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.

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. E-learning provides the ideal solution to this issue through “ Watch-Try-Do ” simulations. Simulations give learners an opportunity to “ watch ” and get familiar with the nits and grits of the software tool. How to record a software simulation in Adobe Captivate.

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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. The mind map can help learning professionals choose the right authoring tool for their requirements and expectations. I’ve been wandering around the web to find the right authoring tool for specific use cases. While some try doing freeform authoring through a template-based authoring tool.

Rapid Authoring Tools For Creating mLearning

Upside Learning

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. HotLava LMA (Learning Mobile Author). It lets you create single authored source content deployable across multiple formats and supported devices. Uses familiar freeform authoring of PowerPoint.

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

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? First off, what exactly is HTML5 authoring? Better handling of multimedia , such as audio and video. Which is the best HTML5 authoring tool for you? 8 popular HTML5 elearning authoring tools: 1.

Important Features of an Ideal Rapid Authoring Tool

CommLab India

What is the best rapid authoring tool in the market? Well, the answer to these questions is that the choice of a rapid authoring tool is based on your training development needs. The eLearning Guild had come up with a report 1 that lists the most desired features in rapid e-learning courseware authoring software. It is well-known that the training budget influences many decisions of companies and the choice of the authoring tool is no exception.

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. It is the most user-friendly e-learning authoring tool.

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. The eLearning Guild has come out with a report that lists the most desired features in rapid e-learning authoring software. We will now evaluate the 3 widely used rapid authoring tools – Articulate Storyline 2 , Adobe Captivate 9 , and Lectora Inspire 16 , based on the features listed by the report. Audio Capabilities. Can record audio.

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. These answers will help you choose the right rapid authoring tool for your e-learning 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? If an authoring tool offers video editing capabilities, you as an instructional designer, don’t have to look for additional video software. It saves money and more importantly, makes an authoring tool easy to use. Here we will look at five unique video features your e-learning authoring tool should offer before you can call it “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. Now going back to the comment that eLearning authoring tools are cookie-cutter solutions – I have to disagree. Easily include media and simulations.

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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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.

3 Rapid E-learning Development Tools

CommLab India

For years, Adobe Flash was the uncrowned king of e-learning development software. 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. This means the user cannot edit the screen and audio separately. Learning Technology rapid authoring tools

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). Sorry for my cynical attitude, had many discussions with authors over that type of articles.

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.

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. Easy-to-develop software simulations. Specializes in creating software simulations. Users require training to get acquainted with the software. Supports audio recording & editing.

5 Advantages of using Adobe Captivate 9

CommLab India

Creating top-notch software simulations/tutorials has always been its biggest strength. Best-in-class screen capture capabilities for software simulations. Like I mentioned earlier, Adobe Captivate is the ideal choice for creating software simulations. Its screen capture capability allows you to create robust software simulations with multiple learning modes in a single recording session.

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.

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. Ask the following questions when you calculate the cost of a tool: Does the authoring software come with in-built tools for audio and video editing? Learning Technology rapid authoring tools

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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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.

Top 10 features of Adobe Captivate 2017 for Responsive eLearning development

Adobe Captivate

Traditionally, the previous releases of Adobe Captivate were deemed suitable primarily for designing courses on Application Simulation. Besides fully responsive design capability, the wide range of authoring capabilities in Adobe Captivate 2017 enable you to handle all types of content to meet your diverse corporate training needs. Multi – device responsive eLearning authoring . Screen capture for Applications simulations or Software simulations.

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

CommLab India

What began as a simple screen casting tool is now one of the most widely used authoring tools, alongside Articulate Storyline and Lectora Inspire. From providing an easy-to-use interface to creating top-notch software simulations for your e-learning, it’s safe to say Adobe Captivate ticks almost all boxes when it comes to efficient e-learning development. At times, knowing how to use an authoring tool is not enough to create good e-learning.

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. 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. Speed is of the essence today, and rapid authoring tools make it possible to develop and deliver e-learning in a fraction of time needed for custom 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 saw that Storyline 360 can be used to develop good software simulations and online assessments. Excellent audio capabilities; you can record, import and edit audio clips in a hassle-free manner. The Articulate software allows you to deliver good learning experiences by ensuring consistency in volume, across all learning interactions.

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.

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. However, with many authoring tools available in the market today, picking the tool that suits your requirements can be a challenging task.

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.

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. 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). Most of these fit into the PowerPoint + Audio and most convert to Flash for delivery.

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.

5 Ways to Kickstart Your E-learning Career

Rapid eLearning

Software Training. Most organizations do some sort of software training. Show your skills with screencasts and software simulations. Learn to Use E-Learning Software. Your success hinges less on your academic credentials and more on demonstrable skills and fluency with e-learning software. There’s a lot of e-learning software out there. Media formats : there are all sorts of formats for video, images, and audio. .

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

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. The first content authoring product I choose was Articulate Studio '09. The last content authoring tool I choose was Captivate.

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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. We give Captivate 7 a big thumbs-up on its video and audio support.

3 Adobe Captivate E-learning Examples

CommLab India

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. Software Application Training. Click the image to view a sample e-learning course on software application training.).

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.

Know All about Lectora Inspire 16

CommLab India

So developing software simulations takes extra efforts. In other rapid authoring tools such as Articulate Storyline and Adobe Captivate, integration of screen captures and interaction with videos are more seamless. Lectora Publisher, audio recorder and editor, Camtasia – a screen recording tool – Snagit 12, and Flypaper are the major tools. Cost – Lectora Inspire is a bit expensive compared to other rapid authoring tools.

Six Sizzling Benefits of Simulations in ERP End-User Training

CommLab India

Well, ‘Training Simulations’ can be your answer. Wikipedia says a Simulation is the imitation of the operation of a real-world process or system over time. Simulations can be used in many contexts. When they are used for training, learning and development, they called learning or training simulations. This can help employees watch the steps involved in the software program, try the same with guided help, and finally, do that task on their own.