4 questions to ask when selecting e-learning authoring tools.

YourMembership Blog

April 2017 has been a big month for e-learning authoring tools with the release of Articulate Storyline 3 and Adobe Captivate 2017. Is purchasing or subscribing the best approach to build your association’s online learning courses? Both Storyline and Captivate have the option of subscribing to the software or buying a perpetual license. But, which […].

4 questions to ask when selecting e-learning authoring tools.

YourMembership Blog

April 2017 has been a big month for e-learning authoring tools with the release of Articulate Storyline 3 and Adobe Captivate 2017. The post 4 questions to ask when selecting e-learning authoring tools. Both Storyline and Captivate have the option of subscribing to the software or buying a perpetual license. But, which is the better approach? What are the two approaches? With a subscription, you pay.


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10+ Best eLearning Course Authoring Software Platforms

Web Courseworks Associations

Your overall learning business strategy and tech tools such as your learning management system (LMS) and eCommerce tools work together to deliver content to your learners. What are the best eLearning authoring software? What is course authoring software? Multimedia tools.

Transitioning from SCORM to xAPI

Web Courseworks

I wish I could tell you that there’s an easy fix or a mere change in settings when you export your project from your favorite SCORM authoring tool. Some SCORM authoring tools promise to do just that. Changing the settings in a SCORM authoring tool would be like taking your sleek new screwdriver and bashing it against screws in order to keep using it like a hammer. There is no good way of defining this learner interaction in a SCORM authoring tool.

Get Ready for Online Learning with LMS Selection Criteria


Content migration and authoring. What authoring tools do you use, for example, Articulate, Captivate, Lectora, or others? Do you need a system that is authoring tool agnostic or one that has a built-in authoring tool?

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What Does an eLearning Consultant Do? The Complete Guide

Web Courseworks Associations

An eLearning consultant can help you evaluate the types of content that will best engage your association’s members, manage subject matter experts to ensure that content is well-informed, and author those courses after doing so. Course authoring.

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15 Changes in the Learning Business Landscape

Leading Learning

When you combine the built-in tools in most off-the-shelf e-learning authoring packages and course platforms with what is now possible with video, it’s relatively easy to produce an hour of reasonable quality e-learning content for well under $10K.

10 Types of eLearning Assessments for Your Courses

Web Courseworks Associations

At Web Courseworks, we specialize in both learning management systems (LMSs) equipped with assessment authoring tools and providing consulting services to help professional, medical, and trade associations create top-tier eLearning experiences for their members.

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Interview with an Expert Series: Associate Executive Director, Myke Kudlas

Blue Sky eLearn

After that initial experience, I began experimenting with Captivate and other authoring tools to improve the quality of the presentation and introduce interactive elements to it. Myke Kudlas is the Associate Executive Director of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists and has been a champion of eLearning for over 15 years. How long have you been involved with eLearning?

3 Learning Business Challenges & How to Overcome Them


This can be accomplished through a variety of means, from virtual networking events to your online member directory , but your e-learning resources are one of the most valuable of these engagement, networking, and development tools. Authoring eLearning content. About the Author.

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Virtual Meetings Just Got Real


While taking events online will likely mean different things to different organizations, here are some of the standard tools used by associations and others to conduct their events virtually. Engagement options (quick polls, audience participation, visual tools, etc.).

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What’s A Learning Experience Platform? The Essential Guide

Web Courseworks Associations

A learning experience platform (LXP) is an innovative tool that associations and other learning businesses can use to disseminate educational content to members. Because the LXP acts as an aggregation tool, a wide variety of content is always made available for learners.

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5 Tips for Implementing an LMS to Increase Productivity

Higher Logic

As far as absolute necessities, however, look for the following features: Authoring tools with diverse content creation options. Choose an LMS that offers easy course authoring and duplication features to assist you in doing so.

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Effectively Training a Global Audience: What Works?

Leading Learning

It’s helpful to have an understanding of e-learning course creation, from coordinating subject matter experts (SMEs) and writing scripts to using rapid authoring tools, when creating a successful learning experience. About the Author. by Amy Morrisey of Artisan E-Learning.

