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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! 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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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. If your flash template has multiple sections then create multiple folders.

15 Authoring Tools For mEnabling Your eLearning For iPads

Upside Learning

You can use its authoring features and pre-designed layouts, themes and templates to create engaging and interactive content for tablet devices or smart phones. 6. Swiffy converts SWF files to HTML5. Apart from supporting many common SWF features such as vector graphics, embedded fonts, images and timeline animation, it also converts basic ActionScript 2.0 Adobe Edge Animate.

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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.

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.

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Easily Add Flash Interactions to eLearning

eLearning Weekly

SWF) to insert into your elearning. Choose a training activity template (from more than 70 like glossaries, process maps, pyramids or games). They also offer elearning templates and custom Articulate skins as well as blog posts and good-natured ninja-tastic attitudes. Don’t worry: no Flash is required. Click to launch the eLearning Interaction Builder.

Adaptive and Responsive Design for eLearning: Part 2

eFront

Courses were prepared using software products that were almost all based, to a greater or lesser degree on the Microsoft PowerPoint model of slides, templates and bullet points. A few years ago, when rapid eLearning development tools were in their infancy, the job of eLearning designers was fairly straightforward , and had very little to do with web standards. Not any more.

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.

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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 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). wibiya widget Simple template. Enjoy! You can create a quiz app to assess your employees knowledge.

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,

Review of Snap! 1.1 Update

E-learning Uncovered

Have more than one swf per slide. More choices for customizing the player template. 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. The rest of the new features provide some differentiation. This last feature is something that Lectora has done. Add a YouTube video.

eLearning Mega Flash and PPT Temple Bundle

eLearning Brothers

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. Specs: Files included: fla, psd, ppt, pptx, jpg, swf. On Sale for $1,500 (Sells separately for $2,670).

Product Review: Lectora Snap! Empower

eLearning 24-7

Robust feature set – properties, elements, templates, video editing, image editing. Over 70 templates including ones for games, quiz games, interactions, components. Easy to move images right into the blocks on the templates. Over 100 templates – Some are cool, some are not. Initially this review was going to cover both Snap! and Snap! What was it? Empower.

Over 75 Free Rapid E-Learning Resources

Rapid eLearning

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. Preview Flash content on your computer: SWF Player and FLV Player [ original post ]. Free Training Templates : Microsoft offers a number of free training templates that could serve as a starting point for beginning rapid elearning designers.

Developing An eLearning Player?

Upside Learning

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? It’s a simple wrapper having global level functionalities like -. flv, *.js, js, *.html,

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.

Adobe Captivate 4 announced

Steve Howard

SWF commenting. Professional project templates. Captivate 4 , Adobe , eLearning Suite. Adobe 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! Posted in Adobe, Captivate, eLearning. Adobe Captivate eLearning

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Games and Interactions for Articulate

eLearning Brothers

This tool is browser-based and has tons of different template interactions and games to choose from. swf). 5. Are 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 eLearningInteractions.com. You don’t need to know flash or programming! Now you can quickly create eLearning interactions and games for Articulate. Steps to create interactions: 1. Choose an interaction from the library. 2. Input your text, images, and audio. 3. Try it for Free!

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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,

New Features in Adobe Captivate 4

Steve Howard

project templates. design templates. Air Review app (swf commenting). Single SWF Output. Tridib 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. Adobe Photoshop layer support- Preserve layers in imported Adobe® Photoshop® (PSD) files. Table of Contents and Aggregator. panning. drawing tools.

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Get Creative and Build Better E-Learning Courses

Rapid eLearning

You’ll want to experiment with the template’s navigation settings so that the replay button works without getting a message box. They’re also designed to match the template I gave you in this post on building your own PowerPoint templates. Create a master slide using the background template image. Here’s a frame from one of the videos. Click here to view the demo. Enjoy.

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. 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. You subscribe to the service for either a monthly or annual fee. Check it out: [link

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Experiences with Elearning on the Mac

The Learning Generalist

Keynote 08 (not 09) has the ability to generate a single SWF file for a series of slides. What this does for you: you dont have to manage 20 slides in Presenter 09 to build your scenarios - just create an SWF in Keynote and drop it into Presenter 09; test out your scenarios separately from your actual module, so you know exactly how things work for you. Sumeet Moghe, 2009.

10 Design Standards to Create Better eLearning!

eLearning Brothers

Enforce the standards and maybe even create some templates that are already “standardized”. mov,swf,avi,png,wmv, etc.). If you’re thinking about creating online courses you’ve probably started to think about standards. eLearning content needs to follow standards just like classroom manuals and material. When content is standardized it makes it easier for the learner to understand and quickly process the content. They stop noticing inconsistencies and focus on what you’d really like them to – the meat! Don’t be soft. Bolding: Decide how to use bolding. Company, department, none?

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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. Related posts: Rapid Authoring – Freeform Vs Template Based Top 25 Rapid eLearning Blog Posts IDC India – Games Vs Simulations. The software simulation in turn, can be divided into screen capturing tools and interactive simulation development tools. However, a screencast is not necessarily interactive.

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). 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.

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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.

Free as in Freedom: Experiences with Elearning on the Mac

The Learning Generalist

Keynote 08 (not 09) has the ability to generate a single SWF file for a series of slides. What this does for you: you dont have to manage 20 slides in Presenter 09 to build your scenarios - just create an SWF in Keynote and drop it into Presenter 09; test out your scenarios separately from your actual module, so you know exactly how things work for you. Sumeet Moghe, 2009.

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. 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. So, my top 5 improvements: 1.

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. I know that there are quite a few out there right now going HUH?? What about the smart phone, I mean they have been pitching the smart phone.  The screen is too small. 

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Adobe shows off Captivate 4 and the Adobe eLearning Suite

Steve Howard

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. Project Template Do you work with educational designers or subject matter experts who do not typically build content? Captivate 4 introduces Project Templates. Adobe Captivate 4 addresses this in a wonderful way.