Adobe Captivate: System Time Variables

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by Lori Smith    Last week I showed you Captivate's date variables. This week, let's take a look at the Time variables, the System Information variables, and a handy little variable called  cpInfoMobileOS.   Looking to learn Adobe Captivate?

4 Captivating Captivate Themes

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” Just plug in the pertinent information and images and right away you have something that’s classroom ready. Our Captivate themes, in particular, have some first-class designs that will capture your learners’ imaginations.

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A Book to Elevate Adobe Captivate 8

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Pull up your sleeves everyone, it’s time to Elevate Your Captivate 8 knowledge with Diane Elkins’ new book, E-Learning Uncovered: Adobe Captivate 8. . Don’t waste any more time, and start learning Adobe Captivate 8. A book as cool as the new Captivate 8 update.

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. No more tearing your hair out trying to force a learner to enter information into a TEB instead of just skipping over it. by Lori Smith.

Adobe Captivate: Repurpose Preferences

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Have you ever visited the Preferences dialog box in Adobe Captivate (Windows users, Edit > Preferences ; Mac users,  Adobe Captivate > Preferences ), made several changes and later, maybe months later, needed those settings on another computer running Captivate?

LMS Review: Adobe Captivate Prime

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Somehow I made it through more than 3 years without reviewing Adobe Captivate Prime LMS. Since I was already logged-in as an Adobe user, I initiated a 30-day free trial of Adobe Captivate Prime with just one click. WATCH JOHN LEH’S VIDEO REVIEW OF CAPTIVATE PRIME NOW!

Missing Captivate Quiz Buttons? We Can Fix It

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In their most recent update to Captivate 9.0.2, They sped up the load and publish time for Captivate projects, they amped up the Assets tool and they provided a link to the new Captivate community. NOTE: Make sure you’ve saved your work and closed Captivate before proceeding.

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Free Adobe Captivate Template

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We’d like give you a free Adobe Captivate template! This free eLearning template is one of the many new Captivate i nteractions in the Library. Captivate interactions are great to engage your learners in the content. View all our Adobe Captivate Templates.

Adobe Captivate 8: Geolocation

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For instance, you can create a Captivate project for learners who live in the United States or Australia.         Note:  The CpInfoGeoLocation variable ships with Adobe Captivate 8. Looking for instructor-led training on Adobe Captivate?

Adobe Captivate 6: Delivering Standalone eLearning Lessons

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by Kevin Siegel    I recently received an email from a new Captivate developer who had delivered an eLearning lesson to a client via email attachment. The client informed the developer that he could not open the email attachment since he didn't own Adobe Captivate.

Adobe Captivate: Best Practices for Creating Compliant eLearning

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A few years ago I was in Canada teaching Captivate for a large Toronto-based company. We were just getting ready to cover the accessible features found in Captivate when I was informed that I could skip the section because Canadians were not required to create accessible content. Fast forward to a recent online Advanced Captivate class that included students from South America, Australia, and Canada.In What Does Captivate do to be Section 508 Compliant?

Put a Cork in It! 3 Cork Board Templates for Captivate

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Whether it’s in the hallway of a university, hanging in a local coffee shop, or just on the wall of your family’s kitchen, cork boards are a tried-and-true method of displaying information in a conspicuous and accessible place.

Adobe Captivate: Troubleshooting LMS Woes

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A Captivate developer created a nifty eLearning lesson complete with a quiz, advanced actions and some nice navigation features. While I had never used her LMS, I have successfully posted and tested several Captivate lessons to myriad systems. Stymied, I appealed to the Adobe Captivate forum in search of anyone who had successfully dealt with her specific LMS. Sometimes utilizing this in the Captivate can cause issues for the LMS. by Lori Smith.

4 Captivate Templates to Improve Your Orientation Course

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With the help of Adobe Captivate 9 and the templates that we have included with the software, you can move some (if not all) of that orientation course online, saving time and resources whenever there is a new hire.

Adobe Captivate 6: Best Practices for Creating Compliant eLearning

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by Kevin Siegel    Several years ago I was in Canada teaching Captivate for a large Toronto-based company. We were just getting ready to cover the accessible features found in Captivate when I was informed that I could skip the section because Canadians were not required to create accessible content. During a  recent online Captivate class , students attended from several countries (including the United States, South America, Canada and Australia).

5 Advantages of using Adobe Captivate 9

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Adobe Captivate has been a top choice for creating dynamic and engaging e-learning for quite some time now. And its latest version, Adobe Captivate 9, is no different. Wondering what Adobe Captivate 9 is all about? Here’s an example of the templates you get in Adobe Captivate.

"Adobe Captivate 8: Beyond The Essentials" Now Shipping

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We are proud to announce that our newest book, "Adobe Captivate 8: Beyond The Essentials" is now shipping. This book is a companion to our top-selling " Adobe Captivate 8: The Essentials " book and delves into such Captivate features as responsive layouts, creating project templates, accessible eLearning, and working with a Learning Management System. More information.

A Simple Reason to Use Captivate Templates

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In case you didn’t know it yet, Adobe Captivate 9 now comes standard with eLearning Brothers templates and cut out people out of the box. Using eLearning Brothers templates in your Adobe Captivate course will provide you with stunning visuals that will also save you development time.

