We are using dominKnow | ONE to create web-based training on a variety of cloud computing topics and skills. Since these topics are constantly changing, we need a tool that produces high quality output while being easy to learn and use, especially for engineers who won't make authoring their career. dominKnow | ONE hit the target for us.
The onboarding training we received from dominKnow made the ramping up process all the easier.
There is a lot to like with dominKnow | ONE. It is browser-based and keeps all files in the cloud, which is important as we often have student interns working on our eLearning projects. Review functionality is built in from the ground up; you don't have to be an author to provide comments, and it is easy to track how each comment is resolved. The Capture tool is fantastic, it allows eLearning developers to create software demoes without having to import/customize screen recordings made with another tool.
I like having the choice between Claro for fixed-pixel projects and Flow for responsive projects.
Finally, I found it very easy to customize the player with our corporate colours and branding.
dominKnow | ONE doesn't allow you to start text lines with spaces. This is a challenge as we deal in computer programming with very specific spacing requirements.
Thanks so much for the great feedback and review Peter. For your con item, a couple options are to add a characters in place of "spaces" and apply a course style that changes the color of those specific characters to match the background. You could also try the padding feature which will move it over.
As always we greatly appreciate your business and feedback to help make dominKnow|ONE great.
My overall experience with DominKnow|One has been great. I'm excited to be able to offer a responsive course output, and a solution that makes it easy to integrate xAPI. These are the two biggest asks from my clients. I'm really looking forward to seeing where I take my next big mobile course project.
I've really been enjoying learning DominKnow|One. One of my most favourite things about this software is the team access and review functionality. Specifically, I love that content is visible all the time, and accessible to the team. When someone is away on vacation, or leaves for other opportunities, the course they were working on it right there, available for someone else to take over or update. Along these lines, the course is always the latest version, so you don't have to search through files and iterations - no more opening and working on an old file! This functionality alone is worth the switch for teams that have multiple IDs and Devs working on projects. But what really excited me was that this software really does help me create truly responsive output for mobile use, unlike the other products that are more mobile friend rather than fully responsive.
My background is in tools like Lectora and Storyline, so my biggest challenge was understanding that the development is more like a webpage and less like a rapidly developed course. This was the biggest learning curve I had - learning the language associated with this and connecting it to what I already knew from other products. Luckily, DominKnow provided a really great training resource that helps drive your learning and adoption of the new way of doing things. I felt like I had a mentor helping me as I learned.
Thanks so much for the great feedback. Keep an eye out for the next release. We'll be adding even more built in widgets and another, even easier, authoring mode to get more folks with less experience involved in developing content. If you are interest in trying out the beta, ping us.
As a completely virtual team of designers, Dominknow provides us with ability to create high quality customized e-learning while supporting developing Instructional Designers and ensuring effective stakeholder review. The shared media library allows us to re-use assets and the relatively easy integration of variables allow you to create resources that previously would have required programming knowledge.
There is a learning curve for new authors as they learn the tool. However, this seems to be a common experience with all professional e-learning development software.
Thanks so much for the great partnership over the years Melissa. We love working with K12. You've probably already started to use the multiple authoring modes (to make it easier for SMEs and other non authors), but look for an even easier option than our Essentials mode later this year.
I thoroughly enjoy working in Dominknow and it's been quite easy to pick up. It's a great solution to other larger platforms that do not offer the same customer service. I hope to continue to see them grow in their functionality.
Dominknow makes it easy to work across teams and share progress on a project. It's cloud based platform makes saving easy and secure. I appreciate that since it's cloud based you always have the latest version versus accidentally opening an old version of a training on a desktop application. The responsiveness is incredible and unlike any other authoring tool.
Some of the functionality and tools was a bigger learning curve. The training provided is comprehensive, but I wish it was more interactive to allow you to practice these skills in a simulation.
Thanks so much for your feedback Kristine. Please drop me a line with more details about your suggestions for improving our training materials. You might also check out our community where we've begun to add even more helpful information https://community.dominknow.com
I was blown away by Dominknow Flow when I participated in a webinar to check it out. The automatic responsiveness and what seems like an infinite amount of customization options really are what convinced me. Our organization is always looking to improve the user-experience for different learning opportunities, and with Flow, users can feel like they are immersed more in a web site rather than a standard elearning course with "next" and "previous" buttons.
The templates that are provided are GREAT resources that allow you to start ahead of the game, and can give you ideas to build upon.
It took some time for me to get used to the differences between Flow and other authoring tools I had used, as there is a bit of a learning curve. Like anything else, if you approach it with an open mind, after a while things just started to click. I'm looking forward to more updates to Flow and Claro to see what else these guys have in store!
The automatic responsiveness for mobile; the templates; customer support
Thanks much for your review Jeff, your feedback and suggestions have been invaluable to our team. Learning to think "different" and "responsive" is a switch from the traditional e-learning approach, but it sure does pay off! We look forward to keep adding more features and templates for you in the future!
