The wait is over. Adobe Captivate 5 and Adobe eLearning Suite 2 are available now! [VIDEOS]

I’m happy to share with all of you that Adobe Captivate 5 and Adobe eLearning Suite 2 for Windows and Mac are now available and shipping.  Furthermore, the trials for both applications are also available for download.

For a while now, I have been sharing videos of my favorite new features in Adobe Captivate 5 and Adobe eLearning Suite 2 in an effort to get you ready for when the trials became available (i.e. today).

I wanted to list these videos here in case you haven’t had a chance to watch them:

This is an overview of the brand new user interface (UI) in Adobe Captivate 5, and the benefits it brings to our existing users. The new user interface in Adobe Captivate 5 looks and works the same way on Mac as it does on Windows. Also, with this new UI, Captivate now works like other Adobe products, for example Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, and FrameMaker, which means that you will be able to comfortably go from any of these applications to the next without missing a beat.

In rewriting Captivate from the ground up, one of the resulting benefits is the significant speed improvements gained from using newer technologies. In this video, I conducted my own speed tests using a stopwatch and the results are fascinating.

Hands down my favorite ‘integration’ feature in the new Adobe eLearning Suite 2 is the tight integration between Adobe Captivate 5 and Photoshop CS5. This functionality enables one to roundtrip native Photoshop (.PSD) files in Captivate 5 without having to re-import each time one changes the Photoshop file. I go over how to do this in this video.

In this video, I introduce Captivate users to the services of Acrobat.com and provide an overview of the integration we have built for leveraging the cloud services of Acrobat.com in Adobe Captivate 5.

In this video, I talk about how Acrobat.com is used to publish, track and report Adobe Captivate 5 Quiz results, without the need for a Learning Management System (LMS).

Many people have asked me what the experience will be like for Learners taking Captivate eLearning courses, which have this Acrobat.com functionality enabled.

I created a short Quiz and published it to my Blog, in order to enable you to test exactly what the experience will be like for your learners.


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