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November 26, 2013

75% Off On Adobe Captivate 6 Courses

The Beginner Adobe Captivate training course 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), typing areas, voiceover 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) and HTML5 (so that your lessons will play on such mobile devices as the Apple iPad).

If you’re looking for continued Adobe Captivate training, this Advanced Adobe Captivate 6 course will teach you to improve your screen recording skills via projects templates and pre-editing your text captions. You will enhance your production skills by learning about object styles, master slides, themes, and advanced actions. You will learn to create, insert, and edit variables that will enrich the learner experience, and you will learn how to create branching scenarios that will enable learners to plot their own learning path. You will learn to collaborate with team members using Captivate’s powerful commenting capabilities. You will ensure your eLearning and mLearning output can be accessed by people with disabilities by adding such 508-compliant features as accessibility text and closed captions. Finally, you will learn about SCORM, AICC, SCOs, Manifests and how to upload published lessons into an LMS.

These 2 courses are taught by Kevin Siegel. Kevin spent five years in the U.S. Coast Guard as an award-winning photojournalist and has more than two decades experience as a print publisher, technical writer, instructional designer and eLearning developer. He is a certified Adobe technical trainer, has been a classroom instructor for more than 20 years and is a frequent speaker at trade shows and conventions.

You can also try our Free What’s new in Captivate 7 and What’s new in Presenter 9  courses. We are working on getting comprehensive Adobe Captivate & Presenter courses on Adobe KnowHow.

All courses are 75% Off on Adobe KnowHow till Jan 1, 2014. Use the Coupon HOLIDAYS75 to redeem this offer for any course.

Happy Holidays!

Posted by Akshay Bharadwaj5:39 PM Permalink
November 21, 2013

The eLearning Guild Academy announces live online courses for Adobe Captivate and Adobe Presenter!

academy_150If 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.

Here are the details: Continue reading…

Posted by poojajaisingh4:03 PM Permalink
November 20, 2013

What’s new and what’s Enhanced in the Adobe Captivate 7.0.1 Update?

CP7_boxshot_3in_shadowWhat’s New
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
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…

Posted by Allen Partridge3:07 AM Permalink

ANNOUNCE: Adobe Captivate 7.0.1 Update with support for OS X Mavericks now Available

A free update to Adobe Captivate 7, (Adobe Captivate 7.0.1) is now available for download and installation through the Adobe Update Manager. Users of Adobe Captivate 7 who are not using Mavericks may update from the help menu in Captivate. (Help: Update) Mavericks users may do so via the Adobe Update Manager or download the update directly using this link. Please NOTE: This update requires that you delete the Layouts folder before launching Captivate 7.0.1. (You should make a backup copy of your original Layouts folder following the instructions below.)

Mavericks Installation instructions

To install the downloaded patch, you must first have Adobe Captivate 7 installed. If you are using an operating system that is pre OS X version 10.9, you can just download the update from the update manager in Captivate.(Help: Updates)

Important: Before using Adobe Captivate 7.0.1, ensure that you make a backup of the Layouts folder and delete it.

Layouts folder are present at :
Windows Location: C:\Users\Public\Documents\Adobe\eLearning Assets\
Mac Location: /Users//Documents/My Adobe Captivate Projects/

Once you’ve downloaded the patch, simply double click the downloaded file to install.
When the installation is complete, you will see a message stating that the update is complete: Click Close.

Verification

Launch Adobe Captivate, and choose Help > About Adobe Captivate. If the build number is displayed as 7.0.1.237, then the patch has been installed successfully.

What about Captivate 6 and 6.1 users who want to update to OS X Mavericks?
We are working actively on a patch that is expected to allow Captivate 6 and 6.1 users to run their copy of Adobe Captivate on OS X Mavericks Operating Systems. We expect those updates to be available in November or December.

As always, please feel free to leave comments and questions in the section below.

Posted by Allen Partridge12:34 AM Permalink
November 15, 2013

3 Navigation Player Options in Adobe Captivate 7

shawn_pro_pic.jpgGuest Blog Post by By Shawn Scivally (eLearning Brothers)

Brother Shawn is the co-founder of eLearning Brothers. Along with my brother Andrew, we create awesome eLearning stuff. Specializing in eLearning Templates, games, page layouts, cutout people pictures, interactions, quizzes and much more. Having much success, and now being a trusted brand in the eLearning industry—we are an award winning eLearning development team.

Do you know you have options for navigation player skins in Adobe Captivate 7? It can be extremely Continue reading…

Posted by Allen Partridge5:57 AM Permalink
November 4, 2013

Check out this award-winning interactive eBook!

best-of-show-vendor-badgebest-open-entry-badgeLast month at DevLearn 2013 conference, I participated in the 9th Annual eLearning DemoFest event and showcased an Interactive eBook for iPad on how to use Adobe Presenter to create eLearning courses. There were 81 participants at DemoFest showing off their latest and greatest development efforts, offering the DevLearn conference attendees an opportunity to see a wide variety of solutions to common eLearning challenges, and information about the tools, technologies and processes they used to build them. And the good news is that we won Best of Show-Vendor and Best Open Entry awards for the interactive eBook on Adobe Presenter. Continue reading…

Posted by poojajaisingh2:05 PM Permalink
October 30, 2013

A3C System Downtime

Update – The upgrade is completed and system is up. You can start using the system.

