Tools

Template based rapid development

> UnisonTM by Rapid Intake : Browser based FlashTM/XML course authoring

Built on the Rapid Intake eLearning Development Platform, Unison is a web-based solution that allows individuals and teams to collaboratively capture, storyboard, develop, review, test, and publish Flash-based courses, lessons, learning games, quizzes, tests, and more — without having to know Flash!

Not only does Unison include a state-of-the-art authoring tool, it also comes with an integrated course review management system at no extra cost. Invite anyone to review your courses online and easily collect and manage their feedback!

> Rapid Intak - ProFromTM : Accelerated rapid course authoring

Rapid Intake ProForm™ is a desktop solution that enables designers of all ability levels to create Flash-based, interactive courses.

Novice users simply fill out form-based templates or layout content visually, while advanced users create reusable custom templates by accessing the Flash source code (.fla).

All output is SCORM compliant and works on most web browsers.

Use presentations in your courses

> Turn your Powerpoints into Flash movies with iSpringTM (for PC).

With iSpring Presenter, a rapid e-learning authoring tool based on PowerPoint, even non-technical users can immediately start creating professional courses and quizzes.

When it comes to e-learning, iSpring Presenter is one of the smartest e-learning authoring tools you will find. It transforms standard PowerPoint presentations into SCORM/AICC compliant Flash e-learning courses, ready for publishing to any Learning Management System (LMS) including iSpring Online LMS. iSpring Presenter also provides you with a quiz authoring tool to enhance PowerPoint presentations with engaging, interactive quizzes (10 different question formats). Plus, adding Voice Overs and presenter video to e-Learning has never been easier. The result is a quality Flash course that preserves the most advanced effects and features of your original PowerPoint presentation.

> KeynoteTM (Mac) has built in export to QuicktimeTM movie format.

Create your presentation in Keynote, and you’ll be a hard act to follow. Powerful yet easy-to-use tools and dazzling effects put the show in slideshow. This easy-to-use tool let you add elements such as tables, charts, media, and shapes to your slides. Add a table with a click, just as easily add a 3D chart that you can animate. With the Media Browser, you can drag and drop photos from your iPhoto or Aperture libraries, movies from your Movies folder, and music from your iTunes library. Then, share your presentation on the web, whatever if your contact is using a Mac or a PC.

Screencasts

> Easy screen recording and video editing with Camtasia StudioTM (PC & Mac)

With the Camtasia screen recorder, you can create interactive training and support videos that are on-demand for instant viewing. Screencasts are quick, easy, and inexpensive to produce. They’re perfect for rolling out new software, orienting new staff, showing customers how to use your product, or establishing a “self-help” desk.

Record a live presentation or lecture and give learners a rewind button for class. Help them learn at their own pace… or catch up from an absence.

Other tools

> Easy mind mapping on the MacTM with MindNode ProTM

MindNode Pro is elegant and simple-to-use mindmapping application for the Macintosh that help to visually:

  • collect, classify and structure ideas.
  • organize, study and solve problems.

Mind maps can be used for many different tasks – including to-do lists, brainstorming, holiday planning, research, writing, project management – and in many different environments – school, meetings, workspace.