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Best Beginner ELearning Software

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Sure, some would argue that certain rapid elearning software solutions are easier than others – but choosing the “easiest” option doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the “best” option. Namely, my experience (to varying degrees) has been with Articulate Studio, Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, Oracle UPK, and iSpring. elearning

Gamification In Application Software Training

Learnnovators

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.

How to Record Software Simulation in Adobe Captivate 9

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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. Simulations give learners an opportunity to “ watch ” and get familiar with the nits and grits of the software tool. How to record a software simulation in Adobe Captivate.

Adobe Captivate 5/5.5: Troubleshooting Cranky Software

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 If you are using Windows Vista or 7, and you are working locally but Captivate is still behaving badly, try running the software as an Administrator. Mac:   /Users/[user name]/Library/Preferences/Adobe Captivate  See also: Captivate's Cache Feature   Looking to learn Captivate quickly?   Adobe Captivate Essentials  and  Adobe Captivate Beyond the Essentials (Advanced). Adobe's Technical Communication Suite Captivate eLearning HTML5 mLearningBacking up your projects to a network drive is a great idea.

Adobe Character Animator and eLearning

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Adobe’s Character Animator software has us excited for the future of eLearning. Animation, depending on the software you use, can often have a steep learning curve. Enter Adobe Character Animator, a fairly recent addition to Adobe After Effects. Learn more about Adobe Character Animator here! Do you have a voice and a face?

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Step-by-Step Guide for Creating Software Simulations Using Adobe Captivate

CommLab India

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.

6 Responsive eLearning Design Tips for Adobe Captivate 8

eLearning Brothers

As you may know, when using Adobe Captivate 8, you can design for responsive courses to adapt to the device or the devices you are using. The adaptability of this software is fantastic. You’ll find Adobe Captivate has three breakpoints for desktop, tablet, and mobile. Here are some options you have when publishing projects in Adobe Captivate 8: - Long Taps.

What’s New with Adobe Captivate 8

eLearning Brothers

Most of you may be wondering what are some of the new features to Adobe Captivate 8. Let’s get down to brass tacks and see what’s new with Adobe Captivate 8: Responsive Project Design. Software Simulations. With software simulations, you can do screen capture videos. More Awesome Adobe Captivate 8 Upgrades. See More Adobe Captivate 8 Templates.

The brand new Captivate 9 puts Adobe years ahead of the competition

mLearning Revolution

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 takes a page from the Adobe Creative Teams. Conclusion.

Adobe Announces Captivate 8: The Most Significant Release Yet

eLearning Brothers

Since its last release in June 2013, Adobe Captivate 8 leapfrogs the current paradigm of eLearning development and addresses the needs of today’s eLearning developer with it’s all new mobile responsive design. This is the most significant release of Adobe eLearning software yet because of the totally reimagined user interface. – Software Simulations.

Adobe Joins LMS Space Late

LearnDash

If you haven’t heard yet, recently Adobe announced that they too will be trying their luck in the learning management system market. Perhaps what’s more surprising than this announcement though is that Adobe isn’t already in this space given their Captivate, Presenter, and Connect product line. Adobe is surprisingly quite late to the game.

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Adobe Captivate: Use Smart Shapes Instead of Text Captions

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by Kevin Siegel        I've written about Captivate's Smart Shapes a few times since Adobe first introduced them.   Since Smart Shapes are far more flexible (when it comes to formatting) than standard buttons or text captions, I'd love to see Adobe completely replace text captions and buttons with Smart Shapes down the road (perhaps Captivate 9.

Adobe Captivate 9 Review

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Captivate 9 was released just in time for my latest project – a series of courses that require a combination of scenarios and software simulations. Adobe Captivate Draft Rapid Authoring Rapid eLearning Whats new adobe captivate 9 adobe captivate draft Captivate 9 Captivate Review Device Demo Multi-state objects rapid elearning Responsive eLearning

Adobe Captivate: Video Demos and the Mouse

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by Kevin Siegel        Captivate's Software Simulation and Responsive modes get all the glory.   When you choose  File > Record a New , you might see three choices:  Software Demonstration Simulation  (which results in a standard project),  Video Demo  (which results in a video project, a vastly scaled back interface when compared to a standard project), and  Device Demo  (which is only available on the Macintosh version of Captivate and allows you to capture a mobile device such as the iPad).

Adobe Captivate 9 Introduction Video Course Now Available on Adobe KnowHow

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If you're looking to learn Adobe Captivate. Curious how to create software simulations? You'll learn how to create both software demonstrations and highly interactive software simulations.   Adobe Captivate e-learning eLearningGet a Jump-Start On Mastering This Awesome eLearning Development Tool! and quickly. this beginner course is for you. During the 6 chapters that make up this course you'll learn how to create a soft-skills lesson from scratch. You'll learn how to publish your eLearning content for the widest possible audience.

Top 5 productivity tips for Adobe Captivate

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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. Take my advice — Always begin […]. How do I.

Can Captivate 9 Save Adobe?

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If you haven’t heard yet, Adobe made some news in the elearning industry yesterday. Specifically, they released their learning management system and Adobe Captivate 9. I discussed the new Adobe learning management system previously in this article. Perhaps the more exciting news though is the release of Adobe Captivate 9. adobe captivateTime will tell.

How to Use Customized Adobe Captivate 8 Buttons

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Adobe Captivate 8 provides four different ways for you to integrate buttons into your training. Captivate 8 comes with about 10 default button styles, each with different text captions, but there are several more styles available through the Gallery folder that comes with an install of the software. In the image editing software of your choice, create three separate images.

