Web course development tools are software programs that facilitate the production of a web course. Most people use a web page editor program such as FrontPage or Dreamweaver rather than work directly with HTML, for example. There are also tools to enhance communication between the instructor and student(s) and among the students so you don't spend all day answering e-mail. There are templates that allow you to easily modify a syllabus from one semester to the next and tools that can make a class more interactive and easier to navigate. Learning to use a new tool takes time but most people discover the advantages are well worth the extra time.