These days, rapid authoring tools are playing a very important role in eLearning development. We can create courses by using pre-defined templates and themes with little programming skills. We can save time and money by developing online courses, using rapid authoring tools.
In this blog, I would like to share some best practices of using rapid authoring tools.
1. Check the limitations and possibilities: It is very important to consider the limitations and capabilities of rapid authoring tools before embarking on the development of a digital course. We do not have the option to code in these tools, and we have to use predefined functionalities and features. You need to consider the platform through which your learners access the course (PC or smartphone). You also need to consider the compatibility of the rapid authoring tool with your LMS, in terms of tracking and scoring.
2. Use default features: It is a best practice to use default features of the tools. This is because customization takes more time for development and creates functionality problems.
3. Make standard templates: Create standard templates that can be reused. This will help save time and maintain consistency. Make templates with different presentation patterns, so that you have a library for developers and instructional designers.
4. Create a checklist: Prepare a checklist with all standards and requirements. This will help you control the quality of development and avoid rework. The checklist also ensures consistency.
5. Develop SB in the tool itself: It is better if you create the storyboard using the tool itself. Thia helps save precious time. You need not plan the course development separately. As these tools do not require much programming skills, you can create courses easily.
These are some of the best practices of using rapid authoring tools. Have anything to say? Please do share!