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Ten great content creation tools for elearning


Thinking of designing an elearning course? Here are some tips from Robert Morris.

When it comes to elearning, traditional teaching methods do not work. Although online learning doesn’t place students into the conventional classroom that inspires discussions, the entire process is still based upon interaction. Unfortunately, not all online courses provoke effective engagement. The number of students who finish these modules is drastically smaller than the starting figures. 

The key to creating successful online courses is high quality content. If you are creating an online module, you need to present content that will inspire the learners to stop and interact with it. The following tools will help you achieve that.


You won’t be impressed by the appearance of this website, but you shouldn’t underestimate it either. This tool enables you to create training courses and multimedia presentations in an easy and fast way. Since you are able to test a trial version before making the purchase, you have absolutely nothing to lose.  


This is one of the most popular elearning authoring tools at the moment. The website offers a programming-free 'what you see is what you get' environment that enables you to create interactive content that’s ready to be published. The older version of CourseLab is distributed as freeware. 

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There are plenty of online tools that enable you to create an appealing module, but you are still in charge of the content you put into them. Without high-quality content, even the best-looking online course will fail. If you need help with this part, you can hire an expert from the appropriate niche to help you. 


This authoring application enables you to create interactive courses by using simplistic automated software. In addition, you can also get consulting and development services at this website. Thanks to eLab, anyone can develop an eCourse that grabs and holds the attention of a student.  

Adobe CourseBuilder extension

If you already have Adobe Dreamweaver, you’ll love this free extension that enables you to develop web-based instructional content. The great range of elearning templates includes decent designs that will help you create compelling learning materials.


This elearning authoring tool will let you develop courses in a simple and fast manner. However, it also enables you to infuse some creativity into the process and come up with materials that will differ from the plain online content we are used to seeing. If you are afraid of poor completion rates, then Vivo is the tool you need to try. 


Learnbubble is a flexible online training system that provides an easy and quick way to create elearning materials. You can easily personalise the tool to include the logo and colours you prefer.


Screenshots are an essential addition to your tutorials if you want to explain the way certain products, PC applications, software or websites function. TurboDemo enables you to capture screenshots and edit them as slides. 

Wimba Create

Do you have plenty of content in Microsoft Word documents and don’t want to waste time typing it all over again? Wimba Create is the tool you need. With its help, you can convert these documents into content for your online courses in a hassle-free manner. 

Scate Ignite 4

Online presentations can go two ways: they can end up being utterly engaging or absolutely boring. With the help of Scate Ignite 4, you can create dynamic screen recordings and presentations. You won’t have a hard time getting used to the tool and start presenting your course materials through attractive presentations.  

Keeping track with the most efficient elearning content creation tools is very important if you want to develop effective courses. Instead of making unnecessary expenses through trial and error, you can start using the 10 tools listed above to come up with captivating modules that will return the investment.  

Robert Morris is an writing expert, creates online courses to help students with paper writing. Follow Robert on Google+

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