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With tons of devices in varied screen sizes being used by the trainees and employees, there is a dire need to make the content available on different devices. Thankfully Adobe Captivate 8 allows you to create responsive eLearning courses that can fit perfectly in different device sizes in both horizontal and vertical orientations. You can author as you always have—content will rearrange itself for the new tablet and mobile views. You can also tweak and/or design content for specific devices and use the in-product preview to see how your course will appear on various screens. And finally publish as a single project to automatically deliver the most appropriate experience for your learner’s device.
To make the most of responsive feature in Adobe Captivate 8, here’s a list of best practices you can follow: Continue reading…
Topic: Optimal Design For Multiple Devices using Adobe Captivate
Date and time: Thursday, July 10, 2014 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM US/Pacific
Description: In 2013, the sale of smartphones exceeded the sale of traditional phones while the sale of tablets exceeded those of standard PCs. This trend has lead to more clients who want online courses that can be accessed from both mobile and desktop devices. Because the technology is different, developing courses for both devices have unique attributes. The dilemma is – do we develop two separate courses that contain the same material but are published on different devices? Who wants to update the same course twice? So the approach then, is to craft a single course that provides optimal viewing and an effective learning experience across a wide range of devices. Anita Horsley and Karen Blades will present how to develop eLearning/mLearning course that have a professional look and feel, and provide an effective learning environment for students. This presentation is geared toward designers and non-designers alike to improve learning objectives using successful design techniques when publishing to both mobile and desktop devices.
Guest post by Coline Son Lee, Principal & Learning Strategist at Everest CS, Orange County, CA
How Adobe has broken the entry barrier to developing eLearning with a more powerful and responsive product!
As an eLearning developer, I am often asked by others considering making the leap from developing instructor-led training (ILT) to eLearning what is the “best” tool to learn/use. And this loaded question is often narrowed down to two options – Captivate or …?
My response isn’t usually a simple one. I take the time to peel back the layers of their motivation to uncover and understand what the originator of the question is trying to accomplish. Will eLearning benefit your organization? What resources (budget, time, talent) are or will be dedicated to this endeavor? Once we get past this step of verifying the business case for eLearning, my recommendation is to take the plunge and learn Adobe Captivate.
A Robust Tool That Sets You Up for Success!
To help them understand my recommendation I use the analogy that using Captivate is like driving a “stick shift” or manual transmission car. Stick shift transmissions give drivers more control over the car’s power and fuel economy. Plus – once you learn to drive a “stick”, you pretty much set yourself up to drive any type of car. However, the same isn’t usually true when you do it in the reverse. Going from automatic to manual requires a new learning curve as the driver fumbles with the clutch to control the car. Likewise, there are many rapid development tools available for eLearning development, with varying levels of ease-of-learning, but like my car analogy, if you develop your skills with a robust tool such as Captivate, transitioning to any other tool is a breeze and development in a broad sense, more intuitive.
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In the web world, being responsive has become a norm. It’s considered uncool if you don’t have your website mobile- or tablet-friendly. As much as we have been trying to make our eLearning courses responsive, we have been facing a lot of challenges all these years. The main challenge is that an eLearning course is not like a big long web page that you need to make responsive. In eLearning courses, you are dealing with screen/slide based approach, which are essentially of fixed width and height. Also, the elements in an eLearning course are more complex than a web page. A web page carries text and images, and sometimes audio, video, and animations. But an eLearning course has a timeline-based approach, with objects appearing/disappearing based on timing or click of a button. There are interactive objects, overlay objects, embedded content, assessment questions, simulations, and playbar, besides the other media elements.
Attempts have been made to Continue reading…
In a stunning and welcome move, Adobe is announcing today a major update to their Adobe Captivate software. Captivate has been used by trainers and educators around the world for authoring online courses for more than a decade. In that time it has clearly become the industry leading tool for online course authoring (according to several eLearning Guild annual reports.) Mobile phones and tablets are quickly becoming the most common way to access the Internet and the Captivate team has reacted to Continue reading…
mLearning has been a buzzword in eLearning for decades. Nearly every year someone speculates that the time for mLearning has finally arrived – and just about that often we discover that still – very few people actually are producing their learning content for mobile devices. You can imagine then that it is with some trepidation that Continue reading…
Topic: Go Mobile with Adobe Captivate 7.0.1
Description: The new update for Adobe Captivate 7 is loaded with enhancements to help you create stunning mobile learning courses using the HTML5 publish option. Join Suresh Jayaraman, Captivate Engineering Manager and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh, Adobe eLearning Evangelist, as they show you how to use the new mobile themes, create scalable HTML content, optimize the project size for mobile delivery, best practices, and much more. Register now!
