Published: July 3, 2017

SmartBuilder Releases New Authoring Tool For Creating Serious eLearning

Not all HTML5 authoring tools are created the same when it comes to creating meaningful and memorable interactivity. SmartBuilder provides a new approach for creating logic that is measurably faster, and easier than ever before.


Robert Penn

[email protected]


Change your privacy settings to see the content.
In order to watch this video you need to have advertising cookies enabled.
You can adjust your cookie preferences here.

SmartBuilder Releases New HTML5 Authoring Tool For Serious eLearning

San Diego, CA - June 11, 2017

For elearning authors who want to create skill-building interactivity including branching scenarios, case exercises, gamification, and rich media, SmartBuilder has released a completely new version of its authoring software, SmartBuilder v4.

SmartBuilder Examples

The New Platform Provides Capabilities Not Seen Before In HTML5 eLearning Tools

‘Action Block’ Authoring

Action blocks snap together like puzzle pieces, allowing authors to quickly create rich logic using a drag-and-drop interface. The power and speed this provides is similar to scripting languages, but without the steep learning curve.Action Blocks Snapping Together

Builder For Wizard-Based Templates

SmartBuilder allows advanced authors to create wizard-based templates for use by other authors. This opens the possibility for subject matter experts and other beginner authors to use customized wizard-based templates to contribute to the content development process.

Template Wizard

Grouping Of Layers

Case scenarios, serious games and other rich interactions require multiple layers of content. SmartBuilder allows authors to create groups of layers within a single page.


Cascading Styles

Authors can use themes to change styles throughout a course with a single click, and without using any HTML code.


More Objects

More objects means greater flexibility. SmartBuilder provides 20 objects including motion paths, dropdown lists, percent gauges, timers and menus, with more in the pipeline.

SmartBuilder Interactive Objects

“We encourage our users to create elearning that goes beyond the typical tell and test approach,” stated Robert Penn, President of SmartBuilder. “We have found that HTML5 authoring tools are still too time consuming for creating meaningful interactivity. We developed SmartBuilder 4 to bridge this gap. Our head-to-head comparisons with other tools on how long it takes to build custom interactions have found an average 2x reduction in the time required to build serious elearning, so we think we’ve hit our goal.”

SmartBuilder Logo

About SmartBuilder

SmartBuilder provides authoring software and consulting services for creating performance-focused elearning. The SmartBuilder authoring tool empowers instructional designers and developers to rapidly create interactive elearning and mlearning that include branching scenarios, case exercises, assessments and more. SmartBuilder runs on PCs and Macs and generates HTML5 that runs on all major computers and mobile devices.

SB Studio, SmartBuilder’s consulting service, are performance improvement and elearning experts who can help you successfully navigate your elearning journey from initially identifying the problem to designing and rolling out the solution. SB Studio’s process focuses on performance and uses a learner-centric approach to design that motivates learners and produces business results.