Rapid eLearning Through Software Simulations And Screencasts

Upside Learning

Previously when I discussed freeform and template-based rapid content authoring tools, I kept software simulation tools aside. The main reason was that such simulation tools are not always used for developing just any type of learning but focused on training content creation for a specific software application or system. The software simulation in turn, can be divided into screen capturing tools and interactive simulation development tools.

Expectations From eLearning Authoring Tools

Upside Learning

I came across this mind map by Cammy Bean which covers nearly all the tools available for creating/authoring eLearning content. She tries to find answers to three simple questions regarding each tools mentioned in the mind map –. For many tools, the answers are as expected. Again, the fact surfaces that not all tools are perfect but each tends to be targeted for specific use cases. While some try doing freeform authoring through a template-based authoring tool.

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Rapid Authoring Tools For Creating mLearning

Upside Learning

Earlier we’ve mentioned some tools that can assist you in mLearning applications. However, each one needs a fair bit of knowledge and skills before they can actually implement solutions using these tools. However, to alleviate such difficulties, there are some rapid authoring tools available that can create mLearning without needing to acquire the technical skills. Here are some authoring tools that claim to let authors develop content targeted at mobile devices.

How to Record Software Simulation in Adobe Captivate 9

CommLab India

If you belong to an organization that is involved in developing software, you know how tough it is to create training that will teach your employees how to use software the optimal way. How do you overcome these problems and train your staff effectively so that they become ready to use the tool? E-learning provides the ideal solution to this issue through “ Watch-Try-Do ” simulations. It’s a fairly simple process to record a software simulation in Adobe Captivate.

dominKnow | ONE vs Articulate 360: an eLearning Authoring Tool Functionality Face-Off

Tesseract Learning

d ominKnow | ONE and Articulate 360 are eLearning authoring toolboxes with a lot in common. . Both include two authoring options: traditional and responsive. Both promise cloud-based interfaces, teamwork features, review capabilities, screencasting tools, and so on.

A guide to HTML5 elearning authoring tools

Elucidat

In its wake, HTML5 authoring has become the industry standard for L&D teams looking to produce modern, interactive and multi-device elearning. With the range of HTML5 authoring tools available on the market, how do you decide which one is right for your team? We take a look at 8 popular tools and suggest some questions to consider when doing your research. First off, what exactly is HTML5 authoring? Better handling of multimedia , such as audio and video.

Important Features of an Ideal Rapid Authoring Tool

CommLab India

What is the best rapid authoring tool in the market? How do we choose the right tool that will provide the maximum return on our investment? Well, the answer to these questions is that the choice of a rapid authoring tool is based on your training development needs. Different companies use different parameters to evaluate the tools. So, you need to balance the cost aspect with other important parameters listed below while selecting a tool.

3 Popular Rapid eLearning Authoring Tools – When to Use What

CommLab India

Do you know which authoring tool is the best option for your training requirement? The use of e-learning authoring tools depends on the training need, complexity of the course, delivery platform – online or on mobiles – timelines, budget, and other factors. With a host of e-learning authoring tools available, choosing the apt authoring tool for your business requirement is not an easy task.

Interactivity in Software Tutorials?

Adobe Captivate

Whenever a comparison of eLearning authoring tools is published, Captivate still is considered to be the best tool for creation of software tutorials. Too bad that most authors seem to forget that meanwhile it has become to most versatile authoring tool, and is probably more used for its other features (compliance training, scenario training to mention only a few). Workflow 3: Software simulations. Intro.

20 Frequently Asked Questions About E-learning Rapid Authoring Tools

CommLab India

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. 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. In case you choose a tool that does not fully meet your training needs, you lose more than just your time and money.

20+ eLearning Tools and Resources

DigitalChalk eLearning

Whether you are looking for a SCORM, audio, or video application, let us help! With Articulate, you can create interactivity to a presentation by adding slide layers, drag-and-drop interactions, quizzing, screen recording, and software simulation. The Adobe Captivate software helps you create a wide range of interactive eLearning and HTML content. Audio. Audacity is a free, open-source, cross-platform software for recording and editing sounds.

