Adobe Captivate 7: Pan & Zoom Video Demos
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
JANUARY 15, 2014
by Kevin Siegel Last week, I showed you how to trim portions of a Captivate Video Demo. Captivate's Pan & Zoom feature, which is only available in Video Demos, is really two cool tools in one. To add a Pan & Zoom in a Video Demo, first position the Playhead on the Timeline where you'd like the Pan & Zoom.
State of the Authoring Tool Industry 2015
JULY 14, 2015
– This means that multiple people can work at the same time on the same course and same page – it is really an awesome feature, especially with SaaS authoring tools. Increase of authoring tool vendors – More are in, less are out, but there still is a gap between good and average – a huge gap. Here is an idea – build a better authoring tool!
The brand new Captivate 9 puts Adobe years ahead of the competition
AUGUST 21, 2015
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. Conclusion.
Top Six E-Learning Tools for 2015
SEPTEMBER 11, 2015
Qualifications for e-learning tools. None. I didn’t put together any secret formula or weighting criteria for these tools. I did look at several sites that listed tools and realized for the most part they were authoring tools or tools that are super mainstream and oh, they are authoring tools. When I did find a recent site, a few tools were different than the authoring tools or tools like Go Animate!, Trial Tools. Usually I list the others first, then the top tool or top product at the bottom to build excitement.
Adobe Captivate & RoboHelp: Incorporate eLearning within a Help System
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
MAY 14, 2013
Like many of today's technical communicators, I wear many hats and use multiple tools to communicate with my learners. For instance, I use Adobe Captivate to create most of my eLearning content, and Adobe RoboHelp to create my Help Systems. Open or create a topic and choose Import > Adobe Captivate Demo. by Kevin Siegel. The Perfect Help Topic.
Adobe Captivate, TechSmith Camtasia Studio, Articulate Storyline: Production Times
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
MARCH 12, 2013
For instance, which eLearning tool are you going to use to produce the lessons? Is it Adobe Captivate? While there's a hot debate as to which of these tools is the best for eLearning, all three are capable. 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.
Tools for Developing Augmented Reality Applications
APRIL 30, 2010
While developing these applications we considered many alternative tools & technologies to develop such applications for learning. Marker based AR application demo. Image based AR application demo. List of development tools and SDKs for developing these applications –. 1. FLARToolKit and FLARManager for Adobe Flash. 3. ARToolKit. 2. SLARToolkit. 4. HandyAR. 8.
New Authoring tool rankings #11 to #20
FEBRUARY 21, 2013
Initially I wasn’t going to post authoring tool rankings beyond the top ten, until July. As noted on the Top 10 list, this is for February. A new update will be July and then the final in December. #20 eLab - The user interface is intriguing and enables anyone to build a course, without having the typical “ooh that looks so lame” with some rapid content authoring tools.
20+ eLearning Tools and Resources
JULY 24, 2014
Adobe Captivate. The Adobe Captivate software helps you create a wide range of interactive eLearning and HTML content. You can create high-quality product demos with the capture-as-a-video workflow. GarageBand gives you all the tools you need to write, play, mix, and export your own song quickly and efficiently. An easy to use audio recording tool allows the user to upload a file from a prerecorded file. Camtasia costs more at $299, but is one of the best screen capturing tools for Windows or Mac. Adobe Kuler. SCORM. Articulate. iSpring. Audio.
Adobe Presenter Video Express: Creating Software Demos
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
APRIL 9, 2015
If you've tried Adobe Presenter with Video Express , you are probably aware that you can create a video of yourself as you present your PowerPoint slides, and then display either yourself, your slides, or both in the published project. At the bottom of the screen, I click the Presentation Only tool. Since the video was shot with Word maximized, I click the Pan & Zoom tool at a crucial point along the timeline. So okay, I did end up using PowerPoint and Adobe Presenter along with Video Express after all, but that combo was just what I needed for this hybrid project.
Tools to make you drool – video training toys for IDs
AUGUST 20, 2012
In this post, I take a look at some of the latest tools available to Instructional Designers to make their video efforts come to life. Captivate 6 from Adobe - www.adobe.com/products/captivate.html - makes producing and distributing video easier than ever. So there’s a quick overview of some of the leading video tools available to Instructional Designers today.
