From smartbites, to courses to programmes.

Why use SmartAuthor?

SmartAuthor Features List

SmartAuthor is SkillGate's integrated training authoring suite.

At the touch of a few buttons, SmartAuthor lets subject matter experts create:

  • SmartBites and SmartFeeds (e.g. SmartCafĂ©)
  • online Tutorials
  • Coaching sessions
  • Certificated Programmes
  • SmartProjects (blended courses)

Authors can also upload and integrate third party SCORM courses into the Academy10 library or add SCORM elements to SmartAuthor Programmes.

SmartAuthor is 'object based' meaning that, not only is is quick to use, it is also easy to copy objects. Editing existing courses or creating group specific content is a piece of cake.

SmartAuthor suite allows Authors to support delegates on their programmes in real-time. The 'manager suite' for example, shows delegate progress; provides up to the minute score statistics; allows assignments marking and practicals asssessment; and forum management.

Online courses built with SmartAuthor can be used;

  • for all or selected groups within a Skillgate LMS
  • on third party LMSs using XST
  • or sold via public access

Standard features:

Programme Authoring Suite

WYSIWYG programme and session content authoring
7 programme types
Scalable features for Site Controller, LMS controller and Author
Object based for maximum flexibility



SCORM compliant


Object Based

Add text, video, sound, images, interactions, quizzes etc
Simple drag/drop Session object editing
Reuse & Edit objects


Programme Sequencing

Use Gates to control delegate progress on advanced programmes
Conditional Fork to other programmes
Auto re-registration after x days
Conditional Jump to other programmes
Set Prerequisites



Multiple Gate types offer multiple progress options
Include sequential (e.g. delegate/tutor) Sign Off
Integrate Coaching into programmes
Set completion to be based on multiple 'test' results



Multiple Test Formats
Include Explanations
Limits on Attempts on Questions and Test Retake
Add Tips
Allow Resume
Use multiple tests to create a final score
Set CPD points


Media Library

Upload and manage Media Assets and documents


Programme Audit

Integrity Checker
Changes Logs



Single Author - Multiple Editors



Managing Assignments Marking
Manage Authors
Auto identify problem delegates
Automated eMail Instructions and Reminders with custom emails
Manage Delegates & Delegate Progress



Publish for External Access
Create Programmes in XST formats
Publish to LMS Library


Survey Software

Add survey questions at any point as Session objects
Collate Survey data from multiple programmes
Report via Permissions based Intelligence reports



Specify certificate award conditions
Customise look of certificates