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Creating Flash Templates for eLearning

eLearning Brothers

We’ve been building a lot of eLearning Flash templates lately and I started to think what I’ve learned that I might be able to share. Lots of people like to use templates to start a project. However there are a few things that, if done properly, help the templates to be more user-friendly. Here are my 6 tips to build Flash eLearning templates that are more user-friendly: 1. Guide layers allow you to put instructional text that won’t appear in the published swf file. Go ahead and create a separate layer and call it “actions”. Lock Layers.

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. With this HTML5 compliant, eLearning authoring tool from ‘dominKnow’, you can create mobile and tablet compliant content easily. Swiffy converts SWF files to HTML5. So here’s a few – 15 actually! So let’s start with…. Adobe Edge Animate.

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Adobe Captivate: Repurpose Preferences

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

When I teach Adobe Captivate, I try to stress the value of creating a project template (and creating templates from scratch is a big part of my Captivate 6 Advanced class ). If you set the Preferences within a Captivate template and then use the template when you create new projects, the Preferences will match from one project to the next.

Adobe Presenter 9: Replacing the Default Playbar Logo with Your Own Logo

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

First, create a SWF file of the logo you would like to use on the playbar in place of the Adobe logo. Give the new SWF the following name:  logo.swf. Save the new  logo.swf  file in the Adobe Templates folder (replace the existing logo.swf file).      It is quite small, and many consumers of your presentation might not even notice it.

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E-learning Development: Selecting the Right Audio, Video, and Image Format

CommLab India

POT: Portable Object Template (Translation template). POTX: An extension file of Microsoft PowerPoint Template file. Video (Ctrl+Alt+V) formats include SWF, FLV, F4V, AVI, MP4, MOV, and 3GP. SWF: (Shockwave Flash) It contains vector designs, animations, audio, and videos for web browsers using Flash player). Adobe Captivate 9. F4V supports H.264.). Lectora 16.


Review of Snap! 1.1 Update

E-learning Uncovered

Have more than one swf per slide. More choices for customizing the player template. Both packages let you create learning interactions through quizzing. And both let you create screen interactions using PowerPoint action buttons and (now) Next/Back branching, but Articulate still has a big advantage in having these convenient template-based screen interactions. About three months ago, Trivantis released Snap! by Lectora – a PowerPoint authoring tool à la Articulate. Today they announced their 1.1 update. makes it a little bit easier.). Price: $99.

Three Time-Saving Rapid E-Learning Tips

Rapid eLearning

Last week I shared a free PowerPoint template that was inspired by the iPad’s notebook app. Hopefully, you can find a use for the template. If not, check out some of the other free templates that are available in the Elearning Heroes community. In last week’s template, I purposely only included the final template and not the original source file. More to come ….Minneapolis,

10 Design Standards to Create Better eLearning!

eLearning Brothers

If you’re thinking about creating online courses you’ve probably started to think about standards. Enforce the standards and maybe even create some templates that are already “standardized”. There are many different websites that help create color schemes and check contrast. mov,swf,avi,png,wmv, etc.). Icons: Create a library of standard icons such as: caution, checkmarks, notes, numbers, arrows, etc. Course player/GUI: Create a standard interface for all courses. Don’t be soft. After awhile following the standards will just become second nature.


Raptivity Essential : Now Build HTML5 and Flash Interactions Simultaneously

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

As Harbinger Knowledge Products unveils a brand new version of Raptivity Essential that lets you publish interactions in the HTML5 format in addition to Flash SWF format, I thought it would be interesting to talk to Shweta Kulkarni, who was involved deeply in the engineering of this product upgrade. Raptivity Essential provides a sufficient selection of templates for a novice user to get a hold of interactive learning. What is the significance of Raptivity Essential? What prompted you to go the HTML5 way? What makes this a significant milestone? We designed custom scroll bars.

Over 75 Free Rapid E-Learning Resources

Rapid eLearning

I shared some of the tools that I use for color schemes in previous posts like this one on creating your own rapid elearning PowerPoint template. And then I take that color information to a site like Color Schemer to create a color scheme. Musicshake and TuneAround are free tools that let you easily create your own music and soundtracks. I have the same challenge.

Games and Interactions for Articulate

eLearning Brothers

Are you looking for a way to easily create games and interactions to make your courses more engaging? This tool is browser-based and has tons of different template interactions and games to choose from. Now you can quickly create eLearning interactions and games for Articulate. Steps to create interactions: 1. swf). Are you an Articulate user? You’re in luck…I’d like to introduce You don’t need to know flash or programming! Choose an interaction from the library. Input your text, images, and audio.


Raptivity: A Review

The eLearning Coach

Raptivity is a rapid development software tool that comes with a library of pre-built templates, most of which are interactive. The pre-built templates provide a way to quickly assemble an interaction or presentation segment and publish it to a Flash (.swf) swf) format. The Libraries of Templates. Within each category are several templates. Unique Features.

