearning

The biggest difference in their benchmark is the time to develop in an authoring tool, which is significantly higher than if you use Chapman’s data alone. This estimate says that Captivate and Storyline development generally take 2 hours per finished minute to produce, or a ratio of 120:1. Chapman’s estimate is closer to 20:1 for the authoring/programming section, so there’s a pretty large discrepancy. Authoring/Programming is 18% or 99 hours.

7 Benefits of Implementing a HR Software System

Your Training Edge

This is where HR software systems come into play. Here are the top 7 benefits of using a HR software system: It improves employee engagement. When you install specialist HR software, you are sending employees a clear signal: “We care about making your working life better.” You can use software to administer anonymous surveys, thus identifying problems early on. Software not only helps you hire the right people, but it also improves your chances of retaining them.

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Why Training Staff with Spaced Repetition Works

Ed App

Say hello to the OSF Ratio. If you’re wondering what on Earth the OSF Ratio is and what it has to do with spaced repetition, all you need to remember is ‘on-the-job, social, formal.’ ’ The ratio is dependent on the company’s training and team performance effectiveness, as well as the company’s size. Using the OSF Ratio, companies can deploy the best possible training programs for staff.

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Starting a Customer Education Program: What You Should Know

Talented Learning

He also authored the new book, Customer Education: Why Smart Companies Profit by Making Customers Smarter. For example, many SaaS ( Software as a Service ) businesses focus on CAC/LTV ratio — ( Customer Acquisition Cost vs. Customer Lifetime Value ). In contrast to selling on-premise software or other types of products in an upfront purchase transaction, SaaS models are usually based on subscription payments that accrue over time.

What One Thing…?

E-learning Uncovered

His suggestion is to pick a high-leverage activity—something that doesn’t just have a one-to-one ratio of time and benefit. Created a style guide for authoring tool developers. Uncategorized design development e-learning e-learning design eLearning productivity project management resources time management to-do list tools I recently read a book summary of Gary Keller’s book, The One Thing.

Section 508 and WCAG: Why Should a Learning Designer Care

CommLab India

This is a helpful tool for checking and calculating foreground and background color combinations. Text and images have a minimum ratio of 4.5:1. Contrast ratio helps determine whether people with color blindness and visual impairments can discern the contrast between 2 colors. There are a number of authoring tools in the market to develop eLearning courses. All 3 tools fully support this functionality.

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Building Strategies for a Successful eTraining Implementation

Global eTraining

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. Recently, a new Global eTraining (GeT) client identified during their implementation meeting that they had experienced poor adoption with their previous training solution and there was a need to up-skill staff and set certification objectives.

Customer Engagement Metrics: What Marketers Can Teach Learning Pros

Talented Learning

Laura is widely recognized as an authority in marketing measurement and performance, content management, marketing operations and data analytics. Optimizing customer experiences with processes, systems and tools that make it possible to engage customers on their terms and reinforce those relationships over time. ” Share of wallet, then, is a ratio that compares how much a customer spends with your organization vs. the customer’s overall spending in that category.

Choosing an E-learning Vendor? Review this Checklist First

CommLab India

Contact these references and assess the vendor by asking them about details of projects handled by the vendor, technology or software used to develop the project, and adherence to deadlines and the budget. To ask intelligent questions on this aspect, do some research on general e-learning software. Find out whether the vendor has: Licensed software and authoring tools and the expertise to use them. What is the ‘cost to quality’ ratio?

Types of meaningful processing

Clark Quinn

In an previous post , I argued for different types and ratios for worthwhile learning activities. I wonder if any of the authoring tools on the market right now include such a template! I’ve been thinking about this (and working on it) quite a bit lately. I know there are other resources that I should know about (pointers welcome), but I’m currently wrestling with several types of situations and wanted to share my thinking.

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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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How to convert a PowerPoint to SCORM


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. So let’s look at a couple of tools that allow you to achieve this. Authoring tools. Here are the three of the most commonly used authoring tools for this process. This opens up iSpring QuizMaker (a tool available in the iSpring Suite).


How Corporate Videos Can Help Prepare & Train New Recruits?

Your Training Edge

Apart from being a widely held media that everyone at the present is hooked on to, here are some findings which makes it an influential tool to use for accomplishing your goals and objectives: Businesses that use videos grow at a much faster rate of 49% every year than those who don’t. Content viewed through a video format has a higher retention ratio than other types.

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

eLearning 24-7

Ability to play video courses within a LMS – not as a component within the authoring tool – rather as a pure standalone. I should note that I am talking about video and not “video” that some folks will do – which is nothing more than a screen capture and record – which often comes via a 3rd party authoring tool. Video compression tool - One of the biggest issues with video is the byte size of the video and compression.

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Is “Rapid” eLearning Design and Development Possible?

Bottom-Line Performance

In a 2008 post by Tom Kuhlman, author of the Rapid e-Learning Blog (one of my favorite blogs), it’s 40 hours. Here’s what he has to say (on another topic actually – professional narration): Rapid elearning development has a 33:1 ratio in development time. I suppose it could be true if you already had your learning objectives, course design, and content defined and were at the point of programming it into your authoring tool.

Is “Rapid” eLearning Design and Development Possible?

Bottom-Line Performance

In a 2008 post by Tom Kuhlman, author of the Rapid e-Learning Blog (one of my favorite blogs), it’s 40 hours. Here’s what he has to say (on another topic actually – professional narration): Rapid elearning development has a 33:1 ratio in development time. I suppose it could be true if you already had your learning objectives, course design, and content defined and were at the point of programming it into your authoring tool.

Is MOODLE Compatible with Section 508?

CommLab India

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. Visually-challenged learners can read the screen through the Job Access With Speech (JAWS) screen reader software in Microsoft Internet Explorer.