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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Interactive eLearning Modules

Page address: https://www.mnsu.edu/its/academic/elearninginteractive.html

What are Interactive eLearning Modules?  

Interactive eLearning Modules are self-contained modules that allow for more sophisticated design and interactivity around a specific lesson, concept, or module. They might be an interactive map, a simple branched simulation, or just a series of screens that the learner navigates through using a "next" button.

Enterprise Tools: 

These tools are fully supported. Contact the ITS Service Desk at 507.389.6654 for assistance.

  • SoftChalk Cloud - SoftChalk Cloud is an eLearning content authoring platform - the easiest way for faculty to create, manage and share rich online learning content with their students - all on the cloud! With Softchalk you can develop engaging, media-rich learning content that is portable, flexible, and works with Desire2Learn.

Staff Favorite Tools:

These tools are not supported. These are favorite tools of the ATS Staff and they may be able to offer assistance. Primary support is usually found on the websites for these tools.

  • Articulate Studio - Articulate Studio is a suite of tools that allows you to take PowerPoint presentations and convert them to flash, add in some interactive modules and assess them on the content - all in one tool. This tool is approximately $1000 with an educational discount but available for use in the Center for Excellence and Innovation for free.
  • Adobe Captivate - Adobe Captivate is an eLearning authoring tool that allows you to record your screen, do scenario-based training modules, import presentations, plus much more. You can have completed elearning content published to youtube or the web with options to have as HTML5 - which allows for iPads and mobile devices to easily view. This tool is approximately $300 with an educational discount but available for use in the Center for Excellence and Innovation for free. 
  • Articulate Storyline - Articulate Storyline is a tool that creates interactive modules that include assessments, interactivity, easy authoring, screencasting, plus much more. Storyline can also incorporate the interactive modules you can create using Articulate Studio. This tool is approximately $1000 with an educational discount but available for use in the Center for Excellence and Innovation for free.  

Matrix of Features:

 
 Tool
              Feature
SoftChalk Cloud
Articulate Studio
Adobe Captivate
Articulate Storyline
Interactiions/ Widgets/ Quizzes
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Window & Mac Support
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Mobile Friendly
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Officially Supported
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   Compared Difficulty  (1= Easy, 5= Difficult)

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                     5                      4