Adobe Captivate or Adobe Presenter: Which One Is Right For You?

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by Jennie Ruby    Adobe Presenter and Adobe Captivate have some overlapping functions. Adobe Presenter is a PowerPoint add-in, and is marketed by Adobe specifically to educators. You can use it to take existing PowerPoint slides, add voiceover narration, optionally record a self-video while presenting the lesson, add eLearning scenes and characters, add interactive elements, add a quiz, and publish the lesson to an LMS.

eLearning: Playbar or No Playbar? Let the Debate Begin

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by Kevin Siegel      I was teaching  Adobe Captivate  recently when a student asked a few questions about the value of a playbar that fueled an interesting and heated, discussion (some folks love playbars, others hate them). All of the top eLearning development tools (Articulate Storyline, Articulate Presenter, Adobe Captivate, Adobe Presenter, and TechSmith Camtasia Studio) allow you to control the appearance of the playbar.


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Adobe Captivate: Kill the Click Sounds

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by Kevin Siegel      I received an email from a new Captivate developer who was having a hate-hate relationship with the click sounds he was hearing in his Adobe Captivate demonstrations and simulations. In his simulations, the same click sound was heard every time the learner clicked a click box.  To disable the mouse click sound in a software demonstration, select the mouse pointer on any slide.

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Adobe Captivate 8: More is More

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by Kevin Siegel      Last week I told you about the great enhancements you'll see in Adobe Captivate 8 when it comes to  image buttons. From this position, you can create a new project, record a software simulation/demonstration, or access recent projects. If you click the icon while in a project, you'll be taken online to  Adobe KnowHow , where you'll find some free and pay-for-access training videos.

eLearning: Is Right-Clicking Right?

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If you're responsible for creating a software simulation that teaches a learner how to make Word text bold, which of the commands are you going to simulate? While you could simulate multiple options, I'd encourage you to focus on just one (adding multiple options is going to take you too long to produce). Personally, I'd simulate the menu option or the toolbar button. Showing a right-click in a software demonstration is fine, but not a simulation.).

Adobe Captivate 8: A Cleaner, Simpler User Interface

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by Kevin Siegel      Adobe last week announced Adobe Captivate 8, a significant upgrade to one of the top eLearning development tools in the world. After selecting  New , you'll find the usual suspects including Software Simulation, Video Demo, and From PowerPoint. Prior to upgrading, I suggest that you make backups of your legacy projects just in case you need to open them in the older versions of the software.

Captivate and Articulate for Interactive Slide-Based Presentations

Tony Karrer

I got a question (and you know I love questions): We are being asked to use Adobe Captivate on a project. I understand that Captivate is great for simulations and demonstrations of computer tasks, and can be used for scenario-based training for that kind of content. However, this project doesn't involve ANY simulations, demonstrations, or scenario-based training. So, I thought that Articulate Presenter might be a better choice for this project.

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Rapid eLearning Tools

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Rapid eLearning Tools Satisfaction from the eLearningGuild Research reported Feb 2007 - Course Authoring and Rapid eLearning Tool Satisfaction See also Software Simulation Tools. As far as Atlantic Link, I believe that the eLearningGuild survey treated them as a Software Simulation Tool and that's part of the reason they didn't appear when I created the graphic above (2007).

20 Frequently Asked Questions About E-learning Rapid Authoring Tools

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With hundreds of e-learning development software available in today’s marketplace, choosing the right one which fully meets your training needs can be a major challenge. For example, if you only want to make your PowerPoint presentation interactive, PowerPoint add-in authoring tools such as Adobe Presenter or Articulate Studio are good to go with. What is the ideal tool to convert a PowerPoint presentation into an e-learning course with limited interactivities?

How to Pick the Best Authoring Tool to Convert Legacy E-Learning Courses

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Browser compatibility means your course will look perfect and function with equal proficiency across all types of devices and software. Adobe Captivate : Suitable for software simulations and responsive course development. Adobe Presenter : Capable of quickly converting PowerPoint decks to e-learning. A legacy e-learning course refers to an online course developed using Flash, Dreamweaver, XML/HTML, JavaScript or earlier versions of rapid authoring tools.

7 Tips to Choose the Best Rapid Authoring Tool to Convert Legacy E-learning Courses to HTML5

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Today’s market is filled with many rapid authoring tools offering tons of customization options, in-built images (photographs and illustrated characters), in-built interactivities, assessments, PowerPoint plug-ins, standalone software, cloud based applications, etc. Adobe Captivate: Suitable for software simulations and responsive course development. Adobe Presenter : Capable of developing PowerPoint decks to webinars .

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Adobe Captivate

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What is the 2017 release of Adobe Captivate? The 2017 release of Adobe Captivate empowers you to leap ahead with a smart eLearning design platform that does the heavy lifting of creating responsive eLearning content. Transform* legacy Adobe Captivate non-mobile courses into fully responsive mLearning content. Deliver great interactive learning experiences with 75,000+ free eLearning assets, eye-catching quizzes, and Adobe Typekit integration.*courses Adobe Presenter†.

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