Course and Lesson Authoring Tools
This page provides links to software tools that are useful for the production of online lessons and courses.
Articles in alphabetical order.
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"UFI Ltd and The Training Foundation are working together to provide the Further Education and Adult Community Learning sectors with a free service for all tutors employed in these sectors. The service includes access to the Acce-Lerator online authoring toolset and will be an ideal way for all staff in the sectors to gain first-hand experience in creating learning materials and adapting pre-existing materials."
Added: 20 January 2005
Acce-Lerator has been designed for use without previous authoring experience and extensive online help is provided.
"AcroTrain is a full feature Windows-based e-Learning system that permits individual training developers and groups to produce and manage e-Learning. Course content can be from PowerPoint files supplemented with questions and other interactivity. It requires no programming. Present courses via intranets, pc labs or CD-ROMS."
Added: 21 February 2004
You can order a demo copy
"Anark Studio multimedia software gives you the power to create the most captivating and engaging real-time interactive and 3D experiences that entertain your audiences and communicates your ideas."
Added: 27 March 2003
You can also view the gallery of e-learning content created with Anark Studio
"Articulate Rapid E-Learning Studio Second Edition combines two powerful products into one integrated package with everything you need to rapidly create e-learning courses from PowerPoint and develop custom quizzes, assessments and surveys - for one affordable price. Articulate Presenter Professional 5.0 lets non-technical users create e-learning courses by adding narration and interactivity to a standard PowerPoint file. Through the click of a button you can convert your PowerPoint to Flash while easily customizing the look and feel of the final output. Articulate Quizmaker 2.0 allows you to easily create Flash based quizzes, assessments, and surveys. Together, they provide a comprehensive yet easy-to-use set of tools that seamlessly integrate highly customized Flash-based quizzes, assessments and surveys into your e-learning courses.
Updated: 15 April 2006
Free trials available
"Epistudio® enables designs and publishing of rich-media HTML SCORM e-Learning training contents. It creates fully interactive courses, to be published onto the Internet or CD-ROM or AICC/SCORM compatible LMS. Using drag and drop technology you can insert pictures, sounds, videos and flash animations. A new feature transforms PowerPoint into Flash."
Added: 27 March 2007
You can see online for example product PDFs
"Rapidly create, publish, and deploy mission-critical communications to meet your business goals faster and more effectively."
Added: 26 June 2006
Free trial 14 day download
"Develop accessible rich-media e-learning applications with Macromedia Authorware 7. Use the familiar Macromedia user interface to import Microsoft PowerPoint presentations and create highly interactive rich content."
Updated: 4 June 2003
Authorware 7 released June 2003. Also part of the eLearning Suite (with Macromedia flash MX and Macromedia Dreamweaver MX)
"We can create a bespoke e-Learning solution for you, collaborate on the development of a solution and provide your people with the skills to maintain it into the future, or provide you with the tools and knowledge required to do it all yourself."
Added: 14th July 2008
"Canvas Learning's suite of products make eLearning easy and exciting! Whatever your elearning needs, be it to create a test for year 7 geography or a health and safety course for a whole enterprise, Canvas Learning provides solutions which let you create the most dynamic eLearning experiences."
Added: 23 January 2005
Suite comprises Canvas Learning Author, Builder and Player
"Description: Compendle Professional lets you organise your documents and e-learning resources into custom courses, and then publish them as SCORM packages. It's easy for non-specialists to use, and lets you brand training to fit your organisation."
Added: 14 May 2007
"Composica Enterprise is a web-based e-learning authoring system that offers real-time collaboration among team members and provides a powerful programming-free WYSIWYG environment to create high-quality interactive e-learning content. Composica Enterprise includes rich assessment capabilities, central media repository, full SCORM support, visual effects, advanced reusability features, a built-in tasks system and more."
Added: 11 October 2005
Download a sample course
"Course Authoring tool. Features conversion of MS Office documents into online course; assessment creation - including LMS tracking; SCORM-compliance (if needed); export of courses." From Reusable Objects.
