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.

5 Reasons Why You Should Convert Flash to HTML5

Hurix Digital

Steps to Convert SWF to HTML5 . 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. 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!).

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Synchronizing Audio and Animation Timings with Adobe Presenter 7

Adobe Captivate

You can add animation effects and SWF files along with narration, quizzes, and simulations to transform the drab presentations into interactive multimedia experiences. Rapid Authoring "Elearning authoring tools" adobe presenter Audio Sync rapid elearningAdobe Presenter is a great tool for creating Flash-based eLearning courses from within Microsoft PowerPoint.

5 Reasons Why You Should Convert Flash to HTML5

Hurix Digital

5 Steps to Convert SWF to HTML5 . 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!). This latest version of HTML operates with more audio and video capabilities and has reached a state of complete interoperability.

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. It captures the mouse movements, clicks and on screen changes along with any narration audio which can be recorded through attached microphone lively and in sync with the capturing screen. However, some tools may not provide full editing so as to facilitate just-in-time authoring and publishing.

15 Authoring Tools For mEnabling Your eLearning For iPads

Upside Learning

We talked about some of these tools in two of our previous blog posts, 5 Rapid Authoring Tools To Publish Courses For Your iPads and Converting ELearning To Tablet Learning: Cost-effective Solutions , but I have now put together a wider list of authoring tools that can both help you convert your legacy content and which can also be used to develop new, mEnabled content for delivery to iPads and tablets. Swiffy converts SWF files to HTML5. iBooks Author.

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Compressing Media in Your E-Learning Authoring Tools

E-learning Uncovered

Now, let’s explore the basic compression settings that come inside each of the four rapid e-learning authoring tools we use at Artisan E-Learning (Studio, Storyline, Captivate, and Lectora). The advantage of using the compression options in your authoring tool is that it is quick and easy to compress everything in the course at once. You can use one of the pre-set options or customize the quality settings for both images and audio.

Rapid Authoring Tips to Tackle Legacy Flash eLearning Content

BrightCarbon

PowerPoint records the audio and the mouse pointer by default. To turn them off, deselect Audio and/or Record Pointer on the Control Dock. You will want to record audio if your course has narration or audio elements.

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

CommLab India

swf) worked well on desktops and laptops and for many years, Flash ruled the e-learning world. After knowing the growing importance of HTML5, let’s check the most widely used e-learning authoring tools that provide HTML5 output. Adapt Learning ’ is the most widely used open source e-learning authoring tool. Lectora Inspire was the first e-learning authoring tool to support HTML5 output and deliver mobile and tablet friendly online courses.

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. Learn about the common JavaScript platform for SWF and HTML5 in Adobe Captivate 8. Video Adobe Captivate audio Captivate Free tutorial Getting Started Responsive software simulation symmetrical video web objects What's new Learn about Adobe Captivate from Experts.

Product Review: Lectora Snap! Empower

eLearning 24-7

Library pulls in your video, audio, flash and image files right from your video,image, flash, audio folders on your computer – GREAT IDEA – although I wish they added HTML5. Spelling – I am always surprised at the number of authoring tools who do not have this feature. Audio recorder and adding audio. Audio – Add audio to the page, similar to above issue. Record audio – Dialog box appears, easy to record.

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

Adobe Captivate

Object arrangement can be seen below: Issue: This has always worked for us as we’ve traditionally published as SWF output. 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. But, to do this we must first generate the text-to-speech audio clip and then attach it to the click box.

Latest E-Learning Trends – Some good, some bad

eLearning 24-7

I love this trend, because it clearly says that the rapid content authoring tool vendors are becoming innovative and are seeing the market. Another vendor, Xplana.com allows you to create communities, share the content (courses, books, presentations, video, audio, images, etc.) Not just courses, but presentations, materials, video, audio – all user generated content. are telling me of problems when they try to use a SWF from the program into Articulate.

Articulate ’09: Tips for Resolving Common Issues

Upside Learning

Articulate’s suite of products rate high in the rapid authoring segment. The latest version, Articulate ’09, has some interesting new features like Single-slide Preview, FLV Support, Easy Audio Editor, and Articulate Branding Removed. To get around this, we created a new custom certificate wherein the HTML file containing the certificate SWF file extracts the user name from the LMS using a SCORM API. Tags: Rapid eLearning Articulate Authoring Tools eLearning Rapid

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Using Shortcut Keys to Increase Your Productivity

Adobe Captivate

Record audio. Import audio. Preview the project in a web browser (SWF). Find audio in the Library/Change text to Bold. Show/hide the SWF-Commenting pane. Show Audio Management panel. Blog Toolbar Workspace "Elearning authoring tools" blog toolbar workspaceShortcut keys provide an easier and quicker way to navigate and use Adobe Captivate. They let you use keyboard key combinations instead of a mouse or program menu.

