Best Authoring Tools For Rapid eLearning Development – Comparison

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Way of learning needs lead to create various authoring tools to meet the learner requirements and the training models. Though there are various authoring tools and each tool has its own identity to stand in the race of technology by integrating the components that are required for the learners so as to enhance the learning experience and retention.

Let’s see some of the tools that are tailored to meet the learner needs.

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Trivantis’ CenarioVR: 360 Degree Virtual Walkthrough eLearning Courses

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Virtual Reality will be the next biggest thing in the arena of eLearning. Organizations are gearing up to catch the current trend to create innovative and immersive eLearning courses. Well, there are many eLearning authoring tools and software applications to develop 360 degree virtual tours. But our recent observations in creating virtual reality courses shown us the better results when it was developed in Trivantis’ CenarioVR online authoring tool.

As in the need of a virtual reality course, one of the client from Hospitality Industry approached us to develop a virtual tour of their newly constructed hotel.

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Adobe Captivate 2019 Features – Live Device Preview and 360⁰ Learning Experiences

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Adobe Captivate 2019, A lot many features have been released to create more engaging eLearning courses. In this blog we are going to discuss two new features, Live Device Preview and 360 slide. Live device preview option allow you to preview the Virtual Reality (VR) e-Learning courses by connecting them to the mobile device. You can preview all your VR courses as well as responsive courses in your device once you establish the connection with the Captivate tool. This could be done by generating a QR code in the Captivate tool that you can scan using the QR scanner app in your mobile device.

Another new feature in Captivate 2019 is, 360 slide which maximizes your responsive courses into the next level. With this feature you can import a 360 slide in the responsive project and even you can add interactive elements like hotspots which increases the learner remediation.

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How to Create Custom Drop-down Interactivity in Articulate Storyline 360?

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When we are handy with any of the eLearning authoring tools, the next step we think is customization – to make the most use of it. In one of our eLearning projects, there seems to be Custom drop down interactivity need to be inserted. But there is no direct option available in Articulate Storyline 360. Therefore, with our skillful experts we came up with building drop-down navigation interactivity by using layers, triggers and states. Without using a single variable, we have developed drop-down menu interactivity.

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Adobe Captivate 2019 Features: PowerPoint in Responsive Mode and Import CSV Format File

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In the earlier version of Adobe Captivate 2017, it has supported PowerPoint only in Blank Projects. Whereas in Adobe Captivate 2019 release, the PowerPoint is supported in Responsive Projects also. In this blog we will discuss the advancement of PowerPoint supporting in responsive mode and Importing of different types of quiz questions using CSV excel file.

Let’s see the steps to import the PowerPoint in Responsive project.

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Case Study – Conversion of Flash Courses to HTML5 using Articulate Storyline

Conversion of Flash Courses to HTML5 using Articulate Storyline

In the recent times, the learning needs are changed and the technology has increased at its pace. This has transformed the traditional classroom training into e-learning. The courses that were developed in Adobe Flash or tools whose output is in SWF are now not compatible with the modern devices. Thus there is a need of migrating the legacy content into HTML5 to meet the current trends in eLearning industry.

Let’s see a case study on converting the legacy content into HTML5.

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Articulate Rise – Custom Fonts and Track Using Storyline Block

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Here comes two cool features in Articulate Rise – Track completion with a Storyline Block and Custom fonts.

Track completion with a Storyline Block:

Usually you can track your course in LMS with quizzes, triggers and the number of slides viewed, but now you can track your completion of course with a storyline block. (The interactivity, which imported from Storyline 360 to Rise.)

Let’s have a look:

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Adobe Captivate 2019: Convert Simple Videos Into Interactive Videos With Overlay Slides Feature

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Adobe Captivate has made their upgradation move by releasing Captivate 2019 with all the new features. Overlay slides feature is an effective way to convert videos into interactive content. The traditional video might convey the right information, but doesn’t evaluate the learner performance. But, with this interactive video feature you can gauze the user understanding about the concept.

In this blog, we are going to discuss Interactive Video feature that will convert your mp4 videos into HTML5 interactive videos by using overlay slides.

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