Simplified User Interface: The Beginner’s Guide

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A quick survey with attendees at STC Technical Communication Summit revealed that keeping content up to date is one of the biggest challenges faced by technical communicators today. So what is a technical communicator to do?

Graphic Design Tips for Beginners

E-learning Uncovered

This means doing away with the default fonts you’ve become accustomed to using and selecting new fonts that communicate a sense of personality and design. Have you ever thought about how different fonts communicate different meanings?

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Beginners Guide To Tin Can API

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The API allows this communication even if the applications were developed independent to each other, by different people or for different devices. Little did they know that a few years later, this project was going to change the face of e-learning.

Adobe Captivate: Update Image Usage Project-Wide

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Once the image has been added to the project, adding additional instances of the image to more slides is a snap. Once an image is imported into a Captivate project, a link is automatically established between the version of the image within Captivate and its source file.

Beginners guide to Tin Can API

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The API allows this communication even if the applications were developed independent to each other, by different people or for different devices. Little did they know that a few years later, this project was going to change the face of e-learning.

Adobe Captivate 5 & 5.5: Change the Mouse Pointer Project-Wide

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He needed to change the appearance of his mouse pointer throughout the project. To change the mouse pointer shape project-wide, first change the appearance of any mouse pointer on any slide. We offer Beginner and Advanced classes. by Kevin Siegel.

Adobe Captivate 5.5: Show For the Rest of the Project. Or Not

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If you'd like to repeat an object over a majority of your slides, one of the easiest ways to proceed is to select the object and, on the Properties panel, Timing group, select Display for rest of project. The rest of project option is compelling because it's so simple.

Skills Series: A Beginner's Guide to Influencer Marketing

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Skills Series: A Beginner’s Guide to Influencer Marketing Discover the strategy marketers are leveraging to drive brand awareness and increase ROI. if there’s not someone in this specific role, these duties could fall under social media , content , communications, or even paid media teams?—?provides

Adobe Captivate 5: Make Quick Work Out of Adding Audio to a Project

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Adding audio to your Captivate project is one of the best ways to increase the effectiveness of the lesson. For instance, if you want to add audio to the project slide, you would choose Audio > Import to > Slide. Adobe's Technical Communication Suite Captivate

Surf’s Up: Riding the Waves of eLearning Trends

Association eLearning

I could take an hour-long course on Excel for beginners, or…I could take a 10 minute microlearning module on how to do the one thing I need to learn how to do now. Every day there are new eLearning trends that absolutely must be implemented immediately. What about the Millennials?

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Adobe Captivate 5: Cached Projects Can Save You Some Cash

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You will see two options in the Default Locations area: Publish at and Project Cache. The Publish At option makes sense (you can specify where your projects are published), but the role of that pesky Project Cache is about as clear as mud. According to the folks at Adobe, the Project Cache folder will house components of all of your projects until you click the Clear Cache button. we offer two online classes for Captivate 4, Beginner and Advanced.

Mobile Learning for Healthcare Professionals

Origin Learning

These apps cater to a variety of subjects such as mental and psychological health, drug prescription and safety as well as potential drug interactions, decision support tool for physicians, nurses, students, medical calculators and scoring tools, HIPAA-secure communication tools, etc.

Skills Series: A Beginner’s Guide to Personalization in Digital Marketing

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BuzzFeed content verticals like Tasty (for food and cooking) and Nifty (for money-saving DIY projects) are great examples of this. Savvy brands are utilizing personalization tactics to make their marketing stand out, and you can do the same.

7 lessons how to use social media in an event with social media beginners

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

People don't start new projects after meeting each other for the first time, ideas need greenhousing. Beginners may be familiar with forums, or may get to know online community life through your event. Personally I've experienced this by connecting with two members who working on intercultural communication. Hence, you may choose not to project a backchannel.

Adobe Captivate: Pre-Test Before You Test

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During one of my recent beginner Adobe Captivate classes, a student asked if it was possible to maintain two quizzes within a single Captivate project. While it is not possible to have two independent quizzes within a project, she was happy to learn that you can include a Pretest.

Adobe Captivate: Say Goodbye to the Mouse Click Sound

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He told me he had spent over an hour trying to figure out how to disable the mouse-click sound, project-wide. Project-wide?  The solution is actually quite simple, and can be used project-wide. First, select any of the mouse pointers on any slide in your project.

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Adobe Captivate: Aggregated? Go TOC-Less

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While my preference is to allow a learner to skip around a lesson as they see fit ( see AJ's article ), the ability to hide the TOC in an aggregated project is simple. From within the Aggregator project, click the Publish Settings command (located at the top of the Aggregator window).

Adobe Captivate 5 & 5.5: Add Some Status to Your TOC

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When you add a Table of Contents to a Captivate project ( Project > Table of Contents > Show TOC ), the default settings include Show Duration. Choose Project > Table of Contents. Click the OK button and then preview the project. by Kevin Siegel.

