We have released an update for Adobe Captivate — version 6.0.1 (Build 240), which is available for download through Help Menu > Updates… This is available for Windows as of now, we will have the Mac version soon. A bunch of key issues are addressed through this update including the following fixes.
Output from Trial version - Before this update, content created through trial version of Adobe Captivate 6 would expire in 30 days from the project creation. With Adobe Captivate 6.0.1, the published outputs will expire in 30 days from the date of Publishing. Continue reading…
Creating realistic and useful simulations of software applications for training can present a significant challenge. Join Adobe eLearning Evangelist, Dr. Allen Partridge for a discussion and demonstration of the industry leading tool for software capture and simulation. Learn how to create and customize basic application simulations with Adobe Captivate 6.
One thing I notice when hosting workshops is that the first time users try to insert character images, the end product looks about the same for all users: they use the character as an avatar and the full character (head to toe) is in the viewable area. Continue reading…
Description: Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to learn about the new enhancements in Multi-SCO Packager in Adobe eLearning Suite 6. Watch as they combine content created from products within the eLearning Suite, like Adobe Captivate 6, Flash Professional CS6, Dreamweaver CS6, and Adobe Presenter 8 and then publish the course to SCORM 2004 LMSs, and track module-specific results effortlessly.
During this session, we will discuss:
Creating SCO from Adobe Captivate 6, Adobe Presenter 8, Adobe Dreamweaver CS6, Adobe Flash CS6, and Adobe Acrobat X
Combining the SCOs from different applications into a single SCO using Multi-SCO Packager’s two new templates.
Date and time: Wednesday, 26th Sept, 2012 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM US/Pacific
Just downloaded Adobe Captivate 6 and want that perfect starter tutorial? Looking for more info before you launch your first course module? Join Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist for this handy introduction to creating your first course module in Adobe Captivate 6. Aimed at beginners, this session will guide you through the basic steps of course creation, demonstrate how to add your own content to a project and integrate quizzes. You will learn to publish your content and even get a good sense of how to deploy it to a learning management system.
In this one hour introductory session on grouping and Advanced Actions within Adobe Captivate 6, Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist will demonstrate the process of creating, grouping, and manipulating through Advanced Actions elements in a lightbox window. Learn to make your projects shine with attractive popover lightbox windows, and how to control the elements in those windows individually or as a group using behind the scenes actions to guide and facilitate your learners.
Description: Join Josh Cavalier along with Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to learn how to create eLearning content for mobile devices using Adobe Captivate, publish it to HTML5 format, and deliver on iOS and Android devices. You will also learn how to send scoring data for your HTML5 courses to leading SCORM- and AICC-compliant LMSs and track learner progress.
I’m excited to be bringing you the first sneak peek of Adobe eLearning Suite 6! One of the major enhancements to the suite is the new and improved Multi-SCO packager- where you not only can combine SCOs from multiple products in Adobe eLearning Suite but can now also make it more engaging with Pre-test and Post-test scenarios. Want to know more about it? Watch the video below and let us know your thoughts on this exciting new feature.
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Topic: “So, what were the right answers, anyway?” Using Advanced Actions and Variables for Quizzing
Description: Have you ever taken a quiz, passed with 80%, but wondered about the 20% you got wrong and why? In many quizzes, as soon as a learner passes a quiz, the course ends and the learner may never find out what the right answers were on the ones they missed — a serious missed learning opportunity for the curious and the conscientious. This session shows one method to quickly and elegantly show the user which question(s) he answered incorrectly and what the correct answer is. Get ready for a dive into conditional variables and a handy tool in the quiz panel you may have overlooked in the past: triggering an advanced action based on a correct or incorrect answer.
Adobe Captivate 6 lets you record your screen or applications as High Definition (HD) videos and then add transitions or pan & zoom effects to make the videos more engaging. You can also publish them directly to YouTube or save them as MP4 files.
But what If you want to have questions slides or training slides? What if you require reporting to LMS? This is when you need to combine the videos with a regular Adobe Captivate project (CPTX files).
One way of combining videos and Captivate projects is by recording a Video Demo, doing all the required changes, publishing it, and then inserting the published video in the project as a Slide Video.
The disadvantage in this way, however, is, even if you need slight modifications to the video, you need to rerecord, republish, and then reinsert the modified video in the project… This can be time-consuming especially if your video is lengthy.
So, the best way to combine video demos with for such cases is to record the demo from within the CPTX file. The video will be inserted on a separate slide and you can start editing the video with a single click.
Here’s how we do that:
Start with a regular CPTX project
Choose Insert -> Recording Slide or click on the Record Additional Slides button (red button) on the top menu. Continue reading…
Depending on your perspective, Microsoft PowerPoint is either the birthplace or deathbed of eLearning. Few issues in online learning inspire such deep and divisive disagreement. The core of the problem is in many ways tied to the debate between didactic instruction (think one teacher or trainer giving a lecture) and discovery based education (think simulations, scenarios and self-teaching.)
The truth is that there is some merit to both approaches and that we don’t have to push one approach away in order to embrace the other.
For many years eLearning authors have used Microsoft PowerPoint to create Continue reading…
If you’re feeling the heat from your learners and your management to provide mobile (think iPad etc) versions of your eLearning courses but have been baffled by how to do it without breaking the bank, Adobe Captivate 6 is the solution to your problem. Long hailed as the industry leader in eLearning with about 70% of eLearning professionals identifying Captivate as top tool for many years, the just launched Adobe Captivate 6 takes the mystery out of publishing mLearning. In fact it enables you to publish both your mLearning and your Continue reading…