Gamification In Application Software Training
AUGUST 29, 2013
We are highly excited to see this trend because, like most of you learning professionals, we too believe that the best way to learn new software is by doing real tasks in a real environment, in a fun way. The first one on our list is ‘Ribbon Hero 2’, one of the best examples of application software gamification. ADOBE LEVELUP. ” ~ Karl Kapp. INTRODUCTION. OTHER RESOURCES.
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.
176 Free Video Tutorials to help you learn Adobe Photoshop CC
DECEMBER 21, 2015
In this Adobe Photoshop CC training course, you will learn how to use the worlds most popular graphics and photo editing software. This training is designed for the absolute beginner, and you will learn Adobe Photoshop CC from the ground up, with no prior experience required. This training course breaks down the features and tools […]. Whats new
Step-by-Step Guide for Creating Software Simulations Using Adobe Captivate
SEPTEMBER 22, 2016
Are you finding it difficult to develop applications that teach the use of software effectively and in a timely manner? Or are you trying to develop your own software training? Then, you can develop software simulations that engage your learners with Adobe Captivate easily. This blog is a step-by-step guide for developing software simulations using Adobe Captivate. 1.
Adobe Captivate: Round-Trip Your Background Image Edits
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
MARCH 19, 2013
While Captivate is absolutely a great program for recording software demonstrations, simulations and creating soft skills eLearning, nobody is going to confuse Captivate's drawing capabilities with best-in-class tools like Adobe Illustrator or Adobe Photoshop. Adobe's Technical Communication Suite Captivate eLearning mLearningby Kevin Siegel. No thanks! Bam!!!
Design Your Course with Adobe Kuler
AUGUST 1, 2013
The cloud-based application, Adobe Kuler , is a great tool for creating color palettes for any occasion. Plus, you can easily save these colors straight into Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. You can access Adobe Kuler through your browser using their web app , or with their free iPhone application.
How To: Create a Color Palette with Adobe Kuler
AUGUST 15, 2013
Adobe Kuler , a cloud-based application, helps you create quality color palettes and themes that fit your e-learning content and presentations. Follow these simple steps to create a color palette with Adobe Kuler. 1. First, First, be sure you are signed into Adobe using your Adobe ID and Password. Do your online courses lack quality color palettes or themes?
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 [.].
Tablets will replace PCs but not in the way you Think
OCTOBER 25, 2012
Crazy talk you say; we need full versions of Microsoft Office, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Avid Studio and Final Cut Pro running on Tablets in order to do that, oh and plenty of USB ports on my Tablets so that I can plug-in my hefty Excel spreadsheets in order to work on them in the train ride on my way home from the office. What are you thoughts? Send to Kindle.
PhotoShop 20th Anniversary Webcast
Take an e-Learning Break
FEBRUARY 11, 2010
For 20 years, the world has used industry-leading Adobe Photoshop software to transform creative inspiration into nearly everything we see, from magazine covers to medical devices to city skylines. That's why, every day, Adobe is inspired to create the innovative technologies that build more speed, intelligence, and magic into each new Photoshop product-so you can continue to turn your creative vision into reality. Plus, you will get an exclusive sneak peek at the future of Photoshop." Registration is closed but there will be a webcast of the event.
9.5 Essential eLearning Development Tips
JANUARY 13, 2015
While you’re at it, create the tabs in your software tool so you can easily change the shape and colors. If you create a graphic in Adobe Photoshop, then please save the Adobe Photoshop work file (.psd). So if you are am elearning developer or instructional designer, these tips are going to awesome. #1. Identify Common Activities and Visuals. Be Organized.
My date with Adobe Captivate 5.5 and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3… at HTML5 Restaurant!
OCTOBER 18, 2011
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 Photography is one of my hobbies and I’m sure it’s the same with some of you reading this post.
The Top 10 Most Used Online Employee Training Tools: Part 1
DECEMBER 9, 2015
Photoshop is, of course, the undisputed king for this kind of work, but it might not be your best choice for several reasons. For one, Photoshop is now only sold through a subscription program , which can cost you from anywhere from $10 to $80 per month depending on how many other Adobe programs you need (and even more if you happen to live outside the US). Keep that in mind.).
AUGUST 28, 2008
Finally got the buy in from the boss to spend some money on Adobe software, mainly for developing eLearning and printed training materials. Fireworks appears to be very similar to Photoshop with some extra features that will come in handy for web development. InDesign looks like a great tool for developing printed materials which I do often. I am tempted to go with InDesign because it is far more robust than the program I currently use (MS Publisher) for printed materials and it seems like all of Fireworks perks can be had in other programs if not Photoshop. Jackpot!
How to make your animated GIF lose that ugly white border or halo
MAY 13, 2015
In other software such as Adobe Photoshop or Xara Xone, the process is similar in choosing a Matte color. The GIF image format was developed by CompuServe in 1987 and has been a mainstay since the infancy of the internet. From cats and batman, to falls and the ice bucket challenge, GIFs have been used to entertain us. It gets ugly and you get weird white edges. Make it bigger.
Learn a New Skill: Create Engaging Visual Content with Canva
JANUARY 26, 2015
While there are many tools available to create visual content for social media, my favorite tool is Canva , a simple online design software. For other tools to create visual content, check out our Piktochart course and our post on Adobe Photoshop. We all know a picture is worth a thousand words, but when it comes to social media, visual content might be worth even more.