My Favorite Adobe Captivate 6 Features and a Short Tutorial on How to Create a Play/Pause Button
AUGUST 22, 2012
We’ve used Adobe’s E-Learning Suite since it was first [.]. Rapid Authoring Rapid eLearning Training and Tutorials Whats new "Elearning authoring tools" "Screen capture software" Adobe Captivate 6 Adobe eLearning Suite 6 Advanced Actions eLearning Favorite features High Definition screencasts New Features Play Pause Button rapid elearning Smart Shapes video demoGuest Blog by: Sara Carpenter, President and Founder at Qurve Learning. At Qurve Learning, we create e-learning programs that help patients prepare for medical procedures. eLearning Suite How do I.
eLearning: When Should You Record Your Voiceover Audio?
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
FEBRUARY 4, 2016
When I create video demos with Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline, or TechSmith Camtasia Studio, I tend to record my voice at the same time that I'm recording the screen. find that if I try to record my audio after-the-fact (in the tool itself or in an external program), it's more difficult to synchronize my audio with what's happening in the video. I find that my "off-the-cuff" video demos sound more natural when I record my voice during the recording process. What tools do you use for audio?
Two Quick Time-Savers in Adobe Captivate 9
AUGUST 26, 2015
Last week’s release of Adobe Captivate 9 has some great new features that really set the tool apart: More flexibility in responsive projects. The ability to capture video demos from mobile devices, such as an iPad (only available on the Mac version of Captivate). The post Two Quick Time-Savers in Adobe Captivate 9 appeared first on E-Learning Uncovered Continue Action.
E-learning Tools: A Developer’s Review of Adobe Captivate 7
MARCH 19, 2014
For those of us in the e-learning and m-learning space, and especially for those who regularly rely on Adobe products, it is impossible to ignore Adobe Captivate. For the past several years, this tool has been one of the most popular software packages for e-learning development. What types of products can be created using Adobe Captivate 7? No problems here. Conclusion.
Adobe Captivate 8: A Cleaner, Simpler User Interface
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
MAY 28, 2014
by Kevin Siegel Adobe last week announced Adobe Captivate 8, a significant upgrade to one of the top eLearning development tools in the world. After selecting New , you'll find the usual suspects including Software Simulation, Video Demo, and From PowerPoint. Looking for instructor-led training on the top eLearning tools?
10 Top Tools to Develop First-Rate Product Demonstration Videos
AUGUST 12, 2016
Product demo videos: Showcase your product features, benefits, and unique use cases. As we understand the importance of product demonstration videos in closing a sales deal, let’s check the best tools available to develop them. 1. ‘ Go Animate ‘ enables businesses and individuals develop demo or explainer videos quickly and easily. Demo Builder. Go Animate.
Training: Create legendary eLearning with Adobe Captivate 8
AUGUST 10, 2014
Topic: Create legendary eLearning with Adobe Captivate 8 Date and time: 14th August 2014, 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM PT Description: Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to learn how to create all the eLearning you want with just one tool Adobe Captivate 8. Create responsive multi-screen eLearning – HD product demos, software simulations, compliance and […]. Whats new
New in Adobe Captivate 8: The Little Things
MAY 22, 2014
There’s lots of buzz in the e-learning world over the release of Adobe Captivate 8, and rightly so. Plus, you’ll read a lot about the redesigned interface, color themes, rollover and down states on shapes, removing pop-up messages in a video demo, and better parameterization in shared actions. You can find some great tutorials on these features in Adobe’s Rapid eLearning blog.).
eLearning: What's the Best Microphone for Voiceover Audio?
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
JUNE 11, 2013
It doesn't matter if you use Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline or TechSmith Camtasia Studio as your eLearning tool of choice. From Bob Cunningham, Training Specialist and Adobe Certified Instructor, Captivate, U.S. For online demos the quality is bad to borderline. IconLogic offers multiple live, online Adobe Captivate classes each month including Introduction to Adobe Captivate and Advanced Adobe Captivate. Is Articulate Storyline your tool of choice? by Kevin Siegel. It needs to connect to my Dell laptop PC. No foolin!
