February 22, 2014
This week I hosted Adobe Captivate Developer Anita Horsley in an eSeminar and was thrilled to learn a cool new tip. (Yup, even I didn’t realize that you could do this nifty little trick with your eLearning modules.)
Permit me to set the stage. You are building your latest learning module in Adobe Captivate. You know that the module is essentially four sections, one for each of three big topics and one for the final assessment. But it’s a long project, and you’ve got dozens, maybe even hundreds of slides. Every time you go to search for the start point of section 2 or three you find yourself scrolling the thumbnail section for Continue reading…
February 19, 2014
A few days back, I started exploring a cool new tool named Expresso to create short videos to share my thoughts and ideas with my friends and colleagues. It’s a pretty simple tool to create videos to explain concepts and ideas with the help of out-of-the-box video assets and adding text/drawings on the fly.
The best part I like about Expresso is Continue reading…
January 16, 2014
January 10, 2014
Whether 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…
January 2, 2014
Topic: Go Mobile with Adobe Captivate 7.0.1
Description: The new update for Adobe Captivate 7 is loaded with enhancements to help you create stunning mobile learning courses using the HTML5 publish option. Join Suresh Jayaraman, Captivate Engineering Manager and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh, Adobe eLearning Evangelist, as they show you how to use the new mobile themes, create scalable HTML content, optimize the project size for mobile delivery, best practices, and much more. Register now!
Topic: The exciting new features and enhancements in Adobe Captivate 7.0.1
Description: Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh, Adobe eLearning Evangelist, to learn about the new features and enhancements in Adobe Captivate 7.0.1. She will demonstrate the enhancements related to HTML5, Advanced Actions, Variables, Color Swatches, new Millionaire interaction, and a few more enhancements.
December 20, 2013
Dear Adobe Captivate Month-to-Month Subscriber,
We sincerely appreciate your continued patronage of Adobe Captivate. We wanted to reach out to you in advance and notify you about some important changes in the product offering expected to come into effect very soon.
Starting January 14th 2014, Adobe will no longer offer the month-to-month subscription plan for Adobe Captivate. If you have purchased a month-to-month subscription and are on the auto-renewal plan, you will be able to renew your monthly subscription for Adobe Captivate only till January 13th 2014.
If you intend to buy a new month-to-month subscription plan for Adobe Captivate, you can do so only till January 13th 2014 and continue to use the product for one month till your monthly subscription expires.
Post expiration of your month-to-month subscription plan, you can continue to buy Adobe Captivate in the following ways:
- Buy the one-year subscription plan for Adobe Captivate ($19.99/month in North America) from Adobe.com.
- Buy the perpetual license for Adobe Captivate from Adobe.com ($899 in North America)
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this decision might have caused you or your business.
We came across some questions and clarifications on our above communication and have tried to sum up some of those, for your benefit Continue reading…
December 10, 2013
A free Mac Only update to Adobe Captivate 6, (Adobe Captivate 6.0.2) is now available for download and installation through the following link; http://www.adobe.com/support/captivate/downloads.html Mavericks users may download the update directly using this link.
Mavericks Installation instructions
To install the downloaded patch, you must first have Adobe Captivate 6.0.199 OR 184.108.40.206 installed. This update is Mac Only and corrects the failure to launch issue on OS X Mavericks. NOTE: IF YOU ARE ON 220.127.116.119 (If you are on Captivate 6 and already have Drag and Drop) this is NOT your update. The update for 18.104.22.1689 is expected in a couple of weeks. If you are on Captivate 7.0.1, you can use the above link to download your update, but be certain to chose the Captivate 7 update, not the Captivate 6 update.)
Once you’ve downloaded the patch, simply double click the downloaded file to install. (The installer file is called ‘AdobePatchInstaller.app’
Once the installation is complete, you will see a message stating that the update is complete: Click Close.
Launch Adobe Captivate, and choose Help > About Adobe Captivate. If the build number is displayed as 22.214.171.1245, then the patch has been installed successfully.
What about Captivate 7 and 6.1 users who want to update to OS X Mavericks?
The Captivate 7 update for OS X Mavericks users was previously released. You can find details here. We are working actively on a patch that is expected to allow Captivate 6.1 users to run their copy of Adobe Captivate on OS X Mavericks Operating Systems. We expect that updates to be available in December.
As always, please feel free to leave comments and questions in the section below.
December 6, 2013
We recently released a free update for Adobe Captivate 7 and it includes some stunning new features and enhancements like support for iOS 7.0.3, Android 4.2 and later, Mac OS 10.9, and Windows 8.1, color swatches, lock size and position of objects, star shape, millionaire interaction, and this list doesn’t end here… The most awaited enhancements in this list are related to Advanced Actions and Variables. Let’s take a look that these enhancements in detail:
Copy actions across projects:
You can now copy an action, advanced action, and shared action into another project by copying the objects or slides associated with the actions and pasting them in the target project. While copying Continue reading…
November 26, 2013
The Beginner Adobe Captivate training course will quickly have you creating eLearning and mLearning lessons that include software simulations, demonstrations and soft-skills (compliance training). You will learn how to make your lessons engaging and interactive by creating quizzes, adding text captions, animations, videos, rollovers, clickable areas (buttons and click boxes), typing areas, voiceover audio and sound effects. And you will learn how to publish your lessons for the widest possible audience including how to output both Flash (SWF) and HTML5 (so that your lessons will play on such mobile devices as the Apple iPad).
If you’re looking for continued Adobe Captivate training, this Advanced Adobe Captivate 6 course will teach you to improve your screen recording skills via projects templates and pre-editing your text captions. You will enhance your production skills by learning about object styles, master slides, themes, and advanced actions. You will learn to create, insert, and edit variables that will enrich the learner experience, and you will learn how to create branching scenarios that will enable learners to plot their own learning path. You will learn to collaborate with team members using Captivate’s powerful commenting capabilities. You will ensure your eLearning and mLearning output can be accessed by people with disabilities by adding such 508-compliant features as accessibility text and closed captions. Finally, you will learn about SCORM, AICC, SCOs, Manifests and how to upload published lessons into an LMS.
These 2 courses are taught by Kevin Siegel. Kevin spent five years in the U.S. Coast Guard as an award-winning photojournalist and has more than two decades experience as a print publisher, technical writer, instructional designer and eLearning developer. He is a certified Adobe technical trainer, has been a classroom instructor for more than 20 years and is a frequent speaker at trade shows and conventions.
You can also try our Free What’s new in Captivate 7 and What’s new in Presenter 9 courses. We are working on getting comprehensive Adobe Captivate & Presenter courses on Adobe KnowHow.
All courses are 75% Off on Adobe KnowHow till Jan 1, 2014. Use the Coupon HOLIDAYS75 to redeem this offer for any course.
November 21, 2013
If you’ve been looking for a formal hands-on training course to learn how to use Adobe Captivate and Adobe Presenter, but can’t find a suitable classroom training for it, enroll for these live online courses organized by Guild Academy.
Here are the details: Continue reading…
November 20, 2013
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 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…