Screencast software. Free screen recorder and video editor. Best software to create elearning content.
In our previous topic, we have voted for ActivePresenter one of the best screencast software for in 2017 along with some other tools. Added to that, it is also a simple to use, professional authoring tool for e-learning that you can trust. In today post, we will dive into its professional elearning authoring features to see why you should try it.
The best screencast software – Why?
ActivePresenter provides users an easy to use, powerful, free screen recording software that you can use to grab your desktop. The quality of the result is in full HD. You are allowed to record your computer in full screen or customized area, lock application plus feature rich built-in video editing tools. Using ActivePresenter, you will find it easy to create information-rich video demonstrations, interactive software simulations and engaging eLearning courses whenever you need without the Internet connection and code required. Take a look at some pictures below:
The best elearning authoring tool – Why?
As said above, ActivePresenter has a great screen recorder for making screencast videos and edit video in slide-based editing window. If you have a closer look at the editing tool bar, you will recognized that it has all tools you need to author your learning courses such as: adding shapes, highlight or adding quizzes, import and modify slides, localize project, track record, password protection, export project into Html5 element in SCORM, xAPI (Tin Can) and so on.
More interesting, all these features are free to use. After installed ActivePresenter free version on your computer, you have all necessary tools to create interactive elearning course without any limitation. Take a look at the interface again in below pictures.
- Recording computer screen without time limit at high quality in full motion without watermark in recorded videos.
- Editing recorded videos professionally with amazing features such as: cut, crop, trim videos, change volume/speed, blur effect, add subtitle, highlight, annotate without any coding skills requirement.
- Create editable slides to design eLearning courses or training programs with rich annotations and animations.
- Annotations and animations (spotlight, gesture effects, zoom-n-pan, etc.) are available for you to add in to make your projects more understandable and engaging.
- 9 types of quizzes (drag-n-drop, multiple choices, true/false, etc.) come in handy so you can create interesting eLearning contents.
- In case you need to mark and track learners’ result, ActivePresenter makes it incredibly easy to do that through the Event Editor and Report options.
- Multiple export formats are supported (videos, images, HTML, documents, HTML5).
All things considered, ActivePresenter is a so-called 2-in-1 worthwhile and affordable app that allows not only making epic screencasts, engaging video demos but creating compelling online courses. It’s easy to work with ActivePresenter even it’s the first time you use it.
Free versions of ActivePresenter is available for personal and non-commercial users and it has exactly the same features like Standard Version (paid). Take a glance at two paid version packages below and see how cost-effective it is.
(Most recommended for those
who want to create video tutorials or video demos)
| ActivePresenter Professional
(Most recommended for those
who want to create interactive eLearning contents in HTML5)
|Advanced screen recording: Full Motion Recording, Smart Capture||Advanced screen recording: Full Motion Recording, Smart Capture|
|Video editing: Cut, Crop, Join, Change Volume, Speed Up, Slow Down, Blur||Video editing: Cut, Crop, Join, Change Volume, Speed Up, Slow Down, Blur|
|Multiple Audio/Video Layers||Multiple Audio/Video Layers|
|Rich annotations: Shapes, Image, Zoom-n-Pan, Closed Caption, Cursor Path, Audio/Video Overlays||Rich annotations: Shapes, Image, Zoom-n-Pan, Closed Caption, Cursor Path, Audio/Video Overlays|
|Export to numerous video formats: MP4, FLV, AVI, WMV, WebM, MKV||Export to various video format: MP4, FLV, AVI, WMV, WebM, MKV|
|Export to: PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Adobe PDF, HTML||Export to: PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Adobe PDF, HTML|
|Automatic Smart Annotation||Automatic Smart Annotation|
|Interactions: Button, Mouse Click, Text Input, Drag & Drop, Keystroke|
|Quiz: 9 Types of Questions|
|Report & Tracking in LMS (SCORM, xAPI)|
Online tutorial and Q&A community
ActivePresenter has their own YouTube channel where they upload the most essential how-to videos as well as a quick response Q&A community that you can sign up and ask technical questions.
Learn how to create interactive software simulation in ActivePresenter
ActivePresenter is a stand alone, offline screencast software & elearning authoring tool that work for both Windows and Mac. It is recommended for all tutors, teachers, trainers and professional elearning course creators. Don’t forget to click follow us or share our post with your friends. You are welcome to revisit our blog next time.