ISpring Suite V7.0
so with all this covered, you’ll have to decide how much you’re willing to spend to streamline your elearning authoring process. you could get started with one of the free trial versions, and see what works well with your situation. the $99 monthly plan is a great price point, and is a good place to start if youre not sure about the functionality of ispring. however, if youre serious about your elearning, you can easily justify the $249 monthly plan, or the $399 monthly plan. we really like the idea of including an 80-slide elearning with the ispring package. you can start at $99 for the basic version, and work your way up to the $249 monthly plan for the full version. all in all, if you want a solid, easy-to-use, easy-to-use elearning authoring tool, ispring might be worth a look.
overall, ispring’s suite is a reliable, easy-to-use platform that will save you time and money. if you’re looking for an online or local elearning authoring tool that is simple enough to use that your co-workers can take on the task, this might be the tool for you. however, if you’re looking for a tool that will take you all the way to a polished multimedia presentation, you’ll have to check out articulate storyline or another more powerful tool.
if you’re a new user, the $99 and $249 prices are also reasonable. even for experienced users, however, a $249 subscription can be an expensive proposition. the $99 monthly plan is good for 30 days, and you’ll have to pay for the full version if you want the service after that. if your organization doesn’t take advantage of the 30-day free trial, you’ll have to decide how much time you’re willing to spend exploring ispring, and how much time you’re willing to spend explaining it to others who are on the fence about the tool.
of course, ispring isnt just a slideshow tool, it offers a whole host of other functions including quiz, interface, and interaction modules. i could go on and on about ispring features, but this is not the place for me to do that. if you have any more questions, feel free to ask them below.
the final aspect of ispring that i would like to touch on is the auto-scaling functionality. if youre designing a course in powerpoint, you need to make sure that the information is scaled to fit the size of the screen, which sometimes causes the courses to look a little fuzzy when running on a smaller screen. this is where ispring really shines. ispring gives you the ability to set different screen sizes. for example, you could set the size to be 1280 x 720, or 1024 x 600 or even 800 x 600. you could even set it to 360 x 640 if you were to create a point of sale module. the beauty of this is that you dont have to make any changes to the course at all, theyre automatically taken care of.
the ispring suite has the most extensive quiz gallery of any e-learning authoring tool that ive encountered. as a result, it’s often a good idea to create your first quiz before digging into the features of powerpoint. for example, when you design a quiz, you can add a background, a text box, a button, and an image. then, you can change the text in the background and the button, adjust the font in the text box, and change the image in the button. you can add multiple styles to all of these components, so you can design a quiz that is entirely customizable. for instance, a button can have a different color or size, or a background can have a different color or size. i did mention in the previous paragraph that you cant add two questions to a slide, so you can create a quiz that includes two questions on one slide. when you do this, the quiz will auto-populate the number of times the quiz will appear (by default, its set to 5 times). you can also set this number to any amount, and you can also set up a rolling quiz. all of this is done by navigating to the quizzes section of powerpoint, selecting a quiz, and clicking options.