Storyline, Captivate, Lectora – An Evaluation Checklist of 3 Rapid Authoring Tools

CommLab India

Choosing a rapid e-learning authoring tool that suits your training needs completely can be quite a challenging task. You need to consider various aspects such as cost, built-in features, flexibility of the tool, and the output it gives. This blog intends to make it easy for you and help pick the right tool quickly. The eLearning Guild has come out with a report that lists the most desired features in rapid e-learning authoring software. Can record audio.

3 Rapid E-learning Development Tools

CommLab India

For years, Adobe Flash was the uncrowned king of e-learning development software. You could create any animation or visual using this powerful tool. As of 2014, over 48% of the companies use rapid authoring tools. Today, I will walk you through the features of three widely-used rapid authoring tools which will help you with deciding the right tool depending on your business requirements: Articulate Storyline.

Adobe Captivate 8 Tutorials

Adobe Captivate

Rapidly author a wide range of mobile-first, responsive eLearning content without programming using an all-new, intuitive UI. Creating a Software Simulation with Adobe Captivate 8. Learn how to create a software simulation in Adobe Captivate 8. Responsive Simulations in Adobe Captivate 8. Video Adobe Captivate audio Captivate Free tutorial Getting Started Responsive software simulation symmetrical video web objects What's new

Rapid eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

Rapid eLearning Tools Satisfaction from the eLearningGuild Research reported Feb 2007 - Course Authoring and Rapid eLearning Tool Satisfaction See also Software Simulation Tools. When the above graphic was taken, it shows the overall satisfaction reported by eLearningGuild members about various tools. Of course, they were more looking at PPT conversion tools. I'm always somewhat skeptical of niche tools (see eLearning Course Development ).

The 5 Video Features That Make an Authoring Tool Easy to Use

CommLab India

Are you looking for an authoring tool that’s capable enough to accommodate your video-creating and editing requirements? Even if you are not looking for a tool that handles video creation, chances are you will dabble with video – YouTube content , recorded videos , custom-made branded videos – in your training material, sooner or later. It saves money and more importantly, makes an authoring tool easy to use.

eLearning Development: Articulate Versus Code

B Online Learning

In the eLearning world, it’s no secret that there’s a divide between people who build courses from scratch using HTML and JavaScript and people who use an authoring tool for the whole course creation. I’ve often heard web developers say that eLearning authoring tools are cookie-cutter solutions. Building courses from scratch using web based tools can take months. Easily include media and simulations. Add audio, video, web objects.

5 Best Tools to Quickly Convert ILT Material to E-learning

CommLab India

When converting your ILT material to e-learning, you consider various aspects such as the format of the training material (micro module or video), the platform on which it will be delivered, whether to build it in-house or outsource, the duration of the course, and the authoring tool to be used. Of these aspects, the choice of tool is crucial because the right choice will help you meet the other technical and learning design requirements you have in mind.

How to Choose the Right Tool to Develop a Web-based Course

CommLab India

Among the various aspects you need to consider, the choice of right authoring tool is inarguably the most important. Today, we will examine the factors you need to consider to zero-in on the right online course authoring tool. Cost of the Tool. Ensure the cost of the online course development tool fits your budget. What are the e-learning development assets (templates and images) provided by the tool’s developer?

E-learning Tools: A Developer’s Review of Adobe Captivate 7

SweetRush

This research is brought to you by SweetRush’s senior software engineer, Andrew Kubay. For the past several years, this tool has been one of the most popular software packages for e-learning development. Most developers traditionally consider Captivate to be the default tool for creating software demonstrations and simulations within e-learning, but not an end-all, be-all for all types of learning. Demonstrations and simulations.

Articulate Storyline – 9 Practical Ways To Make A Great Course Within Your Budget

Spark Your Interest

Articulate Storyline is one of the most popular authoring tools used worldwide to create online learning. Most LMS’s also offer tools for you to create your online course content as well. That’s where an authoring tool, such as Articulate Storyline , comes in.

