Publishing Adobe Captivate Projects: SWF, HTML5, or Both?

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by Kevin Siegel      If you attend our  Adobe Captivate Beginner class , you will learn how to publish projects as SWF (for desktop users) and HTML5 (for mobile users).  Currently, the most common way to publish a Captivate project is as a Flash SWF, an excellent solution because SWF files provide the best multimedia experience for your learners. While HTML5 may one day completely replace SWF, today is not that day. Adobe Captivat

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Conversion from Flash Based Technologies with the DOD

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5 Reasons Why You Should Convert Flash to HTML5

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Steps to Convert SWF to HTML5 . Thus, forcing Adobe to announce its plan to kill Flash by the end of 2020. Presently, the HTML5 vs SWF/ Flash debate has all but disappeared, with the former appearing as the clear winner. If you too intend to convert your SWF files into HTML5 and are looking for ways to do it, then look no further. Why Convert Flash/SWF to HTML5? 5 Steps to Convert SWF Files to HTML5.

Flash to HTML5 – Swiffy From Google

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This has come just in time for mLearning implementers; there is a new tool out in Google Labs called Swiffy that let’s one convert flash animation (swf files) to a device independent HTML5. This also helps us poor elearning developers circumvent the continuous war between Adobe and Apple over flash technology, and allow delivery across devices/platforms. Incidentally, Adobe had worked on just such a tool called Wallaby.

5 Reasons Why You Should Convert Flash to HTML5

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5 Steps to Convert SWF to HTML5 . Thus, forcing Adobe to announce its plan to kill Flash by the end of 2020. If you too intend to convert your SWF files into HTML5 and are looking for ways to do it, then look no further. This article will provide a step-by-step method to convert SWF into HTML5 and will also explain why HTML5 is such a compelling alternative to Flash (Hint: the answer lies in interoperability!). Steps to Convert SWF Files to HTML5.

Adobe Captivate: Repurpose Preferences

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Have you ever visited the Preferences dialog box in Adobe Captivate (Windows users, Edit > Preferences ; Mac users,  Adobe Captivate > Preferences ), made several changes and later, maybe months later, needed those settings on another computer running Captivate? When I teach Adobe Captivate, I try to stress the value of creating a project template (and creating templates from scratch is a big part of my Captivate 6 Advanced class ). by Kevin Siegel.

Adobe Captivate: Best Practices for Creating Compliant eLearning

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Selecting the Enable Accessibility option ( Edit > Preferences > Publishing ) makes certain elements in Adobe Captivate projects accessible or open to accessibility technology. For example, if you select the Enable Accessibility option and you have filled in the project name and project description text boxes in Project preferences, a screen reader will read the name and description when the Adobe Captivate SWF file is played. by Kevin Siegel.

Adobe Captivate 7: Publishing Video Demos

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  Here's what the standard Publish dialog box looks like:     When publishing a cptx project, you can elect to publish as SWF, HTML, PDF, or all of the above. However, the Publish dialog box that appears couldn't be more spartan:     SWF? Looking for training on Adobe Captivate? IconLogic offers multiple live, online Adobe Captivate classes each month including Introduction to Adobe Captivate and Advanced Adobe Captivate.

"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

Time to Migrate eLearning Courses from Flash to HTML5

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In 2017, Adobe made a formal announcement stating that from 2020 the company would no longer support Flash. Following the announcement by Adobe, major browsers including Google and Microsoft followed suit and announced that they would disable the plug-in in their browsers by early next year, thus, bringing down the curtains on Flash. Primarily, it was designed for the PC era and couldn’t withstand the advancements in new technology.

Camtasia Studio vs Adobe Presenter: Working with PowerPoint Presentations

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by Kevin Siegel       If you have already created a presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint, it's very easy to re-purpose the presentation as eLearning content using either TechSmith Camtasia Studio or Adobe Presenter.   Adobe Presenter 9 and PowerPoint.   When working with Adobe Presenter and PowerPoint, there really isn't anything to migrate. Below are the individual tool groups you'll find on the Adobe Presenter tab.

Adobe Captivate & RoboHelp: Incorporate eLearning within a Help System

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For instance, I use Adobe Captivate to create most of my eLearning content, and Adobe RoboHelp to create my Help Systems. There was rarely talk of combining the two technologies. If you have created an eLearning lesson using eLearning tools such as Adobe Captivate, TechSmith's Camtasia Studio or Articulate's Storyline, you can insert the multimedia directly into RoboHelp Help Topics. Open or create a topic and choose  Import > Adobe Captivate Demo.

