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7 PDF Tools for eLearning Professionals

DigitalChalk eLearning

Sometimes your online course PDF files can get a bit out of hand. Instead of wasting your time and resources on unsuccessful PDF editing, check out these great PDF tools. These tools can help you easily modify, convert, or view any PDF file. What PDF tools do you use?

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How to Develop Interactive Marketing Collateral (PDF) Using Adobe Acrobat Pro

CommLab India

Most of the marketing collateral sales people use on-field is in the Portable Document Format (PDF) documents. Here I would like to share how to create single select and multiple select interactivities in a PDF document using Adobe Acrobat Pro.

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Adobe RoboHelp 2015: New Book Now Shipping

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Adobe RoboHelp 2015: The Essentials.   We are proud to announce that our "Adobe RoboHelp 2015: The Essentials" workbook is now shipping.   "Adobe RoboHelp 2015: The Essentials" is a self-paced, step-by-step workbook that will teach you the essential skills needed to create and deliver user assistance (Help systems, policies and procedures, and knowledgebases). Adobe RoboHelp Adobe's Technical Communication Suite

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Adobe Captivate 6: Delivering Standalone eLearning Lessons

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

The client informed the developer that he could not open the email attachment since he didn't own Adobe Captivate. I asked the developer what he had sent to the client, and was told that he had emailed an Captivate production file (the cptx file).

Discovering Adobe InDesign for eLearning

Integrated Learnings

If you have been developing eLearning for any period of time, you have probably used several of Adobe’s applications to create engaging and interactive courses. With Adobe Captivate , you can create some great system simulations. With Adobe Flash , you can create interactive elements that take your courses to the next level of engagement and even create entire courses. You can create and edit images for your eLearning using Adobe PhotoShop and Illustrator.

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LMS Review: Adobe Captivate Prime

Talented Learning

Somehow I made it through more than 3 years without reviewing Adobe Captivate Prime LMS. Recently, several clients asked me about it by name, so I headed to the Adobe website for a first-hand look. Strengths of Adobe Captivate Prime include: Free trial. Company: Adobe.

Adobe Builds Rome in a Day

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

According to Dove, "This product lets users produce printed, electronic, and Web-based documents featuring integrated graphics, photos, text, video, audio, animation, and interactivity. The cross-platform application is available both as an Adobe AIR desktop program and as a browser-based Web service. Project Rome offers output in formats such as PDF, SWF, JPG, PNG, SVG, or FXG or Web files for either an Adobe or third-party-hosted Website."

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Adobe eLearning Suite Announced

Steve Howard

Adobe , Captivate , ELS , eLearning Suite , Device Central. Adobe has released the eagerly-awaited eLearning Suite. Offering seven innovative applications in one complete, integrated package, Adobe eLearning Suite combines full new versions of: Adobe Captivate® 4 Go beyond screen capture to author rich eLearning experiences. Adobe Flash® CS4 Professional with Learning Interactions Create and deliver rich interactive content. Adobe Captivate 4.

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BuzzWord: Adobe’s online word processor

Saffron Interactive

A couple of years ago Adobe acquired an online word processor called BuzzWord from a company called Virtual Ubiquity in order to further enhance their collection of online applications. The web-based word processor was built using the Flex framework which is part of the Adobe product line and targeted at creating rich internet applications (RIAs) that can be deployed to the web or desktop through the Flash and AIR runtime environments.

Adobe shows off Captivate 4 and the Adobe eLearning Suite

Steve Howard

At the Adobe Learning Summit in San Jose, November 10th, Adobe showed several exciting new features from the next version of Captivate and from the up-coming eLearning Suite. Adobe Captivate ‘Next’ I have been beta testing Captivate 4 for several months, so I was pleased to be invited by Adobe to the Adobe Learning Summit in San Jose on Monday 10th November. Adobe Captivate 4 addresses this in a wonderful way.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Adobe/Bersin Overview of the eLearning Industry

Learning Visions

Tuesday, May 22, 2007 Adobe/Bersin Overview of the eLearning Industry I listened in this afternoon to the Adobe seminar: Overview of the eLearning Industry. Overview of the eLearning Industry The evolving state of the industry Host: Ellen Wagner, Adobe Guest Speaker: Chris Howard, Principal Analyst at Bersin Associates (research and advisory firm in corporate training and performance management) Research done by Bersin in the last several months.

