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5.0 stars - 14 reviews range from 0 to 5


What I like about it...

Not ideal for heavy video and sound (but what web pages really are?)

I tend to use native Flash if I'm building modules with a lot of video and audio

Takes a long time to self-teach. JavaScript headaches for newbies. Tears, sometimes, too.

Custom buttons & navigation

Does have the ability for does with Action script skills to build their own interactions if needed

courses work on PC's, tablets, and SmartPhones

Rapid development of soft skills learning

Can insert system simulations into main course

video/audio distribution is supported without the need for other client-side video plugin

Authoring, Admin, Publishing, and Reviewer roles

Rapid animation and interactions using behaviours

What I don't like about it...

Can't edit

What I don't like about it...

You have to be a programmer

ActionScript learning curve

What I like about it...

Single-step capture of screen actions that publish in multiple formats including playback movies, job aids, exercises, work instructions, cue cards, etc . . ., I explore, produce, iterate

Electronic workflow, review, and approval features with built-in e-mail notification

Good change control features for controlled/regulated/restricted content

Good support site

Drawing tools still need work

When I use it...

Software Demonstration

Help videos

New functionality announcements

Very fast development

Easy to produce stunning, challenging game-based content

What I like about it

I can create my own layout individual navigation can build a structure can use multiple master pages have a lot of test-options

Branching & Scenario based learning

Develop a help site and help documentation for end-users

What I don't like about it...

Rapid eLearning

Can be clumsy to do things a conventional package does easily

Rapid elearning projects

When I use it...

Time consuming (same as any animation)

I can incorporate content developed in other tools into it

Complex ISD development

Quick free way to get screen captures.

When I use it...

To get away from dire, conventional e-learning

Any discovery-based learning

When the audience suits a 3D game approach

easy export to different formats (eg scorm, cd, web) with error testing as part of process - highlights what content doesn't work in that format

Ease of use, allows quick conversion of Word documents.

Project management features help with rapid authoring development

Range of elearning course

System training




Crazy expensive

Custom interactions

When I use it...

Animated characters

Complex scenario based learning

Mobile Disturbution

Output always looks like "captivate", unless you customize the buttons through the object styles feature

Trade show attract loop

What I like about it...


Unlimited possibilities

vector graphics reduce file size

custom fonts are bundled with .swf file

Supports Multiple Distribution

Good work flow system

New node

What I like about it...

Support from the company

Flexibility to do just about anything you need to do

Lots of templates for common activites


I control design and production

Much more accurate than Captivate for screen captures, recognizes names of buttons, icons, and functions while recording in SAP

What I like about it


Easy to use

Saas tool, (web based and hosted)

Dont need programming skills

Give review access to people who don't have access to use the tool for building purposes

Page level commenting for reviewers


Share content with other users building content

Share project documents

Price model


Different levels of author access


text editor


PENS compliant

SCORM 1.2, 2004 AICC compliant

What I don't like about it...

No H.264 export option

Limited choice of characters / backdrops / props

export format is only AVI


What I don't like about it...

Buggy, some unclear documentation

Difficult to support constructivist learning

When I use it...

Rapid eLearning

New node

What I like about it...

Able to incorporate JavaScript

Book, Chapter, Page metaphor structure

Can get someone building content in just a few minutes - WYSIWYG

Parent / Child content and functionality

What I don't like about it...

So many fields to fill out!

HTML output

Huge learning curve - disagree with this viewpoint it's one of the easiest as the complex interactivity is done in the background - user can just add content

Friendly interface for beginners, but once you start using advanced features, the user interface is limiting.

Output looks, well, sort of 1992ish

It has a problem with font aliasing: fonts on transparent captions look either ulgy or not aliased.

Only alerts to content problem (eg not scorm compliant) at publishing stage

Need Lectora to re-edit published content - locks into using the software

When I want to create HTML content with some animation and interactivity.

Screen Jelly

When I use it

When I need a quick video recording of my screen



What I don't like about it

3 min limit

difficult to edit or add features (text, zoom)

What I like about it

Easy of use


Download .mov or publish to Youtube

Rapid 3D development with Google Sketch-up

To build complex assets to integrate into other authoring tools that support rapid development

Custom feedback

When I use it

"Poor man's Flash" - easy way to create some basic animations

create 'how to' demo of software and site navigation

sound / video quality fine for web

When I use it...

when I need to create drag & drop activities and keep a solid style (easily) throughout several screens

Scenario-based learning with branching questions and feedback

For scenario video integration

For assessments or quizzes needs

When database integration is needed

When I use it...

