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TECHSMITH CAMTASIA: These 2020 Features are Magnetic!

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TechSmith recently announced an update for Camtasia from version 2019 to version 2020. 

ARTICULATE STORYLINE: Inserting Web URL Hotspots

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Just about every eLearning course you've ever used or created has contained at least a button or two that, at a minimum, allows for learner navigation.   Storyline allows you to insert buttons. But there's also a hotspot feature. What's the difference between buttons and hotspots?

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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.

eLEARNING DEVELOPMENT: Dude, Watch Your Aspect. Ratio!

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When creating eLearning in TechSmith Camtasia, Adobe Captivate, or Articulate Storyline, one critical consideration is the physical width and height of your project (also known as the canvas size).

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Workplace Mask Policy & Return to Work Templates

Paycor’s comprehensive checklist and customizable letters will help you re-start your business and welcome your team back to a new normal.

ADOBE ROBOHELP: Master Projects and Merging Help Content

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You've got two RoboHelp projects. The projects have been maintained independently for years, but now you need to combine them.   One strategy for combining multiple RoboHelp projects into one is to simply import all of the assets from one project into the other.

REMOTE TRAINER CERTIFICATION: Become a Virtual Training Pro!

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More and more companies are embracing live, virtual classes online. If your company wants you to teach remotely, that's great. But teaching online isn't as easy as it sounds. How can you be sure that your class isn't boring?

TEACHING ONLINE CLASSES: Interactive Polls Help End Sucky Training

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  One of the easiest ways to engage online students is by displaying quizzes and polls. When I start my classes, displaying a poll is a great way to break the ice and get my class started on the right foot.

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ISPRING SUITE 9: Video Demos with Annotations Equals Awesomeness!

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If you have content in Microsoft PowerPoint and need to use it for eLearning, you'll be happy to know that the top eLearning tools (Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline, and TechSmith Camtasia) allow you to import PowerPoint content and then output HTML5 or videos.

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ARTICULATE STORYLINE 360: Text-to-Speech to Final Voiceover

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While working on a recent eLearning project in Articulate Storyline 360, there was a delay in getting the voiceover audio back from our voiceover professional. The dealy was particularly problematic because several slides had image builds that had to be synchronized with the voiceover audio.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

ADOBE CAPTIVATE 2019: Three Cheers for Improved Assets in Version 11.5

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Adobe recently released a significant, and free, update to Captivate 2019, its flagship eLearning development tool. The updated version of the software is 11.5 11.5.0.476 to be precise).   Over the coming weeks, I'll highlight the biggest improvements/enhancements.

MICROSOFT POWERPOINT 365: Meet the Shape Union and Shape Subtract Tools

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Nine years ago I wrote some articles about the  Shape Union  and  Shape Subtract  tools, but, friends, it’s been a while. And can you believe these tools are still lying dormant in secrecy, waiting for you to discover them? 

ADOBE CAPTIVATE 2019: An Alternative to Rollover Captions and ?Rollover Images

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I have always loved using rollover captions and rollover images in my Adobe Captivate projects. The problem is that while I love them, HTML5 does not.

ADOBE CAPTIVATE: Importing Photoshop Layers

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I received a Photoshop file the other day for use in a Captivate project. Moments later, I received a frantic call from the person who sent it to me. He was in a bit of a panic because he had sent me a Photoshop file (PSD) instead of the.jpg image I had requested.

Build or Buy an LMS? How to Pick the Right Solution for Your Budget

BUDGET. When it comes to picking your next LMS that six-letter word is probably the most important part of the decision-making process. So, what are your options to get the best possible eLearning solution without breaking the bank? Build It or Buy It. This guide from Lambda’s eLearning experts details absolutely everything you need to consider so you can pick the perfect eLearning solution for your organization and budget.

TECHSMITH CAMTASIA: Cursor Smoothing: A Cure For the Over-Caffeinated

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Any eLearning developer knows that coffee by the gallon helps get the job done. Of course, too much coffee can lead to the jitters and, by extension, a jittery mouse while recording a video demonstration.   Such was the case for me during a recent project.

