Adobe Captivate 8: Responsive Projects for mLearning

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by Kevin Siegel      Creating eLearning for mobile devices was high on the wish list a few years ago when Adobe asked users for the top features they'd like to see added to Adobe Captivate.

Adobe Captivate: Preloaders

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by Kevin Siegel        I received an email last week from a Captivate developer who was concerned with how long it was taking for a published lesson to begin playing for his learners. He also verified that his web server wasn't the issue. In fact, lessons created by other Captivate developers in his company downloaded faster than his.   Captivate ships with a few Preloaders you can use when you publish your lesson.

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Adobe Captivate 8: Geolocation

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For instance, you can create a Captivate project for learners who live in the United States or Australia.         Note:  The CpInfoGeoLocation variable ships with Adobe Captivate 8. Looking for instructor-led training on Adobe Captivate?

Adobe Captivate: Internalize or Externalize?

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The common way to publish a completed Captivate eLearning video is as a SWF (small web file). But it is possible to publish your Captivate video so that the Skin, Widgets, FMR's and Animations are split apart from the SWF. The Captivate Preferences dialog box will open.

Adobe Captivate: Copying Library Assets from One Library to Another

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I was recently working on a new Captivate project and needed to grab several assets that had been used in an older project. I could have inserted each of the assets into the new project manually (I knew where the original assets were located on my server). by Kevin Siegel.

Adobe Captivate: Export and Share Audio and Images

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by Kevin Siegel      If you're a Captivate developer working with non-Captivate developers, you may be asked to share some of your project assets so those assets can be used in other applications. Looking to learn Captivate quickly?

Adobe Captivate 6: Still Unable to Disable.

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by Kevin Siegel    Last week I wrote about the  project expiry issue  people are having when they use the trial version of Captivate 6 to open projects created with the trial version of Adobe Captivate 6.   Looking to learn Captivate quickly?

The brand new Captivate 9 puts Adobe years ahead of the competition

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Back in 2012 you would have been hard-pressed to find anything exciting in version 6 of Adobe Captivate, in fact most of the cool stuff at the time was coming from Adobe’s competitors, namely Articulate with their new Storyline software and their latest iteration of Articulate Studio.

Adobe Captivate, TechSmith Camtasia Studio, Articulate Storyline: Production Times

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Is it Adobe Captivate? I have extensive experience using Adobe Captivate and TechSmith Camtasia Studio. In my experience, it will take you approximately 2 hours of labor to produce 1 minute of eLearning playtime if you use Adobe Captivate. If Articulate Storyline is your tool of choice, developers who use that tool have told me that Storyline is on a par with Captivate. Publishing to an LMS or web server. Looking to learn Captivate quickly?

Track Course Completions for Free Using Adobe Captivate Quiz Results Analyzer

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Are you creating courses using Adobe Captivate and don’t yet have a learning management system (LMS) for tracking results? Adobe Captivate Quiz Results Analyzer – Course Data in Bar Graph Form. Step 1 – Readying Your Web Server. Select Internal Server from the LMS.

"Adobe Captivate 7: The Essentials" Workbook Now Available

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I'm happy to report that my newest book, "Adobe Captivate 7: The Essentials"  is now available for purchase. "Adobe Captivate 7: The Essentials" is a self-paced training manual that teaches the core Adobe Captivate skills needed to create interactive eLearning and mLearning content. Adobe''s Technical Communication Suite Captivate eLearning Kindle mLearning Mobi Technical Communications Technology training

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Adobe FrameMaker and Captivate: Merging Multimedia With Print PDFs

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Simply open a document and, if you've got Adobe Acrobat on your computer, choose  Adobe PDF  when you print. You can see there's nothing particularly special about the text (beyond the promise of an Adobe Captivate simulation). 

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Adobe Captivate: Adding Videos to eLearning

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by Kevin Siegel      You can add several types of video into a Captivate project, including AVI, MOV, and Flash Video (FLV or F4V). If you have a web server, you can upload the videos to the server in advance and simply copy/paste the URL to the video into the URL field.

Reporting the Quiz Results to a local server

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One of the most requested features in Adobe Captivate was the ability to store the course results on the local servers or database. Step I: Set-up the Web server. For integrating the course with a web server, first the user needs to setup a web server.

How to Trigger Captivate Advanced Actions with Javascript

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For instance, I may want to lock all the navigation until the server reports that user may proceed. In Adobe Captivate, I would create a variable named ‘isLocked’ and set it to true. Then I would use JavaScript to watch for (or fetch) an update from the server.

Captivate Training: Alternate Reporting and Quiz Result Analyzer in Adobe Captivate 5.5

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Topic: Alternate Reporting and Quiz Result Analyzer in Adobe Captivate 5.5 Date and time: Thursday, Sept 22, 2011 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM US/Pacific Description: Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh and Vish to learn about the alternate options available for quiz reporting like and Internal Server. Training and Tutorials "Elearning authoring tools" Adobe Captivate 5.5 Adobe eLearning Suite 2.5

"Adobe Captivate 9: The Essentials Workbook" Now Shipping

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We are proud to announce that our newest book, "Adobe Captivate 9: The Essentials Workbook" has begun shipping.      This book is a self-paced training manual that teaches the core Adobe Captivate skills needed to create interactive eLearning and mLearning content.  You'll learn how to import existing PowerPoint content into Captivate. Adobe Captivate


Adobe Captivate Quiz Result Analyzer

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Adobe Captivate Quiz Result Analyzer. My last post mentioned the way to set up an owned server, for getting the Captivate quiz results. This blog highlights the new Results analysis tool, which can be used to view the results stored on your servers.