Added: 31 August 2004
Download a 30-day trial version
"Content Point is Atlantic Link's unique software solution to allow the rapid, professional authoring (and maintenance) of dynamic, web based e-Learning content, quickly and easily. Complex, web based, course creation is as easy as putting together a PowerPoint presentation, and publishing to your learners is instantaneous. In a world first, Content Point uses web services to talk directly to an e-learning database, allowing the instant creation and publishing of on-line e-learning. All courses are automatically published in Flash format, giving users the most interactive and media rich training courses. And all this is available to more than 500 million Flash capable web browsers."
Added: 27 September 2004
Online demonstration available
"The platform for interactive e-learning and simulation development; completely CODE-FREE. For novices and experts alike. Create anything from marketing content and presentations, to interactive e-learning and sophisticated training simulations; simulate software applications and business processes, provide training in softskills and technical areas. Create content as sophisticated as the best bespoke development houses, at a fraction of the time and cost."
Added: 27 April 2004
Demonstration content available from May 2004
"CourseAvenue is a web-based collaborative eLearning content development solution. It is fully-hosted, includes a shared media repository, an integrated community forum, multilingual options, and produces courses in SCORM/AICC standards formats."
Added: 26 June 2007
"The CourseBuilder for Dreamweaver Extension is the most popular Macromedia learning extension. It accelerates the instructional development process with more than 40 pre-scripted learning interactions, quiz and assessment templates, and the ability to track results to a learning management system or database such as Lotus LearningSpace, using an AICC communication (instead of ADL SCORM."
Updated: 25 November 2005
CourseBuilder extends the Macromedia Dreamweaver HTML editing functions by generating logic-based objects that interact with users, as well as external computer-managed instruction (CMI) applications that track and score user input.
"CourseGenie is an application that allows you to author interactive eLearning from within Microsoft Word. It has platform independence, exporting to multiple VLE & LMS systems; standards compliance, with SCORM 1.2 and IMS support; and accessibility, providing an easy way to generate accessible content. Using courseGenie you can take course material in a Word document and efficiently transform it into a dynamic online course. From one Word document you can instantly generate a set of web pages, including navigation, interactive features and 15 different types of selftest question.
Added: 12 September 2003
"The tool that lets you build a complete interactive course as one Word document"
"FlowHow - a java-based software tool that allows users to create flexible html tutorial sets. These can be linear, for example teaching learners how a particular business process works, or non-linear, teaching around a particular topic."
Updated: 23 January 2005
Courseware is from Bridge People and Technology, a specialist e-learning organisation."
"The primary function of CustomCourse is to allow tutors and trainers to customise existing e-learning courses. It allows the user to rearrange the content and add their own content, producing a new course, automatically packaged for VLE or CD use."
Added: 29 December 2005
Preview pages of the Custom Course system will soon be online
"The fast way to create multimedia and training courses."
Added: April 2001
"Design-a-Course, from MindIQ, is a quick and easy-to-use software tool that allows novice users to create sophisticated Web-based training (WBT) courses within minutes. Questions, scoring, tracking, and reporting are all automated to allow you to focus on course development. If you can use word processing software, you can "design-a-course"."
Added: 26 December 2002
You can set up a free, hosted 30-day trial
This product is considered to be "the Industry Standard Instructional Design Tool for Trainers". It is not an authoring tool, per se, but rather supports the development of an e-learning solution by ensuring it passes through the ISD (instructional systems design) process.
eLearning authoring tool - easily create, publish and share multimedia eLearning courses, tests, glossaries...
Multiple test winner in usability, productivity, functionality and price-performance ratio.
Added: 2nd October 2007
"EasyGenerator® Suite is a comprehensive multi language e-learning suite that offers fast productivity while creating and providing e-learning solutions. EasyGenerator® combines easy and efficient authoring with no programming skills needed, with in-depth reporting and management features. A special module for easy translation is available for internationals. LMS and integrated portal could be added for a step by step increase of e-learning and knowledge management functionality without huge investments. For large organisations a special pre-authoring tool is available to set didactical standards, communicate with subject matter experts and finalise this with import in EasyGenerator."
