Top 7 Digital Learning Design tools you need to try today

Thu 27 Apr 2023

The eLearning industry is a fast-growing sector and has seen a sharp rise over the past decade.

Our reliance on tech in a post-pandemic world has placed the value of the eLearning industry at $315 billion.

Many of those in Learning and Development roles are turning to eLearning to create development courses for professionals. However, it can be difficult to determine the best digital tools for the ultimate digital learning experience.

We've narrowed down 7 of the BEST digital design and development tools for Digital Learning Designers to use for your next online learning course.

Host multiple learners at once


Cloudways is the perfect cloud hosting platform for digital learning designers to deliver eLearning courses. The website can host multiple forms of content, from videos, quizzes, presentations and more. 

Digital learning designers can use Cloudways to track student progress through analytics and can rest assured that the server is safe and secure. 

Key Features

  • High speed performance
  • Simple design
  • User friendly
  • 1-1 support
  • Highly secure.


$10-$96 per month. 

Keep students engaged with video tutorials


Camtasia is a software used by digital learning designers to edit videos and screen record eLearning courses. You can use Camtasia to make edits, annotations, callouts, animations and quizzes.

Camtasia has a built-in hosting option, which allows educators to easily share content with students. 

Key Features

  • Templates
  • Simple editing
  • Music
  • Audio recording
  • Camera capture.


The price for business individuals is £295 per year. 

Upskill learners with software tutorials

Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate is a powerful eLearning tool for developing course content. The software allows users to create content perfect for eLearning courses, from software simulations, scenario-based training, and gamified learning experience. We find Adobe Captivate is perfect for delivering software tutorials as it creates easy, instructional design for learners. 

Key Features

  • Interactive video
  • Multi-theme support
  • 360° learning experience
  • Video recording
  • Immersive VR learning.


The price for individuals is £33.96 a month.

Develop engaging course content

iSpring suite

iSpring Suite is a tool used by digital learning designers to design eLearning courses. The platform offers a range of templates and characters that can make eLearning an enjoyable experience for learners.

The software can be used to create quizzes, surveys, assessments and more, with a feature to analyse learning data. 

Key Features

  • Course templates
  • Video and audio narration
  • Characters
  • Icons and buttons.


Spring Suite packages start from £685.

Provide stimulating live student learning content

Articulate storyline 360 

Articulate Storyline 360 offers a range of interactive, real-time collaboration tools for digital learning designers; making it a perfect platform to deliver live, interactive training courses.

The platform offers a variety of interactive elements, such as quizzes, simulations and surveys and can be used on any device.

Key Features

Interactive slide templates

  • Built-in character library
  • Branching scenarios
  • Video recording and editing
  • Real-time collaboration and feedback
  • Virtual classrooms and breakout rooms.


Articulate Storyline 360 is priced at $1,399 per user, annually.

Team building training sessions 


Brainshark is a platform typically used to deliver team training sessions. It can deliver videos, slides and quizzes to make the session as engaging as possible, and it can provide analytics.

Key Features

  • Videos
  • Slides
  • Quizzes
  • Multiple-user interface
  • Customisation.


You must contact Brainshark for a personalised quote for your business. 

Improve student engagement with gamification


As a digital learning designer, you want to make sure your course content is fun and engaging. Kahoot is a multimedia eLearning platform that can allow digital learning designers to develop a range of interactive games for their courses. This includes leader boards, badges, images, videos, rewards and more.

Key Features

  • Create quick quizzes
  • Combine multiple Kahoots
  • Insert YouTube videos
  • Live hosting
  • Team or individual options.


Kahoot is priced at £17-£79 depending on which package you choose.

If you’re looking to learn how to develop digital learning design courses and want to learn more about the latest digital learning solutions, enrol in our Digital Learning Design course today to advance your career.

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