September 16, 2014

Adobe Learning Summit 2014 is here!

ALS2014It’s that time of the year again, when we showcase the best and innovative Adobe ideas to help learning professionals take the lead and explore new frontiers.

The Seventh Annual Adobe Learning Summit is scheduled for October 27, 2014 at Bellagio Las Vegas; and is co-located with DevLearn 2014 conference and expo. At this event, you’ll get a chance to meet Adobe community experts, industry luminaries, experienced eLearning and education professionals, and the engineering team at Adobe.

The main attraction of the event will be Continue reading…

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September 15, 2014

Online learning becomes online marketing

thinkBuzanCheck out this new case study – it explores how ThinkBuzan expanded their business opportunities by creating engaging eLearning an mLearning with the new Adobe Captivate 8.

Rapidly producing visually compelling e-learning content is helping a pioneer in visual thinking sell its innovative software applications. ThinkBuzan uses Adobe Captivate to educate potential Continue reading…

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September 9, 2014

Seminar now available – The new Adobe Captivate 8 – With great power comes great ease

aZooWith hundreds of people joining live for last weeks online seminar about the new Adobe Captivate 8 it’s clear that the eLearning industry is abuzz with excitement. I understand why. The ease of creating great mobile learning with the new Adobe Captivate is pretty astonishing. Here’s the link and description for last week’s online seminar in case you missed it.

LINK: http://adobe.ly/YtoWDX

Join Dr. Allen Partridge as he takes you through the power packed yet easy to use features in Adobe Captivate 8 which simplifies your eLearning authoring experience. Learn how to deliver high quality, seamless, responsive and device-aware learning experiences sans programming. Choose from a selection of out-of-the-box responsive themes to render customized content for multiple devices. Create award winning simulations, HD videos, interactive modules, games and more with Adobe Captivate 8. Whether you are a trainer, teacher, instructional designer or just someone who wants to create their own eLearning modules – this session is a must attend. Adobe Captivate 8 – minimum effort, maximum ease.

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August 18, 2014

Super 7 Tips To Create Responsive Courses with Adobe Captivate 8

ResponsiveWith tons of devices in varied screen sizes being used by the trainees and employees, there is a dire need to make the content available on different devices. Thankfully Adobe Captivate 8 allows you to create responsive eLearning courses that can fit perfectly in different device sizes in both horizontal and vertical orientations. You can author as you always have—content will rearrange itself for the new tablet and mobile views. You can also tweak and/or design content for specific devices and use the in-product preview to see how your course will appear on various screens. And finally publish as a single project to automatically deliver the most appropriate experience for your learner’s device.

To make the most of responsive feature in Adobe Captivate 8, here’s a list of best practices you can follow: Continue reading…

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August 12, 2014

Training: Sharp video lectures, sharper analytics – Be an A-list Educator!

Topic: Sharp video lectures, sharper analytics – Be an A-list Educator!

Date and time: 9th October 2014, 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM PT

Description: Join Dr. Allen Partridge for this practical session focused on how to create and package great video lectures for all your eLearning needs. You’ll learn how to quickly and easily create professional quality videos from the comfort of your desk. Learn to attach a social discussion thread to your learning videos and to monitor, moderate and track student contributions to the video lessons. You’ll also learn how to use the Adobe Learner Dashboard to track student’s interactions with your videos. Finally, learn how you can associate a quiz with the video and even automatically track your learner’s performance.

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Training: Create Video lectures for distance learning, MOOCs, Flipped Classrooms

Topic: Create Video lectures for distance learning, MOOCs, Flipped Classrooms

Date and time: 4th September 2014, 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM PT

Description: Join Dr. Allen Partridge for this practical session focused on how to create and package great video lectures for all your eLearning needs. You’ll learn how to quickly and easily create professional quality videos from the comfort of your desk. Learn to attach a social discussion thread to your learning videos and to monitor, moderate and track student contributions to the video lessons. You’ll also learn how to use the Adobe Learner Dashboard to track student’s interactions with your videos.

