Beginner's Guide To E-Learning: #ToolsTypes

While the e-learning industry has grown exponentially in popularity due the pandemic and its aftermath, any investment in e-learning technology today will benefit both learners and educators long after the virus has passed.

Passionate about education management? Now is the time to grasp the ins and outs of e-learning, uncovering new technologies that can transform your teaching, learning or training strategies.

Get acquainted with the idea of “authoring tools” – specialized software that provides creators with a variety of easy alternatives necessary for dynamic and interactive learning content creation, allowing them to incorporate text, images, animations, as well as interactive quizzes and videos into their uniquely tailored courses.

In order to successfully achieve your learning objectives, it is important to identify the key concept and essential features for your e-learning tool, to ensure you produce a truly valuable product that would become high in demand on the market once officially launched.

Below is the list of some basic e-learning tool features worthy of considering before designing your own course to realize your business idea the best way possible:

Useful E-Learning Tool Features To Consider When Designing Your Course:

Authoring Tool

An eLearning authoring tool is a piece of software that allows you to generate digital training content, convert it to an eLearning format, and distributing it to learners through a learning management system or the internet. Build amazing interactions with a few easy clicks to save you hours of labor and lack of extensive expertise knowledge in software programming.

Micro-Learning App/Platform

Micro-learning is similar to regular e-learning but offers learning in smaller increments. This concept includes short-term lectures, projects, or coursework that are meant to offer the learner with ‘bite size bits’ of information. Great for taster products where you want to gain new audience.
From obvious perks, micro-learning courses are easier to create, update, and disseminate than regular eLearning courses, and completion rates are significantly higher – up to and over 90%.

Mobile Learnings

Is your target audience always on the go, choosing to study from their mobile devices? Offering them a regular LMS may provide a poor user experience (UX) with mishaps in operations, distracting from the learning process itself. Designing a specialized mobile learning tool instead will ensure an interesting, interactive learning experience offering bright, colorful displays, strong processing capabilities and more.


A gamification-enabled authoring tool helps maintain learners’ motivation and engagement. Prizes and rewards are a successful method for influencing students’ behavior and attitudes toward learning. Incorporating this feature into your course design is likely to make the learning process more enjoyable and reassuring.

Template Archive

Any modern eLearning authoring tool will have a diverse set of templates to pick from for your course to achieve the necessary format/look and available learning features. Determine which templates would give your LMS the best performance rates to make it quick and easy for learners to integrate into each particular course.

Best of luck with your digital course creation, and remember that if you feel like you are missing the theory, you can always opt for our Master’s in Digital Education Management.

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