8 Things a Good eLearning Authoring Tool Should Do

8 Things a Good eLearning Authoring Tool Should Do

To put it frankly, your choice of eLearning authoring tool dictates the success of your microlearning strategy. We have pulled together 8 things a good eLearning authoring tool should do for maximum corporate success.

EdApp’s mobile first authoring tool is cloud-based, meaning that content is centrally-stored, allowing for the delivery of updated course content to various users simultaneously.

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1. Collaboration

Enhanced teamwork contributes to the overall coherency of the company and L&D processes. Often referred to as dispersed learning teams, teams are still able to collaboratively work together, regardless of the geographical location or area of expertise. A good eLearning authoring tool allows for effective collaboration through its cloud-based platform, meaning employees are able to access new course material instantaneously.

2. Design

Good authoring tools provide you with an array of template options, meaning your designs can remain aesthetic and consistent. Drawing out the materialism in us all, employees are more likely to complete training that feels and looks visually appealing. Different fonts and schemes can be used in different course modules, matching the content and suiting employee preferences.

3. Branding

Branding is made easy with a good authoring tool, which can often be compromised by inferior authoring tools. Clear design is needed for effective branding presentation and employee engagement, easily offered by a vast library of design templates.

4. Ease

The learning process is much more effective and simple with modern eLearning authoring tools. We say gladly say goodbye to the days of hours of lectures and hundreds of loose pieces of paper flying around. What’s more? Just because eLearning tools are digitally-based, this doesn’t mean it requires a tech genius for your microlearning modules to be successful.

5. LMS

Good eLearning authoring tools seamlessly fit into LMS, meaning courses can be built in a matter of hours or days, rather than weeks or months. This is helped by both ready-made templates and the ease of importing your unique content into the cloud to be instantly delivered to the mobile devices of employees.

6. Updatable

We understand how much can change in short periods, whether its shifts in trends and norms, or the editing of preexisting information. Also, feedback from learners is important as L&D teams are able to take feedback constructively, implementing changes instantly.

7. Distribution

Out of all distribution options, good authoring tools have a cloud-based delivery system, meaning course content is automatically embedded into the learning courses of employees, ready to go on their mobile devices. Using this on top of the learning management system’s suite of features and apps will provide you with an advantage amongst all of your competitors.

8. Mobile

In Gallup’s report, ‘What Millennials Want from Work and Life,’ workers, whom millennials usually make up the majority, have expectations to use their strengths in their job, wanting the job to fit into their life and on their own terms. An effective authoring tool enables this through output being functional on any mobile device.

 

Want to learn more about the functions of the best authoring tool?

If all of the above resonates and you’ve got to train a large, disparate group or workforce in the latest practices and policies of your organisation, get in touch at enquiries@edapp.com. You can also try EdApp’s Mobile LMS and authoring tool for free by signing up here.

Sources
https://www.gallup.com/workplace/236477/millennials-work-life.aspx
https://elearningindustry.com/8-things-selecting-a-content-authoring-tool

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