Convert Flash Courses to HTML5 Efficiently in 3 Steps


On January 1, 2021, Adobe will be laying Flash to rest. The fix is simple, convert your legacy Flash courses to HTML5. As I’m sure you’ve heard, Adobe Flash will no longer be supported by Adobe as of January 1, 2021. The fix is simple, just convert your legacy courses to HTML5. So if you have some existing Flash courses that your learners still consume, here is my path to an efficient conversion process.

Fears of the Course Authoring Tool Market

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Just in the past two years the per license cost of authoring tools has skyrocketed. dominKnow – $997 for the LTE/STD/Pro (for less than five licenses) (at 5-10, the cost is $2,497 – but you do get a lot of more features and capabilities. NexLearn (Simulation tool) – their uber robust sim version will cost you nearly 13K for one license, their base version (Simplicity) $999. Fear of the Mobile Bogeyman aka HTML5. HTML5 is not going anywhere.


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How to Transcribe Text into PowerPoint & E-Learning Courses

Rapid eLearning

I’ve been playing around with ideas to get old Flash course content into a new HTML5 course. There are tens of thousands of old Flash-based e-learning courses where people no longer have the source files. All they have are published versions of the course and need to convert to HTML5. Reading it out loud may help you think through the tone and some script changes you’ll make in the new HTML5 course. Then publish it for HTML5 and you are all set.

Something is Going on Down there in the LMS Market

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As the camera goes over the buildings, a series of voices say, “something is going on down there&# , well in the LMS world; something is going on down there. 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 only with HTML5, not Flash 10.1. True, the other tablets and Samsung offer Flash 10.1, but they offer HTML5 too.

Something is Going on Down there in the LMS Market

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As the camera goes over the buildings, a series of voices say, “something is going on down there&# , well in the LMS world; something is going on down there. 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.

Instructional Design: The Process – Part 2

Origin Learning

Cost estimates for the solution. Media Creation and construction – Upon completion of the storyboard, media elements such as graphics/illustrations and interactions are created or sourced and the course is developed in Flash XML or HTML5 formats using various authoring tools or frameworks. Recording of Voice Over – Voice samples of the panel of professional artists is selected and the VO for the course is recorded.

On Fire in 2013 – What’s going to be hot in e-learning

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I believe that you can expect some type of voice capability with the actors/avatars as in the ability to either lip synch with the characters via audio tool/recording tool in the product will show up more in 2013. HTML5. Listen you love flash. In 2012, I’ve seen a slow uptake with tools that can output to HTML5. Granted it is just at a base level, but expect more capabilities and power with HTML5.

You (Probably) Have the Technology

Rob Hubbard

The trouble with many author tools is that their main publishing format is Flash, which as you know, Apple don’t support on their mobile devices. Author tool vendors are increasingly embracing HTML5 publishing, however, typically this will only support a sub-set of their functionality and you will be limited by users needing the very latest browsers to run the content. There are many free and low-cost quiz building systems available.

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The Top 78 Captivate Features

Adobe Captivate

Publish – to HTML5, Flash, YouTube, PhoneGap (for devices) and more. Text-to-speech voices – useful for several reasons. HTML5 Tracker – checks your file for anything you’ve included that is incompatible with HTML5. Create an Aggregator Project – Assemble a series of Flash-published Captivate files with an overarching Table of Contents.

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

CommLab India

You need to consider various aspects such as cost, built-in features, flexibility of the tool, and the output it gives. Analyzing all these features can cost you a lot of time and effort. Cost of one license (as of 22-Sep-2016). Can insert Flash animations. Can use text-to-speech (with included voices). Can publish to mobile web (ex: HTML5). Can publish to Flash.

Vision 2016 - An Interview with Todd Kasenberg


HTML5 is in. We’ll witness the wholesale abandonment of technologies that deliver Flash-based outputs. As a voice of caution, I will say that we still find ourselves in an environment with a lot of compliance training and, as a consequence, lengthy programs. I’m finding a paradoxical mix of e-learning as “black box” (as in, “I don’t get why it costs that – you’re just using PowerPoint and adding a little bit…”) and uninformed cost containment pressures.

