Rapid eLearning Through Software Simulations And Screencasts

Upside Learning

Previously when I discussed freeform and template-based rapid content authoring tools, I kept software simulation tools aside. The main reason was that such simulation tools are not always used for developing just any type of learning but focused on training content creation for a specific software application or system. The software simulation in turn, can be divided into screen capturing tools and interactive simulation development tools.

What is an LMS authoring tool?

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While e-learning authoring tools are a must – in every L&D toolbox – new technologies are changing the way we produce and deliver digital learning. Authoring tools allow you to select the best course content and then do the hard work for you.

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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 Tools For Creating mLearning

Upside Learning

Earlier we’ve mentioned some tools that can assist you in mLearning applications. However, each one needs a fair bit of knowledge and skills before they can actually implement solutions using these tools. However, to alleviate such difficulties, there are some rapid authoring tools available that can create mLearning without needing to acquire the technical skills. Here are some authoring tools that claim to let authors develop content targeted at mobile devices.

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.

How to Record Software Simulation in Adobe Captivate 9

CommLab India

If you belong to an organization that is involved in developing software, you know how tough it is to create training that will teach your employees how to use software the optimal way. How do you overcome these problems and train your staff effectively so that they become ready to use the tool? E-learning provides the ideal solution to this issue through “ Watch-Try-Do ” simulations. It’s a fairly simple process to record a software simulation in Adobe Captivate.

3 Powerful Rapid Authoring Tools Released in 2016

CommLab India

E-learning development technologies are constantly evolving. Every year, several new authoring tools are released into the market, and 2016 was no exception. Many developers of rapid authoring software have released new products and upgraded their existing tools to meet the changing needs of the technology-enabled learning marketplace, during the course of the year. This powerful rapid authoring tool hit the markets in November 2016.

3 Software Simulation-development Capabilities of Storyline 360 [Infographic]

CommLab India

Articulate 360, the new software suite from the developers of Storyline, is creating ripples in the world of online training. Storyline 360 has an intuitive user-interface, provides access to a wide range of assets, and makes developing simulations and assessments efficient. This infographic focuses on the simulation-development capabilities of Storyline 360. Hope you now have an idea of which tool to use for your software training courses.

10 Training Tracking Tool Options To Boost Team Learning

Continu

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. Streamlined tools for easy workflows. Performance tools.

Top 10 Authoring Tools for Developing Simulation Based E-learning – Part 1

CommLab India

Authoring tools are widely used for the rapid development of e-learning courses. These tools help present the course content through text, scenarios, avatars, interactivities, animations, video, audio, etc. By using these rapid authoring tools, we can develop simulation based e-learning courses too quickly, at low cost. Choosing the tool that suits your requirements will not only reduce the course development time but also the costs. Expert author.

How to Pick the Best Authoring Tool to Convert Legacy E-Learning Courses

CommLab India

A legacy e-learning course refers to an online course developed using Flash, Dreamweaver, XML/HTML, JavaScript or earlier versions of rapid authoring tools. These tools are dated and cannot meet today’s high technological standards. No matter what technology is used, it takes considerable time and effort to develop an e-learning course, not to mention the high costs involved. Most authoring tools in the market support responsive or HTML5 features.

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.

3 Popular Rapid eLearning Authoring Tools – When to Use What

CommLab India

Do you know which authoring tool is the best option for your training requirement? The use of e-learning authoring tools depends on the training need, complexity of the course, delivery platform – online or on mobiles – timelines, budget, and other factors. With a host of e-learning authoring tools available, choosing the apt authoring tool for your business requirement is not an easy task.

3 Best Tools to Develop Web-based Training (WBT) Courses

CommLab India

Well, among the various aspects that must be taken into consideration, one of the most important is choosing the right e-learning development tool.Today, we will look at 3 popular online course authoring tools that can be used to produce good courses for the web. This is a powerful rapid authoring tool for developing web-based courses. The software can be used to retain most effects of Flash. The tool has the best-in class screen recording capabilities.

Important Features of an Ideal Rapid Authoring Tool

CommLab India

What is the best rapid authoring tool in the market? How do we choose the right tool that will provide the maximum return on our investment? Well, the answer to these questions is that the choice of a rapid authoring tool is based on your training development needs. Different companies use different parameters to evaluate the tools. So, you need to balance the cost aspect with other important parameters listed below while selecting a tool.

3 Rapid Authoring Tool Features to Develop Online Courses Swiftly

CommLab India

E-learning authoring tools are one way you can meet the needs of training employees in quick succession. When you go online and search for authoring tools, you will be surprised to see the choices you have. There are a few ‘must-have’ features in an authoring tool that are non-negotiable. Make sure the tool you choose offers these features. So, look for a rapid authoring tool that provides triggers/actions and variables.

