Content Authoring Tools Survey

Tools and technologies change rapidly, and in this course you’ll learn the critical transferrable skills needed to evaluate, understand, and quickly learn the basics of the typical authoring tools used by technical communicators. Rather than focus on the details of any one tool, you will have the opportunity to try and learn to assess which of today’s most widely used tools are likely to work best for your authoring situation.

Through lecture, discussion, demos, and hands-on projects, you will:

  • Demonstrate the core skills needed to understand and use authoring tools for three key technical communication deliverables: structured documents, online help, and screen-capture video
  • Understand the key considerations for evaluating tools for each type of deliverable
  • Develop each type of deliverable through three small projects

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