Posts tagged "Design"

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 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

Training: Power of Advanced Actions in Adobe Captivate: Tips and Tricks

Description:

Join Lieve Weymeis, Adobe Captivate Expert and Adobe Education Leader along with Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaising to improve using Advanced Actions in Adobe Captivate. We will learn the best practices to create advanced actions while avoiding pitfalls.

What’s in it for you?

  1. Prepare advanced actions in a structured way: choosing events, variables, action types
  2. Use labeling techniques as timesavers (tips)
  3. Use tricks with variables to shorten editing time
  4. Test actions (trick)
  5. Do’s and Don’ts

Prerequisites:
Know the meaning of variables, having played (minimally) with  standard/conditional action.

Recordinghttp://adobe.ly/Ms0N5d

Posted by Vish4:54 PM Permalink

Training: Professional videos in Captivate on a budget!

Description:

Join Joseph Caplan, Adobe Captivate Expert along with Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaising to learn how to create videos effectively for Adobe Captivate. During the session, we will also learn the best practices, tools and techniques used for high-quality videos.

What’s in it for you?

  1. Understand the basics of video production
  2. Edit the videos using Adobe Premiere Elements
  3. Use the videos in Adobe Captivate Projects

Recordinghttp://adobe.ly/L7O8la

Posted by Vish4:08 PM Permalink

Training: Leverage on Typography to Create the Engaging Interfaces for eLearning Courses

Description:

Join Jay Dutta, Typographer, Designer and Design Evangelist along with Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaising to learn how to play with text and type to create interesting and immersive designs that keeps the learners engaged with your elearning courses. During the session we will also discuss how these principles can effectively be used inside Adobe Captivate.

What’s in it for you?

  1. Understand how to work with text and type styles to create sticky learning content
  2. Create clear hierarchies for easy reading
  3. Create object styles in Adobe Captivate based on the learnings.

Recordinghttp://adobe.ly/L7O7hl

Posted by Vish3:58 PM Permalink
April 2, 2012

Training: Increase Productivity with Master Slides, Object Styles, and Object Effects

Description:

Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaising to learn how to create great looking courses using the power of Master Slides, Object Styles and Object Effects. During the session, we will discuss the best practices of using these features in Adobe Captivate to do the tasks faster and still create aesthetically good looking courses.

What’s in it for you?

After attending the session, you will be able to:

  • Use Master Slides as templates for the slides
  • Use Object Styles for consistency in look and feel.
  • Use Object Effects for engaging content.

Recording Link: http://adobe.ly/K15Lpc

Posted by Vish6:08 PM Permalink
March 13, 2012

Another chance to win an iPad 3!! Scenario-Training Contest…

After the successful HTML5 contest for Adobe Captivate on our Facebook Page, we’re launching a global contest for the best Scenario-based training content created using Adobe Captivate. This contest is live now on our Facebook page.

Contest Rules:

  1. Upload any scenario-based course created using Adobe Captivate. For examples of scenario-based courses, visit http://bit.ly/A6MVqG or http://bit.ly/xMkBBz
  2. Publish the content as a Flash SWF file. In Captivate’s output options check both the ‘zip file’ and ‘export to HTML’ options. Continue reading…
Posted by Vish6:08 PM Permalink
February 29, 2012

Training: Adobe Photoshop basics for Adobe Captivate 5.5 users – Part 2

Description: Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaising to learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop for creating and editing images/assets for Adobe Captivate 5.5. This is the second part of 2 part series wherein we will discuss different techniques used in creating and managing the image assets.

Continue reading…

Posted by Vish4:45 PM Permalink

Training: Adobe Photoshop basics for Adobe Captivate 5.5 users – Part 1

Description: Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop for creating and editing images/assets for Adobe Captivate 5.5. This is the first part of 2 part series wherein we will discuss different techniques used in creating and managing the image assets.

Continue reading…

Posted by Vish4:41 PM Permalink
February 28, 2012

Publish with a Branded Template… Save time!

Sometimes we need to embed the published Adobe Captivate SWF in an HTML page which has the branded template of our organization. This template can be a company website, home-grown LMS, or a portal. If we have the luxury of changing the default HTML template for Adobe Captivate, there is nothing like it! See the page below which was directly published from Adobe Captivate which includes the header and footer objects. In this page, only the center part is a SWF and rest all are HTML elements.

Continue reading…

Posted by Vish7:23 PM Permalink
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