Storyline, Captivate, Lectora – An Evaluation Checklist of 3 Rapid Authoring Tools

CommLab India

Choosing a rapid e-learning authoring tool that suits your training needs completely can be quite a challenging task. You need to consider various aspects such as cost, built-in features, flexibility of the tool, and the output it gives. This blog intends to make it easy for you and help pick the right tool quickly. The eLearning Guild has come out with a report that lists the most desired features in rapid e-learning authoring software.

3 Rapid E-learning Development Tools

CommLab India

For years, Adobe Flash was the uncrowned king of e-learning development software. You could create any animation or visual using this powerful tool. As of 2014, over 48% of the companies use rapid authoring tools. Today, I will walk you through the features of three widely-used rapid authoring tools which will help you with deciding the right tool depending on your business requirements: Articulate Storyline.

Top 5 E-Books on Rapid Authoring Tools

CommLab India

Technology is also improving to meet these changing requirements. In the e-learning industry, traditional development is being replaced by rapid authoring tools. Rapid e-learning development refers to a new methodology of building e-learning courses quickly as against developing courses in Flash and other legacy tools. Articulate Storyline is a popular rapid authoring tool in the market. Record a software simulation.

Course Authoring and Rapid eLearning Tool Satisfaction

Tony Karrer

I don't know if I've seen this reported by the eLearningGuild , but their reports showed some interesting information about satisfaction levels reported by members on course authoring and rapid eLearning tool satisfaction levels. Courseware Authoring Tool Satisfaction - Rapid eLearning Tool Satisfaction - I'm only showing tools with 15 or more evaluations. List of Tools and Vendors: Keynote - KnowledgePlanet On-Demand.

How to Use Rulers in Adobe Captivate 9 Authoring Tool

CommLab India

Adobe Captivate 9 is the most widely used rapid authoring tool and one of most popular eLearning tools. The tool is known for its capability to develop software simulations and responsive eLearning courses. Related Posts 5 Best Features of Adobe Captivate 9 That Enhance E-learning Adobe Captivate 9: A Few Limitations of a Good Rapid Authoring Tool Adobe Captivate 9 Limitations that Need to be Upgraded [Infographic].

What You Need to Know About Software Training

Association eLearning

It’s no surprise that software training is often delivered as eLearning. Technology changes constantly and providing computer program or mobile app training on the device it’ll be used on just makes sense. But software training and its associated screen caps also present some unique challenges and considerations, as well as opportunities. Inadequate or poorly designed software training can be very frustrating for learners.

7 Tips to Choose the Best Rapid Authoring Tool to Convert Legacy E-learning Courses to HTML5

CommLab India

With mobile devices ceasing to support Flash-based training materials, the demand for Flash to HTML5 conversion tools has gone up. So, choosing the right authoring tool will be your best bet to make your courses HTML5 compatible. Choosing the right tool that suits your purpose can be quite challenging. In this blog, I’ll share 7 tips that will help you select the best e-learning authoring tool for your e-learning project to convert your legacy courses to HTML5.

How to Choose the Right Tool to Develop a Web-based Course

CommLab India

Among the various aspects you need to consider, the choice of right authoring tool is inarguably the most important. Today, we will examine the factors you need to consider to zero-in on the right online course authoring tool. Cost of the Tool. Ensure the cost of the online course development tool fits your budget. What are the e-learning development assets (templates and images) provided by the tool’s developer?

Top Tools for Developing Simulation Based E-learning Courses – Part 2

CommLab India

In the previous blog , we looked at the top 10 Authoring tools used for developing simulation based e-learning courses. In this blog, we’ll take a look at some more Authoring tools that will help you to build effective and efficient software courses, offering learners the opportunity to practice in a low-risk environment. SimWriter is a highly interactive, responsive authoring tool used to build branching simulations quickly and easily.

Articulate 360 – Easy Authoring Features of Storyline 360

CommLab India

Articulate 360, the brand new software from the developers of Storyline, is creating ripples in the world of online training. This technology-enabled learning development suite has captured the imagination of the e-learning community. Let us begin by looking at the various elements of this rapid authoring product. Studio 360 – a tool to rapidly convert PPT files into online courses. Replay 360 – an application that can be used to develop software simulations.

How to Choose the Best Instructional Design Tools: 9 Things to Consider

The Be-all and End-all Guide to Creating a Supreme LearnDash LMS

Are you looking for an instructional design tool that will make the process less daunting? Whether you’re a novice or seasoned instructional designer (ID), you need specialized software to build engaging and compelling courses. Fortunately, there’s a gamut of tools out there; however, finding the right one that meets your needs might not be that easy. Types of Instructional Design Tools. ID software is just about authoring, isn’t it? Author Bio.

