Adobe Captivate: Say Hello to Version 7

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Case in point: version 7 of the Captivate software was released today. HTML5 Support for Microsoft PowerPoint Import your PowerPoint project, including text, shapes, audio, and animations, into Adobe Captivate 7 and publish them directly to HTML5. In-course Web Browsing Enable more effective learning by embedding a browser interface within your courses. by Kevin Siegel. In the good old days, software companies released major upgrades to their products every 2-3 years.

Microsoft Word: To Track or Not to Track Changes

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Jennie Ruby Track Changes in Microsoft Word is an indispensible tool for editing, but it is not the best tool for the job in every editorial situation. Although newer versions of Word (2007 and beyond) track and link moved text, you still have to first move, then edit the text to see any tracked changes within the moved text.   Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? Tags: Microsoft Word

The New Microsoft Surface Tablet and the Rear-view Mirror Effect [Mobile]

mLearning Revolution

This became known as the rear-view mirror effect. And I saw this effect again yesterday as I watched Microsoft unveiled their upcoming Tablet called Surface. In fact I think Microsoft’s latest move epitomizes what Mr. McLuhan meant by the rear-view mirror effect.

Microsoft Word: Customize the Status Bar

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

  In Word 2003 (and earlier versions), grayed-out shortcuts line the status bar at the bottom of the screen.   Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? If so, consider attending my Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts class. by Jennie Ruby.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

request, such as IBM or Microsoft. When they’re set up within an effective authoring tool, you don’t need to attend to every. different version of your courses for the myriad. and is displayed in the most effective way possible. version for different audiences.

New 1-Hour Live, Online Course: Microsoft PowerPoint to eLearning via Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, TechSmith Camtasia, or Presenter

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

If you intend to create an eLearning course, it’s a good bet that you’re going to start the development process in Microsoft PowerPoint. And, because there are no reporting features or provisions for SCORM or AICC, you cannot effectively integrate PowerPoint presentations with Learning Management Systems.  If you or the subject matter expert updates the PowerPoint presentation outside of the eLearning tool, does the eLearning version update or do you have to re-import?

LearnBrite and Microsoft: A Match Made in Virtual Reality Training Heaven

Learnbrite

In our global marketplace, corporate executives are faced with the challenge of developing more effective employees in less time. LearnBrite + Microsoft = Workplace Training Heaven. LearnBrite Integrations with Microsoft.

3 Ways To Instantly Kill e-Learning Effectiveness

LearnDash

As Instructional Designers, we all want to make the best e-Learning modules possible, so we better get these three things right or our courses' effectiveness will spiral down the drain. If your course looks anything like powerpoint slides, you're courses' effectiveness has taken a blow.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

How About: Accessible Elearning Is Effective Elearning. How About: Accessible Elearning Is Effective Elearning. Designers and developers are focused, in other words, on making sure that they create effective digital content. the version 2.1 and version 2.1.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

How About: Accessible Elearning Is Effective Elearning. How About: Accessible Elearning Is Effective Elearning. Designers and developers are focused, in other words, on making sure that they create effective digital content. the version 2.1 and version 2.1.

Why PowerPoint is Effective for Training New Employees

DigitalChalk eLearning

It comes right off the shelf as a complete authoring solution for most purposes, and many features are identical to other Microsoft Office products, so the learning curve is relatively low. All the Pro versions (e.g.,

3 Golden Rules For Delivering Effective Technical Training — Without The Boredom

WalkMe Training Station

Or it could be simply that your company is switching to the newest version of Microsoft Office. But all these tips will help you to develop effective technical training programs — and boost the employee training process. The post 3 Golden Rules For Delivering Effective Technical Training — Without The Boredom appeared first on Training Station. What keeps a company competitive? Is it its marketing? How productive its employees are? Or how innovative its offering?

Top Ten Tools for Learning 2014

Experiencing eLearning

Microsoft Word isn’t exactly the most glamorous tool here, but it is a tool I use regularly for design documents, storyboards, and other projects for clients. Almost all of that is helping clients use Moodle more effectively.

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Touch Enabled 3D Collaboration

Kapp Notes

My friends over at Proton Media continue to do great things in the 3D space, just recently they announced the latest version of ProtoSphere, the first enterprise-ready 3D virtual collaboration environment optimized for touch-enabled devices like iPad, Microsoft Surface Pro, and even Perceptive Pixel.

Touch Enabled 3D Collaboration

Kapp Notes

My friends over at Proton Media continue to do great things in the 3D space, just recently they announced the latest version of ProtoSphere, the first enterprise-ready 3D virtual collaboration environment optimized for touch-enabled devices like iPad, Microsoft Surface Pro, and even Perceptive Pixel.

Software Courses Sell Really Well

LearnDash

Head on over to Lynda.com (or a similar site) and you will find that the most popular programs are often around software like Microsoft Office Suite or Adobe Photoshop. Creating effective training around software requires a lot of work but the rewards are second to none.

How Custom Software Development Can Help Your Company?

Your Training Edge

The problem with off-the-shelf software is that one cannot innovate but just rely on updates of the new versions which are not entirely representing the business’ vision. Every business, no matter what their scale, seem to be relevant to the software development company today.

The Changing World of Work

The Performance Improvement Blog

Microsoft and PopTech have created an eight part video series that describes how the world of work is changing, in both the company workplace and the global workplace. .

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Using Learning Objects as “Knowledge Packages” to Achieve Learning Objectives

Docebo

Write a presentation letter with Microsoft Word. Write a presentation letter with Microsoft Word: How should I introduce myself? Give learners a way to verify the effectiveness of their learning. Use different versions of a learning object in different courses.