Adobe Captivate 5: Don't Quote Me!

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Prior to publishing a Captivate project, you should spend a few minutes filling in fields you will find in the Project Information window (via File > Project Info ).   Among other things, you'll find the Project Name and Description fields.

Adobe Captivate 5: Get the TOC Out of the Way with an Overlay

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Adding a Table of Contents to your published Captivate project is a great idea. Go ahead and add the TOC to the project via Project > Table of Contents > Show TOC.     When you preview the project, there won't be any obvious sign of the TOC.

Adobe Captivate: If You Must Resize PowerPoint Presentations. Maintain!

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by Kevin Siegel It's relatively simple to import a PowerPoint presentation into a Captivate project. You can import a presentation into a new project, or add PowerPoint slides to an existing project. We offer  Beginner and Advanced classes. Both

Adobe Captivate 5: Shhh! The Password Is.

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A simple-to-use but often overlooked Publish Setting is the ability to assign a password to published Captivate projects. To assign a password to a project, open a project and choose File > Publish Settings. From the Project group, select the Start and End preferences.

Adobe Captivate 5: Looking for Bookmarking? Think Self-Paced Learning!

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I'm thinking that a message similar to the following would be perfect: Believe it or not, you can add the message shown above to any Captivate project right now. All you need to do is add a Table of Contents to your project and explore the TOC Settings. by Kevin Siegel.

Adobe Captivate: No More Empty TEBs

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During my beginner Adobe Captivate class , I am often asked if it's possible to ensure that learners do not leave a Text Entry Box (TEB) blank. Choose  Project > Variables  and create a new variable. by Lori Smith.

Adobe Captivate 5/5.5: Switch TTS Agents in a Snap

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by Kevin Siegel    During every  Captivate beginner class , time is spent on the second day teaching everyone how to use Captivate's Text-to-Speech feature to convert slide notes into speech. Adobe's Technical Communication Suite Captivate eLearning

Adobe Captivate 4: TOC Run Time Options for Bookmarking and Navigation

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If you've included a Table of Contents (TOC) in your Captivate project, there are two important Run Time Options that you'll find interesting: Self Paced Learning and Navigation. Choose Project > Table of Contents to display the TOC tab of the Skin Editor. by Kevin Siegel.

Adobe Captivate 6: Branch Aware

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For example, consider that a project contains a quiz that branches into two modules that in turn contain a quiz. If this option is not enabled, the scores are calculated on the total number of questions in the project and not the module that users actually viewed." by Lori Smith.

Adobe Captivate 5.5: At Long Last. Publish Support for Apple Mobile Devices

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To create an eLearning video for Apple devices, begin the recording process as you normally would ( File > Record new project ). We offer  Beginner and Advanced classes. Both Adobe's Technical Communication Suite Captivate

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Adobe Captivate 5 & 5.5: Export Audio

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Once audio clips are imported into a Captivate project, they are embedded within the project and are not stored externally. From the lower left of the dialog box, select Show object level audio so that you can see all of the project's audio files (even those attached to objects on your slides). We offer Beginner and Advanced classes. Adobe's Technical Communication Suite Captivateby Kevin Siegel.

Adobe Captivate 5: External PowerPoint Changes? Avoid the Guesswork

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you will be alerted should the PowerPoint presentation be modified by someone else after you have imported it into your Captivate project. we offer two online classes for Captivate 4, Beginner and Advanced. Click here for details on the Beginner class. by Kevin Siegel.

Adobe Captivate: Swapping Speech Agents

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by Kevin Siegel      During every  Captivate beginner class , time is spent on the second day teaching everyone how to use Captivate's Text-to-Speech feature to convert slide notes into speech.

Adobe Captivate 5.5: Quizzes To Write Home About

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Once you've downloaded the zip to your computer, unzip the file and open the project with Captivate 5.5.   You'll find multiple question slides in the project that you can edit and use as your own. We offer  Beginner and Advanced classes. Both

Adobe Captivate 5: One Masterful Slide

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by Kevin Siegel Ever needed to display an object across several or all of your Captivate project slides? One way to show an object (such as your logo) across multiple slides is to use Captivate's Show for rest of project command via the Options tab of several objects.

Adobe Captivate: Export Audio

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Ever wondered how you can get the edited audio clip out of your project so it can be used in other applications that accept audio?   Looking for a more direct method of exporting project audio? We offer Beginner  and  Advanced  classes. Both

Adobe Captivate: Cue the CC's. Automatically Please

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In Adobe Captivate 5: Create a Standard Advanced Action ( Project > Advanced Actions ) as shown below. We offer  Beginner and Advanced classes. Both Adobe's Technical Communication Suite Captivate eLearning mLearningby Lori Smith.