Taking Legacy Flash eLearning to HTML5

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Adobe threatened to sunset Flash for years but each year, the death sentence was commuted. Just when we thought that Flash would go on, along came December 2020. Adobe  Adobe followed through and ended support for Flash on December 31, 2020. Many eLearning developers didn't panic because the end of Flash simply meant that, while the Flash output would continue to work, it would likely be blocked on more and more systems.

Time to Migrate eLearning Courses from Flash to HTML5

Hurix Digital

In 2017, Adobe made a formal announcement stating that from 2020 the company would no longer support Flash. These Flash files could be viewed on browsers using a Flash player, and on the PC using some third-party applications. 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.

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5 Reasons Why You Should Convert Flash to HTML5

Hurix Digital

Steps to Convert SWF to HTML5 . This paradigm shift has made Flash fall short when it comes to the mobile demands of modern businesses. Thus, forcing Adobe to announce its plan to kill Flash by the end of 2020. This news comes after nearly two decades of Flash dominance, where it was a standard for creating multimedia. Presently, the HTML5 vs SWF/ Flash debate has all but disappeared, with the former appearing as the clear winner.

5 Reasons Why You Should Convert Flash to HTML5

Hurix Digital

5 Steps to Convert SWF to HTML5 . This paradigm shift has made Flash fall short when it comes to the mobile demands of modern businesses. Thus, forcing Adobe to announce its plan to kill Flash by the end of 2020. This news comes after nearly two decades of Flash dominance, where it was a standard for creating multimedia. Presently, the HTML5 vs Flash debate has all but disappeared, with the former appearing as the clear winner.

Smokescreen – The Future Of Flash Player?

Upside Learning

Smokescreen project is an effort to bring Flash player to the iPhone/iPad without installing the Flash plug-in. For now this project is targeted at advertisers to enable them to run Flash ads on the iPhone/iPad. Here is a video demonstration of a Flash ad running on an iPad using Smokescreen –. Primarily, it reads the binary SWF file and renders its animation and audio content to standard web compliant format.

How to Reduce Flash-to-HTML5 Conversion Costs

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How much do you have to spend to convert your flash-based courses converted to HTML5? Collate all previous versions of storyboards and audio recording scripts. Check if you can reuse your graphic assets and collate your original art files in Illustrator, Photoshop, Adobe Flash, and Corel Draw files. Note that the SWF published files won’t be of much reuse when repurposing. Happy searching for source files and more savings with your Flash-to-HTML5 conversions.

How to Convert Flash courses to HTML5 Efficiently

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Are you looking for effortless conversion of your flash-based elearning to HTML5? Can there be a one-click conversion of Flash courses to HTML5? The answer requires you to classify your Flash-based Elearning on criteria of the elearning development tools used to create it in the first place. Flash SWF Course files created Using Bespoke Adobe Flash FLA: Mostly, these cannot be quickly converted to HTML5 elearning.

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Synchronizing Audio and Animation Timings with Adobe Presenter 7

Adobe Captivate

Adobe Presenter is a great tool for creating Flash-based eLearning courses from within Microsoft PowerPoint. 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 elearning

Easily Add Flash Interactions to eLearning

eLearning Weekly

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. Once online, you are five steps away from having a beautiful Flash file (.SWF) SWF) to insert into your elearning. Add text, images and audio. It’s really far too simple for what you get: amazing looking Flash activities for your elearning that add interaction and fun for your learners.

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Flash Export in Captivate 5

Adobe Captivate

Export to Flash is an old feature modeled in a new way. In previous versions of Captivate, for this feature to work, Flash needs to be installed on the same machine from where you want to export. But, taking the advantage of the XML-based FLA file format introduced in Flash CS5, we have removed the dependency of Flash for this feature to work. Yes, for export, now there is no need for Flash to be installed at all.

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

Illumen Group

Move from Flash to HTML5 – and Still Keep Your Super Powers! Last July, Adobe announced that Flash, the ubiquitous, super-powered website and elearning authoring tool will be phased out by the end of 2020. Popular web browsers have already discussed their plans to no longer support the Flash plugin. At this point, there’s very little that Flash can do that HTML5 can’t handle. These tools have the option to publish in both Flash and HTML5. swf,htm).

Free: PowerPoint to Flash in One Click

Take an e-Learning Break

Free PowerPoint to Flash converter promptly creates web-friendly Flash (.SWF) 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.

