Articulate Storyline Advanced Interactions: Plugin to Drag and drop With Ease


In most of the HTML5 eLearning authoring tools like Articulate Rise, Elucidat, Adapt etc., all the eLearning interactions including drag and drop are very elegant with subtle and smooth animations. I always prefer to have such smooth experience in Articulate Storyline’s HTML5 courses as well. Since it’s not a default feature in HTML 5 version of Storyline,  I created a plugin specific for Articulate Storyline drag-and-drop interactions. In this blog, we will see how to use this plugin to enhance the user experience in Articulate Storyline. You can watch the video demo of the plugin and download it as well at the end of this blog. Read more

Seamless Play in Lectora 17 For a Better Elearning Experience


Trivantis is back again with its upgraded version, Lectora 17, the new eLearning authoring tool which is more focused on responsive eLearning design for mobile learning. As an eLearning developer, I look forward to seeing how Lectora 17 would accelerate eLearning development be it any format – HTML5 based responsive eLearning, video-based learning (Camtasia), custom eLearning, rapid eLearning, or mobile learning.

Let’s explore the new Seamless Play feature in Lectora 17 to find out how it can enhance user experience.. At the end of this blog, you can also view the demo sample that illustrates how Seamless Play publish option works in real time. Read more

Lectora 17: Using Camtasia for Simulation and Video-Based Elearning


The newly released Lectora 17, eLearning authoring tool, is now fully loaded with enhanced versions of Camtasia Studio and Snagit to help you create interactive eLearning. These screen recording and capturing tools within Lectora Inspire 17, especially Camtasia Studio, enable you to build custom eLearning / rapid eLearning, be it:

  • Video-based elearning and/or video tutorials
  • Simulation-based learning and/or software application training
  • Mobile Learning
  • Process training and/or product training

Creating video-based learning has never been so easy with the new Lectora 17. In this blog, you will learn how the new features of Camtasia 9 within Lectora 17 can help you build effective online video-based learning courses. You can also preview a free video-based eLearning course sample on Fire Safety training to see how it works. Read more

New Features in Lectora 17 to Enhance Custom Rapid Elearning Development


Lectora Inspire – one of the powerful rapid eLearning authoring tools is now out with more exciting features. Trivantis has recently released Lectora 17, an upgraded version of Lectora. Lectora 17 – is now at its best to deliver better HTML5 support to create responsive mobile learning that an eLearning developer can ever dream of. The new features of Lectora 17 are here to support all the realms of eLearning, be it custom eLearning, rapid eLearning, mobile learning, gamification, microlearning, Flash to HTML5 conversion and so on.

Let’s quickly dig deep into the new features to see what makes Lectora 17 one of the best authoring tools.

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Articulate 360 Rise: Creating Mobile Learning Apps For Micro-Learning


Rise is one of the best online authoring tools to create responsive eLearning courses and provides flexibility to convert them into mobile learning apps as part of micro-learning strategy

Why an App for eLearning?

Smartphones and their apps have become an integral part of our lives. In this smartphone era, mobile learning or mLearning is now a hot trend in the eLearning industry as it supports learning anywhere and anytime. Most of the organizations have already started implementing “Bring Your Own Device” or “BYOD” policy as part of corporate learning. A mobile learning app is designed especially for bite-sized learning / micro-learning; whenever a learner needs just-in-time information. These mobile learning apps enable learner to access the content without any internet connection.

Mobile Learning is the future of eLearning. So, it is the right time to convert your eLearning courses into mobile learning smartphone apps.

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Articulate 360 Subscription Model – An Insight Into Pricing


Articulate 360 is Released! You might have probably heard this big news in the eLearning industry. With this release, Articulate shifted its gears from perpetual licensing to cloud-based subscription model and brought all its products under one umbrella – Articulate 360. This all-inclusive subscription comes as a complete eLearning authoring package and comprises:

  • Rise, Preso and Peek (brand-new eLearning authoring tools)
  • Articulate Storyline 360, Articulate Studio 360 and Replay 360 (Upgraded versions)
  • Articulate Live, Articulate Review and Content Library

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What’s New in Articulate Storyline 360?


The recently released Articulate 360 comes with a gamut of eLearning products that simplify and speedup custom and rapid eLearning development.

