Authoring Tools

Reviews of handy authoring tools for making videos, video presentations, e-learning courses, webcasts, screencasts online presentations and more.

Learn how to capture webcam input and add a voice over while presenting your PowerPoint slides as screencasts. Make tutorials, storyboards and e-learning courses for commercial purposes and to train employees in your organization with the aid of both easy to use and complex authoring tools, with simple walkthroughs that will help you get started with producing your own content in no time.

VoiceThread: Make Engaging Group Presentations With Voice Over

When it comes to group presentations, some students are shy, while others seem to have a say in everything. It can be hard to encourage students to use PowerPoint alone for participating in presentations effectively. Then there is the question about who in the group actually did some work while others just came to the …

Comment Bubble: Get Feedback For The Best & Worst Parts Of Your Videos

Many people use YouTube channels to market products, showcase their talents, to make video tutorials and guides about things that interest them. Audience feedback usually comes in the form of a ‘Like’ or ‘Dislike’ or via rude comments from trolls.

StoryBoardThat: Drag & Drop Images To Create Animated Storyboards

There are many people who wish to incorporate fancy graphics and animations in their presentations and personal projects, however, they have no idea how to create animated content. Moreover, even if they know how to use PowerPoint animations, they wish to excel beyond that to deliver something special. Luckily, there are services like PowToon that …

How To Insert A Video in PowerPoint 2013

Inserting a video in your PowerPoint presentation can make it that much more interesting. Instead of walking through an audience through complex concepts, it is much easier to showcase a brief video with all the necessary details laid out in an easy to grasp manner. There are various methods by which you can insert a …

Create Online Lessons With Videos, Apps And Quizzes With Office Mix

Making tutorials for educational purposes isn’t all that cheap, especially if you are not looking to make a profit out of your videos and require them for your students. A relatively easy, if not cheap method for making tutorials with voice over, cam input and PowerPoint slides has been the Camtasia Studio add-in. However, Microsoft …

Metta.io: Convert Web Content into Video Tutorials And Presentations

Have you ever created a video presentation or recorded a lesson doing hours of recording and editing of content with the help of multiple applications? There is an easier way! Metta.io is a web app which allows you to instantly convert web content into video lessons and presentations.

Create Video Presentations With Photos And Voice Over On iPad

Are you not enjoying creating presentations using PowerPoint? Do you wish to create video presentations with photos and voice over on iPad? Well, it’s time to use an iPad app that may be an ideal presentation maker for you. Now, you must be wondering how? Doodlecast Pro is an app that allows you to record …

Create Engaging Animated Video Presentations With VideoScribe

Previously we brought you the review of PowToon which is a webs service for creating animated video presentations. However, if you are looking for a desktop or mobile application which can help you create animated videos in a quick and easy way, then it’s time you tried VideoScribe. Similar to PowToon, VideoScribe provides a wide …

Create Rich Video Presentations With Human Characters Using Adobe Presenter 8

Adobe has always been famous for coming up with interactive, feature rich and user friendly products. Some examples include the Adobe Captivate, PhotoShop, Flash Player, Illustrator,  etc. Adobe Presenter is another such application that enhances the functionality of MS PowerPoint and enables creating high-quality e-learning content with a plethora of useful tools. In this post …

Create Marketing Videos And Video Presentations With PowToon

Back in the day making presentations in PowerPoint used to be a big deal, not anymore. With the advent of new and interesting concepts for making more dynamic presentations, MS PowerPoint is quickly loosing its charm and even the recent improvements to the Metro based PowerPoint 2013 hasn’t brought anything extraordinary for users. If you …

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