September 13, 2013

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…

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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.

Recording link

 

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.

Recording link

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August 27, 2013

What is a flipped classroom and how can it help me?

Child standing upside downFlipped Classroom (sometimes called flipped teaching) is an approach to education that blends both online instruction and offline learning. Generally in Flipped Classrooms the online learning is done with videos and quizzes offered offline and this gives the teacher more time to spend engaging directly with learners in activities and exercises during class.

It earned the name ‘Flipped’ because traditional in class activities (like lecture) are moved to homework time, and traditional homework activities, are moved to the class meeting time. The advantage of this Continue reading…

Posted by Allen Partridge9:49 PM Permalink
August 5, 2013

Battling the Browser – Or Where the Heck is My eLearning Module?

3d Teddy first aiderIt’s happened to us all. What once was trivial, publishing our Flash based eLearning out to a browser and looking at the result, is now not such a simple matter. We download or install the latest update of tool or switch computers and suddenly our browsers go blank on newly published eLearning modules – or at least they appear to do so.

What mysterious force is controlling these devilish disappearances? Who is out to shorten Continue reading…

Posted by Allen Partridge6:21 PM Permalink
July 31, 2013

Shared Actions- Now Re-Use Advanced Actions across your Captivate projects

“The biggest difference between time and space is that you can’t reuse time.”

Need a better solution to create similar advanced action again and again?
Ever wondered how to use a specific advanced action in multiple projects?
Are you a fan of advanced actions?

If you say YES to any of the above, then read on.

Many times you had to create multiple advanced actions which have same set of actions, but contain different set of objects/slides/audio files.
For example, if you have to execute Show/Hide/Apply Effect actions with different objects, the only way was to create many advanced actions.

Let’s consider a project with five buttons. When each button is clicked, you want to show/hide different objects and play different audio.

To achieve this:

  • Prior to Adobe Captivate 7:   You had to create five different advanced actions.If you needed these advanced actions in two different projects, you had to create ten more additional advanced actions.
  • Now, with Adobe Captivate 7: All you have to do is to create a single Shared Action and use it any number of times within the project or across projects.

Continue reading…

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July 29, 2013

Be the first to try out the best in class Learning Analytics Offering!

analyticsWe recently launched Adobe Presenter 9, and with that came the very powerful Learning Analytics dashboard which integrates the traditional quiz outcomes to create a modern and powerful solution for analyzing student learning outcomes. With this solution, you can detect potential problems with learning and get an opportunity to intervene early – improving the chances of the students to meet and even exceed their expectations.

Looking at the acceptance of this feature by the eLearning community, we are planning to Continue reading…

Posted by poojajaisingh5:21 PM Permalink
July 22, 2013

Interactive eBook: Best Vendor Entry Award at the first ever mLearning DemoFest

DemoFest_Winner_Badge_VendorThis year at mLearning DemoFest 2013, I showcased an Interactive eBook on the new Drag and Drop Interaction in Adobe Captivate. There were 38 mobile learning demonstrations and the conference attendees looked at each project from table to table, and cast their votes for their favorite mobile learning solutions. It gives me immense pleasure to let you know that we won the Best Vendor Entry award for the Interactive eBook.

This eBook was developed to provide a go-to-place to learn how to create different types of Drag and Drop interactions using Adobe Captivate, which can be accessed on an iPad, even in the offline mode. It allows the eLearning authors to learn how to create a drag and drop interaction with the help of a simulation, and then interact with the example screens developed using the feature and short tutorials explaining how the screens were developed.

Want to take a look at the eBook? Click the Continue reading…

Posted by poojajaisingh10:33 PM Permalink

Adobe Learning Summit is Back!

300x250px_static banner_opt-5We are thrilled to announce the Sixth Annual Adobe Learning Summit, co-located with DevLearn 2013 hosted by eLearning Guild in Las Vegas. At this event, you’ll get a chance to meet Adobe experts, industry luminaries, experienced eLearning and Education professionals, and the engineering team at Adobe.

You can choose your sessions from five different tracks based on your skill level and interest. The five tracks are: Getting Started, eLearning Pros, eLearning & Education, eLearning & Mobile, and eLearning & Analytics. Stay tuned for more information on session and speaker details soon.

