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…
Navigating from a question slide based on the answer chosen is not only engaging but also proven method of teaching a topic or a concept. Doing this in Adobe Captivate is very easy by using the power of a property for Answer option called ‘Advanced Answer Option’. Watch the video below to learn more and let us know your thoughts…
CTRL SHIFT G While you have a gradient selected. That’s the shorthand version of today’s hot Captivate tip on Gradient Goodness. Gradient Fill was added to Adobe Captivate 5.5, and it’s so intuitive and easy to use that immediately I saw tons of people taking advantage of this quick, simple way to get more interesting looks in their projects. But one question that often comes up is what are those little Continue reading…
When I work with large projects, one of the challenges I face is to debug the project when something is not working correctly. The things that can go wrong are incorrect navigation, incorrect association of actions, number of attempts in question slides, etc. In such cases, one thing that I wish for is a dialog that shows all the interactions in my project. And there comes the Advanced Interactions Panel… a real time saver!
When we are working on a large course with many topics and sub-topics, it’s a good idea to include all the topics along with sub-topics on the menu page. But this can result into a content heavy screen and doesn’t give a neat look. In such a scenario we can add Spry Menu functionality on the menu page, where when you hover over the topic, the sub-topics appear and become accessible. Here’s an example screen with a Spry Menu. Hover over Menu A to see the hidden submenus.
Date and time: Thursday, Aug 25, 2011 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM US/Pacific
Description: Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to learn how to instantly update Flash applications used in Adobe Captivate projects, invoke Flash from within Adobe Captivate, and synchronize the files in Adobe Captivate and Flash with a single click.
Some of you might have noticed that when you record narration in Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 via SlideShow > Record SlideShow > Start Recording from Beginning and import this PPTX in Adobe Captivate, the slide narration is not available in project’s library. This was happening due to a small bug in PowerPoint 2010 which affected the file when Adobe Captivate attempted to convert PPTX to PPT.
The issue has been fixed by Microsoft Team and the fix is available at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2553916 . Please download and install the PowerPoint hotfix and you will be able edit the narration recorded in Microsoft PowerPoint within Adobe Captivate project.
We’ve just released a new patch for Adobe Captivate 5. This patch contains a new feature, and a few bug fixes.
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The issues fixed in this patch are:
An AICC-compliant Adobe Captivate course does not launch successfully if the web server on which the course is hosted, and the LMS, which is used to track to course, are on different domains.
When a SCORM-compliant course is launched, the SWF file hangs at the loading screen.
In a SCORM-compliant course, when the last button in the project is enabled for reporting, the slide duration and status are not updated correctly in the TOC when the project is played. Continue reading…
We had an awesome session featuring amazing contributions from Jayashree who handles the Captivate LMS integration and was an incredible source of information during the session. Also helping out were Continue reading…