CourseLab is a powerful, yet easy-to-use, e-learning authoring system that offers programming-free WYSIWYG environment for creating high-quality interactive e-learning content which can be published on the Internet, Learning Management Systems (LMS), CD-ROMS and other devices.
Layout and usability - Familiar PowerPoint-like authoring environment; - Course Structure Pane displays tree-like course structure; - Module Structure Pane contains thumbnails of all slides in the module and slides hierarchy; - Frame Strip contains thumbnails of all frames of current slide; - Visual Frame Timeline; - Multipurpose Object Pane; - Frequently used options are accessible via toolbar buttons. Editing - WYSIWYG environment - no HTML or other programming skills required; - Embedded Rich Text editor enables formatting text to a specific font, color, font size, including hyperlinks,tables, lists and pictures; - Drag-and-drop objects placing; - Simple frame-based animation; - Action-based object's animation. Rich-media support - Pictures in various formats; - Simple inserting and synchronization of audio files in various formats; - Adobe Flash movies; - Adobe Shockwave applications; - Java applets; - Video clips in various formats. Rapid Development - Large (and user-expandable) set of ready-to-use module templates; - Inheritance - capability to re-use once inserted objects in entire module; - Global default font settings applicable to all text-containing objects; - Scenario feature enables building complex multi-object interactions with one mouse click; - Import PowerPoint presentations into the learning material **. Testing and Assessment - Built-in test creation capability; - Supported types of questions: single choice, multiple select, ordered items, numerical fill-in-blank, text fill-in-blank and matching pairs; - Tools for creating custom questions and interactive exercises of virtually any type. - Objective-based scoring allows creating scaled tests. Interactivity - Any object can be active click (or mouseOver/mouseOut) area; - Any part of text can be active click (or mouseOver/mouseOut) area; - Hotspot areas can be defined on pictures; - Current values of form elements (such as Text Input Fields, CheckBoxes, Radiobuttons etc.)) can be used in actions; - Simple intuitive action description language; - Event-Action mechanism enables almost all functionality of CourseLab depending on user action; - Launching applications and documents in new window (Power Point®, Excel®, Word & PDFs). Special effects in playing mode - Programmable object's appearance and disappearance; - Configurable transition effects applicable to any object; - Rotation of objects; - Capabilty to drag the objects by mouse; - Programmable moving of objects. Software simulations - Simple-to-use wizard-based screen capturing mechanism; - Customizable recording window size; - Freeze recording window capability for partial capture mode (for example, to capture drop-down menu etc.); - Automatic recording of cursor movements; - Recorded simulation can be edited in CourseLab to add comments and interactions. Scoring and evaluation - Objective-based scoring mechanism; - Various conditions can be used to create Success and Completion statuses defining Rules for objective; - Cascading Rules - objective's statuses can also be used in conditions. - Publication options and eLearning standardsSimple wizard-based publishing; - Publish to HTML package; - Publish to CD-ROM; - Publish to AICC package for import to any LMS supporting this standard; - Publish to SCORM 1.2 package for import to any LMS supporting this standard; - Publish to SCORM 2004 for import to any LMS supporting this standard.