Articulate Storyline 2, Adobe Captivate 9 & Lectora Inspire 16: The Infinity War

CommLab India

In my previous blog, E-learning Authoring Tools: The Civil War , we have seen the comparison between the top three preferred e-learning rapid authoring tools – Articulate Storyline 2, Adobe Captivate 9, and Lectora Inspire 16. These features will help you identify the strengths of these tools. In this blog, we will see a few pros and cons of the three tools. This will help you zero-in on the tool that could best fulfill your needs.

ADOBE CAPTIVATE & GOANIMATE: Sharing Voices Is Quick and Easy

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

At a certain point, the lesson zooms in on a character’s computer screen, and suddenly a software simulation starts in Adobe Captivate.     From there, I used the NeoSpeech voices that come with Captivate to create high-quality TTS audio files.        Next, I exported the audio files from Captivate. (An An audio badge below a slide in the Filmstrip indicates that there is audio attached to the slide.

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How to Easily Create Powerful Customer Education

Spark Your Interest

And while traditionally it applied to businesses selling widgets or software, customer education now also applies to governments, and non-profits, who have a product or service. Similarly, the self-help screens when installing a new software product on your phone, laptop, or tablet.

5 Advantages of using Adobe Captivate 9

CommLab India

Creating top-notch software simulations/tutorials has always been its biggest strength. With every version, Adobe makes improvements and also has some neat additions to the tool which make it easier to develop e-learning courseware. You can simply import your preferred assets right from within the tool and use them in your course in a seamless manner. Best-in-class screen capture capabilities for software simulations.

HTML5 only issue: Playhead won’t move beyond Click Box Pause Point if Final Attempt reached prior to Pause Point

Adobe Captivate

We are using CP9, updated to most recent version, trying to publish software simulations in HTML5 output only. These are simulations for clients to complete on desktop devices, not mobile. I should note our standard process is to provide text-to-speech at the slide audio level, which is why we extend the click box out so far. One workaround I’ve found is, we can add the audio directly to the click box. Editing the audio then also becomes an issue.

Secrets of Video Demo Timeline (cpvc project)

Adobe Captivate

Immediately after creating a video demo only one track will be visible in the panel, the bottom track labeled as ‘Video/Audio’ This label is automatically attributed to the first track. The bottom track in the screenshot pointed at with the name ‘Video/Audio’ because contrary to a cptx project, the audio has no separate timeline, but is included in the video track. You’ll find them at the beginning and the end of the Video/audio track.

A Step by Step Guide to Convert PowerPoint Presentations to E-learning

CommLab India

Start converting your existing PowerPoint presentations used in classroom training sessions to e-learning courses pepping them with animations, audio, interactivities, and assessments. Formulate Instructional, Visual, and Audio Strategies and Decide the Interaction Level. Most of these presentations are devoid of audio and interactivity. Finalize the audio strategy – how much audio is to be used and what the tone and accent of the narrator should be.

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Top 10 features of Adobe Captivate 2017 for Responsive eLearning development

Adobe Captivate

Additionally, I outline EI Design’s capability in pushing the envelope further on creating responsive eLearning courses through customisation on the tool. Traditionally, the previous releases of Adobe Captivate were deemed suitable primarily for designing courses on Application Simulation. It also includes Adobe Captivate Draft, a tool for rapid storyboarding in PowerPoint, for a quick conversion to fully responsive mobile courses.

Too Little Time to Develop E-learning? Go for Rapid Development!

CommLab India

Projects that require extensive simulations, or any end-to-end e-learning development for that matter, usually take time. When they have a real and immediate training challenge to be addressed, most of them opt for rapid development tools. Apart from having a less turnaround time, rapid development is about using smart, sophisticated tools/software to craft e-learning courses swiftly, without compromising on quality.

Confused of Brighton

Clive on Learning

Two situations recently have got me thinking about e-learning authoring tools. Secondly, I've been doing some work for a client of mine that has an LMS with some authoring capabilities, trying to compare what they have to offer with what's available elsewhere. Everybody's got an authoring tool. Of course, all authoring tools have always described themselves as quick and easy to use, with absolutely no programming required, but of course we know otherwise.

