Finding software can be overwhelming. Software Advice helps hundreds of businesses choose the right online course creation software to create and manage course materials.

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Tovuti

Tovuti is an all-in-one, cloud-based solution designed to activate the potential of organizations through creating, delivering and tracking online training and education. The end-to-end solution gives users everything they need to... Read more

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Bridge

Bridge is an employee development platform built specifically for employees and managers. It provides peer-to-peer practice, live in-person training, external learning, online courses, mentorship, manager 1:1s, goal tracking and peer... Read more

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Coassemble (formerly eCoach)

Coassemble is a cloud based learning management solution (LMS) that allows training administrators to create, manage and deliver online education. The solution is compatible with Android and iOS devices and enables users to access... Read more

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Absorb LMS

Absorb LMS is a cloud-based solution suitable for organizations in any industry. Key features include learning management automation, progress tracking and reporting. Absorb LMS offers a custom-branded learner interface and administrative... Read more

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Saba Cloud

Saba Cloud provides companies across the globe with a cloud-based learning and talent management application designed to drive employee engagement, elevate skills and improve business productivity. Saba Cloud provides traditional... Read more

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PiiQ by Cornerstone

PiiQ by Cornerstone, formerly Cornerstone Growth Edition, is a cloud-based employee performance and learning management system that helps businesses to streamline their employee performance review process and prioritize learning for... Read more

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SkyPrep

SkyPrep LMS is a cloud-based learning management solution that offers a platform to training administrators for creating, managing and selling training courses. Key features include custom branding, automated learner enrollment and... Read more

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Docebo LMS

Docebo is a cloud-based LMS solution to provide training programs for employees, partners and customers.  Docebo serves various industries including IT, technology, retail, consulting, healthcare, manufacturing, energy, oil and gas. Docebo... Read more

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eSSential LMS

eSSential LMS is a learning management system designed for large and midsize businesses. The system can be deployed on-premise and through a cloud-based software-as-a-service platform. Both deployment methods include access to eSSential... Read more

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Prosperity LMS

Ziiva's suite of Prosperity software systems is designed to help businesses manage their employee training programs. It is suitable for businesses of all size and kind to deliver an end-to-end learning management solution. Prosperity... Read more

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Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand is a cloud-based performance management solution. It enables users to recruit talent, customize learning initiatives, generate compliance reports, prepare high performers for succession and more. Cornerstone can... Read more

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Thought Industries

Thought Industries offers a cloud-based learning business platform designed to suit the needs of varying business sizes across multiple industries. All of the frontend learning experiences are customizable to be adapted for businesses... Read more

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Edvance360 Learning Management System

Edvance360 Learning Management Software is a cloud-based learning management system that provides online learning programs for K-12, higher education and corporate training departments. The system features online lesson management,... Read more

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eLearning Cloud

eLearning Cloud is a cloud-based learning management solution (LMS) from VAIRKKO that enables organizations to provide training to their employees. The solution allows users to distribute learning content to company employees, create... Read more

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Lessonly

Lessonly is a cloud-based learning management system that allows users to build, share and track training materials and activity from a singular interface. It is primarily used by customer service teams, sales teams, and human resources.... Read more

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Crowd Wisdom

Crowd Wisdom is a learning management system that services the corporate extended enterprise market along with the association market. Its cloud-based services allow customers to provide a branded learning portal along with truly custom... Read more

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Infor Learning Management System

Infor Learning Management System is a cloud-based solution that helps businesses deliver and manage content to boost employee training and development. Key features include certification, compliance, virtual classrooms, mobile access... Read more

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Asentia

Asentia is a cloud-based learning management system (LMS) that is designed specifically with the needs of a modern blended learning program in mind. Midsize businesses and large enterprises that need to balance e-learning with traditional... Read more

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CD2 Learning

CD2 Learning is a web-based learning management system ideal for enterprise-level companies. CD2 Learning serves businesses ranging from pharmaceutical companies, auto dealerships, food and beverage, among others. CD2 Learning offers... Read more

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SyberWorks Training Center

Syberworks is a hybrid learning management (LMS) solution that caters to small and midsize businesses across industries such as medical products, manufacturing and pharmaceuticals. The solution helps businesses to deliver and manage... Read more

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Buyers guide


Last Updated: July 16, 2019

The major challenges for people who develop eLearning courses are time and budget. On average, it takes 100-160 hours and costs about $18,760 to create an hour of online content. This is because course developers need to add variety of engaging elements such as quizzes, 3D elements and interactive PDFs, in the lessons.

So, how can you create courses engaging courses without going over budget and still ensure on-time delivery of your course?

The answer is course creation software.

Course creation software helps businesses create customized lesson, quizzes and other course materials without having to invest a ton of time and money. Most course creation software vendors offer free trials and demos, which allow you to explore features and benefits, without having to pay for it.

With hundreds of tools in the market, choosing one solution for your needs isn't easy. How do you decide which software is right? After all, it needs to meet the expectations of all your stakeholders such as the authoring team, finance team and your end users.

To help out eLearning professionals like you, we created this guide on course creation software. The guide discusses the software's features and considerations to help you find the right fit for your small business or institution.

In this guide, we'll cover:

What Is Course Creation Software?
Common Features of Course Creation Software
What Type of Buyer are You?
Market Trends to Understand

What is Course Creation Software?

Course creation software allows you to create, design and deliver online courses for various training needs. Many vendors follow the Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) as a standard framework for integrating content with learning management systems (LMS).

The unique feature of course creation software is the ability to create courses without having to write a program or code. The programming features are built-in, which lets authors create a course without complex coding.

The three main components of course creation software are:

  • Content organization: Allows users to structure and sequence the instructional content and media.
  • Control of course delivery: Lets users set the pace of delivering the content.
  • Type(s) of assessment: Allows users to set learning outcomes, usually in the form of tests, discussions, assignments and other activities for evaluation.
Easygenerator question creation view

Easygenerator question creation view (Source)

When contacting various vendors, look out for the following functionality in their course creation software:

  • Create multimedia content in the form of text, au