Basic Features Your Next Multimedia Authoring Tool Must Have

CommLab India

Some of the common audio features that are sought after include capabilities to: Embed audio files. Custom navigation . Insert Flash animations. Features that Support Video: Videos are the new best thing in eLearning. While they have been around for decades, the importance of videos as a learning tool has been gaining immense importance of late. If you are going to embed videos in your course, look out features that will allow you to: Embed video files.

Important Features of an Ideal Rapid Authoring Tool

CommLab India

Adding custom navigation in the tool. Inserting HTML5, Flash, and text animations. Support for Videos. Videos are effective in engaging learners and communicating information quickly and easily. According to The eLearning Guild report, tool users wanted video features such as the ability to: Embed video files. Trigger video in interactions. Link to external or web video files. Set video quality. Record screen videos.

Adobe shows off Captivate 4 and the Adobe eLearning Suite

Steve Howard

Custom user variables Another exciting things RJ showed us was custom variables in Adobe Captivate. He demonstrated adding a login screen to a Captivate project, saving the user name in a custom variable, and then reusing the variable later in the project to personalize the user experience. The really cool thing about these new drawing tools is that they we can add captions to them – so we could build flow charts or other diagrams with our custom captions.