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Expectations From eLearning Authoring Tools

Upside Learning

I came across this mind map by Cammy Bean which covers nearly all the tools available for creating/authoring eLearning content. For example, a feature that lets users  “import” existing PowerPoint presentations into the authoring tool is different from authoring and publishing eLearning content from within  PowerPoint (using a plug-in toolbar). When do I use it? SCORM 1.2,

15 Authoring Tools For mEnabling Your eLearning For iPads

Upside Learning

Last week I asked if you had thought about mEnabling your eLearning for iPads (mEnabling, is what we are calling the process of getting your existing eLearning to run on iPads and other tablets) but didn’t really tell you how? With this HTML5 compliant, eLearning authoring tool from ‘dominKnow’, you can create mobile and tablet compliant content easily. Adobe Edge Animate.

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CamStudio - (Authoring Tool) CamStudio is able to record all screen and audio activity on your computer and create industry-standard AVI video files and using its built-in SWF Producer can turn those AVIs into lean, mean, bandwidth-friendly Streaming Flash videos (SWFs). wibiya widget Simple template. elearning tecnología-educativa softwareEnjoy! by Christopher Pappas M.B.A.,

Publish with a Branded Template… Save time!

Adobe Captivate

Sometimes we need to embed the published Adobe Captivate SWF in an HTML page which has the branded template of our organization. This template can be a company website, home-grown LMS, or a portal. If we have the luxury of changing the default HTML template for Adobe Captivate, there is nothing like it! eLearning this week Extending Captivate How do I. Rapid Authoring Rapid eLearning Whats new "Elearning authoring tools" Adobe Captivate 5.5 Adobe eLearning Suite 2.5 Design Ease of use rapid elearning User InterfaceSee the [.].

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. Frame Labels – Use Them. Guide Layers – Insert Them.

Developing An eLearning Player?

Upside Learning

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? This post is based on our experience with development of Flash based eLearning players over the years. Here are some of the key considerations for developing an eLearning Player –. swf, *.flv,

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).   Adobe Presenter eLearning But then again, maybe they will. even from the comfort of your home. 

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

CommLab India

When developing an eLearning course using rapid authoring tools, you should know which format is supported by the tool to import audio files, videos, and images. 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. Lectora 16.

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eLearning Mega Flash and PPT Temple Bundle

eLearning Brothers

Flash games, 2 PPT eLearning course style themes AND more than 60 Flash interactions included in this bundle! These are PPT and Flash based templates that are super easy to update. Each template is fully customizable in Flash (we give you the.fla Flash source file). BONUS: Reuse the templates over and over again in multiple courses…or even other websites and presentations.

Experiences with Elearning on the Mac

The Learning Generalist

Its a bit of a pity that there are "no good rapid-elearning tools" (take this with a pinch of salt for now) for the Mac. So that's how I author my elearning on my Mac. Keynote 08 (not 09) has the ability to generate a single SWF file for a series of slides. presentations visual aids training elearning presentationSo here's why I say having a Mac is a blessing.

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.

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. However, it’s matter of debate that whether software simulations can be considered as part of EPSS. I’d like to leave the discussion around EPSS and software simulations to the experts in the eLearning industry. Unlike screen capturing tools, the published output is not just a passive video, but is in a fully interactive format such as Flash SWF. Annotations, instructions etc are automatically generated based on the user’s action while in recording.

Product Review Raptivity

eLearning 24-7

Raptivity calls their product an interaction tool with templates, games, simulations, etc. AICC, 508 and SWF. Previews of templates, interactions that do not come with your pack, but again a tease – smells of upselling. Product: Raptivity. Raptivity is an interaction tool. Welcome to Confusion. According to the site the solution comes with 245 interactions. SCORM 2004/1.2,

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.

eLearning Interactions - add Flash-based interactions to your courses

Take an e-Learning Break

The eLearning Interactions product is one to add to your toolbox. 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. Do you want a quick and easy way to add interactive elements to your training course? Try it for free. You subscribe to the service for either a monthly or annual fee. Check it out: [link

10 Design Standards to Create Better eLearning!

eLearning Brothers

eLearning content needs to follow standards just like classroom manuals and material. Enforce the standards and maybe even create some templates that are already “standardized”. mov,swf,avi,png,wmv, etc.). Tags: Featured Random Info Tips & Tricks eLearning best practices instructional design rapid eLearning start eLearning If you’re thinking about creating online courses you’ve probably started to think about standards. When content is standardized it makes it easier for the learner to understand and quickly process the content. Don’t be soft.


Over 75 Free Rapid E-Learning Resources

Rapid eLearning

The other day this guy asked me how to develop color schemes for his rapid elearning courses. 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. Also, here’s a link to the 200 free rapid elearning tutorials I posted a while back. have the same challenge. Audio Resources. Fotolio.

