Posts in Category "Captivate"

Captivate 5 – Branching

Captivate 5 Branching

Captivate 5 Branching

I love Adobe Captivate.  Captivate 5  makes it easy to set up projects with branching-based scenarios.  This is great for all kinds of education technology applications, tutorials, etc.  Learn how with this brief tutorial.

Adobe Captivate 5 and eLearning Suite 2

Adobe has officially announced Captivate 5 & eLearning Suite 2!
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Captivate has been re-architected “from scratch” and is packed with plenty of great new features and enhancements. Mac user? Not a problem. The eLearning Suite is now available for the Mac!
The top new features in Captivate 5 are:

  • Optimized user interface
  • Object Styles
  • Master Slides
  • Rich animation effects
  • Multivideo support and synchronization
  • Tracking and reporting

The top new features of the eLearning Suite are:

  • Roundtripping between Adobe Captivate 5 and Adobe Soundbooth® CS5
  • Roundtripping between Adobe Captivate 5 and Adobe Flash® Professional CS5
  • Roundtripping between Adobe Captivate 5 and Adobe Photoshop® CS5 Extended
  • Application capture in Adobe Flash Professional CS5
  • Reinforced traditional authoring workflow
  • Domain-specific HTML templates

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Some Widget fun with Captivate 4

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Adobe Captivate 4 has a new feature called “Widgets” which are a collection of Flash-created SWF files that you can add to your projects. Captivate ships with a bunch of them, and one of them in particular—the Certificate widget—is pretty fun. With it, you can offer a certificate to someone who passes a quiz you have created. There is even a button to print the certificate so you can proudly display your certificate of completion. We here at the Adobe Education Technologies blog built one called the Certificator, and you can see it in action by clicking the following link (link to the certificator: http://se.adobe.acrobat.com/certficator/). To learn more about how this was created, grab the Captivate project files, and start learning how to create your own widgets, read on. . .

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Use Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro to Create and Share Multimedia Experiences

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Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro PDF Portfolio Content Fusion

With Adobe Flash Player integration within the new Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro and Adobe Reader 9, PDF files can become far more than static documents and forms. PDF portfolios (which are special types of PDF files) can be created to deliver a wide range of engaging multimedia content to include music, photos, movies, Flash (SWF and FLV) content, 3D content, and much more. The interface used to experience the PDF portfolio content is a Flash-based navigator with different layouts. Steve Adler (Adobe Acrobat Specialist for Education) has a fantastic blog article explaining how to create PDF portfolios and their possible uses in K-12 and Higher Education environments. Below I have provided five PDF portfolio examples which you can download and view offline using the free Adobe Reader 9 or a trial version of Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro. Examples include:

Once you have viewed these PDF portfolios, try creating one yourself using Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro. You can use Steve Adler’s blog article as a guide or watch a recorded webinar. Also, there are new PDF portfolio navigator layouts you can download and start using for your projects.

Who uses AIR and how?

If you have heard of the Adobe Integrated Runtime (aka AIR), but wondered what it might be good for, then you are probably not alone. Instead of going on about it, I thought an eLearning example might help. In fact, an award-winning example might help even more, so I am going to send you from the Adobe Education Technologies blog over to my good freind RJ Jacquez’ blog. A Captivate presentation on the AIR application itself is also available. It takes a moment to load, but it is worth the wait.

Keep in mind that here at Adobe we have a number of really useful blogs out there, ours the best, though, so keep on coming back.