mAuthor is a combination of a powerful Authoring Tool and a cloud-based eContent Development Platform dedicated to K-12 Publishers to build highly interactive educational Digital Content and coordinate the workflow of the Project Teams involved in its creation.
It is ideally suited to organize the publishing development teams’ work and assign different tasks to different roles, including authors, instructional designers, graphic designers, reviewers or testers.
WORTH TO REMEMBER: eContent packages produced with mAuthor can be deployed in any eLearning Platform, LMS, VLE or simply embedded directly in your websites!
Use the potential of more than 150 ready-to-use functional modules to create fully accessible, highly adaptive and neatly responsive educational packages in any language or alphabet. Learn more about the major functionalities of the most powerful authoring tool that will make the process of creating digital K-12 resources intuitive and most of all effective.
Over 150 ready-made modules
Discover an extensive library of mAuthor’s functional modules with highly parametrized properties and multiple capabilities, that can be instantly used in your digital projects.
eLearning standards compliancy
mAuthor supports all the eLearning industry standards. The created eContent packages may be saved and exported as SCORM 1.2, SCORM 2004, or xAPI (Tin Cap API) packages to any LMS which supports these standards. The resulting eContent is dynamically interpreted by the mAuthor’s Player, making it perfectly accessible on any desktop or mobile devices.
The educational content needs to be carefully designed and presented. Our authoring tool enables you to precisely control the page layouts of both desktop (horizontal) and mobile (vertical) views.
& WCAG 2.1 Compliance
Accessible digital content will soon be required by law in the EU. mAuthor is the world’s most advanced WCAG 2.1 authoring tool. It comes with a powerful yet easy-to-use set of native assistive technologies.
mAuthor has proven itself in many international eContent development projects requiring seamless support and handling of different languages, alphabets, symbols, writing conventions (e.g. right to left) or different styles of mathematical notation. It excelled everywhere.
Adaptive Learning Paths
Digital content produced using mAuthor can control and monitor virtually every move of its user. Thanks to this, it can perfectly adapt to those who need additional support or more demanding tasks.
Big Data Analytics
eContent created with mAuthor is able to generate a huge amount of information about how eContent is used by its users. Such detailed information turns out to be extremely valuable for publishers who can not only monitor the effectiveness of their eContent packages, but also constantly improve them.
eContent Development Platform
Handling large eContent development projects can be quite a complex task. mAuthor allows you to organize the workflow and smooth cooperation of project teams performing different roles in the eContent creation process.
Versatile authoring tool
Flexible and convenient SaaS model
No need for installation or local hosting. mAuthor is a fully cloud-based authoring tool delivered and licensed in the Software-as-a-Service model. It allows us to deliver not only undisrupted service but also provides the necessary flexibility to scale up the mAuthor service along with the growing needs of your development teams.
Effectiveness with minimum effort
The heart of mAuthor is its visual editor. It’s that simple! What You See Is What You Get approach makes the designing work quick and accurate, letting you focus on key aspects and features of your project. It also comes with an ever-growing number of ready-made templates that allow you to get started with your project right away, yet easily modify it to suit your preferred graphic style or functionality.
In our experience, most authors of educational materials limit their projects to a few basic types of exercises. Before you start designing your new digital package, familiarize yourself with the wealth of modules that you can use by choosing mAuthor as your primary authoring tool.
Check how many modules you can use.
To get started quickly, check out our interactive tutorials that will show you step by step how to start working effectively with mAuthor.
eContent packages created with mAuthor can be easily exported in various formats: HTML5, SCORM 1.2, SCORM 2004 or xAPI (Tin Cap API) to any Learning Management System that supports these standards.
“Easy to use with a wide variety of templates and interaction types already built into the authoring tool. We also appreciate that, for the most part, you can develop the content in mAuthor and it will render responsive content for multiple device configurations.”
