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PowerPoint Add-ins – Develop E-learning Courses Rapidly

77% of companies in the USA offer online training to improve the professional development of their employees, and the growth rate of this method of training is so rapid that it is expected to grow by 13% per year, up to 2017. Of all the companies that use e-learning, large companies hold a huge share of 30%.

Are you thinking of implementing online training as one of your corporate training solutions? Not sure of how to proceed? It’s quite simple if your team knows how to use PowerPoint. Yes, you’ve read it right. There are quite a few PowerPoint add-ins out there in the market that will help your team develop e-learning courses, in PowerPoint itself.

Here are 3 PowerPoint add-ins that help organizations develop interactive e-learning.

 1. Articulate Presenter

This PowerPoint add-in is one of the most used add-ins to rapidly convert PowerPoint presentations to interactive e-learning courses. Its features include:

  • Audio narration
  • Video recording
  • Interactivities
  • Assessments
  • Publishing options
  • Tracking

The audio recording feature is so amazing that you can record audio and simultaneously synchronize it with onscreen text. With the video recording feature, you can record videos using a webcam or capture the screen as a video. This add-in also provides inbuilt interactivities and assessments.

Courses can be published to formats such as Flash, HTML, PDF, or CD-ROM. You can also get output compatible with various guidelines such as SCORM 1.2, SCORM 2004, AICC, and Tin Can.

2. Office Mix

This PowerPoint add-in too allows you to turn your PowerPoint presentations into interactive online courses. Different interactive elements can be added to presentations. These interactions include:

  • Simulations
  • Polls
  • Assessments

You can also record videos using a webcam to embed them into the presentations, and create your own audio narrations.

The presentation can be published to different formats such as HTML5 or Video. The published content can be shared easily on social any network. It also allows monitoring statistics such as the number of views to a course and course performance.

3. iSpring Suite

The iSpring suite PowerPoint add-in helps turn your PowerPoint presentations into Flash or HTML5 formats. It also saves all integrated objects such audios, animations, and videos, and gives you output compatible with the SCORM 1.2 standard.

You can publish the presentation to different formats such as HTML5, Flash, or MP4. You can use around 23 types of questions. These question types help you create surveys, polls, or assessments.

This add-in also offers various characters and backgrounds which help you create great scenarios. You also get screen recording, video editing, and offline viewing features with this add-in.

While these 3 are simple add-ins to PowerPoint, you have other tools too which help you develop some highly engaging and interactive online courses. Here is a blog, 3 Types of Rapid Authoring Tools for E-learning Development, which will take you through the other types of e-learning tools.

Add-ins help you quickly build an engaging and interactive e-learning course from an existing PowerPoint presentation. Simply install any of these add-ins to your PowerPoint and leverage their benefits by adding interactivities, assessments, videos, simulations, audio narrations, and much more.

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