November 18, 2014
I recently published an interactive eBook for creating responsive eLearning courses using Adobe Captivate 8. It was showcased during the DevLearn DemoFest 2014 event and I received a Best of Show – Vendor Entry award for it.
To read the eBook, follow this link on your iPad to download and install the Interactive eBooks app: http://bit.ly/ebookspooja
To learn about the creation process of the interactive eBooks, check out this post with detailed step-by-step videos to create an interactive eBook.
To take a look at this interactive eBook and the other DemoFest winning entries, register for the Best of DemoFest 2014 webinar.
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…
October 13, 2014
We’ve just released a free update for Adobe Captivate 8 with some great new enhancements and bug fixes.
To get the new update, open Adobe Captivate 8, and click Help > Updates and install the new update. You can also directly download and install the update from here.
Once the update is installed, your new Captivate version will be 220.127.116.11
Let me take you through some of my favorite Captivate 8.0.1 features and enhancements: Continue reading…
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…
September 9, 2014
With hundreds of people joining live for last weeks online seminar about the new Adobe Captivate 8 it’s clear that the eLearning industry is abuzz with excitement. I understand why. The ease of creating great mobile learning with the new Adobe Captivate is pretty astonishing. Here’s the link and description for last week’s online seminar in case you missed it.
Join Dr. Allen Partridge as he takes you through the power packed yet easy to use features in Adobe Captivate 8 which simplifies your eLearning authoring experience. Learn how to deliver high quality, seamless, responsive and device-aware learning experiences sans programming. Choose from a selection of out-of-the-box responsive themes to render customized content for multiple devices. Create award winning simulations, HD videos, interactive modules, games and more with Adobe Captivate 8. Whether you are a trainer, teacher, instructional designer or just someone who wants to create their own eLearning modules – this session is a must attend. Adobe Captivate 8 – minimum effort, maximum ease.
Here is your chance to establish a one-on-one relationship with the Adobe product teams and help us make your product experience better.
If you are currently an Adobe Presenter user or have been one in the past, we would love to hear your thoughts in this 5-minute usage survey.
August 18, 2014
With tons of devices in varied screen sizes being used by the trainees and employees, there is a dire need to make the content available on different devices. Thankfully Adobe Captivate 8 allows you to create responsive eLearning courses that can fit perfectly in different device sizes in both horizontal and vertical orientations. You can author as you always have—content will rearrange itself for the new tablet and mobile views. You can also tweak and/or design content for specific devices and use the in-product preview to see how your course will appear on various screens. And finally publish as a single project to automatically deliver the most appropriate experience for your learner’s device.
To make the most of responsive feature in Adobe Captivate 8, here’s a list of best practices you can follow: Continue reading…
August 11, 2014
Topic: Free your courses from the confines of a classroom with Adobe Presenter 10
Description: Join us to learn how to create courses and modules for your learners which no longer limit them to learn inside the class. Take advantage of Adobe Presenter 10 to create video lectures – replete with quizzes, games and interactions – and create them in a jiffy, right from your desktop. Let learners use modern day devices such as tablets to access your learning modules which you can publish to HTML5. Create HD videos in a few clicks, regardless of the AV capabilities of your computer. Edit videos in a jiffy using a 3 button interface. Also track content consumption and learner behavior using built in video analytics and LMS support.
Topic: Adobe Captivate 8 – One tool for all your eLearning
Description: Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to learn how to create all the eLearning you want with just one tool – Adobe Captivate 8. Create responsive multi-screen eLearning – HD product demos, software simulations, compliance and soft skills training OR publish your slides to HTML5, add games, quizzes and interactions. Do all of these and a lot more with just one tool.
Topic: Create legendary eLearning with Adobe Captivate 8
Description: Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to learn how to create all the eLearning you want with just one tool – Adobe Captivate 8. Create responsive multi-screen eLearning – HD product demos, software simulations, compliance and soft skills training OR publish your slides to HTML5, add games, quizzes and interactions. Do all of these and a lot more with just one tool. This session will be all about creating award-winning eLearning, without any programming.
August 8, 2014
Topic: Tips and Tricks for Creating Stunning Responsive Courses with Adobe Captivate 8
Description: Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to see a quick demonstration on how to create responsive eLearning courses with ease using Adobe Captivate 8. She will also share some best practices to tweak content for a specific device and use the in-product preview to see how your project will appear on various screens. And finally publish the course as a single project and automatically deliver the most appropriate experience for your learner’s device. Don’t miss it!
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://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/04868973-1b29-46f1-9047-2be1fb6ecb80 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.