Authorware is the leading visual authoring tool for creating rich-media e-learning applications for delivery on corporate networks, CD/DVD, and the Web. Develop accessible applications that comply with learning management system (LMS) standards. Create content by importing Microsoft PowerPoint presentations and integrating them with other media, and then monitor student progress with data-tracking and database connectivity features.
Common Adobe user interface
Reduce learning time and speed development with the familiar Adobe user interface. Dockable panels can be grouped, collapsed, or expanded as needed, providing a smooth, highly configurable workflow.
Intuitive workflow and tools
Speed development with drag-and-drop icons, templates, and wizards, as well as the flowline metaphor.
Import PowerPoint files
Leverage existing PowerPoint presentations to create rich multimedia e-learning content.
Deliver applications with the click of a button to corporate networks, CD/DVD, and the web. One-button publishing integrates and automates all the steps in the publishing process, and offers such features as batch-processing and customizable settings.
All properties within Authorware 7 can now be scripted, so it's easier to create commands, Knowledge Objects, and extensible content.
This familiar language gives you additional programming depth for creating powerful e-learning applications.
Built-in data tracking
Authorware 7 provides the tools needed to track student results with built-in tracking functions and variables.
Reusable, interoperable content
Authorware 7 e-learning content complies with Aviation Industry CBT Committee (AICC), Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL), and IMS standards.
The Authorware 7 visual interface lets you develop rich-media e-learning applications without scripting. Just drag and drop icons to create your application's logical outline, and use menus to add content.
Powerful templates and wizards
Take advantage of templates and wizards that address common learning functionality, such as student logons, course frameworks, questions, quizzes, and more. Or create your own reusable models or Knowledge Objects.
Interactivity is built right into Authorware 7. Add content, and then choose from 11 response types to bring your content to life.
Reduce your development time with knowledge objects - prebuilt templates with wizards. Use them to accelerate large and small authoring tasks, from creating application frameworks to installing fonts. Just drag and drop from the Knowledge Object gallery and then fill in the content.
Create interactive graphical buttons, check boxes, radio buttons, and other user interface elements. Buttons can trigger sounds or text, and display custom cursors. You can assign up to eight states to each button.
Choose from 20 interface controls - such as buttons, check boxes, radio buttons, combo boxes, list boxes, masked text fields, and tab sets - to create user interfaces and simulate other software applications. Authorware 7 offers powerful ways to manipulate these elements.
Cue content such as text, graphics, or animations to specific points in a narration, soundtrack, or video. Use sound and movie icons to trigger events based on media position or timing.
Authorware application accessibility
Make your learning applications accessible to all users. Use Authorware 7 application accessibility to tap into Knowledge Objects, commands, models, and techniques to make text audible; run movies with captions; and create accessible user interfaces, menus, and quizzes.
Create complex paging and navigation structures with the framework and navigation icons. Import RTF text into the framework icon and Authorware 7 will automatically set up a multipage navigation system. Use the menu-driven interface to link to other pages, locations, or text in your application.
Full-text search and retrieval
Perform full text searches on any text within the application. End users can utilize search capabilities to navigate to the information they need.
Manage media assets internally, externally, or in libraries. Authorware 7 libraries and the external media browser let you separate application content from logic and still effectively track your files.
Enhanced calculation editor
The calculation editor provides syntax highlighting, formatting, and other useful features.
Alpha channel support
Alpha channels let you add rich transparency effects to graphics for a more professional appearance.
Develop once and deliver across a broad range of platforms, including corporate networks, CD, and the web. Authorware applications maintain a consistent high-fidelity experience across browsers on both Microsoft Windows and Apple Macintosh platforms.