Software simulations

Performance-based assessment

Rapid eLearning

Software and applications demonstrations

Complex learning scenarios that require multiple branching pathways and multiple ways to navigate between pages

What I don't like about it...

per user costs are hard on a tight budget, but there are very nice discounts for education

Not a lot of options for extending it's capabilities since it doesn't export to Flash. Also you don't get the source file and are always required to update the course within the tool.

Faculty can narrate existing PPTs and save to publish to .zip file which I then upload to Blackboard or Connect Pro

Seperates design from content

Easy for faculty to acclimate to it because it is familiar, a PPT plug-in.

Screen Capture


When I use it..., Simple/short screen capture with audio

What I like about it, Simple to use, focused only on one thing, Can focus on all or part of the screen, video has easy pause facility during capture


What I like about it, Quick free way to get screen captures., Simple to use, focused only on one thing

Screen capture with audio

Snagit (v9)

When I use it, still image capture

What I like about it, cheap, easy to use

What I don't like about it...


What I like about it

What I don't like about it


What I like about it

What I don't like about it

When I use it


خالد العميري

What I don't like about it..., Preset callout boxes look hokey - agree!, A few minor head-scratchers in the Editor, can't overlay graphics very easily, hard to make click-throughs

STT Trainer

When I use it, New system launches, Major releases of existing systems

What I don't like about it

What I like about it, Very accurate system captures, saving editing time, Can re-use the same capture in different formats to suit different learning situations

branching capability allows multiple right answers

ReadyGo WCB

when I use it, for compliance training, to create rapid e-Learning, to produce assessments - (lots of testing capabilities), when I want to integrate text, movies, tests into one course

what I like about it, quick and easy to use, produces real web content (small fast pages that don't bog down my network), Is not flash based, I can create flash, movies, pictures, audio in other tools and bring them into the course, great customer support, lots of good information on their web site, I decide if the course needs audio or video, then add it in (the tool doesn't require flash, audio or other media for courses to work well), Great SCORM support - sends all the info to an LMS that the LMS can take (other tools I have worked with only send the minimum amount of info), Copy/paste to bring PPT, Word, Excel docs into the tool maintaining formating, I bring SCORM objects I create with other tools into ReadyGo WCB to create a complete course, Instructional design is built in - helps me build effective courses, license is inexpensive ($500) no per student fees

what I don't like about it, User interface is not WYSIWYG - but it lets me build courses quickly


What I like about it...

Ease of use


Integration with other Adobe tools

Screen recording (software demos)

Easy to create interactive software sims

easy image edit for software simulations

publishes fairly quickly

Good for non-training professionals new to eLearning development

Record audio as your walk through demonstration and then go back and edit audio later. Easy on-the-fly demos that can be polished and re-purposed., Speedy demos, sims, assessments

Allows users to upload custom buttons easily using the object styles feature

The Master Slide for interface development

Publish to various size outputs

Roundtrip into Photoshop and Flash for advanced customization


2D Game Based learning

Customized and complex assessment


When I use it...

Rapid eLearning

New node

What I like about it...

A lot of very flexible templates are provided

Fully online authoring, giving access to shared resources

What I don't like about it...


When I use it...

What I like about it...

Free, powerful.

Seminar Author

When I use it...

Students can easy understand e-learning

When I don't have time (or the need) to start from scratch and specify how a module should work

When I know the content will need to be kept up-to-date by someone else (a non-programmer)

What I like about it...

Ease of use, Easy to add questions and interactions, Built in design templates and themes mean I don't have to be a designer to produce professional-looking modules

Exports to web just like it's authored (WYSIWYG)

I can easily add Articulate Engage and Adobe Captivate content, Integrates with online review which speeds our review cycles (MySeminar Review), New node

Speeds review process

Exports to SCORM 1.2, CD, web, script, etc

What I don't like about it...

mZinga Firefly

When I use it...

New node

What I like about it...

New node

What I don't like about it...


Sims are image based; meaning sim maintenance can be a pain when systems change.

Difficult/Impossible to pass interaction data out of sim to LMS for analytics.

