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June 2, 2014

New to eLearning? Try Adobe Captivate 8!

Guest post by Coline Son Lee, Principal & Learning Strategist at Everest CS, Orange County, CA

How Adobe has broken the entry barrier to developing eLearning with a more powerful and responsive product!

As an eLearning developer, I am often asked by others considering making the leap from developing instructor-led training (ILT) to eLearning what is the “best” tool to learn/use. And this loaded question is often narrowed down to two options – Captivate or …?

CaptivateBoxShotMy response isn’t usually a simple one. I take the time to peel back the layers of their motivation to uncover and understand what the originator of the question is trying to accomplish. Will eLearning benefit your organization? What resources (budget, time, talent) are or will be dedicated to this endeavor? Once we get past this step of verifying the business case for eLearning, my recommendation is to take the plunge and learn Adobe Captivate.

A Robust Tool That Sets You Up for Success!

To help them understand my recommendation I use the analogy that using Captivate is like driving a “stick shift” or manual transmission car. Stick shift transmissions give drivers more control over the car’s power and fuel economy. Plus – once you learn to drive a “stick”, you pretty much set yourself up to drive any type of car. However, the same isn’t usually true when you do it in the reverse. Going from automatic to manual requires a new learning curve as the driver fumbles with the clutch to control the car. Likewise, there are many rapid development tools available for eLearning development, with varying levels of ease-of-learning, but like my car analogy, if you develop your skills with a robust tool such as Captivate, transitioning to any other tool is a breeze and development in a broad sense, more intuitive.

Captivate 8’s Street Cred Continue reading…

Posted by poojajaisingh12:02 PM Permalink
May 29, 2014

Training: Create stunning mobile learning courses with Adobe Captivate 8

Topic: Create stunning mobile learning courses with Adobe Captivate

Description: 

Have you always wondered –
1. How you could create mobile learning experiences which allow your learners to access all their eLearning seamlessly irrespective of which device they are on?
2. If you could have the power to preview how your content will look on your learners’ devices of varying screen sizes without physically having to test it on those devices?
3. Whether you need to create multiple eLearning courses for multiple devices to deliver mobile learning in its true sense?
If you have, you should be attending this webinar to get these questions answered and learn how with Adobe Captivate you can create truly stunning mobile learning courses for an audience that is mobile.

Recording link

Posted by poojajaisingh11:24 PM Permalink
May 23, 2014

Adobe Captivate 8 Reimagines Responsive eLearning for a Multi-device World

ResponsiveIn the web world, being responsive has become a norm. It’s considered uncool if you don’t have your website mobile- or tablet-friendly. As much as we have been trying to make our eLearning courses responsive, we have been facing a lot of challenges all these years. The main challenge is that an eLearning course is not like a big long web page that you need to make responsive. In eLearning courses, you are dealing with screen/slide based approach, which are essentially of fixed width and height. Also, the elements in an eLearning course are more complex than a web page. A web page carries text and images, and sometimes audio, video, and animations. But an eLearning course has a timeline-based approach, with objects appearing/disappearing based on timing or click of a button. There are interactive objects, overlay objects, embedded content, assessment questions, simulations, and playbar, besides the other media elements.

Attempts have been made to Continue reading…

Posted by poojajaisingh11:43 PM Permalink
May 20, 2014

The ALL NEW Adobe Captivate 8 Blends Authoring Ease with Game-Changing Mobile Support

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…

Posted by Allen Partridge12:56 PM Permalink
May 15, 2014

The Mobile Learning Tipping Point

Mobile LearningmLearning has been a buzzword in eLearning for decades. Nearly every year someone speculates that the time for mLearning has finally arrived – and just about that often we discover that still – very few people actually are producing their learning content for mobile devices. You can imagine then that it is with some trepidation that Continue reading…

Posted by Allen Partridge6:12 PM Permalink
April 23, 2014

Learn Adobe Captivate 7 from a World-Class Trainer

Maximize your productivity in creating quality eLearning content and get up-to-speed faster with this Captivate 7 course.

These step-by-step videos will quickly have you creating eLearning and mLearning lessons that include software simulations, demonstrations and soft-skills (compliance training). You will learn how to make your lessons engaging and interactive by creating quizzes, adding text captions, animations, videos, rollovers, clickable areas (buttons and click boxes), voice-over audio and sound effects. And you will learn how to publish your lessons for the widest possible audience including how to output both Flash (SWF), PDF and HTML5 (so that your lessons will play on such mobile devices as the Apple iPad).

We are offering $50 Off on the Captivate 7 course, you can take a Free 15-minute Sneak Peek here.

In case you missed the Captivate 6 course bundle offer ($79 for the $199 bundle) – you can view the Captivate 6 Course Bundle here.

For users who use images, HTML content and other assets in their eLearning courses, we have these popular Free Courses – Adobe Photoshop for BeginnersAdobe Dreamweaver for Beginners and Adobe Indesign for Beginners.

You can view our entire catalog of courses here.

 

Posted by Akshay Bharadwaj6:09 PM Permalink
April 9, 2014

Creating Advanced Drag & Drop Interactions with Adobe Captivate

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…

Posted by Allen Partridge12:47 AM Permalink
February 22, 2014

Organize your eLearning Projects: Grouping Slides in Adobe Captivate 7

hot markerThis 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…

Posted by Allen Partridge4:03 AM Permalink
February 19, 2014

Secret to Brew Cool Expresso Videos!

A few days back, I started exploring a cool new tool named Expresso to create short videos to share my thoughts and ideas with my friends and colleagues. It’s a pretty simple tool to create videos to explain concepts and ideas with the help of out-of-the-box video assets and adding text/drawings on the fly.

The best part I like about Expresso is Continue reading…

Posted by poojajaisingh3:54 PM Permalink
January 16, 2014

Training: Designing Captivate-ing Games using JavaScript, Advanced Actions, and Variables

Topic: Designing Captivate-ing Games using JavaScript, Advanced Actions, and Variables

Description: Did you know that you can create interactive games by using Adobe Captivate? Join Sreekanth Chakravarthy, Lead Learning Designer at IBM India, for an interesting session on how to create the classic Snakes and Ladders game by using JavaScript, custom effects and advanced actions provided by Adobe Captivate 7. Also, get some great tips and pointers on how to enhance the logic and create other engaging interactivities and board games.

Recording Link

Posted by poojajaisingh12:05 PM Permalink
January 10, 2014

How to easily make a great YouTube Video

pvc_001Whether you are working to impress the boss or to share your favorite game tips with friends, virtually everyone is looking to YouTube videos to catch and create the latest trends. In the past, creating great videos has been a difficult proposition, it’s difficult to imagine how you can go from average video surfer to top notch video creator, but it doesn’t have to be that difficult to make YouTube videos, thanks to a cool new tool from Adobe.

Adobe Presenter includes an amazing video recording tool that let’s anyone easily create amazing show and tell videos, by recording both a web cam and your computer screen at the Continue reading…

Posted by Allen Partridge11:45 PM Permalink
January 2, 2014

Training: Go Mobile with Adobe Captivate 7.0.1

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!

Recording Link

Posted by poojajaisingh10:16 PM Permalink
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