Category: e-Learning

e-Learning, e-Learning Software, Easygenerator

Explore Easygenerator with Easygenerator Academy!

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With Easygenerator, everyone can create awesome courses without any special skills or e-Learning background because our authoring tool is super easy and intuitive. However, you may want to have a general overview of the key features before you start.

So, we’ve developed Easygenerator Academy, the on-boarding learning path that will get you up and running quickly. Easygenerator Academy has 10 introductory tutorials that cover the basic features you’ll need to build interactive courses in Easygenerator. Each tutorial includes clear and detailed explanations and short videos that walk you through the main features and a few questions aimed at checking your understanding. We have created this learning path with Easygenerator so it will give you also a good idea what the output can be like.

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The main advantage of Easygenerator Academy is that you do not have to complete all the tutorials in one go. You can stop anytime by pressing ‘Take a break’ button. If you login again, you will get to the place where you left off. If you are done with a tutorial just press ‘Submit results’ button, and your score will be reported.

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If you have any questions, jump into the help site or just ask the support team. We will be happy to help you get started!


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New In Easygenerator: Choose Your Own Fonts

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One of the most requested features in Easygenerator for authors who want to brand their courses is the ability to choose your own font. Today we are thrilled to announce Fonts. The Fonts section provides you with a whole bunch of flexible options to make the look and feel of your courses even more personal and more appealing.

1 - Fonts - general overview

You can find “Fonts” settings on the “Design” step in the sidebar menu.

Change the general font styles for a whole course by adjusting the following options:

  • text decoration (bold / italic / underline);
  • font-family (11 different font-families);
  • font-size;
  • font-color.

Change font styles separately for every specific content type to make your content more readable and appealing:

  • Heading 1, 2, 3;
  • Paragraphs (normal);
  • Quotes;
  • Highlighted text;
  • Links.

Customizing Your Font Scheme

1. In the top bar of the course editor, choose the Design step.
2. From Design, click Fonts in the sidebar.

2 - Open Fonts section

3. Here you can find “General styles” and “Content styles”.

3 - Fonts - general and content styles

4. Experiment and try different fonts styles that match your branding and identity.

We’re excited to bring these new features to our users and are looking forward to announcing more updates that enhance the Easygenerator experience. Feel free to contact us if you’d like assistance when using these or other Easygenerator features or if you’ve got feedback about the latest course editor.


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Easygenerator’s New Course Editor

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As the world’s easiest eLearning authoring and knowledge sharing tool, we’re constantly improving the Easygenerator experience for our users. This week we’re happy to announce that the new course editor that, was introduced earlier, becomes the default editor for all new easygenerator users. This decision is based on two important points:

  • we got many positive responses from our users about the new editor;

  • we got several great suggestions and feature improvement requests that have been added to make the user experience even better.

These new features are already available and free to use in every subscription plan.

Below, you’ll find a brief description of each of the new features and how they’ll benefit your course development process.

Navigation bar in the question and content editors

This is the most requested feature, that helps to easily navigate between the items and sections in the course without having to leave the question/content editor.

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More space to work within the question/content item editor

The question/content editor is now opened in a large dialog that extends the work space by hiding everything that is not related to the question/content editor. This makes it more convenient to work with and to be focused on editing a specific question or content item.

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Delete unneeded questions and content items while editing them

Now you can delete unneeded content and question items from a course not only by deleting them from the course editor page, but also from the question/content editor.

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Newly added questions and content items are added next to the initial one

A new question or content item will be added next to the original one. This can be done by using the editor popup instead of having to create them later on.

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And more to come..

We’re excited to bring these new features to our users and are looking forward to announcing more updates that enhance the Easygenerator experience. Feel free to contact us if you’d like assistance when using these or other Easygenerator features or if you’ve got feedback about the latest course editor.


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Keep track of Easygenerator’s updates

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The Easygenerator development team releases new fixes and features every week. Check out our new product update page to stay informed on all new updates. Most of the fixes we do during the week are suggestions from our users, if you have any suggestions, you can mail us and we will let you know if and when we will release your request.

If you feel the need to explain your problem more in detail you can always sign up for one of our QnA sessions we have three times a week!

