Creating eLearning Scripts for Software Simulations

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

We are proud to announce a new class: Creating eLearning Scripts for Software Simulations. If you create eLearning that includes software simulations and video demonstrations, you've likely heard about the need for a recording script. If you create software simulations or video demonstration eLearning in Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline, or TechSmith Camtasia, this class is for you

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.

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Webinar: How to Create Software Simulation Training in Storyline

eLearning Brothers

I am sure that many of you have been asked numerous times to create a course or courses teaching folks how to use a piece of software. So, last Thursday I led a webinar in which I went over how to create software simulation training in Storyline 2. In it’s function, it’s more like TechSmith’s Camtasia rather than Adobe’s Captivate product. There were also several questions about Captivate vs Storyline in regards to Software Simulation creation.

New 1-Hour Live, Online Course: Microsoft PowerPoint to eLearning via Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, TechSmith Camtasia, or Presenter

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For instance, PowerPoint cannot create software simulations or video demos.   Instead of relying on PowerPoint alone for your eLearning content, you’ll need to take your finished presentations into an eLearning development tool such as Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline, or TechSmith Camtasia. TechSmith Camtasia. If you intend to create an eLearning course, it’s a good bet that you’re going to start the development process in Microsoft PowerPoint.

New 1-Hour Live, Online Course: Microsoft PowerPoint to eLearning via Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, TechSmith Camtasia, or Presenter

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

For instance, PowerPoint cannot create software simulations or video demos.   Instead of relying on PowerPoint alone for your eLearning content, you’ll need to take your finished presentations into an eLearning development tool such as Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline, or TechSmith Camtasia. TechSmith Camtasia. If you intend to create an eLearning course, it’s a good bet that you’re going to start the development process in Microsoft PowerPoint.

The new Camtasia Studio 8, the Flipped Classroom and Mobile Learning [Review]

mLearning Revolution

For all the mind-boggling stats we read about the video revolution, like how we are publishing video to YouTube at the rate of 72 hours every minute, and consuming over 3 billion hours of video each month, as well as other stats you can see here , video as a medium hasn’t really evolved. I mean we sit back and watch a video, pause and play it, and rewind and fast forward it, but that’s about it. Video and the Flipped Classroom.

Qarbon Camtasia and Adobe Captivate

Tony Karrer

I want to create some online videos that will be a total of about 6-7 hours and upload them on my site. These videos would have software demos, screencasts and PowerPoints embedded inside them. Camtasia and Adobe Captivate : Pros: Heard lots of good thing about them. There are quite a few Software Simulation Tools out there.

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eLEARNING DEVELOPMENT: How Much Time Does It Take to Create eLearning?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

How about TechSmith's Camtasia?   I have extensive experience using Storyline, Captivate, and Camtasia. If you use Camtasia, your labor will go down a bit (1 hour or perhaps 1.5 hours for every 1 minute of video playtime).    If you’re creating a software simulation, you’ll need a step-by-step recording script.   Recording the Software Simulation or Video Demo.

eLearning: Playbar or No Playbar? Let the Debate Begin

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All of the top eLearning development tools (Articulate Storyline, Articulate Presenter, Adobe Captivate, Adobe Presenter, and TechSmith Camtasia Studio) allow you to control the appearance of the playbar. If you've created a video like those commonly posted on YouTube or Lynda.com, there isn't any interactivity. The only way learners can navigate through a video is via the Play, Rewind, and Pause tools found on a typical playbar.

eLearning: When Should You Record Your Voiceover Audio?

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If you're creating a software demonstration or interactive simulation, should the audio be recorded while you're recording the screen actions?   When I create video demos with Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline, or TechSmith Camtasia Studio, I tend to record my voice at the same time that I'm recording the screen.   You can listen to samples of my audio in videos I've posted to the IconLogic YouTube channel.

eLearning: More Reflection

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by Kevin Siegel      Last week I wrote about how you can use  Reflector to create software simulations and demonstrations  from your mobile device. I received emails from several people who, having read the article, downloaded Reflector and attempted to create a simulation using Adobe Captivate or Articulate Storyline. Continue this process over and over until you have completed all of the processes you wish to simulate on the mobile device.

DEVELOPMENT TIP OF THE WEEK: Quickly Hide Desktop Icons

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When creating software simulations or video demos using Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline, or TechSmith Camtasia, you might find yourself needing to capture an event that includes your desktop. Of course, that begs the question: how clean. or messy is your desktop? Does the image below remind you of a desktop near and dear to your heart?      Look, your desktop is your desktop so clutter away.

