HTML5 Authoring Tools To Seamlessly Move From Flash

eLearning Industry

With Adobe announcing the death of Flash by 2020, organizations are gearing up to convert their Flash-based courses to HTML5. eLearning Authoring Tools eLearning Authoring Tool Selection eLearning Authoring Tools Comparison Flash to HTML5 HTML5 eLearning Authoring ToolsThere are many authoring tools with competitive features to do the job. Choose the right one for your needs. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

E-Learning Authoring Tool Comparison

E-learning Uncovered

A while back, I did a comparison grid to help outline the key differences. Storyline wins because it provides three options with one publish: Flash, Storyline mobile player for the iPad, or HTML5. Lectora has always been mobile friendly because it never relied on Flash.

The Shift from Flash to HTML5


A recent change is important to note here was when major companies like Google, Apple and Microsoft phased out Adobe's Flash Player from their web browsers and opted for the open and mobile-friendly HTML5.So The shift from flash to HTML5 in web browsers means there needs to be a similar shift from flash-based content to content published to support HTML5.

Updated Comparison of E-Learning Authoring Tools

E-learning Uncovered

With the release of Studio ’13 a few weeks ago, I thought it would be a good time to update my authoring tool comparison grid. In this post, I’ll focus on how Articulate Studio’s comparison has changed. Studio ’09 could not output to HTML5, so it was a non-starter for iOS delivery.

Microlearning, the Death of Flash, Storyline 3 vs 360, and More

E-learning Uncovered

The Death of Flash. Watch this short video that explains the dynamics around Flash going away and HTML5 taking over. Death of Flash video. Converting Your Flash Content to HTML5. Comparison video.

Drawbacks of Flash: How Articulate Storyline Can Help

CommLab India

The trouble is that most Smartphones and tablet PCs do not support Flash , which makes Flash-based courses archaic. Today, let’s see how Articulate Storyline improves upon Flash and its drawbacks. The Include HTML5 option of Storyline helps learners view content on their mobiles.

Designing eLearning for iPads – Webinar Recording and Q&A

Upside Learning

But we differentiate primarily because of the OS and Flash compatibility. A: Heavy graphics don’t pose too much of a problem in HTML5. – Do you have price comparisons for app vs. responsive web design? Can we publish HTML5 from Lectora?

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#ICE #ASTD2013 conference recap

Challenge to Learn

Over the past few years we had big leading topics in the world of learning; Curating, Mobile, Flash vs HTML5, TinCan. This is just a growth of a few percent in comparison to 2012. So my first ICE ASTD conference is finished. What do I think of it and what are the trends I see.

6 Top eLearning Software Features To Save Time And Money In eLearning Development


In comparison to desktop eLearning software, cloud-based systems are easier to use. Gone are the days of flash-based animated pages. Make sure your eLearning software creates responsive HTML5 output automatically. What eLearning Software Features Can Save You Both Time And Money.

Fantastic Five: Know Your E-learning Development Tools

CommLab India

Adobe Flash. Adobe Flash is very useful when you want to create complex animations and videos. If you want to build a course with interactivities such as flip books, drag and drop, sliders, match the following, puzzles, scenarios, or simulations , then Flash can be your go-to solution.

Something is Going on Down there in the LMS Market

eLearning 24-7

Samsung Galaxy S is expected to be the first real challenger to the iPad, it runs on Android OS, offers Flash 10.1 and HTML5. Again, the iPad runs with HTML5, not Flash nor Java. True, the other tablets and Samsung offer Flash 10.1 and Java, but they offer HTML5 too. However, if you tested them in Avant, an alternative browser used by many people, they were not – yet Avant used Flash and Java. Same issue occurred with Opera – used Flash and Java.

Articulate Storyline 2, Adobe Captivate 9 & Lectora Inspire 16: The Infinity War

CommLab India

In my previous blog, E-learning Authoring Tools: The Civil War , we have seen the comparison between the top three preferred e-learning rapid authoring tools – Articulate Storyline 2, Adobe Captivate 9, and Lectora Inspire 16. Publishes to HTML5 and Android.

The Top 3 Aspects of Articulate 360 You Must Know

CommLab India

HTML5 Gesture Support. Publish to HTML5 First/Only. Click to view the complete list of new features along with a comparison with Storyline 2 and 1 features.

E-Learning 101: Straightforward Answers to Fundamental Questions—Part 2

ATD Learning Technologies

I periodically put out an authoring tools comparison that shares my personal opinion on the differences between several of the most common tools: 2016 authoring tools comparison. webinar for 2016 authoring tools comparison 2-24-16.

Part II : Where Are You with Your Blended Learning Strategy?


Tactical: Flash to HTML5 conversion – turning lemons into lemon aid. Flash to HTML5 conversion – turning lemons into lemon aid. Part 2 of Part 4.

Storyline, Captivate, Lectora – An Evaluation Checklist of 3 Rapid Authoring Tools

CommLab India

Can insert Flash animations. Can publish to mobile web (ex: HTML5). Can publish to Flash. Go through the table for a quick comparison of the features when you need to zero-in on a tool for your online courses.

E-learning Authoring Tools: The Civil War

CommLab India

Here is a comparison table to help you understand each tool’s advanced features and choose the one that fulfills your requirements. Flash-based mini games. Publish to mobile devices (HTML5). Only HTML5 output. Let’s face it!