Articulate Storyline – A Tool that Supports your Instructional Design Strategy

CommLab India

Let me congratulate everyone who delivers training using the power packed authoring tool ‘Articulate Storyline’ Why are instructional designers all over the world in awe of Storyline? Storyline is the best tool for presenting content in a well-structured and logical manner. This tool has a good collection of characters, both real and cartoon, with different poses and expressions. Videos are best for software simulation and for brief introductions.

Articulate Storyline – 9 Practical Ways To Make A Great Course Within Your Budget

Spark Your Interest

Articulate Storyline is one of the most popular authoring tools used worldwide to create online learning. To create an online course, you need to develop and publish the content and host the course on a technology platform. It’s a cloud-based e-learning authoring tool.

Articulate Storyline 2, Adobe Captivate 9 & Lectora Inspire 16: The Infinity War

CommLab India

In my previous blog, E-learning Authoring Tools: The Civil War , we have seen the comparison between the top three preferred e-learning rapid authoring tools – Articulate Storyline 2, Adobe Captivate 9, and Lectora Inspire 16. These features will help you identify the strengths of these tools. In this blog, we will see a few pros and cons of the three tools. This will help you zero-in on the tool that could best fulfill your needs.

5 Advantages of using Adobe Captivate 9

CommLab India

Creating top-notch software simulations/tutorials has always been its biggest strength. With every version, Adobe makes improvements and also has some neat additions to the tool which make it easier to develop e-learning courseware. You can simply import your preferred assets right from within the tool and use them in your course in a seamless manner. Best-in-class screen capture capabilities for software simulations. Learning Technology Adobe Captivate

Just in the nick of time!

eLearning Blender

Just as I was looking into purchasing Camtasia Studio by Tech Smith I came across a blog posting on Tony Karrer's eLearning Technology blog just in the nick of time. It is very handy for creating software training materials. I recently used the demo version of Camtasia to complete a software simulation project and it worked out great.

How to Easily Create Powerful Customer Education

Spark Your Interest

And while traditionally it applied to businesses selling widgets or software, customer education now also applies to governments, and non-profits, who have a product or service. Similarly, the self-help screens when installing a new software product on your phone, laptop, or tablet.

Developing Simulations for End-user ERP training Using Articulate Storyline

CommLab India

Usually in a classroom setting, trainers demonstrate how to use the software and how it works. This risk-free or test environment can be created using simulations. Using simulations, you can show the step-by-step process of the ERP system and allow the learner practice in a safe, interactive environment as if they were in a live ERP environment. Now let’s see how to create and convert those screenshots into simulation-based software training.

eLearning in the Workplace

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Information technology systems are used to develop business infrastructure and conduct operational protocols like CRM, Finance and Human Resources. Emerging educational technology and learning content is now platform and time independent. Based on a popular survey ICT Test Bed technological maturity model, authors Underwood & Dillon (2004) revealed six distinct types of e-learners in the work-place: The Novice: These learners know very little about eLearning.

Guides Rule! The Addition of Rulers and Guides to Adobe Captivate 9

CommLab India

Adobe Captivate began as a rather simple screen casting tool that made Flash-based movies. Adobe Captivate is an immensely popular tool amongst the e-learning community. What began as a simple screen casting tool is now one of the most widely used authoring tools, alongside Articulate Storyline and Lectora Inspire. At times, knowing how to use an authoring tool is not enough to create good e-learning. Learning Technology Adobe Captivate

iSpring – The One-Stop Shop to Build Online Courses in PowerPoint

CommLab India

As he didn’t want the course to intrude on his work hours, he researched for tools to develop the course swiftly, while including a couple of scenarios, drop down assessments, and a survey to capture their feedback. iSpring is a comprehensive e-learning authoring toolkit; a PowerPoint add-in, this tool makes it extremely easy and cost-effective to develop online courses from classroom PowerPoint resources. Learning Technology iSpring

What’s Hot with Articulate 360? – Part 7: Engage 360

CommLab India

In the first four blogs, we saw the features of Storyline 360 that facilitate the easy authoring of web-based courses. We also looked at the Articulate tool’s abilities to create animations and facilitate learning interactions. We saw that Storyline 360 can be used to develop good software simulations and online assessments. Engage 360 is a tool that can be used to develop media-rich online learning interactions. Learning Technology Articulate 360

Too Little Time to Develop E-learning? Go for Rapid Development!

CommLab India

Projects that require extensive simulations, or any end-to-end e-learning development for that matter, usually take time. When they have a real and immediate training challenge to be addressed, most of them opt for rapid development tools. Apart from having a less turnaround time, rapid development is about using smart, sophisticated tools/software to craft e-learning courses swiftly, without compromising on quality. Learning Technology Rapid Elearning Development

Is Elucidat an alternative to Articulate Storyline and Adobe Captivate?

Elucidat

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.