Training: What’s New in Adobe eLearning Suite 6
AUGUST 6, 2012
Topic: What’s New in Adobe eLearning Suite 6 Date and time: Wednesday, 8th August, 2012 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM US/Pacific Description: Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to learn what’s new and exciting in Adobe eLearning Suite 6. Adobe eLearning Suite 6 software offers best-in-class tools for application simulations, product demos, digital imaging, rich [.].
eLearning Course Starters
AUGUST 27, 2014
See what eLearning Course Starters we have in your authoring tool of choice. . Click here to learn more and demo eLearning Course Starters. . Adobe Captivate Course Starters. Click the thumbnails below to learn more and demo the templates. Click here to see Adobe Captivate Templates. Click the thumbnails below to learn more and demo the templates.
A practical guide to creating learning screencasts: part 3 – using desktop tools
MAY 5, 2011
In part 2 , we examined how best to work with simple, online, all-in-one-take tools. In this final part, we check out the more fully-featured desktop screencasting tools. Choose a tool. Desktop screencasting tools have been around for well over a decade. Over time, two tools have emerged as clear front-runners – Adobe Captivate and Techsmith Camtasia.
Some FAQs about Adobe’s announcements yesterday
NOVEMBER 9, 2011
What is it that Adobe is announcing? Adobe announced to increase its efforts on HTML5, use of the Flash Player for applications (packaged with AIR) and specific desktop browsing use cases including premium video and console-quality gaming. As a result, Adobe will no longer develop Flash Player for mobile web browsers. Does this mean that Adobe is no longer supporting content publishers focused on delivering content via a browser on a mobile device? Why is Adobe making this move now? Will Adobe continue to support AIR? Adobe will continue to support RIM?s
A powerful virtual classroom: Adobe Connect 8
NOVEMBER 11, 2010
I’m always cognizant of what Ellen Wagner (formerly with Adobe) said while writing about web conferencing technologies around the time Blackboard bought Wimba and Elluminate and combined them to create Blackboard Collaborate (for edu-types, I’ll insert the ‘muwhahahaha’ just for you). Adobe in not an elearning company. Adobe is in the software business.
Gamification In Application Software Training
AUGUST 29, 2013
You discover, learn, and practice features in these tools in a highly compelling environment. ADOBE LEVELUP. Adobe LevelUp is a free plug-in that turns learning Photoshop into an interesting experience. Upon the completion of each level, you can earn points and badges that enter you into drawings to win prizes from Adobe. ” ~ Karl Kapp. INTRODUCTION.
Introducing: mLearning Design Training [6-hr Workshop with RJ Jacquez]
NOVEMBER 30, 2012
Understand the mobile learning landscape, technologies and tools. Hands-on workshop exercises. * The Current State of mLearning Design Tools. Pros and Cons of Articulate Storyline, TechSmith Camtasia and Adobe Captivate for mLearning Design. Examples and Demos of these Tools on iOS and Android devices. Where : Online via Adobe Connect. Send to Kindle.
Adobe eLearning Suite: is it worth it?
Clive on Learning
MAY 29, 2009
In an anonymous reply to my posting yesterday on the pirating of PC software, an elearning developer asked "How do real people actually afford/justify purchasing something like the Adobe eLearning Suite?" " He'd tried open source and free software but had to admit that, as far as e-learning development software was concerned, "Adobe is still king and will remain so for our foreseeable future." But Adobe made its name primarily through the sale of professional tools to design professionals, and these products still form the basis of the Adobe catalogue.
Lectora 12 update
JANUARY 25, 2015
Lectora 12 was released in December, 2014…and in a reflection of their commitment to the product, Trivantis has quickly released a patch to address some issues found with that most recent version (which ties nicely to one of our 2015 predictions that Trivantis will re-assert their product. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen Adobe respond that quickly…). If you’re fairly new to Lectora, or want to get a general insight to the capabilities, visit their demo page for variety of ‘How-To’ and other sample courses. patch.