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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. Intro.

Editing Text to speech text for Loquendo voices in Captivate 5

Adobe Captivate

Audio mixer features. cptx and SWF file) and attached it here for your reference. To see the usage of tags, open the.cptx file, and select Audio > Speech Management. To hear how the voices modify the actual text, open the SWF file, plug-in your headphones and listen to the narration. For example, Reverb gives the impression of a large hall or a church, while delay (or echo) repeats the audio signal at every diminishing volume. Audio Mixer features.

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

CommLab India

When developing an eLearning course using rapid authoring tools, you should know which format is supported by the tool to import audio files, videos, and images. If the tool does not support the image, video, or audio format you want to import, you will have to waste time converting them into the required format. Audio (F6) formats include MP3 and WAV. This format compresses the audio file but quality is lost. Learning Technology rapid authoring tools

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New Tool: Create Awesome eLearning Interactions Online

eLearning Brothers

eLearning Interactions is an online tool that allows you to quickly build interactions that can be downloaded and embedded in whatever eLearning authoring software you use. Input your text, images, and audio. swf) and use it in your next course. swf) Download. Make your eLearning Awesome! Quickly create eLearning Interactions. We’re excited to announce that you can now build amazing flash activities, quizzes, and games without using Flash or any programming.

How to Publish SCORM Content in Adobe Captivate

LearnUpon

Adobe Captivate is one of the best authoring tools available to eLearning professionals. Output Format: Here you can choose to publish your SCORM as Flash (SWF), or HTML5, or both. If you publish to Flash (SWF), your learners can view the course on their desktop computers. If you publish to both SWF and HTML5, the learner can view the course on desktop computers, iPads, and mobile devices (The 2017 version features only an option of HTML for output).

Product Review Raptivity

eLearning 24-7

Its target audience is the rapid content authoring tool market, but while it tries to hit it, it also misses at many levels. AICC, 508 and SWF. On the top of each interaction before you select it – identifies the capabilities that are included: import/export, snap control, audio, enhanced editing options, section 508. I personally liked this feature, and I wish in general content authoring tools would have it in conjunction with the view in browser window.

Adobe Captivate: Repurpose Preferences

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

In the Project Information area, I added information about the Author (Biff, as usual, gets all the credit around here), Company name, Project Name and the Description. In the SWF Size and Quality area, I set the quality to Medium. I also visited the Publish Settings and changed the Frames Per Second to 20 (30 is the default) and disabled both Enable Accessibility and Play tap audio for recorded typing. by Kevin Siegel.

Estimating Time for Rebuilding an Existing Course Library with Captivate

Adobe Captivate

These text-only (no audio) courses were built more than five years ago with a lesser known authoring tool, and the finished products were generated in Flash. Tap into the audio path into the brain by replacing large blocks of onscreen text with voiceover narration. Publish them in HTML5 rather than swf output. Knowing that I am increasing interactivity and adding audio, I allowed for 3 development hours per screen, regardless of type.

eLearning Reusables - Need Beta Participants

Vignettes Learning

Fisherman Quiz - eLearning Reusable / Work in Progress June 13, 2009 Everything, well at least 95%, in the Flash is reusable in XML, images, audio, swf, etc. Please send email to join the Beta Group -- Ray Jimenez, PhD [link] [link] "Helping Learners Learn Their Way" "Helping Learners Apply Learning" Ray Jimenez, PhD Author "3-Minute e-Learning" www.vignettestraining.com.

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Free: PowerPoint to Flash in One Click

Take an e-Learning Break

SWF) movies from your PowerPoint content (.PPT,PPS,PPTX,PPSX) PPT,PPS,PPTX,PPSX) keeping its visual parameters, animation effects and slide transitions, audio narrations, video and Flash objects after conversion. iSpring Free works within PowerPoint, transforming it into a fast and easy Flash authoring tool. Free PowerPoint to Flash converter promptly creates web-friendly Flash (.SWF)

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How to Publish SCORM Content in Adobe Captivate

LearnUpon

Adobe Captivate is one of the best authoring tools available to eLearning professionals. Output Format: Here you can choose to publish your SCORM as Flash (SWF), or HTML5, or both. If you publish to Flash (SWF), your learners can view the course on their desktop computers. If you publish to both SWF and HTML5, the learner can view the course on desktop computers, iPads, and mobile devices.

Easily Add Flash Interactions to eLearning

eLearning Weekly

SWF) to insert into your elearning. Add text, images and audio. The interactions builder kicks out a Flash AS2 file, which easily scales to fit into your PowerPoint or your authoring tools. Don’t worry: no Flash is required. You don’t need to know how to program in Flash, and you don’t even need to own Flash software. You just need to head to eLearningInteractions.com and use the intuitive online tool.

