Posts tagged "User Interface"

January 15, 2013

Use eLearning Characters as Presenters

Presenter Header Image

Guest Blog by: Bryan Jones, President of eLearningArt, a company that provides thousands of eLearning templates and images, and author of the Assets eLearning Blog.

eLearning Characters make Great Presenters

In my last guest post, I talked about how you can use characters as eLearning avatars or guides in your eLearning courses. In addition to using characters as avatars, you can also use characters as presenters. For example, you could use a presenter as:

  • A teacher in front of a blackboard
  • A news anchor with a TV behind him
  • An employee with a clipboard (or in front of a whiteboard or on a stage) Continue reading…
Posted by poojajaisingh8:15 PM 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
June 1, 2012

Adobe Captivate 6 Sneak Peek: Themes

I’m so excited about the upcoming release of Adobe Captivate 6. I’m going to burst if I don’t share something, so here it is. From deep inside the labs I’ve sorted out the details of one of the incredible new features coming in Adobe Captivate 6, and it’s absolutely wonderful. You’re going to love using the new Themes. Check out the video to learn more. Enjoy! :)

Still starving for more information about Adobe Captivate 6? Follow me on twitter @adobeElearning and be the first one to know about what’s in store for you in Captivate 6.

You also stand a chance to win a full licensed copy of Adobe Captivate 6. Here’s how Continue reading…

Posted by Allen Partridge10:22 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
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 3, 2012

Training: Effective Planning for your eLearning Courses

Description:

Join Kirsten Rourke, Adobe Captivate Expert and Trainer along with Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaising to discuss the essentials during the planning process for your elearning courses. During the session, we will discuss how Storyboarding, planning for assets and navigation is very important to minimize the risks and maximize the productivity

What’s in it for you?

  1. Plan for your courses in terms of resources and time
  2. Create storyboards and review them
  3. Do overall planning for increased productivity

Recordinghttp://adobe.ly/KWjuMi

Download the Presentation here

Posted by Vish5:06 PM Permalink

Training: Power of Advanced Actions in Adobe Captivate: Tips and Tricks

Description:

Join Lieve Weymeis, Adobe Captivate Expert and Adobe Education Leader along with Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaising to improve using Advanced Actions in Adobe Captivate. We will learn the best practices to create advanced actions while avoiding pitfalls.

What’s in it for you?

  1. Prepare advanced actions in a structured way: choosing events, variables, action types
  2. Use labeling techniques as timesavers (tips)
  3. Use tricks with variables to shorten editing time
  4. Test actions (trick)
  5. Do’s and Don’ts

Prerequisites:
Know the meaning of variables, having played (minimally) with  standard/conditional action.

Recordinghttp://adobe.ly/Ms0N5d

Posted by Vish4:54 PM Permalink

Training: Professional videos in Captivate on a budget!

Description:

Join Joseph Caplan, Adobe Captivate Expert along with Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaising to learn how to create videos effectively for Adobe Captivate. During the session, we will also learn the best practices, tools and techniques used for high-quality videos.

What’s in it for you?

  1. Understand the basics of video production
  2. Edit the videos using Adobe Premiere Elements
  3. Use the videos in Adobe Captivate Projects

Recordinghttp://adobe.ly/L7O8la

Posted by Vish4:08 PM Permalink

Training: Leverage on Typography to Create the Engaging Interfaces for eLearning Courses

Description:

Join Jay Dutta, Typographer, Designer and Design Evangelist along with Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaising to learn how to play with text and type to create interesting and immersive designs that keeps the learners engaged with your elearning courses. During the session we will also discuss how these principles can effectively be used inside Adobe Captivate.

What’s in it for you?

  1. Understand how to work with text and type styles to create sticky learning content
  2. Create clear hierarchies for easy reading
  3. Create object styles in Adobe Captivate based on the learnings.

Recordinghttp://adobe.ly/L7O7hl

Posted by Vish3:58 PM Permalink
April 2, 2012

Training: Increase Productivity with Master Slides, Object Styles, and Object Effects

Description:

Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaising to learn how to create great looking courses using the power of Master Slides, Object Styles and Object Effects. During the session, we will discuss the best practices of using these features in Adobe Captivate to do the tasks faster and still create aesthetically good looking courses.

What’s in it for you?

After attending the session, you will be able to:

  • Use Master Slides as templates for the slides
  • Use Object Styles for consistency in look and feel.
  • Use Object Effects for engaging content.

Recording Link: http://adobe.ly/K15Lpc

Posted by Vish6:08 PM Permalink
March 13, 2012

Another chance to win an iPad 3!! Scenario-Training Contest…

After the successful HTML5 contest for Adobe Captivate on our Facebook Page, we’re launching a global contest for the best Scenario-based training content created using Adobe Captivate. This contest is live now on our Facebook page.

Contest Rules:

  1. Upload any scenario-based course created using Adobe Captivate. For examples of scenario-based courses, visit http://bit.ly/A6MVqG or http://bit.ly/xMkBBz
  2. Publish the content as a Flash SWF file. In Captivate’s output options check both the ‘zip file’ and ‘export to HTML’ options. Continue reading…
Posted by Vish6:08 PM Permalink
February 29, 2012

Training: Adobe Photoshop basics for Adobe Captivate 5.5 users – Part 2

Description: Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaising to learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop for creating and editing images/assets for Adobe Captivate 5.5. This is the second part of 2 part series wherein we will discuss different techniques used in creating and managing the image assets.

Continue reading…

Posted by Vish4:45 PM Permalink
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