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…
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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.
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.
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
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…
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.
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…