E-Learning Authoring Tools

Last updated: October 19, 2020 at 10:41 am

Tools to create e-learning, courses and lessons. Listed in alphabetical order.

AcademyMaker provides everything you need to create multimedia e-learning units for your target groups.
Cost: Commercial  |  Available: Download

Adapt is a free and easy to use e-learning authoring tool that creates fully responsive, multi-device, HTML5 e-learning content using the award-winning Adapt developer framework.
Cost: Free  |  Available: Download

Adobe Captivate
Rapidly create simulations, software demonstrations, and scenario-based training.
Cost: Commercial. Free Trial available  |  Available: Download

Adobe Presenter
Adobe Presenter is a tool to rapidly create high-impact Adobe Flash presentations and eLearning courses from PowerPoint.
Cost: Commercial. Free Trial available  |  Available: Download

Advanced E-Learning Builder
Authoring tool is designed for creating e-learning materials such as e-tests, tutorials, etc.
Cost: Commercial. Free Trial available  |  Available: Hosted

Animaker Edify
Using Edify, teachers can effortlessly create animated video lessons to flip their classrooms.
Cost: Free Premium version available  |  Available: Hosted

Empower rapid e-learning with a set of powerful authoring tools: e.g. E-Learning Studio and Storyline 2. Track e-learning through Articulate Online.
Cost: Commercial. Free Trial available  |  Available: Download

Conduct training sessions with 3D multiplayer role-playing
Cost:  Free  |  Available:  Hosted

Windows 8 application that allows teachers to easily create interactive e-learning resources in a short time.
Cost: Commercial. Free trial.  Available: Download

Convert PowerPoint files to SCORM Compliant rich multimedia Presentations.
Cost: Commercial. Free Trial available  |  Available: Download

Blendspace allows educators to blend their classroom with digital content, Now owned by TES
Cost: Free  Available: Hosted

Build customer simulations. Easily integrated with Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, Lectora and many other authoring tools and LMS platforms.
Cost: Free and premium versions  |  Available: Download

Techsmith’s Camtasia is a tool to record, edit and enhance on-screen activity in the form of screencasts.
Cost: Commercial. Free Trial available  |  Available: Download

Claro is a next generation cloud-based authoring system. It’s an all-in-one eLearning and mLearning development tool with real-time collaboration and asset sharing.
Cost: Commercial. Free Trial available  |  Available: Download

Create THE web page of your training. Gather your media, add interactive activities. Engage your trainees during onsite training, and keep in touch after the session.
Cost: Commercial. Free trial  |  Available: Hosted

click class
e-Learning system designed to enable people to rapidly author, deliver and manage their own modular online learning content.
Cost: Commercial. Free Trial available  |  Available: Download

Collaborative e-learning software
Cost: Commercial. Free Trial available.  Available: Download

A powerful, yet easy-to-use, e-learning authoring tool that offers WYSIWYG environment for creating interactive e-learning.
Cost: Free  |  Available: Download

Digital Chalk
Digital Chalk is a complete solution for creating and delivering your training online.
Cost: Commercial  |  Available: Hosted/Download

Allows authors from all over the world to work together on creating courses, share/re-use media, apply design etc.
Cost: Commercial. Free Trial available  |  Available: Hosted

Easy Prof
EasyProf enables trainers, even if they lack technical training, to create online training content incorporating interactivity and multimedia elements, in a quick and easy way
Cost: Commercial. Free Trial available  |  Available: Download

eCoach is a cloud-based authoring tool that allows teachers to completely transform their lessons for any device.  eCoach is completely intuitive, and can learned quickly by teachers.
Cost: Commercial. Free trial  |  Available: Hosted

EDpuzzle lets you take any video off the web, edit it, add notes and questions for students, and create virtual classrooms where you can monitor student work.
Cost: Free  |  Available: Download

Edusim is a 3D multi-user virtual world platform and authoring toolkit intended for your classroom interactive whiteboard (but equally powerful on the students laptop or desktop computers
Cost: Free  |  Available: Download

