With numerous e-learning authoring tools available in the market already, there is now the problem of plenty. Hence I decided to go a little deeper to explore some of the power point based authoring tools and the first in my list was the iSpring Suite.With the latest version of 8.7 available for download, let’s see what are the key features of iSpring Suite.
iSpring Suite from iSpring Solutions- is a fully-stocked e-Learning authoring toolkit for PowerPoint. In other words, it is an add-in for Microsoft PowerPoint, enabling easy conversion of powerpoint presentation to interactive online learning modules.
Here I have tried to see how does iSpring as an elearning tool fairs in terms of the following features:
1.The unique offering of iSpring
2. Ability to built-in interactions
4.Publishing formats supported
5. Assessments and tracking of learners progress
1.Easy powerpoint integration and conversion
One of the highlighted features of iSpring is the easy powerpoint integration capability. The user can easily upload any powerpoint presentations and use the powerful features of the iSpring authoring tool to edit and convert it into online learning courses (Flash and HTML5) without losing any quality on colors, fonts, shape, and even transitions.
2.More interactions are enabled
iSpring allows the developer to bring the wow among the learners by adding the new built-in interactions. There are styles like Book, Timeline, Directory, and FAQ for actively engaging the learners.
iSpring enables the user to add rich multimedia content, it allows the users to directly add audio and video to the learning content apart from the normal images and graphics. Users can even embed the videos from sites like YouTube and Vimeo, as well as add flash videos in very short time. iSpring also supports with the built-in audio & video editor tool
With a rich and diverse collection of ready to use elements and assets, the developer can utilize the library to save time and efforts.
4.Supports various publishing formats
iSpring Suite can convert the course to HTML5, Flash, or MP4 format, to share it over the Internet or a learning management system.
The added advantage of the same is the ability to control the size of the output file to a great extent.
The course can be easily uploaded to an LMS by simply selecting the desired elearning standards like SCORM 1.2, SCORM 2004, AICC, Blackboard, cmi5, xAPI (Tin Can API).
Learning is not complete without including the assessments in it.
With iSpring Suite, the user can create interactive tests and surveys with the option to customize the display of each question by selecting a layout, choosing the appropriate color, adding animations and other multimedia options, etc.
Ignoring certain limitations like, limited interactivity and multimedia options available iSpring is the “go to tool” for anybody who is familiar with powerpoint and wants to create awesome e-learning with a great user experience. If you wish to know more about iSpring, you can visit their official website on https://www.ispringsolutions.com/ispring-suite