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Top 5 SCORM Authoring Tools

02.18.2016

Looking for a SCORM authoring tool? (or want to know more about SCORM?) This post is for you! Below are the top 5 SCORM authoring tools - ranked from the easiest to use, to those requiring a bit more technical knowledge

Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate is a very popular SCORM authoring tool. You can create HD product demos, application simulations, soft-skills and compliance training materials, live and self-paced online courses, self-service videos, employee on-boarding modules, and more. It includes quizzing software and exports to multiple formats. Courses will scale for mobile devices. More info at: adobe.com/captivate

Articulate Presenter

By far the easiest-to-use SCORM authoring tool. It works in conjunction with PowerPoint, so it has a very intuitive interface. Using Presenter you can easily make your PowerPoint content into an interactive eLearning course. It includes characters, slide level controls, annotations, animations and web object support. All of this in the familiar PowerPoint environment. More info at: articulate.com/presenter

Easy Generator

Easygenerator has a free and a paid version, although you have to subscribe to the 'Plus' or 'Academy' service to produce SCORM content. Using easygenerator ensures your developed courses will be optimized for any device: desktop, tablet or smartphone. At the paid level easygenerator comes with multiple question types to help create the most engaging quizzes: Multiple Choice, Multiple select, Drag and Drop Text and fill in the blanks. Comes with course themes for you to use. The 'Academy' plan allows for customization. More info at: easygenerator.com

Storyline 2

Create and publish SCORM courses with the latest tool from articulate: Storyline 2. It's easy to get started using professionally designed templates and an intuitive interface. Easily build interactions using a 'show, don't tell' mantra. Includes quiz building software. Has a great support community as well. More info at: articulate.com/storyline

TechSmith Camtasia

This is a commercial screen-recording product for producing demonstrations and tutorials. It has SCORM compliant output as an option, and permits quizzing and branching. The SCORM output option creates a single .zip file that can be uploaded to TrainCaster and other SCORM compliant LMS environments. More info at: techsmith.com/camtasia