Easy, Mobile & Rapid e-learning development with the look and efficiency un-matched elsewhere.
Cost: Commercial. Free Trial available  |  Available: Download

eLearningArt is a provider of eLearning images and templates for the eLearning industry.
Cost: Commercial. Free Trial available  |  Available: Download

eLearning Brothers
eLearning templates and graphics. Flash-based eLearning games, interactions, quizzes, PowerPoint course backgrounds, and more.
Cost: Commercial  |  Available: Download

Elicitus is a leading desktop authoring tool for trainers, educators, subject matter experts and other e-learning creators worldwide.
Cost: Commercial. Free Trial available  |  Available: Download

Trainers, team leaders and others with no previous experience of elearning use Elucidat to quickly author enterprise-grade elearning.
Cost: Commercial. Free Trial available  |  Available: Hosted

e-Net Author
eNetAuthor is a cloud-based content authoring tool for eLearning teams, which manages projects from concept to delivery.
Cost: Commercial.  Available: Hosted

Evolve Authoring
Create HTML5 eLearning content that works on any platform or device from desktops, tablets and smartphones and more.
Cost: Commercial. Free trial available Availability: Online

The eXe project developed a freely available Open Source authoring application to assist teachers and academics in the publishing of web content without the need to become proficient in HTML or XML markup.
Cost: Free, open source  |  Available: Download

Expert Author
Expert Author was designed specifically for creating compelling e-learning courseware covering computer software.
Cost: Commercial. Free Trial available  |  Available: Download

Explain Everything
An interactive whiteboard and screencasting app that lets you annotate, animate, narrate, import, and export almost anything to and from almost everywhere.
Cost: Small charge  |  Available: Download

The online role-play simulation platform, motivating learning experiences that deliver real change
Cost: Free and paid versions  |  Available: Hosted

Build your own interactive training using a visual layout and flexible course templates
Cost: Commercial  |  Available: Download

gomo Learning
Creates responsive and adaptive HTML5 content automatically. From a single HTML5 code base, content can be published once and accessed on desktops, tablets and smartphones.
Cost: Commercial. Free trial  |  Available: Download

Add extra layers of interactivity onto a video and incorporate your videos in your online learning programs. SCORM and xAPI supported.
Cost: Commercial. Free trial  |  Available: Hosted

Impatica for PowerPoint
Impatica for PowerPoint 5 makes it easy to create engaging narrated, animated online presentations for eLearning, marketing and other applications.
Cost: Commercial. Free Trial  |  Available: Download

NOVAE is the French publisher of the e-learning software that allows you to create e-learning modules with simplicity, efficiency and compliance with market standards.
Cost: Commercial  |  Available: Download

A new cloud-based authoring tool with which you can create interactive and professional e-learning courses without hassle and quickly.
Cost: Commercial. Free trial  |  Available: Hosted.

iSpring Suite is e-learning authoring software that integrates with PowerPoint to create e-learning course and video lectures.
Cost: Commercial. Free trial  |  Available: Download.

JeLsim Builder
The JeLSIM Builder toolkit is a free toolkit for producing educational simulations.
Cost: Free. Open Source  |  Available: Download

Create assessments, learning, presentations, eBooks and apps incorporating all sorts of cutting edge question types and assessment techniques and HTML5 features.
Cost: Commercial  |  Available: Download

Koantic is a complete eLearning authoring tool that comes with everything you need to create interactive video courses, from beginning to end.
Cost: Commercial  |  Available: Hosted

Create and deliver your own online training courses quickly and easily.
Cost: Commercial  |  Available: Download

Lectora Inspire is an e-learning authoring tool.  It provides users with an authoring environment for creating and delivering interactive multimedia content.
Cost: Commercial. Free trial  |  Available: Download

Make screen or lecture recordings, record PowerPoint, create training videos, produce interactive presentations.
Cost: Commercial. Free trial  |  Available: Download

