Forum .LRN Q&A: PowerPoint for E-learning
There are many types of third party tools compatible with PowerPoint. One of them is a conversion application to convert PowerPoint to flash. Why? PowerPoint is a great presentation tool but not a premier e-learning tool. Flash is web-friendly and can be used as a e-learning development tool. However, flash is not so easy to use as PowerPoint. It asks for technical skills and programming knowledge. The way to take full advantages of both of them is using a PPT2Flash conversion application.
This kind of conversion software usually work as a plug-in in PowerPoint sometimes as a standalone application .
You import a PowerPoint presentation or create a new one in PowerPoint. Launch the plug-in and you can record narration, insert flash, import audio or make some publish settings. These features help to enhance the interactivity of the original presentation and fix some drawbacks of PowerPoint.
Finally, convert and publish the presentation to web for LMS;Learning Management System;
This is the way I know how to create an e-learning course. And I truly believe there are some other approaches. Hope to learn it from you.
Plus, if my article fails to bring the necessary details you need(i can not paste some screenshots in this thread), you can go to https://web.archive.org/web/20130826045314/http://www.sameshow.com/powerpoint-to-flash-pro.html
to learn more about a PPT2Flash conversion software then try it yourself. Practice works better than theory, I think.
The staff at the company seemed to have no problem creating professional looking courses without outside assistance.
The only downside is the program (Articulate) creates an IE only SCORM package. As this is a corporate client and they mandate the use of IE this is not an issue for them. Perhaps other PP->SCORM programs do not have this problem.
It converts powerpoint to video, flash, animated gif & burns to CD/DVD.
I like it convers very quickly without any problems...
So for a really detailed comparison between some Premium solutions (with free trial) check here:
If you're only looking for FREE solutions check out this comparison (a few years old but it should give you a pretty good idea):