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eLearning Interactions - add Flash-based interactions to your courses

Take an e-Learning Break

You can easily create an interaction - pick the interaction template, insert your content (including text, audio and images) and apply a theme. You can save the interaction for future editing and/or download it as a SWF file for inclusion in your eLearning course. Do you want a quick and easy way to add interactive elements to your training course? The eLearning Interactions product is one to add to your toolbox.

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Rapid Authoring Tips to Tackle Legacy Flash eLearning Content

BrightCarbon

Welcome to our comprehensive guide to handling legacy Flash eLearning content. This page has all you need to know to on how to rapidly republish or recreate your courses to adapt to the imminent end of Flash at the end of 2020. What is happening to legacy Flash eLearning content?

Expectations From eLearning Authoring Tools

Upside Learning

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. I came across this mind map by Cammy Bean which covers nearly all the tools available for creating/authoring eLearning content.

Adobe Captivate: Live, Online Training Now Available in Central European Time Zone Hours

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

  You will learn how to make your lessons engaging and interactive by creating quizzes, adding text captions, animations, videos, rollovers, clickable areas (buttons and click boxes), typing areas, voiceover audio, and sound effects. And you will learn how to publish your lessons for the widest possible audience including how to output both Flash (SWF) and HTML5 (so that your lessons will play on such mobile devices as the Apple iPad).

Adobe Captivate 6: Delivering Standalone eLearning Lessons

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

If the learner is going to access the lesson over the internet (either from a web server or an LMS), publishing SWF and/or HTML5 is the way to go. If you decide to publish a SWF, the learner will use a web browser to access the lesson. In addition to the web browser, the learner must have the free Adobe Flash Player on the computer to view the SWF. However, since HTML5 isn't a Flash-based output, you bypass the need for the learner to need the Flash Player.

Understanding Video File Types: Codecs, Containers, and Outputs

TechSmith Camtasia

It can digitize and compress an audio or video signal for transmission and convert an incoming signal to audio or video for reception. A container is the file that contains your video, audio streams, and any closed caption files as well. Audio actually uses its own codecs.

Things to Consider Before Investing in eLearning Development Tools

Hurix Digital

Which video elements will help you effectively narrate the story – audio/simulations/animations/graphics? Flash (SWF files) created a revolution when it was first introduced in the use of graphics and interactive elements; however, it suffered a setback thanks to current trends in eLearning systems and gradually lost relevance. Now it may be that you already have some online courses in Flash. Related: Time to Migrate eLearning Courses from Flash to HTML5.

Rapid eLearning Through Software Simulations And Screencasts

Upside Learning

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. Unlike screen capturing tools, the published output is not just a passive video, but is in a fully interactive format such as Flash SWF. Previously when I discussed freeform and template-based rapid content authoring tools, I kept software simulation tools aside.

Adobe Captivate: Best Practices for Creating Compliant eLearning

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

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. Password protection (If an Adobe Captivate SWF file is password protected, the prompt for a password is read by screen readers). Note: To access Flash files using a screen reader, users must have Flash Player 9 or later installed.

Adobe Captivate 6: Best Practices for Creating Compliant eLearning

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

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. Password protection (If an Adobe Captivate SWF file is password protected, the prompt for a password is read by screen readers). Note:  To access Flash files using a screen reader, users must have Flash Player 9 or later installed.

Games and Interactions for Articulate

eLearning Brothers

You don’t need to know flash or programming! Input your text, images, and audio. Download a single flash file (.swf). swf). Are you an Articulate user? Are you looking for a way to easily create games and interactions to make your courses more engaging? You’re in luck…I’d like to introduce eLearningInteractions.com. This tool is browser-based and has tons of different template interactions and games to choose from.

New Tool: Create Awesome eLearning Interactions Online

eLearning Brothers

We’re excited to announce that you can now build amazing flash activities, quizzes, and games without using Flash or any programming. Input your text, images, and audio. Download the single flash file (.swf) swf) and use it in your next course. Supported eLearning Programs: The downloaded interaction and game files work with eLearning software that imports Flash…which is all of them! Single Flash File (.swf) swf) Download.

Adobe Captivate 6: Best Practices for Creating Compliant eLearning

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

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. Password protection (If an Adobe Captivate SWF file is password protected, the prompt for a password is read by screen readers). Note:  To access Flash files using a screen reader, users must have Flash Player 9 or later installed.

How to Publish SCORM Content in Adobe Captivate

LearnUpon

It also removes the ability to publish flash content as flash is now dead. 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).

