Best Authoring Tools Based on User Experience 2022
Published: January 21, 2022

Top 20
Authoring Tool Software
based on User Experience

Methodology

This Top 20 Authoring Tool list has been planned following a holistic approach based on input from actual users who were willing to share their experience with the Authoring Tool. The reviews have been verified one by one by eLearning Industry.

 

The order of appearance is a function of the following metrics:

 

System Usability Scale: The most widely used and validated metric for measuring ease of use.

Perceived Usefulness: The degree to which a user considers that the Authoring Tool maximizes their work performance.

Net Promoter Score (NPS): The metric that quantifies on a 1-10 scale how much users are likely to recommend the product or not.

 

Our methodology was developed in collaboration with Dr. Panagiotis Zaharias who is a scientific collaborator of eLearning Industry INC and UX expert.

System Usability Scale
System Usability Scale is the most widely used and validated metric for measuring ease of use.
Perceived Usefulness
Perceived Usefulness is the degree to which a user considers that the software maximizes their work performance.
Net Promoter Score
Net Promoter Score (NPS) is a metric that quantifies in a 1-10 scale how much users are likely to recommend the product or not.

  1. (255 reviews)
    An all-in-one software solution for creating versatile learning content and teamwork on eLearning projects. Super easy to use; no coding or design skills are required. Read more
    System Usability Scale
    • I think that I would like to use it frequently. Users Strongly Agree
    • I found it unnecessarily complex. Users Strongly Disagree
    • I thought it was easy to use. Users Strongly Agree
    • I think that I would need the support of a technical person to be able to use it. Users Disagree
    • I found the various functions were well integrated. Users Strongly Agree
    • I thought there was too much inconsistency in it. Users Strongly Disagree
    • I would imagine that most people would learn to use it very quickly. Users Strongly Agree
    • I found it very cumbersome to use. Users Strongly Disagree
    • I felt very confident using it. Users Strongly Agree
    • I needed to learn a lot of things before I could get going with it. Users Disagree
    Perceived Usefulness
    • It provides the right functions. Users Strongly Agree
    • I am able to use it to complete my task(s). Users Strongly Agree
    • I am able to use it to fulfill my goal(s). Users Strongly Agree
    • It fits my current situation. Users Strongly Agree
    • It is useful. Users Strongly Agree
    Net Promoter Score
    • Would you recommend iSpring Suite? Users are 96% likely to recommend this product.

  2. (75 reviews)
    With Adobe Captivate, create everything eLearning-virtual reality, responsive courses, software simulations, interactive videos, multi-module branched courses. Transform PPT to interactive content. Use ready-to-go slides for template-based authoring. Read more
    System Usability Scale
    • I think that I would like to use it frequently. Users Strongly Agree
    • I found it unnecessarily complex. Users Disagree
    • I thought it was easy to use. Users Agree
    • I think that I would need the support of a technical person to be able to use it. Users Strongly Disagree
    • I found the various functions were well integrated. Users Agree
    • I thought there was too much inconsistency in it. Users Strongly Disagree
    • I would imagine that most people would learn to use it very quickly. Users Agree
    • I found it very cumbersome to use. Users Disagree
    • I felt very confident using it. Users Strongly Agree
    • I needed to learn a lot of things before I could get going with it. Users Disagree
    Perceived Usefulness
    • It provides the right functions. Users Strongly Agree
    • I am able to use it to complete my task(s). Users Strongly Agree
    • I am able to use it to fulfill my goal(s). Users Strongly Agree
    • It fits my current situation. Users Strongly Agree
    • It is useful. Users Strongly Agree
    Net Promoter Score
    • Would you recommend Adobe Captivate? Users are 88% likely to recommend this product.

