There is fantastic software available that can help you get up and running with your online course business quicker than ever. But, contrary to a popular saying – the best things in life aren’t always free. You will have to spend some money to get your hands on the top software in this field.
But, let’s remember that there’s another popular saying – “time is money”. If you consider this true, then spending some money on high-quality online course software becomes a no-brainer. After all, why waste hundreds of hours on creating the back-end for your course by yourself, while you could do it in minutes with the help of tried-and-tested software?
As for our favorites, we already have a separate full-sized article on the best online course software, so we’ll just give you a short overview of our #1 favorite in this article.
In short, we recommend iSpring Suite as your course authoring software if you have a Windows operating system. The iSpring Suite is a course authoring toolkit based on Microsoft PowerPoint and it has an intuitive interface, a nearly non-existent learning curve, a one-of-a-kind support team, and last but not least: a very cost-effective price.
An iSpring Suite subscription includes software for creating quizzes, simulating dialogue trees, recording and editing audio-video, and more. If you spend a little extra, you even get access to a cloud service and 100 daily downloads in iSpring’s massive content library. This library includes tens of thousands of online course authoring assets, including pre-made presentation templates, characters, backgrounds, and more.
If you’d like to try iSpring Suite risk-free, either use their 100% free version or take advantage of their free, no credit card required 14-day trial. As long as you can get access to Microsoft PowerPoint, you’ll love the way this software gets you to produce large quantities of high-quality course content quickly and efficiently. Creating an online class has never been easier.
Don’t forget to read our in-depth review of iSpring to find out more about our experiences with the software.
For everyone else (for example if you are on a Mac or don’t like working in PowerPoint), or if you prefer an integrated platform where you can both produce, market, and distribute your course, we recommend Thinkific – read our review to learn more.