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Best Authoring Tools For Rapid eLearning Development – Comparison

Best authoring tools

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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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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Translation and Localization of e-Learning Course in Articulate Rise

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In the previous versions of Articulate Rise, it was difficult to develop a non-English content since there is no translation option. But Articulate Rise, in its enhanced version, released a feature to translate your Rise elearning courses into desired languages.

Let’s have a look on how to translate your course in simple steps:

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Articulate Rise: How to configure Storyline block completion?

Articulate Rise: How to configure Storyline block completion

In Articulate Rise, you can now embed the interactive and engaging activities designed in Articulate Storyline. Not just embedding but also restrict the users from jumping to next slide until they complete the activity. This can be accomplished easily by adding Continue block type in Articulate Rise and it works like a Continue button and gives you more control over navigation.

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Articulate Rise: Search Feature to Locate Content in Your eLearning Course

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Facing trouble in locating specific page you want to review? Now you can jump to a screen simply by
searching relevant keywords or text.

Articulate Rise has launched a new feature to support their learners to search the course content in the
sidebar. Through the search feature, learners can access the content directly, which helps them in finding their relevant content.

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Exploring The New Feature In Articulate Rise To Disable Sidebar

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Articulate Rise is one of the recommended online tool to create beautiful, inherently responsive e-learning content compatible with mobile devices.

In this blog, we are going to see a new feature released in Articulate Rise which allows you to hide the sidebar completely. In the earlier versions, you can configure the course menu to be visible or hidden when course is launched. In both the cases, the learner can toggle the sidebar.

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Caught into a Debate on Articulate Rise – Features and Shortcomings

Debate on Articulate Rise_Elearning authoring toolIt won’t take long for a discussion to turn into a debate, particularly when a group of eLearning professionals gather under one roof. Fortunately, I was one of ‘em, we had a great time discussing each other’s observations on Rise – a new responsive eLearning authoring tool from Articulate for rapid eLearning development. Luckily, I had a few microlearning sample / example courses created using Articulate Rise. In this blog, I will share the insights I gathered from our debate along with my examples on Articulate Rise.

Broadly, we discussed on various features and shortcomings of Articulate Rise. Read more

Converting Legacy eLearning courses to Articulate Rise – Read Before You Do It

Converting Legacy eLearning Courses to Rise

Articulate Rise, the new online authoring tool, is gaining momentum since it has been launched. It can be a major player in driving eLearning demand for multi-device/mobile learning in 2017. It carries brand value from its predecessors Storyline and Storyline 2.

Since the beginning of 2017, we have received many enquiries to check ‘feasibility’ of converting legacy eLearning courses developed in Storyline 2, Lectora, Captivate, etc. to Articulate Rise. Read more

Instructional Designer’s View on Articulate 360 Rise

Instructional Designer's take on Articulate Rise

Over the last decade, a significant number and variety of eLearning course development tools have emerged. The prominent eLearning authoring tools we use today are Articulate Storyline, Lectora, Captivate, Elucidat, etc. for custom eLearning as well as multi-device eLearning. Every tool has its utility based on what eLearning requirement it suits for. Time and Instructional Strategy are two major factors considered while selecting an eLearning course development tool. Instructional designers have key role in selecting the right authoring tool. They will act as a guiding needle between the learning requirements and the selection of course development tool.

In this blog, we will discuss an Instructional Designer’s take on Articulate Rise. I will list Articulate Rise features and discuss their relevance with Instructional Design Process, instructional strategies or Learning impact. This will help an instructional designer to understand and opt Articulate Rise for varied learning needs. Read more