After the two wonderful posts by Pooja and Allen, I thought of creating one more eLearning module explaining the new features of Adobe Captivate 6. The question was, how do I make it interesting? My job became easier with enhanced Adobe Presenter 8. So I’ve used the features of Microsoft PowerPoint and Adobe Presenter to create this course… go ahead and view it on your iPad! Want to know how I achieved this? Read through the post… step-by-step…
At Qurve Learning, we create e-learning programs that help patients prepare for medical procedures. Our programs are fully narrated and use photos, illustrations, animation, and video to make health information easy to understand and follow.
We’ve used Adobe’s E-Learning Suite since it was first released a few years ago and have upgraded regularly. We recently took Captivate 6 for a test spin and am pleased with the new enhancements. Here are few of our favorite features:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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
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.
Description: Join Josh Cavalier, popularly known as Captain Captivate, along with Pooja Jaisingh and Vish as talk about how mLearning fits into the overall instructional strategy and how you can effectively use mobile devices for learning consumption and creation. They will also discuss how to build the mLearning content delivery ecosystem and various delivery options available for mLearning.
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…