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Adobe Captivate 6: Scalable HTML Content

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Take the  Scalable HTML content  check box for instance.   The  Scalable HTML content  option is off by default, leading me to believe is wasn't necessarily a good idea to use it. I was curious what the option would do, so I enabled it and published a SWF. However, with  Scalable HTML content  enabled in my test project, the published SWF always resized to fit my browser window (proportionally), no matter how big or small I made my browser window. Yes, Scalable HTML content works if you publish as a SWF or HTML5.

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SWF speaks to HTML page… through JavaScript!

Adobe Captivate

Most of us, sometime or the other, have had a need to manipulate the HTML page that contains the Captivate SWF file. The requirement may have been to display a custom message or change an image in the HTML page on click of a button inside the SWF. This can be achieved by sending data [.]. eLearning this week Extending Captivate How do I. Training and Tutorials Whats new "Elearning authoring tools" Adobe Captivate Adobe eLearning Suite 2.5 Advanced Actions eLearning HTML5 Rapid Authoring

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Adobe Captivate 5/5.5: Removing The Web Page Margin

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    I received an email from a Captivate developer asking if it was possible to remove the white space that appears between the browser toolbars and SWF when a lesson is opened within a browser. In the image below, notice that there is white space above the SWF (just below the browser's menu bar).      Admittedly the space that appears above a SWF isn't huge and it's not something that I had spent time thinking about.   Thankfully, there is a simple solution to removing the white space above the SWF.

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Adobe Captivate: Internalize or Externalize?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

The common way to publish a completed Captivate eLearning video is as a SWF (small web file). When the publish process is complete, you will end up with three files: an HTML file (which is what your learner will need to open the lesson in a web browser), a JavaScript file (called standard.js) and the SWF containing your lesson.  by Kevin Siegel.

Adobe Captivate & RoboHelp: Incorporate eLearning within a Help System

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

When the topic is displayed in a web browser, mobile device (iPad, iPhone, etc) or HTML Help, the lesson will play (and remain interactive). If the learner is going to use a standard Windows PC or Macintosh computer, SWF output is fine. When you generate WebHelp or HTML Help, RoboHelp will automatically use the SWF within the generated Help System. by Kevin Siegel.

Expectations From eLearning Authoring Tools

Upside Learning

Should be able to import/export content (like PPT, DOC, or simple HTML), and allow for edits after import. Should be able to import external Flash SWF as well as audio and video in variety of popular formats. I came across this mind map by Cammy Bean which covers nearly all the tools available for creating/authoring eLearning content. When do I use it? What do I like about it?

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. If we have the luxury of changing the default HTML template for Adobe Captivate, there is nothing like it! This template can be a company website, home-grown LMS, or a portal. See the [.]. 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 Interface

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How to Record Software Simulation in Adobe Captivate 9

CommLab India

You can either publish to the SWF and HTML formats together, or publish them individually. If you belong to an organization that is involved in developing software, you know how tough it is to create training that will teach your employees how to use software the optimal way. Doing so with classroom trainings can lead to logistical and financial nightmares. Screen Area. Application.

Adobe Captivate 7: Publishing Video Demos

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

  Here's what the standard Publish dialog box looks like:     When publishing a cptx project, you can elect to publish as SWF, HTML, PDF, or all of the above. However, the Publish dialog box that appears couldn't be more spartan:     SWF? by Kevin Siegel. This week, I'm focusing on the Publishing process for Video Demos. HTML5, PDF?

Adaptive and Responsive Design for eLearning: Part 2

eFront

Driven in part by Apple’s decision in 2010 not to allow SWF files to run on the iPad, there has been an accelerating move away from Flash and towards the new emerging HTML 5 standards which allow most (but not all) of the same effects to be delivered without the downsides of dubious security, buggy code and outdated plugins. Not any more. eLearning instructional design

Australia’s Nobel Laureates

E-Learning Provocateur

However, there are some good reasons to shell out the extra cash and go with Captivate: • You can publish in swf format, which is really small to download; • You can add SCORM, if you are that way inclined; and. When I published my learning object in Captivate, the software produced a swf file, an accompanying skin, an html host, and a javascript source.

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Smokescreen – The Future Of Flash Player?

Upside Learning

Primarily, it reads the binary SWF file and renders its animation and audio content to standard web compliant format. It runs entirely in the browser, reads in SWF binaries, unzips them (in native JS), extracts images and embedded audio and turns them in to base64 encoded data:uris, then stitches the vector graphics back together as animated SVG. Chrome 5, Safari 4 and Opera 10.53.

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Elearning applications

eFront

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). Traditional instructor led training is expensive and, in some cases, difficult to track its effectiveness. Enjoy!

A simple interactive learning object

E-Learning Provocateur

However, there are some good reasons to shell out the extra cash and go with Captivate: • You can publish in swf format, which is really small to download; • You can add SCORM, if you are that way inclined; and. When I published my learning object in Captivate, the software produced a swf file, an accompanying skin, an html host, and a javascript source. All four need to travel together, so I uploaded them to a folder in Dropbox, then linked to the html file. Edit the dimensions of the object in the coding of the html file. Download the files.

