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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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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,

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 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.

How Customer Education and Support Can Solve Each Other's Biggest Problems

Research shows that 48% of support inquiries at technology companies are “how-to” in nature. Rather than spending time triaging software issues or substantial customer problems, support teams are constantly providing customers with user tutorials. This eBook shares strategies on how you can preempt this problem.

"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

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

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.

Adobe Captivate 2019 Advanced Book In Production

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Adobe Captivate 2019: Beyond the Essentials. October.  

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).

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.

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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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.

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).

Your Guide to Creating a Customer Onboarding Program

Even if you don’t have a formal program in place, customer onboarding is already happening at your organization. The question is, are you dictating it and guaranteeing a great experience? If not, this guide can help help.

"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: 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).

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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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.

The Secret to Getting Learning Results May Not Be What You Think

Do you struggle to achieve measurable results with your learning solutions? If so, you’re not alone. According to CEB, traditional training only creates 37% learning transfer. This guide explores the causes of poor transfer and concrete steps to achieving better outcomes.

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: 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.

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.

Your Guide to Creating a Customer Onboarding Program

Even if you don’t have a formal program in place, customer onboarding is already happening at your organization. The question is, are you dictating it and guaranteeing a great experience? If not, this guide can help help.

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.

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.

Adobe Captivate 2019 Advanced Book In Production

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Adobe Captivate 2019: Beyond the Essentials. October.  

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.

Living up to the Promise of eLearning: Closing the Learning-Doing Gap

It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to learn how to shift the perspective from event to journey and how to take learners through Proficiency Journeys to get results.

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.

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!

TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT: LMS Implementation Strategies, Part 1

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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.

Top E-Learning Software - Recommendations and Pricing

Zero in on the best E-Learning software for your company. Get expert recommendations and pricing comparisons based on your specific needs.

TEACHING LIVE, ONLINE CLASSES: What You Need to Know About ?Your Online Platform, Part 1

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by Jennie Ruby, COTP. Whether you use Adobe Connect, WebEx, GoToTraining, or another online training app, you need to know the same basic features of your platform.      First, you need to know everything your students will need to know to get into your classroom and participate in your class. And when I say you need to know, I mean really know. Like, “I can describe it in my sleep” know. Like, “I can describe it blindfolded” know.

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).

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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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.

How to Select an LMS for Customer Training

Finding an LMS suitable for customer training can be tough. Check out our guide to learn about some key considerations for selecting a customer education platform.