A Conversation with John Blackmon of Trivantis

Kapp Notes

John is the Chief Technology Officer for Trivantis as well as being one of the Co-Founders of the company. John is responsible for all aspects of development and strategy for Trivantis’s eLearning products. Trivantis has a number of online learning development tools including Lectora Online, Lectora Inspire and Lectora Publisher as well as CourseMill, CourseMill Mobile and ReviewLink. The other day I had a chance to catch up with John Blackmon.

Top 10 Features Of Trivantis Lectora Inspire 17 For Responsive eLearning Development

Dan Keckan

Today, Trivantis Lectora Inspire 17 is one of the leading authoring tools used for responsive eLearning development. This post was first published on eLearning Industry. eLearning Authoring Tools eLearning Authoring Tool Evaluation eLearning Authoring Tool Features eLearning Authoring Tool Review Responsive eLearning Design

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Using Lectora ReviewLink for eLearning Development: 7 FAQs Answered

CommLab India

Trivantis, the developer of Lectora has come up with the cloud-based online course reviewing tool, ReviewLink to make eLearning development. collaborative. Have questions on ReviewLink – this post has the answers. Learning Technology Lectora ReviewLink

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Productivity Secrets from the Trivantis Pros: Pt. 3

Trivantis

Next, I shared a slew of Lectora® development tips from our Trivantis® pros. It’s time for the final stage of eLearning development—the review and revise stage. Create a Post-development Checklist. “I I like to use a course developer map page. Joe Wieloch, Director of Development – Lectora Online. Joe Wieloch, Director of Development – Lectora Online. The post Productivity Secrets from the Trivantis Pros: Pt.

John Blackmon – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT JOHN BLACKMON (Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Trivantis Corporation). As Chief Technology Officer for Trivantis Corporation, John Blackmon is responsible for all aspects of development and strategy for the company’s eLearning products. Prior to joining Trivantis, John worked in a variety of industries, including Electronic Data Systems, IBM, and General Motors.

Using Lectora ReviewLink for eLearning Development: 7 FAQs Answered [Infographic]

CommLab India

ReviewLink from Trivantis is supports collaborative reviews of eLearning projects. This infographic gives you the answers to 7 FAQs on ReviewLink. Learning Technology Lectora Inspire

eLBX Online Day 19 – Mobile Development in Lectora

eLearning Brothers

In a mobile-friendly world, eLearning development is becoming increasingly complicated. In this webinar, developer Andrew Vass demonstrated Lectora’s Responsive Course Design feature and showed the process used by eLearning Brothers to create templates that can be customized for optimal viewing on multiple devices and browser sizes. Mobile development in Lectora enables you to design and reposition for each breakpoint view.

eLearning: Cloud Review and Collaboration with ReviewLink

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Stephanie Ivec    One of the biggest hidden challenges when it comes to developing eLearning is getting feedback from your client, collaborating on course content with internal team members, or getting final project approval.   One possible solution to this conundrum is ReviewLink, an online tool that lets eLearning developers host published courses and manage feedback--all in one place. Lectora ReviewLink Trivantis

eLBX Online Day 26 – A Beginner’s Guide to 508 Compliance

eLearning Brothers

Today we kicked things off with a bang with guest Laura Silver, Chief Operating Officer at Trivantis. This session studied the goals and results of designing and developing eLearning for usability versus accessibility. The best way to test accessibility in your eLearning is to unplug your mouse and see if you can navigate through your entire course with your keyboard only. We are in the final week of eLBX Online!

Creativity within Constraints: When Cost, Resource Scarcity, or Deadlines Make Effective Elearning Seem Out of Reach

The Learning Dispatch

An interaction catalog can help you develop effective elearning under constraints. Developing Effective Custom Training While Respecting Resource Limitations. Learning development is a paradox. And this is a greater challenge when it comes to elearning (and other forms of online training). There’s no time to build engaging, exciting, effective elearning. Use an Elearning Interaction Catalog for Quicker Development and Lower Costs.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

This “Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning” provides practical steps for ensuring your online training fosters a welcoming experience for all of your learners, whether they are team members, clients, or the public. . Not to put too fine a point on it, but you need to ensure that the elearning (or online training, or web-based training) that your organization creates is accessible—that is, usable by people who have disabilities. What Is Elearning?