“At Porto Editora, we use mAuthor for creating premium rich interactive educational courses and aggregate digital resources. We have chosen this tool because it has a very good cost/benefit relation and its potential is huge. Our staff has quickly learned how to develop their work with mAuthor and the support from Learnetic is really very good”
“At first we thought it is a bit difficult, but after a short training we got from Learnetic’s team we discovered its real power. We wouldn’t change it for any alternative.”
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Thanks to its extensive capabilities mAuthor was distinguished by “Training Industry”, one of the most influential online magazines concerning eLearning technologies. According to the magazine’s experts, Learnetic is among the Top 20 Companies in the Authoring Tools category for the third consecutive year.
mAuthor is also a finalist of BETT Awards 2023 in the Transformational Impact category!
We’ve been recognized also as a Top Polish Developer by Clutch, a B2B research platform.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is mAuthor?
mAuthor is a powerful authoring tool and a cloud-based eDevelopment platform. It is designed to build highly interactive digital resources and coordinate teams’ workflow in the projects.
Who benefits from mAuthor?
mAuthor is dedicated to professional content developers, especially publishers – both those who are starting to digitize their educational resources and those who continue their ePublishing projects. mAuthor is also the perfect solution for digital disruptors who want to create interactive educational content from scratch.
For individual teachers and schools, we offer mInstructor – a simplified, free version of mAuthor.
What makes mAuthor different from other authoring tools?
Many features make mAuthor unique. Contrary to many other authoring tools, mAuthor:
- is a cloud-based solution, freeing users from installation and being chained to just one device
- is integrated with a comprehensive eDevelopment Platform, providing a set of management tools for multiple large-scale projects
- offers a set of 140+ ready-made, highly parameterized modules, and the number still grows
- allows gaining unique, customized functionalities through creating own modules (addons) in Addon Editor
- enables creating only one eContent version that runs flawlessly in multiple browsers and operating systems, allowing for convenient use on all devices, including mobile ones
- supports adaptive learning, accessibility standards, tools for efficient localization, and creating eContent in almost all languages
- includes an open-source eContent player, which can be incorporated and freely modified, assuring that resources will always work correctly and efficiently.
For more information about unique mAuthor tools, click here – our Sales Team will be happy to assist you.
What is the business model and pricing?
The business model is based on an annual subscription, and pricing depends on the number of users (developers, editors, QA staff, etc.) you want to work with on the platform. To learn more about pricing, please contact our Sales Team.
Do I pay a setup fee?
NO. mAuthor is a fully cloud-based solution, which eliminates the necessity and cost of installation and setup.
Do I get training?
YES. We organize training for mAuthor at two levels of advancement, offering certificates of achievement.
Interestingly, we have found that after the initial 3-hour training session, users start using the system successfully, creating their templates and content.
Which companies I may know are using mAuthor?
We are proud of our cooperation with companies from all over the world. Our partners include Pearson, Porto Editora, Hachette Antoine, Klett, and many more. To see more of our partners, click here.
Can I use mAuthor in multiple large-scale eDevelopment projects?
YES. mAuthor provides many solutions for managing the creation and workflow of multiple projects at once. These functionalities give you complete control over large-scale projects in all modes – in-house, outsourced, or hybrid – proving to be invaluable, especially within tight timeframes.
Where can I see demo materials created in mAuthor?
Is it easy to start using mAuthor?
YES. mAuthor continually proves to be easy and intuitive even for beginners. We have found that new users are able to create their eContent from day one, thanks to the well-organized layout and WYSIWYG approach. In mAuthor, non-technical developers and editors without any scripting or coding skills can create highly interactive eContent.
How do I create my eContent?
Creating eContent in mAuthor is simple and intuitive, thanks to the WYSIWYG system and convenient page building with Drag & Drop or Click & Click feature.
To create your eContent, you can choose from a wide range of default templates and over 140 ready-made modules covering all aspects of eContent creation and publishing – activity types, navigation, reporting, extra scripting options, and more.