Games and Interactions for Articulate

eLearning Brothers

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. swf). 5. Articulate Interactions Products/Reviews eLearning eLearning Tips games interactionsAre you an Articulate user? Are you looking for a way to easily create games and interactions to make your courses more engaging? You’re in luck…I’d like to introduce You don’t need to know flash or programming! Steps to create interactions: 1.

Adobe eLearning Suite Announced

Steve Howard

Adobe , Captivate , ELS , eLearning Suite , Device Central. Adobe has released the eagerly-awaited eLearning Suite. Offering seven innovative applications in one complete, integrated package, Adobe eLearning Suite combines full new versions of: Adobe Captivate® 4 Go beyond screen capture to author rich eLearning experiences. Adobe Presenter 7 Rapidly create high-impact Adobe Flash presentations and eLearning courses from PowerPoint. Adobe eLearning Suite and Adobe Captivate 4 are immediately available through Adobe Authorized Resellers and the Adobe Store.

Webinar: Using Custom HTML5 and Adobe Edge with Lectora

eLearning Brothers

Insert the final output into your eLearning/mLearning Authoring tool (I’ll show you how to insert HTML5 content into Lectora V11). 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. Edge Animate eLearning Featured Lectora Tips Tips and Tricks


Adobe Captivate 4 announced

Steve Howard

Captivate 4 , Adobe , eLearning Suite. SWF commenting. Professional project templates. Posted in Adobe, Captivate, eLearning. Adobe Captivate eLearningAdobe announced the release of Captivate 4 today. Top new features in Adobe Captivate 4. Customizable widgets. Roundtrip PowerPoint workflow. Table of Contents and Aggregator. Text-to-speech functionality. Variables and Advanced Actions. Expanded output options. Adobe Photoshop® layer support. Streamlined workflows and enhanced usability. Enjoy!

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.

New Features in Adobe Captivate 4

Steve Howard

project templates. design templates. Air Review app (swf commenting). Single SWF Output. Posted in Adobe, Captivate, eLearning. Adobe Captivate eLearningTridib Roy Chowdhury has posted an extensive list of Adobe Captivate 4 new features to The Adobe Captivate Blog. Productivity, Richness, and Robustness. Round-trip PowerPoint workflow – optional linking or embedding. Variables and Advanced Actions. Text-to-speech functionality. Customizable widgets – Flash components. Table of Contents and Aggregator. inline editing of text captions.

Free as in Freedom: Experiences with Elearning on the Mac

The Learning Generalist

Its a bit of a pity that there are "no good rapid-elearning tools" (take this with a pinch of salt for now) for the Mac. So that's how I author my elearning on my Mac. Keynote 08 (not 09) has the ability to generate a single SWF file for a series of slides. Tags: presentations visual aids training elearning presentation So here's why I say having a Mac is a blessing.

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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.

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). 2. 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. 4. Articulate’s suite of products rate high in the rapid authoring segment.

Get Creative and Build Better E-Learning Courses

Rapid eLearning

It forces us to think in new ways. I get to meet quite a few elearning developers and blog readers at the conferences. And the glossary post came as a result of someone asking about different ways to add a glossary to a rapid elearning course. Sally wants to add three videos to her PowerPoint slide and then publish it as a rapid elearning course. Click here to view the demo.

Adobe shows off Captivate 4 and the Adobe eLearning Suite

Steve Howard

At the Adobe Learning Summit in San Jose, November 10th, Adobe showed several exciting new features from the next version of Captivate and from the up-coming eLearning Suite. At the Adobe Learning Summit, Adobe demonstrated the next version of Captivate, and also previewed the new Adobe eLearning Suite. Adobe says it’s OK to blog about the next version of Captivate and the up-coming eLearning Suite, so here we go. Widgets are specially formatted Flash swf files that know how to communicate with the host Captivate project. Click the next button to continue.

2010: mLearning Year in Review

mLearning Trends

Indeed, many traditional eLearning vendors ventured into the market though not in the volume or with the fanfare we had postulated twelve months ago. As stated above, we needed to create our own specialized templates that bridge the gap between publishing for the online world and the mobile world and found solid success supporting environments with newer Android devices. A.K.A.

M-Learning: Landscape Changer: E-Reader

eLearning 24-7

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. Tags: LCMS LMS Uncategorized e-learning elearning I know that there are quite a few out there right now going HUH?? Yeah, I am well aware of it. on that).  Color.

5 Best Improvements in Articulate Presenter 09

eLearning Development

Inserting video uses the Insert Flash tool and has the same options as SWF files. 4. Articulate Branding Removed - This is actually an option in the presentation template; the Articulate logo is still there by default. Tags: articulate presenter eLearning I’ve been using Articulate Presenter 09 for a couple of months now and have come up with the five things I like best about the new version. If you follow me on Twitter, you might have seen my posts about having problems with the new version. Even with the issues, I wouldn’t go back to the previous version.