Most eLearning developers awaited and expected the upgraded version of Storyline 2, Articulate’s core eLearning authoring tool. Contrary to this belief, Articulate introduced Storyline 360, an updated version Storyline 2 with enhanced features. Apart from these enhancements, the Articulate team majorly focused on mobile learning and came up with a new ‘Responsive Player’. In this blog, we will quickly explore what’s new in Articulate Storyline 360.

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Why Responsive eLearning is Moment of the Need?

In this technology-driven world, we switch multiple devices in a day to accomplish our tasks, be it working or learning. If we start reading a blog on an iPad, we’ll probably end up on a desktop. As we are constantly on the move and multi-tasking, we need flexibility to look up the information at the moment of need. So it makes complete sense to deliver eLearning that works on multiple devices. And responsive eLearning is here to help you and is the future of eLearning.

Let’s briefly discuss what, why and how of Responsive eLearning.

What is Responsive eLearning Design?
“Responsive eLearning (adapted from responsive web design) is dynamic eLearning content that adapts intuitively to fit varying screen sizes and devices/platforms.” Simply put, it is the eLearning that adapts and responds to all devices. Read more

How Preloader in HTML5 Creates a Better eLearning Experience?

html5_preloaderMajority of our clients ask for HTML5 coded eLearning courses so that the courses are web responsive and work on any mobile devices. With the help of technologies like CSS3, jQuery and AngularJS, the output of the eLearning courses is way higher when compared to other authoring tools. Courses designed are dynamic with more animation and high interactivity as opposed to average eLearning with plain text and images.

While developing HTML5 eLearning, the only challenge we were always faced with was the loading screen. We got this feedback from the learners that the elements on the screen load one after another and sometimes audio is not synced properly. We used a custom preloader in HTML5 and overcame this issue. With this preloader in place, a loading screen indicator is displayed until all the course elements are loaded. Read more

HTML5 is an Effective Authoring Tool


HTML5 Has Boosted E-Learning Industry

The advent of HTML5 which is one of the most recent E-Learning authoring tools is indeed a boost to the eLearning industry and has created an overall easiness to the process of designing eLearning courses. The most enticing feature of HTML5 is that you don’t have to be an expert to create mobile-friendly and interactive eLearning content! But you can design effective eLearning courses like an expert! HTML5 is similar to ‘Flash’ in structure, because it is a single file item. However, it is different in application; there is no plug-in for the end-users, nor there is any specific need for local elearning tools. It will not be hyperbole to say that HTML5 has opened new doors for the creation of extremely expressive eLearning courses, and this is good as far as eLearning industry is concerned.

Plus Points of HTML5
  • The first and foremost advantage is that HTML5 is a free and open technological too and this gives you the freedom to use it in accordance with your own specific requirement.
  • You can make your web pages more representative and powerful. Attributes such as the ‘easiness of creation’, the ‘sharing’ feature, and the ‘reusable’ characteristic will empower you to build powerful elearning courses.
  • HTML5 will facilitate the process of mobile-friendly content creation, and this is simply great, because, in our time, mobile devices like smartphones, tabs, etc. have become par for the course.
  • HTML5 allows you to set up informative presentations and videos, and to edit them accordingly. This is applicable to both CMS and LMS platforms, which makes it all the more convenient.
  • There is no need for local software and end-use plug-ins, and this means client satisfaction.
  • HTML5 users will be able to share valuable data such as codes and contents.
  • The availability of various content types is another benefit of HTML5.
  • Updation process is easy, and this will make all users happy.
HTML5 Has Made Instructional Designing Easy

Though Flash, which was incorporated with numerous authoring tools, was the top mobile development support tool during the initial days, these days the scenario has changed a lot. Overdependence on Flash will not give you an upper hand in today’s competitive online field. A good section of the instructional designers and elearning content providers have started to hunt for different ways, other than Flash. It is here the resourcefulness of HTML5 will fit in.

These days, as elearning schemes are very much popular, governments, as well as private organizations are pumping huge amounts of fiscal resources to create numerous categories of elearning games, apps, and courses. Now, with the arrival of HTML5 the process of creating elearning courses and elearning games has become very easy and at the same time, highly effective also.

Available Content Types

Instructional designers who use different platforms such as Drupal, WordPress, and Joomla will be benefited by HTML5. Moreover, the availability of different content types will make their tasks easy. The available content types include Boardgame, Dialog cards, Drag and drop, Fill in the blanks, Flashcards, Iframe Embedder, Image hotspots, Interactive video, Memory game, Multichoice, Picture Slider, Presentation, Question set, Summary, and Timeline.