LERSUS is a software product that allows creating interactive tutorials, computer training courses (CBT) and e-learning courses (WBT) according to existing e-Learning standards.
Cost: Commercial. Free trial  |  Available: Download

Litmos Author
Litmos Author is designed to make updating and enhancing your training quick and easy.
Cost: Commercial  |  Available: Download

Memorize.com pages have interactive learning modes. They make facts clear and lucid. Create a page in seconds! Share or assign it.
Cost: Free  |  Available: Hosted

Build engaging online training courses in minutes and deliver them online.
Cost: Commercial. Free Trial  |  Available: Hosted

Create rich, interactive training courses in a few clicks
Cost: Free  |  Available: Download

Multimedia Learning Object Authoring Tool
The Multimedia Learning Object Authoring Tool enables content experts to easily combine video, audio, images and texts into one synchronized learning object.
Cost: Free  |  Available: Download

Nearpod lets you present, quiz and report synchronously with your students or else make content available on demand.
Cost: Free and premium versions  |  Available: Hosted/Download

NetDimensions Learning
An integrated environment for authoring, managing, and publishing multiple content such as online courseware, instructor manuals, reference materials, as well as performance support products.
Cost: Commercial  |  Available: Hosted

OpenSimulator is an open source multi-platform, multi-user 3D application server. It can be used to create a virtual environment (or world) which can be accessed through a variety of clients, on multiple protocols.
Cost: Free  |  Available: Download

Openworld Presenter
Openworld Presenter lets you create rich media presentations and e-learning courses with ease.
Cost: Commercial. Free Trial available  |  Available: Download

For digital storytelling. Make a storyboard or comic on Mac, Windows, Linux, Chromebooks, Android, and iPad.
Cost: Free |  Available: Hosted

Never struggle with lesson planning again. Your plans are available anywhere and are simple to create.
Cost: Free and premium plans  |  Available: Download

PowToon is an online software tool that allows you to create animated video explainers – for business or education.
Cost: Free and premium versions  |  Available: Hosted

ProfCast is a versatile, powerful, yet very simple to use tool for recording lectures including PowerPoint and/or Keynote slides for creating enhanced podcasts.
Cost: Commercial  |  Available: Download

ProProfs eLearning authoring tool
ProProfs is an online tool to create, share and manage e-learning courses. It can be accessed anywhere, anytime to create your online courses with mobile devices and tablets.
Cost: Commercial. Free Trial available  |  Available: Hosted

ProtoSphere is a 3D environment that enables organizations to deliver online, virtual instructor led training (VILT) programs and foster immersive virtual collaboration engagements.
Cost: Commercial. Free trial  |  Available: Hosted

QuestGarden is an online authoring tool, community and hosting service that is designed to make it easier and quicker to create a high quality WebQuest.
Cost: Commercial  |  Available: Hosted

The collaborative platform to create eLearning courses
Cost: Commercial. Free Trial available  |  Available: Hosted

Rapid authoring tool which uses the MS Word authoring interface to create courseware in Flash.
Cost: Commercial. Free trial  |  Available: Download/Hosted

Raptivity is an interactivity builder that offers a rich collection of 190+ templates for creating eLearning interactions, quick and easy, absolutely without any programming.
Cost: CommercialFree trial  |  Available: Download

ReadyGo WCB – software for e-Learning and m-Learning
Cost: Commercial  |  Available: Download

REDengine is a web-based, authoring tool that allows subject matter experts to create interactive eLearning without any technical or visual skills.
Cost: Commercial  |  Available: Hosted

RELOAD (Reusable eLearning Object Authoring and Download) is for converting content into a SCORM package.
Cost: Free. Open Source  |  Available: Download

Seminar Author
Seminar Author is a rapid e-learning tool that enables the creation of professional looking e-learning without the need for programmers.
Cost: Commercial  |  Available: Download

