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October 30, 2013

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!

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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.

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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
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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.
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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.
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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.

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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

Create Amazing Videos for Free – Adobe introduces Presenter Video Express Worldwide

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You may never see video creation the same way. Just one click to record both your desktop and your webcam and minutes later you could be publishing professional quality videos on YouTube, to mobile devices or just about anywhere you’d like. Better yet, it’s free, it’s an App for Mac, and it’s available worldwide.

Creating great videos has not traditionally been an easy task. People usually find that there are plenty of obstacles. From cameras to lighting, editing and publishing – making your own videos can be a lengthy and difficult process. Adobe changed that earlier this year with the introduction of Adobe Presenter Video Express. This amazing new tool enables anyone to quickly create professional quality show and tell videos. It’s ease-of-use is stunning, and we’ve heard customers telling us that they love using it to make videos for everything from rapid eLearning to game walk-throughs.

If you are using a Mac, you can download Adobe Presenter Video Express at the Mac App Store. Here’s that link. The tool is free to download and you can publish videos of any length for free (with a watermark.) If you’d like to publish videos without the watermark, you can either pay a small $1.99 fee, or you can acquire free publishing coupons by sharing news about the app with your friends.

It’s incredibly simple to use Adobe Presenter Video Express. You just click a single button to begin recording both the computer screen and your web cam. Once you’ve finished recording you can easily switch the final view between your webcam and your desktop – rapidly creating a professional video that shares your message with the world. Publishing from Adobe Presenter Video Express is simple, with options to publish the video to your local computer (as an mp4 video) or online to YouTube or Dropbox.

ReferAFriendIt’s also now possible to earn watermark free publishes by sharing Adobe Presenter Video Express with your friends and colleagues. To use this feature, just choose Refer a friend from the application menu. You’ll get a link to an online dialog that let’s you refer Adobe Presenter Video Express to friends. For each of your friends who downloads and installs PVX, you’ll earn 5 Free – Watermark Free video publishes. (Your friends will get 2.) referAFriendDialog

Adobe Presenter Video Express is now available to Mac users worldwide via App Stores around the world. If you are using a PC, you can download a free trial of Adobe Presenter 9 here – and experiment with the PC version of the application.

Posted by Allen Partridge12:10 AM Permalink
September 20, 2013

World-Class Adobe Training at $10

Adobe Master Class trainer Robert Farrell has been teaching Adobe users how to effectively use our software for the past 25 years.

We are offering his courses for $10, slashed from $39. Offer ends September 23.

Here is the Complete Course List on Adobe KnowHow.

He teaches Edge Reflow, Illustrator, Indesign, After Effects, Dreamweaver and Responsive Web Design on Adobe KnowHow.

 

 

Posted by Akshay Bharadwaj4:44 PM Permalink
September 13, 2013

Combative Canoodling between Education & Games

Video gameIt’s no secret that Educators and trainers have been flirting with virtually any solution that will alleviate the doldrum of yet another mind numbing info-dump. Learners hate cycling through countless pages of online reading – only to be challenged with a ‘quiz’ to demonstrate that they’ve either read or already knew everything that was contained in the early pages of an online lesson.

One often considered method is ‘Gamification.’ Gamification is one of those Continue reading…

Posted by Allen Partridge9:21 PM Permalink

Free 13-hour Photoshop course for Beginners

Do you have courses with images or photos that you wanted to edit to make them look better or relevant for your course?

Captivate and Photoshop make a powerful combination to put that to work.

Here is a free comprehensive 13-hour-course on Photoshop

This will teach you the fundamentals of Adobe Photoshop with easy to follow, practical examples. By the conclusion of this video tutorial, you will be fully versed in the use of the basic tools of Adobe Photoshop CS5, and able to open, edit and prepare images for use in print, or digital media such as PDF’s or the Internet. Included are full work files, to allow you to learn right along with the instructor using the exact same files that he does.

You may also want to take a look at Dr. Pooja Jaisingh’s course on What’s new in Adobe Captivate 7 on Adobe KnowHow.

Posted by Akshay Bharadwaj4:04 PM Permalink
August 30, 2013

Adobe Launches a New Learning Service – KnowHow

If you have been learning through video playlists and always thought:

  • Wouldn’t it be great it I could scribble notes on top of the video?
  • Why not add text in the context of the video I am learning from?
  • Why can’t I go back and forth between videos easily?

You are not alone.

We believe contemporary user experiences are not the best suited for learning.

Enter Adobe KnowHow

We bring you world class courses in an immersive, personalized learner experience.

You can sample our experience with Dr. Pooja Jaisingh’s Free courses on Captivate and Presenter

The courses feature various topics in technology, photography, marketing, business and design.

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Posted by Akshay Bharadwaj5:37 PM Permalink

A Step-by-step guide to create an Interactive eBook

Interactive eBooksA few months back, I had created an interactive eBook for iPad using different tools like Adobe InDesign, Adobe Edge Animate, Adobe Presenter, Adobe Captivate, Adobe Photoshop, and Digital Publishing Suite, and wish I could add a few more tools to this list… LOL

To be true, I had no experience whatsoever to create InDesign documents, Edge animations, and DPS folios when I started working on the eBook, but the videos available on Adobe TV and tutorials offered on Lynda.com came to rescue and really helped me complete my task. Now it’s my turn to give back and share my learnings with all of you :)

So here’s a step-by-step guide to create an interactive eBook. I’ve divided this guide in six steps to make it convenient for you to jump to the step you want to learn about.

