Gartner affiliate softwareadvice.com voted Easygenerator #1 most user friendly LMS. Easygenerator outperformed over 300 other learning management systems.
Capterra is the largest review site for businesses, Capterra’s user base rated Easygenerator the most positive over competitive e-learning tools.
Easygenerator has won the Golden Excellence in E-Learning award, one of the highest honors in the corporate learning space. This award is presented by Chief Learning Officer (CLO Media).
Easygenerator offers the most advanced authoring capabilities in the course authoring space. Rich media, interactive question types and voice overs.
The authoring tool of 2019 can do so much more than simply create courses. Now, LMSs provide data analytics features that give instructors insight into how effective specific parts of their course content are.
Automatically issue certificates to learners who pass their online tests.
Authoring tools today also include plenty of interactive, social learning features. These promote group learning and encourage users to exchange ideas and ask their peers for feedback and help.
An authoring tool or an LMS?
If you’re currently looking for an e-learning authoring tool, it’s likely that the first question you’ve come across is: Should I use a learning management system (LMS) instead of an authoring tool? Why is this such a common question? Because a) LMSs have much greater marketing budgets to occupy ad space and b) there are far more LMSs out there than authoring tools.
Ask yourself this:
Is my number-one priority to start creating courses, instructions and training materials? Or am I looking for a place to host learning content I already have? Or do I need both?
If your goal is to start creating, then stop looking for LMSs and dive into the realm of authoring tools. However, if you’re looking to store your existing content somewhere and manage your learners, then you’re probably better off looking for an LMS.
Most people who start with e-learning need both. There are a gazillion LMSs on the market that offer some authoring functionality, but you usually want to start by creating effective courses, distributing them and gaining insights into how your learners are doing. That means your best option is an authoring tool that includes some essential learning management features.
Think of it this way: If you need to instruct and quickly share knowledge (for example, create compliance training, onboarding new hires or awareness training), look for authoring tools with some LMS functionality. This is the smartest choice, even if you require formal training resources and need to prove (to auditors, for example) that you have a training process set up. An authoring tool with LMS features will still get you started faster.
If you’re handling a large volume of formal training and loads of regulations, then an LMS might be more suitable. This type of content changes less frequently, and you would benefit more from an application that serves as a learning hub rather than a creation tool.
Consider the following features when looking for an authoring tool.
If you’re in the market for an e-learning authoring tool, it’s important to remember that there are two kinds of authoring tools:
The best of these tools allow companies to implement our award-winning strategy: Employee-generated Learning (EGL). This means you shift content creation to the business instead of relying on a centralized L&D team. [Download our whitepaper] to learn all about EGL and see how our clients have successfully scaled their learning output.
Here’s a list of common authoring tools, ranked by ease of use from easy to more complicated:
Of course, we could summarize our own solution here, but let’s look at what the business software reviewers in the Capterra community had to say about Easygenerator.
Most of the positive feedback we receive on Capterra confirms that Easygenerator is extremely easy to use and offers very personal support to get you going. Reviewers agree that we offer the right amount of interactivity and integrations.
Some users are critical of our choice to minimize the number of animation options. The logic behind this is very simple though: it takes extensive training to master animation, and that detracts from a speedy creation process. Our research also shows that interactivity is vital, while the effectiveness of animation has not been validated by our experts. An animation may enhance the look and feel, but it doesn’t necessarily increase learning impact.
This is a well-designed application that offers very straightforward e-learning creation. However, it offers only a limited choice of interactive question types and design options. The results are more like a glorified PowerPoint presentation than an actual e-learning resource.
This authoring tool offers similar features to Easygenerator but is more limited. IsEazy uses timeline-based learning, which requires additional training and planning.
Elucidat is relatively easy to use, yet the end results are not visually appealing to learners.
Gomo offers a wide range of features, but you need to be a highly experienced eLearning designer to make the most of it. It’s also much less cost-effective than other authoring tools. There is very little that distinguishes it from other authoring tools aimed at experienced instructional designers.
The preferred option for advanced instructional designers, it offers a very wide range of features. You can create practically anything you can imagine. However, ramp-up time is a major drawback. It takes extensive training and experience to benefit from Articulate. For newcomers to e-learning, it’s hard to make a business case here.
Adobe is the industry leader for multimedia, design, video and illustration. Even for e-learning creation, it’s a household name for dedicated instructional designers. Just keep in mind that (as with Articulate) it takes a long time to get started with Adobe.
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