E-Learning Interaction Building Tools Comparison
MAY 9, 2016
We are excited to bring out the first ever Interaction Building Tools Comparison. We have compared Raptivity, eLearning Brothers, Articulate Engage '13, Articulate Storyline 2 and Adobe Captivate 9 on various parameters that are vital to create, integrate and deploy eLearning interactions. Each tool has its own strengths and weaknesses.
What’s new in Adobe Captivate 9.0.1
MARCH 7, 2016
We’ve just released a free update for Adobe Captivate 9 with some new features, enhancements, and bug fixes. To get the new update, open Adobe Captivate 9, and click Help > Updates and install the new update. Once the update is installed, your new Captivate version will be 184.108.40.2060. Here are the detailed installation instructions. Now let’s […].
What’s New with Adobe Captivate 8
MAY 20, 2014
Most of you may be wondering what are some of the new features to Adobe Captivate 8. Captivate 8 has made significant upgrades, improvements, and created brand new features never before used in any eLearning authoring tool. Let’s get down to brass tacks and see what’s new with Adobe Captivate 8: Responsive Project Design. Software Simulations.
A Book to Elevate Adobe Captivate 8
JUNE 9, 2014
Pull up your sleeves everyone, it’s time to Elevate Your Captivate 8 knowledge with Diane Elkins’ new book, E-Learning Uncovered: Adobe Captivate 8. . We’ve teamed up with Artisan E-learning to offer the new E-Learning Uncovered: Adobe Captivate 8 book along with an eLearning Template Library subscription for just $499 and receive the Book FREE, a $29.99
Adobe Captivate 9 Review
OCTOBER 15, 2015
Captivate 9 was released just in time for my latest project – a series of courses that require a combination of scenarios and software simulations. I’ve been using Captivate for more years than I am willing to admit (RoboDemo anyone?); Guest Blog by: Dr. Nancy Reyes, Learning Strategist at OnPoint Digital, Inc. every new version […].
Solving Your Development Issues in the Adobe Captivate Community
MARCH 4, 2015
Did you know each major eLearning authoring tool has a thriving community of eLearning developers constantly asking and answering questions about your burning development issues? In this post, you’ll learn how to solve your development issues using the Adobe Captivate Community. Using Adobe Captivate Community Search. #1 Create an Adobe Account.
4 HTML5 Authoring Tools You Need to Know About
AUGUST 7, 2014
This logically deduces the need for such authoring tools that can publish content that is compatible to the user experience that such smart devices deliver. But with the coming of HTML5, browsers and developers of authoring tools have been working hard to catch up and provide the rich experience that is possible with this version. Adobe Captivate 8.
How to Record Software Simulation in Adobe Captivate 9
NOVEMBER 22, 2016
If you belong to an organization that is involved in developing software, you know how tough it is to create training that will teach your employees how to use software the optimal way. How do you overcome these problems and train your staff effectively so that they become ready to use the tool? It’s a fairly simple process to record a software simulation in Adobe Captivate.
The all-new Adobe Captivate 9: From storyboarding to storytelling
AUGUST 19, 2015
We are super-thrilled to announce the launch of all-new Adobe Captivate 9. Take a sneak peek at what’s in store for you: It’s truly one tool, with infinite possibilities. And now with the addition of Adobe Captivate Draft, […]. It is power-packed with tons of new features, functionalities, enhancements, and thousands of goodies to surprise you!
Helpful Tip: Interactive Video in Adobe Captivate 8
FEBRUARY 11, 2015
He is trained as both an instructional designer and developer, and is an Adobe Community Expert. . Before we discuss interactive video in Adobe Captivate 8, we need to discuss a little bit about HTML5 video. With plugin players such as Quicktime and Flash, you could set cue points in your video that your authoring software (if capable) can hear and respond.
3 Adobe Captivate E-learning Examples
SEPTEMBER 15, 2016
Adobe Captivate was first introduced to be a screen capture tool under the name Flashcam. Its evolution as an e-learning authoring tool started after an eHelp Corporation based in San Diego acquired it and released it as Robo Demo. Let’s see a few sample e-learning courses developed by CommLab India using this very tool. Software Application Training.
