Desktop and Cloud-Based Authoring Tools: A Clash of the Titans

CommLab India

As training managers and SMEs, we are often involved in discussions with e-learning developers to choose the right authoring tool for our online training programs. Based on the way they are hosted, authoring tools can be classified into two categories. Desktop Authoring Tools (Installed on the desktop). Cloud-Based Authoring Tools (Hosted on an external server and accessed via the internet). Collaborative Authoring.

Rapid (Collaborative) Authoring Tools for developers/SMEs in multiple locations

Janet Clarey

I’ve been slicing and dicing our Authoring Tool KnowledgeBase and doing some online research in response to a question about collaborative rapid authoring tools that developers in multiple locations can use. After looking at the Authoring Tool KnowledgeBase I went to my LinkedIn and Twitter network. PRIMARY type of content is online courses, CBT, conversion of existing content, presentations (and not tests/assessment, games, simulation tools).

MyUdutu: One of those best kept secrets in e-learning authoring tools

Janet Clarey

I’ve used a bunch of desktop authoring tools – Lectora, Dreamweaver, Authorware, Captivate, and Articulate to name a few. I haven’t really used a lot of web-based authoring tools though. Recently, I’ve been exploring collaborative web-based options for a report I’m writing and was reintroduced to MyUdutu (from Udutu). Can also be installed on your server. I was surprised to learn that the tool is FREE as an SaaS solution.