I have worked on several authoring tools. Today, I am sharing my views on 4 widely used tools -Articulate Storyline, Lectora Inspire, Adobe Captivate and Flash.
Storyline has an interface which is very similar to PowerPoint, and this makes it very easy to work with this tool. We can work with this tool very effectively, if we have basic knowledge of triggers.
Captivate 8 has new interface which is very similar to the interface of Storyline. To make good use of this rapid authoring tool from Adobe, we need to know how to assign standard and conditional actions.
Lectora is the most popular authoring tool used to develop HTML-based courses very quickly It is the most appropriate tool when the course content contains heavy text. Its mostly depends on photoshop tool for designing.
Coming to the Flash, we can create a number of 2d characters with the help of the “pen tool”. and we can create complex animations and simulations in order to do develop interactivities slides we have to work with action script.
In this blog post, I would like to share the special features of each tool so that you will be able to select the tool that fulfills your requirement.
I hope this chart gives you the information you need to choose the right tool. Do share your views.