Adobe Captivate 6: Delivering Standalone eLearning Lessons

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The client informed the developer that he could not open the email attachment since he didn't own Adobe Captivate. In addition to the web browser, the learner must have the free Adobe Flash Player on the computer to view the SWF. Many people are surprised to see that when opened in Adobe Reader, the PDF retains all of the lesson's animations, audio and interactivity.

Adobe Captivate: Best Practices for Creating Compliant eLearning

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Selecting the Enable Accessibility option ( Edit > Preferences > Publishing ) makes certain elements in Adobe Captivate projects accessible or open to accessibility technology. For example, if you select the Enable Accessibility option and you have filled in the project name and project description text boxes in Project preferences, a screen reader will read the name and description when the Adobe Captivate SWF file is played. The following Adobe Captivate elements are accessible when Enable Accessibility is selected: Project name (derived from Project Properties).

Adobe Captivate: Say Hello to Version 7

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In the good old days, software companies released major upgrades to their products every 2-3 years. How long was it between Adobe Captivate 5 and 6? Adobe has promised a more aggressive upgrade cycle for its programs that will make even the recent upgrade cycles look almost snail-like. Case in point: version 7 of the Captivate software was released today. Top features to be found in Adobe Captivate 7: Drag-and-drop Components Make eLearning fun with drag-and-drop games, quizzes, and lessons that can run on desktops and mobile devices (such as the iPad).

E-Learning Interaction Building Tools Comparison

Raptivity

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. Adobe Captivate interactions offer fair multimedia support and it offers responsive design too. An eLearning course looks incomplete without interactions.

Download Adobe Captivate Example Courses

eLearning Brothers

Elearning developers need ways to optimize Adobe Captivate, and get more creative inspiration. The Adobe Captivate blog is the place go. A Word of Caution: To be fair to Adobe Captivate, they say on their site, “You may download and use any of the project files or samples. Note: This is a great video to watch with the downloaded source files open in Adobe Captivate.

Software End-user Training for Packaging Industry – A Case Study

CommLab India

Overcoming this issue and communicating effectively with the software implementation partner, taking into account the varying time zones and tight deadlines were the major challenges for us at CommLab. The process steps were first captured using the rapid authoring tool Adobe Captivate and then converted to mp4 format. Training Solutions Software Training

3 Adobe Captivate E-learning Examples

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Adobe Captivate was first introduced to be a screen capture tool under the name Flashcam. Not too long after that, Macromedia acquired eHelp and released the software under the name Captivate which was later acquired by Adobe Systems. Software Application Training. Click the image to view a sample e-learning course on software application training.).

Helpful Tip: Interactive Video in Adobe Captivate 8

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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. ” 5.

Adobe Captivate 6: Best Practices for Creating Compliant eLearning

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Selecting the 508 Compliance option makes certain elements in Adobe Captivate projects accessible or open to accessibility technology. For example, if you select the 508 Compliance and you have filled in the project name and project description text boxes in Project preferences, a screen reader will read the name and description when the Adobe Captivate SWF file is played. The following Adobe Captivate elements are accessible when the 508 Compliance option is selected:  Project name (derived from Project Properties). Source:  Adobe, Creating Accessible Projects.

Adobe Captivate 5.5: Only The Shadow Knows!

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While some of the new features in Adobe Captivate 5.5 such as the ability to free rotate and publish to Apple mobile devices ) have gotten all the fanfare since Adobe released the new software, one new feature has sat on the sideline, overshadowed by the others: Shadow. Looking to learn Adobe Captivate? Adobe's Technical Communication Suite Captivate eLearning

Help! What software tool should I use to record audio?

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Many devices and industry-standard elearning tools offer simple and effective software for recording audio. If you are ready to invest money into audio tools, there are a number of software options that may be of interest. In the next price bracket up, tools of interest might include: Adobe’s Audition , Avid’s Pro Tools , Apple’s Logic Pro. More questions?

Adobe Captivate: Text Entry That Sticks Around

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by Kevin Siegel      A client wanted us to create a software simulation that would allow learners to fill out part of a spreadsheet. IconLogic offers multiple live, online Adobe Captivate 6 classes each month including  Introduction to Adobe Captivate  and  Advanced Adobe Captivate. But simulating a spreadsheet?

Online Training Software, DigitalChalk, Introduces Instructor-Led Training

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There are a number of third-party tools that can be linked with the ILT feature, such as, GoToMeeting, WebEx, Google Hangouts, Adobe Connect, and more. The post Online Training Software, DigitalChalk, Introduces Instructor-Led Training appeared first on. Announcements Digitalchalk Instructor-Led Training New Software FeaturesFor Immediate Release. Leading online training platform introduces unique Instructor-Led Training feature. Asheville, NC – June 1, 2015. We really wanted to give our clients the ability to have more flexibility and communication with their students.”

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5 Must Read ELearning Software Articles

LearnDash

If you have been around the elearning world for more than just a few hours you are likely to hear about rapid elearning development software. A simple search on that topic will yield results from major players Adobe Captivate, Articulate (Storyline and Studio), iSpring, among others. Rapid elearning development software changed the game. elearning

Software Courses Sell Really Well

LearnDash

Things like professional training for an industry, language learning , and software courses. Software training is a huge industry. When I was consulting for Fortune 500 companies on their elearning programs it was always a combination of software and process training. Before jumping into the good news about software courses, let’s address the bad news.

Synchronous Software Scavenger Hunts

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If I’m doing software application training, doing it as a webinar isn’t really my first choice. Application training via a synchronous tool like WebEx, Adobe Connect, or Elluminate too often ends up with passive learners. I’d rather create a bunch of Captivate tutorials and job aids to let people learn at their own pace, when they need to use the skills. Just-in-time, interactive training that supports or simulates actual tasks is my first choice. In my current contract, I’ve been working on creating a Moodle site for a year-long training program.