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Adobe Captivate 8: Responsive Projects for mLearning

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by Kevin Siegel      Creating eLearning for mobile devices was high on the wish list a few years ago when Adobe asked users for the top features they'd like to see added to Adobe Captivate. It wasn't long before Adobe responded by adding HTML5 as a publishing option.   Adobe Captivate 8 now allows you to create responsive projects.

Adobe Captivate: Preloaders

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by Kevin Siegel        I received an email last week from a Captivate developer who was concerned with how long it was taking for a published lesson to begin playing for his learners. He also verified that his web server wasn't the issue. In fact, lessons created by other Captivate developers in his company downloaded faster than his.   Of course, if one Captivate developer can overlook the role of the Preloader, it's possible others have as well. helped him tweak both, and he reported that his lesson is loading much faster.

Adobe Captivate 8: Geolocation

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For instance, you can create a Captivate project for learners who live in the United States or Australia. While much of the course content is relevant to both Americans and Australians, thanks to Captivate's geolocation feature, learners in both countries will see unique, location-specific, information while taking the same course. In a word, that's awesome!

Adobe Captivate: Internalize or Externalize?

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The common way to publish a completed Captivate eLearning video is as a SWF (small web file). But it is possible to publish your Captivate video so that the Skin, Widgets, FMR's and Animations are split apart from the SWF. Doing so would mean that you would need to keep track of more pieces when uploading the lesson to your web server. by Kevin Siegel.

Adobe Captivate: Copying Library Assets from One Library to Another

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by Kevin Siegel. I was recently working on a new Captivate project and needed to grab several assets that had been used in an older project. could have inserted each of the assets into the new project manually (I knew where the original assets were located on my server). Looking for training on Adobe Captivate? Some of the assets were audio files; others were images.

The brand new Captivate 9 puts Adobe years ahead of the competition

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Back in 2012 you would have been hard-pressed to find anything exciting in version 6 of Adobe Captivate, in fact most of the cool stuff at the time was coming from Adobe’s competitors, namely Articulate with their new Storyline software and their latest iteration of Articulate Studio. Adobe Captivate Draft for iPad. Adobe Captivate Draft on iPad.

Adobe Captivate 6: Still Unable to Disable.

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by Kevin Siegel    Last week I wrote about the  project expiry issue  people are having when they use the trial version of Captivate 6 to open projects created with the trial version of Adobe Captivate 6. As a test, I downloaded the project files used in both books from my server. I   Looking to learn Captivate quickly?

Track Course Completions for Free Using Adobe Captivate Quiz Results Analyzer

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Are you creating courses using Adobe Captivate and don’t yet have a learning management system (LMS) for tracking results? Using the Adobe Captivate Quiz Results Analyzer, you can capture student scores and question-and-answer specifics, which can provide insight into your learners’ performance in the course. Step 1 – Readying Your Web Server. Total score.

Adobe Captivate, TechSmith Camtasia Studio, Articulate Storyline: Production Times

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Is it Adobe Captivate? have extensive experience using Adobe Captivate and TechSmith Camtasia Studio. In my experience, it will take you approximately 2 hours of labor to produce 1 minute of eLearning playtime if you use Adobe Captivate. If Articulate Storyline is your tool of choice, developers who use that tool have told me that Storyline is on a par with Captivate. Publishing to an LMS or web server. If you add interactivity (Flash hotspots) to a Camtasia project, you will need to post the lesson to a server to test the interactivity.

"Adobe Captivate 7: The Essentials" Workbook Now Available

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I'm happy to report that my newest book, "Adobe Captivate 7: The Essentials"  is now available for purchase. "Adobe Captivate 7: The Essentials" is a self-paced training manual that teaches the core Adobe Captivate skills needed to create interactive eLearning and mLearning content. You’ll learn to leverage and enrich existing Microsoft PowerPoint presentations by importing and linking into new or existing Captivate projects. hard copy of the book can be purchased directly from IconLogic's website.

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Adobe FrameMaker and Captivate: Merging Multimedia With Print PDFs

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Simply open a document and, if you've got Adobe Acrobat on your computer, choose  Adobe PDF  when you print. You can see there's nothing particularly special about the text (beyond the promise of an Adobe Captivate simulation).  selected  150 dpi  to make the imported Captivate simulation a bit smaller in my FrameMaker document.

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Adobe Captivate: Adding Videos to eLearning

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by Kevin Siegel      You can add several types of video into a Captivate project, including AVI, MOV, and Flash Video (FLV or F4V). To insert a video, open or create a Captivate project and then choose  Video > Insert Video  to open the  Insert Video  dialog box.  Looking for instructor-led training on Adobe Captivate?

