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Adobe Captivate Prime: The Fluidic Player

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

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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9 Google Search Hacks to Make eLearning Development A Whole Lot Easier

eLearning Brothers

This post will go over how to find the eLearning problems with Google search. So, my fellow developers, let’s learn some Google search hacks that will make your eLearning development a whole lot easier. Here we go! #1 Search Phrases or the Exact Order of Words. Quotes are a great way to search for a specific group of words. This is a fun tip. Try it!

Product Review – Adobe Captivate Prime LMS

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Adobe Captivate Prime brings forth a modern UI, along with a simple UX (user experience), but along the way misses the boat on several items that leaves one wondering why? FTP overnights for the HRIS system or HR database – Captivate Prime learns it on the first upload (I did not test this – this is according to Adobe). My recommendation on Adobe Captivate Prime.

Advanced Search Options and New Games added to Captivate Assets Library

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Guest Blog by: Andrew Vass, Product Development Manager at eLearning Brothers As you may have noticed, we spent some time this last weekend upgrading the Assets portal for Adobe Captivate 9! Rapid Authoring Rapid eLearning Whats new adobe captivate 9 Cutout people Ease of use eLearning Assets eLearning Games Responsive eLearningHow do I.

Adobe Captivate: Custom Cursors Anyone?

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by Kevin Siegel    A student in a recent  online Captivate class  asked me if it was possible to create a custom mouse cursor for a Captivate eLearning lesson. While you cannot create cursor files (CUR's) within Captivate, you can easily create your own, and you can find a bunch of cursor images on the web. For went with  Normal.cur.).

Captivate 8: Working with Text-to-Speech and Voices

eLearning Brothers

An earlier post on this blog offers Adobe Captivate Example Courses for download. Toward the end of that post is a quick mention and “how to” on Captivate’s text-to-speech functionality. Recently a question came up in one of the help forums: “How do I install the Captivate 8 TTS voices?” restart Captivate, and those voice options should appear.

Free Template for Captivate 8: Mobile Instructional Design Storyboard

eLearning Brothers

The first Mobile Instructional Design Storyboard Template for Captivate 8 is now available for download ! That’s You may be asking yourself, can I use this Captivate 8 Template for any mobile design project? It is a PowerPoint file made specifically for the new Captivate 8 update, which is mobile supported for responsive design. That’s right! The answer is yes.

Adobe Captivate 5.5 Question: Will You Be Updating Your Books?

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Question: I'm a certified Captivate trainer who uses your books when I teach. Now that Adobe has officially released Captivate version 5.5, Answer:  The new features in Captivate 5.5 The interface between Captivate 5 and 5.5 is nearly identical (with the exception of some additional groups on the Properties panel, a few extra menu items, and the renaming of some items). Since the new features don't affect the lessons in either of my Captivate books, I am not planning on publishing new 5.5 versions of my Captivate books at this time. and 5.5

Adobe Captivate: Removing Words from the Custom Dictionary

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Using Captivate's Spell Check feature is as simple as choosing  Project > Check Spelling. While correctly spelled, the medical terms are not included within Captivate's main dictionary and are flagged as potential errors. When you click the Add to Dictionary button, the selected words are added to Captivate's personal dictionary and flagged as properly spelled.

How to Hide or Reveal Objects in Adobe Captivate 8

eLearning Brothers

If you are like most people upgrading to Adobe Captivate 8, you’ve seen the hide objects icon has moved. By clicking any object in your course, (or any object in your timeline), in the top right of Captivate you will reveal, the Properties and Timing tabs. Bonus Adobe Captivate 8 Tip. Hope this tip helps in your Adobe Captivate 8 endeavors.

Adobe Captivate: There's a Widget for That

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" It basically means that if you want to extend the functionality of your mobile device, you should visit the device's App store and Search.   Captivate is an awesome eLearning development tool, and it's loaded with functionality. Widgets extend Captivate's functionality beyond bounds. In fact, Captivate ships with several free widgets. To

Adobe Captivate 5.5: Math Made Easy

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So I'm working with a text caption in Adobe Captivate and the font size is 16 points. I'd like the font size to be twice as big. On Windows 7 or Vista, choose Start and type Calculator into the Search box. Of course, if you use any of the devices mentioned above to calculate a desired font Size, you'll still need to return to Captivate and type the new Size within Captivate. You can save a bit of time if you let Captivate do the heavy lifting for you. it was a simple calculation on Captivate's Properties panel: 108/3 is 36 points. 

Adobe Captivate 7: Publishing Video Demos

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  Over the past few weeks I've shown you how to trim portions of a Captivate Video Demo and how to Pan & Zoom. Should you elect to specify a variable bit rate, Captivate decides when to use more bits to maintain quality. However, if the video supports Search, the search time increases. Looking for training on Adobe Captivate? by Kevin Siegel.