New node

Thinking Worlds

Version 5 is now available. It was rebuild from the ground up to support the Mac and AS3.

What I like about it...

I explore, produce, iterate

What I don't like about it...

A bit version 1'ish (even though it's v3)

Can only publish one way, so only download .mov or post to Youtube, not both

Sana EasyGenerator

When I use it...

Rapid e-learning

Product training

Create assessments, exams, surveys

When developing content with team

When content needs to be maintained by customers

What I like about it...

Easy integration of (Flash) plugins

Various methods of publications (SCORM, HTML, CD-ROM) directly available

Content is stored on server

Client application is fast

Easy integration of voice overs, video files, screencasts

True WYSIWYG editor even previews questions and interactions

What I don't like about it...

Only Windows client available

Requires (internet) connection to the server


RWD uPerform

When I use it...

When a training team needs to develop work instructions or interactive software simulations for ERP training

When I need to create end-user training exercises and job aids for SAP users

For managing a team of content developers or have SMEs review training materials

Developing assessments and converting PowerPoint to linear e-learning

When content management and change control is needed for hundreds of training documents

What I don't like about it...

Expensive unless used to support a large number of end-users

Audio files must be imported, can't record audio directly into content



When I use it

Create short screencast

What I like about it

It's free

It's simple

It does what it says on the tin.

Edit, delete, duplicate advanced actions and apply them to slides or interactive objects

What I don't like about it

Limited output format (esp video)

Sound quality not brilliant


When I use it

Quick prototyping of flow

New node

What I like about it

Quick and Easy



When I use it..., When I want to create a navigateable set of HTML pages that can include quiz questions and some other basic interactivity.

What I like about it..., Free, simple to use,, Open source, can export to a range of formats (SCORM, HTML)

What I don't like about it..., Doesn't add flash based content, no way (that I know of) to import content from elsewhere., problematic to inlcude larger screenshots

Don't like

Sometimes restrictive

SCORM/Flash only



When I use it...

Complex e-learning

Custom interactions

Simulations, Rapidly develop SCORM compliant courseware

3D models required in training/learning

Online collaboration within virtual world

Game Based Learning, Learning and motivational animations

What I like like about it...

Rapid prototyping

Debugging tools

Multi Distribution formats

Multi Scripting language support (lingo or javascript)

What I don't like about it...

Programming Skills require for complex/custom interactions

High learning curve

plugin (shockwave) required to view through browser

file sizes can be large compared to the swf format


When I use it...

To engage learners with 3d animation

storyboarding (eg a film)

What I like about it ...


Fairly intuitive to use

easy to customise characters (like wii me but more options)

NexLearn's SimWriter

What I don't like about it...

Sophisticated tool - Training is required to become a proficient user of the tool


When I use it

create courses for Web, CD and LMS (SCORM)

New node

When I need a lot of interactivity

What I don`t like about it


What I like about it...

Low ramp up

Easy to use

Multiple layers of automatic annotation

ILT Systems


When I use it, Need to deliver final product in HTML, For iPad

What I like about it, Complete flexability, Stable, SCORM output

What I don't like about it, Requires Programming

What I like about it...

Easily changeable branching tree

Ability to storyboard, write content, design, play and test all in one tool

Export Review feature to export all text content into a Track Changes enabled Word document.

Ability to easily import the changes in Export Review word document into the tool.

Easy integration with any LMS (SCORM 2004, SCORM 1.2 & AICC, So easy to manage changes to a simulation

Jackdaw CMS

When I use it

For producing professional e-learning

Flash based/ iphone version out soon

What I like about it


SCORM output

Video Presenters

What I don't like about it

Requires Flash to design own new templates



What I use it for

to produce quick, effective courses


Atlantic Link

What I like about it..., A good choice of features, to add variety to courses

What I don't like about it..., Only works on PCs for authoring.

When I use it..., Demonstrate ideas

What I don't like about it..., Difficult to learn, has scripting language, documentation is in Russian, and really is a dog of a thing to learn for a newbie.

Wimba Create, When I use it..., When I need to convert an existing Word document into a set of HTML pages and add some interactivity like quizzes etc., To create cross-platform course content, What I like about it..., Exports to HTML IMS CP without clunky flash or custom UIs!, Doesn't add flash based content., Accessibility checking for 508 compliance, What I don't like about it..., Feels outdated and unsupported by Wimba