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November 15, 2012

My First ‘Captivating’ Blog!

Guest Blog by: David Dunbar, Seasoned Educational Professional at Mochrum E-Learning Development

When trying to think of how to begin my first ever ‘official’ blog, I thought about trying to make some profound or controversial statement, to provoke a response amongst the Captivate community! However, when it comes to Education, it would be difficult to say something very new or different, as teaching and learning affects absolutely every single person, in the whole wide world!

From nurseries, to adult education, kindergartens to IT courses for the elderly, we all learn, and are taught, which makes the job of the educational technologist difficult yet exciting, puzzling yet challenging, all in equal measure!

Therefore, rather than beginning my very first Captivate blog with a profound or controversial question, intended to make an impact, I offer a small but perfectly formed conundrum –

How can Captivate be used by educationists to cope with the puzzling, challenging, fun and infuriating world of education today? Continue reading…

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November 6, 2012

Training: Making the most of Learning Interactions in Adobe Captivate 6

Topic: Making the most of Learning Interactions in Adobe Captivate 6

Description: Adobe Captivate 6 allows you to add out-of-the-box learning interactions like accordions, tabs, timeline, process circle, glossary, and many more such exciting interactions. Join Sara Henderson, as she shares some of the best practices of using these interactions in your eLearning courses. She will also show you some nifty examples on how and where to use these interactions in the course. Don’t miss it!

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Training: Presenter and Captivate: Together at Last!

Topic: Presenter and Captivate: Together at Last!

Description: This year, Adobe Captivate 6 and Adobe Presenter 8 were both released. Used individually, they are both great tools for creating eLearning. Together, they are more than the sum of their parts. In fact, when used together, you can capitalize on the strengths of both. But how? What are the best ways to ensure success? Joe Ganci, eLearning expert lo these many years, and an expert in both Captivate and Presenter, will guide you through the steps that will get you up and running quickly. He will also give you a few choice tips you may find difficult to find elsewhere. Come with your questions too. Joe will do his best to answer them.

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Training: Audio Editing Basics for eLearning Designers

Topic: Audio Editing Basics for eLearning Designers

Description: Adding audio to your eLearning courses brings the courses to life. It also leaves you with a lot of real estate space on the screen, as you can get rid of the Onscreen Text and utilize the space for adding  graphics, animations, and videos to explain the content better. Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh and Vish to explore the capabilities of Adobe Audition CS6 for audio recording and editing. They will also show you the Audition roundtripping feature in Adobe Captivate 6.

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October 20, 2012

Update available for Adobe Presenter Mobile App!

We recently released an update for Adobe Presenter Mobile App for iPad. It has few bug fixes, as well as some enhancements. To showcase these enhancements, I thought of creating a Presenter course.

When I was immersed in the thoughts of which topic to choose, I heard my third grader mumbling ‘What makes living things different?’, and that instantly became the topic for my course. Before we look at that fun course that I worked on, let’s talk about enhancements we have introduced in this update: Continue reading…

Posted by Vish11:37 AM Permalink
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.

Continue reading…

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…

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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…

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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.

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