If your LMS lacks course tracking and other analytics
reporting tools, there are courseware available to do
that job for you.
Your learners should be able to access your course
regardless of their browser, operating system and
platform. Make sure your narrowed down choices
supplement for these variations.
Analyze your audience to determine their learning
preference. Do they prefer extensive graphics? Are
they content on pod cast and YouTube videos? What
about game like features? While all bells and whis-
tles are great to have, determine your learner and
organization needs to omit extra costs in purchasing
expensive authoring tools.
Make sure your selected tool allows you to create a
variety of assessment items. Common assessment
types include True or False and Multiple Choice
Questions. These are not sufﬁcient if you need
to develop “skill-based” training as opposed to
“knowledge-based” training. Options like Drag and
Drop, Match the Following, Fill in the Blanks and
Label the Diagram enable learners to decide and
arrive to a conclusion before providing the correct
answer. You will be able to justify the cost of such a
tool to your organization better if you present it as
“performance-enhancing” authoring tool.
Create a report containing the checklist of all fea-
tures in your authoring tool for your management to
make sure it matched with your current needs.
Plan | What tools will you need?