SWF speaks to HTML page… through JavaScript!

Adobe Captivate

Most of us, sometime or the other, have had a need to manipulate the HTML page that contains the Captivate SWF file. The requirement may have been to display a custom message or change an image in the HTML page on click of a button inside the SWF. This can be achieved by sending data [.]. eLearning this week Extending Captivate How do I. Training and Tutorials Whats new "Elearning authoring tools" Adobe Captivate Adobe eLearning Suite 2.5

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Webinar: Using Custom HTML5 and Adobe Edge with Lectora

eLearning Brothers

Recently I did a Webinar for Lectora users on how to use custom HTML5 inside Lectora projects. Instead of producing SWF files or video files it produces native HTML5 content that can be seen on any HTML5 browser or mobile device. In this webinar I focused on two awesome, but different HTML tools. Interaction Builder. This tool is perfect if you know nothing about HTML or HTML5.


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Captivate Training: Customizing the Project Interface with Adobe Captivate 5

Adobe Captivate

Topic: Customizing the Project Interface with Adobe Captivate 5: TOC, skin editor and project resize Date and time: Thursday, April 14, 2011 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM US/Pacific Description: Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh and Vish for an introductory session on customizing the table of contents, playbar and the appearance of the final SWF.

Adobe Captivate 5.5: Lowering the Size of Published SWFs

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Fortunately, adding interactivity to a lesson does not negatively impact the size of the published SWF. Rather, imported assets such as audio, video and images are the main culprits behind SWF bloat. There are some things that you can do while working in Captivate that may lower the size of the published SWF. However, if you can trim the lesson down to 2-3 minutes of playtime, you'll save on SWF file size. by Kevin Siegel.

TechSmith Camtasia Studio 8: One Smart Player

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Arguably, the most common way to publish a Camtasia project is as a Flash SWF. This is an excellent solution because SWF files can be used by the vast majority of the world's personal computers, browsers and operating systems. Although your learners will not need Camtasia installed on their computer to use a SWF, they will need a modern web browser and the free Adobe Flash Player (www.adobe.com).

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Expectations From eLearning Authoring Tools

Upside Learning

Should be able to import external Flash SWF as well as audio and video in variety of popular formats. One more feature which is not required in most cases but would be much of help to advanced authors – is some way to extend/customize tool functionality through programming. I came across this mind map by Cammy Bean which covers nearly all the tools available for creating/authoring eLearning content.

Convert Captivate Quizzes to HTML5 Format

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

According to Adobe, "With HTML5 Converter, you can easily convert Adobe Captivate generated SWF to HTML5 format and repurpose your countless hours of interactive trainings for mobile devices that do not support Flash content." " Adobe said "We received a lot of positive feedback from customers who were looking for an HTML5 solution and tons of requests for supporting more objects and functionalities, from which quiz and LMS support topped the charts."

Harbinger Raptivity: Packaged Interactivity by Joe Ganci

Learning Solutions Magazine

allows designers to create and customize over 225 types of interactions. Interactions are Flash SWF files and can play independently or within any authoring environment that accepts SWF files. Raptivity (Harbinger Knowledge Products Inc.) You don’t use Raptivity to build whole courses, rather, you build rich interactivity with it, one interaction at a time.

Custom Play/Pause button (Use case system variables)

Adobe Captivate

Many years ago I did write this blog about a custom Play/Pause button. Meanwhile lot has changed in Adobe Captivate: new simple actions were added, multistate objects appeared, shape buttons became possible with InBuilt states and custom states. Due to a question on my personal blog, due to the recent posts about using System Variablees, time to write out a short article with a step-by step workflow to create a custom Play/pause button using a Shape Button. Intro.

Convert Your Cool Captivate Quizzes to HTML5 Format!

Adobe Captivate

With HTML5 Converter, you can easily convert Adobe Captivate generated SWF to HTML5 format and repurpose your countless hours of interactive trainings for mobile devices that do not support Flash content. We received a lot of positive feedback from customers who were [.]. In September, we made the HTML5 Converter for Adobe Captivate available on Adobe Labs.

eLearning Development: 4 Tech Considerations When Using Videos

Upside Learning

The embedded videos are played back from within SWF, so you can create your own components to control the video playback. As for progressive and streaming videos, the video files are placed externally, one would need to use FLV playback components – either provided in Flash authoring environment OR build your own custom playback components based on specific requirements.

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Things to Consider Before Investing in eLearning Development Tools

Hurix Digital

First, what is the course customization that you require within the confines of your training program? Flash (SWF files) created a revolution when it was first introduced in the use of graphics and interactive elements; however, it suffered a setback thanks to current trends in eLearning systems and gradually lost relevance. Besides, some tools allow you to customize these templates to position and strengthen your brand. Overview.

