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April 9, 2014

Creating Advanced Drag & Drop Interactions with Adobe Captivate

Creating Drag and Drop interactions in Adobe Captivate is fun and easy, but what if you want to really harness the power of Captivate’s Advanced and Shared Actions in conjunction with Drag and Drop? In this article I’ll explain and Continue reading…

Posted by Allen Partridge12:47 AM Permalink
January 28, 2014

Power in the Box – Learn to easily create custom lightbox dialogs for your Adobe Captivate projects

Power in the Box

Power in the Box

Sometimes you don’t want to turn the page. It’s typical in eLearning projects to assemble the module as a series of slides, and many times you can get all of the information that you want in a single slide, but sometimes, you want to provide optional information or include an opportunity for a simple, custom interaction that gives additional information. One really cool way Continue reading…

Posted by Allen Partridge2:49 AM Permalink
January 10, 2014

How to easily make a great YouTube Video

pvc_001Whether you are working to impress the boss or to share your favorite game tips with friends, virtually everyone is looking to YouTube videos to catch and create the latest trends. In the past, creating great videos has been a difficult proposition, it’s difficult to imagine how you can go from average video surfer to top notch video creator, but it doesn’t have to be that difficult to make YouTube videos, thanks to a cool new tool from Adobe.

Adobe Presenter includes an amazing video recording tool that let’s anyone easily create amazing show and tell videos, by recording both a web cam and your computer screen at the Continue reading…

Posted by Allen Partridge11:45 PM Permalink
November 20, 2013

What’s new and what’s Enhanced in the Adobe Captivate 7.0.1 Update?

CP7_boxshot_3in_shadowWhat’s New
Whenever software is updated I know I’m always eager to learn what is new and what is improved. I imagine that is the case for many people, so in that spirit I’ve compiled a list of the new and improved items included in the Adobe Captivate 7.0.1 update and I’ve added some context to help make sense of it all.

Mobile
Mobile is one of the fastest growing areas in eLearning. If you missed my eSeminar on mobile learning last week, here’s a link to the Slideshare. The gist of my presentation: about half of all Continue reading…

Posted by Allen Partridge3:07 AM Permalink
April 4, 2013

Soft Skills / Scenario Based Training Full Source Example for #AdobeCaptivate

1B_FinalA few months ago I began working with a very talented team of developers from eLearning Brothers. Together we conceived and created a very cool soft skills training module using Adobe Captivate called ‘Quarantine.’

Quarantine is a scenario based / soft skills training module designed to teach new officers at a prisoner of war camp how to engage with prisoners and respond to prisoner requests. The catch? It’s a POW camp for Aliens.

The basic story is that Aliens known as the Lacertae have invaded earth and that there are now Aliens being held in various Prisoner of War Camps around the planet and in orbit. You are a part Continue reading…

Posted by Allen Partridge7:15 AM Permalink
January 12, 2013

Become the Superstar of your University’s Online Course Catalog

iStock_000017992167XSmallAre 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.

REGISTRATION: http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/event/index.cfm?event=detail&id=2128318&loc=en_us

Posted by Allen Partridge3:07 AM Permalink

eSeminar: Listen Up: Understanding eLearning Audio in Adobe Captivate 6

Scenario-based Learning

Learn how to make the most of audio in your Adobe Captivate 6 course modules. Join Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist as he demonstrates and discusses the fundamental concepts in adding audio to your eLearning courses. We’ll explore the basics of the audio interface and discuss how best to use audio in various contexts in your course modules.

Join us for this session on Audio on Wednesday, February 13, 2013, at 10:00 AM US Pacific.

REGISTRATION: http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/event/index.cfm?event=detail&id=2128312&loc=en_us

Posted by Allen Partridge2:41 AM Permalink

eSeminar: Social Networking Communications & eLearning: Tweeting in Adobe Captivate Course Modules

Tablet PC with cloud of application iconsAs the web evolves it’s impossible to ignore the ever rising tide of social networking. The ability to micro-message, inquire, post & share our ideas, thoughts and questions in virtually every context has given rise to expectations that within our eLearning modules, students and teachers should be able to communicate effortlessly. Advancements to the Adobe Captivate Twitter Widget are designed to facilitate this sort of immediacy within your courses by leveraging the Adobe Captivate Course Companion to send instant, context relevant messages from inside Adobe Captivate course modules between educators and learners & even between students & their peers. Join Dr. Allen Partridge for a walk-through of this social media learning innovation, in order to learn how you can introduce social networking into your own courses.

I hope you’ll join me, along with Adobe engineers for a closer look at social media and Captivate. The event will be held on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 10:00 AM US Pacific. You can register using the link below.

REGISTER: http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/event/index.cfm?event=detail&id=2120534&loc=en_us

Posted by Allen Partridge2:25 AM 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
January 2, 2012

Download Adobe Captivate sample Rapid eLearning Course modules

Looking for some examples to feed your creativity, help you learn more about how Adobe Captivate works, or just to add inspiration to your New Year? Look no further. I’ve added the big yellow download button to the sidebar of the Captivate blog so you can find the latest downloadable source demos. You’ll find them here. http://blogs.adobe.com/captivate/adobe-captivate-presenter-elearning-suite-examples

Once you’ve had a look, why not leave comments and questions in the section below?

Posted by Allen Partridge7:53 PM Permalink
July 16, 2011

An Adobe Captivate Advanced Actions Interaction Example

One of the cool things about Adobe Captivate is that you can actually develop more complex interactions using the Advanced Actions feature. This post is for users with a fair amount of experience in Captivate and it presumes Continue reading…

Posted by Allen Partridge12:19 AM Permalink
July 12, 2011

Unique compliance training requirement- score and enforce

Recently there was a unique quiz usecase discussed on our Facebook page, where the trainer wanted to create a slightly different compliance or mandatory training course. The requirement was that for each question, the answer selected by the participant in the first attempt would be used for scoring. But they also wanted to ensure that the participant moved to question #2 only after answering question #1 right, and so on.

Here is a 3 question quiz that highlights this usecase (I’ve left the progress indicator ON to highlight the jump from question 1 of 6 to question 3 of 6, etc.): Continue reading…

Posted by Shameer Ayyappan11:23 AM Permalink
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