 


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Result tracking in Easygenerator

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Easygenerator is an eLearning authoring tool with a big plus. We will host your courses for you (if you want) and we can even track and trace your results. We have various options:

  • Track and trace results inside Easygenerator
  • Track and trace results in your own Learning record store
  • Track and trace results in your LMS

In this post I would like to go over all three options.

Track and trace results in Easygenerator

For this option you do not have to do anything, it works by default. We will track and trace all the results of the learners. You will see them on the result tab of your course. You can even download these results. We created a video with some extra details.

 

Track and trace results in your LRS

If you have an LRS of your own, you can use that. Just add your credentials to the course settings and that is it. This video shows you how it is done.

Track and trace results in your LMS

Of course we are also able to report results to your LMS. Just use the publish option ‘To your LMS’ and upload the course in your LMS. That is all. The results will be reported automatically. If you do not disable result trackling in your setting the results will be stored in your LMS and in Easygenerator or your custom LRS at the same time.

 

Any questions left? Please checkout the help page or contact us via support@easygenerator.com


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How to create a hotspot in Easygenerator

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At easygenerator we add features and improvements every week. This week I want to draw your attention to a cool new feature: The HotSpot

What is a hotspot?

A hotspot is basically a hyperlink on an image. A hotspot can link to a text with explanation, another image, a web page or a document. In our first implementation we only have a text option.

Why should I want to use a hotspot?

With the text hotspot that we implemented you can add text or explanations to an image. The advantage is that the user will only see the image, and will get the extra info in the context (if he or she hovers over the hotspot with the mouse).

How do I add a hotspot in easygenerator?

I will show you in a few simple steps. I also recorded a video showing the process in which I added some nice easygenerator tips as a bonus!

You can add hotspots to all content and question items in easygenerator. If you want to add content in a topic or question just click button:

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After that you will see two buttons. Press ‘Add hotspot on an image’.

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A dialog will be show where you can select the image to place the hotspots on:

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Drag the hotspot, fill in the text you want to appear and press save.

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The learner will see this hotspot on hover over:

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To see this in action check out the video, including some extra tips.


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Easygenerator provides free e-learning to Ukrainian education

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Energy shortage forces Ukrainian schools to close during winter period, Easygenerator provides its software for free!

Rotterdam, The Netherlands. 8 January 2015. – The Ukraine is going through tumultuous times; economic setbacks, war in the east and political instability. Schools and universities will be closed in the winter for a period of three months to save gas and money. Teachers are trying to teach from home, a challenging task given the lack of resources.

Easygenerator, a provider of eLearning authoring software, decided to make its software available free of charge to everybody in the Ukraine as of today. Easygenerator is closely connected to the Ukraine, it’s software development team of 17 developers is based in Zhytomyr (Ukraine). The software is available free of charge for a period of 3 months till the 1st of April. Easygenerator wants to make a contribution to the Ukraine and hopes to facilitate online learning for all Ukrainian teachers and students. “We strongly believe in supporting online learning globally. Given our special relationship with the Ukraine it is our pleasure to make a small contribution to the country in these challenging times”, says Kasper Spiro (CEO Easygenerator).

How does it work?

It’s easy, go to www.easygenerator.com and sign up. Your account will be automatically upgraded to a premium account if you are from the Ukraine till the 1st of April. The premium account allows users to create, design and publish courses. All accounts will be transferred into free accounts by April first, and all courses will remain available for the students!

About Easygenerator

Easygenerator provides cloud-based eLearning authoring software. Easygenerator enables instructional designers and subject matter experts to rapidly create the most engaging courses that have the highest learning impact. Easygenerator is affordable, easy to use, and future proof. Simply create, design, publish courses, and track your learner’s results with Easygenerator. Used and loved by 8000+ users in more than 150 countries. Easygenerator’s headquarter is located in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.


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New to e-Learning? Easygenerator gives you a kick-start

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Are you ready to develop an e-Learning course? Watch out!  It can get complicated very quickly because you need to:

  • Buy and install an authoring environment and be trained on it.
  • Buy, install and customize a LMS.
  • Provide course hosting and access for learners.
  • Have knowledge of SCORM and XAPI (TinCan).
  • Have instructional design knowledge.
  • Design course look and feel.

