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Presenting… Captivate Intros!

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Seems like just yesterday we had new fancy animated Captivate intros to show you, but the boys and girls in the graphics department have been hard at work creating more and more innovative ways to open your captivate courses. Today we are happy to showcase two recent additions to the Captivate Intro Library  that truly pack a punch, getting learners energized for the course.

Adobe Captivate 8: Responsive Projects for mLearning

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by Kevin Siegel      Creating eLearning for mobile devices was high on the wish list a few years ago when Adobe asked users for the top features they'd like to see added to Adobe Captivate. To accommodate the many screen sizes, your only recourse was to develop several Captivate projects, sized specifically to work on each screen size. No thanks! Awesome!

Adobe Captivate: Mac Cures

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First, quit Captivate and then open your Mac's System Preferences ( Apple > System Preferences ).      Start Captivate and create a software simulation.   Looking to get a jump start on creating software simulations with Adobe Captivate? Check out our newest mini course:  Adobe Captivate: Creating Software Simulations.

Adobe Captivate: System Time Variables

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by Lori Smith    Last week I showed you Captivate's date variables.   Looking to learn Adobe Captivate? We offer several  Captivate classes. Adobe Captivate Adobe''s Technical Communication Suite e-learning eLearning TCS5 TechComm Technical Communications Technology training UA User Assistance User Experience

What's New In Adobe Captivate 9!

Adobe eLearning Evangelist, as she showcases the latest features & enhancements in the all-new Adobe Captivate 9. You will learn about the stellar features of this release along with Captivate Draft –the new storyboarding app Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh, Sr.

Adobe Captivate: Restricting Keyboard Tabbing

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by Kevin Siegel        Allowing a learner to use the keyboard to navigate around a published Adobe Captivate project is a large part of ensuring that your project is accessible (you learn about accessibility and Section 508 compliance during  our live, online, 2-day advanced Captivate class ).   Looking for Adobe Captivate training?

A Book to Elevate Adobe Captivate 8

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Pull up your sleeves everyone, it’s time to Elevate Your Captivate 8 knowledge with Diane Elkins’ new book,  E-Learning Uncovered: Adobe Captivate 8. . We’ve teamed up with Artisan E-learning to offer the new  E-Learning Uncovered: Adobe Captivate 8 book along with an eLearning Template Library subscription for just $499 and receive the Book FREE, a $29.99

Responsive eLearning with Captivate 8 – Our Experience

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Version 8 of Captivate (CP8) has a whole new set of features like gesture-enabled mobile learning, geo-location support, MinMax object sizing, and many more. eLearning Create Responsive eLearning with Adobe Captivate 8 Responsive eLearning with Captivate 8From a developer’s perspective, the user-friendly interface and multi-device authoring canvas certainly makes it easy to create a responsive course. Additionally, CP8 comes with an extensive library of development-ready assets that […].

Adobe Captivate Prime: The Fluidic Player

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The Fluidic Player is the universal content playback experience for Captivate Prime and allows for a simple, unified playback experience, regardless of the type of content being played. Content types include MP4, PPTXs, DOCX, Adobe Captivate or Adobe Presenter projects, SCORM or AICC packages, and even xAPI-compliant content for your mLearning projects. by Sean Mullen.

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Just-in-place learning for a Mobile Workforce

You will learn how to utilize the GPS capabilities of mobile devices to deliver timely, location-aware content to learners using Adobe Captivate 8 Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh, Sr. Adobe eLearning Evangelist, to learn how to create location-aware courses.

4 New Complementary Captivate Themes

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Creating visually explosive eLearning in Adobe Captivate 9 can be a tough if you’re not experienced with graphic design. This is why we wanted to concentrate our efforts on creating some new Adobe Captivate themes that already matched some of the previous templates you can find in our eLearning Template Library! Now, you can enjoy this template in Adobe Captivate!

Adobe Captivate: Custom Color Swatches

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Fortunately, it's easy to create color swatches in Captivate and reuse them again and again.     Looking for Adobe Captivate training? Adobe Captivate eLearningby Kevin Siegel        When creating a template (you can learn how by attending my  3-hour mini course on building templates ), you'll likely need to add colors that meet your corporate brand. To create a custom swatch, create or select an existing text caption. On the Properties Inspector,  Character  group, click  Color.

