September 24, 2014
This is an exciting time for eLearning developers. After what seems like an eternity of anticipation, mLearning is finally taking off, and now is the perfect time to hone up on the new skills you’ll need to bring your eLearning content to your mobile learners. While Adobe Captivate 8 has made authoring genuine mLearning for devices incredibly simple, there are a few new things to learn as you make the shift from authoring a single, static eLearning course to one that is just right for any device viewed from any orientation.
To help you get started, we (Allen and Pooja) have come up with a really cool workshop. We want to make sure that everyone who participates gets a chance to ask Continue reading…
August 12, 2014
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.
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.
July 25, 2014
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 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
- Download this file https://workspaces.acrobat.com/?d=wo37Ob7I-*v3IPc8UGHD*Q and unzip it. You’ll find an index.html file.
- Go to [INSTALLDIR]/HTML file location. For example:
- Windows: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Captivate 7\HTML.
- Mac: /Applications/Adobe Captivate 7/HTML.
- 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.
June 10, 2014
One of the most compelling new features in Adobe Captivate 8 is the ability to create location based learning, thanks to the added support for Geolocation. In this article I’ll describe my most recent adventure creating a simple location based learning example at the Australia Zoo, just outside of Brisbane.
I spent the last week in Australia. I arrived in Brisbane on Saturday, the first of June at about 7:30 in the morning with a mission in mind. I had high hopes that I might Continue reading…
May 20, 2014
In a stunning and welcome move, Adobe is announcing today a major update to their Adobe Captivate software. Captivate has been used by trainers and educators around the world for authoring online courses for more than a decade. In that time it has clearly become the industry leading tool for online course authoring (according to several eLearning Guild annual reports.) Mobile phones and tablets are quickly becoming the most common way to access the Internet and the Captivate team has reacted to Continue reading…
April 9, 2014
Creating Drag and Drop interactions in Adobe Captivate is fun and easy, but what if you want to really harness the power of Captivate’s Advanced and Shared Actions in conjunction with Drag and Drop? In this article I’ll explain and Continue reading…
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…
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…
November 20, 2013
Whenever software is updated I know I’m always eager to learn what is new and what is improved. I imagine that is the case for many people, so in that spirit I’ve compiled a list of the new and improved items included in the Adobe Captivate 7.0.1 update and I’ve added some context to help make sense of it all.
Mobile is one of the fastest growing areas in eLearning. If you missed my eSeminar on mobile learning last week, here’s a link to the Slideshare. The gist of my presentation: about half of all Continue reading…
November 15, 2013
Adobe’s award winning Presenter Video Creator has been enhanced with new tools designed to put interaction right into educational videos. Trainers and Educators alike are rapidly adopting Adobe Presenter thanks to it’s amazingly simple, show-and-tell video tool. Innovations in the video tool have been delighting users for more than a year now. Given the immediate popularity of the new learner intervention, tracking and collaboration tools were added to interactive projects, it shouldn’t be a surprise that Adobe has released an update that now provides users a tool that will let them embed learner tracking and collaboration right inside the videos.
I think the simplest way to explain this new workflow is to do so in pictures.
I’ve explained extensively here how to use Continue reading…
September 13, 2013
It’s no secret that Educators and trainers have been flirting with virtually any solution that will alleviate the doldrum of yet another mind numbing info-dump. Learners hate cycling through countless pages of online reading – only to be challenged with a ‘quiz’ to demonstrate that they’ve either read or already knew everything that was contained in the early pages of an online lesson.
One often considered method is ‘Gamification.’ Gamification is one of those Continue reading…