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…
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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…
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…
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…
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.
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.
We recently released a free update for Adobe Captivate 7 and it includes some stunning new features and enhancements like support for iOS 7.0.3, Android 4.2 and later, Mac OS 10.9, and Windows 8.1, color swatches, lock size and position of objects, star shape, millionaire interaction, and this list doesn’t end here… The most awaited enhancements in this list are related to Advanced Actions and Variables. Let’s take a look that these enhancements in detail:
Copy actions across projects:
You can now copy an action, advanced action, and shared action into another project by copying the objects or slides associated with the actions and pasting them in the target project. While copying Continue reading…
Topic: Is it Possible to Predict & Enhance Learning with Big Data
Date and time: Wednesday, 4th December, 2013 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM US/Pacific
Description: Learner Intervention in Adobe Presenter 9 extends the social collaboration experience and integrates the traditional quiz outcomes to create a modern and powerful solution for analyzing the student learning outcomes in your course. But the analysis goes beyond simple display of statistics. The software is able to make recommendations, evaluate the probability that learners will succeed or fail, and ease the process of intervening for the trainer or teacher.
Finally educators and trainers have the power to detect early potential problems with learning and to intervene early – improving the chance that the student will meet and even exceed their expectations. In this session Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe Sr. eLearning Evangelist will demonstrate the Learning Intervention and Collaboration technology in Adobe Presenter 9, and discuss the state of Learning outcomes prediction, recommendation and intervention in eLearning today.
Topic: This is how I created an interactive eBook!
Date and time: Thursday, 5th December, 2013 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM US/Pacific
Description: Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh, Adobe eLearning Evangelist and DevLearn DemoFest 2013 winner, to learn how she created an Interactive eBook using Adobe InDesign and published using Adobe Digital Publishing Suite. She will also demonstrate how she created the eBook page layouts using Adobe Photoshop, HTML5 animations using Adobe Edge Animate, simulations, quiz questions, and interactions using Adobe Captivate, interactive web pages using Adobe Muse, and HD videos using Adobe Presenter Video Creator; and finally how she embedded them all in the eBook folio. Don’t miss the fun!
Topic: Is Knowledge Hoarding Costing Your Company More than You Realize? The connection between innovation and Knowledge Sharing
Date and time: Wednesday, 11th December, 2013 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM US/Pacific
Description: Have you ever heard a colleague proclaim, “If I’m the only one who knows how to do this, ‘they’ can never fire me.” We’ve all heard similar comments and perhaps even nodded along, or said the words ourselves. But what is the actual cost of this kind of environment of knowledge hoarding. Research in fact suggests that it cuts much deeper than just the upfront issues with bottle necks and heavy retraining costs. The most serious costs of a knowledge hoarding culture are that the institution is stifled when it comes to innovation.
Topic: Shared Actions for Mobile Learning
Date and time: Thursday, 12th December, 2013 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM US/Pacific
Description: Join Lieve Weymeis, Captivate Community Expert and Sarah Gilbert, Mobile Learning Expert as they show you how to build mLearning courses using advanced and shared actions in Adobe Captivate 7. They will share some tips on how to prepare and design content for mobile deployment and steps to build custom navigation for best use on mobile devices. They will also show you how to reduce the file size with advanced and shared actions. Register today!
Topic: Quizzing on the Go: mLearning Solutions for Quizzing
Date and time: Wednesday, 18th December, 2013 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM US/Pacific
Description: Have you found your learners expecting more and more mobile content from you? Wondering if you can create quizzes that will be as effective and as able to record outcomes when you deliver those quizzes on mobile devices? Worried about iPhones, iPads, iPods and Androids? Join Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist for this useful session explaining the nuances of delivering mobile quizzes. You’ll learn how to do it, when to do it, and why to do it.
If you’ve been looking for a formal hands-on training course to learn how to use Adobe Captivate and Adobe Presenter, but can’t find a suitable classroom training for it, enroll for these live online courses organized by Guild Academy.
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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…