Collaborative Authoring Platform

Jul 17, 2014


What suggestions do you have for an authoring platform that allows several developers to design, create, deliver, and track an online course?

Thanks for your time.

2 Replies
Maria Darst

Thanks Alex. I've got a huge list of cloud based authoring tools and wanted to know what everyone recommends from experience.

55 Cloud Based eLearningAuthoring Tools

1. easygenerator by EasyGenerator
Easygenerator provides cloud-based eLearning authoring software. Easygeneratorenables instructional designers and subject matter experts to rapidly createthe most engaging courses that have the highest learning impact. Easygeneratoris affordable, easy to use, and future proof. Simply create, design and publishyour eLearning courses. Used and loved by 5000+ users in more than 120countries in both enterprises and universities. Easygenerator’s headquarter islocated in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

2. Lectora Online by Trivantis
Simple, Seamless Cloud-Based e-Learning. Easily create your e-Learning onlineusing Lectora Online’s web-based, collaborative authoring tools.

3. Elucidat
Elucidat has proven to speed up the e-learning production process, authoringhighly engaging HTML5 e-learning for ANY device. Delight learners with infinitecontrol over 'look and feel' and the ability to create your own interactions.

4. ZebraZapps by Allen Interactions
ZebraZapps is a revolutionary cloud-based authoring and publishing platformcreated by Allen Interactions. ZebraZapps allows developers and non-programmersalike to create rich, interactive applications easily and quickly, as well asshare, publish, and sell objects or entire applications.

5. QuickLessons by QuickLessons
The collaborative platform to create e-Learning courses. Create online coursesusing our libraries of templates, animated characters, interactive games andadding your content including PowerPoint Presentations.

6. Amvonet Publish by Amvonet
Create, edit, and publish interactive lessons, "text books" andlearning modules using an intuitive graphical user interface.

7. SmartBuilder by Vantage Path
SmartBuilder is a cloud-based application that is designed with teamparticipation in mind. Effective collaboration between team members or outsidetalent improves production timelines and course quality.

8. Liquid Authoring by Landmark eLearning
A rapid authoring tool with SCORM compatibility, has a cloud-based medialibrary and is TOTALLY HTML 5 compliant.

9. Artisan by Bankers Edge
Students are more engaged, motivated learners when met with a clean, visuallyappealing training environment. Building on this principle, ArtisanInternet-based content management transforms the task of training coursecreation into a canvas limited only by your imagination. Incredibly powerfulyet remarkably easy to use, with its palette of innovative features, Artisanenables you to change fonts, apply new color schemes and import learningobjects in minutes.

10. Atlantic Link by Assima
Assima Atlantic Link (AAL) enables Flash based interactive eLearning lessons tobe created rapidly using a trio of components called Content Point, CapturePoint and Knowledge Point.

11. CA/MS by Evolve Learning
The CA/MS is a browser-based tool for creating, managing and deliveringhigh-quality learning content quickly and cost-effectively across yourorganization. Organizations just starting out in e-learning will appreciate itssimplicity, while experienced developers will find that CA/MS offers ways tostreamline their course creation process—and substantially reduce developmentcosts.

12. Cameo by Yukon Group
Cameo is a web-based tool that delivers scenario-based learning reinforcementvia email. Cameo focuses on the forgotten phase of learning... Follow-up.Research shows that what happens after training is often more important thanwhat happens during training. With Cameo, you can continually reinforce the keylearning points from any training event... and it only takes your Learner’s aminute each week.

13. CAT by Bankers Edge
Getting up to speed on different types of custom authoring software is often aproduction roadblock for instructional designers. Frequently, they have tonavigate through tutorials on features irrelevant to their course-design goals,just to learn how to use the functionality they need. With the BankersEdgeCourse Authoring Tool (CAT), instructionaldesigners across all levels ofexperience are productive immediately.

