Welcome to the eLearning Tools website. This site is sponsored by Tom Hall (author, trainer, consultant, instructional designer, eLearning developer, certified Degreed Curator and former educator).

This site provides information and demonstrations of products produced with some of the more commonly used eLearning development tools including many examples of products capable of being viewed on mobile devices.

Note: Many of the links below take you to generic (demonstration) samples of eLearning produced with the various tools such as Storyline. I can provide a private showing on request of more extensive work with a focus on Articulate 360 (Storyline and Rise) since that has been my primary work experience in the last 3-4 years.

Articulate Storyline and Rise

Articulate Studio 360

Adobe Captivate

RoboHelp 9

Camtasia Studio

Adobe Presenter

Snagit

Audacity

Text Aloud

PowerPoint Interactivity

Microsoft Word and PowerPoint for Job Aids

Xyleme

The Degreed Learning Platform

 

 

 

Credentials

 

Linkedin Profile

 

Publications and Presentations

 


Articulate Storyline and Rise

Storyline from Articulate provides an easy to use interface that allows you to build most any type of eLearning activity for delivery to PCs and various mobile devices. You can quickly create highly interactive courses as well as screen recordings, simulations (demonstrations, practice, scored) and assessments. Full SCORM support is provided.  A private demonstration of Storyline courses developed is available upon request. 

Note that the most recent version of Storyline is part of Articulate 360 which includes Storyline and Rise.

Rise provides an easy to use web interface that allows you to build a variety of different types of eLearning activities. Full SCORM support is provided. A private demonstration of Rise courses developed is available upon request.

Articulate Storyline Samples

A Simple Rise Course

 

 


Articulate Studio 360

Articulate Studio (now known as Studio 360) from Articulate includes a suite of three easy to use authoring products that includes Engage, Presenter, and QuizMaker. The Engage tool provides you the ability to build over 10 different interactions. Presenter is a PowerPoint add-on that allows you to add interactivity and publish a SCORM product for Learning Management System deployment. QuizMaker allows you to build scored or non-scored quizzes that include a variety of different question types. Full SCORM support is provided for all three products.

Articulate Studio Samples

 


Adobe Captivate

Captivate from Adobe is a robust authoring tool that allows you to build most any type of eLearning module. Captivate's strengths lie in its ability to easily record software simulations to be played back as either Demonstrations, Practices, or Assessments. Interactions include several different drag-and-drop components while you also have a library of interactions that are similar to what you find with Articulate Engage. You can build either scored or non-scored quiz questions that include multiple-choice, true/false, fill-in-the-blank, matching, hotspot, and sequence.

Captivate Samples

 


 

RoboHelp 9

Robohelp 9 from Adobe is a good addition to any eLearning developer's toolkit. It produces a product that is less interactive than the more common tools shown above, but is a good tool to have if your eLearning courses have a need for Online Help.

RoboHelp 9 Samples

 


Camtasia Studio

Camtasia from TechSmith, provides the ability to capture, edit, and share (distribute) videos of interactions with software applications (both Desktop and web-based). Use Camtasia to record on-screen activity, customize and edit content, add interactive elements, and share your videos with anyone, on nearly any device.

Camtasia Samples

 


Adobe Presenter

Adobe Presenter from Adobe is a PowerPoint add-on that allows you to create multimedia rich and highly interactive lessons from PowerPoint presentations and allows you to deliver the lessons with SCORM tracking to any LMS. This is similar to Articulate Studio's Presenter component.

Note: As of June, 2022, this product is no longer available.

Adobe Presenter Samples

 


Snagit

Snagit from TechSmith is one of the most commonly used programs for doing screen captures and then making edits to them. The two components are the Capture Utility and Snagit Editor.

A Close Look at Snagit

 


Audacity

Audacity from SourceForge is a great simple-to-use audio recording and editing software tool and best of all, it's free. In just a matter of an hour or less, you will be recording and doing some really fancy editing (if needed).

A Close Look at Audacity

 


TextAloud

TextAloud from NextUp.com is one of the world's most popular text to speech tools. TextAloud comes with several really good human-like voices.

A Close Look at TextAloud

 


 

PowerPoint

For many years, PowerPoint from Microsoft has been a great presentation tool, with most presentations being linear.  However, with features added in recent versions, you can now build a presentation with branching and even simulate showing and hiding of information. Thus it provides a simple and easy solution for some eLearning needs.

Using PowerPoint to Create Interactivity

 


 

 

Microsoft Word/PowerPoint

Microsoft Word and PowerPoint are used to create Job Aids which are converted to PDF files for Web delivery. A private demonstration of some sample Job Aids are available on request.

PowerPoint is used to create ILTs or vILTs. These samples have been converted to PDFs for Web viewing purposes here.

Basics of Chemistry

 


 

Xyleme

Xyleme delivers a web-based scalable solution for collaborative content authoring, publishing, management, delivery, and syndication, making it easy for large organizations to deliver the right content to the right audience on the right channel at the right time anywhere in the world. A private demonstration is available upon request. 


 

 

The Degreed Learning Platform

The Degreed Learning Platform from Degreed allows curators to create Learning Plans and Learning Pathways specific to particular audiences.

The learning experience can be as simple as a single Pathway that has links to courses, articles, tasks, Podcasts, videos and more. Or it can be a full blown Learning Plan that has content along with links to a collection of Pathways. One of the strengths of Degreed is that a curator or even the learner can identify skills and skill levels and choose content that helps gain competencies. 

I have 18 months experience as a certified Degreed Curator where my role was to build and maintain comprehensive learning experiences for several business segments in the Verizion Partner Program.

A summary of this work:

A Featured Learning Plan has been developed for all Verizon Partners. From this Plan, learners are able to select a Learning Plan that is specific to their business segement such as Wireless Business Agents or Wireline Business Agents. Once the learner gets to their specific Onboarding and Products Learning Plan, they find a link to an Onboarding Incuding Compliance Pathway followed by Pathways that provide deep dives into their products. Their Plan also includes links to Pathways that go into detail about the various Systems they need to be familiar with.

Within each Pathway, the learner has links to the following types of Learning Items:

  • Posts

  • Articles

  • Verizon eLearning Courses and vILTs

  • Videos such as those found on YouTube

  • Podcasts

  • Tasks

  • Preferred Vendor Articles and Courses such as edX and Mandel Communications

Along the Learning Journey, the learners can see skills that have been identified and work on building up those skills as well as identifying their own skills and set their skill levels.

For completion of many of the Pathways, the learners can earn Credly Badges which can then be displayed on things like their Linkedin pages or Facebook.

A comprehensive look at the Degreed Learning Platform is available in a private demonstration on request.

 

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Tom Hall
Phone 256-970-4043 | tomhall1@tcc-pub.com

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