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.

SWF speaks to HTML page… through JavaScript!

Adobe Captivate

Most of us, sometime or the other, have had a need to manipulate the HTML page that contains the Captivate SWF file. The requirement may have been to display a custom message or change an image in the HTML page on click of a button inside the SWF. Training and Tutorials Whats new "Elearning authoring tools" Adobe Captivate Adobe eLearning Suite 2.5 Advanced Actions eLearning HTML5 Rapid Authoring

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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!).

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!). An effective SWF to HTML5 conversion means that learners can access almost the same training material easily and make the most of it.

Content Authoring with Video Interactions

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

Content authoring needs to embrace digital video. of Elicitus, a leading desktop authoring tool for trainers, educators, subject matter experts and other e-learning creators worldwide, makes this happen. Various types of video such as AVI, MPG and SWF are supported. Trainers have long known the importance of video in all types of training.

My date with Adobe Captivate 5.5 and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3… at HTML5 Restaurant!

Adobe Captivate

Extending Captivate Rapid Authoring Training and Tutorials Whats new "Elearning authoring tools" "Screen capture software" Adobe Adobe Captivate Adobe Captivate 5.5 captivate training HTML5 iPad publish to HTML5 rapid elearning authoring tools SWF to HTML5Photography is one of my hobbies and I’m sure it’s the same with some of you reading this post.

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. However, some tools may not provide full editing so as to facilitate just-in-time authoring and publishing. Unlike screen capturing tools, the published output is not just a passive video, but is in a fully interactive format such as Flash SWF. However, such development would not be considered as rapid authoring.

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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JavaScript works in HTML 5 output but not SWFoutput

Adobe Captivate

Yet I have some roll over captions I cannot remove and so must publish in SWF. In SWF in browser and in final publishing the JavaScipt won’t work. Adobe Captivate Q&As Question "Elearning authoring tools" question Tips and TricksHi, When I test my JavaScript it works in HTML5 in browser. The script is below. Please let me know what I can do. $(“#” + “AudioOn”).css(“visibility”,”hidden”);

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eLearning Development: What’s new in Flash CS4?

Upside Learning

Flash CS4 allows us to finally publish SWF files for Flash Player 10 - the latest version of Flash Player. Tags: eLearning Development Authoring Development eLearning Flash Adobe’s CS4 suite is the second major release since Adobe acquired Macromedia. The new Adobe CS4 suite has some new exciting and time-saving features in all its products. If you have been bugged by previous Flash versions not allowing you to publish for latest Flash Player there is some relief here.

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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. Whereas with publish settings, the images in your authoring file stay at their original resolution and are only compressed in the finished output.

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.

Waving Goodbye to Flash!

iSpring Solutions

Starting with version 9, iSpring authoring tools won’t publish content to Flash format (.SWF). In this article, we’ll explain why… Read More. Updates

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Rapid Authoring Tips to Tackle Legacy Flash eLearning Content

BrightCarbon

Republishing is a good option if you have legacy Flash eLearning content that was developed in an older version of an authoring tool. If you have access to the source files for this type of content, and the right authoring tool to open and edit those files, then you’re in luck!

Keep getting actionscript keywords message

Adobe Captivate

I have tricked every “trick” or workaround that I have come across, but when I try to use Web Object to embed a YouTube video, I keep receiving the message (when I preview) “Swf compilation failed. Objects Question Web Objects "Elearning authoring tools" question web objects

Training: Using Multi-SCO Packager to Create a Single Course out of SCOs from Captivate, Flash and Dreamweaver

Adobe Captivate

Topic: Using Multi-SCO Packager to Create a Single Course out of SCOs from Captivate, Flash and Dreamweaver Date and time: Thursday, November 10, 2011 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM US/Pacific Description: Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to learn how to combine SWF and PDF from Captivate, Learning interactions SWF from Flash and Course Builder SCOs from Dreamweaver into a [.]. eLearning Suite 2 LMS rapid elearning rapid elearning authoring tools

Adobe RoboHelp: Embed Captivate HTML5 Output

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

In the Multimedia Name field, open the swf you published from Captivate. Adobe''s Technical Communication Suite Help Authoring Help Systems RoboHelp Technical Communications Technology training by Willam Van Weelden. Adobe Captivate 6 introduced HTML5 output, allowing eLearning content to be interactive on mobile devices such as the iPhone and iPad.

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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.

Convert Your Cool Captivate Quizzes to HTML5 Format!

Adobe Captivate

With HTML5 Converter, you can easily convert Adobe Captivate generated SWF to HTML5 format and repurpose your countless hours of interactive trainings for mobile devices that do not support Flash content. Rapid Authoring Whats new "Elearning authoring tools" Adobe Captivate 5.5 In September, we made the HTML5 Converter for Adobe Captivate available on Adobe Labs.

HTML5 Converter for Adobe Captivate 5.5 is here!

Adobe Captivate

With the HTML5 Converter, you can easily convert Adobe Captivate generated SWF to HTML5 format and repurpose your countless hours of interactive trainings for your mobile devices that do not support Flash content. Rapid Authoring Training and Tutorials Whats new Adobe Captivate 5.5 I’m really excited to share with you that we have HTML5 Converter for Adobe Captivate 5.5 out on Adobe Labs.

