Adobe Captivate: System Date Variables

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by Lori Smith    Adobe Captivate has provided System Variables for years. In fact, there are more than 70 Captivate System Variables in Captivate version 8. This week I'm beginning a series of articles that will take you through Captivate's System Variables, one group at a time.     The table below lists the different date variables available in Captivate.   Looking to learn Adobe Captivate?

Adobe Captivate: Pretest Actions

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We recently introduced you to Captivate's Pretest feature. In this article, I'm going to follow-up with Pretests and teach you how to control a Pretest Advanced Action. The boss doesn't care if the learner spends the time watching the individual slides that make up the lesson, only that learners are given a fair opportunity to pass the quiz. Looking for training on Adobe Captivate? by Lori Smith.

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Adobe Captivate & eLearning: Screen Reader Best Practices

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I'd like to follow up that article with information about screen readers. Screen readers are programs designed to allow visually impaired learners to navigate through a website or eLearning lesson by reading the content aloud. For instance, there's a section in the article that deals with compatible applications, something that is often overlooked. For this reason, your Adobe Captivate content might not receive keystrokes as you intended.

Adobe Captivate: Aggregated? Go TOC-Less

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

I covered the process of using Captivate's Aggregator utility some time ago. The Aggregator offers a quick way to combine multiple published SWFs into one, seamless lesson. Once the lessons are aggregated, they will share a single TOC, allowing learners to jump from one lesson to another at will. During a recent advanced Captivate class , one of my students asked if it was possible to remove the TOC. Looking to learn Adobe Captivate 5 or 5.5?

ADOBE CAPTIVATE & GOANIMATE: Sharing Voices Is Quick and Easy

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In an earlier article, I described how I created an eLearning lesson that has GoAnimate characters discussing some spreadsheet problems. At a certain point, the lesson zooms in on a character’s computer screen, and suddenly a software simulation starts in Adobe Captivate. The voice of one of the screen characters becomes the voice who is guiding my learner through the spreadsheet lesson.   Looking to become a GoAnimate or Adobe Captivate ninja?

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Adobe Captivate: Set a Master Movie

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Last week I showed you how to remove the TOC from an Aggregated Captivate course. If you've never used Captivate's Overlay feature, check out the TOC overlay article I wrote earlier this year. While overlays are often desirable in a Captivate-published eLearning course, you may be surprised (bummed even) to learn that the feature simply does not exist within the Aggregator application. Publish all of the Captivate lessons as SWFs. by Kevin Siegel.

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Adobe Captivate & eLearning: How Long is Too Long?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

You can create the best-looking, most well-written eLearning lesson anyone has ever seen. But for the lesson to be effective, one of the most important things to keep in mind is that more does not mean better. If your lesson plays too long, you run the risk of losing the attention span of your learner and lowering the effectiveness of the lesson in general. In her article,  Keeping Pace with Today's Quick Brains ,  Kathie F. by Kevin Siegel.

eLearning: Add Some Character to Your Lessons

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The good news is that both Articulate Storyline and Adobe Captivate offer some awesome, and most importantly, free Characters--out of the box. While Characters have been around for several years in Captivate, and in both versions of Storyline, the images below are taken from the most recent versions of both programs, Captivate version 8; Storyline version 2. Adobe Captivate 8 To insert a Character in Adobe Captivate, simply choose  Media   > Characters.

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eLearning: Determining the Best Size for Today's Lessons

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by Kevin Siegel      When developing eLearning lessons using any of the top development tools (Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline, or TechSmith Camtasia Studio), you need to take the size of your learner's device into account. If you make your eLearning lesson too large (I'm talking width and height, not how many megabytes the lesson might be), learners with small displays may have to scroll to see your content.

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Adobe Captivate 5: Nervous About Editing Your RDL? Dupe It. But Watch the Name

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by Kevin Siegel Back in March I wrote an article about editing Captivate's RDL files to control much of the text and punctuation that will appear in a project's text captions before  recording any of your lessons. That little trick will surely save any Captivate developer hours of work. First, I opened the default Captivate RDL file ( CaptureTextTemplates_English.rdl ) using Notepad.   Looking to learn Adobe Captivate 5?