 

Adobe Captivate Course Companion (A3C) system will be down for approximately 24 hours starting at 0000 hrs (PST) on 31st October, 2013. This is required for a critical update of the back-end software. Please plan accordingly. We apologize for any inconvenience.

 

-A3C Team

Posted by Ashish Garg7:16 PM Permalink

Training: Things you thought you could never do with Advanced Actions and Variables

Topic: Things you thought you could never do with Advanced Actions and Variables

Description: Shhhhh! It’s a secret, which will be revealed during this exciting session on Advanced Actions and Variables, where Dr. Pooja Jaisingh will demonstrate how to make the most of this feature in Adobe Captivate 7 and a lot of things that you never knew you could do with Advanced Actions. Register now to secure your seat!

Recording Link

Posted by poojajaisingh7:09 PM Permalink

Training: Tracking Learner Interaction in Video-based Courses with Adobe Presenter 9

Topic: Tracking Learner Interaction in Video-based Courses with Adobe Presenter 9

Description: Now-a-days, video is considered the best form of content delivery. There is a video available for almost everything. Even the trainers and educators are adopting this form of content delivery but there are some questions that plague their minds: Are my students watching the videos? Are they watching the videos more than once? How much are my students learning from these videos? Are these videos effective? Do the students have any doubts about the concepts they are being taught in the video? Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh in this interactive session to get answers to all these questions and more.

Recording Link

Posted by poojajaisingh7:05 PM Permalink
October 28, 2013

How to Convert Microsoft PowerPoint to HTML5 (web pages)

In this article you will learn how to easily convert your PowerPoint slides into web enabled presentations using HTML5.

What you’ll need
You will need a Windows or Macintosh computer and a copy of Adobe Captivate. (You can download a free 30 day trial of Adobe Captivate here.)

Step 1
Create a PowerPoint slide deck in Microsoft PowerPoint and save it. Remember where you saved your PowerPoint slide deck.

Step 2
Open Adobe Captivate. If you are on a Mac, you’ll find your installed version of Captivate under Applications. If you are on a Windows computer, you’ll find it under the Start Menu.

Step 3
Choose File: New Project: Project From Microsoft PowerPoint
newFromPowerPoint

Step 4
A dialog box will open. Chose the PowerPoint slide deck.

Step 5
Adobe Captivate will open a dialog to let you preview the import. Click the Okay button to continue importing and converting your slide deck.
importCpPptdialog

Step 6
Select File: Publish from the menus.

Step 7
In the publish dialog, select the SWF/HTML5 tab (top left). Then set the output format to HTML5 (you can turn off SWF.) Finally, click publish.
html5publish

Your published HTML5 web page will now be available. But if you’ve never worked with HTML or HTML5 before it might not look the way you expected. Web pages are stored as individual elements (like graphics etc.) and a set of instructions in a text file that is usually called ‘index.html’

To put your new web slide show online you’ll want to copy the folder with your converted PowerPoint deck into your web server. By Default, Captivate publishes files into a folder called ‘My Adobe Captivate Projects’ in your Documents folder. Here’s a view of the PowerPoint that I just published, shown as a folder inside that directory.

whereAreMyFiles

As always, don’t hesitate to share your ideas, comments and questions in the discussion section below.

Posted by Allen Partridge11:46 PM Permalink

Adobe Learning Summit & Dev Learn 2013 – What’s the Buzz?

300x250px_static banner_opt-5One of the best things about going to conferences is that we get to hear from colleagues around the world and see what they’ve been up to. Last week in Las Vegas, eLearning Developers, educators and trainers from around the world gathered to share industry trends, the latest techniques and teaching / training methods and to learn from one another at the Adobe Learning Summit (Monday) and at DevLearn, the annual eLearning Guild event during the remaining week.

teamAtALSThe Adobe eLearning Team was out in full force to host the Adobe Learning Summit on Monday. We kicked off the day with a keynote from Author and Continue reading…

Posted by Allen Partridge9:46 PM Permalink
October 16, 2013

Drag and Drop Interaction with Audio Feedback for Incorrect Responses

Incorrect feedbackI’m busy prepping for my concurrent session at Adobe Learning Summit on Monday, 21st October. During this session, I’ll be sharing some cool tips on how to use the drag and drop interaction in Adobe Captivate 7. And guess what… It’s becoming really difficult to wait until Monday to share all these amazing tips, so here’s one of them, just for you! :)

When you add a Drag and Drop interaction, you get the ability to add a generic audio feedback for correct and incorrect answers. This audio feedback gives an indication to the learner if the response was correct or incorrect, but they don’t get to know why the option was correct or incorrect. In these interactions, it will be beneficial for the learners to receive Continue reading…

Posted by poojajaisingh2:24 PM Permalink
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