Who doesn’t like to make their eLearning course more engaging and interactive in a short span and within their budget? Nowadays, the eLearning authoring tool market has boomed. The most widespread of eLearning authoring tools on the market are rapid development tools. One such major authoring tools which make the life of designers and developers easy in creating an effective eLearning course with less time taken is “Articulate Storyline“.
With this tool, SME’s can create dynamic content for their training programs without having any programming skills. The software vendors have created this tool in such a way that it is an easy-to-use tool. The developers can easily, quickly convert a PowerPoint presentation into an interactive eLearning course by adding various highly interactive learning components.
This tool has a fantastic screen recording feature, and we can easily publish the course content to HTML 5 and mobile devices. It has an ability to translate a course into any language.
In this blog I would like to talk about a few reasons why “Articulate Storyline” is the best tool for eLearning development.
Simple “Graphical User Interface”:
It has such intuitive GUI that any user can easily get started right away. This will help the users to design eLearning courses quickly. So the users don’t require much training to work with this tool.
You can start developing your course from the scratch or by using built-in templates. Articulate Storyline has ready to use templates. You can even customize them as per your own requirement to make it completely yours.
If you want to make your course graphically rich and want to connect more fully with your learners then use characters with different poses. Articulate storyline has 47,500 combinations of illustrated and photographic characters, expressions, and poses. With one click you can insert characters with different poses in your course.
Software Simulations with Screen Recording:
One of the most amazing features of this tool is “Software simulations”. You can create a simulation based project without any hassle using this screen recording feature. Storyline automatically segments your activity into multiple step-by-step sections. If you make a mistake while recording later you can edit the recording whenever and however you want.
HTML5 and Mobile Device:
With a single click you can publish your course content to HTML 5, Flash and iOS. With this great feature, learners can get courses whenever and wherever they are.
Translation Friendly (Supports Right to Left Languages):
With Storyline you can easily translate your course into any language. Languages like Arabic and Hebrew require right to left alignment and it is very difficult for a developer to translate a course into these languages using other authoring tools.
With the mentioned features above we can say that Articulate Storyline is the best tool for rapidly creating flash-based eLearning courses since most of the organizations are using this tool for rapid development to reduce their effort in terms of time and cost.
This blog has captured a few top features but there may be many more, but hopefully these should help you to develop effective eLearning using Articulate Storyline tool.