9 Top eLearning Trends of 2017 from 49 Experts


Many businesses are seeing the benefits of training the extended enterprise and looking for opportunities to shift their training departments from a cost center to generating revenue. As costs decrease, technology such as augmented reality, 360° video, NFC tags and more will be available for those content areas where they make sense. Similarly, interactive HTML5 video has also been a buzz topic. Video: because cost of production and delivery (bandwidth) is dropping.

Important Features of an Ideal Rapid Authoring Tool

CommLab India

So, you need to balance the cost aspect with other important parameters listed below while selecting a tool. Inserting HTML5, Flash, and text animations. Text-to-speech (with included voices). Most tools users stated that they needed a rapid authoring tool that could publish content to different formats such as: HTML5. Flash. What is the best rapid authoring tool in the market?

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms


One benefit of a cloud LMS is that it’s quicker and more cost-effective to install than self-hosted learning solutions. Flash. Adobe Flash technology has supported the delivery of multimedia content for nearly twenty years. Three popular eLearning formats rely on Flash technology: SCORM, xAPI (Tin Can), and video. That’s one reason why the decline of Flash technology, which Adobe will cease to support in 2020, is a concern for anyone working in the eLearning industry.

ELearning is Dead, Dormant or in Denial

Wonderful Brain

Please voice up if you disagree – nothing would make me happier. This permits CXOs to tout a robust learning and training department with 15 trainers (whose directive to keep the cost down would not dare incorporate tablet computing) and 5 IDs who can pump out online material to resolve distributed learning using regular gas instead of premium.

DevLearn 2011 The Exhibitors

Unicorn Training

Essentially it is a very friendly user interface that sits on top of Flash AS3 and allows a non-programmer to develop complex interactions using a “wire” metaphor to link object properties. They also tell us they will have export to HTML5 by Spring next year. We’ve previously been deterred by the cost, but they now provide a $1500 entry level version which looks to meet all our needs. If you are looking for US voices for your elearning, then we highly recommend Sound 80

7 Job Skills Tech Employers Are Hiring for Now


Knowledge of HTML5 is probably necessary, as is the ability to keep on top of industry trends. Virtualization cuts company costs and allows more customization on the part of buyers and users. Ruby-on-Rails and Python continue to be in-demand, as are Java and Flash. With the economy still stuck in slow-growth mode, many job-seekers are scrambling to add new and improved skills to their resumes.

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E-Learning Early Indicators

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I’m glad to report that Litmos, a Lite LMS vendor, has dropped any additional cost for more storage, if you go over your included storage. A couple of rapid content authoring tool vendors are incorporating HTML5 features in their tool, which can be used on tablets, and of course the iPad. According to a person I spoke with last week at the Articulate booth at Tech Knowledge 2011, Articulate is expecting to roll out HTML5 functionality in their product in Q4 2011 or Q1 2012.

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Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

The availability of cost-effective resources to facilitate wide collaboration (including open source software that enables wikis, discussion groups, chat and even web conferencing) presents the chance for organizations to reconsider the effectiveness of the performance support being offered to their people. Flash will still have an impact (at least in the area of mobile learning). Instead, my belief is that the discussion will be much more around rapid, low-cost content creation.

Growth Accelerates CellCast Solution Innovations

mLearning Trends

CellCast can deliver 18 different kinds of mobile learning content ensuring there are reliable and cost effective ways to reach virtually everyone in an organization's extended ecosystem in one way or another (likely several) from just one integrated platform. Authors use "write once/publish to many" methods and tools to create content for delivery via text messaging, voice, mobile web or native app, and can leverage support for every major mobile device used in business.

Top 75 eLearning Posts - May 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Without trust, employees become what Judy Bardwick, in her article titled “The High Cost of Mistrust,&# calls actively disengaged. Beginning of Long Slow Death of Flash - eLearning Technology , May 6, 2010 Earlier this year I questioned why there was Still No Flash on the iPhone and iPad. It’s become quite clear that Apple (Steve Jobs) is going to block putting Flash on these platforms. Also watched a great way to insert an Engage.swf file as a Flash object.