7 reasons why the new Articulate Storyline is a Game-Changer for eLearning

mLearning Revolution

Articulate in my experience builds software that is not only aesthetically pleasing but also intuitive and easy to use. I remember the first time I installed Articulate Engage, I thought this is how software should be built, it’s beautiful and engaging. Storyline approaches making software simulations in a whole new ways as compared to Adobe Captivate. I will be posting a video on this in the coming days.

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. Maybe a blog, explaining why I am wondering about the use of Captivate for the creation of software tutorials, explaining the three possible workflows with growing level of interactivity can lead to some feedback anyway. Workflow 1: Passive video with Video Demo. Viewers expect short videos. Intro.

Adobe Captivate: Kill the Click Sounds

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by Kevin Siegel      I received an email from a new Captivate developer who was having a hate-hate relationship with the click sounds he was hearing in his Adobe Captivate demonstrations and simulations. In his simulations, the same click sound was heard every time the learner clicked a click box.  To disable the mouse click sound in a software demonstration, select the mouse pointer on any slide.

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2014 Lectora User Conference Sessions Sneak Peek!

Trivantis

Creating a Video-Based e-Learning Course in Lectora. Searching for a fresh and innovative solution to yearly training, the team harnessed the power of Lectora and Camtasia to easily create a virtual TV station that hosted short instructive “TV shows” on a training theme. Video footage was edited with Camtasia to create video clips that spoofed popular TV shows to deliver the training content. Story-Bored to Story-Floored: Using Camtasia and Actions.

Adobe Captivate 8: More is More

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From this position, you can create a new project, record a software simulation/demonstration, or access recent projects. If you click the icon while in a project, you'll be taken online to  Adobe KnowHow , where you'll find some free and pay-for-access training videos.   We offer live, online training on Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline, Adobe Presenter, and TechSmith Camtasia Studio.

Top 10 Authoring Tools for Developing Simulation Based E-learning – Part 1

CommLab India

These tools help present the course content through text, scenarios, avatars, interactivities, animations, video, audio, etc. By using these rapid authoring tools, we can develop simulation based e-learning courses too quickly, at low cost. Here I am going to share the top ten authoring tools you can choose from to build effective and efficient simulation based e-learning courses. This tool is the perfect choice when you need complex simulations for your software courses.

Developing Simulations for End-user ERP training Using Articulate Storyline

CommLab India

Usually in a classroom setting, trainers demonstrate how to use the software and how it works. This risk-free or test environment can be created using simulations. Using simulations, you can show the step-by-step process of the ERP system and allow the learner practice in a safe, interactive environment as if they were in a live ERP environment. Now let’s see how to create and convert those screenshots into simulation-based software training.

3 Powerful Rapid Authoring Tools Released in 2016

CommLab India

Many developers of rapid authoring software have released new products and upgraded their existing tools to meet the changing needs of the technology-enabled learning marketplace, during the course of the year. The e-learning development software is a PowerPoint add-in, and anyone familiar with the Microsoft application can use iSpring Suite 8.5 The tool comes with superior video synchronization capabilities and enables the effective access of e-learning content offline.

Adobe Captivate 8: A Cleaner, Simpler User Interface

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After selecting  New , you'll find the usual suspects including Software Simulation, Video Demo, and From PowerPoint. Prior to upgrading, I suggest that you make backups of your legacy projects just in case you need to open them in the older versions of the software. And you cannot drag panels around your screen like you could in legacy versions of the software.

Adobe Captivate or Adobe Presenter: Which One Is Right For You?

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You can use it to take existing PowerPoint slides, add voiceover narration, optionally record a self-video while presenting the lesson, add eLearning scenes and characters, add interactive elements, add a quiz, and publish the lesson to an LMS. But, as is typical with any kind of software, the easier the software is to use, the fewer choices you have about certain things. This software allows you to focus more on the content than on eLearning functionality.

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. You can create high-quality product demos with the capture-as-a-video workflow. Video. Camtasia.

What’s Hot with Articulate 360? – Part 7: Engage 360

CommLab India

We saw that Storyline 360 can be used to develop good software simulations and online assessments. The Articulate software allows you to deliver good learning experiences by ensuring consistency in volume, across all learning interactions. Good learning interactions can be facilitated using videos. Engage 360 allows you to record and import video files; you can set videos to play automatically or incorporate Player controls. You can edit videos easily.

3 Rapid E-learning Development Tools

CommLab India

For years, Adobe Flash was the uncrowned king of e-learning development software. Without making it too complicated, I’ll only focus on their capabilities such as support for simulations , animations , audio/video , and mobile support. Simulations: You can seamlessly perform screencasting i.e., capture screens and edit them into simulations.Also, it has the ability to record the screen in your desired dimensions/as per your course.