Step 1: Setting up the InDesign document

The first step to create an eBook is to create the artwork that you will be using for background design, animations, interactions, etc. and set up the InDesign document. You need to add the tentative number of pages in your eBook and create Master layouts with common imagery for the eBook. Let’s look at Continue reading…

Posted by poojajaisingh12:16 AM Permalink
August 29, 2013

Eight New eTrainings announced for Adobe Captivate and Adobe Presenter: Register today for free!

21st centuryTopic: Build 21st Century Skills in Media Literacy in Your Classroom

Date and time: Wednesday, 4th September, 2013 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM US/Pacific

Description: Are you still feeling challenged to provide your students with the domains identified for 21st century learners, yet at a loss for how to begin? Integrating media literacy into your curriculum should be fun, not a burden. Join Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist for part two of an examination of media literacy education in the modern classroom.  Dr. Partridge will demonstrates the incredibly simple way that you can empower your students to learn 21st century media literacy with Adobe Presenter. You’ll learn how to help your students create powerful, on-topic, professional quality videos in just minutes. You’ll see how these tools can be adopted in your classroom and learn how to use them.  In this special second session Dr. Partridge will also provide examples of in-class uses of media literacy to integrate 21st century skills with the traditional curriculum.

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FlippedTopic: Create Videos for Flipped Classrooms with Adobe Presenter 9

Date and time: Thursday, 5th September, 2013 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM US/Pacific

Description: So you’ve been reading and hearing about flipped classrooms for quite some time, but not sure how to implement it in your organization. Worry no more! Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh as she takes you through an amazing journey of flipping the classroom with Adobe Presenter Video Creator. You will learn about the fundamental principles behind the flipped classroom, and how to easily migrate your lessons and lectures into online modules. You will also see a short demonstration on how to record video lectures in three simple steps using Presenter Video Creator which will equip you with the technology needs of the flipped classrooms.

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Effortless video creationTopic: Effortless Video Creation from the Comfort of your Desk

Date and time: Wednesday, 11th September, 2013 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM US/Pacific

Description: Dr. Allen Partridge introduces video editing best practices for Adobe Presenter 9 Video Creator and Adobe Presenter Video Express. This amazing tool lets a total novice create incredible high definition personalized videos from the comfort of their desktop. Learn how to easily combine shots of yourself and your screen and how to add professional quality lower third text and intro/outro movies along with rapid shot succession and tons of other great tricks.  Dr. Partridge will reveal the secrets that make his videos look great every time, and show you how to do it yourself from the comfort of your own desk.  You won’t want to miss this session – chock full of tips and tricks to make your videos look like the pros without any of the time or money traditionally required to create great videos.

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TTSTopic: Best Practices for Adding Text-to-Speech Audio in Adobe Captivate 7

Date and time: Thursday, 12th September, 2013 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM US/Pacific

Description: Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh and Maanasa Srinivasulu for an exciting session on how to convert plain text to narration in your Adobe Captivate 7 courses. You will learn about the best practices of using Text-to-Speech voices in Adobe Captivate 7 and make them sound natural by using VTML tags. Don’t miss it!

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collaborationTopic: In Course Collaboration & Performance Tracking for eLearning

Date and time: Wednesday, 18th September, 2013 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM US/Pacific

Description: Adobe has put the social back into eLearning. With in-course collaboration and tracking in Adobe Presenter 9, teachers and students are finally able to discuss topics, ask questions and collaborate on projects and topics.  You’ll also be able to gain insight into student progress and even get recommendations from the system to help you identify which students need extra help and attention based on their performance.

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EffectsTopic: Create Engaging eLearning using Effects in Adobe Captivate 7

Date and time: Thursday, 19th September, 2013 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM US/Pacific

Description: Join Joanne Nichols, Captivate Community Expert, to learn how to use the Effects feature in Adobe Captivate 7 to create engaging eLearning courses. Learn how to use smart shapes to create tabs, page turning interaction, as well as other great ideas and games.

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gamificationTopic: Gamification 101: Building Fun and Play into your eLearning Courses

Date and time: Wednesday, 25th September, 2013 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM US/Pacific

Description: Isn’t it about time you put the fun back into your classes. Why should online courses be dry and dull? Join Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist for this practical overview of ways to add a little play into your online courses.  We’ll discuss the guiding concepts behind the gamification movement and explore & demonstrate ways to add these elements in appropriate ways into your courses. We’ll talk about the limitations of these approaches and as always, bring it back to the fundamental teaching objectives for your course.

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collaborate and learnTopic: Let your Students Collaborate and Learn!

Date and time: Thursday, 26th September, 2013 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM US/Pacific

Description: Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh, Adobe eLearning Evangelist, to learn how to use Adobe Presenter 9 to enable collaboration in an eLearning course and assign scores for student participation. You will also see a short demonstration on how students will be able to ask questions, and participate in course discussions, from within the context of the course and how teachers will be able to track and incentivize this participation.

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Posted by poojajaisingh2:26 PM Permalink
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