Updated: 26 March 2005
A very easy to use yet powerful authoring tool
"EasyProf® helps subject matter experts with no programming skills to create engaging multimedia e-learning materials including powerful assessment activities without any special knowledge, except the one of their subject. Don't worry about IT, and enhance your contents using EasyProf®. Download a Demo from our website, you will love it."
Updated: 13 April 2007
Download a fully functional evaluation version and see examples of courses created with EasyProf
"Design easily SCORM and AICC compatible questionnaire, assessment, training evaluation, market survey, customer satisfaction survey, pre training and post training assessment. With Easyquizz®, you can create, edit and customise your assessment or questionnaire and publish it on CD-ROM or directly on your LMS or our Assessment server solution (EAS)."
Added: 27 March 2007
A free 30-day trial is available
CourseBuilder enables fast creation of interactive learning content. Designed for medium/large organisations, this web-based software allows course creators to collaborate on creating engaging learning.
Added: 21 December 2007
"e-Learning in a Box is the affordable e-learning software that gives smaller businesses and business units the power of large corporate training groups."
Added: 27 July 2003
"e-Learning in a Box is a revolutionary software package that lets you Author Deliver and Track e-learning for up to 100 employees - for under $5,000."
"eLearning objects provides an intuitive environment embedded within Microsoft Word for the easy creation of interactive learning materials."
Added: 28 October 2003
"Using eLearning objects you can create small 'building-blocks' of learning content." eLearning objects allows the incorporation of a range of 'meta-data', at the object, page and individual resource level. Evaluation CD available on request
"We convert your hardcopy documentation into a complete elearning solution."
Added: 14th July 2008
"Get the essential Macromedia tools for creating e-learning applications and websites in one convenient package. You can use Authorware, Dreamweaver and Flash individually or together to create everything from simple tutorials to sophisticated simulations."
Updated: 23 January 2005
This is a suite of key products from Macromedia to help you develop e-learning content
"Elicitus Interactive eLearning Suite provides a complete eLearning solution all the way from PowerPoint® to interactive eLearning. Elicitus SlideConverter accurately converts PowerPoint® content. Raptivity for Elicitus allows users to add interactivity to their courses."
Updated: 26 February 2007
30 day free download
The eLesson Markup Language (eLML) is an open source XML framework for creating structured eLessons using XML. Thanks to a clean separation between content and layout eLML lessons can be transformed into many different formats and layouts.
Added: 13 November 2007
"Epistudio enables the creation and publishing of rich-media e-Learning applications: fully interactive courses, enterprise procedures, on and offline training course modules. Just type in your content in the page editor and insert pictures, sounds, videos and flash animations. You can also import quickly your PowerPoint presentations, and build a glossary. The software automatically converts your courses to HTML files that you can publish on the Internet, Intranet, CD-ROM or on your AICC/SCORM compatible LMS."
Added: 8 June 2005
30 day trial available
"Evolution provides a complete solution to create, manage, and deliver e-learning content. This includes a rich authoring environment built on an object model that fully describes e-learning content, an enterprise-class repository that runs on commercially available RDBMSs and generators to dynamically deliver content to the Web, CD, print, presentation, wireless devices and a variety of file formats." From Outstart
Added: June 2001
A powerful tool, but not so easy to use without training.
"Use Expert Author to quickly create Web-delivered, self-paced courseware where computer software is the subject matter. Courseware created with Expert Author utilizes a realistic simulation of the software being taught. The student learns in a safe, simulated environment without the fear of making a mistake."
Added: 11 May 2003
Realistic software simulation
"ExpressTrain™ is an e-learning course authoring and tracking tool. It allows you to create your own course content; build your own questions/quizzes; track participants' progress, and collate feedback on each course. New users can be creating courses within minutes. Download it from our website and see for yourself."
Added: 7 March 2003
You download and try ExpressTrain for free
"Quickly and easily create media-rich Flash-based courses, complete with integrated interactions, quizzes, and tests. Create dynamic database-driven content with Flashform, or convert your PowerPoint for a quick solution."
Updated: 04 January 2007
FlashForm is the new name for Flash Companion eLearning Studio™. A free trial is available.
Updated: 23 January 2005
Purchase the Toolkit today for only $149. You will be able to download the HTML Course Development Toolkit right after you complete your online purchase.
