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July 5, 2012

The new #AdobeCaptivate Upgrade Plan- exclusive access to feature updates

The new subscription plan that we introduced has been received with a lot of enthusiasm, and has been heralded as a possible game changer in our eLearning industry. One of the key drivers for this pricing model was that- in today’s environment, technology and market changes happen way too rapidly for customers to be satisfied with an 18 month release cycle. Going forward, Captivate, Presenter and eLearning Suite will have much more frequent releases. With this in perspective, the subscription pricing model makes it possible for our customers to stay on the latest versions and leverage the new features and enhancements, without requiring a new purchase decision.

While the subscription pricing model suits many of our retail customers, Captivate is also hugely popular among large enterprises, government and educational institutions. Procurement policies in these segments prevent many of them from adopting a subscription plan. To help this group adopt and transition to a phase where our products will see frequent updates, we’ve enhanced our Upgrade Plan offering.

The Adobe Upgrade Plan ensures that you are always using the latest Adobe technology without straining your software budgets or administrative resources. This program offers your organization immediate access to all product upgrades for the length of your coverage period. For example, at $US 135 in the US, a one-year Upgrade-plan membership is priced at 15% of the full-product price and provides you access to all Adobe Captivate upgrades (including major releases) that occur during this period. A terrific value since non-members may pay up to 60% of the full-product price for an upgrade.

Going forward, while the bug fix updates/ patches will be offered to all customers automatically, feature updates and enhancements made between major releases will be offered exclusively to customers on either the Upgrade Plan or Subscription.

More details on the Adobe Upgrade Plan can be found here.

Posted by Shameer Ayyappan11:47 PM Permalink
July 3, 2012

Adobe eLearning Suite 6: Sneak Peek 1: Enhanced Multi-SCO Packager

I’m excited to be bringing you the first sneak peek of Adobe eLearning Suite 6! One of the major enhancements to the suite is the new and improved Multi-SCO packager- where you not only can combine SCOs from multiple products in Adobe eLearning Suite but can now also make it more engaging with Pre-test and Post-test scenarios. Want to know more about it? Watch the video below and let us know your thoughts on this exciting new feature.

Still starving for more information about Adobe eLearningSuite 6? Follow @vish_adobe on twitter and be the first one to know about what’s in store for you in eLearning Suite 6.

You also stand a chance to win a full licensed copy of Adobe Captivate 6. Here’s how:

  1. Follow @vish_adobe on twitter. Already following? Just follow step 2.
  2. Tweet about this post by clicking the Tweet button on this post.
  3. You’re all set!

We’ll be announcing the winner on the 25th of July.

Posted by Vish9:57 PM Permalink
June 28, 2012

Let the Text Dazzle with Rich Text Effects!

With Adobe Captivate 6, you can now add cool effects to the text.

 

Be it the screen title, answer options for quiz questions, or a button for that matter, text effects are pretty easy to apply. What’s more? There are presets available that readily suit your theme so that you don’t have to worry about getting the right look for a theme you are using.

To apply effects to your text you need to select the item with the text (not in text edit mode) and then use the big T button from the character accordion. It opens a pop-up from which you can choose one of the presets. Continue reading…

Posted by Maanasa Srinivasulu3:21 PM Permalink
June 26, 2012

HD Videos within a regular Adobe Captivate project

Adobe Captivate 6 lets you record your screen or applications as High Definition (HD) videos and then add transitions or pan & zoom effects to make the videos more engaging. You can also publish them directly to YouTube or save them as MP4 files.

But what If you want to have questions slides or training slides? What if you require reporting to LMS? This is when you need to combine the videos with a regular Adobe Captivate project (CPTX files).

One way of combining videos and Captivate projects is by recording a Video Demo, doing all the required changes, publishing it, and then inserting the published video in the project as a Slide Video.
The disadvantage in this way, however, is, even if you need slight modifications to the video, you need to rerecord, republish, and then reinsert the modified video in the project…  This can be time-consuming especially if your video is lengthy.

So, the best way to combine video demos with for such cases is to record the demo from within the CPTX file. The video will be inserted on a separate slide and you can start editing the video with a single click.

Here’s how we do that:

  1. Start with a regular CPTX project
  2. Choose Insert -> Recording Slide or click on the Record Additional Slides button (red button) on the top menu.
    Continue reading…
Posted by harikrishna12:42 PM Permalink
May 25, 2012

Training: Simulations made easy with Adobe Captivate 5.5: Best practices – Part 2

Date: Thursday, June 28, 2012 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM US/Pacific

Description:

Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh with Leslie Bivens in this second part of the simulations series to learn the basics of Full Motion Recording, Recording with Narration and Panning in Adobe Captivate 5.5. We will also discuss the best practices while modifying the simulations in Adobe Captivate.

