February 22, 2014
This week I hosted Adobe Captivate Developer Anita Horsley in an eSeminar and was thrilled to learn a cool new tip. (Yup, even I didn’t realize that you could do this nifty little trick with your eLearning modules.)
Permit me to set the stage. You are building your latest learning module in Adobe Captivate. You know that the module is essentially four sections, one for each of three big topics and one for the final assessment. But it’s a long project, and you’ve got dozens, maybe even hundreds of slides. Every time you go to search for the start point of section 2 or three you find yourself scrolling the thumbnail section for Continue reading…
February 19, 2014
A few days back, I started exploring a cool new tool named Expresso to create short videos to share my thoughts and ideas with my friends and colleagues. It’s a pretty simple tool to create videos to explain concepts and ideas with the help of out-of-the-box video assets and adding text/drawings on the fly.
The best part I like about Expresso is Continue reading…
January 30, 2014
Adding closed captions to your eLearning courses is a basic requirement to meet accessibility standards like Section 508 and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. You can easily do so for your audio-based courses by adding narration to your screen, adding slide notes, and then converting those slide notes to closed captions.
But a little known fact is that you can have closed captions for slide videos as well. Watch this short tutorial to learn how to associate close captions with your videos embedded in Adobe Captivate 7 courses.
No time to watch the video? Need to take a look at some quick steps? Here you go… Continue reading…
January 28, 2014
Power in the Box
Sometimes you don’t want to turn the page. It’s typical in eLearning projects to assemble the module as a series of slides, and many times you can get all of the information that you want in a single slide, but sometimes, you want to provide optional information or include an opportunity for a simple, custom interaction that gives additional information. One really cool way Continue reading…
January 16, 2014
Case Study: Transforming the classrooms with Adobe Presenter
Description: Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh, Adobe eLearning Evangelist, as she shares her experience on how the Government School teachers from Bangalore were able to transform their traditional classrooms to collaborative classrooms with the help of Adobe Presenter. She will also show you how the school teachers were able to convert their PowerPoint presentations into interactive eLearning courses and instructional videos in few simple steps.
Topic: The Coolest Adobe Captivate Tips on the Planet
Description: Too many Adobe Captivate features are hidden and not well known. In this session, Joe Ganci, President at eLearning Joe, will show you many of the Captivate features you need to make the most of this powerful tool. Why is it important to know about those features? Using the layers of sophistication found in some of Captivate’s features means you will save a lot of time, deliver more engaging and personalized learning, and be able to tap into external resources more easily. Joe will also show you some of the Captivate features you need to make the most of this powerful tool, including how combining the use of variables, Advanced Actions, and effects will result in a useful example that you couldn’t create otherwise.
January 10, 2014
Whether you are working to impress the boss or to share your favorite game tips with friends, virtually everyone is looking to YouTube videos to catch and create the latest trends. In the past, creating great videos has been a difficult proposition, it’s difficult to imagine how you can go from average video surfer to top notch video creator, but it doesn’t have to be that difficult to make YouTube videos, thanks to a cool new tool from Adobe.
Adobe Presenter includes an amazing video recording tool that let’s anyone easily create amazing show and tell videos, by recording both a web cam and your computer screen at the Continue reading…
January 2, 2014
Topic: Go Mobile with Adobe Captivate 7.0.1
Description: The new update for Adobe Captivate 7 is loaded with enhancements to help you create stunning mobile learning courses using the HTML5 publish option. Join Suresh Jayaraman, Captivate Engineering Manager and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh, Adobe eLearning Evangelist, as they show you how to use the new mobile themes, create scalable HTML content, optimize the project size for mobile delivery, best practices, and much more. Register now!
Topic: The exciting new features and enhancements in Adobe Captivate 7.0.1
Description: Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh, Adobe eLearning Evangelist, to learn about the new features and enhancements in Adobe Captivate 7.0.1. She will demonstrate the enhancements related to HTML5, Advanced Actions, Variables, Color Swatches, new Millionaire interaction, and a few more enhancements.
December 20, 2013
Dear Adobe Captivate Month-to-Month Subscriber,
We sincerely appreciate your continued patronage of Adobe Captivate. We wanted to reach out to you in advance and notify you about some important changes in the product offering expected to come into effect very soon.
Starting January 14th 2014, Adobe will no longer offer the month-to-month subscription plan for Adobe Captivate. If you have purchased a month-to-month subscription and are on the auto-renewal plan, you will be able to renew your monthly subscription for Adobe Captivate only till January 13th 2014.
If you intend to buy a new month-to-month subscription plan for Adobe Captivate, you can do so only till January 13th 2014 and continue to use the product for one month till your monthly subscription expires.
Post expiration of your month-to-month subscription plan, you can continue to buy Adobe Captivate in the following ways:
- Buy the one-year subscription plan for Adobe Captivate ($19.99/month in North America) from Adobe.com.
- Buy the perpetual license for Adobe Captivate from Adobe.com ($899 in North America)
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this decision might have caused you or your business.
We came across some questions and clarifications on our above communication and have tried to sum up some of those, for your benefit Continue reading…
December 10, 2013
A free Mac Only update to Adobe Captivate 6, (Adobe Captivate 6.0.2) is now available for download and installation through the following link; http://www.adobe.com/support/captivate/downloads.html Mavericks users may download the update directly using this link.
Mavericks Installation instructions
To install the downloaded patch, you must first have Adobe Captivate 6.0.199 OR 184.108.40.206 installed. This update is Mac Only and corrects the failure to launch issue on OS X Mavericks. NOTE: IF YOU ARE ON 220.127.116.119 (If you are on Captivate 6 and already have Drag and Drop) this is NOT your update. The update for 18.104.22.1689 is expected in a couple of weeks. If you are on Captivate 7.0.1, you can use the above link to download your update, but be certain to chose the Captivate 7 update, not the Captivate 6 update.)
Once you’ve downloaded the patch, simply double click the downloaded file to install. (The installer file is called ‘AdobePatchInstaller.app’
Once the installation is complete, you will see a message stating that the update is complete: Click Close.
Launch Adobe Captivate, and choose Help > About Adobe Captivate. If the build number is displayed as 22.214.171.1245, then the patch has been installed successfully.
What about Captivate 7 and 6.1 users who want to update to OS X Mavericks?
The Captivate 7 update for OS X Mavericks users was previously released. You can find details here. We are working actively on a patch that is expected to allow Captivate 6.1 users to run their copy of Adobe Captivate on OS X Mavericks Operating Systems. We expect that updates to be available in December.
As always, please feel free to leave comments and questions in the section below.