"iLessons is a software tool that allows teachers to focus and direct students' web use. Collecting web resources, creating lesson web pages and focusing student web access can all be done without ever leaving the web browser! When students launch a web browser in a classroom, the current lesson page for that room will appear and any restrictions that have been imposed on their web use will be activated."
Added: 24 February 2005
"iLessons also provides students with tools to collect resources while surfing the web. They can then use these resources as they create documents in Word, all without ever leaving the web browser."
"Inmarkets now offers its Course Creator for in-house rapid eLearning development. The Course Creator comes with a range of templates to allow SMEs to produce courses without any need for programmers or designers. Inmarkets provides full training and support to authors on the Course Creator."
Added: 14 July 2006
Content developed in Course Creator is based on Learning Objects. Content published from Course Creator is SCORM compliant
"InSite Studio is reducing the cost of courseware development and increasing the effectiveness of online learning through SCORM delivery."
Added: 14 November 2006
"InSite Studio is a third generation software tool adhering to a pedagogical process to produce adaptive, modular instructional content."
Kallidus™Authoring System allows users to produce interactive learning content for web based and CD Rom distribution. It is simple to use and enables organisation's own staff to create e-Learning lessons quickly and efficiently, without the need for programming skills. The system has been developed to industry standards, including AICC."
Added: 21 December 2002
Features include: "Rapidly converts existing training materials into an interactive format" and "Create interactive computer systems simulations
"Create fully interactive SCORM compliant e-learning lessons, from software simulations, multiple choice quizzes, through to fully synchronized multimedia presentations, with no programming, and no plugins required."
Added: 1 October 2005
Take a look at the demos to view the range of e-learning solutions that you can produce
"The Course Development Tool allows in-house creation of courses online via a browser. A course web-site and structure is automatically created on the learnerland server. Text, graphics and assessment content is input and uploaded into the course by the client administrator via the easy to use browser-based admin system. The Course Development Tool has integrated Media Library and Add Quiz systems."
Added: 28 June 2001
A content development tool to be used to create courses hosted on Learnerland's server. A UK product.
"LearnPoint™ Suite is a complete eLearning courseware authoring and publishing platform, providing the user with the capability to develop, implement and maintain training programs instantly, including testing and student management, with ZERO programming."
Added: 20 July 2004
Suite consists of two products: Creator and Server
"Featuring an extremely low learning curve and vast features and functionality, Lectora is the the fastest, easiest-to-use, most comprehensive, and cost- effective authoring and publishing software available. From the novice user to the advanced programmer, Lectora blends simplicity with extensibility providing a unique solution for a wide range of authoring and publishing needs."
Updated: 19 July 2004
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"Lersus provides rapid development of an interactive e-Learning content. It allows use in modules formatted text, links (internal and external), equations, pictures, flash animations, video clips, audio tracks, java-applets and more. e-Learning content in LERSUS is based on predefined didactic model that allows plan e-Learning courses, guarantee structural identity, standard format and same style for all modules of course. LERSUS divides content and its styles, that allow easy update styles, increase content development speed, decrease content costs and makes content reusable."
Updated: 30 October 2004
From Delfi Software, based in Berlin in Germany
"Magic Box is a powerful, yet easy-to-use, eLearning authoring platform for the creation of Courses and Learning Objects. Magic Box enables the course developer to achieve visually appealing, interactive results fast, via a WYSIWYG interface, requiring absolutely no programming knowledge even for the most complex interactive tasks. Such tasks include Drag and Drop activities, advanced Hot Spots (with nesting) activities, Sequencing, Fill in the Blank, Multiple Choice and much more."
Added: 2 April 2004
Magic Box is completely web-based.
"The Manifest Generator tool creates SCORM conformant Manifest files based on the SCORM 1.2 specification. Fast and easy. Takes only a few minutes to create a SCORM manifest file." From JCA Solutions
Added: 25 January 2005
Free trial available.
"Manifest Maker is a free extension for Dreamweaver. The extension provides a quick and easy way to create a SCORM 1.2 manifest."