Take an e-Learning Break - Untitled Article

Take an e-Learning Break

by Lectora is a rapid eLearning PowerPoint plug-in that enables you to use content you’ve created in PowerPoint to deliver a self-paced, interactive Flash presentation that can be easily posted online. by Lectora course or presentation publishes to a single SWF Flash file that you can post it on the web, to CD, or any other LMS. Flash – Insert SWF files and publish your course or presentation to Flash. What is Snap! by Lectora?

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Adobe Presenter 7.0.7 is HERE with ActionScript 3.0 Support

mLearning Revolution

When installed, you will see a new ribbon added to your version of PowerPoint, as illustrated here in yellow: Using the tools in this Ribbon you can bring your static PowerPoint files to life with audio, video, interactive Flash content, Quizzes and more, in order to create interactive eLearning modules and well as high-impact marketing and sales presentations.

The 4 S’s of mobile design

E-Learning Provocateur

That means I need to account for Flash compatibility. Given the iPhone can’t play swf files, I have to make sure I either don’t use them or I use an alternative format – potentially HTML5. Who knows… maybe Apple will do a backflip and start playing swf’s after all?

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Estimating Time for Rebuilding an Existing Course Library with Captivate

Adobe Captivate

This process may assist you in the next year or two as we prepare for potential course re-development opportunities due to the slow but eventual demise of the Flash player. 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.

How to Publish SCORM Content in Adobe Captivate

LearnUpon

It also removes the ability to publish flash content as flash is now dead. 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.

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. The engine is encrypted. This allows non-techie to have a good looking interface and get the questions, passing score, feedback controlled easily. Click here to preview. Correct answer letter (D). Post your comments.

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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.

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Camtasia Studio vs Adobe Presenter: Working with PowerPoint Presentations

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Using Camtasia, you can add callouts, images, audio, Flash hotspots, animations, and even a quiz.).            As with Camtasia, you'll use the Presenter tools to add audio, images, videos, and a quiz. Once you're finished, you'll use the Presentation group on the Adobe Presenter group to Publish the Presentation as either a SWF or PDF.

9 Free Tools That Help Me Build Better E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Audacity is an open source audio editor. I usually record my audio directly in the rapid elearning tools. However, if I have a larger project, then I like to break my production up into chunks and keep my audio separate. For rapid elearning converting to the SWF and FLV Flash formats are important and Format Factory supports this. SWF Player. SWF Player lets you view Flash SWF files.

How to steer your client away from an information dump

Making Change

To produce the slides and SWF, I used Keynote 08 ( not Keynote 09! ). The images of Allison used in the Flash come from one of several sets of fun stock photos designed for use in scenarios, available from ElearningArt. The Knowledge Tree has published an audio interview with me about the main message of the workshops (basically, “No more information dumps!&# ).

My Top 10 e-Learning Tools

eLearning Cyclops

Adobe Flash - An essential tool for creating highly interactive elements, including animation, games, immersive learning simulations, and almost anything else you want if you can manage writing or finding the actionscript. And it worked very well with my Macromedia Flash when I was getting started in e-learning. Adobe Captivate - Fantastic for creating simulations (software sims and branching sims), plus it does a good job recording audio for your sims.

Turn PowerPoint Storyboards into Rapid e-Learning Masterpieces

Trivantis

Audio – Use the Record Narration function to record within Snap! Flash animations – Add existing SWF or FLV files to Snap! Empower™ Flash interactions builder. Once the presentation is published, learners get full access to all the exciting Flash additions. by Lectora® rapid e-Learning software is a flexible and powerful PowerPoint plug-in tool that makes rapid e-Learning content creation super speedy.

Turn PowerPoint Storyboards into Rapid e-Learning Masterpieces

Trivantis

Audio – Use the Record Narration function to record within Snap! Flash animations – Add existing SWF or FLV files to Snap! Empower™ Flash interactions builder. Once the presentation is published, learners get full access to all the exciting Flash additions. by Lectora® rapid e-Learning software is a flexible and powerful PowerPoint plug-in tool that makes rapid e-Learning content creation super speedy.

15 Authoring Tools For mEnabling Your eLearning For iPads

Upside Learning

A multimedia authoring tool that goes beyond Flash and builds applications based on HTML5, Javascript, jQuery and CSS3 and works well on iOS and Android devices, and the latest HTML5-compatible browsers. Storyline publishes to three different formats: Flash, HTML5, and iOS for iPad, delivering rich multimedia and interactivity for tablet learning. You can create interactive videos with clickable links, table of contents, search, embed quizzes and it supports both Flash and HTML5.

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