Adobe Captivate 6: Best Practices for Creating Compliant eLearning

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Selecting the 508 Compliance option makes certain elements in Adobe Captivate projects accessible or open to accessibility technology. For example, if you select the 508 Compliance and you have filled in the project name and project description text boxes in Project preferences, a screen reader will read the name and description when the Adobe Captivate SWF file is played. Tips for Creating 508-compliant Adobe Captivate SWF Files.

Adobe Captivate 6: Best Practices for Creating Compliant eLearning

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Selecting the 508 Compliance option makes certain elements in Adobe Captivate projects accessible or open to accessibility technology. For example, if you select the 508 Compliance and you have filled in the project name and project description text boxes in Project preferences, a screen reader will read the name and description when the Adobe Captivate SWF file is played. Tips for Creating 508-compliant Adobe Captivate SWF Files.

5 Advantages of using Adobe Captivate 9

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Adobe Captivate has been a top choice for creating dynamic and engaging e-learning for quite some time now. With every version, Adobe makes improvements and also has some neat additions to the tool which make it easier to develop e-learning courseware. And its latest version, Adobe Captivate 9, is no different. Wondering what Adobe Captivate 9 is all about? Adobe Captivate 9 comes with a repository of characters and templates that simplify e-learning development.

Apple Vs Adobe: Impact On Mobile Learning Development

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The war between Adobe and Apple just got hotter. Apple has revised the Developer Program License Agreement to ban the use of cross compiler tools like Unity3d, Appcelerator’s Titanium, Adobe’s Flash CS5 etc. Industry experts believe that Apple has done this solely to block the new feature of Adobe Flash that will allow the Flash developers to publish Flash files to iPhone app without any knowledge of iPhone SDK or Objective-C.

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How to Record Software Simulation in Adobe Captivate 9

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Various other authoring tools provide this facility to record simulations, but Adobe Captivate 9 is the most easy-to-use tool to create software simulations. It’s a fairly simple process to record a software simulation in Adobe Captivate. How to record a software simulation in Adobe Captivate. A time counter (3…2…1…) appears after which, whatever actions (one mouse click will be captured as one screen) you perform on the screen will be recorded by Adobe Captivate.

Step-by-Step Guide for Creating Software Simulations Using Adobe Captivate

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Then, you can develop software simulations that engage your learners with Adobe Captivate easily. This blog is a step-by-step guide for developing software simulations using Adobe Captivate. If you would like to record the steps performed in MS Word, PowerPoint, Photoshop, MS Outlook, or any other application, you can select the ‘Application’ option in Adobe Captivate. Source: Adobe help manual). You can publish your software simulation to a swf.

Adobe Captivate – The Ideal Systems Training Development Tool

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Adobe Captivate is the solution for this. Here are the steps to create software simulations with Adobe Captivate. Install the latest version of Adobe Captivate in your system and open it (the current version is Adobe Captivate 9). Once you stop the recording, Adobe Captivate will process it into individual screens where each mouse click will be one screen. You can publish the simulation to the SWF and HTML formats, together or individually.

Adobe Captivate: Preloaders

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First, with a project open, display Captivate's Preferences ( Edit > Preferences  for Windows users;  Adobe Captivate > Preferences  for Macintosh users). You can use any of the following formats as a Preloader: jpeg, gif, bmp, wmf, or swf.   We offer live, online training on Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline, Adobe Presenter, and TechSmith Camtasia Studio.We

The Open Screen Project – Will It Succeed?

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Adobe recently announced AIR for Mobile devices. This is an outcome of the Adobe initiated Open Screen Project , which was started a couple of years back. Here’s one of them to give you an idea of what it really means: Why is Adobe really doing this? Obviously, using Flash platform tools offered by Adobe. What’s Adobe’s contribution? The most important one is Adobe removing restrictions on SWF and FLV/F4V specifications.

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Case Study – Conversion of Flash Courses to HTML5 using Articulate Storyline

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In the recent times, the learning needs are changed and the technology has increased at its pace. The courses that were developed in Adobe Flash or tools whose output is in SWF are now not compatible with the modern devices. This has transformed the traditional classroom training into e-learning.

Future Of Flash Is Open Source

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Adobe, recently announced moving their open-source development to Sourceforge. The new portal called Open@Adobe will hold Adobe’s open source projects in coming days. We advocate the need of openness at Adobe especially for their Flash runtimes. Adobe has some great development tools like Flash Builder, Flash CS5 which target the runtimes – Flash Player and Adobe AIR. Adobe has released SWF specifications till its version 10.

eLearning Development: 4 Tech Considerations When Using Videos

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Before using videos in your Flash project, you would need to encode them in a format compatible with Adobe Flash (FLV or MPEG-4). Adobe Flash comes bundled with a video encoder which is quite easy to use and faster enough for batch-encoding a bunch of videos. Apart from these video encoders/ converters, other video editing software from Adobe and Apple also enable to export to FLV format of the video being edited.