Product Review Raptivity

eLearning 24-7

Raptivity calls their product an interaction tool with templates, games, simulations, etc. AICC, 508 and SWF. Saving to Favorites is easy, but my Learning theories – while interesting – i.e. you can create your own learning theory – really serves no purpose. To create a new interactivity, select “New Interactivity&#. Product: Raptivity. Average.

Developing An eLearning Player?

Upside Learning

This is immensely helpful when you create multilingual courses. swf, *.flv, No support for loading videos in case if the template library doesn’t have a video based template. An eLearning player is a building block for more conventional [one with back and next for navigation buttons] eLearning courses. What’s an eLearning player? flv, *.js, js, *.html,

Webinar: Using Custom HTML5 and Adobe Edge with Lectora

eLearning Brothers

Instead of producing SWF files or video files it produces native HTML5 content that can be seen on any HTML5 browser or mobile device. Download the free HTML5 Templates. Note: You will be asked to create a Free Account in our Template Library to gain access to all of our free templates.). In this webinar I focused on two awesome, but different HTML tools.


Three Time-Saving Rapid E-Learning Tips

Rapid eLearning

Last week I shared a free PowerPoint template that was inspired by the iPad’s notebook app. Hopefully, you can find a use for the template. If not, check out some of the other free templates that are available in the Elearning Heroes community. In last week’s template, I purposely only included the final template and not the original source file. More to come ….Minneapolis,

eLearning Interactions - add Flash-based interactions to your courses

Take an e-Learning Break

You can easily create an interaction - pick the interaction template, insert your content (including text, audio and images) and apply a theme. You can save the interaction for future editing and/or download it as a SWF file for inclusion in your eLearning course. You can create as many interactions as you want and you'll have access to any new interactions that are created. Do you want a quick and easy way to add interactive elements to your training course? The eLearning Interactions product is one to add to your toolbox. Try it for free.


Get Creative and Build Better E-Learning Courses

Rapid eLearning

At another conference, someone wanted to know how to create an assembly line concept. Create four slides. Create a Slide Rewind Button. You’ll want to experiment with the template’s navigation settings so that the replay button works without getting a message box. Create a master slide using the background template image. It forces us to think in new ways.

2010: mLearning Year in Review

mLearning Trends

The recent release of our CellCast Widget for Android Tablets has been well received by customers especially with the inclusion of a new Flash Player template we produced that transforms Articulate Presenter content into something that sizes and plays well on Android mobiles. A.K.A. How our January 2010 Predictions Played Out! Validated (“Double”). Validated (“Triple”). Validated (“Single”).

Articulate ’09: Tips for Resolving Common Issues

Upside Learning

In this case, try setting the player template display at an optimal level and avoid scaling (this worked most of the times for us). To get around this, we created a new custom certificate wherein the HTML file containing the certificate SWF file extracts the user name from the LMS using a SCORM API. Articulate’s suite of products rate high in the rapid authoring segment.


Adobe eLearning Suite Announced

Steve Howard

Adobe Flash® CS4 Professional with Learning Interactions Create and deliver rich interactive content. Adobe Presenter 7 Rapidly create high-impact Adobe Flash presentations and eLearning courses from PowerPoint. Adobe Soundbooth® CS4 Create and edit audio with ease. Adobe Captivate 4, a new point product release and also the cornerstone of the suite, is the latest version of Adobe’s eLearning software for creating professional eLearning content and courseware that combines simulations, scenario-based training, quizzing, rich media and interactivity.

Rapid eLearning Through Software Simulations And Screencasts

Upside Learning

Previously when I discussed freeform and template-based rapid content authoring tools, I kept software simulation tools aside. Unlike screen capturing tools, the published output is not just a passive video, but is in a fully interactive format such as Flash SWF. Because in these cases, one would need to create all the interactivities and environment simulations manually – to maintain required fidelity. Related posts: Rapid Authoring – Freeform Vs Template Based Top 25 Rapid eLearning Blog Posts IDC India – Games Vs Simulations.

Adobe shows off Captivate 4 and the Adobe eLearning Suite

Steve Howard

Thankfully the wonderful Adobe engineers have been able to plug this gap in Captivate, allowing us to now create clean vector shapes in our projects. It has long been known that we can add Flash video and interactive swf content into Captivate, but doing so is not as simple as we would like, and there is no easy way to communicate data between the imported content and the host Captivate movie. Widgets are specially formatted Flash swf files that know how to communicate with the host Captivate project. Captivate 4 introduces Project Templates. becomes.

M-Learning: Landscape Changer: E-Reader

eLearning 24-7

In a nutshell it was created to thwart piracy of the vendor’s file format i.e. to pirate e-books. Umm, lets see: Swf (yes, Flash and not Flash lite either) – An e-reader already boosts this as a new feature into the marketplace. End users can grab sims and download them, training templates, mini quick reference guides, manuals (which should be banned.really 20 pages? Same as the library, they pick what they want – templates, mini guides, social media offerings, you name it, it can be done. Yeah, I am well aware of it. The screen is too small. Color.