Adobe Captivate: No More Empty TEBs

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During my beginner Adobe Captivate class , I am often asked if it's possible to ensure that learners do not leave a Text Entry Box (TEB) blank.  While there is no setting in Captivate to ensure that a TEB isn't left blank, using a little variable and some advanced action magic can make it happen.  Got other Captivate challenges?  by Lori Smith.

Adobe Captivate 8 Templates Are Here!

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If you didn’t already hear the buzz, Adobe Captivate 8 is out! We carry Adobe Captivate 8 templates ! If you are an eLearning  Template Library   member already, you’ll see our Captivate templates being  converted to be Captivate 8 compatible. Another feature you’ll see in the Library is we have responsive Captivate templates. Stay tuned!).

Adobe Captivate Keyboard Shortcuts

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If you've spent any amount of time at all using Adobe Captivate, it's a good bet that you've used some of the more basic keyboard shortcuts (copy/paste, save, etc). Looking for Captivate training? Adobe Captivate Adobe''s Technical Communication Suite But check out the image below for some keyboard shortcuts you might not have known existed.

Controlling Captivate – Pause IT!

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Welcome to another installment of Controlling Captivate. Let’s go over a couple of examples: Recently on the Adobe and LinkedIn Captivate forums, questions have been. Captivate eLearning Uncategorized Widget In this short post we’re going to show you a simple widget that will pause the last slide or all of your slides automatically. Why do you need this widget?

What’s new in Adobe Captivate 9.0.1

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We’ve just released a free update for Adobe Captivate 9 with some new features, enhancements, and bug fixes. To get the new update, open Adobe Captivate 9, and click Help > Updates and install the new update. Once the update is installed, your new Captivate version will be 9.0.1.320. Here are the detailed installation instructions. Now let’s […].

Adobe Captivate Prime: Adobe's Best LMS Effort to Date

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This will be the first in a series of newsletter articles which cover the Learning Management System (LMS) offering from Adobe Systems--Adobe Captivate Prime.   Some of you may be familiar with the menu option to publish directly from Adobe Presenter and Adobe Captivate to Adobe Connect. In the image below you can see the Publish options in Adobe Captivate 9.

Adobe Captivate: Preloaders

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by Kevin Siegel        I received an email last week from a Captivate developer who was concerned with how long it was taking for a published lesson to begin playing for his learners. In fact, lessons created by other Captivate developers in his company downloaded faster than his.   Of course, if one Captivate developer can overlook the role of the Preloader, it's possible others have as well.   Captivate ships with a few Preloaders you can use when you publish your lesson.   What's a Preloader? Interested? 

Adobe Captivate 7.01: Twice the Locking Power

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Adobe recently announced a patch for Adobe Captivate 7. Prior to the patch for Captivate 7, clicking the white dot simply locked the object and the white dot changed into a lock icon (shown in the image below). After installing the Captivate 7.01 After an initial click on the white dot, the lock icon is noticeably different from what was seen in older versions of Captivate. If you'd like to see a demonstration of how the new lock feature works in Adobe Captivate 7.01, check out this video on the IconLogic YouTube channel. by Kevin Siegel.

Free Responsive Captivate 8 Templates

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Are you looking to spruce up your Responsive Captivate 8 Templates? Free Responsive Captivate 8 Templates. Free Responsive Captivate 8 Templates.                       . The Free Mobile Instructional Design Storyboard Template for Captivate 8 is now available for download! That’s Free Responsive Captivate 8 Templates. Here’s how to do it: 1.

Adobe Captivate 8: Geolocation

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For instance, you can create a Captivate project for learners who live in the United States or Australia. While much of the course content is relevant to both Americans and Australians, thanks to Captivate's geolocation feature, learners in both countries will see unique, location-specific, information while taking the same course. In a word, that's awesome!

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.

Controlling Captivate – Bookmarking

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We’ve read numerous posts on the internet concerning the way Captivate bookmarks a learner’s location in a course. Since you don’t have the option the change CP’s behavior out of the box, we’ll show you how to override the default SCORM bookmarking behavior in Captivate 6, 7 and 8. Captivate uses the SCORM value cmi.suspend_data. The post Controlling Captivate – Bookmarking appeared first on TLC Media Design, LLC. Captivate eLearning JavaScript Uncategorized

What’s New with Adobe Captivate 8

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Most of you may be wondering what are some of the new features to Adobe Captivate 8. Captivate 8 has made significant upgrades, improvements, and created brand new features never before used in any eLearning authoring tool. Let’s get down to brass tacks and see what’s new with Adobe Captivate 8: Responsive Project Design. More Awesome Adobe Captivate 8 Upgrades.

