When is it time to upgrade to a new elearning tool for elearning companies?
An elearning course can’t be all about turning pages by clicking on the “Next” button.
There should be an involvement built in the course. This implies that the participants never sleep while watching the course. But if your course does not provide any such possibility of recall and involvement, it’s better to change the elearning tool.
Elearning companies need to know whether their elearning tool is sufficient or not.
It’s because it must not have the following deficiencies which hamper elearning companies from creating an engaging course for the target audience:
- Not able to provide content for mobile phones:
When there is no ability in the elearning tool to provide mobile-based content to employees it can reduce the reach of elearning solutions. These days, employees are quite busy, they can’t start their laptop or desktop PC to view the elearning content. They must be able to access the content on mobile phones.
So, the elearning tool must be able to produce content for mobile phones. You must have HTML5 enabled in such a tool that the content can be developed for mobile phones at the same time as for a desktop LMS.
- Unable to take care of branding:
Branding is important for a company. Therefore, an online course must be able to take care of it. The elearning tool should take care of the use of proper colors in slides. This use of colors could be in the characters and background of the slide. So, you can’t neglect to brand while designing your course.
Including a corporate logo on the slides is just not enough. The use of colors is also important. If your elearning tool is not able to do that, it’s time for a change.
- Lack of a good digital library:
Elearning companies must use rapid authoring tools which give access to a repository of digital characters, their expressions, and backgrounds. This makes sure that you don’t have to look on the web outside the authoring tool for such assets.
The time to replace an authoring tool comes when it does not have such a good collection of assets. Apart from character background images, the tool must have sound effects like background music. You can’t be uploading assets such as these to the authoring tool all the time for making the best slides.
So, to save time and effort, it’s better to have an authoring that has a good digital library of assets.
- No import of assets possible
One of the best ways to create interactive slides is to be able to import content. This could be in the form of old training material like videos and assets like images you have created before.
This could also be in the form of slides, created by you before with all the characters and background effects. They could also be uploaded from the web.
But if your elearning tool does not allow such a facility, it’s useless. This implies that you have to copy and paste assets into the various folders of the elearning tool. This is not an easy task provided you have to upload a lot of assets all the time.
So, it’s time to replace the outdated authoring tool which does not have the feature of “one-click” uploads.
These are all the features of an elearning authoring tool that must be present otherwise elearning companies must think of replacing it.