All that has changed now! Easygenerator offers all this and more with unique pricing that includes a free monthly plan, $19 (starter Plan) and $39 (Plus Plan). This post reviews all this information and explains how easygenerator revolutionizes the world of e-Learning, making it accessible to everyone.

Buy and install an authoring environment and be trained on it

Easygenerator is designed with you in mind – someone with little or no experience in e-Learning. Easygenerator is so easy you can start developing courses without any training! Also, you don’t need to install anything, just go to www.easygenerator.com and sign up. Everything is in the cloud. You will be up and running in seconds.

You can buy easygenerator but you can also use it for free and still use all of its features. And you can switch between Plans every month, based on your needs.

Buy and install a LMS

Don’t bother. Do you need an authoring tool that provides course accessibility to learners and lets you check their learning results? Easygenerator offers all that.

Provide course hosting and access for learners

No need for any of that. Use easygenerator servers at no additional cost and with a single click you can host your courses. Hosting is included in the price for an unlimited number of learners.

Must have knowledge of SCORM and XAPI (TinCan)

What do all these strange abbreviations mean? Don’t worry – you don’t need to try and figure it out. With easygenerator, all you need is included in a simple and intuitive interface. SCORM and XAPI are integrated in easygenerator software giving you the flexibility for easy authoring, easy publishing and the ability to track results.

Design a course look and feel

Easygenerator is template based. Choose your template, choose your theme, upload your logo and you’ve just customized the course look and feel.

Need to have instructional design knowledge

Our goal is to help you create instructionally sound and effective e-Learning courses. Easygenerator is more than a tool, because it supports course development with a didactical approach built into it, ready for you to use. Easygenerator offers support through additional free tools (such as the learning objective maker, blogs, courses, webinars and Q&A sessions) in order to enable you to reach your goal.

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Is Easy is too simple?

You may think if we want to keep it that easy there can’t be a lot of options. Think again.  We offer, for example, 8 different question types that provide unique interactions for learners, all of them are easy to use. All this and more (such as PowerPoint import) is available for you to discover. Go to www.easygenerator.com right now, signup and test it out. All functionality is free for 14 days.

 

 

 


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Easygenerator’s Simple Course Template Customizable to any Language

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There are more than 6000 easygenerator users in 144 countries.  As a result, we’ve had frequent requests in the last few months to enable the translation of the default text in easygenerator.

I’m pleased to announce this functionality is now developed.

Now, in the Simple Course template, you can translate all default text elements from English to any language. This is how it works:

  1. Open the course in easygenerator.
  2. Go to the design tab
  3. Choose the template “Simple course’. (For now, the Simple Course template is the only one enabled with the translation option, the other templates will follow.)
  4. Scroll down and on the right side of the design tab you will find a table (interface language):
  5. Click on a pencil in the column value and you can change the text.
  6. Go to the top of the page and press the ‘apply’ button.

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A short example

The default language is English. If, for example, I want to change it to Dutch, I just type in the Dutch translation. The second entry is ‘Start Course’. It will be shown in the introduction page of the course.

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I type in the Dutch translation (Start cursus), press the apply button and run the course. The button is translated to Dutch. This means you can now translate the course template to any language..

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Help us with translation and earn a free one-month subscription! 

We are looking for easygenerator users who want to help us create default translations. If you translate the Simple template to your language, we will give you a free subscription to the Plus Edition. Since we only need each language once, we will award this to the first person who responds for each language. We already have English, Dutch, Ukrainian and Chinese (mandarin). All other languages are welcome!

The next step is to make this feature available for the other templates. Then, we will add several default languages from which you’ll be able to choose the language you want, and you won’t need to complete the translation.


Dev Learn 2014: Death of Corporate LMS

e-Learning, Easygenerator

DevLearn 2014: The death of the corporate LMS and WYSIWYG authoring

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DevLearn 2014 is fast approaching; in just less than three weeks it will start. our CEO Kasper Spiro will present two sessions at DevLearn. One concurrent session titled “Trends Leading to the End of the LMS” and one morning buzz session called “The Death of WYSIWYG Authoring?”

These titles make it seem that he is projecting doom for eLearning. But that’s not the case.  What it means is that we, in elearning, are in a period of fundamental change. All changes offer new opportunities but also create a downside with victims.  Kasper believes the LMS and WYSIWYG authoring will be the victims of some of these changes. Read more »