Updated: Apr 25, 2021
Designing and creating courses is a large portion of your workload for corporate trainers. Each course needs to be well structured with a logical progression and include the right types of content, depending on each specific lesson. While your courses must be detailed, they should not overwhelm the learner by trying to teach too much too quickly. In addition, your training courses and content must be mobile-friendly and offer flexibility for learners. And ideally, you should have the option to incorporate existing and proven training materials as part of the course and learning experience.
The best eLearning authoring software options on the market today are designed to help you meet these requirements efficiently and cost-effectively. In fact, the trend today is for companies to choose authoring software that can be used to develop and publish training content quickly and easily, with a simple learning curve that allows line of business team members to participate in course development efforts.
What is Rapid eLearning Authoring Software?
Rapid eLearning authoring software programs are design platforms, either locally hosted or web-based, that provide eLearning professionals with an environment for creating powerful online learning experiences. For corporate training use cases, these platforms are used to create scenarios that can include multiple types of eLearning content that offers learners engaging and immersive eLearning activities.
Some of the benefits of rapid eLearning authoring software include:
Ease of Use
One of the major benefits of working with rapid eLearning authoring software is in how quickly and easily users- even those with little or no course development experience- can create powerful online courses. Working with the rapid development platforms can therefore be cost-effective, as they eliminate the need to hire or outsource course development experts.
Working with rapid eLearning authoring software minimizes the time required to develop and publish new courses as it both streamlines the development process and allows more people to participate in the course development process, thus eliminating development bottlenecks.
Repurpose Existing Content
Another major benefit offered by most rapid development tools is in their ability to leverage existing learning content, documents, marketing materials, and more, in creating lesson content. Most of these tools today allow you to work with existing videos, PDFs, documents, images, and other content.
Finally, many of the rapid eLearning authoring software programs provide developers with a framework they can leverage to help ensure a level of consistency across all of their courses. Working in a consistent framework can be another contributing factor in minimizing development time, but it also makes the learning experience less confusing for students.
Learning Management Systems for eLearning
The core technology that supports all types of eLearning programs, including corporate training and employee development, is a Learning Management System, or “LMS”. An LMS is the application that is used to build, deliver, manage, and track eLearning-based corporate training programs.
Some organizations choose to deploy an LMS on their own servers (self-hosted) most companies today choose to work with a third-party vendor to access LMS features and capacity through cloud-based delivery. This approach eliminates the need for a large, up-front investment in hardware, software, and supporting infrastructure and shifts the responsibility for the ongoing management and maintenance of the system to the cloud vendor.
An LMS with Rapid eLearning Authoring Software
LMS Portals provides our clients and partners with a cloud-based, multi-tenant learning management system that allows you to launch and manage multiple, private eLearning environments on-demand.
Each portal includes software for rapid eLearning course development. Th e software is easy enough for anyone to learn quickly, yet powerful enough to create highly-interactive, entertaining learning experiences for any type of corporate training and employee development topic.