Added: 7 July 2004
You can download a free copy of Manifest Maker at the Macromedia Exchange
"Metadata Generator auto-populates metadata files using a wizard style interface which frees a content developer from knowing XML, and for those who do, Metadata Generator expedites the process of hand coding. Simply click on any file to view its metadata. NO TYPING NEEDED. Free trial available." From JCA Solutions
Added: 25 January 2005
" It means Web-based courseware developers who need to meet SCORM specifications can more rapidly output their courses and course descriptions."
"Web-training authoring tools based on Word®, PowerPoint® & Dreamweaver® Full and complete support of SCORM standards Manage interaction with subject matter experts Write once, update everywhere Web-based from the ground up Create, manage, and track low-cost, high-impact web-training"
Added: 22 May 2002
Animated demos can provide you with an introduction to the features and functionality of Mindflash Web-Training Software.
"The 100% web-based MindOnSite (MOS) platform is the complete toolbox for online training (SCORM 1.2). Unique features like: integration of collaborative work (trainers, contributors, designers, experts, etc.); ASP.NET and JSP version. MindOnSite Generator is a user-friendly and yet powerfull e-learning authoring solution. MindOnSite Styler creates templates used to completely change the appearence of MOS courses. MindOnSite Manager is a complete Learning Management System (LMS). With the addition of MindOnSite Generator and MindOnSite Styler, it becomes a full-featured Learning Content Management System (LCMS) as well."
Added: 21 March 2004
Take a demo of a course designed with MOS Styler and authored with MOS Generator
"Mohive e-Learning Publishing System (eLPS) was developed to provide a software solution that enables subject matter experts to efficiently create engaging e-learning. Mohive eLPS is designed specifically for the enterprise user. It provides a comprehensive, web-based system for organizations looking to effectively create and publish e-learning that delivers business results."
Added: 24 September 2005 Updated: 22 May 2006
Mohive eLPS is designed specifically for the enterprise user..
"Myudutu is easy-to-use online learning authoring software that allows you to build your course very quickly no matter where you are, and no matter who you need to involve."
Added: 30 May 2007
Basic use is free. Comes with templates for different media types.
"CourseBuilder, a unique web-based tool to easily create e-learning modules: - Simple to learn and easy to use - No programming skills required - Trainers can rapidly create & maintain high quality and engaging e-learning - Intuitive and flexible page templates - Web-based so no specialist installation required"
Added: 29 March 2007
"O-LAS is a robust, yet extremely easy-to-use, Compliance Management System developed by EssentialSkillz. O-LAS combines the functionality of a Learning Management System, a Risk Assessment System, a Content Development Tool and an Online Testing Tool."
Added: 14 July 2006
This integrated package allows you to deliver and track online courses (both off-the-shelf and self-developed), online tests and self risk assessments helping you to manage learning and demonstrate compliance with regulatory standards.
We have a product that will revolutionise the designing of E-Learning courses. It works with SharePoint & universities have been testing it. The response has been fantastic.
Added: 16th August 2007
"An E-learning platform from which instructors can add dynamic content to websites, including on-line gradebooks, tests, discussions, dropboxes and calendars. All this dynamic content can be edited and maintained in Windows (not web) based programs."
Added: 5 October 2003
"OIS provides the basic components of a web course in modules that are added and operated separately, yet is integrated so all modules share the same class database that is handled by one special program, the OIS Course Manager."
"A quick and easy drag-and-drop based authoring tool for multimedia and e-learning. No royalties or licence required for distribution."
Added: 3 August 2004
You can download a 30-day evaluation copy
"Outstart Trainer (formerly Trainersoft) is the fastest and easiest desktop authoring tool for e-learning. For the novice user intuitive wizards, professional templates and hundreds of styles get your courses online and running in minutes, no programming required. For the experienced user, robust tools and components offer the flexibility and control needed to build dynamic e-learning programs."
Updated: 15 June 2005
The Distribution Wizard will quickly help you distribute your courses as HTML.