  3. (15 reviews)
    Gomo makes it easy for you to create beautiful eLearning that leaves a lasting impression. Take the pain out of collaborative working as you create & deliver scalable, localized eLearning that speaks to global audiences (in over 160 languages). Read more
    System Usability Scale
    • I think that I would like to use it frequently. Users Agree
    • I found it unnecessarily complex. Users Disagree
    • I thought it was easy to use. Users Agree
    • I think that I would need the support of a technical person to be able to use it. Users Disagree
    • I found the various functions were well integrated. Users Agree
    • I thought there was too much inconsistency in it. Users Strongly Disagree
    • I would imagine that most people would learn to use it very quickly. Users Agree
    • I found it very cumbersome to use. Users Disagree
    • I felt very confident using it. Users Strongly Agree
    • I needed to learn a lot of things before I could get going with it. Users Disagree
    Perceived Usefulness
    • It provides the right functions. Users Strongly Agree
    • I am able to use it to complete my task(s). Users Strongly Agree
    • I am able to use it to fulfill my goal(s). Users Strongly Agree
    • It fits my current situation. Users Strongly Agree
    • It is useful. Users Strongly Agree
    Net Promoter Score
    • Would you recommend Gomo Learning? Users are 92% likely to recommend this product.

  4. (11 reviews)
    Chameleon Creator is a fully responsive HTML5 authoring tool that is built with a design-first attitude. Read more
    System Usability Scale
    • I think that I would like to use it frequently. Users Strongly Agree
    • I found it unnecessarily complex. Users Disagree
    • I thought it was easy to use. Users Strongly Agree
    • I think that I would need the support of a technical person to be able to use it. Users Disagree
    • I found the various functions were well integrated. Users Strongly Agree
    • I thought there was too much inconsistency in it. Users Strongly Disagree
    • I would imagine that most people would learn to use it very quickly. Users Strongly Agree
    • I found it very cumbersome to use. Users Strongly Disagree
    • I felt very confident using it. Users Strongly Agree
    • I needed to learn a lot of things before I could get going with it. Users Strongly Disagree
    Perceived Usefulness
    • It provides the right functions. Users Strongly Agree
    • I am able to use it to complete my task(s). Users Strongly Agree
    • I am able to use it to fulfill my goal(s). Users Strongly Agree
    • It fits my current situation. Users Strongly Agree
    • It is useful. Users Strongly Agree
    Net Promoter Score
    • Would you recommend Chameleon Creator? Users are 96% likely to recommend this product.

  5. (17 reviews)
    Lectora is WCAG-friendly and works with any LMS. Between its responsive features, automated versioning, interactivity, branching, and endless quizzing options, nothing will hold you back! Part of the ELB Learning Authoring Suites. Read more
    System Usability Scale
    • I think that I would like to use it frequently. Users Strongly Agree
    • I found it unnecessarily complex. Users Disagree
    • I thought it was easy to use. Users Agree
    • I think that I would need the support of a technical person to be able to use it. Users Disagree
    • I found the various functions were well integrated. Users Agree
    • I thought there was too much inconsistency in it. Users Disagree
    • I would imagine that most people would learn to use it very quickly. Users Agree
    • I found it very cumbersome to use. Users Disagree
    • I felt very confident using it. Users Agree
    • I needed to learn a lot of things before I could get going with it. Users Disagree
    Perceived Usefulness
    • It provides the right functions. Users Strongly Agree
    • I am able to use it to complete my task(s). Users Strongly Agree
    • I am able to use it to fulfill my goal(s). Users Strongly Agree
    • It fits my current situation. Users Strongly Agree
    • It is useful. Users Strongly Agree
    Net Promoter Score
    • Would you recommend Lectora? Users are 94% likely to recommend this product.

  6. (30 reviews)
    isEazy Author is the nº1 software for e-learning course creation. The most complete tool specially designed to create attractive and dynamic e-learning courses in an agile and autonomous way - even without previous experience! Read more
    System Usability Scale
    • I think that I would like to use it frequently. Users Strongly Agree
    • I found it unnecessarily complex. Users Disagree
    • I thought it was easy to use. Users Agree
    • I think that I would need the support of a technical person to be able to use it. Users Disagree
    • I found the various functions were well integrated. Users Agree
    • I thought there was too much inconsistency in it. Users Disagree
    • I would imagine that most people would learn to use it very quickly. Users Agree
    • I found it very cumbersome to use. Users Disagree
    • I felt very confident using it. Users Agree
    • I needed to learn a lot of things before I could get going with it. Users Disagree
    Perceived Usefulness
    • It provides the right functions. Users Strongly Agree
    • I am able to use it to complete my task(s). Users Strongly Agree
    • I am able to use it to fulfill my goal(s). Users Strongly Agree
    • It fits my current situation. Users Strongly Agree
    • It is useful. Users Strongly Agree
    Net Promoter Score
    • Would you recommend isEazy? Users are 94% likely to recommend this product.