After working with dominKnow for several years, across multiple releases of its different authoring modalities (Claro, Flow, Capture) I have to admit that this solution, especially in its current integrated "dominKnow One" platform, is the best combination of advanced features, flexibility of configuration and ease of use.
dominKnow One is the most comprehensive eLearning authoring solution available on the market, which also includes robust collaborative features.
The security model does not allow creating hierarchical domains and security roles cannot be customised.
Thanks so much for the feedback on dominKnow|ONE. We've appreciated your business over the years and your great feedback as a customer has enabled us to continue to improve our solution.
One thing that saved us is when we needed to create a website page and we had a tight deadline. dominKnow got everything that we need in order to create the website.
This software is a great tool that helps us build eLearning content or website based pages with less time. The functionalities within the software are a good fit on what we need and it greatly boost our production time. It is easy to use and to understand if you're a beginner since there are a lot of helpful tips that you can get in their KnowledgeBase and online.
Can't say anything about a thing that I like least about. It's just that I think it needs to have more improvement when it comes loading the page. Overall it is a really good software.
Thanks so much for the great feedback Melvin. In terms of page load time, I know we've made some big improvements to that, but do ping me and let's see if we can't look to get even better!
Very happy with dominKnow and most especially happy with the support from the dominKnow team. If at any time me or my team has questions they are always willing to help.
I am not a training developer and I have not having experience working with an authoring tool. It was easy to just jump in and learn the product and be able to create some learning modules. Not having to have multiple licenses for reviewers has made it easy to add different people to review the material designed and love that it is xAPI ready.
Would love to see the search feature be more robust in the Knowledge Base template. Just simply does a full text search of all articles.
Thanks so much for the great feedback and partnership Louis. In terms of the search feature, I'm not sure you knew this, but search ALSO searches keyword and descriptions as well as full text. The next release also has some look and feel improvements too I would be happy to show you. If there is something else you are looking for, please let me know, we really appreciate your partnership and business.
Excellent e-learning tool which has the potential to be the number one, and I said above I explored many interactions related and using different technologies on the tool which made me amazed at the intuitive way that has been developed and supporting all the necessary technical needs.
NOT REALLY I Don't have any CONS
Thanks so much for the review Mohan. We've enjoyed having your company as a customer for the past 6+ years. Your organization continues to provide invaluable feedback that has helped us to create the solution we offer today!
Highly intuitive, Excelent learner engagement tools, Great translation features.
Assessment functionality can be improvised
Thanks so much for your feedback and continued partnership!
We are building competency-based modules and Dominknow One allows us to be creative with our projects and in the way that we present our content.
It is very easy to use. As a new user and a newbie to instructional design, it really helped ease my fear of working with this designing software.
There is nothing that I do not like. While I am still learning, the possibilities seem endless.
Thanks so much Niyoka for the review. It has been a great pleasure for dominKnow to partner with K12 over the years!
dominKnow ONE is the full meal deal & your imagination is your only limit. It addresses mobile responsive access, compliance issues, interactive video etc. and it's fund to use.
It's flexibility. The only limit to what you can do is your imagination. Luv the responsive aspect & the ability to preview things as you go along. It's also nice that there is support for Section 508, WCAG 2.0 Level AA, and WAI-ARIA compliance. The online help is great plus the ability to access their community portal to access information and ask questions. Interactive video - say no more :)
Flow design is a change but a great one. Nevertheless, those that do not handle change well might have a bit of a conceptual learning curve. Then again, if they do, they can create courses using Claro.
Clean and Professional looking, support is very responsive.
Flexibility of the objects and assets that you'll import.
Thanks so much Christian. Its been a real pleasure having you as a customer. Keep up the great feedback!
For responsive courses, the speed at which you can include advanced interactivity is amazing. You can quickly build something that looks very professional. There is a mental adjustment to the way it works, though. PowerPoint skills will not translate directly and you'll have to get out of the habit of right clicking for a menu. If you are interested in using xAPI there is nothing on the market that makes it as easy as dominKnow.
There is a bit of a learning curve with developing in the tool. I had to unlearn some workflow assumptions.
Thanks so much for the feedback Jonathan! We're especially glad to hear you are enjoying our xAPI support. Do let us know more about how you are taking advantage of it. We'll be out at iFest next week and love to share how customers are utilizing the capabilities.
We collaborate with SMEs and stakeholders all across the country on our elearning - most of whom are volunteers. An easy-to-use platform is critical to our success and Claro is just that. Robust features for development and simple sharing and review tools more than make up for the quirks here and there (mostly due to cross-browser compatibility). And the Domiknow customer support is tops in terms of helping customers overcome the inevitable bugs. Try getting that kind of help from Adobe!
Thanks so much for your feedback Amanda. We've definitely appreciated your business over the years and helping Boat U.S. Foundation to achieve their goals