eLearning Authoring Tools Comparison

Are you thinking about choosing a desktop or cloud-based eLearning authoring tool? Know what you could be giving up by going desktop. See how dominKnow | ONE compares for the 9 critical attributes of a modern content authoring and publishing tool.

dominKnow | ONE
Desktop Tools
Cloud-Based Tools
Responsive Output
True responsive, flexible, adaptive, single-source content
No, uses shrink only or multiple screen design
No, uses restrictive templates or block-based content
Real-time collaboration
Yes, work with anyone from anywhere in real-time
No
Some
Full asset sharing & content re-use
Yes, share and reuse any content from anywhere
No
Some
Central control, access and management of content
Yes, maximize your learning content investment
No
Some
Full-featured authoring
Yes, the features of desktop solutions combined with the benefits of cloud-based computing
Yes
Limited feature set
An integrated review process
Yes, in tool review for any number of reviewers, from anywhere in the world — free
No
No, or separate tool
MS Office Integration
PowerPoint Import, Word/Excel Import/Export
PowerPoint Import
No
XAPI (Tin Can) Support
No Programming
Fully supported, core and customs statements
Basic
Requires programming
Basic
Requires programming
Content Publishing Output
HTML 5 only
FLASH first
HTML 5 only
Desktop Tools
Desktop Tools
Web-based Tools
Responsive Output
True responsive, flexible, adaptive, single-source content
No, uses shrink only or multiple screen design
No, uses restrictive templates or block-based content
Real-time collaboration
Yes, work with anyone from anywhere in real-time
No
Some
Full asset sharing & content re-use
Yes, share and reuse any content from anywhere
No
Some
Central control, access and management of content
Yes, maximize your learning content investment
No
Some
Full-featured authoring
Yes, the features of desktop solutions combined with the benefits of cloud-based computing
Yes
Limited feature set
An integrated review process
Yes, in tool review for any number of reviewers, from anywhere in the world — free
No
Some
MS Office Integration
PowerPoint Import, Word/Excel Import/Export
PowerPoint Import
No
XAPI (Tin Can) Support
No Programming
Fully supported, core and customs statements
Basic
Requires programming
Basic
Requires programming
Content Publishing Output
HTML 5 only
FLASH first
HTML 5 only
Cloud-Based Tools
Desktop Tools
Web-based Tools
Responsive Output
True responsive, flexible, adaptive, single-source content
No, uses shrink only or multiple screen design
No, uses restrictive templates or block-based content
Real-time collaboration
Yes, work with anyone from anywhere in real-time
No
Some
Full asset sharing & content re-use
Yes, share and reuse any content from anywhere
No
Some
Central control, access and management of content
Yes, maximize your learning content investment
No
Some
Full-featured authoring
Yes, the features of desktop solutions combined with the benefits of cloud-based computing
Yes
Limited feature set
An integrated review process
Yes, in tool review for any number of reviewers, from anywhere in the world — free
No
Some
MS Office Integration
PowerPoint Import, Word/Excel Import/Export
PowerPoint Import
No
XAPI (Tin Can) Support
No Programming
Fully supported, core and customs statements
Basic
Requires programming
Basic
Requires programming
Content Publishing Output
HTML 5 only
FLASH first
HTML 5 only

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