Expectations From eLearning Authoring Tools

Upside Learning

Should be able to import/export content (like PPT, DOC, or simple HTML), and allow for edits after import. Should be able to import external Flash SWF as well as audio and video in variety of popular formats. Functionality of some kind for offline tracking if courses are not being delivered from any LMS. I came across this mind map by Cammy Bean which covers nearly all the tools available for creating/authoring eLearning content.

How to create an online course in TalentLMS

TalentLMS

You can add PowerPoint (ppt, pptx), MS Word (doc, docx), Excel (xls, xlsx), and Adobe PDF (pdf) files. The “Add Flash Object” form lets you add an interactive Flash animation (SWF file) to your course. This last option gives you a breakdown of all the units in your course, and whether they are compatible with mobile and offline learning. Creating an online course in TalentLMS is easy.