March 7, 2013
Last month, we released a new update for Adobe Presenter 8. This release grants an early access to fantastic new features and is available only to customers on Adobe Software Assurance plans for Adobe Presenter and eLearning Suite (as well as customers on maintenance agreements and eLearning Suite 6/6.1 subscriptions.) For customers not on these plans, these new features are expected to also appear in the next full release of Presenter.
In the announcement post for Adobe Presenter 8 updates, Dr. Allen Partridge talked about some of the key features, like the new audio workflow, enhanced Adobe Presenter Mobile App, automatic closed captioning for Presenter Video Creator, Windows 8 and Microsoft Office 2013 support, and enhanced interactions library. Along with these key features, we also have some interesting new features added to Adobe Presenter 8, which are accessibility support, closed captions, direct option to hide playbar, and ability to add a title at the beginning of the videos created using Adobe Presenter Video Creator.
Let’s talk about these features in detail: Continue reading…
February 16, 2013
The Adobe eLearning team is thrilled today to announce the immediate availability of a very special release of Adobe Presenter 8. This release will grant early access to fantastic new features and is available only to customers on Adobe Software Assurance plans for Adobe Presenter & eLearning Suite (as well as those customers on maintenance agreements and eLearning Suite 6 / 6.1 Subscriptions.)
For customers not on these subscription plans these features are expected to also appear in the next full release of Presenter.
Let’s have a look at the exciting new features.
New audio workflow
The new audio interface is slim and sweet! You’ll love the simplicity.
With just a couple buttons it’s an incredibly intuitive audio interface. Now you can record and sync audio with your PowerPoint slides effortlessly. Just click the Continue reading…
January 29, 2013
I don’t usually talk about buying and selling our eLearning products. I suppose to some this might seem strange. After all, I do work for Adobe and we do make some amazing software. When asked about it I’ll usually say, “I just show how the software works and talk about eLearning, the products pretty much sell themselves.” And honestly, that’s true. The teams continue to improve the products so quickly that I’m almost always able to say “Yes, we can do that.”
So why a post about subscriptions. Well today is a very special day. It’s a day of a promise fulfilled. Today, subscription, Adobe Software Assurance (ASA) and other customers who have various forms of subscription agreements will get early access to Adobe Captivate features in Continue reading…
January 18, 2013
Yesterday during our Captivate training session, we announced the results for Adobe Presenter Knowledge Sharing Contest. Thanks to Anita Horsley, Joe Ganci, and Nancy Rayes for judging the contest entries.
Here are the winning entries:
First prize goes to Dave Dunbar for his video on Using Xtranormal for Education to Engage Your Students! Dave has won $3000 cash as the first prize!
Second prize: Rod Ward for his video on New Infosemantics Widgets for Adobe Captivate. Rod has won a full licensed copy of Adobe eLearning Suite 6 + Logitech HD Webcam + Blue Yeti Mic
Third prize: Dave Buell for his video on Adding a Captivate Quiz to InDesign / DPS. Dave has won a full licensed copy of Adobe eLearning Suite 6 + Logitech HD Webcam + Blue Yeti Mic
Congratulations Dave Dunbar, Rod Ward, and Dave Buell for winning the contest! 🙂
January 14, 2013
There is a fundamental problem that exists in the typical business workplace today. Chances are that you or someone in your office is already painfully aware of it. We’ve seen an explosion in the number of people whose jobs are directly related to their expertise, and for whom ‘what they know’ has become a kind of ‘insurance’ plan.
Have you ever heard a colleague proclaim “If I’m the only one who knows how to do this, ‘they’ can never fire me.” We’ve all heard similar comments and perhaps even nodded along, or said the words ourselves. But what is the actual cost of this kind of environment of knowledge hoarding. Research in fact suggests that it cuts much Continue reading…
January 12, 2013
Are you teaching at a college or university that is rapidly adopting online courses? Do you want to enhance your traditional classroom experience with more online course materials? Are you one of the thousands moving to mostly online teaching? Join Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist as he demonstrates and discusses the fundamental concepts in interactivity and engagement for your eLearning courses. You’ll learn to use Adobe Presenter 8 & the new Video Creator to take the course materials you’ve got, and create amazing interactive experiences your students will love.
Join me for this eSeminar, free online on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 10:00 AM US Pacific. Just click the link below to register for the session and the system will send you link info and a reminder.
January 4, 2013
Hi Adobe eLearning fans, we have some exciting news! We’re launching a NYC-area user’s group! Justin Mass will host the monthly UG gathering at the beautiful Adobe offices in Times Square, NYC! Each month you’ll have an opportunity to network and learn from other eLearning professionals. The meetings will be informal and we encourage you to bring current projects with you, share your challenges & questions, work in real time together, and enjoy pizza and beer (our treat!). You may also have your own tips and tricks to share, and the monthly meetings will be a great venue to teach as well as learn. We plan to connect with members of the product team over video conference from time to time to address your burning questions. I hope you’ll join us for our kick-off meeting on Thursday night, January 24, from 6-8pm. To RSVP, please email Justin at firstname.lastname@example.org
November 9, 2012
When? Thursday, December 13, 2012, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM US/Pacific
Description: Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to learn how to create quizzes, add various types of questions and question groups, enable the quiz for reporting and publish the course with Adobe Presenter 8.
Register at: http://adobe.ly/Zc1aHc
November 7, 2012
Last week we announced the Knowledge Sharing Challenge at Adobe Learning Summit. It’s an amazing opportunity for anyone (eLearning Professional, Trainer, Subject Matter Expert, Instructional Designer, Knowledge Worker, You Name it) to compete for great prizes and show your colleagues what you can do. All you need to do is record a short video using Adobe Presenter Video Creator and share it on Facebook. Here’s a short video with more information about the contest: Continue reading…
November 6, 2012
Topic: Presenter and Captivate: Together at Last!
Description: This year, Adobe Captivate 6 and Adobe Presenter 8 were both released. Used individually, they are both great tools for creating eLearning. Together, they are more than the sum of their parts. In fact, when used together, you can capitalize on the strengths of both. But how? What are the best ways to ensure success? Joe Ganci, eLearning expert lo these many years, and an expert in both Captivate and Presenter, will guide you through the steps that will get you up and running quickly. He will also give you a few choice tips you may find difficult to find elsewhere. Come with your questions too. Joe will do his best to answer them.