The registration fee for this one-day event is Continue reading…

Posted by poojajaisingh6:32 PM Permalink
July 9, 2013

Brace Yourself: eLearning Just Got Social

PVX LogoIn case you missed the news last week, Adobe has just released another in a long series of serious innovations in eLearning. Adobe publishes two of the most significant applications in the eLearning authoring space, Adobe Captivate – the long time leader in eLearning authoring, and Adobe Presenter 9, a simple to use Continue reading…

Posted by Allen Partridge3:55 AM Permalink
July 8, 2013

August eSeminars for Adobe Captivate and Adobe Presenter: Register now for free!

Here’s the list of eSeminars we’ve planned for the month of August. Feel free to register for the eSeminars you wish to attend.

Topic: What’s New in Adobe Presenter 9

Date and time: Thursday, 1st August, 2013 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM US/Pacific

Description: Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh, Adobe eLearning Evangelist, as she demonstrates some of the new and enhanced features in Adobe Presenter 9. Learn how to use the new audio workflow and filters, add a drag and drop question, use scenario templates, enable in-course collaboration and learning analytics, and use the new learning interactions in Adobe Presenter 9. Don’t miss it!

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Topic: Introduction to Advanced and Shared Actions in Captivate 7

Date and time: Wednesday, 7th August, 2013 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM US/Pacific

Description: Complex interactivity in Adobe Captivate is a snap with Advanced Actions and Shared Advanced Actions. Join Dr. Allen Partridge for this introduction to Advanced & Shared Actions in Adobe Captivate 7 for total Beginners and learn how to easily add complex logic to your Adobe Captivate Courses.

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Topic: Making of an Award-winning Interactive eBook

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

Description: Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh, Adobe eLearning Evangelist and mLearning 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 HTML5 animations using Adobe Edge Animate, simulations and interactions using Adobe Captivate, 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

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Topic: Working with the Learning Analytics Dashboard in Adobe Presenter

Date and time: Wednesday, 14th August, 2013 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM US/Pacific

Description: Join Dr. Allen Partridge for this live interactive session on working with the new Learning analytics dashboard in Adobe Presenter.  You’ll learn how to set up in course discussions, questions and collaboration and get a detailed explanation of how to work with the resulting data from your students. You’ll learn how to easily identify students who are succeeding and those who need assistance and learn the ways to use the dashboard to easily notify your learners and communicate with them about their progress.

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Topic: Advanced & Shared Actions in Adobe Captivate 7 for Intermediate Users.

Date and time: Wednesday, 21st August, 2013 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM US/Pacific

Description: Learn to go the next step in interactive course creation with the session on Advanced and Shared Action Scripting. You’ll see practical examples of scripts that can be used to help you create your projects more quickly and learn the fundamental principles of writing Conditional Advanced & Shared Actions. Join Dr. Allen Partridge for this informative and empowering session.

Recording Link

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Topic: Prepare and Share Advanced Actions

Date and time: Thursday, 22nd August, 2013 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM US/Pacific

Description: Adobe Captivate 7 now offers the much awaited possibility to reuse advanced actions, not only in another project but also within a single project. Join Lieve Weymeis, Captivate Community Expert, for this webinar to learn how to prepare those ‘shared’ actions: logic, variables, labeling, parameters for standard and conditional actions.  We will explore the new interface of the Advanced Actions dialog box, with its hidden new filter possibilities in the dropdown lists. Be sure to grab a lot of practical tips about the work flows for sharing within a project or between projects.

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Topic: 21st Century Classroom Skills: Media Literacy Made Easy

Date and time: Wednesday, 28th August, 2013 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM US/Pacific

Description: Are you 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 as he 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.

Registration Link

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Topic: Starting with eLearning

Date and time: Thursday, 29th August, 2013 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM US/Pacific

Description: In this session, Renaldo Lawrence, Adobe Education Leader, will look at how he uses and plans on using various tools to help engage both students and staff.  Renaldo is starting a new job in September at Chiswick School and part of his job is to ensure each department is using eLearning materials to help enhance their students learning.  Besides  teaching, Renaldo will work with each department to create content and work with teachers on the delivery of the content to their students. Renaldo says “the important thing for me to do is to help each of the members of staff become engaged with technology”. Even though I know they are using technology he says that he “has ideas which can help engage and push learning forward”.  Ideas which include the use of iPad apps, ibooks, Adobe Captivate, and Adobe Presenter.

Recording Link

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