Adobe Captivate: Emailing Quiz Results

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by Lori Smith Have some of you long-time Captivate developers been wondering what happened to the ability to put a "Send Email" link on your quiz results page? If you were using Captivate 5.5 Looking for training on Adobe Captivate?

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Captivate 8: Working with Text-to-Speech and Voices

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An earlier post on this blog offers Adobe Captivate Example Courses for download. Toward the end of that post is a quick mention and “how to” on Captivate’s text-to-speech functionality. restart Captivate, and those voice options should appear.

3 Interesting E-learning Samples Developed in Captivate

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Adobe Captivate 9 is one of the top rapid authoring tools available today to create interactive e-learning courses. Captivate 9 introduced last year has many upgrades and enhancements compared to its earlier version. Related Posts How to Create Responsive Projects in Adobe Captivate 8?

Adobe Captivate: A Font Frenzy

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by Kevin Siegel    I received the following from fellow Captivate developer  Johan Van Eeden. It seems Johan ran into some nasty font issues on his computer that totally derailed Captivate. Hi Kevin, I recently sent you some information about a Captivate problem that I experienced:  Soon after the green Captivate splash screen appears, the program freezes.    The Captivate forum pages offer various remedies.

How to Record Software Simulation in Adobe Captivate 9

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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. It’s a fairly simple process to record a software simulation in Adobe Captivate. Learning Technology Adobe Captivate

‘Captivate & Raptivity’- A must have combination of eLearning tools in your course creation tool kit!

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In a short but informative post, let me put together a summary of the webinar concluded on October 3, 2013 on ‘Creating Interactive Courses using Raptivity and Captivate’ with Joe Ganci as the guest speaker (PS: I was busy answering [.].

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 ). That's something you learn how to do in my  Captivate 5: Beyond the Essentials online class.) 

Adobe Captivate 6: Best Practices for Creating Compliant eLearning

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by Kevin Siegel    Several years ago I was in Canada teaching Captivate for a large Toronto-based company. We were just getting ready to cover the accessible features found in Captivate when I was informed that I could skip the section because Canadians were not required to create accessible content. During a  recent online Captivate class , students attended from several countries (including the United States, South America, Canada and Australia).

Adobe Captivate: Best Practices for Working with User Defined Variables

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Have you ever inserted a User variable into a Captivate text caption so that the lesson was personalized for your learner? What many Captivate developers don't realize is that it's the TEB that allows the learner to type the information that the variable will collect. In that case, none of information typed by your learner will appear in the text captions. About the Author: Lori Smith is IconLogic's lead programmer and Adobe Captivate developer.

Is Adobe Captivate the Best Authoring Tool for You?

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Adobe Captivate is one of the most solicited authoring tools in the market today, and there are those who swear by it; however, there are some others who believe the tool has limitations that make it hard to work with. Learning Technology Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate 5: Display Resolution and Snap to. Watch 'em Both

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I received an email from a fellow Captivate developer who was distressed. He had captured several software simulations using Captivate's Application option. I'd recommend that you review this information before you record a single video using Captivate.

Creating Captivate Courses from Multiple Merged Microlearning Modules

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It’s a concept that applies to many parts of our lives from all the tiny bits and bytes of data that come together to make the Information Superhighway, to the myriad nuts, bolts, gears and tubes that comprise our motor vehicles. E Pluribus Unum, the motto of the United States.

Creating Pop-up Text in Adobe Captivate 5.5

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Check out this  awesome example  of how to use Advanced Actions to create some nifty pop-up information in a Captivate lesson. I especially like the way the lesson makes full use of Captivate's Full Motion Recording and Panning features. Adobe's Technical Communication Suite Captivate eLearning

Adobe Captivate & eLearning: Screen Reader Best Practices

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I'd like to follow up that article with information about screen readers. " If you'd like to see a review of some of the top screen readers, Top 10 Reviews has some great information. " Each screen reader uses different methods to translate screen information into speech. Adobe has invested significant resources into Captivate to ensure the lessons you create have the capability of being compliant. Looking for training on Adobe Captivate?

Adobe Captivate & RoboHelp: Incorporate eLearning within a Help System

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For instance, I use Adobe Captivate to create most of my eLearning content, and Adobe RoboHelp to create my Help Systems. When creating content within Adobe Captivate, avoid using Captivate features that are not supported by mobile devices (such as Flash animations or rollovers).

Adobe Captivate: Smart Shapes as Interactive Buttons

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Text Captions and Buttons are the most common kinds of standard objects added to Captivate slides. The former typically provides learners with visual information about what's happening on the slide; the latter allows for learner interaction should the learner click the button.

Survey: Library Asset Information Page

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We are in the planning stages for some changes to the way our asset information pages look and function within each of the libraries. Take a look at the Captivate template below to get a baseline for what our current asset information page looks like. Hey everyone!

Tips for Importing from PowerPoint to Captivate

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Adobe Captivate does a great job of integrating with PowerPoint and converting slides to an e-learning format. Captivate can bring in backgrounds, text, images, and even animations and timings. Just open Captivate and choose to create a new project from Microsoft PowerPoint.

A Fresh Choice of Captivate Templates

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What do you do when you’re looking for a fresh look to your latest Adobe Captivate course? Take a look at the over 300 eLearning templates we provide in the Assets section of Adobe Captivate 9, of course!