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5 Tools to Help Build Your E-Learning Course

by | Feb 15, 2013 | eLearning Tools

DigitalChalk: 5 Tools to Help Build Your E-Learning Course
In addition to a great learning management system, there are many well-known tools that can easily work together to create an interactive e-learning course. Many of these external tools can work in synch with your LMS to create narrations, interactions, quizzes, surveys, and more. These are 5 helpful tools to help build your e-learning course.


With Articulate, you can create interactivity like never before, by adding slide layers, drag-and-drop interactions, quizzing, screen recording, software simulation, and more. Publish your course with a single click to multiple formats, and distribute it to your company’s LMS. Never worry about compatibility with it’s universally accepted flash format and the SCORM and AICC-compliant content so you can easily track your results on your LMS.

Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate software helps you rapidly author a wide range of interactive eLearning and HTML content. Easily create product demos in HD, application simulations, and soft skills and compliance training. Import PowerPoint slides and enrich with multimedia, interactive elements and quizzes. With Adobe Captivate, you can easily deliver content to virtually any device, including iPads.


iSpring is an add-in for PowerPoint that appears on a special tab of its toolbar and ensures seamless e-learning development in minimum time. You can convert a normal PowerPoint presentation to flash and HTML5 for online presentations. The newest release also features a brand new HTML5 player, tin can support, and easy slide branching.


Audacity is a free, open-source, cross-platform software for recording and editing sounds. With Audacity, record live audio, cut, copy, or mix sounds together, change the speed or pitch of a recording, and more.

Survey Monkey

Survey Monkey is the world’s most popular online survey tool. It’s easier than ever to send free surveys, polls, questionnaires, customer feedback and market research. You can customize the look and feel of your surveys with logos, company names, and images. To get the most out of your data, Survey Monkey features real-time charts and graphs, data filters, cross tabs, and export options. All of these tools can work together with the DigitalChalk platform to build and enhance your courses.

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