In the eLearning industry, we are constantly on the lookout for the best tools to bring educational content to life. To provide top-notch learning experiences, we need software that allows the smooth creation of interactive text, multimedia and activities. To help you reach this goal, we’ve compiled a list of the top eight eLearning tools that will enhance your course creation.
Coming in at number eight, H5P enables you to “create, share and reuse interactive HTML5 content in your browser.” One of the benefits of this eLearning tool is that it adapts to the user’s device and is mobile-friendly. It’s also extremely interactive, allowing you to insert videos, presentations, games, advertisements and more.
Next up is Kahoot! which brings learning and gamification into harmony. Boasting rave reviews, you can use this tool to create a learning game or quiz in a variety of contexts. Additionally, Kahoot! can promote learning that's individualised to suit each student's educational experience.
Some eLearning experiences call for virtual tours. If this is your niche, Kuula may be just what you’re looking for. Their editor includes several features that allow you to tailor 360° videos to your specific needs. Kuula can apply to any context, from acquainting new employees to their workplace to conducting “easter egg” hunts or mystery games. With enough creativity, this tool provides your own personal Google Earth with infinite possibilities.
As far as beautiful designs and high levels of interactivity go, Coassemble is a true competitor. With extensively customisable elements, you can choose from a multitude of screen layouts that help your content shine. You can also use Coassemble to track student progress and design certificates of completion.
4. Articulate’s Rise.com
Rise.com is the next generation of Articulate’s Rise authoring app. It’s an easy-to-use tool that doesn’t require downloading software or battling through the learning curve – the templates guide you through the seamless process. You can build stunning courses on a large scale – complete with multimedia, text and interactive blocks – through your web browser alone.
3. Adobe Captivate
Adobe Captivate has a comprehensive range of features that cover almost anything that comes to mind. Alongside various ready-to-go slides, you can create the next level of interactive eLearning by using virtual reality experiences. If your course content is currently in PowerPoint, you can simply import the presentations into your course. Captivate also removes the concern about your course warping when you shift to your LMS with an in-product LMS preview. This authoring tool packs a punch that both experienced professionals and newcomers can navigate.
2. Articulate 360
If you’re looking for an eLearning tool that includes all of the features you’ll need in a toolkit, Articulate 360 is just as comprehensive, if not more, than Adobe Captivate. It incorporates impressive creator tools, millions of stock assets and templates, a project review platform, as well as live and online training. For this reason, Articulate 360 is the ultimate toolkit for integrative learning.
Topping our chart is Unity, which has brought several full-scale games to life. Educators can use the “real-time 3D development platform” to introduce captivating experiences to their students. This includes the different tools and workflows that students will use in their future careers. As the use of technology in careers rapidly advances, this eLearning tool adds a future-proof element that ultimately prepares the students of today for the careers of tomorrow.
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