How to Trigger Captivate Advanced Actions with Javascript

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For instance, I may want to lock all the navigation until the server reports that user may proceed. In Adobe Captivate, I would create a variable named ‘isLocked’ and set it to true. Then I would use JavaScript to watch for (or fetch) an update from the server. Then, we trick Captivate into thinking it was clicked. Some tools make it easier than others. One

Reporting the Quiz Results to a local server

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One of the most requested features in Adobe Captivate was the ability to store the course results on the local servers or database. Adobe Captivate 5 comes with an all new reporting workflow, being highlighted as Alternate Reporting, which enables its users to store and track their course results using their own servers and database. So keep tuned

"Adobe Captivate 9: The Essentials Workbook" Now Shipping

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We are proud to announce that our newest book, "Adobe Captivate 9: The Essentials Workbook" has begun shipping.      This book is a self-paced training manual that teaches the core Adobe Captivate skills needed to create interactive eLearning and mLearning content.  You'll learn how to import existing PowerPoint content into Captivate. Adobe Captivate    By following step-by-step instructions, you will learn how to create a soft-skills lesson from scratch. Don't throw that presentation away.


Captivate Training: Alternate Reporting and Quiz Result Analyzer in Adobe Captivate 5.5

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Topic: Alternate Reporting and Quiz Result Analyzer in Adobe Captivate 5.5 Date and time: Thursday, Sept 22, 2011 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM US/Pacific Description: Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh and Vish to learn about the alternate options available for quiz reporting like and Internal Server. Training and Tutorials "Elearning authoring tools" Adobe Captivate 5.5 Adobe eLearning Suite 2.5 They will also show you how to analyze the [.]. eLearning Suite How do I.

Adobe Captivate Quiz Result Analyzer

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Adobe Captivate Quiz Result Analyzer. My last post mentioned the way to set up an owned server, for getting the Captivate quiz results. This blog highlights the new Results analysis tool, which can be used to view the results stored on your servers. Adobe Captivate Quiz Results Analyzer is a results analyzer tool which comes with Adobe Captivate 5.

Blue Collar Captivate Templates

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Today we’re going to take a look at three Captivate templates in our library that demonstrate the value of hard work. Server Room. If you’re reading this you probably know that this depends on the website, but source files are usually contained on hard drives in big air conditioned rooms full of servers, AKA, a server room. Industrial Shop. Gravel Pit.

[Video] How to Insert HTML5 Files into Adobe Captivate 8

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I’m here to walk you through how to insert HTML5 files, like Game Templates and Interaction Templates , to work with Adobe Captivate 8. For this tutorial, I am going to use HTML5 files from Adobe Edge Animate that I have edited. The best way to get the file to put into Adobe Captivate 8 is through a web window or web object. Upload Files to an FTP Client.

Captivate 5 patch for LMS reporting, audio dev, preloader…

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We’ve just released a new patch for Adobe Captivate 5. The issues fixed in this patch are: LMS An AICC-compliant Adobe Captivate course does not launch successfully if the web server on which the course is hosted, and the LMS, which is used to [.]. Extending Captivate Technical Support Whats new Adobe Captivate adobe captivate patch LMS reporting preloader rapid elearning authoring toolsThis patch contains a new feature, and a few bug fixes.


Adobe Captivate 4: Looking for NeoSpeech?

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Question:  I own Adobe Captivate 4 and need the installer for the Text to Speech software (NeoSpeech). Adobe used to have a link on their site but it's now the NeoSpeech for the new Captivate 5. This software will not work with Captivate 4. Answer: I posted the NeoSpeech software on my server. Tags: Adobe's Technical Communication Suite Captivate Can you help? You can download it by clicking here.

Adobe Captivate: Analyze and Chart Quiz Data Without an LMS, Part II

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by Kevin Siegel Last week I wrote about how Adobe Captivate 5 offers an alternate reporting method for posting quiz data instead of an expensive LMS: and the free Adobe Captivate Quiz Results Analyzer. Once posted, you would then use the Adobe Captivate Quiz Results Analyzer to create reports and charts. Looking to learn Captivate?

eLearning: Adding Videos to eLearning. The Results

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Adobe Captivate. Adobe Presenter. While many developers use two or more of the tools listed above, the majority of respondents use Adobe Captivate the most (56%). Your corporate media server (or a server you created on your own). Most developers (54%) store the videos on their computer or server.    If you set up your own media server, tell us your story. Top comments about this question: "Previously attempted to do this with Adobe's Flash Media Server but it was too complicated and expensive.