LMS Review: Litmos

Talented Learning

Many features are not available in the free trial — including custom fields, video assessments and ability to set recommended courses. Litmos prides itself on a customer-centric approach and continual innovation in the marketplace. Litmos is focused on executing on its customers’ vision that learning technologies should be able to be used, consumed and deployed by anyone in the organization and on any device. Customer learning. No custom or ad-hoc reports.

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Adobe Captivate 7: Publishing Video Demos

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

  Here's what the standard Publish dialog box looks like:     When publishing a cptx project, you can elect to publish as SWF, HTML, PDF, or all of the above. However, the Publish dialog box that appears couldn't be more spartan:     SWF?   Here are a couple of things to keep in mind when customizing the settings in the Publish dialog box. by Kevin Siegel.

New Tool: Create Awesome eLearning Interactions Online

eLearning Brothers

swf) and use it in your next course. You can even mix-and-match to create custom themes and upload your own background images. swf) Download. Make your eLearning Awesome! Quickly create eLearning Interactions. We’re excited to announce that you can now build amazing flash activities, quizzes, and games without using Flash or any programming.

Content Authoring with Video Interactions

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

Videos can now be added to topic pages and customize the size of the video. Various types of video such as AVI, MPG and SWF are supported. Trainers have long known the importance of video in all types of training. Digital video has now become so commonplace that nearly everyone knows how to shoot video using a camera or a smart phone, upload it to Youtube and share it with others. It is high time these two trends converged. Content authoring needs to embrace digital video.

CP2019’s Tiny Gems

Adobe Captivate

That is fine for pure linear projects but personally I largely prefer custom navigation and buttons for my projects which will seldom be linear. I suppose all developers are aware that the final death of Flash Player, SWF output will be there sooner than expected. For the ‘blank’ projectstThe big button Preview has changed the sequence of the methods and clarified that the former ‘Preview in Browser (F12)’ is creating a temporary SWF. Review?

Adobe RoboHelp 8: eLearning & Help Join Forces

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Here's how you can quickly incorporate Captivate content within a RoboHelp topic: Using Adobe Captivate, create and publish a Captivate video as a SWF. Navigate to the location of your Captivate published SWF and open it. Your customers will only need Adobe's free Flash Player on their computers to watch and interact with the lesson.

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Creating PDF Forms

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

I can add and customize form fields in Acrobat. Publish your SWF videos in a PDF directly from Adobe Captivate. by Sally Cox    PDFs are everywhere, and forms are still one of the most popular PDF types. Whether you are creating a form from scratch or updating an existing one, I bet I can show you a few things you didn't know about PDF forms. This is the first in a series of articles that I'm planning on building and getting creative with PDF forms.

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Screencast of the Week - CisionPoint

TechSmith Camtasia

These are nice because you can add interactivity to your screencast such as: Direct customers to a link to download your software. Here's how you can add a Hotspot to a Callout ( note: you must produce to the Flash output (MPEG-4 or SWF ): To add a hotspot to an existing callout, double-click the callout on the timeline. This week's Screencast of the Week comes from CisionPoint. This screencast uses a few of Camtasia Studio's features like SmartFocus, transitions, and callouts.

How to Publish SCORM Content in Adobe Captivate


Output Format: Here you can choose to publish your SCORM as Flash (SWF), or HTML5, or both. If you publish to Flash (SWF), your learners can view the course on their desktop computers. If you publish to both SWF and HTML5, the learner can view the course on desktop computers, iPads, and mobile devices (The 2017 version features only an option of HTML for output). Train your employees, partners, and customers with LearnUpon.

e-learning Game Templates

Take an e-Learning Break

You have to have Flash to make your customizations but there are tutorials on the site that show you how to do it. You get both the FLA and the SWF files so you can brand the games for your clients. Need something to spice up your training? I came across these products at the recent DevCon09 conference - and purchased them all. I am using them in both Articulate Presenter and Rapid Intake FlashForm training classes.

Raptivity Essential : Now Build HTML5 and Flash Interactions Simultaneously

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

As Harbinger Knowledge Products unveils a brand new version of Raptivity Essential that lets you publish interactions in the HTML5 format in addition to Flash SWF format, I thought it would be interesting to talk to Shweta Kulkarni, who was involved deeply in the engineering of this product upgrade. We designed custom scroll bars.

Video Delivery Types in Captivate

Adobe Captivate

Custom Configurations : More configurations (URL / Delivery type change etc) can be done after the initial import : For Slide Video , the settings can be changed from Menu: Video > Video Management…. Alternate Web server for Video : Sometimes you need to host video on an alternate web server (other than the one which is hosting your SWF). Re publish the project and view the SWF either locally or from your server.

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Enhance Lectora e-Learning Courses with Embedded Objects


Custom Development Services. Custom Content Creation. Customer Support. Mike and Damian went through the steps needed to set up communication between Lectora and Flash SWF files using JavaScript to: Maintain a button state. Trigger Lectora Action Groups from within a SWF on the page. Mike and Damian shared detailed instructions to set up communication between Lectora and Flash SWF files, that included how to: Set up the variables needed in Lectora. Forum.