Adobe Captivate 9: Fixing the INI Error

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by Kevin Siegel      Over the past few weeks I've gotten several emails from Captivate developers using Windows 10 and Captivate 9 who get the following error when attempting to record software simulations:     A quick Google search  found the following forum article. Captivate now appears to operate normally. Adobe Captivate

Link to download the Adobe Captivate Reviewer 2.0 Installer

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I've heard from several Captivate 5 developers that they do not have the Adobe Captivate Reviewer 2.0 on their systems. That's strange because the Reviewer is usually installed when you install Captivate 5. If the installer is not on your system, you'll find that the download link isn't easy to find via a Google search. FYI:  You'll need the Adobe Captivate Reviewer 2.0 application Adobe's Technical Communication Suite CaptivateIn that case, here is a direct link to  download the installer.

eLearning & Presentations: More Free Images. A MILLION more!

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And that "B" I used? I was able to find every letter I searched for, in a variety of styles. Adobe Presenter Adobe''s Technical Communication Suite Camtasia Captivate e-learning eLearning Microsoft PowerPoint Online Training PowerPoint Storyline TCS5 TechComm Technical Communications Technical Writing Technology TechSmith Camtasia Studio training UA User Assistance User Experienc

Captivate Tips for Beginners Part III: Adding Text Animation

eLearning Brothers

Need to add text animation to your Adobe Captivate course? This post is the last of a three part series, Captivate Tips for Beginners. This post will cover three areas of text animation: How to Use Captivate Text Animations. How to Move Text with Captivate Effects. How to Use Captivate Text Animations. Here is an important tip  adding Captivate Animation text!


Preparing Adobe Captivate Content for an LMS

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 Over the next few weeks, I'm going to show you the LMS setup process in the top eLearning development tools (Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline, TechSmith Camtasia Studio, and Trivantis Lectora).   Reporting Scores with Adobe Captivate.   Manifest Files   The Manifest file allows your published Captivate projects to be used and launched from a SCORM 1.2- or 2004-compliant LMS. When you publish projects, you can have Captivate create the Manifest file for you.   Looking for training or help with Adobe Captivate?

Top 3 E-Learning Programs To Become A Power Searcher


Hence, mastering search skills is one of the most important skills in today’s workplace. Here are a few interesting facts (adapted from various research reports) related to the amount of time that we spend searching for information on the World Wide Web (WWW): Google is the most visited web site in the world. SMART WEB SEARCHING. know how to search within a specific site.

Staying Relevant in E-Learning in 2014

E-learning Uncovered

highly recommend the Articulate community forum: E-Learning Heroes. I’ve solved many of my development issues by searching or posting on this forum. Although the Lectora forum and the Captivate forum do not have quite as many contributors, you will find quality information on each of these, too. There are groups for Lectora , Captivate , and Articulate Storyline and Studio. Books: Search for “e-learning” to find over 74,000 results. As you dive into the new year, keep your sights on what is possible for e-learning. Find these programs here. Happy learning!

5 Must Read ELearning Software Articles


simple search on that topic will yield results from major players Adobe Captivate, Articulate (Storyline and Studio), iSpring, among others. Macromedia Captivate (later acquired by Adobe) was one of the first major players into the game. Can Captivate 9 Save Adobe?  – Captivate has losing ground to Articulate for a few years. elearning

Adobe RoboHelp 2015: First Look

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Lesser known features like search synonyms are much easier to find and use. Open a topic and select an image or a Captivate movie. Improved search results: Control the topic preview text in search results. Scalable video: Adobe Captivate videos scale in Responsive HTML5 output. I've mentioned what I consider to be the most important enhancements in RoboHelp 2015.

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An Overview of HTML5

Integrated Learnings

This also makes it better for search engines to find the right content. Expect better quality searching once HTML5 is in wide use. Tools like Captivate and Articulate, which are Flash-based, will probably need to adapt or change over to HTML5 in the long run. Lectora Captivate HTML5 Articulate Flash Appleby Jonathan Shoaf. Apple's recent refusal to support Flash is the latest of many headaches web developers have had to endure as the web has matured but standards have been slow to respond. Many people in the eLearning industry are facing this challenge. standard.


E-Learning 101: Straightforward Answers to Fundamental Questions—Part 2

ATD Learning Technologies

What are the key differences between Captivate, Articulate Storyline, and Articulate Studio? In October 2013, an eLearning Guild report showed the most common authoring tools were Adobe Captivate, TechSmith Camtasia, Articulate Storyline, Articulate Studio, and Trivantis Lectora, and those tools are still leaders in this market. Adobe Captivate and Lectora offer responsive design.

eLearning/mLearning: Easy Font Resources

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For a relatively low fee (typically around $9) there are online sites where you can fill out and scan in a template of your own handwriting to be converted into a usable font. I've tried and was happy with the results, but if you'd like more options, a quick Google search will turn up many more. by AJ George. This week I have a few easy resources for working with fonts.