ADOBE CAPTIVATE & GOANIMATE: Sharing Voices Is Quick and Easy

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

In an earlier article, I described how I created an eLearning lesson that has GoAnimate characters discussing some spreadsheet problems. At a certain point, the lesson zooms in on a character’s computer screen, and suddenly a software simulation starts in Adobe Captivate. The voice of one of the screen characters becomes the voice who is guiding my learner through the spreadsheet lesson.   Looking to become a GoAnimate or Adobe Captivate ninja?

Top 70 eLearning Articles - Hot Topics: iPad Adobe Captivate - July 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

All these articles talk about the importance of usability testing, learnability testing for e-learning courses. Announcing Adobe eLearning eSeminars for July, August, - Adobe Captivate Blog , July 12, 2010 I'm thrilled to share the details of several upcoming eSeminars for the next several weeks. I'll be sharing thoughts on Adobe Captivate 5 for various audiences and interests over the next several weeks. Adobe Captivate (32).

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eLearning & Training: How Long is Too Long?

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by Kevin Siegel      You can create the best-looking, most well-written eLearning lesson anyone has ever seen. But for the lesson to be effective, one of the most important things to keep in mind is that  more  does not mean  better. If your lesson plays too long, you run the risk of losing the attention span of your learner and lowering the effectiveness of the lesson in general.

eLearning: Become a Pedagogical Agent

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by Jennie Ruby  If you've taken any of our  Adobe Captivate, Adobe Presenter, or Articulate Storyline classes , you are probably aware that these programs provide a selection of screen characters--cut-out pictures of professional actors in business, medical, or business-casual clothing posed as if they are talking to you.   Put Your Picture into the Lesson.  Here is one article to get you started:  Using Bitstrips Characters.

Caveat Auditor: The Role Of Critical Thinking In Modern Business Training

Adobe Captivate

In their article “Eight Habits of Effective Critical Thinkers”, Guinn & Williamson identify several qualities that clearly identify why critical thinking skills are so desirable (Guinn & Williamson, 2017). In this article, I’ll explore why critical thinking skills are so important to modern business, and in a series of activities that follow I’ll explore some methods that might prove useful for expanding the critical thinking skills of incoming employees.

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Creating Custom Themes: Tips & Takeaways

Adobe Captivate

Earlier this month, I gave a presentation on Creating Custom Themes at our local Adobe Captivate User Group. In this article, I will share some of those lessons learned – as opposed to the step-by-step technique of creating a theme. According to the online Help ( helpx.adobe.com/captivate/using/themes.html ), a theme consists of the following components: Master slides, Object styles, Skin and TOC (table of contents) settings, and recording defaults.

Joe Ganci – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Joe holds a degree in Computer Science, and writes books and articles about eLearning. Larger companies, like Adobe, are able to bring many more resources to bear and so have an advantage in the market with their product offerings. At the moment, Adobe Captivate has the clear lead in delivering responsive design learning, that which adapts itself to the device accessing the learning. ABOUT JOE GANCI (President, eLearningJoe, LLC).

JOE GANCI – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

Joe holds a degree in Computer Science, and writes books and articles about eLearning. Larger companies, like Adobe, are able to bring many more resources to bear and so have an advantage in the market with their product offerings. At the moment, Adobe Captivate has the clear lead in delivering responsive design learning, that which adapts itself to the device accessing the learning. ABOUT JOE GANCI (President, eLearningJoe, LLC).

Background Music in eLearning & Copyright

Adobe Captivate

Over the past few months, I’ve received more and more calls and emails about the pros and cons of adding background music to eLearning projects (specifically projects created using Adobe Captivate). First and foremost, it’s a simple process to add background in Captivate via Audio > Import to > Background. The file comes with Captivate and can be used in your Captivate projects royalty-free. by Kevin Siegel, COTP.