State of the Authoring Tool Industry
MAY 16, 2016
When looking at the state of the authoring tool space, two words come to mind. And for the entire rapid content authoring tool space, I have to ask – Why? An authoring tool solution is supposed to be all about the ability for folks to create, build courses that can be linear (A to B to C) aka click-click or non-linear (why WBT was empowered in the first place, where the learner can bounce around A to C to G, focusing on what they need to learn, and returning as often as they want). . PowerPoint is presentation software. Assessment tool.
Is Adobe Captivate the Best Authoring Tool for You?
FEBRUARY 9, 2017
Adobe Captivate is one of the most solicited authoring tools in the market today, and there are those who swear by it; however, there are some others who believe the tool has limitations that make it hard to work with. Everybody we know who uses Adobe Captivate loves it – yes – despite its limitations. Learning Technology Adobe Captivat
The Power of Multi-State Objects in Adobe Captivate 9
NOVEMBER 16, 2015
Gone are the days when you had to use multiple objects and advanced actions to depict changing the state of an object in Adobe Captivate. Here comes Adobe Captivate 9, with the power of multi-state objects. You can now convert any interactive or non-interactive object to a multi-state object. This will immensely help you in […]. How do I.
What’s new and improved in Adobe Captivate 9.0.2
AUGUST 8, 2016
And here comes a new update for Adobe Captivate 9, which makes this eLearning authoring tool even more amazing with the power of new eLearning community, integration with Adobe Stock, and some major performance and runtime enhancements. To get the new update, open Adobe Captivate 9, and click Help > Updates and install the new […].
Top 5 productivity tips for Adobe Captivate
DECEMBER 23, 2014
Adobe Captivate is a powerful eLearning authoring tool which allows you to create several types of engaging and interactive eLearning courses. To make the most of this tool, here are the top 5 productivity tips I’ve followed over the years. Go ahead and use them if you like. 1. Take my advice — Always begin […]. How do I.
E-Learning Authoring Tool Comparison
JANUARY 24, 2013
We get lots of questions about our opinion on the major e-learning authoring tools. A while back, I did a comparison grid to help outline the key differences. There have been a lot of changes to the authoring tool landscape in the last 12 months, so I thought I’d update it. . Studio has a few more graphics tools, but Captivate has more animation options.
Super 7 Tips To Create Responsive Courses with Adobe Captivate 8
AUGUST 18, 2014
Thankfully Adobe Captivate 8 allows you to create responsive eLearning courses that can fit perfectly in different device sizes in both horizontal and vertical orientations. With tons of devices in varied screen sizes being used by the trainees and employees, there is a dire need to make the content available on different devices. You can […]. How do I.
5 Advantages of using Adobe Captivate 9
OCTOBER 27, 2016
Adobe Captivate has been a top choice for creating dynamic and engaging e-learning for quite some time now. Creating top-notch software simulations/tutorials has always been its biggest strength. With every version, Adobe makes improvements and also has some neat additions to the tool which make it easier to develop e-learning courseware. Accessibility support.
Introducing Adobe Captivate 6: Sensational eLearning Authoring
JUNE 14, 2012
At Adobe our mission is to change the world through digital experiences. Community Conferences and events Documentation eLearning this week Extending Captivate How do I. Rapid Authoring Rapid eLearning Training and Tutorials Whats new "Elearning authoring tools" "Video screen capture" Adobe Captivate 6 HTML5 iPad mLearning mobile Learning smart learning interactions ThemesI love being part of a team. In the eLearning team we are [.].
Updated E-Leaning Authoring Tools Comparison
JUNE 24, 2014
With the release of Adobe Captivate 8 a few weeks back, I thought I would update our popular—and often controversial—comparison grid on the major authoring tools. At the end of the day, the decisions about which tool(s) you choose to use should be based on the features that are most important to you and your organization. Notable Changes.
E-learning Authoring Tools: The Civil War
JULY 25, 2016
To address your urgency, e-learning professionals have been taking the help of rapid authoring tools to develop online learning material in a span of weeks rather than months. Among these, the three widely preferred e-learning rapid authoring tools are Articulate Storyline 2, Adobe Captivate 9, and Lectora Inspire 16. Adobe Captivate 9.
Adobe Captivate 9 Limitations that Need to be Upgraded [Infographic]
AUGUST 12, 2016
A survey conducted by the E-learning Guild revealed that Adobe Captivate is the most widely used rapid authoring tool. The tool has really evolved, giving developers the power to create responsive courses, simulation-based courses, and highly interactive courses. Despite these capabilities, the software has a few limitations that need to be upgraded.