Using custom fonts in Adobe Captivate

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In HTML5 based Captivate modules, it has been common practice to limit ourselves to the use of fonts guaranteed to be available in all browsers: Ariel, Courier New, Georgia, HelvaticaNeue, Times New Roman, Trebuchet MS, and Verdana. Captivate highlights those fonts as “web fonts” in the text styling menu. Further, until Captivate added the “responsive” design capability, fonts could look terrible when viewed a non-standard screen resolutions.

[Video] How to Insert HTML5 Files into Adobe Captivate 8

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I’m here to walk you through how to insert HTML5 files, like Game Templates and Interaction Templates , to work with Adobe Captivate 8. For this tutorial, I am going to use HTML5 files from Adobe Edge Animate that I have edited. This URL will be what we put into Captivate.

Captivate 5 patch for LMS reporting, audio dev, preloader…

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We’ve just released a new patch for Adobe Captivate 5. The issues fixed in this patch are: LMS An AICC-compliant Adobe Captivate course does not launch successfully if the web server on which the course is hosted, and the LMS, which is used to [.]. Extending Captivate Technical Support Whats new Adobe Captivate adobe captivate patch LMS reporting preloader rapid elearning authoring tools


Blue Collar Captivate Templates

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Today we’re going to take a look at three Captivate templates in our library that demonstrate the value of hard work. Server Room. For a conversational scenario depicting a server room, try the template above , starring cutout characters Aiden (left) and Pam (right).

Adobe Captivate 4: Looking for NeoSpeech?

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Question:  I own Adobe Captivate 4 and need the installer for the Text to Speech software (NeoSpeech). Adobe used to have a link on their site but it's now the NeoSpeech for the new Captivate 5. This software will not work with Captivate 4. Answer: I posted the NeoSpeech software on my server. Tags: Adobe's Technical Communication Suite Captivate

Adobe Captivate: Analyze and Chart Quiz Data Without an LMS, Part II

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by Kevin Siegel Last week I wrote about how Adobe Captivate 5 offers an alternate reporting method for posting quiz data instead of an expensive LMS: and the free Adobe Captivate Quiz Results Analyzer. The Configure Internal Server Settings dialog box opens.

Adobe Captivate – Why Pay For It At All?

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When I first started using adobe captivate it was purchased for me. While enrolled at the college I found out that I was eligible to purchase the Adobe eLearning Suite at a substantial discount. Adobe and other software developers are between a rock and a hard place.

Error message “No companies found in the current user account” in Adobe Captivate Quiz Results Analyzer

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Possible causes: Webroot defined incorrectly in web server. Incorrect port used when defining the server. php and internalserverread.php to the folder you have created in your web server. Configure the server settings as mentioned in the help document.

That’s Not Possible in Captivate! Oh, wait…maybe I can get by with a little help from JavaScript!

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A while ago, I was asked if I could put together a set of addition problems for children in Captivate. Thoughts: Wouldn’t that mean creating hundreds of Captivate slides? It’s important to run this off a web server, and not locally.

eLearning: Adding Videos to eLearning. The Results

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Adobe Captivate. Adobe Presenter. While many developers use two or more of the tools listed above, the majority of respondents use Adobe Captivate the most (56%). Your corporate media server (or a server you created on your own). Most developers (54%) store the videos on their computer or server.    If you set up your own media server, tell us your story.

Workaround for video streaming issues in Captivate

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Problem: Videos do not get streamed in Adobe Captivate projects. Solution: The format of the URI depends on how the FLV or F4V file is nested within the ‘App’ folder on the server. Captivate F4V FLV Streaming videoReason: The URIs of the videos are specified incorrectly. The first two sections in this article explain the URI formats when the [.]. How do I.

eLearning: Is Right-Clicking Right?

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  You'll be happy to learn that both Adobe Captivate and Articulate Storyline allow you to easily add right-click functionality to software simulations. If  If you're using Captivate, show the  Properties  of a Click Box, and, on the  Options  tab, select the  Right-click  check box. For instance, if you're a Captivate developer you can publish a lesson as a PDF.

How to Create a Leaderboard for eLearning with Google (Part 2)

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Today, as promised, I would like to show how you can do this for Adobe Captivate and Lectora as well! Instructions for Captivate. It is easier to edit the JavaScript in an editor before you paste it into Captivate. In Captivate create three variables: userScore.

Developing Mobile Learning Apps with Lectora and PhoneGap

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App Installation process: Upload the.apk file in your online web server and create a URL. The latest trend in technology-enabled learning methodologies is Mobile Learning Apps. Accessing learning content through apps is easier than through browsers.

Development Times for Captivate eLearning

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Many new Captivate developers underestimate development time needed to produce eLearning lesson in Adobe Captivate. which has nothing at all to do with Captivate production. Production won’t include creating a Captivate template, a completed shell project that you will use as the basis of all of your projects. As I mentioned above, it’s going to take 10 hours (on average) to produce each Captivate project. by Kevin Siegel.

The Top 3 Aspects of Articulate 360 You Must Know

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Adobe Captivate and Lectora have already launched the responsive design feature. Articulate 360 Package: Like Adobe Creative Cloud, Articulate has also integrated all of its existing and new independent tools into one simple Articulate 360 package.