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The Demise of the Flash Player – What Do I Do Now?

Adobe Captivate

If it was Adobe Captivate or one of the other big-name authoring tools, you may be in luck. If your course was built in the Flash program, you may have to consider re-building your course with one of the authoring tools mentioned above. Some older courses were built with text only and no audio. swf,htm). On July 25, 2017, Adobe made the following announcement : Adobe is planning to end-of-life Flash.

Move from Flash to HTML5 – and Still Keep Your Super Powers!

Illumen Group

Last July, Adobe announced that Flash, the ubiquitous, super-powered website and elearning authoring tool will be phased out by the end of 2020. If Storyline or Captivate or similar top tier authoring tools, were used you’re in for some luck. Some older courses were built with text only and no audio. swf,htm). Move from Flash to HTML5 – and Still Keep Your Super Powers!

5 Advantages of using Adobe Captivate 9

CommLab India

HTML5, SWF (Flash), iOS and Android devices, also the leading Tin Can-(xAPI), SCORM- and AICC-compliant LMSs are the formats supported by Captivate. It facilitates the rapid authoring of interactive HTML5-based m-learning content. For example, you can use the PhoneGap build to publish Captivate courses as native iOS or Android apps, making it one of the few authoring tools in the market that support m-learning.

How to Record Software Simulation in Adobe Captivate 9

CommLab India

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. At the bottom of the screen, you will find the Timeline which has elements such as the image , callouts , a mouse movement, a click box , or an audio recording. You can either publish to the SWF and HTML formats together, or publish them individually.

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. Excellent audio capabilities; you can record, import and edit audio clips in a hassle-free manner. Flash objects and interactivities in the SWF format can be inserted. Welcome to the seventh post of the series. We also looked at the Articulate tool’s abilities to create animations and facilitate learning interactions.

Elearning applications

eFront

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). LAMS - (Authoring Tool) LAMS is a revolutionary new tool for designing, managing and delivering online collaborative learning activities.

My Top 10 e-Learning Tools

eLearning Cyclops

Adobe Captivate - Fantastic for creating simulations (software sims and branching sims), plus it does a good job recording audio for your sims. DHTML authoring tool - My preference is OutStart Trainer (TrainerSoft). Being able to create SCORM/AICC compliant courses that imports Flash SWF files and plays well with the LMS makes my ability to implement e-learning much easier. Jane Hart is gathering top ten lists for e-learning tools.

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. Make the best use of audio in your online course – you can record, import, and edit audio, in a hassle-free manner. You can also ensure consistency in audio volume, across slides and interactivities. Add SWF files, Captivate movies, and Camtasia screencasts to your course.

Adobe eLearning Suite Announced

Steve Howard

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 Soundbooth® CS4 Create and edit audio with ease. Here’s the full press release from Adobe: “Adobe Introduces New eLearning Suite And Captivate 4 — Learning Professionals Gain Unmatched Productivity Through Courseware Authoring Tools.

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Adaptive and Responsive Design for eLearning: Part 2

eFront

Driven in part by Apple’s decision in 2010 not to allow SWF files to run on the iPad, there has been an accelerating move away from Flash and towards the new emerging HTML 5 standards which allow most (but not all) of the same effects to be delivered without the downsides of dubious security, buggy code and outdated plugins. There’s a good summary of a range of eLearning authoring tools and the extent to which they support HTML5 on the eLearning Industry website.

Over 75 Free Rapid E-Learning Resources

Rapid eLearning

Audio Resources. Levelator : automatically adjust the audio levels in your narration. Audacity : free open source audio recording and editing software. Myna : easy-to-use online audio editor that includes a library of assets. Creative Commons audio : good sites to get free audio for your courses. Preview Flash content on your computer: SWF Player and FLV Player [ original post ]. Also includes video, illustration, and audio clips.

Review of Snap! 1.1 Update

E-learning Uncovered

by Lectora – a PowerPoint authoring tool à la Articulate. Differentiating features: Use PowerPoint page transitions, add a controller to audio or video added via PowerPoint, End Show action that closes the course window, submit quiz and survey results via CGI. Have more than one swf per slide. Add controller to audio or video embedded in PowerPoint slides. About three months ago, Trivantis released Snap!

Raptivity: A Review

The eLearning Coach

swf) format. A few of the templates, like building a screen of text bullets synchronized with audio, already come in most authoring tools, but are useful if you’re using Raptivity to make stand-alone courses and presentations. I’m always looking for new ways to add meaningful interactions to courses and have been exploring Raptivity for this purpose.