  7. (21 reviews)
    Elucidat is a fully cloud-based and powerful authoring platform, designed to allow any user to produce high-quality digital learning, on a global scale, on any device. Book a Tailored Demo and Start Your Free Trial Today. Read more
    System Usability Scale
    • I think that I would like to use it frequently. Users Agree
    • I found it unnecessarily complex. Users Disagree
    • I thought it was easy to use. Users Agree
    • I think that I would need the support of a technical person to be able to use it. Users Disagree
    • I found the various functions were well integrated. Users Agree
    • I thought there was too much inconsistency in it. Users Disagree
    • I would imagine that most people would learn to use it very quickly. Users Agree
    • I found it very cumbersome to use. Users Disagree
    • I felt very confident using it. Users Agree
    • I needed to learn a lot of things before I could get going with it. Users Disagree
    Perceived Usefulness
    • It provides the right functions. Users Strongly Agree
    • I am able to use it to complete my task(s). Users Strongly Agree
    • I am able to use it to fulfill my goal(s). Users Strongly Agree
    • It fits my current situation. Users Strongly Agree
    • It is useful. Users Strongly Agree
    Net Promoter Score
    • Would you recommend Elucidat? Users are 96% likely to recommend this product.

  8. (11 reviews)
    Camtasia lets you record a video of whats on your computer screen. Use it to make lessons, tutorials, or product demos. Turn your screen recordings into compelling videos with Camtasias video editing tools, animations, and effects. Read more
    System Usability Scale
    • I think that I would like to use it frequently. Users Strongly Agree
    • I found it unnecessarily complex. Users Strongly Disagree
    • I thought it was easy to use. Users Strongly Agree
    • I think that I would need the support of a technical person to be able to use it. Users Strongly Disagree
    • I found the various functions were well integrated. Users Strongly Agree
    • I thought there was too much inconsistency in it. Users Strongly Disagree
    • I would imagine that most people would learn to use it very quickly. Users Agree
    • I found it very cumbersome to use. Users Strongly Disagree
    • I felt very confident using it. Users Agree
    • I needed to learn a lot of things before I could get going with it. Users Disagree
    Perceived Usefulness
    • It provides the right functions. Users Strongly Agree
    • I am able to use it to complete my task(s). Users Strongly Agree
    • I am able to use it to fulfill my goal(s). Users Strongly Agree
    • It fits my current situation. Users Strongly Agree
    • It is useful. Users Agree
    Net Promoter Score
    • Would you recommend Camtasia? Users are 90% likely to recommend this product.

  9. (14 reviews)
    dominKnow | ONE is a fully featured collaborative Course Authoring solution with responsive, traditional & software simulation authoring & adaptive interface making it easy enough for SMEs yet powerful for advanced designers all in one central system Read more
    System Usability Scale
    • I think that I would like to use it frequently. Users Strongly Agree
    • I found it unnecessarily complex. Users Disagree
    • I thought it was easy to use. Users Strongly Agree
    • I think that I would need the support of a technical person to be able to use it. Users Disagree
    • I found the various functions were well integrated. Users Strongly Agree
    • I thought there was too much inconsistency in it. Users Disagree
    • I would imagine that most people would learn to use it very quickly. Users Agree
    • I found it very cumbersome to use. Users Disagree
    • I felt very confident using it. Users Agree
    • I needed to learn a lot of things before I could get going with it. Users Disagree
    Perceived Usefulness
    • It provides the right functions. Users Strongly Agree
    • I am able to use it to complete my task(s). Users Strongly Agree
    • I am able to use it to fulfill my goal(s). Users Strongly Agree
    • It fits my current situation. Users Agree
    • It is useful. Users Agree
    Net Promoter Score
    • Would you recommend dominKnow | ONE? Users are 94% likely to recommend this product.

