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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.

So, authoring tools were developed for two primary reasons:

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

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

1. Rapid Authoring

Most 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. Leaving you to focus on the important stuff!

Coassemble offers a range of built-in drag and drop templates, including presentation templates, interactive templates, check-point templates, and gamification templates.

These templates are fully mobile responsive and aid in creating a powerful learning experience that is sure to keep your learners engaged.

A study by Qualtrics found that 31% of trainers faced challenges when it came to learner engagement levels.

Additionally, Coassemble offers features like duplication and mirroring so you can quickly transfer certain elements, tiles or even courses across your workspace.

2. Consolidate, Centralize, Collaborate

Say goodbye to frustration and hello to organization.

Trainers no longer need to spend unnecessary time searching for training materials, as authoring tools provide you with a resource library, where you can consolidate and centralize all your training materials.

Coassemble offers live edit and update capability, taking away the hassle of maintaining your resources.

As Coassemble is an online tool, it simultaneously offers collaboration between your trainers so they can create content together. This is particularly helpful if you have an in-house design team, or even if you have trainers that teach and develop content for the same courses.

3. Ease of Use

Authoring tools can range in complexity but overall aim to be easy to use, and easy to share your content.

Coassemble was awarded in the top 20 LMS's for User Experience, based on its simplicity without compromising functionality or aesthetics.

As a result, you don't need a graphic designer or someone with a technical background to create in Coassemble. Anyone can author engaging bite-size learning using the platform.

Furthermore, Coassemble takes a learner first approach, ensuring that content created is WCAG 2.0 compliant and additionally allowing in platform instructor tips and audio narration to help your learners glide through their courses.

Content created in Coassemble can also be delivered simply by a URL or email, so it can be accessed easily.

The wrap

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.

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