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TECHSMITH CAMTASIA: Out of Sight, Out of Mind

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How often have you had multiple objects on the Camtasia canvas and found yourself moving one object out of the way so you could work with another object? If you're like most developers, I'm thinking it's a common occurrence.

ARTICULATE STORYLINE: Publish a Portion of a Project

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When publishing a Storyline project, it’s often preferable to publish a small section of the project instead of the entire thing (a single slide for instance or an individual scene). Fortunately, Storyline 360 makes quick work of this task, if you know where to look.

Articulate Storyline vs. Adobe Captivate

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A recent LinkedIn post asked eLearning developers: which tool is best: Adobe Captivate or Articulate Storyline? As  As I read through the comments, I was struck by how many people insisted that Storyline was the better choice because it was easier to learn than Captivate because it was so much like Microsoft PowerPoint.   As someone who uses both Captivate and Storyline, I have to disagree with that recurring sentiment.

ADOBE CAPTIVATE: Getting Past the DPI Awareness Error

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Creating software simulations has always been one of Captivate's core strengths. From the Home screen, double-click Software Simulation, select the area of the screen or application to record, select your mode (or modes), click the Record button, and away you go.

Learning By Doing With Digital Guidance

With learning becoming a critical piece to success, it is imperative for enterprises to adopt an integrated learning approach that is aligned with employee expectations. In this White Paper, you will gain insights into the changing dynamics of the modern workplace. You'll learn about the fractured learning processes that are so widely used by companies, and why it makes perfect sense to reject them. And you'll discover modern learning solutions that embrace the digital outlook of modern employees and are shaped by the digital doctrine. Download the White Paper today, and master the critical eLearning inputs that will get you great results!

TRAINER TRAINING & CERTIFICATION: Next Online Class is February 19-20!

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Learn to Teach Live, Online Classes. Master Some Amazing Tactics For Engaging Virtual Learners. Teaching live, online classes isn't as easy as it sounds. Learn how to engage learners who attend your classes from anywhere in the world! More and more companies are embracing live, online classes. If your company wants you to teach online, great. But teaching online isn't as easy as it sounds. For instance, how can you be sure that your class isn't boring?

ARTICULATE STORYLINE 3 & 360: Forced Learner Navigation

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by Kevin Siegel, CTT, COTP. There are times where you don’t want your learner to leave a slide until certain criteria have been met.   For instance, there's an interactive game on a slide (a credit score game you'll learn to create in my Storyline Essentials book).

"Adobe Captivate 2019: Beyond the Essentials" Coming Very Soon

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My "Adobe Captivate 2019: Beyond the Essentials" book is with the beta team and should be available for purchase in just a few weeks

Adobe Captivate 2019 Advanced Book In Production

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Adobe Captivate 2019: Beyond the Essentials. October.  

Articulate Storyline 3/360: Beyond the Essentials (2nd Edition)

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We're currently hard at work on an update to our Articulate Storyline 3/360 advanced book (we're enhancing/improving several lessons). The book should be ready in just a few short weeks

[Webinar] The New Formula for Customer Onboarding

When it comes to customer onboarding, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach, but that shouldn’t stop you from forming an effective onboarding strategy. Register for this free webinar with Adam Avramescu of Checkr, and Linda Schwaber-Cohen of Skilljar to learn about the key business characteristics to evaluate before building great customer education offerings.

TEACHING ONLINE: Don't Let a Computer Crash During Class Cause Panic!

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by Kevin Siegel, CTT, COTP. I've been teaching live online classes for years. And while I’ve had all sorts of technology challenges during that time, I’ve never had my main machine go down along with my backup--until yesterday! Even though I rebooted my machine in time for class, it froze again, and I couldn’t click anything. Panic? Not me. As a certified online training professional, you’re taught to handle these kinds of bumps in the training road.

ADOBE CAPTIVATE: Make Your Software Simulations Scorable

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by Jennie Ruby, CTT, COTP. The Assessment recording mode in Adobe Captivate creates a step-by-step software simulation that is intended to function as a test. It is part of the three-part formal software lesson: Demo, then Training (practice), then Assessment (test).

ADOBE CAPTIVATE: Control the Startup Screen for a Published Project

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by Kevin Siegel, COTP , CTT. Not all that long ago controlling what learners see first in Adobe Captivate published eLearning content was as simple as creating a visually-appealing first slide in the project. However,

ADOBE CAPTIVATE: Make Software Simulations Scorable

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by Jennie Ruby, CTT, COTP. The Assessment recording mode in Adobe Captivate creates a step-by-step software simulation that is intended to function as a test. It is part of the three-part formal software lesson: Demo, then Training (practice), then Assessment (test).

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

A well-designed learning curriculum develops and nurtures skills needed to achieve organizational and business goals with the most effective and engaging set of experiences. This ebook outlines 5 critical steps to develop learning solutions that will help you achieve the most ambitious objectives.

eLearnChat: All Things eLearning

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I really enjoyed my recent session with Rick Zanotti on eLearnChat. You can watch the interview by clicking the image below

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ELEARNING AND PRESENTATIONS: In Search Of Free-to-Use Images

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by Kevin Siegel, CTT, COTP. When trying to find quality images for use in PowerPoint presentations or eLearning projects created with any development tool such as Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, or TechSmith Camtasia, most people turn to Google. And why not?

