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Expectations From eLearning Authoring Tools

Upside Learning

I came across this mind map by Cammy Bean which covers nearly all the tools available for creating/authoring eLearning content. She tries to find answers to three simple questions regarding each tools mentioned in the mind map –. For many tools, the answers are as expected. While some try doing freeform authoring through a template-based authoring tool.

15 Authoring Tools For mEnabling Your eLearning For iPads

Upside Learning

– pointers on some of the tools out there, that you can use to help you take that ‘leap of faith’ into mLearning. So here’s the list of the tools that can do the job and which you might want a closer look at. Adobe Edge Animate. With this HTML5 compliant, eLearning authoring tool from ‘dominKnow’, you can create mobile and tablet compliant content easily.

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10 Widely Used Authoring Tools that Support HTML5 and Empower E-learning

CommLab India

Two decades ago, e-learning developers used to develop courseware on the primary code base of JavaScript and action script in Adobe Flash. swf) worked well on desktops and laptops and for many years, Flash ruled the e-learning world. After knowing the growing importance of HTML5, let’s check the most widely used e-learning authoring tools that provide HTML5 output.

SWF speaks to HTML page… through JavaScript!

Adobe Captivate

Most of us, sometime or the other, have had a need to manipulate the HTML page that contains the Captivate SWF file. The requirement may have been to display a custom message or change an image in the HTML page on click of a button inside the SWF. Training and Tutorials Whats new "Elearning authoring tools" Adobe Captivate Adobe eLearning Suite 2.5 Advanced Actions eLearning HTML5 Rapid AuthoringThis can be achieved by sending data [.]. eLearning this week Extending Captivate How do I.

Convert Your Cool Captivate Quizzes to HTML5 Format!

Adobe Captivate

In September, we made the HTML5 Converter for Adobe Captivate available on Adobe Labs. With HTML5 Converter, you can easily convert Adobe Captivate generated SWF to HTML5 format and repurpose your countless hours of interactive trainings for mobile devices that do not support Flash content. Rapid Authoring Whats new "Elearning authoring tools" Adobe Captivate 5.5 Adobe eLearning Suite 2.5 We received a lot of positive feedback from customers who were [.]. eLearning Suite Extending Captivate How do I.

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E-learning Development: Selecting the Right Audio, Video, and Image Format

CommLab India

When developing an eLearning course using rapid authoring tools, you should know which format is supported by the tool to import audio files, videos, and images. Adobe Captivate 9. Video (Ctrl+Alt+V) formats include SWF, FLV, F4V, AVI, MP4, MOV, and 3GP. Video (ALT+N+V Individually) formats include SWF, FLV, AVI, WMV, MOV, MPEG, DV, and 3GP. Lectora 16.

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Latest E-Learning Trends – Some good, some bad

eLearning 24-7

love this trend, because it clearly says that the rapid content authoring tool vendors are becoming innovative and are seeing the market. Adobe Learning Suite only works on 32 bit computers. are telling me of problems when they try to use a SWF from the program into Articulate.  As a result of this issue, people have to insert the SWF as a web object. I am still hearing of problems with Captivate 5 and SumTotal. If you are having problems with a rapid content authoring tool and your LMS, please let me know. There is Money in those Hills. Months.

Training: Using Multi-SCO Packager to Create a Single Course out of SCOs from Captivate, Flash and Dreamweaver

Adobe Captivate

Pooja Jaisingh to learn how to combine SWF and PDF from Captivate, Learning interactions SWF from Flash and Course Builder SCOs from Dreamweaver into a [.]. Training and Tutorials "Elearning authoring tools" Adobe eLearning Suite Adobe eLearning Suite 2 Adobe eLearning Suite 2.5 eLearning Suite 2 LMS rapid elearning rapid elearning authoring toolseLearning Suite eLearning this week How do I.


Easily Add Flash Interactions to eLearning

eLearning Weekly

You don’t need to know how to program in Flash, and you don’t even need to own Flash software. You just need to head to and use the intuitive online tool. SWF) to insert into your elearning. The interactions builder kicks out a Flash AS2 file, which easily scales to fit into your PowerPoint or your authoring tools.

Publish with a Branded Template… Save time!