Slide Presenter
SlidePresenter is a web-based solution permitting fast and easy creation as well as targeted distribution of training content.
Cost: Commercial. Free trial  |  Available: Hosted

An elearning authoring tool that combines power and flexibility with an easy-to-use interface.
Cost: CommercialFree Trial  |  Available: Hosted/Installed

Lets you create micro-learning courses and content, enhanced with interactive gamification
Cost: Commercial. Free trial  |  Available: Hosted

Snackson is a mobile learning solution that allows companies to train their teams in a simple way, with only 5 minutes a day.
Cost: CommercialFree Trial  |  Available: Hosted/Download

Create interactive web pages for your e-learning course with SoftChalk LessonBuilder.
Cost: CommercialFree Trial  |  Available: Download

OutStart SoftSim makes it possible to create highly interactive simulations for Web and Windows-based applications, online processes and forms without any programming.
Cost: Commercial. Free trial  |  Available: Download

Microsoft’s Sway is a free app to create web content. You can embed a variety of resources into Sway, e.g. images, audio, video, maps, animations, presentations from Office Mix etc, and then share it online.
Cost: Free  |  Available: Download

Synapse helps improve the productivity of corporate learning and development teams. Our award-winning software streamlines training intake, project and capacity planning and content design processes.
Cost: Commercial. Free trial  |  Available: Hosted

TED Ed is a tool to create lessons around TED Talks and other videos.
Cost: Free  |  Available: Hosted

Easy-to-use WYSIWYG editor, great for teams. Create your own themes, produce dynamic, mobile content. Export to SCORM or use the Totara & Moodle plugin.
Cost: Commercial. Free trial  |  Available: Hosted

tt performance suite
Highly integrated e-learning authoring environment, which combines the functions of a professional, server-based documentation system with a powerful e-learning production tool and performance support.
Cost: Commercial  |  Available: Hosted/Installed

Udutu’s course authoring software lets you build course quickly and easily online either on your own or collaboratively with others.
Cost: Free. (Hosting per screen charge where required)  Available: Hosted

In the classroom or the office, creating powerful, interactive online learning experiences has never been easier.
Cost: Commercial. Free trial  |  Available: Hosted

Videoscribe lets you create your own whiteboard-style animations with no design or technical know-how
Cost: Commercial. Free trial  |  Available: Download

Create world class eLearning with our simple to use eLearning authoring tool.
Cost: Commercial. Free Trial available  |  Available: Download

Vyond (prev GoAnimate)
GoAnimate is an easy-to-use tool to create professional animated videos.
Cost: Commercial. Free trial  |  Available: Download
Ranking on Top 200 Tools for Learning 2019: 75
See more at www.toptools4learning.com/goanimate/

Online tutorial creation
Cost: Free  |  Available: Hosted

A documentation and learning authoring tool for the agile world. It’s the fastest way to capture screenshots with steps and produce eLearning, Word, PowerPoint and HTML content.
Cost: CommercialFree Trial available  |  Available: Download

WBT Express
Authoring tool for elearning courses (Free, Pro and Enterprise versions).
Cost: Commercial  |  Available: Download

Wimba Create
Convert your Microsoft Word documents into content for your online courses.
Cost: Commercial. Free Trial  |  Available: Download

Automated elearning authoring software that converts content documents automatically to elearning courses. Its an easy to use authoring tool that helps reduce time to create elearning from weeks in to few hours.
Cost: Commercial |  Available: Hosted

Wranx delivers targeted training on desktop, tablet and smartphone continuously. Assessment and training on every device
Cost: Commercial  |  Available: Hosted

Xerte Online Toolkits is an award winning suite of browser-based tools that allow anyone with a web browser to create interactive learning materials quickly and easily.
Cost: Free. Open source  |  Available: Download

With Xical you can produce web-based slide shows, tutorials, tests and whatever else you can think of that can make use of integrated rich media.
Cost: Free. Open source  |  Available: Download

Create and deliver content anywhere, anytime, on any device
Cost: Commercial  |  Available: Hosted