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4 Tools to Convert PowerPoint Presentations into Online Courses

Converting PowerPoint presentations into eLearning courses is one of the major requirements for organizations. But, PowerPoint presentations which are created to support live interaction with learners’ cannot be converted into an eLearning course just by a click. To convert them into interactive eLearning courses, one needs to follow basic eLearning instructional design strategies. To incorporate such learning design principles, you need to take the aid of interactivities, images, videos, audio and other media elements. For this, you need to choose the rapid authoring tools, which facilitate incorporation of these elements into your courses without any programming knowledge.

Here, I would like to share 4 such rapid authoring tools that can help you to convert your PowerPoint presentations into interactive eLearning courses.

1. Articulate Storyline

Articulate Storyline can be used to convert the PowerPoint presentation into an interactive and visually rich eLearning course, in a short time frame. Courses can be made interactive by using various default features available. Storyline’s simple GUI, built-in templates, character packs, screen recording and other features make it an ideal choice for eLearning developers.

Here is a screenshot from one of our courses, which we created using Articulate Storyline.

Articulate Storyline

2. Articulate Studio 13

Articulate Studio 13 allows you to add flash videos, engaging interactivities, screencasts, interactive quizzes and animations to your PowerPoint presentations. We can develop the course directly in PowerPoint, using this tool.

Here is a screenshot of a course we have developed with Articulate Studio.

Articulate Studio

3. Adobe Presenter

Adobe Presenter is another popular authoring tool, which allows easy conversion of PowerPoint presentations into interactive eLearning courses. We can create a wide range of interactive assessments using this tool. You can also convert webinar recordings into on-demand webinars, using this tool. We can edit the original recording, get rid of disturbances or errors and publish it to HTML.

Here is a screenshot from one of our courses, where we used Adobe Presenter to convert a PowerPoint presentation given to us by the client.

Adobe Presenter

4. iSpring

iSpring is a very user-friendly tool to convert PowerPoint presentations into eLearning courses. It can retain all the animations created using PowerPoint. You can also convert your PowerPoint presentations into HTML 5, using this tool.

Here is a screenshot of one of the courses we have developed in iSpring.


All these rapid authoring tools significantly help in converting a PowerPoint presentations into interactive eLearning course in a very short time. Please do share your thoughts!

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