December 10, 2013

ANNOUNCE: Adobe Captivate 6.0.2 Update with support for OS X Mavericks now Available

A free Mac Only update to Adobe Captivate 6, (Adobe Captivate 6.0.2) is now available for download and installation through the following link; http://www.adobe.com/support/captivate/downloads.html Mavericks users may download the update directly using this link.

Mavericks Installation instructions

To install the downloaded patch, you must first have Adobe Captivate 6.0.199 OR 6.0.1.249 installed. This update is Mac Only and corrects the failure to launch issue on OS X Mavericks. NOTE: IF YOU ARE ON 6.1.0.319 (If you are on Captivate 6 and already have Drag and Drop) this is NOT your update. The update for 6.1.0.319 is expected in a couple of weeks. If you are on Captivate 7.0.1, you can use the above link to download your update, but be certain to chose the Captivate 7 update, not the Captivate 6 update.)

Once you’ve downloaded the patch, simply double click the downloaded file to install. (The installer file is called ‘AdobePatchInstaller.app’
Once 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 6.0.2.325, then the patch has been installed successfully.

What about Captivate 7 and 6.1 users who want to update to OS X Mavericks?
The Captivate 7 update for OS X Mavericks users was previously released. You can find details here. We are working actively on a patch that is expected to allow Captivate 6.1 users to run their copy of Adobe Captivate on OS X Mavericks Operating Systems. We expect that updates to be available in December.

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

Posted by Allen Partridge2:08 AM Permalink
December 6, 2013

The most awaited enhancements in Advanced Actions and Variables are here!

Whats newWe recently released a free update for Adobe Captivate 7 and it includes some stunning new features and enhancements like support for iOS 7.0.3, Android 4.2 and later, Mac OS 10.9, and Windows 8.1, color swatches, lock size and position of objects, star shape, millionaire interaction, and this list doesn’t end here… The most awaited enhancements in this list are related to Advanced Actions and Variables. Let’s take a look that these enhancements in detail:

Copy actions across projects:

You can now copy an action, advanced action, and shared action into another project by copying the objects or slides associated with the actions and pasting them in the target project. While copying Continue reading…

Posted by poojajaisingh1:32 PM Permalink
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

Free December eTrainings Announced for Adobe Captivate and Adobe Presenter

Topic: Is it Possible to Predict & Enhance Learning with Big Data

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

Description: Learner Intervention in Adobe Presenter 9 extends the social collaboration experience and integrates the traditional quiz outcomes to create a modern and powerful solution for analyzing the student learning outcomes in your course. But the analysis goes beyond simple display of statistics.  The software is able to make recommendations, evaluate the probability that learners will succeed or fail, and ease the process of intervening for the trainer or teacher.

Finally educators and trainers have the power to detect early potential problems with learning and to intervene early – improving the chance that the student will meet and even exceed their expectations.  In this session Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe Sr. eLearning Evangelist will demonstrate the Learning Intervention and Collaboration technology in Adobe Presenter 9, and discuss the state of Learning outcomes prediction, recommendation and intervention in eLearning today.

Registration Link

Topic: This is how I created an interactive eBook!

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

Description: Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh, Adobe eLearning Evangelist and DevLearn DemoFest 2013 winner, to learn how she created an Interactive eBook using Adobe InDesign and published using Adobe Digital Publishing Suite. She will also demonstrate how she created the eBook page layouts using Adobe Photoshop, HTML5 animations using Adobe Edge Animate, simulations, quiz questions, and interactions using Adobe Captivate, interactive web pages using Adobe Muse, and HD videos using Adobe Presenter Video Creator; and finally how she embedded them all in the eBook folio. Don’t miss the fun!

Recording Link

Topic: Is Knowledge Hoarding Costing Your Company More than You Realize? The connection between innovation and Knowledge Sharing

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

Description: 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 deeper than just the upfront issues with bottle necks and heavy retraining costs. The most serious costs of a knowledge hoarding culture are that the institution is stifled when it comes to innovation.

Registration Link

Topic: Shared Actions for Mobile Learning

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

Description: Join Lieve Weymeis, Captivate Community Expert and Sarah Gilbert, Mobile Learning Expert as they show you how to build mLearning courses using advanced and shared actions in Adobe Captivate 7. They will share some tips on how to prepare and design content for mobile deployment and steps to build custom navigation for best use on mobile devices. They will also show you how to reduce the file size with advanced and shared actions. Register today!

Recording Link

Topic: Quizzing on the Go: mLearning Solutions for Quizzing

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

Description: Have you found your learners expecting more and more mobile content from you? Wondering if you can create quizzes that will be as effective and as able to record outcomes when you deliver those quizzes on mobile devices? Worried about iPhones, iPads, iPods and Androids? Join Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist for this useful session explaining the nuances of delivering mobile quizzes.  You’ll learn how to do it, when to do it, and why to do it.

Registration Link

Posted by poojajaisingh1:48 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

Adobe adds Collaboration and Learner Tracking to Award Winning Video Tool

Adobe’s award winning Presenter Video Creator has been enhanced with new tools designed to put interaction right into educational videos. Trainers and Educators alike are rapidly adopting Adobe Presenter thanks to it’s amazingly simple, show-and-tell video tool. Innovations in the video tool have been delighting users for more than a year now. Given the immediate popularity of the new learner intervention, tracking and collaboration tools were added to interactive projects, it shouldn’t be a surprise that Adobe has released an update that now provides users a tool that will let them embed learner tracking and collaboration right inside the videos.

I think the simplest way to explain this new workflow is to do so in pictures.

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I’ve explained extensively here how to use Continue reading…

Posted by Allen Partridge9:38 PM Permalink

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 6, 2013

ANNOUNCE: Captivate 7 Update for OS X Mavericks Expected Mid November

UPDATE: The update for Adobe Captivate 7 is now available.

As we shared in late October, Adobe Captivate 7 is not yet compatible with the OS X Mavericks update to the Mac operating system. We are actively testing an update for Captivate 7 that will fix compatibility issues with the new Mavericks Operating System. The update for Captivate 7 is expected to be available using the Adobe Update Manager during the third week of November.

If you have not updated to OS X (v. 10.9) for Mac and need to continue to use Captivate (any version) we recommend that you delay the update to the operating system during the next few weeks. If you have Continue reading…

Posted by Allen Partridge12:13 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
November 1, 2013

Spooktacular Halloween eLearning Tips & Tricks

frankieSmall Let’s share a few scary cool tips and tricks for creating great eLearning with Adobe Captivate this Halloween. I held an eSeminar yesterday with a complete overview – Here is the downloadable source: littlMonstors.cptx, as well as a brief overview of some of the highlights.

Trick #1 – Create a popup window with just a few clicks
In this example I created a simple example of a glossary popup window. It’s incredibly simple to do in Captivate. Just Shift-Select all of the items in your popup window – and press CTRL+G to group Continue reading…

Posted by Allen Partridge3:52 AM Permalink
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