Articulate®: Tools for E-learning and M-learning Done Right


If that interests you, check out eLearning Authoring Tools: Flash and Articulate Storyline Comparison.) Instead, it is forthcoming about the fact that even the HTML5 distribution of courses built in Storyline is geared specifically for iPads®.

Top 11 to 20 Authoring Tools for 2013

eLearning 24-7

Honestly, I wish they would do more with their “online” version, in comparison but they have not. Tin Can API support, HTML5 output, ADA 508 and SCORM. HTML5 integration, SCORM. Output to HTML5. Publishes to HTML5. HTML5 output.

10 mLearning Lessons I Learned from reading Mobile First by Luke Wroblewski [Book Review]

mLearning Revolution

Again Luke provides great examples of what we have today and other things we can expect in the near future especially around what mobile browsers need to support in comparison to native apps. I love Mobile and everything that it represents.

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Enterprise Mobile Learning 2011 - Year in Review

mLearning Trends

We’ll certainly see the features and functionality of HTML5 maturing through 2012 along with access to better and faster networks (LTE, 4G, Wi-Max) but, for now, we still feel the best customer/user/learner experience happens via a native but customizable app framework. a.k.a.

Leverage the Benefits of Rapid Authoring Tools

CommLab India

Compared to courses created using the old authoring tools- Flash, Dreamweaver, XML/HTML and JavaScript which are called legacy tools, rapid authoring tools have an edge here is a comparison of their features: Feature.

Articulate, Captivate and Lectora – Do they deserve your praise?

eLearning 24-7

I’ve always found this product to be the top of the line for PowerPoint to Flash course builds. HTML5 output, publish to the iPad and text to speech functionality. In comparison to the other products listed here, I’ve never been a fan of the authoring tool. I have always seen it as lackluster in comparison to other products in the market. Yes they were one of the first ones to output to HTML5, but they were not the first.

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. Those are SWF-based but will be converted to MP4 when publishing to HTML5. Standalone version (exe): not sure what the future will be when Flash Player has died. Intro. That has been indeed the primary goal when Captivate was released many years ago.

eLearning Cyclops: Deconstructing My #DemoFest Course ? Part 2.

eLearning Cyclops

Keep in mind, I still had my current PC so I had the luxury of being able to make comparisons of the old and new. Actually, because the interface was built in Flash all I had to do was remove the button to the section and introductory reference to it. eLearning Cyclops.

Optimize your eLearning courses for mobile


If you regularly use your cell phone or tablet to shop online you will already have seen that flagship retailers have websites that are designed slightly differently in comparison to their desktop versions to ensure a positive user experience. Authoring tools are now providing options to export courses in HTML rather than flash. The course is capable of detecting which device, Desktop or Mobile, the learner is using, and it will provide the course view in HTML or Flash as needed.

LMS Vendors: U Can Survive – Innovate, Invigorate and Invent

eLearning 24-7

True, smartphones are here to stay, and they are wonderful for a lot of amazing things, but from a true m-learning standpoint, I just do not see the engaging interactive value here, in comparison to other mobile devices. HTML5 will be available on every one of those tablets, plus they will offer Flash (notable exception the iPad). On 11-18-2010, I was part of an online panel discussing whether the LMS as we know it is dead and if not, what is the evolution of the LMS.

Mobile learning - where's it really at? The debate!

Unicorn Training

RH: A lot of existing content that’s already out there is very detailed and complicated with Flash etc, which makes conversion difficult, so it’s often better to start again. eLearning can still feel clunky in comparison. Yes we can deliver mobile content on HTML5 but you may have to compromise on functionality. Is Flash dead? Over the next 3-5 years Flash content will still be produced, so if producing for desktop why not use Flash?


Wonderful Brain

The comparison might be a dentist who decides to attempt heart surgery. At one point I ordered up a truly engaging interactive and the developer with whom I worked finally resorted to a mash up of Flash squeezed into an Articulate shell to create the most creative piece to come out of the that shop. Plus it migrates to either Flash or HTML5.

Product Review – Articulate Storyline 2

eLearning 24-7

Same with the flash icon. Who is still using flash, BTW? If you are going to offer Flash as an option, why not HTML5? There are plenty of HTML5 object sites out there. Hollywood is well known for making sequels.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Flash will still have an impact (at least in the area of mobile learning). This month's #LCBQ is the first with the Big Question Thought Leaders. It's been fun working with them and has definitely added a new spark. I'm hoping that others will join the effort.

LMS Vendors: U Can Survive – Innovate, Invigorate and Invent

eLearning 24-7

True, smartphones are here to stay, and they are wonderful for a lot of amazing things, but from a true m-learning standpoint, I just do not see the engaging interactive value here, in comparison to other mobile devices. HTML5 will be available on every one of those tablets, plus they will offer Flash (notable exception the iPad). On 11-18-2010, I was part of an online panel discussing whether the LMS as we know it is dead and if not, what is the evolution of the LMS.

2010 LMS Products of the Year

eLearning 24-7

I like this system and its functionality in comparison to the other players in this space. The product is Flash based, which is nice, but lack of mobile optimization for the iPad. Has a built-in player for 100% HTML5 courses (1st in the market) which can be launched within their system. LMS Products of the Year 2010. A lot of great products out there this year, new updates and latest versions; new companies, new services and just some real innovation. These standout to me.