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Best eLearning Tools

Top Rated eLearning Tools

There are dozens of highly effective eLearning development tools in the market. The top eLearning tools deliver an easy to use authoring interface allowing learning designers to rapidly create interactive online courses. Additionally, these top eLearning tools typically produce both a web and mobile responsive output, and offer a monthly cloud-based subscription payment plan. Below is a list of IDC's top ranked eLearning tools:


Top eLearning Tools

eLearning Evaluation Tool


Are you looking to purchase a new eLearning authoring tool? This tool includes 20 pre-built eLearning requirements aligned with industry standards, and a vendor selection criteria and rating rubric. This tool is designed to aid anyone through the eLearning tool selection process. 

Ranked #1

Articulate 360

​Articulate 360 includes both Storyline 360 and Rise 360, plus a slew of other authoring apps. Use Storyline 360 to develop custom, interactive courses that work on every device—without any manual tweaking. It's powerful enough for experts, but easy for beginners to create virtually any interaction imaginable.

Ranked #2

Articulate Rise

Articulate Rise is simply one of the best learning development tools on the market. It allows you to create beautiful, inherently responsive e-learning. Using the latest web technologies, Rise 360 automatically adapts courses for every device under the sun — you don't do a thing. It's responsive authoring the way it should be.

Ranked #3

Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate allows you to seamlessly go from storyboarding to responsive eLearning courses. This learning Captivate allows you to create amazing eLearning courses with highly engaging learning interactions that run seamlessly across mobile and desktop.

Ranked #4

TechSmith Camtasia

​Camtasia allows you to quickly record, edit, and deliver screencast videos. It records what is on your computer screen and then allows you to easily edit the video that can be published to web and mobile devices. Camtasia is a great tool to deliver rapid tutorials for software training.

Ranked #5


iSpring Suite is a fully stocked toolkit that rapidly authors wonderful eLearning courses. The iSpring Suite integrates seamlessly with PowerPoint for rapid eLearning production. This powerful authoring tool also facilitates the creation of video lectures, interactive assessments, screen recordings, and LMS ready outputs.

Ranked #6


Synapse is new and innovative cloud based learning design tool that automates the instructional design process. Synapse lets your learning team and subject matter experts collaborate to design, develop, refine, and manage corporate training needs quickly, easily, and effectively.

Ranked #7

Lectora Online

Lectora Online is a complete eLearning authoring tool that allows you to publish interactive, online and mobile learning content. It is feature rich and provides a lot of powerful options for instructional designers. You can rapidly add quizzes, games, and other eLearning content.

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