Job Aids – What you should know

Adobe Captivate

A Job Aid in the Adobe Captivate Prime LMS is any kind of content, such as a document /excel sheet/ video, that helps a user do their job/ complete a task. For example, a customer service executive dealing with product returns or exchanges on an online portal, could use a video tutorial to understand the steps required to fulfill a return request. Supported formats include: PDF. All video file formats. What is a Job Aid?

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Adobe Presenter 7 still a Breeze to use

Clive on Learning

I've got the new Adobe Presenter 7 on a month's trial and have spent the past hour giving it a thorough working over. I'm not a great fan of these simple correct / incorrect question formats, but I know they work for many people. Output is as a bundle of web files or as one of the latest generation of PDF files. You can also export in a mobile-friendly format, though I didn't try that.

5 keys for Section 508 Compliance and Web Accessibility

Web Courseworks

Most private companies still want to make a good-faith effort to deliver courses and products that are as accessible as possible. Accessible PDFs: NASWA and DOL provided accessible versions of downloadable PDF with proper tags and readable text (no scanned text or images).

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How ePUB Solutions Can Streamline Large Scale Digital Publishing Projects

Hurix Digital

Although tweaking content to fit different devices and formats is necessary, it is, however, usually the layout that needs changing, and not the content itself. Moreover, different formats are also at play. Here are 10 Benefits of Converting PDF to ePUB.

Web-Based Authoring Tools for Scalable eLearning Development: The Time Has Come

Web Courseworks

As more organizations and associations embrace rapid eLearning development to keep pace with new products and services, evolving business needs, and industry and government regulations, the need for distributed authoring solutions that enable collaborative, team-based development continues to grow.

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Why Corporates Need to Adopt ePub3

Magic EdTech

However, these formats are limiting from the point of view of automation, accessibility, mobility and analytics. EPub3 is an open standard format that is based on HTML5, and is providing the needed automation, accessibility, mobility and analytics on the content it serves up.

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6 Questions to Ask When Demoing Virtual Classroom Software

MeetingOne on eLearning

Demos are a fantastic way to get into the platform with a Product Expert: It saves you time – seeing a platform helps connect the dots from what you’ve read so far, speeding up how fast you can decide what virtual classroom product is the right choice for your team.

How to Use an E-learning Company to Develop Training Assets

CommLab India

Tools Used : New age authoring tools such as Articulate Storyline, Lectora Inspire, iSpring, Adobe Captivate, and Claro make it easy to develop such interactive courses with less turnaround time. Therefore, having these documents in an easily accessible digital format is ideal.

20 Frequently Asked Questions About E-learning Rapid Authoring Tools

CommLab India

Authoring tools differ in their suitability for various factors such as learning styles, delivery platforms, file formats, e-learning standards, and the e-learning development process. If you want a responsive output, you can go with Adobe Captivate 9.

Top Six E-Learning Tools for 2015

eLearning 24-7

Usually I list the others first, then the top tool or top product at the bottom to build excitement. Oh, and for those folks wondering whether I am getting any money from these listings of products, the answer is a huge NO. Anyway, he launched this product and it really is very cool. As you can surmise it enables you to create demos of your product, content, etc. 4 Nitro PDF – Frankly the best PDF tool out on the market.

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PowerPoint to Captivate Process Overview

Adobe Captivate

Publish to Production LMS. Verify course title, assign to target audience, and launch into production LMS. Our workflow has been to build a content outline in Word, this is typically shared as a PDF. Production Launch.

Benefits of Corporates Shifting to Epub 3

MagicBox

Here are few key other areas where ePub as an open content format offers: Bite-sized content delivery. At Magic, we help our Corporate learning clients in design and delivery of learning content especially in ePub3 format. Our Smartpage solution offers automated conversion of documents into multiple format. Smartpage also provide a robust workflow for conversion of static PDF to IDPF compliant fixed-layout ePub3.

