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 12, 2014
Topic: Sharp video lectures, sharper analytics – Be an A-list Educator!
Date and time: 9th October 2014, 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM PT
Description: Join Dr. Allen Partridge for this practical session focused on how to create and package great video lectures for all your eLearning needs. You’ll learn how to quickly and easily create professional quality videos from the comfort of your desk. Learn to attach a social discussion thread to your learning videos and to monitor, moderate and track student contributions to the video lessons. You’ll also learn how to use the Adobe Learner Dashboard to track student’s interactions with your videos. Finally, learn how you can associate a quiz with the video and even automatically track your learner’s performance.
Topic: Create Video lectures for distance learning, MOOCs, Flipped Classrooms
Date and time: 4th September 2014, 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM PT
Description: Join Dr. Allen Partridge for this practical session focused on how to create and package great video lectures for all your eLearning needs. You’ll learn how to quickly and easily create professional quality videos from the comfort of your desk. Learn to attach a social discussion thread to your learning videos and to monitor, moderate and track student contributions to the video lessons. You’ll also learn how to use the Adobe Learner Dashboard to track student’s interactions with your videos.
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://workspaces.acrobat.com/?d=wo37Ob7I-*v3IPc8UGHD*Q 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.
July 8, 2014
Topic: Optimal Design For Multiple Devices using Adobe Captivate
Date and time: Thursday, July 10, 2014 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM US/Pacific
Description: In 2013, the sale of smartphones exceeded the sale of traditional phones while the sale of tablets exceeded those of standard PCs. This trend has lead to more clients who want online courses that can be accessed from both mobile and desktop devices. Because the technology is different, developing courses for both devices have unique attributes. The dilemma is – do we develop two separate courses that contain the same material but are published on different devices? Who wants to update the same course twice? So the approach then, is to craft a single course that provides optimal viewing and an effective learning experience across a wide range of devices. Anita Horsley and Karen Blades will present how to develop eLearning/mLearning course that have a professional look and feel, and provide an effective learning environment for students. This presentation is geared toward designers and non-designers alike to improve learning objectives using successful design techniques when publishing to both mobile and desktop devices.
June 23, 2014
Adobe Presenter 10 is an eLearning authoring toolkit that helps you create show and tell video lessons for classroom teaching, distance learning, flipped learning and MOOC sessions. Using Adobe Presenter 10 you can simultaneously capture your screen content and your webcam video.
On Windows, Adobe Presenter 10 acts as a plugin to Microsoft PowerPoint. The simple added ribbon will allow you to Continue reading…