Publish with a Branded Template… Save time!

Adobe Captivate

Sometimes we need to embed the published Adobe Captivate SWF in an HTML page which has the branded template of our organization. Rapid Authoring Rapid eLearning Whats new "Elearning authoring tools" Adobe Captivate 5.5 This template can be a company website, home-grown LMS, or a portal. If we have the luxury of changing the default HTML template for Adobe Captivate, there is nothing like it! See the [.]. eLearning this week Extending Captivate How do I.

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Captivate Training: Customizing the Project Interface with Adobe Captivate 5

Adobe Captivate

Topic: Customizing the Project Interface with Adobe Captivate 5: TOC, skin editor and project resize Date and time: Thursday, April 14, 2011 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM US/Pacific Description: Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh and Vish for an introductory session on customizing the table of contents, playbar and the appearance of the final SWF. Training and Tutorials Adobe Captivate 5 Adobe eLearning Suite 2 playbar Rapid Authoring Rescale project skins Table of Contents

Publish to iPhone – From Captivate 5 and eLearning Suite 2

Adobe Captivate

You can now author your elearning courses in Captivate and publish them as a swf to run on any Flash enabled device, or follow the steps below to publish the same as an iPhone app. 4. While publishing the SWF, turn ON this option in the publish dialog – “Enable SWF for conversion to iPhone application”. 5. Now use the ‘Packager for iPhone’ to convert the Captivate 5 swf to an iPhone app.

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

CommLab India

Well, among the various aspects that must be taken into consideration, one of the most important is choosing the right e-learning development tool.Today, we will look at 3 popular online course authoring tools that can be used to produce good courses for the web. This is a powerful rapid authoring tool for developing web-based courses. The e-learning course authoring application can be used to develop courses compatible with in a hassle-free manner.

Harbinger Raptivity: Packaged Interactivity by Joe Ganci

Learning Solutions Magazine

Interactions are Flash SWF files and can play independently or within any authoring environment that accepts SWF files. Raptivity (Harbinger Knowledge Products Inc.) allows designers to create and customize over 225 types of interactions. You don’t use Raptivity to build whole courses, rather, you build rich interactivity with it, one interaction at a time.

Product Review: Lectora Snap! Empower

eLearning 24-7

Spelling – I am always surprised at the number of authoring tools who do not have this feature. Publish – Publish as a Single SWF, Publish as a video, Publish as a video on a mobile device, One click share to Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, YouTube or Snap! Empower blows away Engage on multiple levels and as such I’d put this product against some of the rapid content authoring tools that offer simulation options. Empower course authoring tools Lectora Snap!

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. are telling me of problems when they try to use a SWF from the program into Articulate. As a result of this issue, people have to insert the SWF as a web object. If you are having problems with a rapid content authoring tool and your LMS, please let me know.

Adobe Captivate & RoboHelp: Incorporate eLearning within a Help System

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

As far as I'm concerned, a Help System is really just an opportunity for the author to teach something.). If the learner is going to use a standard Windows PC or Macintosh computer, SWF output is fine. From within the Adobe Captivate Demo dialog box, use the Browse button to the right of Multimedia Name and open the SWF; use the Browse button to the right of HTML5 Output and open the HTML5 start page. by Kevin Siegel.

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. Interactions Question Standard Actions adobe captivate 9 elearning authoring HTML5 question standard actionsHoping someone can shed some light on this issue. 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.

Articulate ’09: Tips for Resolving Common Issues

Upside Learning

Articulate’s suite of products rate high in the rapid authoring segment. 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 We have used them for several projects, and have found them very effective for development and simple to use.

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eLearning Development: 4 Tech Considerations When Using Videos

Upside Learning

The embedded videos are played back from within SWF, so you can create your own components to control the video playback. As for progressive and streaming videos, the video files are placed externally, one would need to use FLV playback components – either provided in Flash authoring environment OR build your own custom playback components based on specific requirements.

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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.

Using Shortcut Keys to Increase Your Productivity

Adobe Captivate

Preview the project in a web browser (SWF). Show/hide the SWF-Commenting pane. 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. The common shortcut keys are listed in the table. It’s amazing just how much time you can save when you know the shortcut keys to use when using Captivate.

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Flash in eLearning - Seven Traps to Avoid

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

SWF) will play okay regardless of the frame rate. The trouble starts when you integrate it with an authoring tool that presumes a different frame rate. When delivering the SWF, make sure to maintain the relative path, or else your content will not play because of broken link.

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. 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.

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. I personally liked this feature, and I wish in general content authoring tools would have it in conjunction with the view in browser window. Product: Raptivity. Raptivity is an interaction tool.

Webinar: Using Custom HTML5 and Adobe Edge with Lectora

eLearning Brothers

Insert the final output into your eLearning/mLearning Authoring tool (I’ll show you how to insert HTML5 content into Lectora V11). Instead of producing SWF files or video files it produces native HTML5 content that can be seen on any HTML5 browser or mobile device. Recently I did a Webinar for Lectora users on how to use custom HTML5 inside Lectora projects. In this webinar I focused on two awesome, but different HTML tools. Interaction Builder.