Workaround for video streaming issues in Captivate

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Problem:  Videos do not get streamed in Adobe Captivate projects. Solution: The format of the URI depends on how the FLV or F4V file is nested within the ‘App’ folder on the server. Captivate F4V FLV Streaming videoReason: The URIs of the videos are specified incorrectly. The first two sections in this article explain the URI formats when the [.]. How do I.

How to Create a Leaderboard for eLearning with Google (Part 2)

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Today, as promised, I would like to show how you can do this for Adobe Captivate and Lectora as well! Instructions for Captivate. It is easier to edit the JavaScript in an editor before you paste it into Captivate. The JavaScript we’ll use needs to access some variables in the Captivate course. In Captivate create three variables: userScore. Captivate JS.

eLearning: Is Right-Clicking Right?

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  You'll be happy to learn that both Adobe Captivate and Articulate Storyline allow you to easily add right-click functionality to software simulations. If  If you're using Captivate, show the  Properties  of a Click Box, and, on the  Options  tab, select the  Right-click  check box. First, the  Captivate  and  Storyline  forums are littered with frantic posts from developers who cannot get the right-click functionality to work. What's your take on right-clicking? Do you use it?

Developing Mobile Learning Apps with Lectora and PhoneGap

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App Installation process: Upload the.apk file in your online web server and create a URL. Related Posts Lectora Inspire, Articulate Storyline and Now Adobe Captivate 8 – Expert’s Advice A Quick Guide to the New Features ofLectora Inspire16 Recreating Flash Courses in HTML 5 Using Lectora. Accessing learning content through apps is easier than through browsers.

Development Times for Captivate eLearning

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Many new Captivate developers underestimate development time needed to produce eLearning lesson in Adobe Captivate. which has nothing at all to do with Captivate production. Production won’t include creating a Captivate template, a completed shell project that you will use as the basis of all of your projects. As I mentioned above, it’s going to take 10 hours (on average) to produce each Captivate project. Tags: Adobe's Technical Communication Suite eLearning by Kevin Siegel. The following table should help. What Does Production Include?

eLearning: How to Pick an LMS

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Be sure to ask beforehand what sort of authoring tools the LMS is compatible with, as it is recommended that you find a system that works well with all the leading tools like Adobe Captivate, Lectora, and Articulate Storyline.  These services allow you to define your service periods and store information on external servers giving you the external staff and storage resources to manage any required changes to course delivery. The problem is, there are several LMS vendors from which to choose. How to Choose the Right LMS for Your Business.   Your Content.

State of the Authoring Tool Industry

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Yes, you can use it for many different things, and yes, Microsoft has an add-on that turns PPT into something similar to Adobe Presenter. SaaS courses that push out to an LMS, but still sit on the SaaS Authoring tool vendor’s server.  I see the pluses of it, yet there are minuses.  Lastly, why is Articulate and Adobe still on the desktop?  For those wondering, Adobe Captivate Prime, does not come with Captivate nor is Captivate in the cloud. It is Adobe’s LMS, and slick marketing utilizing the Captivate name in it. .

The Top 3 Aspects of Articulate 360 You Must Know

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Adobe Captivate and Lectora have already launched the responsive design feature. Articulate 360 Package: Like Adobe Creative Cloud, Articulate has also integrated all of its existing and new independent tools into one simple Articulate 360 package. There is no need of any server or LMS to send the courses for stakeholders’ or SMEs’ review. Desktop: Storyline 360. Quote.

Summer Course Authoring Tool Rankings – Top Ten

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Fun -  just like that pool party you are going to have in July – I am expecting an invite BTW. #9 Adobe Captivate 7. Feature wise the product has quite a bit, but my biggest gripe with Adobe is that this product always seems to be behind its top competitors. Work offline with their optional Studio Server – extra charge. Why you may ask? Searchable content.

ATD2015 Conference Post – Review

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More e-learning vendors than in the past, including plenty of newbies – not so much “new” per se, rather new in terms of attendance, but yeah some “new” Adobe Captivate Prime – Adobe’s LMS, to launch in August (more on that in a sec.). Adobe Captivate Prime – demo and introduction, let’s roll the tape! The platform will accept any 3rd party authoring tools; it does NOT come with captivate for those wondering. . Well hello there!  The book will be published in 2016. Let’s jump right in. Pluses.

E-learning Developer vs. Web Developer

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An e-learning developer will have the following abilities: Knowledge of how to use an e-learning development tools such as Adobe Captivate, Lectora, or Articulate. Got a PHP or ASP based server that need to talk to your e-learning? A web developer is the answer. Lectora JavaScript Development Tools Technology eLearning Blog Managing eLearning Captivate LMS Articulate eLearning SCORMby Jonathan Shoaf. You know when to hire a plumber. You know when to hire an electrician. But do you know when to hire an e-learning developer? How do you know if you need a web developer?