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Articulate launched a screencasting tool called Screenr.  It is a free web-based tool that lets you create screencasts without installing any software.

screenr_logo

If you haven’t tried it out yet, you should give it a whirl.  Here’s what I like best:

  • Screenr is super easy to use and there’s nothing to download. You just click the record button on the website and you’re recording your screen activity and your narration.
  • The image quality is pretty darn good.  You can even watch the screencasts back at HD-quality and they look great.
  • Screenr gives you multiple ways to use your screencasts.  It works with Twitter and the screencasts play as Flash on the web.  You can also upload the screencasts to YouTube.  And you can even download the videos as MP4 files.  They also look nice on iOS.  All these options give you a number of ways to reach your learners.
  • My favorite…there’s no branding on the downloaded MP4 files.  Since you can download the videos, you’re free to use them as you wish.  That means you can use it in your elearning courses without looking like one of those MLS soccer players.  Go Sounders!
  • And of course, Screenr is free.  Free is always good.

Read the full post at The Rapid elearning blog

When you download TheLMSapp from the App Store and register for a free account you automatically have access to an HTML5 Microsoft Word course (provided by elearning company SQLearn).

Features

  • Modular design,
  • Comply to principles of adult learning,
  • Principles of interacting with computers,
  • Primary and secondary navigation,
  • Friendliness and ease of language,
  • Multimedia elements,
  • Interactive activities,
  • Gender neutral,
  • Cultural neutrality,
  • Self-assessment and testing,
  • Compatible with Section 508 and WC3 standards,
  • Compatibility with SCORM standards,
  • HTML5.

Structure

1. Get to know Word 2007

  • 1.1. What is Microsoft Word 2007
  • 1.2. Launching Word
  • 1.3. The Main Word 2007 screen
  • 1.4. Using Help
  • 1.5. Customize the Ribbon and the Toolbar
  • 1.6. Exit Microsoft Word 2007

2. Start with Word

  • 2.1. The Word 2007 Ruler
  • 2.2. The Ribbon and the Tabs
  • 2.2.1. Show the Developer tab
  • 2.3. Switch language και keyboard layout
  • 2.4. Typing your first text
  • 2.5. Text Selection
  • 2.6. Delete Text και objects
  • 2.7. Undo
  • 2.8. Redo
  • 2.9. Move – Copy text
  • 2.10. Move – Copy text between documents
  • 2.11. Page Break
  • 2.12. Insert manually a new line or page
  • 2.13. Move around within a document

3. File Management

  • 3.1. Creating a New Document
  • 3.2. Saving a document for the first time
  • 3.3. Saving a document for the second time
  • 3.4. Saving a document in another file format
  • 3.5. Saving a document as a web page
  • 3.6. Opening a Document
  • 3.7. Opening multiple documents
  • 3.8. Switching between open documents
  • 3.9. Configure User Preferences for Word
  • 3.10. Closing a document
  • 3.11. Working with templates

4. Format Charcter – Paragraph

  • 4.1. Format characters
  • 4.2. Change fonts
  • 4.3. Font Size
  • 4.4. Bold – Italics – Underline
  • 4.5. Change font color
  • 4.6. Highlight characters
  • 4.7. Change Case
  • 4.8. Font dialogue box
  • 4.9. Format paragraph
  • 4.10. Set indents
  • 4.11. Tabs
  • 4.12. Align text
  • 4.13. Paragraph dialog box
  • 4.14. Tabs dialog box
  • 4.15. Numbered and bulleted lists
  • 4.16. More bullets and numbering
  • 4.17. Copy formatting
  • 4.18. Clear formatting

5. View – Print Document

  • 5.1. Document Views
  • 5.2. Zoom
  • 5.3. Preview Document
  • 5.4. Page Setup
  • 5.5. Print document

6. Proofing

  • 6.1. Check spelling and Grammar
  • 6.2. Thesaurus
  • 6.3. Hyphenation

7. Advanced techniques

  • 7.1. Header και Footers
  • 7.2. Page Numbers
  • 7.3. Styles
  • 7.4. Insert Symbols and Special Characters
  • 7.5. Microsoft Word 2007 settings

8. Pictures

  • 8.1. Insert pictures
  • 8.2. Move pictures
  • 8.3. Copy and delete pictures
  • 8.4. Word Art
  • 8.5. Design

9. Tables

  • 9.1. Introducing tables
  • 9.2. Create a table
  • 9.3. Draw a table
  • 9.4. Move around in a Table
  • 9.5. Move a word table
  • 9.6. Select text, cells,rows and columns
  • 9.7. Table properties dialog box
  • 9.8. Insert rows and columns into a table
  • 9.9. Delete rows and columns from a table
  • 9.10. Table AutoFormat
  • 9.11. Borders and Shading

10. Mail Merge

  • 10.1. Mail Merge
  • 10.2. Create and Print envelopes
  • 10.3. Create and Print labels

11. Charts

  • 11.1. Charts
  • 11.2. Insert an Excel chart

How to get access

Download TheLMSapp from the App Store and connect to the default LMS installation (TheLMSapp LMS). You can browse through available info about the app and courses and you can register a new account for free that will give you immediate access to available courses.

Microsoft Word Course Demos

In order to fully experience TheLMSapp to an iPad device you will need to have or to develop HTML5 elearning courses. As it is established by now, iPad does not support (or ever will) Adobe’s flash. Fortunately there are many great ways to produce HTML5 courses and all major elearning authoring tools have added support to export courses in HTML5 format.

So, when it actually comes to HTML5 course design and development there are a number of authoring tools to get the job done. Considering that a couple of years ago there was only one or two authoring tools that supported HTML5 export you realize that we have come a long way and that this is the way that things will be moving to in the upcoming years. Here is a list of the major elearning authoring tools that support HTML5:

Other great (and free!) tools you can use to create your courses include:

  1. YouTube
  2. Slideshare
  3. Scribd
  4. Google Hangouts
  5. Ustream
  6. Jing
  7. Screenr

Create your HTML5 course using the authoring tool of your choice and have a look at our default LMS installationSign up if you want to upload your courses. They will be available from the desktop website and from TheLMSapp iPad application as well!

If you want to try TheLMSapp with your LMS sign up for the beta.

Do you have an HTML5 authoring tool to add to the list? Post it in the comments.