Guides Rule! The Addition of Rulers and Guides to Adobe Captivate 9

CommLab India

Adobe Captivate began as a rather simple screen casting tool that made Flash-based movies. Adobe Captivate is an immensely popular tool amongst the e-learning community. What began as a simple screen casting tool is now one of the most widely used authoring tools, alongside Articulate Storyline and Lectora Inspire. At times, knowing how to use an authoring tool is not enough to create good e-learning.

What’s Hot with Articulate 360? – Part 7: Engage 360

CommLab India

In the first four blogs, we saw the features of Storyline 360 that facilitate the easy authoring of web-based courses. We also looked at the Articulate tool’s abilities to create animations and facilitate learning interactions. We saw that Storyline 360 can be used to develop good software simulations and online assessments. Engage 360 is a tool that can be used to develop media-rich online learning interactions. Welcome to the seventh post of the series.

Raptivity: A Review

The eLearning Coach

Raptivity is a rapid development software tool that comes with a library of pre-built templates, most of which are interactive. You can use Raptivity to create a stand-alone course or you can import the published file into another tool, like Articulate Presenter or Captivate. If Raptivity had a Tabbed Interface, however, users could still have access to the tools and support documentation but the clutter would be gone. Tags: SOFTWARE REVIEWS

ADOBE CAPTIVATE & GOANIMATE: Sharing Voices Is Quick and Easy

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

At a certain point, the lesson zooms in on a character’s computer screen, and suddenly a software simulation starts in Adobe Captivate.     From there, I used the NeoSpeech voices that come with Captivate to create high-quality TTS audio files.        Next, I exported the audio files from Captivate. (An An audio badge below a slide in the Filmstrip indicates that there is audio attached to the slide.

3 Adobe Captivate E-learning Examples

CommLab India

Adobe Captivate was first introduced to be a screen capture tool under the name Flashcam. Its evolution as an e-learning authoring tool started after an eHelp Corporation based in San Diego acquired it and released it as Robo Demo. Not too long after that, Macromedia acquired eHelp and released the software under the name Captivate which was later acquired by Adobe Systems. Let’s see a few sample e-learning courses developed by CommLab India using this very tool.

Certificate program for Captivate 4 and other opportunities at DevLearn

Adobe Captivate

How to create interactive software simulations. How to create a soft-skills simulation. How to make use of audio and video elements. If you are planning to attend DevLearn next month, there is a great opportunity to brush up your knowledge of Captivate 4. Joe Ganci, our advisory board member is conducting a certificate program on ‘ creating outstanding eLearning with Adobe Captivate ’ The session is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov 10th.

Gamification doesn’t mean developing games and there’s more!

Eat Learn Repeat

I’ve taken part in some Gamification events where I’ve noticed that some of us get confused between the terms Game, Game-Based Learning, Simulations, and Gamification. Audio Editing Expert. Simulation. A Simulation is an imitation of real world process in a virtual world. Simulations are primarily used to train people on real life processes or systems in a risk-free environment. Who can develop Simulations? Audio Editing Expert.

What’s Hot with Articulate 360? – Part 5: Presenter

CommLab India

In my earlier blogs, we looked at the easy authoring features of Storyline 360 and its ability to create good animations and facilitate effective learning interactions. We saw that the Articulate 360 component enables the development of high quality software simulations and e-learning assessments. Studio 360 is a software application that can be used to transform classroom PowerPoint Presentations into engaging responsive web-based courses.

WBT Development Toolbox

Learning Developments

One of the tasks I've been working on is selecting a tool kit for creating the content. All the products I selected have the following attributes: Create SCORM 1.2/2004 packages Questions and quiz functionality is powerful Easy to add audio soundtracks in to content Import a course story board created in PowerPoint Relatively easy to use compared to other tools in the market Easy to create highly interactive content Articulate. Articulate and Lectora do not do simulations.

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