  10. (10 reviews)
    Easygenerator is an online e-Learning authoring tool for people without an e-Learning background. Create courses and quizzes and host them in our cloud and see learner’s results at no extra charge. Uploading to your website or LMS is also possible. Read more
    System Usability Scale
    • I think that I would like to use it frequently. Users Agree
    • I found it unnecessarily complex. Users Disagree
    • I thought it was easy to use. Users Agree
    • I think that I would need the support of a technical person to be able to use it. Users Strongly Disagree
    • I found the various functions were well integrated. Users Agree
    • I thought there was too much inconsistency in it. Users Disagree
    • I would imagine that most people would learn to use it very quickly. Users Agree
    • I found it very cumbersome to use. Users Disagree
    • I felt very confident using it. Users Agree
    • I needed to learn a lot of things before I could get going with it. Users Disagree
    Perceived Usefulness
    • It provides the right functions. Users Strongly Agree
    • I am able to use it to complete my task(s). Users Strongly Agree
    • I am able to use it to fulfill my goal(s). Users Agree
    • It fits my current situation. Users Agree
    • It is useful. Users Strongly Agree
    Net Promoter Score
    • Would you recommend Easygenerator? Users are 94% likely to recommend this product.

  11. (13 reviews)
    Articulate 360 is the #1 creator platform for workplace learning. Creators save time with 1,000+ prebuilt courses, lessons, and templates; an easy-to-use review tool; and live and on-demand online training. Read more
    System Usability Scale
    • I think that I would like to use it frequently. Users Agree
    • I found it unnecessarily complex. Users Disagree
    • I thought it was easy to use. Users Agree
    • I think that I would need the support of a technical person to be able to use it. Users Disagree
    • I found the various functions were well integrated. Users Agree
    • I thought there was too much inconsistency in it. Users Disagree
    • I would imagine that most people would learn to use it very quickly. Users Agree
    • I found it very cumbersome to use. Users Disagree
    • I felt very confident using it. Users Agree
    • I needed to learn a lot of things before I could get going with it. Users Disagree
    Perceived Usefulness
    • It provides the right functions. Users Strongly Agree
    • I am able to use it to complete my task(s). Users Strongly Agree
    • I am able to use it to fulfill my goal(s). Users Strongly Agree
    • It fits my current situation. Users Strongly Agree
    • It is useful. Users Strongly Agree
    Net Promoter Score
    • Would you recommend Articulate 360? Users are 92% likely to recommend this product.

  12. (11 reviews)
    Evolve is an intuitive tool which builds cool HTML5 eLearning content. Its rich feature set gives you full control of your course creation and presentation. It integrates easily with SCORM, TinCan, the Adapt Framework and a range of LMS platforms. Read more
    System Usability Scale
    • I think that I would like to use it frequently. Users Strongly Agree
    • I found it unnecessarily complex. Users Disagree
    • I thought it was easy to use. Users Agree
    • I think that I would need the support of a technical person to be able to use it. Users Disagree
    • I found the various functions were well integrated. Users Agree
    • I thought there was too much inconsistency in it. Users Disagree
    • I would imagine that most people would learn to use it very quickly. Users Agree
    • I found it very cumbersome to use. Users Disagree
    • I felt very confident using it. Users Agree
    • I needed to learn a lot of things before I could get going with it. Users Disagree
    Perceived Usefulness
    • It provides the right functions. Users Agree
    • I am able to use it to complete my task(s). Users Strongly Agree
    • I am able to use it to fulfill my goal(s). Users Strongly Agree
    • It fits my current situation. Users Strongly Agree
    • It is useful. Users Strongly Agree
    Net Promoter Score
    • Would you recommend Evolve? Users are 94% likely to recommend this product.

  13. (9 reviews)
    Sleave is a SaaS authoring platform for HTML5 content development, focused on building great content for e-learning, K-12 content, simulations, games and presentations. Read more
    System Usability Scale
    • I think that I would like to use it frequently. Users Agree
    • I found it unnecessarily complex. Users Disagree
    • I thought it was easy to use. Users Agree
    • I think that I would need the support of a technical person to be able to use it. Users are Neutral
    • I found the various functions were well integrated. Users Agree
    • I thought there was too much inconsistency in it. Users Disagree
    • I would imagine that most people would learn to use it very quickly. Users Agree
    • I found it very cumbersome to use. Users Disagree
    • I felt very confident using it. Users Agree
    • I needed to learn a lot of things before I could get going with it. Users Disagree
    Perceived Usefulness
    • It provides the right functions. Users Strongly Agree
    • I am able to use it to complete my task(s). Users Agree
    • I am able to use it to fulfill my goal(s). Users Agree
    • It fits my current situation. Users Agree
    • It is useful. Users Agree
    Net Promoter Score
    • Would you recommend Sleave? Users are 96% likely to recommend this product.