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

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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. It really is impressive. Incidentally,

Free Adobe Captivate 8 Template Scenario

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We are excited to announce our Free Adobe Captivate 8 Template Scenario. Adobe Captivate came out with a new update with new features that support mobile. That’s a good enough reason to go get Adobe Captivate 8 right now. Want to know more about the Captivate 8 update? Read our recent post about  What’s New with Adobe Captivate 8. Adobe Captivate 8.

[Video] How to Use GeoLocation in Adobe Captivate 8

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I’d like to talk about a new feature in the Adobe Captivate 8 release that just came out. Thanks to the Adobe Captivate 8 update, this is now possible. With Captivate 8, you can do that. How Does GeoLocation Work in Adobe Captivate 8? What Captivate 8 does is locates the longitude and latitude of the learner. Using GeoLocation in Adobe Captivate 8.

Captivate Introductions That Need No Introduction

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In May, we announced a series of 8 new Captivate course introductions.  We were very proud of all of them, but for brevity’s sake, we only got around to showcasing 4 of them. Due to it’s peaceful aesthetic and soundscape, Cloudspace is especially useful for your more low-key Captivate projects. Try out a Captivate intro and start your course off right! Blocks.

Adobe Announces Captivate 8: The Most Significant Release Yet

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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 release also makes Adobe Captivate 8 the first responsive design tool for interactive application development. Overview of What’s New with Captivate 8?

6 Responsive eLearning Design Tips for Adobe Captivate 8

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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. You’ll find Adobe Captivate has three breakpoints for desktop, tablet, and mobile. In Captivate, every responsive project will allow you to use the gesture configurations for mobile design. You can do this in Adobe Captivate 8. In

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. I’ve been using Captivate for more years than I am willing to admit (RoboDemo anyone?); Guest Blog by: Dr. Nancy Reyes, Learning Strategist at OnPoint Digital, Inc. every new version […].

[Video] How to Use Adobe Captivate Scenario Templates

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Need to learn how to use Adobe Captivate Scenario Templates? Take a moment to watch this video and increase your knowledge on how to use Adobe Captivate Scenario Templates. The video will cover Scenarios in Captivate blank projects or Adobe Captivate 7 templates only. Unfortunately, this video will not cover the Adobe Captivate Responsive Templates.

Adobe Captivate: The Cure for Blurry Zoom Destinations

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And if you'd like to learn more Captivate, Presenter, or Storyline, we've got a  great collection of live, online classes for you. Adobe Captivate Adobe''s Technical Communication Suite Captivate e-learning eLearning TCS5 TechComm Technical Communications training UA User Assistance User Experience UX that's the job of the Zoom Destination.

Adobe Captivate 7.01: Color Swatches

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Over the past few weeks, I've written about the enhancements you'll find in the recently-released service patch for Captivate 7 (an enhanced lock feature and a new Star Smart Shape ). Keep in mind that Swatches are shared by all Captivate projects so you won't have to recreate the Swatch every time you create a new project. Looking for training on Adobe Captivate?

Adobe Captivate: Learner Notes

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Thanks to a really slick interaction found in the new Adobe Captivate 7, you can allow learners to add notes throughout an eLearning lesson. To add learner notes, open or create a project in Adobe Captivate 7. Looking to learn Adobe Captivate training? Adobe''s Technical Communication Suite Captivate eLearning HTML5 mLearning Technical Communications Technology training

[Video] Responsive Mobile Design in Captivate 8

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I’m very excited with the recent launch of Adobe Captivate 8. We have been making lots of Responsive Captivate 8 Templates and it’s mobile features are better than anything out there right now. One thing your are going to notice the first time you open Captivate 8 for the first time is a Desktop icon, tablet icon, and a mobile icon. These are three break points.

Training to Elevate Captivate 8

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Get the ultimate ROCKSTAR eLearning package for Captivate 8 — Training, Templates, and Book. This is the only place on the planet to get all three Captivate 8 tools in one place. With all the new features and updates to Adobe Captivate 8 , you don’t want to pass up this offer. Training  for Everything Captivate 8. Adobe Captivate 8 Fundamentals.

2 Ways to Take Care of Business in Captivate

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But if you’re an Adobe Captivate 9 user, things just got easy. We’ve created two Captivate layout templates that are going to help you do just that. And more importantly, these templates are included in your purchase of Captivate 9, along with a whole library of other templates and cutout people! How’s that for taking care of business!?