14. CATS by Intuto
The Intuto Content Authoring Tools (CATS) is a web-based authoring system thatgives users the ability to create online courses rapidly. This is done bycompiling text and multimedia resources into structured and reusable learningobjects and courses.

15. Claro by dominKnow
While being a fully HTML5 compliant elearning authoring tool since inceptionwas certainly a revelation to the industry, what makes Claro truly unique isour ability to rapidly introduce new features and respond to customer feedbackin no-time-flat. Because Claro is cloud-based, users always have thebest, most up-to-date content authoring platform at their fingertips.

16. ClickClass by Lightmedia Solutions
ClickClass is a rapid e-learning authoring tool. It is designed to enable usersto rapidly author, deliver and manage their own online learning content. It canbe set up in minutes and is FREE to use during the e-learning authoring stage.You only pay for ClickClass once you have more than 2 active users utilisingthe e-learning software.

17. Cobent CoAuthor by Cobent
Cobent’s web-based collaborative e-learning authoring tool CoAuthor enablesinstructional designers and course developers to rapidly assemble, author andpublish engaging and interactive e-learning content - without the need forprogramming or design skills. A web-based authoring environment allowsindividuals or teams to collaboratively create, manage and control projects andversions from multiple locations. The comprehensive library of assets,templates, themes and interactive elements makes it easy to rapidly createprofessional-looking content.

18. Composica by Composica
Composica is a social e‑learning authoring system that offers real-timecollaboration among team members and provides a powerful programming- freeWYSIWYG environment to create and deliver high-quality interactive e‑learning2.0 content with embedded social media.

19. EasyProf by EasyProf
The intuitive interface of EasyProf allows you to create presentations,combining multimedia content like video, audio, animation, etc. with tests andinteractions. You do not need any programming skills to do all this withEasyProf.

20. Flypaper by Flypaper Studios
With Flypaper you can create courses at one-sixth the time and expense. And withoutthe limitations of rapid development tools!

21. LearnerCap 5 by MaxItLearner
Web CAP 5 is an advanced web-based e-learning authoring system offering highflexibility and an abundance of features to collaboratively create and deliverquality e-learning content.

22. scateignite 4 Professional by scateignite
With Scate Ignite 4 Professional Edition you can create and share structuredeLearning courses, quizzes, surveys, tutorials, demonstrations, corporatetraining, HD web videos, digital slide shows, web cam recordings, sales andmarketing presentations, video/news blogs (vlogs) and podcasts.

23. Luminosity Studio by CM-Group
Rapid Authoring for eLearning. Create, publish and maintain your own eLearningcourses quickly and easily.

24. Uperform Professional by Ancileu
Perform is an authoring and content management tool that delivers targeted,high-quality learning content to employees. It allows authors with noprogramming experience to create, edit, and publish procedures, task-basedsimulations, and eLearning courses, and then quickly deploy the content to theentire workforce via the web.

25. QuickPresentation by Arlex Software
With QuickPresentation you can build, play, share and export presentation onyour iPhone or iPod Touch device. QuickPresentation is the perfect tool to createpresentations on the go. Afterwards you can publish the presentation to yourftp server, email it to your friends or include it into your personalwebsite.You can share or show selected presentations using built-in HTTPserver.

26. SHiFT Learning by Aura Interactive
SHIFT changes the model of traditional eLearning development, providing asolution to all those who think that eLearning is too expensive or complex todevelop. It allows you to build powerful and interactive courses quickly andeasily while offering outstanding savings in cost and time to market.

27. myBrainshark by Brainshark
Brainshark provides the leading cloud-based software for creating,sharing and tracking online and mobile video presentations. WithBrainshark, you can easily transform static content, such as PowerPointdocuments, into voice-enriched video presentations that can be accessedanytime, on-demand.

28. Rapid Intake Authoring Suite by Callidus Cloud
Rapid Intake's rapid authoring toolset provides a more robust and affordablesolution than traditional learning software can. With extensive, directlyintegrated e-learning and mobile learning technologies, Rapid Intake will helpimprove training results by providing everything your development team needsand making it accessible in the cloud, from any computer with aninternet connection.