Topic: Interactive eLearning and Adobe Captivate 7
Date and time: Thursday, 6th June, 2013 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM US/Pacific
Description: Interactions add life to eLearning courses by making it engaging for the learners. It helps learners actively participate in the course and hence improves learning and retention. Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh and Vish as they show you how to transform the drab content screens to interactive eLearning courses in a few simple steps. They will also demonstrate how you can easily publish these courses to HTML5 and/or apps for mobile consumption. Don’t miss it!
Topic: Creating courses for Presenter Mobile App using Adobe Presenter 8
Date and time: Thursday, 25th October, 2012 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM US/Pacific
Description: Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh on a journey to create eLearning courses for your iPad using Adobe Presenter 8. In this session, learn how to create a course in Adobe Presenter 8, host it on Adobe Connect, and view it in Presenter Mobile App, step-by-step. Also learn about the best practices, do’s and don’ts of using the features and creating a good experience in iPad.
Topic: Go Mobile with Adobe Captivate 6
Description: Join Josh Cavalier along with Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to learn how to create eLearning content for mobile devices using Adobe Captivate, publish it to HTML5 format, and deliver on iOS and Android devices. You will also learn how to send scoring data for your HTML5 courses to leading SCORM- and AICC-compliant LMSs and track learner progress.
I love being part of a team. There are few things in life more rewarding than pulling together with a group of like-minded souls in order to accomplish a goal that everyone agrees is important and meaningful. At Adobe our mission is to change the world through digital experiences. In the eLearning team we are deeply committed to the serious work of creating positive change by enabling creativity, educational experiences and making that experience easy and productive. Today our team is thrilled to announce that Adobe Captivate 6 is now available.
Simply put, Adobe Captivate 6 is a sensational tool. Years of innovation, evolution and experience have led to an absolutely amazing tool capable of creating virtually any kind of eLearning content with incredible ease. The hallmarks of Adobe Captivate 6 are genuine, powerful and effortless mobile learning solutions, phenomenal digital video screencasting, and unbelievable out-of-the-box assets including awesome interactions that work in Flash and HTML5, a giant library of hundreds of Actors to add personalization to your projects and jaw-dropping themes that facilitate rapid development so well, you might just call it instant.
iPads and Mobile, Here we come!
The eLearning industry has been aching for a solution that will facilitate robust and reliable delivery of eLearning content to the latest mobile devices. Support for iPads, Tablets, and other mobile devices is just a click away through Adobe Captivate 6′s hot new publish to HTML5 output. Captivate 6 now publishes natively to HTML5 as well as the traditional Flash and other output options. Not only does it output for seamless iPad publishing via HTML5, it also exports MP4 video to facilitate impressive Just-In-Time training.
Just add Content
Have a look at the incredible Themes, Actors and Smart Learning Interactions in Adobe Captivate 6. These phenomenal out-of-the box solutions facilitate a shockingly fast workflow. Better yet, it’s Captivate, so they are all customizable and extensible. No need to stop with the wonderful stuff in the box, you can add your own cutout people, and create your own fully customizable themes to facilitate the branding and template styles that work best for your organization.
The eLearning World’s Favorite Application Simulation Tool Just Got A Serious Upgrade
There’s an incredible surprise waiting inside Adobe Captivate 6 for you. We’ve added High Definition, native video screen / application capture, and we’ve done it with the eLearning savvy you’ve come to expect from Captivate. Captivate has earned a place as industry leader for a long time in the Application Simulation arena, but we didn’t want to rest on any laurels. Why not give a completely awesome video only solution for screen recording? You asked for it, you got it. You won’t believe all the cool features. The mouse remains editable even after the video recording. Output to mp4 or YouTube is lightening fast. A crazy simple editor let’s you zoom and pan with fantastic ease and adding transitions is a breeze too.
These are only a few of the marvelous new features in Adobe Captivate 6. Download a copy now, and let us know what you think. Feel free to join us on Facebook, or reach out to us on Twitter #AdobeCaptivate as well.