5 elearning authoring tools and how to decide whether to use them

A lot of factors go into deciding on an authoring tool. How easy is it for your team to use? What themes or designs are available, and how easily can they be tailored to your clients? Can you incorporate specific functionalities? And how affordable is it?

A blog post from Elucidat does a deep dive into five authoring tools—its own Elucidat web-based product, Adobe Captivate v9, Articulate Storyline v2, SHIFT, and Lectora Inspire v12. It could help you weigh the pros and cons of a given tool you’re considering, or even a tool you haven’t considered before.

What do you think? Did they cover all the bases? Or are there other things you look at when choosing an authoring tool?