29. Zembl by Can Studios
Zembl has a wide range of features to put you in control of the content youproduce. Administer teams easily, collaboratively develop using rich mediacontent, popular question types and dynamic templating while handling bugrequests all from within your browser. When it is time to publish your onlinelearning, be confident that our universal export will deliver the content howyou want it.

30. CourseAvenueStudio by CourseAvenue
CourseAvenue Studio is a unique e-Learning authoring platform for developingonline training. Studio was built with both beginners and experts in mind.Basic courses can be built from start to finish by beginner developers; whileexpert developers appreciate the full array of options available for buildingadvanced e-Learning courses.Studio is hosted online using our secure servers,providing 24/7 access. Using a web browser, your team can develop coursesanytime from anywhere.

31. eNet Author by eCom Scotlande
NetAuthor is a fantastic web-based rapid authoring tool allowing you to writeyour own, high quality, eLearning in record time!

32. Podium by echoEleven
Free your eLearning from the formulaic linear flow imposed by most rapidauthoring systems. Podium is a powerful authoring system with anintuitive graphical interface that easily supports sophisticated, conditionalbranching structures. Additionally, Podium's built-in object model providesflexible and interactive content capabilities that lets the author createmultiple deliverables from a single set of content components based onconditions set within the learning experience.

33. eLearning maker by e-doceo
elearning maker was designed to facilitate and accelerate the creation of yourtraining materials, as well as updates to them. Once your materials have beencreated, you choose the delivery mode that you prefer and the softwaregenerates the files in Flash format.

34. CourseBuilder by Edvantage Group
Lumesse CourseBuilder is a collaborative, cloud-based e-learning authoringsolution that empowers your team to easily deliver compelling and engaginglearning content, suitable for desktops and mobile devices.

35. GoMo Authoring Tool by Epic
GoMo Learning is Epic's multi-device e-learning and mobile learning authoringtool. It delivers the same content to multiple platforms, optimising it to eachkind of device. Publish mobile learning apps to Apple, Android and BlackBerrydevices, and create multi-device e-learning for desktops, smartphones andtablets. GoMo comes with a range of different assets, so you'll have all youneed to create your own engaging e-learning and mobile learning apps in-house.

36. e-Learning Course Authoring Tool by Flex Authoring
Template-based Authoring Build your own interactive training using a visuallayout and flexible course templates. Create and manage your e-Learningrapidly, with or without your own in-house server. Utilize your existingcontent such as PowerPoint, PDF, Flash, video, images or just your own ideas.

37. Go! Animate by Go! Animate
Make Amazing Animated Videos! Use our Video Maker to create videos for free.Make a viral video. Create an animated lesson for your class. Make an explainervideo for your product, a demo video for your business, or a training video foryour staff. GoAnimate is the fastest, easiest way to make a video!

38. Course Builder by Google
Course Builder contains software and instructions for presenting your coursematerial, which can include lessons, student activities, and assessments. Italso contains instructions for using other Google products to create a coursecommunity and to evaluate the effectiveness of your course. To use CourseBuilder, you should have some technical skills at the level of a web master. Inparticular, you should have some familiarity with HTML and JavaScript.

39. Team Author by Healthstream
Team Author allows subject matter experts and educators to collaborativelycreate e-learning courses that use the Sharable Content Object Reference Model(SCORM). Team Author is a cloud-based course authoring tool designed forcreating, modifying, copying, exporting, and sharing engaging online courses.Team Author’s intuitive web interface allows busy professionals to createcourses together in real-time from any Web-connected location.

40. Skillcast by Inmarkets
With Skillcast Author you can edit Inmarkets e-learning modules and create yourown library of interactive content. It is accessed online via a web browser.

