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…

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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
October 30, 2013

A3C System Downtime

Update – The upgrade is completed and system is up. You can start using the system.

 

Adobe Captivate Course Companion (A3C) system will be down for approximately 24 hours starting at 0000 hrs (PST) on 31st October, 2013. This is required for a critical update of the back-end software. Please plan accordingly. We apologize for any inconvenience.

 

-A3C Team

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Training: Things you thought you could never do with Advanced Actions and Variables

Topic: Things you thought you could never do with Advanced Actions and Variables

Description: Shhhhh! It’s a secret, which will be revealed during this exciting session on Advanced Actions and Variables, where Dr. Pooja Jaisingh will demonstrate how to make the most of this feature in Adobe Captivate 7 and a lot of things that you never knew you could do with Advanced Actions. Register now to secure your seat!

Recording Link

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Training: Tracking Learner Interaction in Video-based Courses with Adobe Presenter 9

Topic: Tracking Learner Interaction in Video-based Courses with Adobe Presenter 9

Description: Now-a-days, video is considered the best form of content delivery. There is a video available for almost everything. Even the trainers and educators are adopting this form of content delivery but there are some questions that plague their minds: Are my students watching the videos? Are they watching the videos more than once? How much are my students learning from these videos? Are these videos effective? Do the students have any doubts about the concepts they are being taught in the video? Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh in this interactive session to get answers to all these questions and more.

Recording Link

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Training: Making the most of Themes in Adobe Captivate 7

Topic: Making the most of Themes in Adobe Captivate 7

Date and time: Thursday, 7th November, 2013 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM US/Pacific

Description: Themes in Adobe Captivate 7 help your project look better with coordinated colors, well-planned layouts for slides, fonts and effects. Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh, as she shows you how to make the most of the preloaded Captivate themes, customize them to suit your requirements, save them as a new theme, and reuse them for other projects.

Recording Link

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October 28, 2013

How to Convert Microsoft PowerPoint to HTML5 (web pages)

In this article you will learn how to easily convert your PowerPoint slides into web enabled presentations using HTML5.

What you’ll need
You will need a Windows or Macintosh computer and a copy of Adobe Captivate. (You can download a free 30 day trial of Adobe Captivate here.)

Step 1
Create a PowerPoint slide deck in Microsoft PowerPoint and save it. Remember where you saved your PowerPoint slide deck.

Step 2
Open Adobe Captivate. If you are on a Mac, you’ll find your installed version of Captivate under Applications. If you are on a Windows computer, you’ll find it under the Start Menu.

Step 3
Choose File: New Project: Project From Microsoft PowerPoint
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Step 4
A dialog box will open. Chose the PowerPoint slide deck.

Step 5
Adobe Captivate will open a dialog to let you preview the import. Click the Okay button to continue importing and converting your slide deck.
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Step 6
Select File: Publish from the menus.

Step 7
In the publish dialog, select the SWF/HTML5 tab (top left). Then set the output format to HTML5 (you can turn off SWF.) Finally, click publish.
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Your published HTML5 web page will now be available. But if you’ve never worked with HTML or HTML5 before it might not look the way you expected. Web pages are stored as individual elements (like graphics etc.) and a set of instructions in a text file that is usually called ‘index.html’

To put your new web slide show online you’ll want to copy the folder with your converted PowerPoint deck into your web server. By Default, Captivate publishes files into a folder called ‘My Adobe Captivate Projects’ in your Documents folder. Here’s a view of the PowerPoint that I just published, shown as a folder inside that directory.

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As always, don’t hesitate to share your ideas, comments and questions in the discussion section below.

Posted by Allen Partridge11:46 PM Permalink

Adobe Learning Summit & Dev Learn 2013 – What’s the Buzz?

