E-Learning Tools FINAL

Our Training & Development team wants to develop a pre-New Hire Orientation (NHO) e-Learning course that will prepare the new hires with basic company information and be able to assess their knowledge prior to the instructor-led onboarding training.

By providing a pre-NHO e-Learning course, we could save time from merely reviewing content (usually boring) but spend more time on engaging team-building activities to establish a stronger company culture.

Features & Functionality

Adobe Captivate: Features

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Adobe Captivate: Functionality

Comprehensive & Responsive

This tool offers a wealth of resources, tools and features that allow the designer to create complex e-Learning courses, and especially useful for building courses that will be viewed on various devices. There's a lot of flexibility for design and it's great for simulation type of trainings as well. 

Storyline 360: Features

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Storyline 360: Functionality

Simple, yet Powerful

Articulate Storyline 360 is an attractive choice of authoring program as it includes comprehensive tools and features (and updates!). The similar look and feel from PowerPoint make the course development process very easy while including great interactivity, assessment, responsive design, recording, and more.

EasyGenerator: Features

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EasyGenerator: Functionality

Quick & Easy

Overall, it’s a tool to easily create a professionally looking course in a short period of time with range of contents. Clean and organized way of presenting information and assessing knowledge with various types of questions. The "Onboarding Starter Pack" is a great template to start with. 



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Compare & Contrast

Price

Captivate

  • Subscription: $29.99/mo
  • Full License: $1,099
  • Student/Teacher Edition: $349

Storyline 360

  • Personal: $999/yr
    • 1 user
    • Education plan: $499
  • Team: $1,299/yr
    • per user
    • Education plan: $649

EasyGenerator

  • Starter: $429/yr
    • 1 user (10 projects; limited Q types)
  • Pro: $869/yr
    • 1 user (unlimited projects & Q types)
  • Team: $4,345/yr
    • 5 users (unlimited projects & Q types)
  • Monthly option available

Strengths

Captivate

  • Built-in responsive screen capture feature and edit preview for different devices
  • Variety of templates, characters
  • Able to create Motion Effects
  • Video demos

Storyline 360

  • Intuitive interface
  • Wide range of templates
  • Good library of interactions
  • Records screen

EasyGenerator

  • Intuitive interface
  • Q&A sessions
  • Affordable
  • Simple course building

Weaknesses

Captivate

  • High learning curve
  • Not included with Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Limited animation effects

Storyline 360

  • Might take awhile to learn fully
  • Limited customization for interaction/quiz templates

EasyGenerator

  • Internet reliance
  • No recording
  • Limited to built-in features

Other Factors

  Captivate Storyline 360 EasyGenerator
Ease of Use Not easy Easy Very easy
Responsive Design Great; editable Preview available Automatic
Interaction Options Many Many Few
Assessment Options Many Many Many
Templates Storyboard, assessment, interactions, etc. Storyboard, data visualization, interactions, quizzes, etc.  Course, reader and assessment.

Graphics/  Animations

Yes Yes Import media only
Integration with other tools Yes Yes Yes but limited
Reports Yes Available online Track assessment results
Collaboration Yes Via Articulate Review (web-based) Yes
Support & Resources Many Many Great support (regular Q&A webinar sessions)

 


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Recommendation

Final Thoughts...

EasyGenerator

For the pre-New Hire Orientation e-Learning course, I recommend purchasing EasyGenerator because:

  • you can create the course quickly with the existing "Onboarding Starter Pack" and make it engaging with its excellent built-in templates and features,
  • it includes great assessment options that can be tracked, and
  • the price is affordable with the option to subscribe on a monthly basis.


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