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August 11, 2014

Training: Free your courses from the confines of a classroom with Adobe Presenter 10

Topic: Free your courses from the confines of a classroom with Adobe Presenter 10

Date and time: 25th September 2014, 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM PT

Description: Join us to learn how to create courses and modules for your learners which no longer limit them to learn inside the class. Take advantage of Adobe Presenter 10 to create video lectures – replete with quizzes, games and interactions – and create them in a jiffy, right from your desktop. Let learners use modern day devices such as tablets to access your learning modules which you can publish to HTML5. Create HD videos in a few clicks, regardless of the AV capabilities of your computer. Edit videos in a jiffy using a 3 button interface. Also track content consumption and learner behavior using built in video analytics and LMS support.

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Training: Adobe Captivate 8 – One tool for all your eLearning

Topic: Adobe Captivate 8 – One tool for all your eLearning

Date and time: 18th September 2014, 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM PT 

Description: Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to learn how to create all the eLearning you want with just one tool – Adobe Captivate 8. Create responsive multi-screen eLearning – HD product demos, software simulations, compliance and soft skills training OR publish your slides to HTML5, add games, quizzes and interactions. Do all of these and a lot more with just one tool.

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Training: Create legendary eLearning with Adobe Captivate 8

Topic: Create legendary eLearning with Adobe Captivate 8

Description: Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to learn how to create all the eLearning you want with just one tool – Adobe Captivate 8. Create responsive multi-screen eLearning – HD product demos, software simulations, compliance and soft skills training OR publish your slides to HTML5, add games, quizzes and interactions. Do all of these and a lot more with just one tool. This session will be all about creating award-winning eLearning, without any programming.

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August 8, 2014

Training: Tips and Tricks for Creating Stunning Responsive Courses with Adobe Captivate 8

Topic: Tips and Tricks for Creating Stunning Responsive Courses with Adobe Captivate 8

Description: Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to see a quick demonstration on how to create responsive eLearning courses with ease using Adobe Captivate 8. She will also share some best practices to tweak content for a specific device and use the in-product preview to see how your project will appear on various screens. And finally publish the course as a single project and automatically deliver the most appropriate experience for your learner’s device. Don’t miss it!

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July 25, 2014

Update on Captivate HTML 5 content playback issue in Google Chrome Browser.

HTML 5 courses published from Adobe Captivate freezes  on the latest versions of Google Chrome Browser – 36.0.1985.125. We have investigated the issue and our findings are listed below . BTW ,we are still continuing to investigate if there any potential issue which is unknown at the moment  and will keep you folks posted.

So far, we have found the following issues:

  • Issue 1: HTML 5 content freezes on launch in Chrome 36 with a JavaScript error.

Reason: The support for deprecated methods ,noteOn and noteOff in the Web Audio API has been removed in the latest chrome update. These methods were deprecated in the standard a year ago but modern browsers still  support  these methods and the support was present in chrome till version 35. With Chrome 36, the support for these methods has been removed which results in content freeze and JavaScript errors:

  • Issue 2: Slide backgrounds with gradients may not appear correctly.

Reason: Captivate uses SVG support to draw slide backgrounds.The w3c draft for SVG: http://www.w3.org/TR/SVG/struct.html#SVGElementWidthAttribute states that if width and height of SVG element is unspecified, the value should be internally treated as 100%. So, the SVG should be drawn on the entire rectangle. Chrome version 36 requires  width and height to be explicitly specified due to this change, slide backgrounds may not appear correctly.

The good news is we have the fix for the above two issues and the steps to patch captivate are below

  1. Download this file https://workspaces.acrobat.com/?d=wo37Ob7I-*v3IPc8UGHD*Q    and unzip it. You’ll find an index.html file.
  2. Go to [INSTALLDIR]/HTML file location. For example:
    1. Windows: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Captivate 7\HTML.
    2.  Mac: /Applications/Adobe Captivate 7/HTML.
  3. Replace the index.html present in the above location with the downloaded file.

Launch Captivate and from now on HTML 5 content will playback without any issues in Chrome 36. The fix is applicable to both version 7 and 8.

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