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Muzzy Lane Author

  • By The Muzzy Lane Team
  • November 25, 2015

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WHAT IS MUZZY LANE AUTHOR?

Muzzy Lane Author is the fastest way to create dynamic content. It’s a cloud-based authoring service with tools for building game-based activities and assessments.

WHO’S USING AUTHOR?

Do-it-yourself educators, instructional designers, subject matter experts, and trainers use Author to build dynamic content.
Students and lifelong learners use these dynamic activities and assessments to practice skills, apply what they’ve learned, and roleplay jobs.

HOW CAN MUZZY LANE AUTHOR HELP DRIVE BETTER STUDENT OUTCOMES?

Using Author, you can create real-world situations in which it’s safe to fail and success is always within reach. The ability for your students to play activities anytime, anyplace, on any device encourages self-directed learning and increases time on task. Real-time assessment and analytics allow students and instructors to make the adjustments that will lead to success.

WHO ELSE CAN USE AUTHOR?

In a word: you. The technical skill required is no more than that of a typical word processor or presentation tool. For the same amount of effort you put into developing presentations, you can build active learning experiences that increase student engagement.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO CREATE AN ACTIVITY USING  MUZZY LANE AUTHOR?

With Author, you can produces activities in hours that used to take weeks or months. In as little as the time it takes to read the text on this page you can use one of the templates to create and share an activity via a web link. And it’s easy to edit your activity if you want to add videos, photos, and other rich media later on.

IS MUZZY LANE AUTHOR TARGETED AT SPECIFIC COURSE AREAS OR GRADE LEVELS?

No. Muzzy Lane Author lets you add any content you’d like, for any subject across K-20.

HOW DO I DELIVER ACTIVITIES CREATED IN AUTHOR?

We’ve designed Muzzy Lane Author to be mobile first. Share and play Author-built activities on desktops, tablets, and mobile phones. Author activities are web-based, playable on any operating system.

DOES MUZZY LANE AUTHOR INTEGRATE WITH BLACKBOARD, CANVAS, AND OTHER LMS?

Yes. Author activities use IMS Global’s Learning Tools Interoperability, the standard by which game-based learning and other rich content tools integrate with Learning Management Systems.

ARE AUTHOR GAME-BASED LEARNING ACTIVITIES BUILT WITH ACCESSIBILITY IN MIND?

Yes. Author’s templates are in full compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act.  Learn more about our Accessibility Policy.

WHO WILL TRAIN ME?

We will. Learning to use Muzzy Lane Author and integrating it into your workflow is fast and cost-effective. The time it takes your team to learn the tools is quickly offset by the ability to rapidly create prototypes, share, edit, and deploy activities as a part of your course development.

 WHAT ABOUT MUZZY LANE AUTHOR AS A MAKER TOOL? ARE YOU PLANNING TO MAKE AUTHOR AVAILABLE FOR USE IN CLASSROOMS BY STUDENTS AND INSTRUCTORS?

Not immediately but yes, eventually. Muzzy Lane Author has great potential as a maker tool. We will have more announcements about this in the future.

DOES MUZZY LANE STILL DO CUSTOM GAME DEVELOPMENT WORK?

Yes, and Muzzy Lane Author is now an integral part of any custom work we do. Whether by using the tools directly, or as part of a larger custom simulation, our goal is to give you complete control over your content so you can create, edit and share it immediately, without having to wait for a 3rd party before you can implement changes and updates.

HOW DO I GET STARTED?

Get in touch with us by sending your name, organization, and area of interest to author@muzzylane.com. We look forward to hearing from you and engaging in a dialog about game-based learning.

 

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