Business Benefits of Shifting to ePub3

MagicBox

Here are few key other areas where ePub as an open content format offers: Bite-sized content delivery. At Magic, we help our Corporate learning clients in design and delivery of learning content especially in ePub3 format. Our Smartpage solution offers automated conversion of documents into multiple format. Smartpage also provide a robust workflow for conversion of static PDF to IDPF compliant fixed-layout ePub3.

How to Create an Online Course (in 2020)

learnWorlds

For example, some instructors invest a lot of money in video production. Cultivating employees’ skills and preparing them for career advancement provides a better trained and more productive workforce. You will show them which ways to use your product and what they can accomplish.

20+ eLearning Tools and Resources

DigitalChalk eLearning

With iSpring Solutions, you can easily and quickly publish PowerPoint presentations to web-based formats and build adaptive flash-based quizzes and surveys. Adobe Captivate. The Adobe Captivate software helps you create a wide range of interactive eLearning and HTML content. You can create high-quality product demos with the capture-as-a-video workflow. Windows Movie Maker is an easy to use video editing production suite. Adobe Kuler.

mLearning Feature Sets: Possibilities Wide & Deep

mLearning Trends

It has certainly been a "month of Sundays" since I last posted to this blog and I offer apologies for not sharing more throughout what has proved to be a very busy and productive summer and fall season.

The Ultimate Guide to Creating an Online Course in 2018

learnWorlds

His eight-step plan can guide you from research to development of the teaching curriculum and comes as a downloadable PDF. Article, report, essay, experiment, composition, essay audio or video product, drawing, graph, design. eBooks or PDF files. Get your school now!

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How to Implement an LMS Successfully?

LearnUpon

These dates will often be dictated by events, like meeting compliance requirements for new or existing regulations, training customers on new product releases and/or onboarding a new reseller partner. An LMS should also enable you to easily export your training data in Excel and PDF formats.

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LMS Review: Litmos

Talented Learning

Litmos is designed for delivery of online learning content in all formats. For example, you can import digital files such as SCORM, xAPI (they still call it by the old “Tin Can” name), videos, Microsoft Word, PDFs and Adobe documents. Product: Litmos LMS.

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Consider Rapid E-learning to Custom Online Training Module in Minimum Time

CommLab India

However, rapid e-learning mostly means the quick production of e-learning courses without the use of complicated programming software or techniques. Using available media: Existing PowerPoint presentations, PDF and Word documents are used to enrich the course.

Top 7 exciting eBook apps

Aptara

While not all digital materials need to be compatible with the full spectrum of consumer apps, ePublishers can create products that work well across devices and programs. . Top 7 exciting eBook apps.

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5 Tips To Boost Your Online & Offline Training

Adobe Captivate

They will need to revisit information to ensure that they are doing it correctly, some staff may only need to refer to a PDF to ensure that they understand the basic concepts of a task that they only perform once or twice a year. Training Tips That Get Results.

Early Look – Top 50 Learning Systems 4 2018

eLearning 24-7

This post includes our new format and approach to the upcoming Top 50 Learning Systems for 2018, and how data, findings, and end results were put together. . The New Approach and Format. You will DL it as a PDF. Sad really, for a solid product, but Mind Tickle!

Developing a mobile content strategy for corporate training

Aptara

Yet some are still settling for PDF documents, PowerPoint slides and static files for training and development. Content production can be tedious and complex; distributors need to make sure that it translates across all devices and that it has a strong architecture.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

Elearning can include: PDF files that are available to be downloaded and read on a device such as a tablet or computer. And some, like Lectora and SoftChalk (PDF, 2.7 PDF documents can be checked using tools such as PAC3. Voluntary Product Accessibility Template.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

Elearning can include: PDF files that are available to be downloaded and read on a device such as a tablet or computer. And some, like Lectora and SoftChalk (PDF, 2.7 PDF documents can be checked using tools such as PAC3. Voluntary Product Accessibility Template.