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WAR: Articulate Storyline Losing Battle to Adobe Captivate

LearnDash

Not too long ago I wrote a post about my initial reaction to Articulate Storyline and its relation to Adobe Captivate.  Without giving away too much of the video, I will say that I appreciated their approach at comparing Storyline not to just Adobe Captivate, but rather Adobe e-Learning Suite 2.5. What you Captivate users know who I'm talking about). .

How to Create an Animated GIF From Video in Photoshop

E-learning Uncovered

In the below video, I’ll show how you can easily use Adobe Photoshop to create an animated GIF from a short video file. August 26 – 27 |  Articulate Storyline Training. September 18 – 19 |  Articulate Studio ’13 Training. The post How to Create an Animated GIF From Video in Photoshop appeared first on E-Learning Uncovered

Community Connections

eLearning Chef

Adobe has recently been making a push to significantly improve the user experience of their community support resources (likely, at least in part, to Articulate’s excellent user-group support forum). Adobe’s relatively new ‘Community Connections‘ page is a add-on to their revamped product communities (i.e.

BEST Feature in Adobe eLearning Suite 6 To Date

LearnDash

Adobe eLearning Suite 6 is starting to generate quite a lot of buzz. I for one am eager to see Adobe’s reaction to the highly supported Articulate Storyline. Let’s face it, Articulate has raised the bar a bit, so Adobe really needs to make a splash with this one. Photoshop. Adobe Presenter. adobe elearning suite 6 elearning instructional design

Tim’s Top 3 PowerPoint Design Tips

E-learning Uncovered

Wouldn’t it be great if there was an easy-to-use program that could accomplish many of the same graphic design tasks as Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator? Although you may not realize it, many of the tools you can use to design presentations in PowerPoint are the same ones used in programs like Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator. This program is PowerPoint.

New in Adobe Captivate 8: The Little Things

E-learning Uncovered

There’s lots of buzz in the e-learning world over the release of Adobe Captivate 8, and rightly so. You can find some great tutorials on these features in Adobe’s Rapid eLearning blog.). As I’m updating our E-Learning Uncovered: Adobe Captivate 8 book, I have the chance to explore every checkbox, every menu, and every dialog box. Enhancements to conditional actions. Swatches.

New Authoring tool rankings #11 to #20

eLearning 24-7

Easy to use. #15 Articulate Studio 09 - Until I see what 2013 can do (and it is about to be in beta), Studio sits at number 15. Despite what Articulate might say the most used products within Studio are Presenter and Quizmaker. Outputs include HTML5, MP4, Microsoft Silverlight, Adobe Air. Adobe Audition CS6 integration – sweet! Not with Publisher. Task management.

Development Corner: Image Formats

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

In the second image, I have opened the file in Photoshop and zoomed in on the child's face. So if you are editing an image in Photoshop, always save it as the native format first, which is a PSD (Photoshop Document).   In the Save As dialog box in Photoshop, choose "Photoshop" as the file format. This saves as a PSD and preserves all details.

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State of the Authoring Tool Industry

eLearning 24-7

recall a conversation I had last year with some folks from Articulate who informed me that PowerPoint is an authoring tool. 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. is overwhelming, unless they have used a product in the past like Photoshop that uses layers. I’d love to see vendors have the mouse highlights over the term layers, actions, objects and so forth, so that the course builder could see what the terms mean – examples an added bonus. . But I digress. SCORM 1.2,

5 Free Online Image Editors for Rapid E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Aviary Phoenix is a more robust application and close to something like Photoshop with the layering and more complex editing capabilities. Aviary Raven is a vector editor similar to the free Inkscape or Adobe Illustrator. Had lots of people ask about the Articulate Storyline at the recent conference. We’ll follow the presentation with a free Articulate jam session.

Any tool as long as it's Adobe

Clive on Learning

As I write this, my Adobe Updater program is busy installing the latest updates to my Adobe Creative Suite 3. I had thought that, with my extravagant purchases, I was maintaining the Adobe share price all on my own, but the eLearning Guild's latest research report on authoring and development tools proves otherwise. Photo editing: #1 Photoshop (84%); #2 Illustrator (which doesn't even do photo editing) (35%). Although that may well be an Adobe tool also! Simulation tools: #1 Captivate (79%); #2 Flash (45%). Audio recording (!!!!): #1 Captivate (44%).