What’s in it for you?

After attending the session, you will be able to:

  • Understand the suitable settings to be done before capturing an FMR
  • Understand the best practices of doing Narration and editing the narration
  • Understand the best practices of using Panning
  • Publishing the captured projects to final output

To Registerhttp://adobe.ly/KT7gUv

Posted by Vish3:50 PM Permalink

Training: Creating Meaningful assets for your elearning courses

Description:

Join Alice Acker, Adobe Captivate Expert along with Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to learn the nuances of selecting and using assets like images and videos for your elearning courses. During the session, we will also discuss how to make use of Adobe Captivate and Adobe Photoshop to select, manage and edit the assets for an effective use inside the course.

What’s in it for you?

After attending the session, you will be able to:

  • Carefully select the assets for your elearning course from different sources
  • Create assets from the internal sources like people images or office images etc.
  • Edit images using Adobe Captivate and Adobe Photoshop

Recordinghttp://adobe.ly/OxCWBZ

Posted by Vish2:10 PM Permalink
April 25, 2012

Announcing winners of the Scenario Training contest!

We’re happy to announce the winners of our Scenario Training contest! We had some great entries and also significant interest from the community. The entries received close to 10,000 Facebook ‘Likes’. The people’s choice award goes to Steve Shatkin, for his entry ‘Some tips to make you a better poker player’.

Steve has definitely inspired me to try and create another scenario training on Poker tips, possibly playing out each scenario even when a user makes a wrong choice- thus allowing him or her to learn from the mistakes.

That brings us to the judges award. Continue reading…

Posted by Shameer Ayyappan4:22 PM Permalink
April 23, 2012

Text-to-Speech in Adobe Captivate 5.5 – Create and Reuse!

There are different ways of adding audio to an eLearning project in Adobe Captivate 5.5 and one of the ways is to convert Text to Audio with the powerful functionality of  Text-to-Speech in Adobe Captivate. As I was thinking about it, a thread in LinkedIn drew my attention, that talked about creating Text-to-Speech audio and then reusing that audio in a different project. Leslie Bivens, an Adobe Captivate Expert, has added her comments with a solution and I thought of creating a tutorial based on that… Thank you Leslie :)

Watch this video to understand more about how to create Text-to-Speech and reuse it in Adobe Captivate.

Posted by Vish8:53 PM Permalink
April 18, 2012

New Course + Quiz Template using the Power of Adobe Photoshop!

When I had shared Quiz + Course templates a few months back, some Adobe Captivate users asked me for an Architecture-based theme. And I thought why not! :) So here’s a new template which you can use right away for creating your eLearning content.

Download the Template file (.cptx) from here.

Let me take few minutes of your precious time to explain how I went about doing this. Continue reading…

Posted by Vish10:02 PM Permalink
April 10, 2012

3 Tips for Better PowerPoint Workflow in Adobe Captivate

Creating a course using Microsoft PowerPoint and importing and enhancing it using Adobe Captivate is a very popular and useful workflow. There are cases where we can achieve smooth results if we follow some best practices when creating the eLearning course using PowerPoint. Of course there are best practices after importing it inside Captivate as well… :) Let’s discuss how these can make a difference. Continue reading…

Posted by Vish12:52 PM Permalink
April 9, 2012

Enabling Assessment Module after Course Completion

Last week, a Captivate user had posted a question on our Facebook page. She was working on a course which had a few modules and an assessment in the end. In this course, she wanted to create a customized menu page with all the modules and assessment listed and clicking them would take the learner to respective module/assessment. The requirement was to have the learners take the modules in any order before the final assessment becomes accessible.

So here’s an answer to your question, Christine :)

In this example, I have created a course with four modules and an assessment. The requirement is to allow the learner to attempt the assessment section only after they have completed taking all the modules. Try it out…

So the logic used here is to Continue reading…

Posted by poojajaisingh2:05 PM Permalink
April 3, 2012

Training: Effective Planning for your eLearning Courses

Description:

Join Kirsten Rourke, Adobe Captivate Expert and Trainer along with Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaising to discuss the essentials during the planning process for your elearning courses. During the session, we will discuss how Storyboarding, planning for assets and navigation is very important to minimize the risks and maximize the productivity

What’s in it for you?

  1. Plan for your courses in terms of resources and time
  2. Create storyboards and review them
  3. Do overall planning for increased productivity

Recordinghttp://adobe.ly/KWjuMi

Download the Presentation here

Posted by Vish5:06 PM Permalink
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