Litmos Web Authoring Tools
Years ago, eLearning authoring was mainly desktop based, meaning that instructional designers and developers installed desktop applications on their individual computers. The organizations' IT departments were the drivers who decided which software was procured and installed on each computer. Back then, there was no online collaboration among developers of the same organization and sharing work involved downloading your files and emailing to others for review and work.
Nowadays, however, there is the new breed of web-based eLearning authoring tools that enable development of interactive learning modules in a web based, collaborative environment. Access to these applications is easier, and users have more opportunities to collaborate using these tools.
These are some of the benefits of web-based authoring tools:
- When the authoring tools are web-based, there is no local software to install. Typically, the access is via a standard web browser.
- Since it can be accessible via a web browser and an internet connection, the flexibility it provides is immense. Suddenly developers and instructional designer do not need to be stuck to their office desktops and can access the courses from anywhere, any time.
- Along with accessibility comes the benefit of collaboration, especially if the team is geographically diverse. Teams can effectively collaborate on the same content, making it much less time consuming and more efficient.
- As with all SaaS products, all product updates, upgrades, patches, and bug fixes are automatically taken care of by the vendor.
- Most of the time, when a proper cost analysis is done of the SaaS-based tool, taking into account the productivity losses, it is usually more cost effective in the long run.
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If you're looking for an LMS for your eLearning program, consider a number of different options before making your final selection. Litmos has a very popular vendor-supported LMS that is used by companies all over the world. Take advantage of a free 14 day trial to see if the LMS has the type of eLearning platform you need for your program.