  14. (7 reviews)
    Create, share, track and distribute incredible learning experiences across any device in minutes. Full of templates, ready-to-go modules, interactive elements, free media and all backed by the science of learning and accessibility standards. Read more
    System Usability Scale
    • I think that I would like to use it frequently. Users Strongly Agree
    • I found it unnecessarily complex. Users Strongly Disagree
    • I thought it was easy to use. Users Agree
    • I think that I would need the support of a technical person to be able to use it. Users Disagree
    • I found the various functions were well integrated. Users Strongly Agree
    • I thought there was too much inconsistency in it. Users Strongly Disagree
    • I would imagine that most people would learn to use it very quickly. Users Agree
    • I found it very cumbersome to use. Users Disagree
    • I felt very confident using it. Users Agree
    • I needed to learn a lot of things before I could get going with it. Users Strongly Disagree
    Perceived Usefulness
    • It provides the right functions. Users Agree
    • I am able to use it to complete my task(s). Users Agree
    • I am able to use it to fulfill my goal(s). Users Agree
    • It fits my current situation. Users Agree
    • It is useful. Users Agree
    Net Promoter Score
    • Would you recommend HowToo? Users are 90% likely to recommend this product.

  15. (8 reviews)
    Coassemble allows you to create high quality training experiences that drive business impact. Read more
    System Usability Scale
    • I think that I would like to use it frequently. Users Strongly Agree
    • I found it unnecessarily complex. Users Disagree
    • I thought it was easy to use. Users Strongly Agree
    • I think that I would need the support of a technical person to be able to use it. Users Disagree
    • I found the various functions were well integrated. Users Agree
    • I thought there was too much inconsistency in it. Users Disagree
    • I would imagine that most people would learn to use it very quickly. Users Agree
    • I found it very cumbersome to use. Users Disagree
    • I felt very confident using it. Users Agree
    • I needed to learn a lot of things before I could get going with it. Users Disagree
    Perceived Usefulness
    • It provides the right functions. Users Agree
    • I am able to use it to complete my task(s). Users Agree
    • I am able to use it to fulfill my goal(s). Users Agree
    • It fits my current situation. Users Agree
    • It is useful. Users Agree
    Net Promoter Score
    • Would you recommend Coassemble - Authoring? Users are 88% likely to recommend this product.

  16. (5 reviews)
    The super-easy way to create beautiful, multi-device elearning courses your learners will love. Read more
    System Usability Scale
    • I think that I would like to use it frequently. Users Agree
    • I found it unnecessarily complex. Users Disagree
    • I thought it was easy to use. Users Agree
    • I think that I would need the support of a technical person to be able to use it. Users Disagree
    • I found the various functions were well integrated. Users Agree
    • I thought there was too much inconsistency in it. Users Disagree
    • I would imagine that most people would learn to use it very quickly. Users Agree
    • I found it very cumbersome to use. Users Disagree
    • I felt very confident using it. Users Agree
    • I needed to learn a lot of things before I could get going with it. Users Disagree
    Perceived Usefulness
    • It provides the right functions. Users Agree
    • I am able to use it to complete my task(s). Users Agree
    • I am able to use it to fulfill my goal(s). Users Agree
    • It fits my current situation. Users Agree
    • It is useful. Users Agree
    Net Promoter Score
    • Would you recommend Nimble Author 2? Users are 90% likely to recommend this product.