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TEACHING LIVE, ONLINE CLASSES: What You Need to Know ?About Your Online Platform: Part 2

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by Jennie Ruby, COTP, CTT. Today I was teaching an online class on GoToTraining. I use this online training platform about three to five days a week. But today, it threw me for a loop.      Just two days ago, I taught a class on this platform and all was well.   Today, I logged in one Instructor computer to serve as my main platform. Then I logged in two additional computers: one as my Slide Display computer and the other as my Software Display computer.

TEACHING LIVE, ONLINE CLASSES: Asking Review Questions

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by Jennie Ruby, CTT, COTP.   Over and over, as we teach our ICCOTP Certified Online Training Professional course on how to teach online , I see students use our techniques correctly—but on the wrong topics. For example, we teach a very specific technique—the overhead question. The purpose of the overhead question is to review material you have already delivered or covered in the class.

Agile Microlearning Explained

Learner engagement and retention doesn’t have to be a mystery. Cognitive science theories already supply the answers. Learn how OttoLearn packages them into a single platform you can use to deliver microlearning based reinforcement training, and go beyond completions to focus on outcomes.

ARTICULATE STORYLINE 3 & 360: Forced Learner Navigation

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by Kevin Siegel, CTT, COTP. There are times where you don’t want your learner to leave a slide until certain criteria have been met.   For instance, there's an interactive game on a slide (a credit score game you'll learn to create in my Storyline Essentials book).

Articulate Storyline 3/360: Beyond the Essentials (2nd Edition)

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We're currently hard at work on an update to our Articulate Storyline 3/360 advanced book (we're enhancing/improving several lessons). The book should be ready in just a few short weeks

Articulate Storyline 360: Modern and Legacy Players

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by Kevin Siegel, CTT, COTP. If you're an Articulate Storyline 360 developer, you’ve likely grown familiar with the publishing choices found in the Publish dialog box. Most notably, you can elect to publish as HTML5 only, HTML5 with a Flash fallback, Flash with an HTML5 fallback, or Flash only.

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TECHSMITH CAMTASIA 2018: Assets Galore!

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by Kevin Siegel, CTT, COTP. TechSmith recently released Camtasia 2018. You can purchase the software directly from TechSmith or try the software free for 30 days via the trial download ).   At first glance, there’s little difference between Camtasia 9 for the PC and version 2018.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

Knowing what you need from an eLearning authoring tool can be hard, especially when there are so many options on the market. gomo’s new ebook aims to save you time and hassle by identifying 12 must-have authoring tool features.

"Adobe Captivate 2019: Beyond the Essentials" Coming Very Soon

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My "Adobe Captivate 2019: Beyond the Essentials" book is with the beta team and should be available for purchase in just a few weeks

ADOBE CAPTIVATE 2019: Interactive Videos

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by Kevin Siegel, COTP, CTT.   I’m a huge video fan. In my experience, videos offer a higher level of learner interest and knowledge retention than just text and/or images.

LMS IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGIES Part 2: The Team

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by Ann Crane. In part one of my Learning Management System (LMS) implementation strategies series I went over the importance of defining LMS and project expectations. This week, I’d like to go over the people you’ll need on your team before moving forward with implementation. 

"TechSmith Camtasia 2018: The Essentials" Step-by-Step Workbook Now Shipping

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A self-paced, hands-on workbook that teaches the core TechSmith Camtasia 2018 skills! Using TechSmith Camtasia, you can quickly create software demonstrations, software simulations, and soft skills eLearning.

How to Use Customer Training Data to Make Better Business Decisions

You may think customer training is crucial to the success of your organization, but do you have the data to prove it? Download the guide now, and learn how to prove the value of your customer training programs.

ADOBE CAPTIVATE 2019: Virtual Reality Is Literally Here!

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by Kevin Siegel, CTT, COTP.   Perhaps the biggest innovation you’ll find in the recently released Adobe Captivate 2019 is the ability to easily (and I mean easily) create virtual reality projects using 360-degree photos or videos.

eLEARNING & TRAINING DESIGN: It Just Takes a Spark to Light a Design Fire

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by AJ Walther, COTP. Even the most seasoned designers can hit a design plateau. It’s hard to be inspired all the time! Here’s a tool that might help light an, ahem, spark. I played around with Adobe Spark this week.

We'll tell you ours, you tell us yours

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From Kevin : I've been teaching live online classes for years. And while I’ve had all sorts of technology challenges during that time, I’ve never had my main machine go down along with my backup--until yesterday!

LMS IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGIES, Part 1: The Plan

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by Ann Crane. Corporate learning initiatives almost always include the need for a Learning Management System (LMS). Given that LMSs run the gamut from free to tens of thousands of dollars, a little prior planning is in order before running out and purchasing the first LMS you find.

State of the Front-Line Manager

It's no secret that front-line managers are essential to your organization's success. They form the base of your leadership development funnel and, most likely, account for over half of all your organization's leaders. Improving how front-line managers perform yields mouthwatering increases in how individual contributors perform.

Adobe Captivate 2019 Advanced Book In Production

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Adobe Captivate 2019: Beyond the Essentials. October.