The content creator’s toolkit 2012: part 1

Onlignment

You can produce e-learning materials in PowerPoint alone, but more likely you will be using an add-in, like Articulate Presenter, that converts your work into a more web-compatible format like Flash or, looking to the future, HTML 5. There is only one professional choice for photo editing and that’s Adobe Photoshop, although Adobe’s much cheaper consumer offering, Photoshop Elements, has almost as much capability. Most photo imaging tools, including Photoshop, also have excellent capabilities for producing diagrams and charts, as does PowerPoint.

Ghost Edition – Top 10 Authoring Tools for 2013

eLearning 24-7

Scream, my friend, scream for here comes the top five course authoring tools. #5 Adobe Captivate. They wanted to know why their product was not number one since it contained many of the same features as the top two.  I cited my previous argument that they had Premiere, Photoshop from the early to mid 90′s and Audition – another product and never added any of items or components from these products into Captivate to give it more punch.  I mean they didn’t need to re-invent the wheel, it was already there. hehehhehe. #2 Articulate Storyline. Shocking? SCORM.

Compressing Media in Your E-Learning Authoring Tools

E-learning Uncovered

Articulate Storyline. Articulate Studio (Presenter, Engage, and Quizmaker). To use the publishing compression settings, go to Presentation Options on the Articulate ribbon. Articulate Studio has an extra option for compressing images either individually or for the whole project, helping you reduce the file size on a very granular level.  Adobe Captivate. Lectora.

1st update on 10 Tools Challenge 2013

Jane Hart

Photo/image.  60- Flickr  53- Adobe Photoshop. Authoring tools.  28- Camtasia  37- Articulate  43- Adobe Captivate  67- Udutu. Personal tools.  7- Skype.   Web conferencing.  32- Adobe Connect  50- Blackboard Collaborate  54- WebEx.  12. So, if you are looking for some ideas, then here are the Top 100 Tools 2012 , organised into 12 different categories.

Times are changing – trends in the content authoring tool market

eLearning 24-7

Adobe Photoshop Express – in the cloud and very popular. Most people assume that Articulate, Lectora and Captivate are the best tools out there, that is no longer the case. As the rapid content authoring market continues to grow, new features and capabilities are equally growing.  For the most part, that is a great thing, but as you are about to read, some are not. There are 124 authoring tools in my latest directory, of which 30 are SaaS or a combination of desktop and SaaS – which really what is the point of that? Trend 1. Slow growth of SaaS. Projection.

It’s time for upgrades, and a Poll

eLearning Development

In the past couple of weeks two important eLearning software upgrades have hit the virtual streets: Adobe CS4 came out this week. Articulate released the Studio 09 update to all their tools a couple of weeks ago. Adobe CS4. This is a huge upgrade, and the first time Adobe has released a unified upgrade for all the Adobe and former Macromedia products. They’ve also changed the bundles - thank you Adobe. Photoshop CS4 Extended. Adobe Bridge CS4. Adobe Device Central CS4. Articulate Studio 09. Flash CS4 Professional.

Notes from DevLearn and the Adobe Learning Summit

Steve Howard

The first was the Adobe Learning Summit, hosted by Adobe. Adobe demoed a widget for Captivate that allows Twitter to be embedded inside Captivate lessons. Photoshop has tools built-in that you can use to test your designs for colour-blind viewers – see my previous blog post. • for pallets – learn to love Adobe Kuler [link]. Use sparingly for effect. • @rebecka7: I keep hearing over & over again…get your course/training RIGHT ENOUGH for your deadline and then improve. • [link] Articulate showcases. INTRODUCTION. There’s a lot.

Hot List - Second Half of January

Tony Karrer

Alternatives to Kirkpatrick Wiki as repository for a virtual community Wikipedia - tightening editing Remote Collaboration the Horizon report 2009 from Educause Items HP Learning Center - free online software, business, marketing and IT classes for small and medium business Keywords Social Media Work Skills Twitter Photoshop Captivate Adobe Google Articulate eBook Tools Demo ASTD TechKnowledge Notes on the list. As I was at ASTD last week, I missed doing my Hot List for the week. You can find out more about this in Hot List and Hot Last Week.

The Secret to Creating Your Own PowerPoint Templates for E-Learning - The Rapid eLearning Blog

Rapid eLearning

Many of you already use tools like Photoshop to create your graphics. GIMP : solid Photoshop alternative. Paint.net : solid Gimp or Photoshop alternative:). One quick question…How do you do the annotation on your slides inside of Articulate? Is there an Articulate update I missed to allow you to do this? would like to see an example of a training session that focuses on how to use PP and Articulate in a software training session. (I deal with high end CAD, Computer Aided Design, systems.) consider myself a Articulate Guru, a really high-user.