3 Tips to Empower Member Organizations with E-learning

Leading Learning

Overcoming the challenges that come with implementing an e-learning program for your member organizations can be tough if you don’t have the right tools. About the Author. by Amber Winter of Web Courseworks.

What If Your Association Can’t Afford an Instructional Designer?

WBT Systems

If you don’t already have an authoring tool, you’ll need to budget for that too. Many authoring tools have lively online user communities. Invest in an authoring tool and set aside enough time (and money, if needed) for staff to learn how to use it. Great news: you got the go-ahead to offer a new online course. Now, the bad news: you didn’t get the budget to hire a professional to design and develop the course.

3 E-learning Myths It’s Time to Put to Bed

Aaron Wolowiec

Many self-paced e-learning authoring tools now provide a variety of ways for adding in software-based interactive elements with no programming knowledge at all. Used judiciously in combination with some of the other options suggested above, these tools can empower organizations to create highly interactive e-learning without breaking the bank. Jeff Cobb, co-founder of Tagoras Inc.

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LMS Selection: 7 Features Associations Need

Web Courseworks

Built-in Course Authoring. Built-in course authoring tools are a good way to accomplish this, not to say they should replace your current course authoring. Look for ways you can use the LMS tools to add to the experience for your members. Course authoring should let associations include videos and images within courses for visual interest, games for additional learning strategies, as well as interactive drag-and-drop experiences for variety.

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Content+Email+Tweets+Elearning+Parents = 5 readings for association executives

SCD Group

According to Marketing General’s 2012 Membership Marketing Benchmark Report, email is a favorite marketing tool for associations, but is your association using it effectively? Top 10 Free E-Learning Authoring Tools. You won’t realize the full potential of the Internet and your gadgets until you start using tools that will enhance your learning and authoring potential. 7 Reasons to Hire a Former Teacher for a Content Marketing Job By Roger C.

Thursday Buzz: Lessons From the Apple Keynote

Associations Now

LinkedIn gets a new publishing tool. Looking sleeker with a cleaner interface design, the site’s authoring tool now offers better ease-of-use. author Steve Blank suggests that you can replace long office hours with shorter ones. Apple makes another game-changing move, albeit a controversial one. Here are some lessons associations can learn. Plus: It’s time to recognize the importance of networks.

Successful Learning Management System Implementation eBook

WBT Systems

What other technology will you require to deliver the eLearning program most efficiently to your learners – content authoring tools, webinar platforms? Recently, eLearning Industry invited WBT Systems to contribute to the publication of a free eBook which addresses one of the biggest concerns faced by organizations – the complexity and difficulty of Learning Management System implementation.

The Bots are Here: Leading With Our Humanity in the Age of Automation

Beth Kanter

Do you have a budget to hire Chatbot programmer (you’d need this for a more elaborate chatbot) or will you use one of the free and low cost chatbot authoring tools, like Octiveai , Manychat , or Chatfuel. The Bots are Here: Leading With Our Humanity in the Age of Automation by Allison Fine and Beth Kanter. What nonprofits need to do to make sure that they are in charge of the bots, not the other way around.

10 Benefits of Outsourcing Instructional Design for eLearning Programs

WBT Systems

They simply have more tools in their toolbox than the typical jack-of-all-trades association staff. Produce or oversee the production of videos, audios, and presentations and assemble it all with an authoring tool such as Storyline or Captivate. Create assessment tools to measure progress. #3: The survey report also said instructional designers “implement the full potential of their learning management system (LMS) and other online tools.”

Learning Management Systems for Associations: The Essentials

WBT Systems

Many organizations are using eLearning content authoring tools such as Lectora, Articulate, Captivate, Camtasia, iSpring, and others. These tools have the capabilities to create very engaging and interactive course content, but in order to deliver this content to your members, your association LMS will need to support eLearning content standards. What are the essential functions of a Learning Management System for Associations?

Trends Impacting eLearning Solutions for Associations in 2017

WBT Systems

In “ 4 Tech Trends That Can Help You Design More Effective E-Learning ” on the Association for Talent Development’s learning technologies blog , the author emphasizes that “ Designing a responsive course should no longer be a nice-to-have feature; it should be a requirement. These applications may include, for example, social media applications or eLearning content authoring tools.