Category: Easygenerator

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!


e-Learning, e-Learning Software, Easygenerator, look and feel

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.

Open new question popup

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!

 


e-Learning, e-Learning Software, Easygenerator, Uncategorized

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 releases 2015 Roadmap

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The Pro Plan comes to the web.

2014 was a massive year for easygenerator, we have rapidly developed many features such as Co-Authoring, Course Reviews, 8 new question types, tracking and tracing results and custom languages. We have launched the Starter and Plus Plan for teachers and Subject Matter Experts, gathered tons of feedback which we took to heart and added to easygenerator and welcomed our 5000th user (we’re now well over 7000!)

So what’s in store for 2015?

Pro plan

In 2015 we will bring the Pro Plan to the web, the complete e-learning solution for instructional designers. I will breakdown the most important features below.

Custom templates
The Pro Plan allows you to edit the HTML, CSS and Javascript source of course content, this will allow you to adjust the look and feel and functionality of courses. You can even create your own templates to create a custom learning experience. We will share the source code of our own templates so you can alter them as you like. If you don’t have the technical knowledge for this you can also choose to have this done by one of our partners.

Result navigation
With result navigation you will be able to define navigation rules based on the result of the learner. Based on an answer given, an assessment result or progress on a learning objective you can navigate a user to a specific page or part of your course. This way you can offer them a personalized learning experience based on their needs.

User Interactions
With Easygenerator’s Pro Plan you will be able to create interactions on a page that can be triggered either by time or by user behaviour. Think of pop ups with extra context, video’s, links, audio, all triggered by time or behavior.

New and Redesigned templates
In 2015 we will add a reader template for courses that are read only and contain no questions. We will bring out a newly designed quiz template, with improved layout and user interaction based on user feedback.

Custom Languages
We already offer custom languages, but we will add more default translations to the templates, so all default elements will be in your own language. If we don’t have your language you will be able to translate all templates in the application yourself fast and easy. We will also expand the options to change the templates to your look and feel.

Question Pools and Assessments
We will add the option to create assessments in easygenerator, we call them ‘question pools’. You can run a whole question pool or draw any number of specific questions to present to your learner. We will also add options to the existing question types and add a few new ones like the open question and the video and sound question type.

Extra files
You will be able to upload and store not only images, but also video and sound files and we will make it possible to include a whole range of documents in your courses (like word and pdf the option to include html5 interactions. We will of course also offer extra content management facilities in order to manage these files. The content management will also include an option to reuse elements from courses, not only through copy and paste, but also by reusing them as elements in the content management part of easygenerator.

Voice Over

A much requested  feature is to be able to have overs in courses, to guide the user to questions and pages.

Video Upload

Currently the way to add video’s in easygenerator is to embed them from third party video hosting sites like youtube and vimeo. In 2015 we will have our own video hosting to offer secure video content.

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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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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.


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How we keep 5000+ easygenerator users happy.

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Why every Easygenerator release is completely based on user feedback and data.

Easygenerator launched its cloud-based plans 10 months ago. While moving to the web was a milestone, we also changed how we develop the tool. We used to develop our roadmap based on industry trends and our intuitive, gut sense.  But since we launched the web plans, we have put users behind the easygenerator steering wheel. This user-centric development approach has increased user engagement.

Let’s break down how we continually improve easygenerator every day using several different tools and apps.  Read more »


Dev Learn 2014: Death of Corporate LMS

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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 »