April 25, 2013
Dear Adobe Captivate customer,
We want to make sure you’re aware of an important change to Adobe’s upgrade policy that may affect you. Only customers with licenses for Adobe Captivate 6 will qualify for upgrade pricing to Adobe Captivate 7. Due to this change, customers who own Adobe Captivate 4, 5 or 5.5 can get the special upgrade pricing only until the end of 31st May 2013. With Adobe Captivate 6, you can create a wide variety of interactive eLearning content without programming and deliver to virtually any device.
See how Adobe Captivate 6 compares to previous versions.
Adobe Captivate Team
April 9, 2013
Gone are the days when you had to do heavy programming to add a drag and drop interaction to your eLearning courses. Now with the new Adobe Captivate 6 update (exclusively available for Subscription and ASA customers) you can create a drag and drop interaction in three simple steps. Just identify the drag object, identify the drop target, and show the relationship.
Can’t believe it’s that simple? Watch this Continue reading…
April 4, 2013
A few months ago I began working with a very talented team of developers from eLearning Brothers. Together we conceived and created a very cool soft skills training module using Adobe Captivate called ‘Quarantine.’
Quarantine is a scenario based / soft skills training module designed to teach new officers at a prisoner of war camp how to engage with prisoners and respond to prisoner requests. The catch? It’s a POW camp for Aliens.
The basic story is that Aliens known as the Lacertae have invaded earth and that there are now Aliens being held in various Prisoner of War Camps around the planet and in orbit. You are a part Continue reading…
March 7, 2013
Last month, we released a new update for Adobe Presenter 8. This release grants an early access to fantastic new features and is available only to customers on Adobe Software Assurance plans for Adobe Presenter and eLearning Suite (as well as customers on maintenance agreements and eLearning Suite 6/6.1 subscriptions.) For customers not on these plans, these new features are expected to also appear in the next full release of Presenter.
In the announcement post for Adobe Presenter 8 updates, Dr. Allen Partridge talked about some of the key features, like the new audio workflow, enhanced Adobe Presenter Mobile App, automatic closed captioning for Presenter Video Creator, Windows 8 and Microsoft Office 2013 support, and enhanced interactions library. Along with these key features, we also have some interesting new features added to Adobe Presenter 8, which are accessibility support, closed captions, direct option to hide playbar, and ability to add a title at the beginning of the videos created using Adobe Presenter Video Creator.
Let’s talk about these features in detail: Continue reading…
February 16, 2013
The Adobe eLearning team is thrilled today to announce the immediate availability of a very special release of Adobe Presenter 8. This release will grant early access to fantastic new features and is available only to customers on Adobe Software Assurance plans for Adobe Presenter & eLearning Suite (as well as those customers on maintenance agreements and eLearning Suite 6 / 6.1 Subscriptions.)
For customers not on these subscription plans these features are expected to also appear in the next full release of Presenter.
Let’s have a look at the exciting new features.
New audio workflow
The new audio interface is slim and sweet! You’ll love the simplicity.
With just a couple buttons it’s an incredibly intuitive audio interface. Now you can record and sync audio with your PowerPoint slides effortlessly. Just click the Continue reading…
February 8, 2013
Topic: What’s New in Adobe Captivate 6 Update
Description: Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh and Vish as they take you through an interesting tour of the new features introduced in the exclusive update for subscription and ASA customers. During this session, learn how to use the Adobe Captivate App Packager to add HTML5 animations and package your courses as an app. Also learn how to create custom drag-and-drop interactions using Captivate, record system audio, author in right-to-left languages, add new interactions to your courses like Jigsaw, Hourglass, and Hangman, and much more.
January 29, 2013
I don’t usually talk about buying and selling our eLearning products. I suppose to some this might seem strange. After all, I do work for Adobe and we do make some amazing software. When asked about it I’ll usually say, “I just show how the software works and talk about eLearning, the products pretty much sell themselves.” And honestly, that’s true. The teams continue to improve the products so quickly that I’m almost always able to say “Yes, we can do that.”
So why a post about subscriptions. Well today is a very special day. It’s a day of a promise fulfilled. Today, subscription, Adobe Software Assurance (ASA) and other customers who have various forms of subscription agreements will get early access to Adobe Captivate features in Continue reading…
January 25, 2013
By now you must have realized that I love reading books, especially if they are related to eLearning, Instructional Design, mLearning, or Captivate. This time I picked up books authored by Kevin Siegel, who is a fantastic trainer and a fabulous person with a great sense of humor.
I’ve attended some of his face-to-face and online trainings in the past and he has a magic mantra of keeping the audience engaged in the class throughout the session. There’s absolutely no dull moment in his class and I really admire him for that! So, my self-assigned task while reading these books was to gauge if his books were as engaging and effective as his training sessions are!
The mission started with Continue reading…
January 14, 2013
There is a fundamental problem that exists in the typical business workplace today. Chances are that you or someone in your office is already painfully aware of it. We’ve seen an explosion in the number of people whose jobs are directly related to their expertise, and for whom ‘what they know’ has become a kind of ‘insurance’ plan.
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 Continue reading…
January 12, 2013
Are you teaching at a college or university that is rapidly adopting online courses? Do you want to enhance your traditional classroom experience with more online course materials? Are you one of the thousands moving to mostly online teaching? Join Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist as he demonstrates and discusses the fundamental concepts in interactivity and engagement for your eLearning courses. You’ll learn to use Adobe Presenter 8 & the new Video Creator to take the course materials you’ve got, and create amazing interactive experiences your students will love.
Join me for this eSeminar, free online on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 10:00 AM US Pacific. Just click the link below to register for the session and the system will send you link info and a reminder.
As the web evolves it’s impossible to ignore the ever rising tide of social networking. The ability to micro-message, inquire, post & share our ideas, thoughts and questions in virtually every context has given rise to expectations that within our eLearning modules, students and teachers should be able to communicate effortlessly. Advancements to the Adobe Captivate Twitter Widget are designed to facilitate this sort of immediacy within your courses by leveraging the Adobe Captivate Course Companion to send instant, context relevant messages from inside Adobe Captivate course modules between educators and learners & even between students & their peers. Join Dr. Allen Partridge for a walk-through of this social media learning innovation, in order to learn how you can introduce social networking into your own courses.
I hope you’ll join me, along with Adobe engineers for a closer look at social media and Captivate. The event will be held on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 10:00 AM US Pacific. You can register using the link below.