Storyline and ZebraZapps: seriously powerful, seriously simple
Clive on Learning
NOVEMBER 2, 2011
Here at DevLearn 2011 in Las Vegas I've got authoring tools on my mind. Because I have been able to take a look at two new tools today, which I'm sure are going to have a major impact. Storyline is a desktop authoring tool which Articulate would probably position alongside their current Studio suite of Presenter, QuizMaker and Engage, but for me this is definitely a replacement. Looks to me like you could do some really nice work with it, without being frustrated by lack of functionality. A few highlights: The demo I saw was running on a Mac, so that's a plus for me.
Capture that E-learning Demo 2: Captivate
The E-Learning Curve
JANUARY 7, 2009
As I’m doing a lot of demos at the moment, I thought that it would be apposite to discuss demo capturing and authoring tools. Yesterday, it was the turn of Camtasia, today, it’s Adobe Captivate. Tags: online delivery rapid elearning principle of demonstration adobe captivate challenge to e-learning The E-learning Curve blog shares thought-provoking commentary and practical knowledge for e-learning professionals. Find out more.
7 reasons why the new Articulate Storyline is a Game-Changer for eLearning
MAY 2, 2012
have been a fan of Articulate for a long time even as I worked for Adobe on the Captivate and eLearning Suite products. The day after leaving Adobe, I had my first meeting with Arlyn Asch, Articulate CTO, who spent time with me going over Storyline and after an hour of talking to Arlyn and seeing what they were working on, it was a enough for me to believe that sure enough Storyline was going to be a game-changer. Storyline approaches making software simulations in a whole new ways as compared to Adobe Captivate. But of course, there’s a lot more. 2. But wait, there’s more.
What’s New in Adobe eLearning Suite2?
MAY 13, 2010
Adobe recently released eLearning Suite 2 comprising of Captivate 5, Flash Professional CS5, Dreamweaver CS5, Photoshop CS5 Extended, Acrobat 9 Pro, Presenter 7 (available on Windows only), Soundbooth CS5, Bridge CS5, Device Central CS5 in it. Thankfully, Adobe Apple fight is not affecting everything). Again here’s a short video –. 2.
Xerte - Free eLearning Development Tool
OCTOBER 28, 2008
Here’s a brief learning object demo from the Xerte (University of Nottingham) website. Xerte - Learning Object Demo. Similar to Adobe Presenter / Captivate and Articulate Presenter , Xerte publishes web-ready videos to html pages that call swf files (minus the price tag, of course). If you are looking for a free tool to generate interactive eLearning content, give Xerte a try. Tagged: adobe, articulate, captivate, development, elearning, free, learning, presenter, resources, tools, training, xerteXerte is also SCORM compliant.
#mlearncon Staring at Tools
In the Middle of the Curve
JUNE 20, 2012
I am in the process of re-thinking my eLearning strategy and, possibly, my tool set. With the rapidly increasing demand for mobile and the fact that I am now training others to create eLearning (vs me doing it for them) - my requirements for a tool are changing. So I'm starting to nose around to see what is out there. -- Adobe Captivate 6 I am a Captivate shop. They do the builds and edits. I get the thing in the LMS. I do software simulation - so Captivate has been the perfect tool for me for a long time. His eyes lit up. "OK - I HAVE to show you this other demo."
The New Articulate Storyline iPad App and mLearning [VIDEOS]
MAY 11, 2012
By reading about different techniques, trying different tools and exploring mobile apps, it’s amazing how much new insight one can gain. Because of that constant pursuit of new ideas, metaphors and new tools, what started as a simple project in order to try out the shiny new Articulate Storyline product, ended up being an interesting demo that includes plenty in the way of interactivity.
7 Amazing Things You Can Do With eLearning Templates
MARCH 17, 2015
It’s a free eBook development tool where you can make interactive eBooks fun and engaging. We We even have eLearning Templates for this specific tool. You can demo them here. 2. For example, take one of our Adobe Captivate Templates and put an entirely new spin on it to create a new game. 5. Some might require some coding, but they are still possible.