3 ELearning Predictions for 2016


Prediction #1: Gamification Changes Articulate, Captivate, and/or iSpring. For those of you who may not know Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captive, and iSpring are software tools for rapidly creating elearning courses. They search for a system to deliver the courses. They are searching for an LMS, whether they know it at first or not. out of 3. elearning

Solution for Adobe Captivate 4 AS3 aggregated SWF not working on Latest Flash Player (

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Solution: Close Adobe Captivate 4 and Aggregator if already running. Download the from here and extract the AggGenerator.dll.  In the Captivate 4 installed folder search for the file “AggGenerator.dll ” Rename the file to “AggGenerator_old.dll”. Place the dll downloaded in step 2 into the installed folder of Captivate 4. Relaunch Captivate/ Aggregator and re-publish [.]. Tags: Uncategorized Adobe Captivate 4 Aggregator captivate 4 Issue with Latest Flash Player

Review: Course Review and Comment Systems

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thought it would be a good time to review its capabilities along with that of two similar products: Adobe Captivate Reviewer and REVIEW by Rapid Intake. Adobe Captivate Reviewer is also free. You are able to view and manage comments either online, or right within your Adobe Captivate project, which is extremely convenient. Comment interface for Adobe Captivate Reviewer.

The Most Popular e-Learning Tools [GRAPH]


After searching Google, e-learning sites, forums and the like, I found an interesting chart created by Kapp Notes from a survey administered asking the very question I was looking for an answer to. When it comes to how I have used Captivate, it has mostly been for software simulations, but occasionally for uploading PowerPoint. Source: [link]. Have a great weekend! wordpress lms

What Should You Look for in an eLearning Designer?

eLearning Brothers

Whether they use Articulate Storyline/Presenter, Lectora, Captivate, Flash, or another tool, the eLearning designer you work with should have an excellent grasp of how to use that tool to design content. There are eLearning designers who can create some amazing courses and learning content. Content that’s so amazing it makes your jaw drop. Innovative and strategic thinker. Flexible.

Engineering in America. Whats the Future? - NorthStarNerd.Org


the college search from a parents perspective ). Posted at 12:12 PM in College Search , Podcasts , Web/Tech | Permalink Comments Response to John Streyle: Sorry you feel so negative about America's technology future. Search Search NorthstarNerd.Org Translate Translate NorthstarNerd.Org Recent Posts Outlook Social Connector + LinkedIn + Facebook = Good Stuff!

Maximizing Retention In E-Learning – Part 3

Edmego Learning

When you submit a search query, you will see a menu function called “Search Tools”  The next menu function to click is “Usage rights”  Now you can filter our image content that is labelled for resuse. Powerpoint is still a great tool for those who do not have access to software like Articulate or Captivate. Competency. Competency is the big picture.

Maximizing Retention In E-Learning – Part 3

Edmego Learning

When you submit a search query, you will see a menu function called “Search Tools”  The next menu function to click is “Usage rights”  Now you can filter our image content that is labelled for resuse. Powerpoint is still a great tool for those who do not have access to software like Articulate or Captivate. Competency. Competency is the big picture.

A Conversation with Stephanie Nadda

Kapp Notes

Nadda: I would call out three main areas: Integrate the technologies that support learning management (LMS, LCMS, content authoring) and knowledge management (CMS, KMS, enterprise search, etc.). With the release of user-friendly authoring tools like Storyline and Captivate, we have noticed a shift in e-Learning development trends. The other day I caught up with Stephanie Nadda.

15 Authoring Tools For mEnabling Your eLearning For iPads

Upside Learning

You can create interactive videos with clickable links, table of contents, search, embed quizzes and it supports both Flash and HTML5. Captivate Version 6. Here’s a good, low-cost option for quick conversion of your existing Captivate-based projects for tablets. So here’s a few – 15 actually! Adobe Edge Animate. And the icing on the cake? It’s free! 2. Camtasia Studio 8.

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Top 25 websites for elearning tips

Sponge UK

Rapid eLearning | Adobe Captivate Blog. If you’re after a specific topic.  It’s worth searching the elearning learning archives to see what they have. Rapid eLearning | Adobe Captivate Blog. It’s also the place to read about updates to the Captivate software, so it’s a good idea to bookmark it and keep up to date if it’s a big part of your workflow. Bozarthzone.

FREE Alternative to Camtasia Studio


Adobe Captivate and the new Articulate Storyline), but some prefer a third party program – and for years the standard bearer has been Camtasia Studio. Other options to consider in your search include: Jing by Techsmith. You can probably find a viable solution among these options.  If not, then a simple Google search will yield quite a few other options as well. EZvid.