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Expectations From eLearning Authoring Tools

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Should be able to import external Flash SWF as well as audio and video in variety of popular formats. Please note, I haven’t considered full-fledged development tools like Adobe Flash, for which some amount of technical proficiency is required. Tags: Rapid eLearning eLearning Development eLearning Technology Frameworks Rapid Authoring Tools I came across this mind map by Cammy Bean which covers nearly all the tools available for creating/authoring eLearning content.

Rapid eLearning Through Software Simulations And Screencasts

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Now-a-days with the advent of technology, one can start recording their screens for small just-in-time screencasts, without needing to download and install any software. Unlike screen capturing tools, the published output is not just a passive video, but is in a fully interactive format such as Flash SWF. Adobe Captivate is one such popular tool for developing guided or exploratory software simulations.

3 Best Tools to Develop Web-based Training (WBT) Courses

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You can use Storyline to publish technology-enabled learning content to Flash, HTML5, and Articulate Mobile Player (AMP), a native app available in both iOS and Android flavors. Adobe Captivate. Adobe Captivate is a good e-learning development software that has become synonymous with the development of web-based software training courses. You can use the software to preview how your technology-enabled learning content looks like on various devices.

Developing An eLearning Player?

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The considerations mentioned here would, however be applicable to any other (development technologies) eLearning player too. Choose the right technology – before you start developing an eLearning player it’s important to decide on the development tool and technology. Adobe’s Flash Professional is widely used for eLearning development but some organizations don’t allow running Flash Player or any other 3 rd party plug-ins for that matter in their web browsers.

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10 Widely Used Authoring Tools that Support HTML5 and Empower E-learning

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As technology evolves the workforce seeks more interactivity and access to learning programs on multiple devices. Two decades ago, e-learning developers used to develop courseware on the primary code base of JavaScript and action script in Adobe Flash. swf) worked well on desktops and laptops and for many years, Flash ruled the e-learning world. Technology and e-learning experts consider Flash outdated. Adobe Captivate 9.

Flash To HTML5 – Essential Toolkit For Successful Migration

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Before we discuss the migration from Flash to HTML5, let us share some background information: The need and the challenge: With every passing decade, the world is getting more technology-savvy. To be able to provide the flexibility to learners to learn “on-the-go” on the device of their choice, it is imperative that you migrate the legacy/Flash/SWF courses to a platform that supports multiple devices. Identify The Need (Technology Update Vs. Complete Redesign).

Interesting Information via eLearning Learning

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Lars Hyland - Lars is Learning Good to see Learning Technologies , Mobile Learning come up for Lars. Joe Deegan - Blender - Training Solutions Freeware , ILT , SWF , ROI , Wondershare , PowerCONVERTER , Adobe Captivate , Photoshop , SharePoint ( SharePoint Examples - Joe, can you help me?) We've implemented a few features in the eLearning Learning Community. You can see the first feature by visiting the site and clicking around on terms.

Elearning applications

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CamStudio - (Authoring Tool) CamStudio is able to record all screen and audio activity on your computer and create industry-standard AVI video files and using its built-in SWF Producer can turn those AVIs into lean, mean, bandwidth-friendly Streaming Flash videos (SWFs). News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 1/02/2011 Top 10 Open Source e-Learning Projects to Watch for 2011 2011 is the e-Learning year!

LMS Review: Litmos

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The Litmos LMS is a modern, pure cloud-based LMS designed for small and medium organizations with straightforward learning management technology needs. 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. Litmos by CallidusCloud is the fastest growing learning technology company in the world, supporting more than 4 million users in 130+ countries and 24 languages.

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E-learning Development: Selecting the Right Audio, Video, and Image Format

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So to get a clear picture, let’s see the various formats supported by Adobe Captivate 9, Articulate Storyline, and Lectora 16. Adobe Captivate 9. Video (Ctrl+Alt+V) formats include SWF, FLV, F4V, AVI, MP4, MOV, and 3GP. SWF: (Shockwave Flash) It contains vector designs, animations, audio, and videos for web browsers using Flash player). Video (ALT+N+V Individually) formats include SWF, FLV, AVI, WMV, MOV, MPEG, DV, and 3GP.

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2010: mLearning Year in Review

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Mobile learning will meld with social networking on every learner's mobile device making the two technologies a fully integrated experience; support for these two technologies will be an essential part of every mlearning vendor's core offerings. The arrival of Adobe's Flash Player v10.1 And much of the promise of Adobe’s Flasher Player v10.1 And Apple’s public feud with Adobe promoting the coming HTML5 specification over Flash on all iOS devices was much covered too.