"Quest™ is a powerful development tool that provides a dynamic, visual environment for both novice and expert training developers. Quest works with other Allen Communication Learning Services development tools or independently, to create highly interactive courseware that can be delivered via Web, LAN or CD-ROM." From AllenCommunication
Added: 21 December 2003
Download a free 30-day evaluation version
"The QMIND Design Collaboration Platform™ is the only e-learning development system that integrates storyboarding, instructional design, project management, asset management, quality assurance, and client review & feedback into a single, hosted platform. By automating redundant and non-strategic tasks, QMIND will free your team to focus on their value-added skills: instructional and creative design."
Added: 1 July 2005
Schedule a demo and learn about special introductory offers.
"With Wondershare Rapid E-learning Suite designers can convert an existing ppt-based instruction to a flash-based one with every subtlety from the original. Besides, this toolkit may help users to build flash-based quizzes, which can be inserted into the presentation converted by PPT2Flash Pro to create LMS(AICC/SCORM)-compliant e-learning content."
Added: 08 January 2007
A sample presentation with a quiz is available.
"RapideL is a tool that creates interactive Flash courses using Microsoft Word! RapideL is a new age rapid eLearning content creation and publishing tool designed by Brainvisa. RapideL has successfully managed to shorten the traditional development cycle by integrating storyboard and development phase into one. RapideL provides Instructional Designers (ID), Subject Matter Experts (SME), and Visual Designers (VD) with an authoring system which allows them to convert their MS Word storyboard into instructionally sound flash courses at the click of the button! RapideL has successfully addressed common pain points by reducing time-to-market of courses by over 45%, reducing review cycles by the SME by 30% and development costs by a substantial 40-60%!"
Updated: 24 January 2007
Free trial available
"A professional course and workshop builder. Allows training and coaching organisations to tap into the highly lucrative market of elearning with a simple to use system which automatically delivers your audio, text, video or movie material on a timed basis."
Added: 2 June 2006
As their website says "our products and services are presented to your clients, in your own name, we work purely behind the scenes to support you".
Moodle hosting, branding, training and support. Official Moodle Partner in UK
Updated: 19 February 2008
"DLI is an independent software company that designs, develops and delivers cost-effective applications for e-learning and training. Its flagship product is ScribeStudio.com, a web portal for professional instructors in business, academia, and government to easily develop online courses and to use the ScribeStudio.com site builder to quickly assemble an e-Learning site where their students can access the courseware, program or assessment materials. ScribeStudio.com is cost effective with subscription plans starting at $29/month. It is a complete, one-stop solution, sample features include ScribeLive web casting to self-study, quizzes to courseware, lesson plans to surveys, LMS to CMS and more."
Updated: 12 November 2004
Free trial of ScribeStudio for 30 days
"Seminar Author is one of the world's longest-established e-learning Authoring software. Its ease of use is renowned. Trainers and content experts can produce SCORM conformant Learning Modules, Assessment Tests, Exams and Surveys straight out-of-the-box."
Updated: 28 June 2005
Seminar 6 is the latest version.
"Designed for trainers to create and deploy engaging multimedia content immediately. Completely web-based, no software to install."
Updated: 23 January 2005
Online demo available
"We provide unique soft skills training material and resources that can be used on their own or in combination with your own course materials. Use our material and save time considerably to focus on delivery of your courses. Free content available."
Added: 1st August 2008
"Percepsys SNAP!™ Studio is as an easy-to-use, full-featured course authoring tool that dramatically reduces development time for courses, without the assistance of third-party suppliers or information technology resources. An Instructional Designer or Content Manager - with little or no programming experience - can pour content into a set of available learning-delivery templates for rapid course generation. The course is then exported as XML data that can be deployed as a standards-compliant course. No need to outsource a Course to a third-party vendor or buy content with expensive licenses."
Added: 3 October 2004
"Future courses do not need to be "developed" - they can be "generated", drastically reducing time to market, outsourcing costs and costs of IT skills to be hired.
"Design professional e-learning storyboards in a Microsoft Word-based tool. Storyboarder Pro makes easy and boosts up the best practices of storyboarding. The tool features course structure management, screen sequencing and branching, and a rich collection of storyboard templates, fully customizable. The resulting storyboards are regular Word documents."
