Easygenerator has decided to launch the free edition of her authoring tool on October 12th. From that day on it will be possible to go to the easygenerator website, fill in a form and start working in easygenerator within a minute. This edition is completely free of charge and without any time limits. If you’d like, you may preregister now at www.easygenerator.com/free (you will receive your login instructions by email before the official launch). After the launch this page will become a subscription page where you can fill in your details, submit them and start working right away.
This blog post will give you an overview on what you can expect from this free edition. There is a lot more to tell than I can put in this blog post, so I placed some links to relevant pages in the easygenerator website with videos and presentations that provide more detail.
Easygenerator is a SaaS solution, all data is securely stored on web servers and is accessible anyplace, anywhere and anytime. There is already a lot of interest for this edition, there are hundreds of preregistrations already. There will be servers located in the USA, Europe, Asia and Australia to support all these users. The authoring interface of easygenerator is a Windows application, so you will need a computer with Windows to run it. That said, the courses you create with easygenerator can run on any kind of computers, browser, or mobile device.
Complete eLearning courses
This free edition will enable you to create complete eLearning courses. It will contain the ‘What You See Is What You Get interface’. With the free edition of easygenerator you can create publications in SCORM 1.2 and in HTML, allowing you to run the courses through your LMS and on mobile devices.
The free edition will have the PowerPoint import tool, enabling you to import your courses made in PowerPoint into easygenerator and use the texts and images as a starting point for a ‘proper’ eLearning SCORM or mobile course. PowerPoint animations will not be imported, but you can build them in easygenerator with our timeline function.
The external review option will also be included. From the authoring environment you are able to send an invitation to anyone through email and they will get access to your course through the easygenerator web server. The course will look and function completely just as the learner would see it, but the reviewer will have the ability to include comments on each page. These comments will automatically become available inside the authoring environment for the author.
There is a lot more to discover. You can embed web based content such as YouTube videos, create question pools and mor and reuse content. The free edition has some limitations in comparison to the subscription edition. You can only have a single account (so you can’t use our collaboration options) and there is a maximum of 10 courses per author. An overview of these limitations can be found on www.easygenerator.com/free , this page also contains the form to preregister for the free edition.
In order to help new users to a quick start there will be a series of free introduction webinars. People who preregister for the free edition you will automatically receive an invitation for one of these webinars. You can see an overview of the webinar dates and time slots at this page.