Rapid authoring

What is rapid authoring?

Rapid authoring tools are used to create elearning materials in a shorter time frame. Rapid authoring is a process where existing paper-based or electronic content can be manipulated for the elearning environment. eLearning content does not always need to be created from scratch. Existing content can be updated quickly—hence the term ‘rapid authoring.’ This process is faster and more cost-effective than traditional methods of creating elearning content. Rapid authoring tools typically include templates and other resources that make it easy to update existing content for the elearning format. This method of creating elearning content is ideal for businesses that need to update their existing training materials on a regular basis. Rapid authoring tools allow businesses to quickly and easily create high-quality elearning materials without incurring the expense of hiring a professional elearning development team.

If you are looking for help with your rapid authoring needs, elearning space is here to help. Our team of experts are skilled at using multiple rapid authoring tools and can help you create high-quality elearning content that meets your specific needs. We can help you get your project up and running quickly and efficiently. Contact us today for more information about our services or to discuss your specific rapid authoring needs. We would be happy to help!

How can I use rapid authoring?

In rapidly developing business environments, it is crucial to be able to adapt and evolve with the times. This means making use of new technologies to streamline processes and increase efficiency. One way to do this is to convert paper-based documents into digital elearning modules. This can be done by scanning the document and uploading it into a rapid authoring tool. From there, templates can be used to create an interactive and engaging elearning experience which can then be uploaded onto an LMS for all employees to access. Not only is this process faster and more convenient, but it is also more cost-effective in the long run. Therefore, businesses should consider using existing resources to create an elearning experience to stay ahead of the curve.


By making the policy documents into succinct elearning modules, it is possible to improve accountability by ensuring that staff are engaging with content

Professional development

Do you have existing content that can be used for Professional Development? Convert this content to an elearning course and upskill your staff


Your business is an ever-changing entity. Don’t let your old procedures go unchecked—convert them into a digital format with our Rapid Authoring Process

Induction course

Our team of experts can use your existing course material and transfer it into an elearning module. This will save time because you don’t have to repeat the induction process over again

Electronic documents

Businesses may have electronic resources collected over many years with content related to training. Create eLearning modules to be more engaging than ever before – perfect for the 21st century learner

Update powerpoints

The content can be reinvigorated using elearning authoring tools. New ways to present your content are constantly coming out with ever changing updated rapid authoring tools

Rapi authoring benefits

Build from scratch

Authoring tools are used to create elearning experiences from scratch without having to go through extensive elearning development

Use templates

Rapid authoring tools are used to create elearning experiences faster, often by repurposing existing resources and using templates

Cost effective

The use of rapid authoring tools can be a cost effective way to develop elearning experiences and content easily and quickly

Authoring tools

Our team is skilled at using a range of authoring tools to suit client need that can be used to create elearning content rapidly and efficiently

Existing resources

Our tools allow you to use existing resources, such as videos and quizzes, and turn them into engaging elearning experiences

Learning outcomes

eLearning development time is less, so we can create elearning experiences with associated content faster and more cost efficiently

Rapid authoring process

rapid authoring process flow chart

The Rapid Authoring Process is a methodology used to quickly and cost-effectively build elearning courses. It is based on the principle that course content can be rapidly assembled using existing materials and resources, without the need for extensive custom development. Rapid authoring tools are used to create elearning courses, which can then be easily published to a learning management system or other online platform. elearning courses created with the Rapid Authoring Process are typically shorter and more focused than traditional elearning courses, making them ideal for learners who need just-in-time training or want to brush up on specific skills. We can create elearning courses relatively quickly and inexpensively, which makes them an attractive option for organizations that need to provide learning opportunities on a tight budget.

Rapid authoring process explained

Do you have existing paper based or electronic resources?

Use your existing resources and turn them into professional-looking, interactive elearning courses faster and more cost-effectively than ever before. Plus, our library of pre-built templates makes it even easier to find a solution for you. Let us show you how our rapid authoring tool can help you get your resources online in no time. This way you save on the cost and time of creating new resources from scratch. Additionally, you can update your eLearning content more frequently and easily using rapid authoring tools.

Do you have existing paper based resources?

If yes, this process involves taking existing printed resources, such as workbooks and scanning them into an electronic format. This can be done using a simple office scanner, or even a smartphone. Once the content is in digital format, it can then be edited and repurposed for elearning. Paper based authoring is an efficient way to create elearning content, as it eliminates the need to start from scratch.

Transfer paper based documents to electronic form

Once the files are digital, we can then upload them into your elearning environment or provide them in a format of your choice. Using existing resources, we can also create custom templates that will make it even faster and easier for you to create new content in the future. Making the switch to electronic files is a cost-effective way to save time and space, and our team has the experience and expertise to make sure the transition is as smooth as possible.

Do you have existing electronic resources?

With rapid authoring, you can use existing resources like PowerPoint slides, Word documents, PDFs, and more to create elearning templates that can be reused. This not only saves time but also helps to keep costs down.

Transfer electronic documents to the elearning platform

Rapid authoring tools allow us to take your existing electronic resources and quickly convert them into elearning content, and it allows us to use existing resources that are already familiar to you. We will upload the content to your elearning environment (usually an LMS) to create a consistent look and feel across all your course materials that is consistent with your already existing business branding.

Rapid Authoring Process is Complete and eLearning can Begin

Now that you have completed the necessary prerequisite steps, you are ready to begin elearning. Once we have completed your elearning development, we can upload it to an LMS and make it available to your learners. 

Rapid authoring process price inclusions

Convert paper-based documents to elearning experience

Convert slideshows to elearning experience

Develop the elearning experiences in Captivate, Storyline, Rise, or Evolve

Other elearning development software is available as needed eg screen casting

Add documents to elearning experiences eg downloadable pdf

Provide guidance to collect the correct learning material

Provide guidance to ensure correct target audience

Provide a prototype

Provide client with accessible staging site for feedback

Provide client with shared online project timeline for client monitoring and feedback

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