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October 3, 2012

Announcing Adobe Presenter 8 with new support for 64-bit MS PowerPoint.

You are no longer forced to use the 32-bit version of MS Office, just because you want to create PowerPoint based eLearning. The new 64-bit Presenter 8 now works with your 64-bit MS PowerPoint.

How do you find out if you have 32-bit or 64-bit of MS-Office? It’s very simple, open MS PowerPoint and go to File> ‘About Microsoft PowerPoint’> … it would show you if it is 32-bit or 64-bit.

Do remember, there are separate installers for 32-bit and 64-bit version of Adobe Presenter. So, when you are downloading the installer, make sure you select the correct one.

Download the Adobe Presenter 8 64-bit version here.

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Posted by Vish8:59 PM Permalink
September 18, 2012

Creating a Screen with Multiple Lightboxes in Adobe Captivate 6

Creating interactive screens in Adobe Captivate 6 is fun and easy! You can use the new Interactions to add Accordions, Tabs, Process Circles, Timeline, Matrix, Glossary, etc. to your course screens. All you need to do is to add text, audio, and images to it and change the color scheme and theme of the interaction to match with your course look and feel.

What’s even more exciting is that now with the new Smart Shapes and Grouping feature, creating custom interactions has also become very easy. Let’s take a look at one such interaction:

In this interaction, Continue reading…

Posted by poojajaisingh7:43 PM Permalink
August 30, 2012

Use Avatar Characters to Guide your Learners

Guest Blog by: Bryan Jones, author of the Assets eLearning Blog and President of eLearningArt.com, a stock photo site for the eLearning industry.

Introduction to Using Avatars

In my last post, I introduced the idea that characters can be used in a number of ways in your eLearning course. Now I’d like to start with the first example: eLearning avatars. An avatar is probably the most common use that I see in eLearning courses. Some common characteristics of an avatar in a course are that they:

  • Are designed to guide a learner through the course
  • Speak directly to the learner

Avatar images are easier to find than images for Continue reading…

Posted by poojajaisingh11:42 AM Permalink
August 21, 2012

Post 1: 7 techniques for using characters to liven up your eLearning

Guest Blog by: Bryan Jones, author of the Assets eLearning Blog and President of eLearningArt.com, a stock photo site for the eLearning industry.

How most people use characters

One thing I notice when hosting workshops is that the first time users try to insert character images, the end product looks about the same for all users: they use the character as an avatar and the full character (head to toe) is in the viewable area. Continue reading…

Posted by poojajaisingh2:43 PM Permalink
August 17, 2012

No More Excuses to Boring Presentation-like eLearning Courses!

When we use PowerPoint as an authoring environment, we end up making our courses look like presentations, as the default slide designs and layouts we have at our disposal are very few. Moreover these layouts are specifically designed for presentations and not for creating eLearning content. But not anymore!

With the all new Adobe Presenter 8, you have the freedom to choose a perfect layout that exactly matches your eLearning content type. You can seamlessly use these layouts with scenes, characters, images, and animations to bring your eLearning courses to life. These layouts are specially designed to be used for eLearning courses and adapt neatly with the design theme you have used to create your Adobe Presenter course.

Exciting, isn’t it? Continue reading…

Posted by poojajaisingh8:44 PM Permalink
August 7, 2012

Enjoy the Adobe Presenter Appiness!

The Appiness is here and it’s here to stay! And we are proud to present the Adobe Presenter Mobile App to access your Adobe Presenter 8 courses on tablet devices. Exciting, isn’t it? :)

What’s even more exiting is that you do not have to create two separate courses for Desktop and device consumption. Just publish your course as a SWF and the same course works beautifully on both your iPad and Desktop. You can also track your AICC compliant and Connect courses when accessing them on the iPad. Can’t believe? Even I couldn’t believe it, when I first heard it from the engineers, so I gave it a spin and here are the steps I followed to create and view the course on iPad.

I created a short course on Hospital Hygiene with Continue reading…

Posted by poojajaisingh10:54 PM Permalink

Training: eLearning Made Easy with Adobe Presenter 8

Topic: eLearning Made Easy with Adobe Presenter 8

Description: Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh and Vish to learn how to rapidly create eLearning courses with trackable quizzes using the all new Adobe Presenter 8. They will also show you how to convert your slides into interactive training content using out-of-the-box assets such as actors, scenes, layouts, and learning interactions.

Recording Link

Posted by poojajaisingh1:47 PM Permalink
May 25, 2012

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
May 18, 2012

Best of eLearning Awards Voting is now open.

The Best of eLearning Awards Voting is now open. You can place your vote here: http://www.b2bmediaco.com/fileadmin/php/ballot.php

I hope you’ll visit the site and nominate Adobe Captivate for items 10 (Best Rapid Development Tool), 12 (Simulation Development Tool), 14 (Video Capture, Production, Publishing Tool) and 15 (Assessment Tool) under authoring applications. You could also nominate Adobe eLearning Suite for item 11 (eLearning Development Tool). Thanks in advance for sharing your love of Captivate & the eLearning Suite with the broader Continue reading…

Posted by Allen Partridge6:59 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
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