Added: 26 March 2007
Take a free tour and see how it works!
"SyberWorks Web Author-the fastest, easiest, and most effective Web-based training course authoring tool on the market today. With SyberWorks Web Author, you can create Web-based AICC/SCORM compliant training courses with audio, video, software demonstrations, and much more! You can quickly, easily, and inexpensively update your courses when new information is available, making it possible to tackle rapidly evolving information for even small audiences. Student comments are gathered at the end of each lesson along with ratings on key factors such as organization and presentation. This crucial feedback is reported in a variety of ways to enable the quality, relevance, and value of your e-Learning to increase dramatically over time."
Added: 9 March 2004
Take a free trial
"THESIS Professional uses a set of SCORM 1.2 standards which are integrated with Microsoft Office. This combination enables a user to create learning objects straight from the familiar Microsoft Office applications. A "Learning Object Manager" allows a user to build complete lessons, using multiple learning objects from different sources."
Updated: 8 May 2005
"Thesis Professional retails for $699.00 for a single user license. There is also a 25% annual maintenance charge that goes along with the purchase which will allow you to receive all updates and new versions during the period that you have paid maintenance. Volume discounts are also available for multiple copy purchases."
"Thinking Cap™ is a suite of products that are all SCORM-compliant and 100%-XML-based. They work well together, on their own and in conjunction with other Learning Management Systems. Studio™ is a team-oriented authoring environment that uses a Structured Content Development Model to efficiently create consistent courseware that is SCORM-compliant and may be exported to any LMS. If your concern is to safeguard the quality and extendibility of your eLearning content, regardless of what LMS you are delivering to, then Studio™ is the tool for you"
Added: 19 November 2004
Download free 30-day evaluation software
"ToolBook Assistant allows non-technical business users to easily create effective, interactive media rich learning content without any programming." From SumTotal Systems
Updated: 23 January 2005
Download a 30-day trial
"ToolBook Instructor provides a comprehensive authoring solution to create effective software application simulations, assessments, and rich, interactive content." From SumTotal Systems
Updated: 23 January 2005
Download a 30-day trial
"Trainersoft Desktop Author is the world's fastest, easiest, and most powerful way to create e-learning, guaranteed. For the novice user, intuitive wizards, professional templates, and hundreds of styles get your courses up and running in minutes; no HTML programming required. For the experienced user, sophisticated tools and components offer the flexibility and control needed to build dynamic e-learning programs."
Added: 15 June 2005
Free evaluation download
"Free e-learning authoring tool that offers programming-free WYSIWYG environment for creating high-quality interactive e-learning content which can be published on the Internet, Learning Management Systems (AICC- and SCORM-compatible), CDs etc."
Added: 28 March 2007
"Introducing the U.S. Department of Labor's Workforce Connections™ - a set of Web-based tools that empower non-technical individuals to create, acquire, share and control content in real-time. Workforce Connections™ is the first tool of its kind to be licensed by the U.S. government free of charge to public and private sector organizations. Learn how your organization can use these tools to easily build and maintain: Traditional Web sites; Online courses or presentations; Community of practice Web sites; Online coaches; Knowledge repositories"
Added: 18 February 2004
Supporting user manuals and guides also available from this site. Open source - therefore free
Xtractor’s three offers
1. Production of tailor made eLearning
2. Development and marketing of a complete system platform for analysis, administration, delivery and statistics for all types of training.
3. Course administration as a service.
Added: 16 November 2007
"XplanaWorkbook is a robust homework management solution that provides extensive class management tools as well as a true-to-page representation of a printed workbook. It allows instructors to create courses, manage course sections, assign activities and create new ones. It also provides the necessary management tools to teach an entire course online. All content in the XplanaWorkbook is SCORM compliant, and both learning objects and grades are exportable to other standards-compliant systems."
Added: 27 January 2005
"XplanaWorkbook features a unique, "never-get-lost" navigation system. Users can page forward and back or can move directly to specific chapters, sections, or activities. Each page lists current assignments with related information-due dates, grading method, number of attempts, and textbook references. A clear breadcrumb trail returns users to previous pages, and the Quick Navigation tool moves users about easily."