Adobe Captivate & eLearning: Screen Reader Best Practices

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

According to Microsoft, "Windows 8 has built-in assistive technologies that work with both Windows 8 applications and with desktop software to provide seamless access to the entire Windows experience." The best ones work well with newer versions of Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel. Several screen reader applications provide a demonstration version of the software as a free download. by Kevin Siegel.

Adobe Captivate 6: Best Practices for Working with Screen Readers

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

According to Microsoft , "Windows 8 has built-in  assistive technologies  that work with both Windows 8 applications, and with desktop software to provide seamless access to the entire Windows experience." The best ones work well with newer versions of Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel. Several screen reader applications provide a demonstration version of the software as a free download.

Top 5 Reasons Why Your Enterprise Content Needs to Be on HTML5

Inkling

Within the last year, we’ve seen the biggest players moving towards HTML5 to provide rich, cross-platform web applications – Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and YouTube just to name a few. The snowball effect continuous as enterprise companies move away from Flash. Having issues with versioning and outdated files downloaded to desktops are a thing of the past.

100+ Learning, Design & Technology Resources to Help You Get Sh*t Done

Mike Taylor

Grab this free downloadable library of 150 Custom Color schemes for Microsoft #PowerPoint, Word, and Excel. BBC Sound Effects Archive Resource — Explore a weird and wonderful collection of noises & download more than 16,000 free sound effect samples. Adobe Spark for Educators – details about how your school can use a premium version of Adobe Spark for free. Rivyt is a nice option for sharing a distraction-free version of YouTube videos.

Windows 10 is coming, software training should follow

Aptara

Microsoft levels up. Soon, users of previous versions will have free access to this new operating system, which serves as an apt demonstration of the need for software training. What form those effects take may come down to how hard leaders focus on systems training.

Does Your Team Need Sharepoint Training?

WalkMe Training Station

It was developed by Microsoft, and functions as an intranet and content management system. Microsoft was said to have sold 36.5 The collection of services offered includes the Windows SharePoint Services (WSS), the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS), and the Microsoft Search Server. Microsoft themselves describe Sharepoint as collaboration, search, portal, Enterprise Content Management (ECM), Business Process Management (BCM) , and Business Intelligence (BI).

Technology Skills for Instructional Designers

Experiencing eLearning

These have been my reference manuals while learning new versions of Captivate. Microsoft Office. Note: The above list assumes that you are already familiar with Microsoft Office programs, including PowerPoint.

Webinars – Providing the Flexibility of Digital Learning with Human Interaction

CommLab India

These instructor-led sessions, held in brick and mortar buildings, are very effective tools of educating people. A webinar is the digital version of a seminar. Needless to say, this results in effective learning. Webinars = Flexibility of Digital Learning + Human Interaction.

Data-Driven Learning

Vitalyst

For example, switching to a newer version of Office meant dozens of new features to learn and widespread downtime. Since the first quarter of 2017, Microsoft launched 160 Office updates, 91 of which were released in the first quarter of 2018 alone.

There’s a New Batch of Teachers and their Names are Siri, Alexa, and Cortana

Frooxl

Then, to great comedic effect, Scotty holds the mouse to his mouth, presses the button, and says, “Computer.”. We now have many realized versions of this concept: Google Assistant, Alexa from Amazon, Microsoft’s Cortana, and, of course, Apple’s Siri. It’s 1986.

Keeping Video Content Up To Date

TechSmith Camtasia

First, one should therefore ask themselves: Does existing content even have be updated to still be effective? Depending on the audience and goal, content designed for a previous version might still be relevant.

Flash is Dead: Long Live HTML5 for eLearning

LearnUpon

Operating systems manufactures like Microsoft, Ubuntu, and Apple all tired of the overhead in keeping their systems secure with frequent patches, and Flash has developed a poor security reputation as a result.

6 Advanced Articulate Storyline Features To Create Custom E-learning

CommLab India

And guess what, the second version, Articulate Storyline 2 comes with these and some more amazing features. Unfortunately, with the first version of Storyline, we could only add a restriction but could not hide them temporarily. But the second version of tool makes this possible.

The Tools I Use

Adobe Captivate

I think it’s obvious that I use Adobe Captivate and almost always have the latest version. I do also keep the previous version installed on my main system. I know that Adobe would prefer me to tell you to buy the subscription version but I always feel more comfortable knowing that regardless of what my current situation is, I can continue to run my Copy of Captivate indefinitely. I relied on those apps for years after upgrading to newer versions of Captivate.

PowerPoint or Prezi: Which is Best for eLearning?

Association eLearning

These programs are tools; what you do with them determines whether or not they’re effective. But if you’re using Office 365, or have a Microsoft account, the newest version of PPT also offers real time collaboration.

25 eLearning Tools You Need Now

LearnUpon

Google Drive is useful for ensuring that team members have instant access to the most recent version of a file, avoiding the delay and potential confusion of email chains. Because files aren’t located on individual desktops, you can be confident you’re using the most recent version.

PowerPoint 2007 & 2010: How to Turn an Image Into An Animated Puzzle

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by AJ George  A recent  question in the Microsoft Office forums  inquired about the process of animating a picture in PowerPoint so that it came onto the slide piece by piece--like a puzzle.

A More Personalized Snagit Experience: Why and How Snagit Went Custom

TechSmith Camtasia

customized tools, effects, and share destinations. That’s why in the latest version of Snagit we introduced an entirely customized way to capture, edit, and share. Take a second to think about your favorite brands you use every day, and why you use them.