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

CommLab India

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). FLV: (FLASH LIVE VIDEO) FLV was once the preferred format for video streaming in mobiles, but now with the rise of HTML 5, the MP4 video format is being preferred. Adobe Captivate 9.

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Review of Snap! 1.1 Update

E-learning Uncovered

Technically, a skilled programmer could probably get Articulate to do that by adding their own HTML or JavaScript, but Snap! Have more than one swf per slide. About three months ago, Trivantis released Snap! by Lectora – a PowerPoint authoring tool à la Articulate. Today they announced their 1.1 update. Normally I only comment on major releases, but this one has some important features. I’d put about half of them in the keeping-up-with-the-Joneses category, meaning the addition of basic features that Articulate already has. makes it a little bit easier.). Add a YouTube video.

Adobe Captivate: Using Aggregator

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

If you publish your Captivate projects as SWFs, you can combine multiple SWF files into one lesson using the Aggregator. Once added to an Aggregator project, you can publish the combined files as a SWF, EXE file, PDF or HTML. The published Aggregator file will include a TOC using the names of the separate SWF files. To ensure the uniformity of Table of Contents (TOC) settings across lessons, you can set any SWF in the TOC as the master. by Kevin Siegel. The TOC settings of the master are applied to all the other SWFs in the Aggregator.

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eLearning Development: 4 Tech Considerations When Using Videos

Upside Learning

The embedded videos are played back from within SWF, so you can create your own components to control the video playback. Related posts: HTML 5 and eLearning Development How Can Adobe BrowserLab Help in eLearning Development? With increasing bandwidths and better compression techniques available, use of videos in Flash platform based eLearning courses is on the rise.

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Developing An eLearning Player?

Upside Learning

The only option left then is to develop the courses in HTML and JavaScript. swf, *.flv, html, *.xml, 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? It’s a simple wrapper having global level functionalities like -. flv, *.js, js, *.html, xml, *.mp3 mp3 etc.

Webinar: Using Custom HTML5 and Adobe Edge with Lectora

eLearning Brothers

In this webinar I focused on two awesome, but different HTML tools. This tool is perfect if you know nothing about HTML or HTML5. Instead of producing SWF files or video files it produces native HTML5 content that can be seen on any HTML5 browser or mobile device. Recently I did a Webinar for Lectora users on how to use custom HTML5 inside Lectora projects. Interaction Builder.

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Product Review Raptivity

eLearning 24-7

AICC, 508 and SWF. Even better it starts off with a great upsell on their HTML pack. Product: Raptivity. Raptivity is an interaction tool. Its target audience is the rapid content authoring tool market, but while it tries to hit it, it also misses at many levels. Welcome to Confusion. Raptivity calls their product an interaction tool with templates, games, simulations, etc. Average.

The Open Screen Project – Will It Succeed?

Upside Learning

The most important one is Adobe removing restrictions on SWF and FLV/F4V specifications. So one can now develop software that can actually “play” SWF content. Opera has released a HTML 5 version (Opera mobile) for Windows Mobile. With their Open Screen Project Adobe is clearly preparing for the upcoming competition from HTML 5. Or they all know HTML 5 will – ultimately.

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Selection in Agile Learning Design

Big Dog, Little Dog

For example, although this multiplication game is made for schools, it has an interesting engine behind it: html file : This of course is the file your browser opens. Flash file (swf): Shockwave Flash file. xml file: This is the file that the swf app reads. Post 2 - Planning in Agile Learning Design. Post 3 - Orientation in Agile Learning Design. A few examples: Lectures.

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My Top 10 e-Learning Tools

eLearning Cyclops

Being able to create SCORM/AICC compliant courses that imports Flash SWF files and plays well with the LMS makes my ability to implement e-learning much easier. Adobe Dreamweaver - Still the best tool for creating web pages (I occasionally have to do that) and jerry-rigging the HTML in courses. Jane Hart is gathering top ten lists for e-learning tools. Thus far, 203 people in the e-learning field have submitted their list. I have posted my e-learning toolkit in the past, but not what I necessarily consider my "top e-learning tools." So, here are my top 10 e-learning tools.

Got SCORM?

ICS Learning

So unless you are working in a tightly controlled internal environment, your SCOs should only be using client-side technologies such as HTML, Flash and Javascript. In reality, it is simply a single compressed file containing all the files (html, images, flash swf, etc) necessary for the SCO to function. And in order for a SCO to communicate data to and from the LMS as well as potentially provide interactivity and quizzing functionality, it’s going to require more than just client-side HTML. Let’s take a look at the following HTML and Javascript code as an example.

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Articulate ’09: Tips for Resolving Common Issues

Upside Learning

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. We have used them for several projects, and have found them very effective for development and simple to use. Engage Output.

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Adobe eLearning Suite Announced

Steve Howard

Professionals can take advantage of more than two dozen new features including single SWF file publishing, text-to-speech conversion, a drawing toolbar for simple graphics, enhanced project templates, and round-trip Microsoft® PowerPoint® workflows, which let users import and edit PowerPoint slides with audio and interactivity. With Adobe Captivate Reviewer, a new Adobe® AIR™ application, learning professionals can capture reviewers’ feedback regardless of their operating system and insert comments directly into an Adobe Captivate SWF file, simplifying the review process.