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Background Music in eLearning & Copyright

Adobe Captivate

Over the past few months, I’ve received more and more calls and emails about the pros and cons of adding background music to eLearning projects (specifically projects created using Adobe Captivate). First and foremost, it’s a simple process to add background in Captivate via Audio > Import to > Background. The file comes with Captivate and can be used in your Captivate projects royalty-free. by Kevin Siegel, COTP.

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GOANIMATE: Character-Based eLearning Made Easy

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  I’ve been working more and more on ways to integrate GoAnimate with more traditional eLearning lessons and content. For example, I wanted to add a human, interpersonal touch to an Excel lesson.     Now, it’s one thing to simply embed a video into an Adobe Captivate slide as a stand-alone, and then go on with a standard Captivate lesson in the next segment. And Captivate takes over.

GOANIMATE: Character-Based eLearning Made Easy

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

  I’ve been working more and more on ways to integrate GoAnimate with more traditional eLearning lessons and content. For example, I wanted to add a human, interpersonal touch to an Excel lesson.     Now, it’s one thing to simply embed a video into an Adobe Captivate slide as a stand-alone, and then go on with a standard Captivate lesson in the next segment. And Captivate takes over.

Top Tips to Guarantee a Successful eLearning Program Launch (Part 2)

Litmos

One thing that frustrates me about eLearning courses built with tools like Articulate Storyline or Adobe Captivate is that learning designers build huge courses with complex menu structures. Most learning designers will create a module and the lesson structure within the eLearning course itself. For a more detailed look into this concept, check out this article. Articles eLearning Enterprise Learning

Using video as an alternative to create learning content

Litmos

In this article we'll look at ways to use video to deliver meaningful digital learning content. The most common way to create an 'eLearning Course' is with a rapid-authoring tool like Articulate Storyline or Adobe Captivate. If you're interested in learning how to create your own screencasts, check out this article for some great tips. Most courses designed in Articulate Storyline or Adobe Captivate are created in a slide format.

eLearning: Creating Accessible Content, Part 2

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by Anita Horsley      In the first article in this series, I discussed the  definitions for Section 508 , the amendment to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which requires all Federal agencies (typically schools and government institutions) to make information technology accessible to people with disabilities. However, the more challenging component to eLearning is keeping the lesson interactive.

Top 10 corporate LMS

Ed App

In this article, we’ll take a look at 10 of the top corporate LMSs out there. Authoring – An LMS in the corporate environment needs an easy way to quickly develop lessons and courses. Lessons can use multiple engaging elements including gamification.

Using Captivate to Create Cool Text Animations

Integrated Learnings

Adobe Captivate 5.5 One of the cool features in Adobe Captivate I have found myself using lately is the text animation. Captivate 5.5 Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player. You Failed!" ;) or "Lesson Complete"). I counted 85 different effects in Adobe Captivate 5.5. Captivate also provides a good selection of shadow properties you can adjust. Captivate Animation Flashby Jonathan Shoaf.

Top 10 LMS Platforms Comparison

Pinlearn

In this article, we shall present the top 10 LMS platforms and a detailed LMS comparison which will help you choose the ideal LMS option and take your learning to the next level. . Adobe Captivate Prime: $4 per month for every registered learner. Deemed one of the best LMS platforms, Adobe Captivate Prime lets you set up, deliver, and track learning modules in a self-sufficient manner. Lessons offered in 10 languages.

Convert eLearning into microlearning to supercharge your LMS

eLearning Architect

One thing that frustrates me about rapid authoring software like Articulate Storyline or Adobe Captivate is that it encourages learning designers to build huge courses with complex menu structures. In this article, I'm going to discuss some simply techniques that learning designers might want to consider using to drastically improve the user experience from within the LMS interface. The module is only showing lessons within the menu.

Questions of the Week

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Adobe Captivate: Can I Stop The Presentation From Continuing After a Web Link? I have a Captivate slide that contains buttons taking the student to one of our Web pages (a link to a URL). My problem is I'm not sure how to get the lesson to stop playing while the student checks out the site. as it stands now, the lesson continues to play in the background.