41. Knoodle by Knoodle
Take your online presentations up a level…or three. Turn your tired lookingslides into attention-grabbing media-rich presentations by easily combiningslides, video, audio and images from your desktop, Google Docs and YouTube.Then, share them with the world or to a specific audience via multiplepublishing options including a private URL or export them back to YouTube. Youcan even track and see if your presentations are being viewed.

42. Expert Author3.0 byKnowledge Quest
Using Expert Author's sophisticated capture features and component editors, youcan quickly create interactive displays that contain live menus and toolbars,edit fields, areas with active rollover, buttons, list boxes, combo boxes,dialog boxes, and much more. You can import a script/storyboard written inWord, and then use the Timeline to create the interactive learning experience.

43. Course Builder by Learning Nexus
The Learning Nexus Course Builder is a fundamental element of our cloudbased Nimbus system. It offers an efficient, simple and dynamic way tocollaboratively create any tailored e-learning courses to meet your needs, ormodify many of our catalogue courses to make them more unique to you. Over andabove this, Learning Nexus has professional production services available tosupport customers with their creating and editing endeavours.

44. e-Z Studio by Learn Soft Technologies
e-ZStudio's object oriented approach provides unprecedented control over theefficient reusability of content and its logic. It separates the content, itsappearance and its behavior. The look and feel of each course can be swappedout even after the content has been organized because the system keeps styles,navigation rules, and persistent graphics in distinct layers and objects, whichare separate from the learning content.

45. Memorize by Memorize
There's a lot to learn. Time is limited. Learning facts and terms is necessarybut often boring and slow. pages have interactive learning modes.They make facts clear and lucid. Create a page in seconds! Share or assign it.Earn badges while learning!

46. MOBL21 by
Mobl21 is an award-winning, mobile learning application that supports adynamic, unstructured way of learning. Using Mobl21, educators can developcontent that learners can access from their mobile devices, allowing them tostudy at their own pace and therefore, perform better.

47. Firefly Sim by Mzinga
Anyone with basic computer skills can use Firefly Simulation Developer tocreate advanced, sophisticated software simulations, yet Firefly still offersexperienced developers incredible control and flexibility.

48. Publisher by Mzinga
With its simple, web-based user interface and embedded social technologiesthroughout the authoring platform and its resulting courseware, the MzingaPublisher team-based authoring tool is the industry’s most powerful eLearningauthoring platform, enabling dispersed developers of any skill level tocollaborate in real-time to create exceptionally engaging, interactiveeLearning.

49. Toolbook 11.5 by Platte Canyon
When it is time to create cutting-edge training that involves thoroughinstruction, great use of media, interactive content, and innovativenavigation, ToolBook is often the clear choice.

50. Training Maker by ProProfs
Create online courses from existing documents, videos & presentations!ProProfs is the easiest way to make an online course for business training oreducation. Deliver learning anytime & anywhere. ProProfs is a fully hosted,user friendly & highly functional LMS software. Add images, articles,documents, powerpoints, videos, quizzes & more.

51. Qlibris by Qube Learning
QLibris is a fully hosted, zero-client highly-scaleable online authoringplatform that provides an Integration Gateway used to create, maintain, andsupport: QBooks, QGames, and QLibraries.

52. SoftChalk Cloud by SoftChalk
SoftChalk Cloud is the fastest, easiest, most flexible way to create andmanage e-learning content for delivery inside or outside of a LMS. Educatorscan create engaging, interactive, media-rich learning content that directlyintegrates with any LMS or website.

53. eStudio by xtractore
Studio is an authoring tool for creating complete and advanced e-learningproductions. With the inherent flexibility in eStudio, the content, pedagogy orstructure of an e-learning will not have to be restricted to limited templatesor functionality.

54. eQuick by xtractore
Quick enables rapid learning. You can produce an m-learning activity by usingtext, image, sound or video. Participants can interact by selecting answeralternatives presented in the course. You can also create basic tests usingeQuick.

55. StudyMate Class by RespondusA web-basedversion that resides within the online course. Instructors and students cancreate items collaboratively; student participation can be monitored andgraded.

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