Adobe Captivate

Sometimes we need to embed the published Adobe Captivate SWF in an HTML page which has the branded template of our organization. If we have the luxury of changing the default HTML template for Adobe Captivate, there is nothing like it! Rapid Authoring Rapid eLearning Whats new "Elearning authoring tools" Adobe Captivate 5.5 Adobe eLearning Suite 2.5 This template can be a company website, home-grown LMS, or a portal. See the [.]. eLearning this week Extending Captivate How do I. Design Ease of use rapid elearning User Interface


My date with Adobe Captivate 5.5 and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3… at HTML5 Restaurant!

Adobe Captivate

When I thought of creating some content in HTML5 for my iPad, the first thing that crossed my mind was Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3. I not only appreciate it but have also seen a lot of my photographer [.]. Extending Captivate Rapid Authoring Training and Tutorials Whats new "Elearning authoring tools" "Screen capture software" Adobe Adobe Captivate Adobe Captivate 5.5 captivate training HTML5 iPad publish to HTML5 rapid elearning authoring tools SWF to HTML5


My Top 10 e-Learning Tools

eLearning Cyclops

Jane Hart is gathering top ten lists for e-learning tools. have posted my e-learning toolkit in the past, but not what I necessarily consider my "top e-learning tools." So, here are my top 10 e-learning tools. They are not stand alone e-learning tools, but together allow me the ability to create effective e-learning courses. I have included how and why I use these tools. Adobe Fireworks - It is my choice for editing graphics because it is user-friendly to non-graphic artists like me. Tools Misc. old habits are hard to break. Learning

Rapid eLearning Through Software Simulations And Screencasts

Upside Learning

Previously when I discussed freeform and template-based rapid content authoring tools, I kept software simulation tools aside. The main reason was that such simulation tools are not always used for developing just any type of learning but focused on training content creation for a specific software application or system. The software simulation in turn, can be divided into screen capturing tools and interactive simulation development tools. In this case one needs a tool that does much beyond simple screen capturing.

Development Tools - Should I Cut Out the Middle Guy?

eLearning Cyclops

It has gotten to a point where some of my courses are all developed in Flash and the e-learning authoring tools (DHTML) have been used more as a "shell" that decompiles it as a SCORM package. really prefer the robust ability of creating courses in Flash and only use the DHTML e-learning authoring tools for their ability to make the course SCORM or AICC compliant. So,  do I really need to continue using these authoring tools? Tools flash e-LearningBack when I first started developing e-learning courses, I used Macromedia's Authorware.

New Tool: Create Awesome eLearning Interactions Online

eLearning Brothers

eLearning Interactions is an online tool that allows you to quickly build interactions that can be downloaded and embedded in whatever eLearning authoring software you use. swf) and use it in your next course. Supported eLearning Programs: The downloaded interaction and game files work with eLearning software that imports Flash…which is all of them! Themes.

Adaptive and Responsive Design for eLearning: Part 2


A few years ago, when rapid eLearning development tools were in their infancy, the job of eLearning designers was fairly straightforward , and had very little to do with web standards. Courses were prepared using software products that were almost all based, to a greater or lesser degree on the Microsoft PowerPoint model of slides, templates and bullet points. Not any more.

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CamStudio - (Authoring Tool) CamStudio is able to record all screen and audio activity on your computer and create industry-standard AVI video files and using its built-in SWF Producer can turn those AVIs into lean, mean, bandwidth-friendly Streaming Flash videos (SWFs). elearning tecnología-educativa softwareEnjoy! The project is hosted at Google Code.

Flash To HTML5 – Essential Toolkit For Successful Migration

EI Design

To be able to provide the flexibility to learners to learn “on-the-go” on the device of their choice, it is imperative that you migrate the legacy/Flash/SWF courses to a platform that supports multiple devices. Over the last 5 years, we have worked with organizations globally to convert their legacy/Flash/SWF courses to HTML5. According to a Bloomberg report, an average U.S Migratio


Webinar: Using Custom HTML5 and Adobe Edge with Lectora

eLearning Brothers

In this webinar I focused on two awesome, but different HTML tools. This tool is perfect if you know nothing about HTML or HTML5. You simply choose a pre-made interaction/game, fill out the content forms within the tool and then publish an HTML5 or Flash object. Adobe Edge Animate. The second tool I show has easily become one of my most favorite tools.