300x250px_static banner_opt-5One of the best things about going to conferences is that we get to hear from colleagues around the world and see what they’ve been up to. Last week in Las Vegas, eLearning Developers, educators and trainers from around the world gathered to share industry trends, the latest techniques and teaching / training methods and to learn from one another at the Adobe Learning Summit (Monday) and at DevLearn, the annual eLearning Guild event during the remaining week.

teamAtALSThe Adobe eLearning Team was out in full force to host the Adobe Learning Summit on Monday. We kicked off the day with a keynote from Author and Continue reading…

Posted by Allen Partridge9:46 PM Permalink
October 16, 2013

Drag and Drop Interaction with Audio Feedback for Incorrect Responses

Incorrect feedbackI’m busy prepping for my concurrent session at Adobe Learning Summit on Monday, 21st October. During this session, I’ll be sharing some cool tips on how to use the drag and drop interaction in Adobe Captivate 7. And guess what… It’s becoming really difficult to wait until Monday to share all these amazing tips, so here’s one of them, just for you! :)

When you add a Drag and Drop interaction, you get the ability to add a generic audio feedback for correct and incorrect answers. This audio feedback gives an indication to the learner if the response was correct or incorrect, but they don’t get to know why the option was correct or incorrect. In these interactions, it will be beneficial for the learners to receive Continue reading…

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Create Amazing Videos for Free – Adobe introduces Presenter Video Express Worldwide

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You may never see video creation the same way. Just one click to record both your desktop and your webcam and minutes later you could be publishing professional quality videos on YouTube, to mobile devices or just about anywhere you’d like. Better yet, it’s free, it’s an App for Mac, and it’s available worldwide.

Creating great videos has not traditionally been an easy task. People usually find that there are plenty of obstacles. From cameras to lighting, editing and publishing – making your own videos can be a lengthy and difficult process. Adobe changed that earlier this year with the introduction of Adobe Presenter Video Express. This amazing new tool enables anyone to quickly create professional quality show and tell videos. It’s ease-of-use is stunning, and we’ve heard customers telling us that they love using it to make videos for everything from rapid eLearning to game walk-throughs.

If you are using a Mac, you can download Adobe Presenter Video Express at the Mac App Store. Here’s that link. The tool is free to download and you can publish videos of any length for free (with a watermark.) If you’d like to publish videos without the watermark, you can either pay a small $1.99 fee, or you can acquire free publishing coupons by sharing news about the app with your friends.

It’s incredibly simple to use Adobe Presenter Video Express. You just click a single button to begin recording both the computer screen and your web cam. Once you’ve finished recording you can easily switch the final view between your webcam and your desktop – rapidly creating a professional video that shares your message with the world. Publishing from Adobe Presenter Video Express is simple, with options to publish the video to your local computer (as an mp4 video) or online to YouTube or Dropbox.

ReferAFriendIt’s also now possible to earn watermark free publishes by sharing Adobe Presenter Video Express with your friends and colleagues. To use this feature, just choose Refer a friend from the application menu. You’ll get a link to an online dialog that let’s you refer Adobe Presenter Video Express to friends. For each of your friends who downloads and installs PVX, you’ll earn 5 Free – Watermark Free video publishes. (Your friends will get 2.) referAFriendDialog

Adobe Presenter Video Express is now available to Mac users worldwide via App Stores around the world. If you are using a PC, you can download a free trial of Adobe Presenter 9 here – and experiment with the PC version of the application.

Posted by Allen Partridge12:10 AM Permalink
September 27, 2013

Build Your Own Custom Themes for Adobe Captivate 7 Courses!

Adobe Captivate 7 is shipped with some great looking themes to help you get started with your eLearning course creation easily. These themes help you save a lot of time that you would otherwise have to spend in creating graphical assets for your eLearning courses. These themes are bundled with multiple eLearning screen layouts to choose from, so that you can easily select the one that suits the content type for your eLearning course screens.

Along with the ability to use existing themes, you can also create your own themes and add them to the themes panel and start creating your courses from there. This is especially useful when you have to use a branded template for your eLearning course creation and need a consistent look and feel for your courses.

Let’s take a look at Continue reading…

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