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 30, 2014

Adding Closed Captions for your Videos in Adobe Captivate 7

VideoCCAdding closed captions to your eLearning courses is a basic requirement to meet accessibility standards like Section 508 and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. You can easily do so for your audio-based courses by adding narration to your screen, adding slide notes, and then converting those slide notes to closed captions.

But a little known fact is that you can have closed captions for slide videos as well. Watch this short tutorial to learn how to associate close captions with your videos embedded in Adobe Captivate 7 courses.

No time to watch the video? Need to take a look at some quick steps? Here you go… Continue reading…

Posted by poojajaisingh8:31 AM Permalink
January 28, 2014

Power in the Box – Learn to easily create custom lightbox dialogs for your Adobe Captivate projects

Power in the Box

Power in the Box

Sometimes you don’t want to turn the page. It’s typical in eLearning projects to assemble the module as a series of slides, and many times you can get all of the information that you want in a single slide, but sometimes, you want to provide optional information or include an opportunity for a simple, custom interaction that gives additional information. One really cool way Continue reading…

Posted by Allen Partridge2:49 AM 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.

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Posted by poojajaisingh12:05 PM Permalink

Case Study: Transforming the classrooms with Adobe Presenter

Case Study: Transforming the classrooms with Adobe Presenter

Description: Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh, Adobe eLearning Evangelist, as she shares her experience on how the Government School teachers from Bangalore were able to transform their traditional classrooms to collaborative classrooms with the help of Adobe Presenter.  She will also show you how the school teachers were able to convert their PowerPoint presentations into interactive eLearning courses and instructional videos in few simple steps.

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Posted by poojajaisingh11:52 AM Permalink

Training: The Coolest Adobe Captivate Tips on the Planet

Topic: The Coolest Adobe Captivate Tips on the Planet

Description: Too many Adobe Captivate features are hidden and not well known. In this session, Joe Ganci, President at eLearning Joe, will show you many of the Captivate features you need to make the most of this powerful tool. Why is it important to know about those features? Using the layers of sophistication found in some of Captivate’s features means you will save a lot of time, deliver more engaging and personalized learning, and be able to tap into external resources more easily. Joe will also show you some of the Captivate features you need to make the most of this powerful tool, including how combining the use of variables, Advanced Actions, and effects will result in a useful example that you couldn’t create otherwise.

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Posted by poojajaisingh11:40 AM 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

Training: The exciting new features and enhancements in Adobe Captivate 7.0.1

Topic: The exciting new features and enhancements in Adobe Captivate 7.0.1

Description: Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh, Adobe eLearning Evangelist, to learn about the new features and enhancements in Adobe Captivate 7.0.1. She will demonstrate the enhancements related to HTML5, Advanced Actions, Variables, Color Swatches, new Millionaire interaction, and a few more enhancements.

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Posted by poojajaisingh10:10 PM Permalink
December 20, 2013

Announce: Important changes to Adobe Captivate Subscription plan

Dear Adobe Captivate Month-to-Month Subscriber,

We sincerely appreciate your continued patronage of Adobe Captivate. We wanted to reach out to you in advance and notify you about some important changes in the product offering expected to come into effect very soon.

Starting January 14th 2014, Adobe will no longer offer the month-to-month subscription plan for Adobe Captivate. If you have purchased a month-to-month subscription and are on the auto-renewal plan, you will be able to renew your monthly subscription for Adobe Captivate only till January 13th 2014.

If you intend to buy a new month-to-month subscription plan for Adobe Captivate, you can do so only till January 13th 2014 and continue to use the product for one month till your monthly subscription expires.

Post expiration of your month-to-month subscription plan, you can continue to buy Adobe Captivate in the following ways:

-          Buy the one-year subscription plan for Adobe Captivate ($19.99/month in North America) from Adobe.com.

-          Buy the perpetual license for Adobe Captivate from Adobe.com ($899 in North America)

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this decision might have caused you or your business.

We came across some questions and clarifications on our above communication and have tried to sum up some of those, for your benefit Continue reading…

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