In a stunning and welcome move, Adobe is announcing today a major update to their Adobe Captivate software. Captivate has been used by trainers and educators around the world for authoring online courses for more than a decade. In that time it has clearly become the industry leading tool for online course authoring (according to several eLearning Guild annual reports.) Mobile phones and tablets are quickly becoming the most common way to access the Internet and the Captivate team has reacted to Continue reading…
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mLearning has been a buzzword in eLearning for decades. Nearly every year someone speculates that the time for mLearning has finally arrived – and just about that often we discover that still – very few people actually are producing their learning content for mobile devices. You can imagine then that it is with some trepidation that Continue reading…
Maximize your productivity in creating quality eLearning content and get up-to-speed faster with this Captivate 7 course.
These step-by-step videos 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), voice-over 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), PDF and HTML5 (so that your lessons will play on such mobile devices as the Apple iPad).
We are offering $50 Off on the Captivate 7 course, you can take a Free 15-minute Sneak Peek here.
In case you missed the Captivate 6 course bundle offer ($79 for the $199 bundle) – you can view the Captivate 6 Course Bundle here.
For users who use images, HTML content and other assets in their eLearning courses, we have these popular Free Courses – Adobe Photoshop for Beginners, Adobe Dreamweaver for Beginners and Adobe Indesign for Beginners.
You can view our entire catalog of courses here.
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…
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…
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…
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.
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.
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…
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 22.214.171.124 installed. This update is Mac Only and corrects the failure to launch issue on OS X Mavericks. NOTE: IF YOU ARE ON 126.96.36.1999 (If you are on Captivate 6 and already have Drag and Drop) this is NOT your update. The update for 188.8.131.529 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 184.108.40.2065, 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.