How To Create e-Learning On A Mac
Here’s a roundup of 5 great Apple-compatible eLearning products to help you create—and view—e-Learning on your beloved Mac computers:
- Authoring Tool
This one’s the most important. Most authoring tools will work on your PC, but what if you want to design e-Learning on your Mac? The cloud authoring tool Lectora® Online is just for you. Since it’s online you can work from your Mac, and if your teammates are using PCs, they can also log into Lectora Online from their computers. That’s the beauty of the cloud. Lectora Online takes the power of the desktop Lectora and puts it in the cloud to give you more flexibility and collaboration options. Let the Mac e-Learning development begin!
- Video Recording Software
Of course, you’ll want to get creative with screen recording and video editing on your Mac. Camtasia® by TechSmith is a good choice for creating professional-quality videos easily. Pfizer Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, used Camtasia to create video-based e-Learning courses modeled after popular television shows like CSI and The Bachelor. Read more about how they revitalized their training and engaged employees here: Creating a Video-Based e-Learning Course. With Camtasia, you can record your screen movements and actions—or import HD video from a camera or different source. Then, customize and edit your videos on your Mac and add them to your e-Learning courses! Camtasia works on Windows platforms too, so everyone on your development team can use it, even if they aren’t Mac fans like you.
- Screen Capture Software
Also by TechSmith, Snagit® lets you capture images (including scrolling windows) and videos that you can then edit. Customize your screen captures with effects or use Snagit’s markup tools to highlight whatever you want—Snagit makes it easy. For some tips on using Snagit, read this blog post: e-Learning Lesson in Lectora: How to Create a Vector Image in Snagit.
The Blue Microphones Snowball USB Microphone got five stars in the Apple Store. Since it’s a direct plug and play microphone, just plug it into your Mac to start recording audio for your e-Learning courses. You’ll get the sound quality you want for your e-Learning voice recordings without having to pay hundreds. One reviewer said that “for the money you can’t get any better than this. It really does sound like a professional microphone.” (Plus, if your PC-using coworkers get jealous and want to borrow your microphone, it’ll work on their computers too.)
- Mobile App
You can’t do a roundup of Mac products for e-Learning without a section on delivering your training to Apple iPads and iPhones. CourseMill® Mobile is the mobile learning solution that allows learners to access e-Learning material—online or offline—from a mobile app. The app works on both iOS and Android devices, so everyone can train using their preferred devices.
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