Adobe eLearning Suite Announced

Steve Howard

Adobe , Captivate , ELS , eLearning Suite , Device Central. Adobe has released the eagerly-awaited eLearning Suite. Offering seven innovative applications in one complete, integrated package, Adobe eLearning Suite combines full new versions of: Adobe Captivate® 4 Go beyond screen capture to author rich eLearning experiences. Adobe Flash® CS4 Professional with Learning Interactions Create and deliver rich interactive content. Adobe Dreamweaver® CS4 with CourseBuilder Extension Design, develop, and maintain standards-based websites and applications.

Catching up with the week’s Adobe Captivate blog posts

Steve Howard

The Adobe Captivate team has been busy blogging about the new features in Captivate 4. “One of the new features added in Adobe Captivate 4 was Variables and Scripting. ” Authoring – limited by your creativity not the tool. “Large eLearning projects are always difficult to maintain and the authoring process is inefficient because of lack of parallelism and collaboration.” ” _root issue in Adobe Captivate. “ SWF movie created using Raptivity uses _root inside its ActionScript. Adobe Captivate eLearning


eLearning Development: 4 Tech Considerations When Using Videos

Upside Learning

Before using videos in your Flash project, you would need to encode them in a format compatible with Adobe Flash (FLV or MPEG-4). To encode videos into FLV or MP4, the encoder software uses following codecs - H.264, On2 VP6 , and Sorenson Spark. To encode videos, one can use several encoding software available in market. However, often we find videos not being used optimally.

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Key update for Adobe Presenter

Adobe Captivate

Adobe Presenter, one of the key rapid authoring tools in the Adobe eLearning suite , will be releasing an important product update in the next few weeks. Paresh Kharya, the PM for Adobe Presenter, has covered some of the key highlights of this release in his post on the Connect User Forum. adobe presenter , adobe elearning suite , powerpoint to swf conversion. It would now be possible to work with and synchronize PowerPoint SmartArt animations.

Yes, your Captivate Sim can drive your Lectora Course

Integrated Learnings

Frequently, we embed Adobe Captivate simulations within a Lectora eLearning course. The two authoring tools actually work together really well. But note that if you simply insert the Captivate simulation as a Flash swf file into Lectora without doing anything to limit the course navigation, then the learner can easily click right on through to the next page in the title.


shifting to adobe eLearning suite - bring existing content to captivate

Adobe Captivate

adobe captivate 4 , raptivity , reuse existing content. Adobe eLearning suite is a complete toolbox for authoring rich learning content and you won’t need any additional software to meet your eLearning authoring needs. But it doesn’t mean that you will lose your existing learning material that was created using another tool. In this post we will see how you can reuse your old Raptivity files inside Adobe Captivate 4 which is a part of Adobe eLearning suite. Raptivity is a tool which gives flash output files.

eLearning Development: What’s new in Flash CS4?

Upside Learning

Adobe’s CS4 suite is the second major release since Adobe acquired Macromedia. The new Adobe CS4 suite has some new exciting and time-saving features in all its products. Flash CS4 allows us to finally publish SWF files for Flash Player 10 - the latest version of Flash Player. Deco and Spray Tools - The Deco tool could be used to quickly create kaleidoscope-like effects and to apply fills. The Spray Brush tool can be used to spray symbols across any user-defined areas. 6. The tool can also be used to distort a shape instantly.

2010: mLearning Year in Review

mLearning Trends

Rather than getting easier, the mlearning landscape will actually grow wider/deeper and far more complex as enterprises are forced to include/support several disparate mobile devices and changing end user demands; this scenario will drive further demand for enterprise-grade content authoring and delivery platforms for mobile learning. The arrival of Adobe's Flash Player v10.1 A.K.A.

Baby Boomers and Instructional Design

Electronic Papyrus

We also had to balance our cost and time requirements against benefits and user needs and quickly landed on Adobe Presenter as a “rapid development&# tool to help port PowerPoint content to a web-based environment and add audio narration, videos, SWF files and other objects with relative ease. 2006). Do Generational Differences Matter in Instructional Design?

SyberWorks Media Center Presents New Article – “Deploying Online Courses with Video”

The Boggs e-Learning Chronicle

swf) files, which are played directly by a Flash Player. These video files are simple to deploy and view, with no added software or plug-ins required. Paying for the software, dedicated server space, maintenance, and other factors may dissuade some from this solution. About the Author: Al Lemieux is a Senior Designer at SyberWorks, Inc. Smooth playback. Content security.