June 27, 2016
Guest Blog by: Phil Cowcill, Senior eLearning Specialist at Department of National Defence
As most professional eLearning developers know, the user’s experience is very important to the learning process. It’s often what makes a good course a great course. It does take a little extra effort in order to make the experience better, but it is often well worth the effort.
One thing that learners get tired of is repetitive feedback. Even if you add qualitative feedback, wouldn’t it be nice if the first part of the feedback is automatically generated. This blog will step you through the process of creating random feedback for both the correct and incorrect answer.
Building the Captivate file
To start we need a file Continue reading…
March 11, 2016
Guest Blog by: Steve Haskin, Principal & Chief Creator at Industrial Strength Learning
Take a look at the screenshot below. Take a good look at it.
It looks simple, doesn’t it? Looks can be deceiving. While this might look like a really simple software program, it is most assuredly not. On this opening screen you can either continue working on a past project or click on the start a new project button (hint: It’s a plus sign and a film depiction in a green button at the bottom of the screen.
A lot of new video and Continue reading…
November 18, 2015
You may well have heard about Adobe’s new Learning Management System (LMS) – Adobe Captivate Prime. Prime is incredibly simple to use, and it’s fun to sign up for a free trial and easy to add courses, even get started sharing your courses with learners.
In a live demo of Captivate Prime this week, I included a number Continue reading…
November 16, 2015
Gone are the days when you had to use multiple objects and advanced actions to depict changing the state of an object in Adobe Captivate.
Here comes Adobe Captivate 9, with the power of multi-state objects. You can now convert any interactive or non-interactive object to a multi-state object. This will immensely help you in developing interactive content easily without using multiple objects, or “hide and show” techniques in a single project or slide.
You can add any number of custom states to both interactive and non-interactive objects. And for the interactive objects, you can also configure inbuilt states like normal, rollover, and down states for buttons; and dragstart, dragover, dropcorrect, dropincorrect, etc. inbuilt states for objects in drag and drop interactions, which are automatically triggered with the object actions.
Watch this video Continue reading…
September 14, 2015
Today Adobe released Adobe Presenter 11 and Adobe Presenter Video Express 11. Presenter Video Express is included with purchases of Adobe Presenter 11, but now you can subscribe to Presenter Video Express alone if you just want the video tool. In this post, I’ll tell you about both tools, describe what’s new, and share my favorite features.
Adobe Presenter 11 is a plugin for Microsoft PowerPoint that allows you Continue reading…
August 27, 2015
One of the greatest new features in Adobe Captivate 9 is the addition of a pre-production workflow for Captivate. In fact with the addition of Adobe Captivate Draft for pre-production design and storyboarding, and the addition of Adobe Captivate Prime (an all new LMS from Adobe) it is now possible to complete your entire eLearning production experience using the Adobe eLearning solutions.
Instructional Designers and eLearning developers generally begin their course design process by developing a plan for the course. Often they work with various stakeholders including subject matter experts, legal counsel, managers and others to develop a solution that Continue reading…
August 19, 2015
An introduction to Adobe Captivate Prime
Adobe Captivate Prime is a ground breaking new Learning Management System (LMS) from Adobe, aligned to modern business needs. Prime provides a one-of-a-kind learner experience, combining engaging gamification with a wonderfully simple learner interface – a unified fluidic player that adapts to serve every major type of media seamlessly. It was designed from the ground up with the learner in mind, and reacts to a strong demand in the LMS market to serve the needs of administrators and L&D teams. Most importantly, Adobe Captivate Prime easily provides actionable data that administrators can rely upon to tell Continue reading…
May 28, 2015
Looking for ways to prove your expertise in Adobe Captivate. Why not take the latest ACE exam from Adobe? The Adobe Captivate 8 ACE exam is available now. Check here for the details.
Adobe Captivate 8 ACE Exam Available now ACE EXAMS here
March 12, 2015
Last week I took a look at Five Common Mistakes in mLearning. This hour long eSeminar is available on demand here: http://adobe.ly/1MSKwpW
The session focused on mobile learning and helping you get started with creating your first courses for mobile Continue reading…
December 23, 2014
Adobe Captivate is a powerful eLearning authoring tool which allows you to create several types of engaging and interactive eLearning courses. To make the most of this tool, here are the top 5 productivity tips I’ve followed over the years. Go ahead and use them if you like. 🙂 Continue reading…
December 18, 2014
Check out this new course on Adobe Captivate Drag and Drop Interactions with me on Lynda.com. This course dives into the drag-and-drop feature of Adobe Captivate 8, focusing on creating interactive elements that are interesting and fun. You will learn how to build your first interaction, turn interactions into questions and practice activities, apply effects, categorize one-to-many and many-to-one objects for easy assembly, and add feedback and advanced actions that will take your drag-and-drop interactions to the next level.
Here’s the course introduction video: Continue reading…
October 20, 2014
Lynda.com has announced an Essential Training course on Adobe Captivate 8 by Aaron Quigley. It’s a great course for beginners and intermediate users to explore the Captivate authoring workflow and capabilities, and learn how to use the new features introduced in Adobe Captivate 8. This course is also very useful for folks who want to get started with responsive eLearning course creation with Adobe Captivate 8.
Here’s one of the videos from the course. Continue reading…