Standard "Branding" Across Authoring Tools
So, we have been tasked with creating some kind of "standard" look and feel for all of our courses - regardless of what authoring tool is used. We use Storyline, Captivate and Adobe Presenter.
I hate this thought as a developer because to me, there are very few things that should be "standardized" for ALL courses. For example, I can understand the necessity of always having the company logo present. I can even bring myself to come to grips with using one set of "standard" colors (although I do so with resistance). However, aside from coming to that agreement, different authoring tools simply have different features to begin with (hence the whole argument that no single tool is "best").
So, while I would prefer if most things were left to designers to decide based on each course situation, I digress. I wanted to check with the community and see if anyone else has encountered such a situation and how you handled it - e.g., did you end up coming to a set of standard look and feel options that worked for you across authoring tools? Is there a document anyone can share with their guidelines for publishing courses?
I know that whatever standards we come up with, it will probably end up being written in a way that says "if your course meets X criteria, then do Y . . . BUT if it meets A criteria, then do B". That way our "standard" does have some flex built in. I just know that will take a while based on the range of situations that could apply (for example, locked navigation or unlocked? simulation course where next buttons are irrelevant or page turner? Situations where a menu is needed or not? etc.)