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.

The Secret to A Successful Hackathon: Microsoft’s Video Strategy

TechSmith Camtasia

Each year, Microsoft holds a global Hackathon event , where 27,000 Microsoft employees (and a few award-winning guest participants) create a new product or solution to a problem and pitch their ideas to a panel of judges via short videos.

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Microsoft Teams in 2020: Build a Foundation with These 3 Features

Vitalyst

At this point, most business users have had some experience with Microsoft Teams—after all, it’s not exactly a new app (Microsoft debuted Teams nearly three years ago). Perhaps that’s because Teams is different from any other Microsoft application.

The Not-So-Distant Future of Remote Collaboration? 4 Reasons Employees Should Check Out the Microsoft Fluid Framework Preview

Vitalyst

But there’s real hope, and it comes in the form of Microsoft’s Fluid Framework, a new web-based app that uses a componentized document model , artificial intelligence, and the SharePoint cloud platform to streamline and supercharge workplace collaboration. You may not have heard much about Fluid Framework—Microsoft started rolling out the preview in January and February, right before the number of U.S. Microsoft says it will be adding capabilities and pushing them out over time.

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.

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

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.

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?

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.

Windows 7 End of Support is Here—3 Reasons to Upgrade to Windows 10

Vitalyst

14, 2020, Microsoft officially ended support for the Windows 7 operating system. Think about the number of improvements and new feature announcements that were made at Microsoft’s Ignite 2019 conference —companies still running Windows 7 will not be able to take advantage of many of them.

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.

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. Nothing can be more frustrating than spending hours upon hours creating a course, only to see lack luster effectiveness metrics (you're measuring effectiveness , aren't you?) 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. Those with cognitive challenges might need a simplified version of the text, support within the text (such as definitions of unusual words), or highly structured text (using headings and sections), to make the points covered in the text clearly comprehensible. How About: Accessible Elearning Is Effective Elearning. And, really, creating effective digital content is what digital accessibility is all about.

8 Lessons Learned for Converting In-Person Training to Virtual Training

The Learning Dispatch

However, recreating a training experience that is both engaging and effective online typically requires more than uploading a PowerPoint deck to your video-conferencing platform, or building in time for participant questions. Would an online course be as effective?

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?

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. PowerPoint is a highly sophisticated tool with an array of animations and effects, but all the bells and whistles are not much use outside their own environment. Import your deck into another format, try sharing online – and the effects you sweated over three nights in a row are gone.

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. Microsoft PowerPoint isn’t particularly exciting either, but it’s still a tool I use for storyboard, mockups, simple graphics, flowcharts, and more. Almost all of that is helping clients use Moodle more effectively. Jane Hart is collecting her eighth annual list of top tools for learning.

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What is Holoportation and why it is the next big thing in education

Educraft.tech - Technology meets Education

Video Version of the article here. Microsoft, being the brains behind the development, defines Holoportation as a 3D capture technology that allows high-quality 3D models of people to be reconstructed, compressed and transmitted anywhere in the world in real-time. The breakthrough is achieved through 3D capture technology and mixed reality headsets, such as Microsoft's Hololens. Today's world has never become so connected in the past.

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. ProtoSphere offers some great new features such as: Microsoft Lync 2013 integration.

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. ProtoSphere offers some great new features such as: Microsoft Lync 2013 integration.

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.

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. Each time there is a new edition the training has to be updated but that also can mean your students will continue to renew their access in order to always have access to the latest versions. Creating effective training around software requires a lot of work but the rewards are second to none.

Your First Custom Elearning Project

Learning Pool

If you’re happy with this, then the next step is for your supplier to create a prototype, i.e. a working version of the course, with placeholder content. The script details the exact words and images that will appear on each screen, usually in a simple Microsoft Word document.

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.

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. You also have the freedom to build the new capability of the software so that both clients party and the business party can transact more effectively. 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. . To be competitive, companies are shifting from a focus on “efficiency of process” to a focus on “effectiveness of outcomes.”. The videos present these eight core themes: Digital technology and an abundance of information are causing profound changes in the way people work.

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Flex to HTML5 Migration: A Quick Guide

Hurix Digital

This was followed up by announcements from Microsoft and Google, declaring that the plug-in will be disabled by the end of the year. Having all the necessary material in one place ensures quick and effective migration. Step 5 – Create a Beta Version .

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.

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.

How to deliver contextually relevant training

Coassemble

You’ve finally done it—after taking the time, energy, and hard-earned money to create an effective training process for your team, you’re finally ready to start growing their knowledge and skillset. If you’ve ever used one of the older versions of Microsoft Word, then you’ve already experienced a version of Just in time training. And that version came in the form of Clippy. And—it can be far more effective.

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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).

The 9-Point Checklist for Monthly WordPress Maintenance

The Be-all and End-all Guide to Creating a Supreme LearnDash LMS

How can you add security scanning on to your maintenance plan: It’s wise to regularly update your plugins and themes to their latest versions. The way to benefit from them is to use the most recent version of the product. So, make sure you run website maintenance tasks during off-hours to minimize the effects. #4 Your website may be at risk if you’re using older versions of any products. Most breaches happen because of outdated software versions.

Convert PPT to SCORM: Top Tools to Convert PowerPoint Into SCORM Packages

Hurix Digital

PowerPoint is a widely accepted format for presentations from Microsoft. Keeps everything including effects, fonts, and embedded videos exactly the same as in the original PowerPoint file. Boasting of a great slide deck, it is used across every industry ubiquitously.

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Convert PPT to SCROM: Top Tools to Convert PowerPoint Into SCORM Packages

Hurix Digital

PowerPoint is a widely accepted format for presentations from Microsoft. Keeps everything including effects, fonts, and embedded videos exactly the same as in the original PowerPoint file. Boasting of a great slide deck, it is used across every industry ubiquitously.

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Tips for Writing Instructional and Training Material

Convergence Training

So, we’ve created a list of tips and resources to help you write better, more effective training materials. If you want a bigger, bird’s-eye view of designing, developing, and delivering, you may find these articles helpful: Effective Training Programs: 8 Steps to Success. In training, less really is more (effective). Here’s a fuller look at formatting written training materials to increase training effectiveness. It’s not easy to write well.