e-ZStudio offers full control over the way elements appear and behave. Authors are never limited to a set of predefined templates or styles.
Every element on the screen can be visually customized using a responsive properties grid that has the ability to control any detail of the element's appearance and behavior. Each change in the properties grid is immediately inflicted upon the selected object(s), eliminating the need for complex dialogs and highly improving the speed of development.
Building e-Learning content with e-ZStudio is a truly collaborative experience. Authors, designers, subject matter experts and reviewers collaborate using a sophisticated groupware authoring environment. Each individual team member works through a browser interface to author content stored in a central location. The system manages development tasks for each team member, while allowing real-time supervision. Its objects and layers control makes sharing and reusing content even more powerful, allowing authors to work on the content, while designers can simultaneously work on the overall course appearance.
A quick and flexible built-in tasks system helps streamline the course development process. Tasks may be added by both developers and reviewers, making it a perfect tool to use in the SME review process. Tasks can be attached to any page, chapter, or other resource in the course. Tasks also make the job easier for managers, who enjoy a realtime overview of the development progress using detailed task reports.
e-ZStudio offers rapid course authoring features without compromising on flexibility and sophistication. Authors using e-ZStudio report a high increase in productivity and a major decrease in development time, of up to 70% at times.
e-ZStudio's object oriented approach provides unprecedented control over the efficient reusability of content and its logic. It separates the content, its appearance and its behavior. The look and feel of each course can be swapped out even after the content has been organized because the system keeps styles, navigation rules, and persistent graphics in distinct layers and objects, which are separate from the learning content.
e-ZStudio offers a variety of e-Learning exercises and interactions. These can be easily dropped onto the document, and are immediately functional, without any need for programming or configuring complex dialogs. Interactions aren't limited to a specific look - authors are always free to change and customize any part of the interaction. Interactions are also highly flexible and rich, by simply tweaking a few properties authors can quickly create sophisticated interactive learning experiences.
Assessment creation is easy yet powerful. Every interactive assessment feature imagined can be easily implemented using simple objects and widgets with no programming or scripting. e-ZStudio supports single or multi chapter tests with predetermined or randomly assigned questions and includes a sophisticated grading mechanism that allows assignment of different weights per chapter or question.
e-ZStudio features a large set of navigation elements. These can be used to create the precise course interface and progression scheme the author desires. Authors can create simple page-turners, as well as sophisticated branched navigation schemes, and anything in between.
Serious Games employ powerful motivational elements such as competition, humor, and the satisfaction of winning through applying a skill. e-ZStudio's Mind Games allow authors to utilize these elements and create enjoyable experiences from which learners gain knowledge.
e-ZStudio makes it quick and easy to migrate existing content created in PowerPoint into a e-ZStudio course. On top of various linking and embedding options of PowerPoint presentations, a presentation can be directly imported into a course with various options.
Courses can be easily organized by tagging and categorizing them. They can then be found by searching for a tag or a combination of tags any time a course needs to be selected.
e-ZStudio is proud to be a great supporter of e-Learning standards. e-ZStudio is fully SCORM 1.2, SCORM 2004 and AICC PENS conformant. These standards make it exceptionally easy for e-ZStudio courses to seamlessly integrate with standard Learning Management Systems. Performance data down to the test item analysis level is captured and passed on to the LMS for management and reporting purposes. A metadata editor allows for the creation of extended course related metadata, which the Learning Management Systems can use to better categorize and distribute the content.
Hosted or Installed
e-ZStudio is available as both an on-demand solution (ASP/SaaS) hosted on our servers, or as an installed solution on the customer's servers. The installed solution is ideal for customers such as banks, government departments, and other large organizations, which often disallow Internet access for security reasons. The hosted solution is ideal for small to medium size businesses. Note that both of these deployment options offer the exact same set of features.