The Top 78 Captivate Features

Adobe Captivate

Hi, all, I’ve been working on finishing the writing of my first Captivate manual and I thought this portion of it might be helpful to anyone who needs to know or be reminded me of all of Captivate’s features. 78 Important Features of Adobe Captivate 9. Captivate Version 9.0.2.437. An excerpt from Joe’s Upcoming Captivate Manual. What Can Captivate Do? It’s important to know about the features of Captivate. Captivate Interface.

The Best Enterprise LMS 2.0 for Training and Knowledge Retention

Zunos

And that’s despite the fact that researchers tested recall immediately after a lesson. In fact, information retention jumps to 41% when lecture duration drops to 15 minutes (according to the same article above). Adobe Captivate Prime. Lessonly.

Quick, Simple, Inexpensive (or Free) Ways to Get Some Training Online

Convergence Training

We’ll offer a few quick, easy, and inexpensive (or even free) ways to do so in this article. And since this is new for all of us and we’re all in this together, we welcome any suggestions, insights, and lessons from experience you can offer as well. And we’ll be writing about that in a future article. Industry leaders include Adobe Captivate , the products from Articulate , and Lectora , but there are others.

Free L&D webinars for May 2019

Limestone Learning

Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 9AM – 10AM PT: Rapid E-Learning Creation Using New Asset Library from Adobe Captivate (Free for ATD members) Join Adobe head of elearning evangelism, Allen Partridge for this overview of the cool new Quick Start Projects, spectacular assets, and incredible tools included in the 2019 release of Adobe Captivate, which comes with tens of thousands of high-quality professional assets and tools to make it quick and easy to create your courses.

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Free L&D webinars for June 2019

Limestone Learning

Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 9AM – 11AM PT: Make Your Own Magic: Counterintuitive Lessons Learned from Walt Disney World Walt Disney was not your typical businessman. In this insightful and engaging presentation, Lenn Millbower, The Mouse Man, shares five seemingly backward lessons that help explain Disney’s success. Join Katrina Marie Baker, Senior Learning Evangelist, Adobe to learn how these challenges can be easily addressed with Adobe Captivate Prime.

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What is an eLearning Authoring Tool? What is the Best eLearning Authoring Software?

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In this article, we will learn everything about these software solutions and understand how an authoring tool works in eLearning. After reading this article you will have a clear view of which authoring tool(s) to buy for your set of requirements. Image and Graphics processing: MS Paint, MS Paint 3D, Adobe Photoshop, Corel Draw, Adobe Illustrator, GIMP, Adobe Lightroom, Canva, etc. Animation: Autodesk 3ds Max, Adobe Animate, Autodesk Maya, etc.

Free L&D webinars for November 2018

Limestone Learning

She’ll provide lessons learned in driving change through interactive communication and give examples of employee communications practices designed to foster engagement—and with it, performance. Lessons learned in driving change through interactive communication designed to foster engagement. Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to learn how to create interactive VR-based training using Adobe Captivate (2019 release). How to work with Bookmarks in the new Adobe Captivate 2019?

Rapid Scenario Building and More FREE Templates and Images

eLearningArt

I suggest you read Tom’s article on the 3C model to learn more. As you’ll see below, I provide outputs and source files for PPT (Adobe Presenter, Articulate Presenter, etc). But I also provided output files for Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline, and Articulate Quizmaker. Adobe Captivate Template [ output , source file ]. Adobe Presenter Templates. Adobe Captivate Templates. I hope you found the lessons and free downloads useful.

Best e-Content Development Tools in the Business

Hurix Digital

With a basic e-content development tool, you can create a simple MS Word document; the more complex and sophisticated ones allow you to manipulate digital media, text and interactions to create highly immersive content, lessons and courses. Adobe Captivate.

How To Set Up LearnDash ProPanel

The Be-all and End-all Guide to Creating a Supreme LearnDash LMS

Whenever your learner marks a lesson complete, takes a quiz, finishes a course , or even when he/she signs up – everything is captured in the LearnDash ProPanel Activity stream. To grow your LearnDash eLearning business, merely creating and selling courses won’t help.

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