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 2019: Copy/Paste Appearance

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I've long trumpeted the benefits of using Object Styles in Adobe Captivate. However, there may be times when you don't want to work with styles but still want to quickly apply an object's formatting to other objects.

TEACHING ONLINE: Teachers are Going Online. Corporate Trainers Could Learn from Their Experience

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As teachers in many areas of the country struggle to take their classroom activities into the virtual training world, here’s what we’re finding.   Many are familiar with online teaching tools that they have been using in their classrooms: tools such as Quizlet, and Kahoot!, and Quizziz, and Swivl. Collaborative tools such as Google Docs are also in use. These are all tools that bear a look by business trainers as well!).

[On-Demand Webinar] The State of Customer Education: Trends and Benchmarks Report

Speaker: Sandi Lin & Linda Schwaber-Cohen

In this webinar, Skilljar CEO Sandi Lin will discuss learnings from their recent study, and share her insights on the state of Customer Education. They'll dig into key findings so you can benchmark against industry trends and understand how your strategy and metrics compare.

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).

DESIGN CENTRAL: Is It Time for a Design Refresh?

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Late last year Microsoft announced a design update to their MS Office product line suite, but you may have only recently noticed an update to your icons.      It doesn’t seem like that long ago that they were updated, but did you know that was five years ago already? 

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Adobe Captivate 2019 Advanced Book In Production

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Adobe Captivate 2019: Beyond the Essentials. October.  

"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

9 Ways to Manage Costs and Prepare for Future Growth

SMB leaders are working day and night to navigate the COVID-19 crisis. Successfully managing it requires the CFO and HR leader to make complex decisions quickly, without rushing into an uncoordinated response. Foremost among these decisions will be cost containment. The way organizations manage costs now will determine how well they perform during and after COVID-19. Download our guide and start preparing for the future today.

eLearning: xAPI is Geek Free and Ready to Go

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by Megan Torrance      In my  previous xAPI article  I pointed to the emergence of "geek-free tools and platforms" as the hallmark that xAPI is beginning to achieve main-stream status.

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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).

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.

ADOBE ROBOHELP CLASSIC: Modifying the Indigo Layout Copyright Notice

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Sometimes a feature that seems like it would be simple to find is buried deep with an application's interface and becomes a challenge to locate. Such was the case when it came to changing the copyright notice in a responsive output.

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Need Remote Learning ASAP? Don’t Pick Your Next LMS Before Reading This!

Need to go remote or move your training programs online? Download this guide to identify and overcome the biggest eLearning challenges so you can pick the perfect LMS without wasting time, money, and effort, even if you are just starting your eLearning journey.

ADOBE CAPTIVATE 2019: Free Assets Make New Projects a Snap to Create

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In a previous article , I showed you the hot new assets that are available in Adobe Captivate 2019 (update 11.5).

ADOBE CAPTIVATE 2019 (11.5): Branching View Broken?

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Adobe recently updated Captivate 2019 from version 11 to 11.5. While most of the interface remains unchanged between 11 and 11.5, there are several enhancements that I've been writing about here (such as the improved assets ).

ADOBE CAPTIVATE 2019 11.5: Alert Messages When Updating

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Adobe recently updated Captivate 2019 from 11.0 to 11.5. While much of the look and feel between versions 11 and 11.5 remain unchanged, there are some feature enhancements that I'll be addressing in future posts (if you scroll down you'll see a recent post on the new Assets).

ADOBE CAPTIVATE: Why Are Smart Shapes So Smart? Let Me Count The (6) Ways

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You can change the shape.   Smart Shapes in Captivate are similar to some shapes in PowerPoint: you draw the shape, and then you locate the special yellow handle to change not the size, but the actual shape of the arrow.

The Better Way to Onboard Customers

Speaker: Skilljar Experts

The best onboarding programs have a super power: they’re constantly improving. Here at Skilljar, we’ve learned a thing or two about onboarding, both by crafting our own experience, and by collaborating with the best Customer Education professionals in the world. In our upcoming webinar, we’re going to share these learnings with you.