LMS and eLearning Vendors, May 2016
Course Authoring Tools
By Don McIntosh www.trimeritus.com
ANCILE Solutions uPerform (ANCILE Solutions, Inc.) http://www.ancile.com/. A
based collaborative authoring and content management platform. Formerly
offered by RWD. On July 8th, 2010, RWD sold its software products division to
ANCILE Solutions, Inc. Also offer uPerform Express, and the uLearn LMS.
Anithings (Anithings) http://www.anithings.com/. A children’s creativity tool.
3 Surveys (any
3 Ltd.) http://www.any
3.com/. Survey creation and tracking
tools. Based in the UK.
Appcelerator Titanium (Appcelerator Inc.) http://www.appcelerator.com/. A cross
platform course authoring tool for mobile applications.
Apple iBooks Author (Apple Inc.) http://www.apple.com/ibooks
publishing tool for the Mac for the creation of interactive textbooks for the iPad
including multimedia, search and note
taking. Announced on Jan. 19, 2012.
Initially limited platform (Mac and iPad) but has great potential because Apple has
a lot of clout.
Apple iLife (Apple Inc.) http://www.apple.com/ilife/. iLife is a suite of applications
that can be used to create digital content, such as pictures, movies, music, and
web pages. Some use it to create eLearning. It is available only for Mac OSX for
Apple iTunes U Course Manager (Apple Inc.)
manager/. A course creation tool for
education. Requires that an institution have an iTunes U account. Allows for
publishing and sharing courses but doesn’t appear to have reporting functions.
There is an iTunes U App for taking courses on the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.
AppreNet http://info.apprennet.com/. A platform for instructors to build effective
based learning exercises that involve practice and assessment for delivering
style learning in a three stage model
Challenge, Peer Review, and
Appzio (Appzio) http://appzio.com/. Tools to create custom, fully native mobile
applications with responsive web interface, gamification elements and a fully
configurable flow. Based in Bulgaria and Finland.
Arlex QuickPresentation (Arlex Software) http://www.arlexsoft.com/. A web
based PowerPoint converter for mobile devices.
Articulate Storyline (Articulate) http://www.articulate.com/. A new (2011), more
sophisticated (non PowerPoint
based) development tool which will publish to
HTML5 and is capable of creating mobile learning applications. Tin Can API
Articulate Studio (Articulate) http://www.articulate.com. Includes Presenter
(PowerPoint converter/editor that allows adding video, audio, quizzes, links, etc. to
PowerPoint presentations), Quizmaker (assessments) and Engage (multimedia).
Also offer Articulate Storyline (see above), Articulate Online – a mini LMS that
provides for publication and tracking of Articulate generated courses and Screenr
a free, web
based screen capture tool.
Assima Training Suite, STT Trainer, and Atlantic Link Content Point, Capture
Point, and Knowledge Point (Assima)
http://www.assima.net/. A range of
authoring tools. Training Suite is a software simulation development tool using
“software cloning”. STT Trainer is used for creating screenshot, simulation
software training and support material.Atlantic Link tools enable the creation of
Flash based interactive eLearning lessons. Kaplan Learning Technologies