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Publishing Adobe Captivate Projects: SWF, HTML5, or Both?

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by Kevin Siegel      If you attend our  Adobe Captivate Beginner class , you will learn how to publish projects as SWF (for desktop users) and HTML5 (for mobile users).      Publishing in Captivate takes your source content and outputs it into a format that can be consumed (viewed) by the learner. Of course, SWFs have a problem.


Adobe Captivate 6: HTML5 At Last!

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by Kevin Siegel    You've probably heard by now that Adobe released Adobe Captivate 6 late last week. Publishing in Captivate takes your source content and outputs it into a format that can be consumed (viewed) by the learner. Of course, SWFs have a problem. As an alternative to publishing a SWF, you can publish as HTML5. This week, HTML5.

Adobe Captivate 6: Best Practices for Creating Compliant eLearning

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by Kevin Siegel    Several years ago I was in Canada teaching Captivate for a large Toronto-based company. We were just getting ready to cover the accessible features found in Captivate when I was informed that I could skip the section because Canadians were not required to create accessible content. I was surprised that the Canadian government had not addressed the issue of compliance (compliance is often a requirement in the United States), but I skipped the section as requested. What Does Captivate do to be Section 508 Compliant? Slide accessibility text.

Adobe Captivate & RoboHelp: Incorporate eLearning within a Help System

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For instance, I use Adobe Captivate to create most of my eLearning content, and Adobe RoboHelp to create my Help Systems. If you have created an eLearning lesson using eLearning tools such as Adobe Captivate, TechSmith's Camtasia Studio or Articulate's Storyline, you can insert the multimedia directly into RoboHelp Help Topics. Looking to learn Captivate quickly?

Latest E-Learning Trends – Some good, some bad

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trend that is happening in the LMS market more so than in the other e-learning markets, is the failure to follow their path of success. I am seeing many vendors whose products were built for SMB (and more aligned on the lower side of mid size companies) who are now pushing into the mid/upper mid to large size customer band.   The problem here is that they developed a solution that is not made for 10,000 or more end users. While the global economy has yet to fully reverse itself, it is clear that many vendors believe it is, or realize that potential clients have no problem paying for it.

A Few Great Captivate Tips

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I ran across some great Captivate tips over the past few days. Here’s a neat trick for drawing attention to an object on the screen in a Captivate simulation. Ever want to give a learner several levels of feedback when they’re attempting to complete a task in a Captivate simulation? Publishing Adobe Captivate files on YouTube. The only problem is that YouTube doesn’t support the SWF file format, which is currently the only format Adobe Captivate generates. Enjoy! Highlight Boxes in Reverse. Multiple Levels of Feedback.

Connection Error in Slide Video

Adobe Captivate

There has been some threads in user forum about the connection error which learners get in Slide Video. I got a chance to closely analyze many of these specific issues and in all the cases it turned out to be server configuration problems. Some background Info: When you insert video into Captivate as Slide Video, it by default is configured to be progressive download. You don’t need to do any more specific changes in your captivate project to get Slide Video working. Tags: Uncategorized Captivate 5 Connection Error F4V FLV video

Discovering Adobe InDesign for eLearning

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With Adobe Captivate , you can create some great system simulations. Flash Player (SWF). One problem that I did run into with InDesign was using Flash (SWF) files imbedded into the document. By Dean Hawkinson. If you have been developing eLearning for any period of time, you have probably used several of Adobe’s applications to create engaging and interactive courses. With Adobe Flash , you can create interactive elements that take your courses to the next level of engagement and even create entire courses. What Is InDesign? What InDesign Can Do. Conclusion.


shifting to adobe eLearning suite - bring existing content to captivate

Adobe Captivate

adobe captivate 4 , raptivity , reuse existing content. 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. You will get a swf file let us say “monalisa.swf” And below are the steps you can follow to insert it inside Adobe Captivate 4 project –. Download this swf file. In same slide as your Raptivity swf- select Insert->Animation and select fix.swf you got from earlier step. This has some code which solves the problem which you see in dialog from step 3.

eLearning mash-up follow-up: Articulate presenter and Flash 10 compatibility

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couple of months ago I wrote a post about a combination of Articulate presenter, Captivate, Camtasia, social media incorporation and a high definition webcam. This was due to a swf file that was not correctly decodable by any of the browsers that used the new Flash 10. After installing the updater for Flash, I scanned my swf-files build by articulate.