I’m going through an LMS integration right now with one of my clients. Our Learn.com system is being configured and will be rolling out in the next month.
It’s our opportunity to really make some changes about how we deliver content to our users and the tools we use to do it. We’ve been printing up expensive training manuals and are finally looking to move the manuals online. The hope is that our users know that the information will be updated and can be used in this “live document” in ways that the costly print versions can not. As trainers update the changes to products and procedures, the training guides get updated. If things work the way we want, our audience will be more than just the ten people going through training, it will be a resource for everyone in the organization.
What will we use to author products that are not only informational, but attractive and interactive?
Learn.com has their own software, the CourseMaker Studio, that has won awards and is a powerful program, but we find it’s too technical for the trainers who make the updates, so we’re looking for something else.
Articulate is the tool we’ve decided to go with. It’s easy. It’s engaging, and it will be quick to develop in. I’m very excited about the tool. They have a suite of products, a quizmaker and presenter tool that plug in to powerpoint, and they have a standalone tool called engage. Anyone who’s looking for software to create learning content should look into this tool.
The combination of Articulate and Captivate makes a powerful 1-2 punch.