Skip to content

← Back to Blog

Top 3 Reasons You Need An Authoring Tool

Here are the top 3 reasons you should be considering an authoring tool for your organisation.

2 Jun 2019 by Ariel Jehwo-Malcolm

Introduction to authoring

Traditionally, trainers have created their training materials offline using applications like PowerPoint, Word, and Excel.

Offline (or manual) methods of authoring has proven to be problematic as it can be difficult to create powerful content and time consuming to manage. The challenge with offline methods lies in their limitations when it comes to generating powerful and dynamic content. Moreover, relying on offline methods can be time-consuming and less efficient as they often require more manual effort and coordination. This not only slows down the content creation process but also increases the likelihood of errors and inconsistencies in the final output.

So, authoring tools were developed for two primary reasons:

  • To create training materials that were interactive, engaging, and beautiful; and
  • To provide an easy way to manage your training resources.

An authoring tool is a software application or program that allows users to create content for various purposes. Authoring tools are designed for folks who may not be tech whizzes but still want to create amazing content. Whether you're into eLearning, multimedia projects, or building a website, authoring tools are your go-to helpers. They come with easy-to-use interfaces, handy templates, and a range of multimedia elements, making the content creation process a breeze.

Here are the top 3 reasons why you should be considering an authoring tool like Coassemble for your organization.

1. Rapid authoring

Good authoring tools will have built-in design templates, so you don't need to do the hard yards when it comes to making your content look and feel beautiful. This allows you to direct your attention to the crucial aspects of your work.

A study by Qualtrics highlighted that 31% of trainers faced challenges when it came to learner engagement levels. Recognizing the importance of engagement, authoring tools address this concern. Many platforms, including Coassemble, offer a variety of built-in drag-and-drop course templates, ensuring full mobile responsiveness and contributing to the creation of a robust learning experience that captivates your audience.

These functionalities enable users to swiftly transfer specific elements, tiles, or entire courses throughout their workspace, enhancing efficiency and allowing for a more streamlined and effective authoring process.

Try Coassemble for FREE today!

Coassemble is the fun, people-friendly, learner-centric, micro course builder you've been looking for.

No credit card required

2. Consolidate, centralize, collaborate

Say goodbye to frustration and hello to organization.

Gone are the days of trainers spending unnecessary time hunting for training materials. Authoring tools simplify this process by providing a resource library, allowing you to consolidate and centralize all your training materials in one accessible location. Authoring tools like Coassemble take it a step further by offering live editing and updating capabilities in addition to providing a free library of course templates. This eliminates the hassle of manual resource maintenance and time spent searching for relevant materials across multiple devices and folders.

Being an online tool, Coassemble facilitates seamless collaboration among trainers. This collaborative feature proves especially beneficial when you have an in-house design team or trainers working on the development of content for the same courses. Now, creating and updating content becomes a collaborative and streamlined process for enhanced efficiency.

3. Ease of Use

Authoring tools, while varying in complexity, are generally designed to be user-friendly and facilitate easy content sharing.

Coassemble was awarded in the top 20 LMSs for User Experience. This acknowledgment is based on the platform's simplicity, which doesn't compromise functionality or aesthetics. With Coassemble, you don't need a graphic designer or someone with a technical background to create content; it's a platform accessible to anyone interested in authoring engaging microlearning content.

Moreover, Coassemble adopts a learner-first approach, ensuring that the created content complies with WCAG 2.0 standards. Notably, content generated in Coassemble can be conveniently delivered via a URL or email, enhancing accessibility for users.

Elevating your content game

To sum it up, authoring tools are an emerging necessity for any organization looking to take their training to the next level. Authoring tools provide powerful and engaging training materials, whilst simultaneously reducing the time spent on creating and maintaining your training materials.

Build an engaging course for FREE!

Try Coassemble and transform your online training today.

No credit card required.

You might also like

Recruitment Process Improvement Plan

A poorly designed or executed recruitment process plan can have several negative implications for an organization, from poor quality hires to higher costs due to wasted resources. If you're looking to improve your business' recruitment and selection processes, check out our tips on how it's best done.

What Does LMS Mean For Training Online In 2022?

New to the online training world and unsure what does LMS mean? In this guide, you'll learn everything there is to know about Learning Management Systems and how you can get the most out of them.

Online Courses for Employee Training

Create online courses for employee training. Transform your business now by learning how to create online courses for employee training in 2023. You'll learn how to create engaging content for employees by using our online course creation tips.