  17. (12 reviews)
    mAuthor is a combination of a powerful Authoring Tool and a cloud-based eDevelopment Platform design to build highly interactive Digital eContent and to coordinate the workflow of the Project Teams involved in its creation. Read more
    System Usability Scale
    • I think that I would like to use it frequently. Users Agree
    • I found it unnecessarily complex. Users Disagree
    • I thought it was easy to use. Users Agree
    • I think that I would need the support of a technical person to be able to use it. Users Disagree
    • I found the various functions were well integrated. Users Agree
    • I thought there was too much inconsistency in it. Users Disagree
    • I would imagine that most people would learn to use it very quickly. Users Agree
    • I found it very cumbersome to use. Users Disagree
    • I felt very confident using it. Users Agree
    • I needed to learn a lot of things before I could get going with it. Users Disagree
    Perceived Usefulness
    • It provides the right functions. Users Agree
    • I am able to use it to complete my task(s). Users Agree
    • I am able to use it to fulfill my goal(s). Users Agree
    • It fits my current situation. Users Agree
    • It is useful. Users Agree
    Net Promoter Score
    • Would you recommend mAuthor? Users are 88% likely to recommend this product.

  18. (5 reviews)
    Raptivity® is a new-age tool to design enthralling learning experiences. It lets you create visually stimulating eLearning content without any programming. Read more
    System Usability Scale
    • I think that I would like to use it frequently. Users Agree
    • I found it unnecessarily complex. Users Disagree
    • I thought it was easy to use. Users Agree
    • I think that I would need the support of a technical person to be able to use it. Users Disagree
    • I found the various functions were well integrated. Users Agree
    • I thought there was too much inconsistency in it. Users Disagree
    • I would imagine that most people would learn to use it very quickly. Users Agree
    • I found it very cumbersome to use. Users Disagree
    • I felt very confident using it. Users Agree
    • I needed to learn a lot of things before I could get going with it. Users Disagree
    Perceived Usefulness
    • It provides the right functions. Users Agree
    • I am able to use it to complete my task(s). Users Agree
    • I am able to use it to fulfill my goal(s). Users Agree
    • It fits my current situation. Users Agree
    • It is useful. Users Agree
    Net Promoter Score
    • Would you recommend Raptivity? Users are 90% likely to recommend this product.

  19. (8 reviews)
    Create, share and reuse interactive HTML5 content in your browser. Read more
    System Usability Scale
    • I think that I would like to use it frequently. Users Agree
    • I found it unnecessarily complex. Users Disagree
    • I thought it was easy to use. Users Agree
    • I think that I would need the support of a technical person to be able to use it. Users Strongly Disagree
    • I found the various functions were well integrated. Users Agree
    • I thought there was too much inconsistency in it. Users Disagree
    • I would imagine that most people would learn to use it very quickly. Users Strongly Agree
    • I found it very cumbersome to use. Users Disagree
    • I felt very confident using it. Users Agree
    • I needed to learn a lot of things before I could get going with it. Users Disagree
    Perceived Usefulness
    • It provides the right functions. Users Agree
    • I am able to use it to complete my task(s). Users Agree
    • I am able to use it to fulfill my goal(s). Users Agree
    • It fits my current situation. Users Agree
    • It is useful. Users Agree
    Net Promoter Score
    • Would you recommend H5P? Users are 86% likely to recommend this product.

  20. (7 reviews)
    Genially is the world-leader in interactive visual communication. Use the all-in-one online tool to create stunning presentations, interactive images, infographics, gamification, quizzes, breakouts, etc. and add interactivity and animation effects. Read more
    System Usability Scale
    • I think that I would like to use it frequently. Users Agree
    • I found it unnecessarily complex. Users Strongly Disagree
    • I thought it was easy to use. Users Agree
    • I think that I would need the support of a technical person to be able to use it. Users Strongly Disagree
    • I found the various functions were well integrated. Users Agree
    • I thought there was too much inconsistency in it. Users Disagree
    • I would imagine that most people would learn to use it very quickly. Users Agree
    • I found it very cumbersome to use. Users Strongly Disagree
    • I felt very confident using it. Users Agree
    • I needed to learn a lot of things before I could get going with it. Users Disagree
    Perceived Usefulness
    • It provides the right functions. Users Agree
    • I am able to use it to complete my task(s). Users Agree
    • I am able to use it to fulfill my goal(s). Users Agree
    • It fits my current situation. Users Agree
    • It is useful. Users Agree
    Net Promoter Score
    • Would you recommend Genially? Users are 78% likely to recommend this product.
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