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Adapt from Can Studios - everything you need create beautiful, engaging, future-proof elearning content.

When our in-house course design team wanted to move on from using Articulate Storyline – so we could create truly mobile responsive online courses in HTML5 – we chose Adapt.


It’s now our first choice for creating high-quality, bespoke learning for our own clients because as well as being powerful and flexible:

  • it’s fully responsive – create, view and learn across mobile, desktop or even large format projection
  • courses are SCORM compliant – run them and track learner progress on a wide range of systems
  • it’s backed by industry leaders and an open source community – the Adapt Learning Project puts a wealth of talent behind evolving and testing the tool, which helps future-proof our work.

Read on for a full feature list for Adapt from Can Studios.

Right for you?

What’s best for your elearning content depends on things such as:

  • the level of technical expertise or support available
  • how and where your learners will access content
  • the type and extent of content
  • your requirements for assessment and data capture.

Compare Adapt from Can Studios to the open source tool – below – to help you decide.

Our courses are as likely to be completed in trucks and tractors as training suites, making fully mobile responsive content essential. That’s why we’ve authored our courses in Adapt from Can Studios since 2016 – and we trust them.

Neil Shepherd

Head of IT and Software Development

How do we compare?

We believe working in Adapt from Can Studios gives the best of both worlds: enjoy benefits of our commitment to the open source project combined with:

  • our own user-friendly interface and extra functions
  • expert support
  • fully serviced secure hosting.

We can’t speak for what other providers’ of Adapt-based services offer – but this comparison will give you a handy checklist of things to ask them.

 Can Studios service

Open source tool

Authoring tool itself

Web-based application accessed in browser – no need to install software 
Advanced mode – full-features and functionality for more experienced authors including ability to access to the course structure and menus
Lite mode – a slimmed down set of editing options, helpful for new or occasional users (eg subject experts making final amends)
Preview editor – see courses styled and laid out (and navigate around) as a learner will – while being able to add and delete page elements; edit page text and components in situ*
Quick switch to course preview –  even in Advanced mode
Responsive mobile authoring – access core functions to build and edit courses on tablet and mobile*
Automatic daily project backupsrestore single project  without losing the work done on others (seven days archive)
Manual backup on demand – take a snapshot of your project at any time with a single click
Aligned to open source Adapt Learning project – your tool won’t diverge from the community version (ensuring easy support and portability)N/A

Wrap-around service

Instant access free trial – your server will boot within minutesN/A
Screen share tutorial available – when trial starts and throughout subscription
Flexible plans – pay monthly and transfer licenses between staff if you need to N/A
Customer support from expert Adapt Learning project collaborators – we work closely with the Adapt Learning project, have access to the code database and influence the overall project direction
Full initial setup – we install, configure and test the Adapt framework and authoring tool on our servers, you just login
Secure hosting and daily server backups – provided via your own dedicated server dedicated instance 
Release of new features, plugins and bug fixes Monthly2 or 3 times per year

Courses made in Adapt

Run in any web-browser
Built in HTML5  
Wide range of HTML, making more sophisticated content possible
Display responsively on any device – from smartphone to big-screen projection
SCORM compliant – can be deployed and tracked on wide range of learner management systems
Direct and supported access to exclusive Can Studios presentation / question / graphic components and themes


*Build and edit text, graphic and multiple choice interactions; edit title and body text in other interactions; manage media assets.

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