Keeping Up - April's Big Question

eLearning Cyclops

also like to make occasional visits to  Google Labs and  Adobe Labs to "keep up" with the tech tools they are working on and to test drive any beta versions available. When April's Big Question from Learning Circuits is "How to Keep up?" This is in reference the immense and rapidly expanding technology tools. It is tough to stay on top of all the emerging tools. However, being involved in an e-learning community is a big help. For me it is a blog community and following many experts on Twitter. Many of the blogs I follow are part of the  eLearningLearning community.

Our Top 10 Learning Tools 2009

Upside Learning

Adobe Flash: It’s no wonder this is at the top of our list. Though Microsoft’s Silverlight is coming up, we don’t see it posing a challenge to Adobe’s Flash anytime soon. 2. Adobe Photoshop: This is a great tool for creating and editing graphics/photos/images, giving output compatible for many delivery formats with multiple file extension options. Adobe Captivate: We find this an easy-to-use and reliable tool for creating application simulations. 6. Adobe Dreamweaver: We use this HTML editor to create websites and XML-based eLearning courses.

Our Top 10 Learning Tools 2009

Upside Learning

Adobe Flash: It’s no wonder this is at the top of our list. Though Microsoft’s Silverlight is coming up, we don’t see it posing a challenge to Adobe’s Flash anytime soon. 2. Adobe Photoshop: This is a great tool for creating and editing graphics/photos/images, giving output compatible for many delivery formats with multiple file extension options. Adobe Captivate: We find this an easy-to-use and reliable tool for creating application simulations. 6. Adobe Dreamweaver: We use this HTML editor to create websites and XML-based eLearning courses.

Development Tools I Would Learn If I Were You - June's Big Question

eLearning Cyclops

They provided just enough to make us dangerous with HTML, Flash, Photoshop and Authorware. Photoshop or Fireworks). If you are lucky enough to have a graphic artist on staff, it is still good to know the basics and be able to "speak their language." e-Learning web-based training (WBT) development tool : This will most likely be your "go to" tool for developing asynchronous online courses and/or assessments (OutStart Trainer, Articulate, ToolBook, etc., June's Big Question over at the Learning Circuits blog is regarding tools one should ".learn Second Life). etc.,).

My top ten tools

Clive on Learning

Photoshop Lightroom: I've just got this and now use it to manage and edit my photos. It looks so cool it was definitely worth upgrading from Photoshop Elements. Adobe Illustrator: Still learning this tool, but I'm determined to make it my first choice for creating artwork. Articulate: I had to choose a couple of authoring tools and this is the one I use for rapid stuff. Jane Hart asked me to come up with a list of my top ten tools. Jane has already persuaded Jay Cross to do his (and very interesting it is too, see here ) and now it's my turn. What else can you say?

Free, now with added capitalisation

Learning Rocks

I'm not sure how you might attach the same model to something like Adobe. Oh christ, I hope nobody at Adobe sees that. Gimp is great for what I need, but it's not quite Photoshop. Actually the best bet for a clear project would be to work on building in Articulate/Adobe/PointeCast Presenter type facilities directly in to OO Impress - but perhaps there's another post in that idea] ** There are very few people who will actually notice that there is no five-star comment in the body of the text. lost quite a bit of time in there.

Free, now with added capitalisation

Learning Rocks

I'm not sure how you might attach the same model to something like Adobe. Oh christ, I hope nobody at Adobe sees that. Gimp is great for what I need, but it's not quite Photoshop. Actually the best bet for a clear project would be to work on building in Articulate/Adobe/PointeCast Presenter type facilities directly in to OO Impress - but perhaps there's another post in that idea] ** There are very few people who will actually notice that there is no five-star comment in the body of the text. lost quite a bit of time in there.

List of e-Learning Job Descriptions

Vignettes Learning

Flash, Toolbook, Rapid Intake, Captivate, Articulate, etc.), One of the toughest challenges in running an e-learning project is finding the right talent and ensuring they fit into the roles and expectations of the team. The list below is a good starting point to identify roles, responsibilities and qualifications. To promote innovation in the use of e-Learning/ILT benefit learning, teaching and research throughout the curriculum. To enable and support all staff in the training and business curriculum changes needed to utilize new technologies and learning materials. MAIN DUTIES: 1.

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Articulate Storyline: Recolor Art

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

  In my workflow as an Instructional Designer, I create my own artwork in Adobe Illustrator and export as  transparent PNGs. These behave just like  Photoshop Blend Modes  and give you a variety of effects based on the color you choose.     Looking for training on Articulate Storyline?  Enter " Recolor Art."