4 Top Authoring Tools to Convert ILT to eLearning

4 Top Authoring Tools to Convert ILT to eLearning

Kate and Ashley are friends and L&D managers, Kate for an insurance company and Ashley for a software technology company. They meet during a business conclave and get chatty about a lot of things. Over the course of discussion, Kate shares her experience of how with the rise in technological advancements, she and her team efficiently converted their existing ILT material into effective online courses. Over the years, both the companies developed PowerPoint Presentations for various ILT programs.

However, Ashley is still apprehensive about converting the material as she is afraid of the cost and time involved in the conversion process. Kate takes the opportunity to enlighten Ashley of the great authoring tools available in the market that make PPT conversion a breeze. She also talks of how easy and quick it is to convert ILT to eLearning,Kate and Ashley are friends and L&D managers, Kate for an insurance company and Ashley for a software technology company. They meet during a business conclave and get chatty about a lot of things. Over the course of discussion, Kate shares her experience of how with the rise in technological advancements, she and her team efficiently converted their existing ILT material into effective online courses. Over the years, both the companies developed PowerPoint Presentations for various ILT programs. However, Ashley is still apprehensive about converting the material as she is afraid of the cost and time involved in the conversion process. Kate takes the opportunity to enlighten Ashley of the great authoring tools available in the market that make PPT conversion a breeze. She also talks of how easy and quick it is to convert ILT to eLearning.

Kate goes on to explain how different angles should be considered while converting ILT material to eLearning. For example, the format of the module, the platform on which it will be delivered, etc. She also explains how courses can be designed to be responsive and device-agnostic. Kate discusses the features of the top 4 authoring tools that are efficient, cost-effective and reliable, using which ILT material can be rapidly and effectively converted to eLearning courses.

1. Articulate Storyline 360

Articulate Storyline 360’s ready-to-use templates make it very simple to convert courses, as the designing aspect is taken care of. Articulate Storyline 360 enables the import of PowerPoint decks into the tool, and allows the inclusion of interactivities, evaluations, and simulations. Courses can then be published to the HTML5 format, making it accessible on all mobile devices.

Speeding up course development is made easy with the ‘convert text to speech’ feature. Articulate Storyline 360 has been the favorite of courseware developers for a long time now. This tool has stunning inbuilt features and the capacity to develop tailor-made and intuitive eLearning programs. It has pre-built interactions like dials and sliders that can be customized in minutes. It also has many intuitive features that help build any kind of interactivity or assessment from the objects on the slide. It is fully integrated with the Content Library and Articulate Review. The Content Library has invaluable assets that can used to develop visually appealing courses.

2. Adobe Captivate 2017 Release

Adobe Captivate was initially introduced as a screen capturing software. However, over the years, it has evolved into an entire eLearning development software. Aside from the screen capturing capacity, Captivate enables you to develop responsive eLearning courses for consistent access on various devices. The inbuilt asset store offers you the templates, characters, and interactivities you are looking for. Converting PPTs is quite simple as decks can be imported and converted to intuitive eLearning courses. With the introduction of Fluid Boxes, Captivate has made it very easy to develop courses, efficiently aligning them to offer responsive courses. Existing PPT decks can be updated, retained, and synced with eLearning projects.

3. Lectora Inspire 17

The authoring tool Lectora makes it simple to transform existing classroom training into eLearning courses. This tool enables the import of PowerPoint decks and changing them to HTML5 online courses for access on any device.
Initially, Lectora Inspire was one of the primary tools used to develop HTML content. This tool has also been the tool of choice to develop multilingual and text-heavy courses. Manuals, PDFs, and Word documents can be effortlessly converted to eLearning courses with this tool. Lectora also has the capacity to effectively create mobile learning applications with its HTML5 output.

4. iSpring

With iSpring Suite 8.7, a simple PowerPoint Presentation can be converted to a powerful eLearning course. There are tons of attributes that make it the preferred tool for the rapid conversion of PowerPoint presentations to eLearning courses. Existing audio, video, and voiceovers can be imported, making eLearning courses more appealing. The course structure can also be adjusted. It allows to make a progressive system of slides, determine the length of each slide, and control the navigation. It also retains the transition effects used in the PPT. It is also the preferred tool when it comes to delivering video-based content.

Ashley is totally converted after listening to Kate, and is mulling over her choices. What about you? Choose one of the four and go for it! We are sure you will be able to make the right choice. It is no rocket science, just weigh the pros and cons of each and consider the requirements of the project before finalizing your decision. Good luck!

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