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.     The table below lists the different date variables available in 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. 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

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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. During a recent advanced Captivate class , one of my students asked if it was possible to remove the TOC.

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

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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 6: Best Practices for Working with Screen Readers

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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 out loud. For instance, if you're someone who is in the market for a screen reader, there's a section in the article that deals with compatible applications, something that is often overlooked. Looking to learn Captivate quickly?

Adobe Captivate & eLearning: How Long is Too Long?

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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: 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.   Looking to learn Adobe Captivate 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.

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. 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.

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). You’ll recognize the phrase from the title of this article.

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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.

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.

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). He has been recognized by Adobe as one of the top trainers world-wide.

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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). He has been recognized by Adobe as one of the top trainers world-wide.

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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. 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. For a more detailed look into this concept, check out this article.

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.

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.

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.

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").

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.

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. 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.

Free L&D webinars for May 2019

Limestone Learning

Friday, May 10, 2019, 11AM – 12PM PT: Leadership Lessons for Any Occasion (Free for ATD members) Periodicals such as "Harvard Business Review" and "Fast Company" recently have featured cover story articles on the importance of effective storytelling in business.

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Top 10 LMS Platforms Comparison

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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.

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. Adobe Captivate (2019 release) has a magic solution for you!

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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.

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.

9 Elearning Authoring Tools: Comparison and Review

Elucidat

In this article, Steve Penfold reviews nine leading elearning authoring tools. Adobe Captivate. Captivate is a desktop application available for both Windows and Mac. Captivate’s steep learning curve means significant training and ramp up time is needed for new authors.

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.