You can simply fill them with your educational materials, adjust their parameters, or even edit them with CSS to your desired specifications. You can also create your own modules (addons) to get unique, customized functionalities.
Does my eContent enable Big Data analytics?
YES. When students work with your eContent, you obtain a vast amount of detailed information about the group and individual learning processes. The data is stored in the Google BigQuery database, fully accessible by Google Data Studio and various third-party tools.
Big Data generated by your eContent brings completely new opportunities, unavailable in traditional paper-based textbook publishing. To find out 4 key ways to benefit from Big Data analytics, click here.
Does my eContent support Adaptive Learning?
YES. mAuthor is perfect for creating highly interactive courses with Adaptive Learning design. It offers vast capabilities to build eLessons that dynamically match presented eContent to students’ performance. Once you define optional learning paths in the Adaptive Learning Editor, mAuthor’s engine selects the appropriate path and offers activities tailored to the current needs of each student.
Is the content created in mAuthor responsive?
YES. mAuthor provides an advanced set of functionalities that ensure the responsivity of your eContent. Our Multiplatform Interactive Content Editor enables you to optimize page layouts for faultless display on various screen sizes. Created eContent is run by mAuthor’s HTML5 based Player, which makes it perfectly accessible and fully interactive on multiple modern devices, including mobile ones.
Can I create eContent along WCAG and accessibility standards
YES. mAuthor enables you to create genuinely accessible eContent, providing you with standard practical tools and comprehensive native technologies, such as TTS incorporated in the player, and the ability to work with eContent using a keyboard only. These features guarantee the accessibility of your newly created eContent, and can also be applied to improve your already existing courses.
To see examples and tips, click here.
Can I create eContent in different languages?
YES. mAuthor enables you to create eContent in practically any language, including non-Latin alphabets and writing scripts, with respect to specific text layouts or right-to-left mode.
You can also localize your existing resources in mAuthor’s dedicated Translation Support Editor, which allows you to convert texts and observe changes in the activities in real-time. You can also export your resources in XLIFF format and localize them in external CAT tools, e.g., SDL Trados.
Can I get enhancements and extra functionalities?
YES. We often create extra features as a customer-specific bespoke development. You can also request to add a specific functionality at no charge; we will plan its implementation if we evaluate it as an added value for all users.
Apart from that, you can customize numerous elements of your eContent using CSS or modify mAuthor’s addons to your particular preference and needs.
Do I get support?
YES. If you have any questions or issues to report, we encourage you to use our internal ticket support system. Our development team thoroughly analyzes all tickets to ensure seamless work with mAuthor.
In what formats can I export my eContent?
You can export your eContent to HTML5, SCORM 1.2, SCORM 2004, and xAPI (Tin Can). Moreover, all objects created in mAuthor are XML files, which can be output and played back in all prevalent operating systems and devices.
How can my eContent be accessed?
Your eContent can be conveniently accessed online via an Internet browser or exported to run offline. Both options work perfectly on PCs, interactive whiteboards, laptops, tablets, and smartphones.
Where can I publish my eContent?
There are multiple ways to publish your eContent. The most popular one is to publish it on your own LMS (e.g., white-label mCourser) or make it available for purchase on a third-party LMS. You can also license your eContent to selected distributors or sell it directly to your end-users.
Will my eContent stay usable in the future?
YES. One of the key features of mAuthor is security that your eContent will stay functional and maintainable, regardless of the tool’s evolution or even its existence. Our player is an open-source project: it allows every user of mAuthor to control it, integrate it with their own learning platform, participate in its development or create their own version of the player if needed.
Can I get a free trial?
YES. We encourage you to discover your opportunities with our 30-day free trial. We will be more than happy to show you how mAuthor works and how you can use its full potential. To get a free trial, please contact our Sales Team.
Can the Learnetic team create content for me?
YES. We will be happy to offer you our comprehensive eContent Development services. Our highly experienced team of designers and experts in various fields assures the best quality of eContent. To find out what we offer, click here.