Questions about Instructional Design Careers

Experiencing eLearning

I don’t find developing software simulations to be particularly rewarding, for example, because there often isn’t a ton of creativity. For example, one course I wrote last year includes branching video scenarios, where learners watch a video and then make decisions as a “choose your own adventure.” The choices they make affect how people respond and what videos they see next.

What’s Hot with Articulate 360? – Part 5: Presenter

CommLab India

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. For instance, you can import assessments and videos created in Quizmaker 360 and Replay 360 respectively, and include them in Presenter 360 courses. Harness the power of learning videos.

Know All about Lectora Inspire 16

CommLab India

Limited Version of Camtasia – Though it’s a powerful tool for screen capturing, users may not be able to use some features, as this is the limited version. 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. Camtasia is a screen capturing software.

Updated Comparison of E-Learning Authoring Tools

E-learning Uncovered

Software Simulations. You can also add simple captions, images, other video, etc. It still gets a 4 because the tool is not as full-featured as the screen recording options in Captivate, Storyline, or Camtasia (part of Lectora Inspire), but it is still a really nice addition to the suite and is great for folks who want to put together something quickly – which, again, is Studio’s positioning in the market.

A guide to HTML5 elearning authoring tools

Elucidat

Better handling of multimedia , such as audio and video. The desktop-based HTML5 authoring platform requires a software download initially and is available on both Windows and Mac, encompassing a classic user-friendly PowerPoint interface. Screen recording and simulations, which you can edit within the tool. Articulate Storyline 360 is another HTML5 authoring tool, using a PowerPoint style, available as a software download for Windows desktops.

14 Best Instructional Design Tools

Elucidat

There are so many fantastic learning design tools out there that finding the best instructional design software can be something of a minefield, especially when there are so many factors to consider. Read on to learn more on: What Instructional Design Software is. Camtasia.

How to Choose the Best Instructional Design Tools: 9 Things to Consider

The Be-all and End-all Guide to Creating a Supreme LearnDash LMS

Whether you’re a novice or seasoned instructional designer (ID), you need specialized software to build engaging and compelling courses. In this article, we’ve compiled a list of the most important factors to consider when choosing software for creating online courses , but before we get there, let’s see what kinds of ID tools you might need. ID software is just about authoring, isn’t it? Potential vendors: MindMeister, InVision, G Suite Project management software.

4 Tips to Develop Successful eLearning in a Post-Covid World

Tesseract Learning

In eLearning, you can use videos and animations, conduct virtual sessions, share resources and web links, and conduct assessment tests for your learners. Authoring tools like Articulate Storyline, Claro, iSpring Suite, Lectora, Adobe Captivate, Camtasia, etc.,

Top 70 eLearning Articles - Hot Topics: iPad Adobe Captivate - July 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Camtasia Studio + Camtasia for Mac = Cool on iPad - Visual Lounge , July 26, 2010 I may have a new addiction. One of the reasons I got the iPad was so I could watch and show Camtasia videos on it - the larger 9.7 Great Animation on Motivation - Learning and Technology , July 1, 2010 This video is going round the web, but very interesting. This video is going round the web, but very interesting. Many thanks to mbogle for showing this video.

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Confused of Brighton

Clive on Learning

Tools for creating interactive tutorials (the bulk) as opposed to those that specialise in producing assessments ( QuestionMark ), 3D games (Caspian's Thinking Worlds ), software simulations (Captivate, Qarbon ViewletBuilder , Camtasia ) and scenarios ( RapideL Discover , Captivate). Two situations recently have got me thinking about e-learning authoring tools.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate

Corporate training professionals, educators, instructional designers, and all types of business users with limited programming capabilities who want to create product demos, application simulations, soft skill and compliance training, and mobile learning. What is the difference between Adobe Captivate and Adobe Presenter Video Express? Users can call Adobe Captivate from within Adobe Presenter to record simulations. Do I need to do anything to activate the software?

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New 1-Hour Live, Online Course: Microsoft PowerPoint to eLearning via Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, TechSmith Camtasia, or Presenter

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

For instance, PowerPoint cannot create software simulations or video demos.   Instead of relying on PowerPoint alone for your eLearning content, you’ll need to take your finished presentations into an eLearning development tool such as Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline, or TechSmith Camtasia. TechSmith Camtasia. Adobe Captivate Camtasia Captivate e-learning eLearning Storyline