I am excited to let you know that we just announced Adobe Captivate 2. Click here for the press release. The day we all have been waiting for has come!
Adobe branding, tons of new features, and a new direction for the product make it the biggest release so far. For the first time, we are branching out of the niche of software training and screenrecording and provide functionality that takes the product to a whole new level.
In the new version, anyone (and that includes non-programmers like me) can author scenario-based training. Now, it's easy to develop the complete training for call center agents for example: you can combine the soft-skills training with the technical simulations - all within one tool and without having to learn Flash!
And for those of you who like podcasting, check out the commentary about the new release by Ellen Wagner (Podcast with closed captioning created with Adobe Captivate 2).
There are many ways to use Adobe Captivate 2 - be creative and have fun!
FYI: Nearly all the features you find in the new version are based on customer requests. Many of you have requested the features listed below and they all made it into the product (It's late at night in Rio and I might have forgotten some that you'll discover yourself soon):
- customizable scoring slide
- Flash Video import
- zoom in edit mode
- zoom effect
- gray out
- hide/lock in the timeline
- condensed and customizable word output (step-by-step)
- playback controls outside of the content
- drop down menus
- faster opening/saving of projects
- automatic text entry boxes in simulation recording mode
- dockable panels
- integration with image editors (launch & edit)
- export to Flash 8 (authoring tool)
- Flash Player 8 SWF generation
- closed captioning
- color picker (one of my favorites)
- caption type change and apply to all captions of this type
- bit rate slider for audio compression control
- slide notes visible in edit mode
- slide based navigation (e.g. you might have an interaction without pausing and if learner missed to click, slide could automatically advance to another slide vs. continuing to the next slide)