Updated E-Learning Authoring Tools Comparison
The last 14 months saw an upgrade of every single tool in our comparison! These tools had improvements in graphics, animations, mobile compatibility, and 508-compliance, among others. With these new changes, I thought it was time to update our popular—and often controversial—authoring tools comparison.
As before, this is based solely on my opinion and experience. Not even everyone in my own company agrees with me. And we’d love to hear how your experiences might differ!
Since the last comparison about six months ago, Articulate Storyline got a bump up in the animations department. There are several times as many animations as before plus motion paths! This is enough for them to overtake Captivate. (Captivate has more animations options, but I think Storyline’s are a little easier to use.) Lectora got an improved score in graphics capability. Lectora 12 now has the ability to crop and rotate pictures as well as create gradients, drop shadows, and other effects. I like to avoid ties in this grid but can’t always. So Lectora and Captivate are now tied in this department.
If you’d like to learn more about how these tools compare to each other, click here to view our latest comparison webinar (recorded on 1/9/15).