The ALL NEW Adobe Captivate 8 Blends Authoring Ease with Game-Changing Mobile Support
MAY 20, 2014
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 […]. Community Documentation eLearning this week Extending Captivate How do I.
Adobe Captivate 8 Essential Training now available on Lynda.com
OCTOBER 19, 2014
Lynda.com has announced an Essential Training course on Adobe Captivate 8 by Aaron Quigley. It’s a great course for beginners and intermediate users to explore the Captivate authoring workflow and capabilities, and learn how to use the new features introduced in Adobe Captivate 8. This course is also very useful for folks who want to […]. How do I.
How Adobe Captivate 9 Helps Create Captivating E-Learning Courses
NOVEMBER 30, 2016
Adobe Captivate has been around for quite some time now. It’s safe to say this industry-standard rapid authoring tool helps you craft courses that are not only interactive and engaging, but also aesthetically sound. Want to know how Captivate does it? In cases as such, Adobe Captivate is a must-have authoring tool. Let us find out. 1.
Adobe Captivate to Convert PowerPoint Presentations to E-learning
OCTOBER 12, 2016
Many organizations prefer to convert their PowerPoint presentations, used in classrooms, into interactive e-learning courses using rapid authoring tools. Today, we will see how to accomplish the task using a widely used rapid authoring tool – Adobe Captivate. Now, open Adobe Captivate installed in your computer. It has a default theme.
3 Ways Adobe Captivate 9 Helps Create Captivating E-learning Courses [Infographic]
DECEMBER 12, 2016
Developing e-learning courses in Adobe Captivate is easy. From a simple screencast capturing tool to one of the widely used e-learning authoring tools, Adobe Captivate has come a long way from what it was a few years ago. It lets you create amazing interactive and captivating online learning courses. Wondering how Captivate does this?
Top 11 to 20 Authoring Tools for 2013
OCTOBER 20, 2013
desktop authoring tool that provides a wealth of features and additional software. Templates, themes, debug tool (nice), translation tool (nice too). Includes an assessment tool and can generate certificates. Another super easy authoring tool to start building courses. Translation tool. The Top 10 authoring tools (in alpha order).
Summer Course Authoring Tool Rankings – Top Ten
JUNE 11, 2013
With all this fun summer stuff, comes my summer course authoring tool rankings. For those who are in my top ten course authoring tool rankings. #10 Training Bricks – Bricklayer. Assessment tool including randomization. Fun - just like that pool party you are going to have in July – I am expecting an invite BTW. #9 Adobe Captivate 7.
20 Frequently Asked Questions About E-learning Rapid Authoring Tools
OCTOBER 17, 2016
With hundreds of e-learning development software available in today’s marketplace, choosing the right one which fully meets your training needs can be a major challenge. Authoring tools differ in their suitability for various factors such as learning styles, delivery platforms, file formats, e-learning standards, and the e-learning development process. Can you suggest one?
Ghost Edition – Top 10 Authoring Tools for 2013
OCTOBER 30, 2013
This year we will focus on the top ten authoring tools for 2013. For each authoring ranking, a brief true ghost story, then the vendor and why it was selected. Nice assessment tool. Proof that you can create an amazing authoring tool without being based in the U.S. One of the trends I forsee in 2014 is an increase in the number of authoring tools enabling multilingual while creating a course. One of the first authoring tools to enable the synching of your voice to match the actors/avatars’ lips. Shocking? You bet.
Hell in a Cell Between Articulate Storyline 2, Adobe Captivate 9, and LectoraInspire 16
SEPTEMBER 14, 2016
Selecting the right authoring tool for rapid eLearning projects is a process riddled with uncertainty. How will you know which eLearning tool to work with? have worked on several authoring tools. Today, I am sharing my views on the 3 widely used tools -Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, and Lectora Inspire 16. Feature. Operating Systems.
Book Review: Mastering Adobe Captivate 6 by Damien Bruyndonckx
NOVEMBER 30, 2012
A few days back, I started reading Damien’s Mastering Adobe Captivate 6 book. would say that it’s a great resource for people who wish to learn and master Adobe Captivate 6. Training and Tutorials "Elearning authoring tools" Adobe Captivate 6 Adobe eLearning Suite 6 book review Damien Bruyndonckx Mastering Adobe Captivate 6 Rapid Authoring rapid elearning