Posts tagged "Adobe Captivate"

May 25, 2012

Training: Creating Meaningful assets for your elearning courses

Description:

Join Alice Acker, Adobe Captivate Expert along with Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to learn the nuances of selecting and using assets like images and videos for your elearning courses. During the session, we will also discuss how to make use of Adobe Captivate and Adobe Photoshop to select, manage and edit the assets for an effective use inside the course.

What’s in it for you?

After attending the session, you will be able to:

  • Carefully select the assets for your elearning course from different sources
  • Create assets from the internal sources like people images or office images etc.
  • Edit images using Adobe Captivate and Adobe Photoshop

Recordinghttp://adobe.ly/OxCWBZ

Posted by Vish2:10 PM Permalink
April 25, 2012

Announcing winners of the Scenario Training contest!

We’re happy to announce the winners of our Scenario Training contest! We had some great entries and also significant interest from the community. The entries received close to 10,000 Facebook ‘Likes’. The people’s choice award goes to Steve Shatkin, for his entry ‘Some tips to make you a better poker player’.

Steve has definitely inspired me to try and create another scenario training on Poker tips, possibly playing out each scenario even when a user makes a wrong choice- thus allowing him or her to learn from the mistakes.

That brings us to the judges award. Continue reading…

Posted by Shameer Ayyappan4:22 PM Permalink
April 23, 2012

Text-to-Speech in Adobe Captivate 5.5 – Create and Reuse!

There are different ways of adding audio to an eLearning project in Adobe Captivate 5.5 and one of the ways is to convert Text to Audio with the powerful functionality of  Text-to-Speech in Adobe Captivate. As I was thinking about it, a thread in LinkedIn drew my attention, that talked about creating Text-to-Speech audio and then reusing that audio in a different project. Leslie Bivens, an Adobe Captivate Expert, has added her comments with a solution and I thought of creating a tutorial based on that… Thank you Leslie :)

Watch this video to understand more about how to create Text-to-Speech and reuse it in Adobe Captivate.

Posted by Vish8:53 PM Permalink
April 18, 2012

New Course + Quiz Template using the Power of Adobe Photoshop!

When I had shared Quiz + Course templates a few months back, some Adobe Captivate users asked me for an Architecture-based theme. And I thought why not! :) So here’s a new template which you can use right away for creating your eLearning content.

Download the Template file (.cptx) from here.

Let me take few minutes of your precious time to explain how I went about doing this. Continue reading…

Posted by Vish10:02 PM Permalink
April 10, 2012

3 Tips for Better PowerPoint Workflow in Adobe Captivate

Creating a course using Microsoft PowerPoint and importing and enhancing it using Adobe Captivate is a very popular and useful workflow. There are cases where we can achieve smooth results if we follow some best practices when creating the eLearning course using PowerPoint. Of course there are best practices after importing it inside Captivate as well… :) Let’s discuss how these can make a difference. Continue reading…

Posted by Vish12:52 PM Permalink
April 9, 2012

Enabling Assessment Module after Course Completion

Last week, a Captivate user had posted a question on our Facebook page. She was working on a course which had a few modules and an assessment in the end. In this course, she wanted to create a customized menu page with all the modules and assessment listed and clicking them would take the learner to respective module/assessment. The requirement was to have the learners take the modules in any order before the final assessment becomes accessible.

So here’s an answer to your question, Christine :)

In this example, I have created a course with four modules and an assessment. The requirement is to allow the learner to attempt the assessment section only after they have completed taking all the modules. Try it out…

So the logic used here is to Continue reading…

Posted by poojajaisingh2:05 PM Permalink
April 3, 2012

Training: Effective Planning for your eLearning Courses

Description:

Join Kirsten Rourke, Adobe Captivate Expert and Trainer along with Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaising to discuss the essentials during the planning process for your elearning courses. During the session, we will discuss how Storyboarding, planning for assets and navigation is very important to minimize the risks and maximize the productivity

What’s in it for you?

  1. Plan for your courses in terms of resources and time
  2. Create storyboards and review them
  3. Do overall planning for increased productivity

Recordinghttp://adobe.ly/KWjuMi

Download the Presentation here

Posted by Vish5:06 PM Permalink

Training: Power of Advanced Actions in Adobe Captivate: Tips and Tricks

Description:

Join Lieve Weymeis, Adobe Captivate Expert and Adobe Education Leader along with Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaising to improve using Advanced Actions in Adobe Captivate. We will learn the best practices to create advanced actions while avoiding pitfalls.

What’s in it for you?

  1. Prepare advanced actions in a structured way: choosing events, variables, action types
  2. Use labeling techniques as timesavers (tips)
  3. Use tricks with variables to shorten editing time
  4. Test actions (trick)
  5. Do’s and Don’ts

Prerequisites:
Know the meaning of variables, having played (minimally) with  standard/conditional action.

Recordinghttp://adobe.ly/Ms0N5d

Posted by Vish4:54 PM Permalink

Training: Professional videos in Captivate on a budget!

Description:

Join Joseph Caplan, Adobe Captivate Expert along with Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaising to learn how to create videos effectively for Adobe Captivate. During the session, we will also learn the best practices, tools and techniques used for high-quality videos.

What’s in it for you?

  1. Understand the basics of video production
  2. Edit the videos using Adobe Premiere Elements
  3. Use the videos in Adobe Captivate Projects

Recordinghttp://adobe.ly/L7O8la

Posted by Vish4:08 PM Permalink

Training: Leverage on Typography to Create the Engaging Interfaces for eLearning Courses

Description:

Join Jay Dutta, Typographer, Designer and Design Evangelist along with Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaising to learn how to play with text and type to create interesting and immersive designs that keeps the learners engaged with your elearning courses. During the session we will also discuss how these principles can effectively be used inside Adobe Captivate.

What’s in it for you?

  1. Understand how to work with text and type styles to create sticky learning content
  2. Create clear hierarchies for easy reading
  3. Create object styles in Adobe Captivate based on the learnings.

Recordinghttp://adobe.ly/L7O7hl

Posted by Vish3:58 PM Permalink
April 2, 2012

Training: Increase Productivity with Master Slides, Object Styles, and Object Effects

Description:

Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaising to learn how to create great looking courses using the power of Master Slides, Object Styles and Object Effects. During the session, we will discuss the best practices of using these features in Adobe Captivate to do the tasks faster and still create aesthetically good looking courses.

What’s in it for you?

After attending the session, you will be able to:

  • Use Master Slides as templates for the slides
  • Use Object Styles for consistency in look and feel.
  • Use Object Effects for engaging content.

Recording Link: http://adobe.ly/K15Lpc

Posted by Vish6:08 PM Permalink
March 26, 2012

Advanced Answer Option… A handy tool in Quizzing toolkit!

Navigating from a question slide based on the answer chosen is not only engaging but also proven method of teaching a topic or a concept. Doing this in Adobe Captivate is very easy by using the power of a property for Answer option called ‘Advanced Answer Option’. Watch the video below to learn more and let us know your thoughts…

Posted by Vish6:20 PM Permalink
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