How to cope with Autoplay turned off?

Adobe Captivate

I logged this feature requests several times, even when only publishing to SWF existed. Being able to have several Play icons, to replace the Play icon by a custom graphic, or at least to be able to edit the colors. If the second feature request is realized, where you can replace that button by a custom button, the dimming percentage is not that important. Intro.

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How to Record Software Simulation in Adobe Captivate 9

CommLab India

You can choose Application Window , Application Region, or Custom Size to get started. Custom Size enables you to record your project using a specific dimension – select from available sizes or specify a custom size. Custom Size lets you modify the dimensions of the project you’re going to record. You have a list of standard sizes to choose from, or you can define a custom size.

Easily Add Flash Interactions to eLearning

eLearning Weekly

SWF) to insert into your elearning. They also offer elearning templates and custom Articulate skins as well as blog posts and good-natured ninja-tastic attitudes. Don’t worry: no Flash is required. You don’t need to know how to program in Flash, and you don’t even need to own Flash software. You just need to head to eLearningInteractions.com and use the intuitive online tool. Once online, you are five steps away from having a beautiful Flash file (.SWF)

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How to Publish SCORM Content in Adobe Captivate


Output Format: Here you can choose to publish your SCORM as Flash (SWF), or HTML5, or both. If you publish to Flash (SWF), your learners can view the course on their desktop computers. If you publish to both SWF and HTML5, the learner can view the course on desktop computers, iPads, and mobile devices. Export PDF: The Flash (SWF) file generated is inserted into a PDF file and then published. Train your employees, partners, and customers with LearnUpon.

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eLearning Mega Flash and PPT Temple Bundle

eLearning Brothers

Specs: Files included: fla, psd, ppt, pptx, jpg, swf. Tutorials: We have an entire website dedicated for tutorials to assist you in customizing these templates. On Sale for $1,500 (Sells separately for $2,670). 8 Flash games, 2 PPT eLearning course style themes AND more than 60 Flash interactions included in this bundle! These are PPT and Flash based templates that are super easy to update. Each template is fully customizable in Flash (we give you the.fla Flash source file).

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Move from Flash to HTML5 – and Still Keep Your Super Powers!

Illumen Group

swf,htm). appeared first on Illumen Group - Custom eLearning Course Development - Engage, Educate, and Prepare to meet Performance Goals Move from Flash to HTML5 – and Still Keep Your Super Powers! Last July, Adobe announced that Flash, the ubiquitous, super-powered website and elearning authoring tool will be phased out by the end of 2020. What does this mean for you and your courses? Most importantly, your audiences won’t be able to see your courses.

Camtasia Training in Philadelphia

TechSmith Camtasia

Specifically, recording custom dimensions, editing tips and tricks, using captions, customizing your production settings, and more. Custom Callouts. MP4, SWF, FLV, WMV - which one? Customizing your Flash player settings. Get hands-on Camtasia Studio training from TechSmith's top trainers! We're coming to Philadelphia to give you the one-on-one Camtasia Studio training experience.

Developing An eLearning Player?

Upside Learning

swf, *.flv, While implementing compliance standards you could ask for the implementation guide for the LMS and course interaction to understand if the LMS follows standard SCORM or AICC features or it’s a customized one and update the player accordingly. An eLearning player is a building block for more conventional [one with back and next for navigation buttons] eLearning courses. What’s an eLearning player?

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Flash To HTML5 – Essential Toolkit For Successful Migration

EI Design

To be able to provide the flexibility to learners to learn “on-the-go” on the device of their choice, it is imperative that you migrate the legacy/Flash/SWF courses to a platform that supports multiple devices. The solution: HTML5 has become the “go-to” solution when it comes to migration of legacy/Flash/SWF courses on account of its multi-device support and the flexibility that it offers.

10 Design Standards to Create Better eLearning!

eLearning Brothers

This saves time because each page doesn’t have to be custom designed each time. mov,swf,avi,png,wmv, etc.). If you’re thinking about creating online courses you’ve probably started to think about standards. eLearning content needs to follow standards just like classroom manuals and material. When content is standardized it makes it easier for the learner to understand and quickly process the content.

8 eBook Conversion Tools Compatible with Multiple Formats


After conversion, the eBooks can be made available on Android, iOS and Windows operating systems and can be viewed on all major book platforms such as Amazon Kindle, Apple iBooks, Google Playbooks, Kobo, Adobe Digital Editions, Readium-based custom eBook readers, ePub.JS-based

Articulate ’09: Tips for Resolving Common Issues

Upside Learning

To get around this, we created a new custom certificate wherein the HTML file containing the certificate SWF file extracts the user name from the LMS using a SCORM API. Articulate’s suite of products rate high in the rapid authoring segment. We have used them for several projects, and have found them very effective for development and simple to use. They give standards-conformant output, and save development time and cost.

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