5 Image Editing Tools to Visually Enhance Your Online Training Modules
JULY 26, 2016
On one hand, they need to be knowledgeable about learning theories and on the other hand, they need to be adept in using technological/software tools. Here, I would like to share a few image editing tools (other than Adobe Photoshop) that an instructional designer can use; helping them visualize content better. hope you find this blog useful. eLearning Design Online training
Design Corner: A Few of My Favorite Things: 21 Must-Have Tools for the Mobile Designer
AUGUST 8, 2014
Charts and Wireframes Powerhouse. I dont always use mapping software, but when I do, I use the big guns. If you use Photoshop to create mobile mockups, then the Teehan+Lax templates are likely something youve already heard of. In many ways, it is replacing my usage of Photoshop. So, youre not quite ready to leave Photoshop behind? Adobe Edge Animate.
How to Move Past Free Clip Art
MAY 26, 2015
For example, often bookstores, office supply stores or computer stores will have some discount bins where they sell out-of-date software. look for multimedia creation software, like greeting card makers. You’ll need to use a software application to edit them. A few months ago I wrote a post on Microsoft getting rid of free clip art. How to Find Free Clip Art. or.EPS. Those
State of the Authoring Tool Industry
MAY 16, 2016
PowerPoint is presentation software. 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. . Lastly, why is Articulate and Adobe still on the desktop? Bewilderment and Confusion. But I digress.
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." Before answering that I've decided to take a look at what you get for your money with the new Adobe eLearning Suite (ELS).
Any tool as long as it's Adobe
Clive on Learning
JANUARY 24, 2008
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 New Microsoft Surface Tablet and the Rear-view Mirror Effect [Mobile]
JUNE 20, 2012
Imagine if Adobe would have decided to port the behemoth Photoshop software to the iPad instead of developing Photoshop Touch? When faced with a totally new situation, we tend always to attach ourselves to the objects, to the flavor of the most recent past. We look at the present through a rear view mirror. We march backwards into the future.”. Send to Kindle.
Graphic Design for the Rest of Us
FEBRUARY 10, 2010
The situation: Desire to do some graphic design for eLearning and other purposes The problem: Don't have a lot of spending money - purchased software is muy expensive, especially anything Adobe® The solution: Free / open source software (what a concept!) I've been testing out the following, similar to the Adobe product listed first: Illustrator: Inkscape vector graphics editor Photoshop: Gimp Gnu image manipulation program Some of the images I add to this blog in the future will be created and/or modified using one or both of the above.
Adobe eLearning Suite Announced
JANUARY 20, 2009
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.
SEPTEMBER 25, 2008
Ever have the need to know how to do something in Adobe Acrobat, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash, Illustrator, Photoshop and a host of other tools? Then link to Adobe's Video Center for free, high quality eLearning / simulations. Given the inclusion of Dreamweaver and Flash, I will add the content to the Engineering Learning Wiki engineering design tools and software sections In order to insure crisp graphics, make certain you put your browser into the full screen mode with at least 1024x768 screen resolution.
The content creator’s toolkit 2012: part 1
JANUARY 4, 2012
Every content creator has the task of assembling their toolkit, the software applications they need to support them in their work. 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. Is yours a specialist role or do you get involved in just about everything? Image editing.
Content creation tools for e-learning
OCTOBER 8, 2014
In the previous post in this mini-series we investigated the various LMS deployment options (cloud, hosted, self-hosted) as well as the necessary tools, services and software you’ll need to setup your own e-learning solution. Today we’re concerned with what comes after the deployment: the content creation tools for e-learning courses. Word Processor / Text editor. Or maybe not ?
New Authoring tool rankings #11 to #20
FEBRUARY 21, 2013
Lingo – They call it translation management software. Outputs include HTML5, MP4, Microsoft Silverlight, Adobe Air. From finding and fixing links, styles to suggestions (such as snippets, keywords, variables, writing structure, keywords, web and PDF optimizer). #12 Adobe Captivate. Adobe Audition CS6 integration – sweet! Not with Publisher. Task management.
5 Free Online Image Editors for Rapid E-Learning
JANUARY 31, 2012
challenge with free software is that sometimes your organization isn’t comfortable with you downloading and installing applications that aren’t approved. 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.
Adobe eLearning Suite CS4
Big Dog, Little Dog
APRIL 6, 2009
Adobe released a new elearning development platform a short while back for instructional designers and developers aptly titled eLearning Suite. It allows you to quickly create complete software demos or PowerPoint presentations with quizzes and multi-branching paths with different input sources. So drop it and add Adobe Elements in its place that will fulfill most needs.
Adobe eLearning Suite training
DECEMBER 8, 2009
Many of you have approached me regarding Adobe eLearning Suite training. One is Element K (and we should have this available on the Adobe store at some point); the other is Lodestone. The course is designed for ‘beginning users of the Adobe eLearning Suite who have no previous multimedia content creation experience.’ Record software demonstrations and simulations. Learn the foundations of Adobe Flash. Convert PowerPoint files into Flash media with Adobe Presenter. Use Photoshop to build layouts in Captivate. Edit audio in SoundBooth.
LinkedIn buys Lynda.com for $1.5 Billion, What Does it Mean for L&D and HR?
Learning on the Leading Edge
APRIL 14, 2015
Lynda.com was founded in 1995 and originally produced high quality video courses on topics like Photoshop, web design, photography, and other digital design skills to consumers. Macromedia (now Adobe) Flash was the standard technology, which has been almost obsoleted by HTML 5 when Apple Inc. So Lynda built out more corporate learning features and more business topics.
Ghost Edition – Top 10 Authoring Tools for 2013
OCTOBER 30, 2013
Audio recording studio – don’t expect this to be similar to your $500 or more audio studio software, because it is not. Scream, my friend, scream for here comes the top five course authoring tools. #5 Adobe Captivate. Constant fixes – I know bugs come up after launching a software product, but there seems to be more than usual with Storyline compared to the #1 authoring tool, and even some of the other authoring tools in the rankings. Welcome to my yearly Halloween Edition. This year we will focus on the top ten authoring tools for 2013. Shocking? SCORM.