The Best of eLearning in May 2015

Trivantis

Trivantis is full of excitement this month with our new community , the 2015 Lectora® User Conference, and eLearning Brothers integration with Lectora Inspire. The articles we picked for you this month include eLearning games, microlearning, how-to tips for Lectora® Inspire 12.1, and updates on the latest news at Trivantis. The New Trivantis Community: Everything You Need for eLearning—All in One Place. with built-in eLearning Brothers Awesomeness.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

This “Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning” provides practical steps for ensuring your online training fosters a welcoming experience for all of your learners, whether they are team members, clients, or the public. . Not to put too fine a point on it, but you need to ensure that the elearning (or online training, or web-based training) that your organization creates is accessible—that is, usable by people who have disabilities. What Is Elearning?

Sharing Bright Ideas at the 2016 Lectora User Conference

Trivantis

In addition to our Lectora Intermediate and Lectora Extreme Games classes, we’re offering a new class taught by Trivantis® CTO John Blackmon— Extending Lectora With Scripting —where attendees are learning about integrating Lectora with custom JavaScript, server side scripting, and databases. One-On-Ones —individual sessions with the Trivantis developers—a great opportunity to sit down with an expert and get help with a specific item in Lectora.

Toolkit: Lectora Inspire by Joe Ganci

Learning Solutions Magazine

Lectora from Trivantis is not a newcomer to the eLearning development tool market. Design & Development Tools Design Strategies Development Strategies Getting Started Rapid Development However, the latest version is an overhaul from the ground up, and in this review, Joe reports that it feels like a brand-new tool.

The Best of eLearning in October 2015

Trivantis

It’s time for the Best of eLearning in October! I know you’ve been waiting all month for our wrap-up of the best eLearning info out there. Trivantis Announces Responsive Course Design for Its Desktop Authoring Tool, Lectora. Christie Wroten interviewed our Trivantis designers for the Everything eLearning Blog and got some tips for eLearning developers. What’s in Your eLearning Style Guide?

How to Make Elearning Accessible: Insights from the 2017 CSUN Assistive Technology Conference

The Learning Dispatch

What I’d really like to talk about though, is the way that accessibility, the process and principle of making content available to those with disabilities, relates to elearning. Drawing from various presentations, I’d suggest that accessibility can inform elearning in four areas in particular: the design process, content development, course production, and module testing. When you make elearning accessible, you make it available to all learners. Content Development.

eLearning Brothers Launches a First in the Training Market – Customizable Courseware

eLearning Brothers

Salt Lake City Utah – eLearning Brothers announced today a first in the training industry – Customizable Courseware. Customizable Courseware is a fully designed and developed training package that includes the eLearning source files, classroom materials and PowerPoint presentations. With this offering, you get to decide which parts to keep and which to make your own,” said Andrew Scivally, Co-founder and CEO of eLearning Brothers. About eLearning Brothers.

The Best of eLearning in November 2015

Trivantis

The Best of eLearning post is a bit early this month. Next week we’ll be busy being thankful for family, turkey, eLearning, etc. November has been busy here at Trivantis® too—from the release of Responsive Course Design™ in Lectora® Online to choosing a 2016 Lectora User Conference location. Here’s the Best of eLearning in November: 1. New to eLearning, or need more details on compliance training, Section 508 Compliance, and SCORM-compliant eLearning?

How to Make Elearning Accessible: Insights from the 2017 CSUN Assistive Technology Conference

The Learning Dispatch

What I’d really like to talk about though, is the way that accessibility, the process and principle of making content available to those with disabilities, relates to elearning. Drawing from various presentations, I’d suggest that accessibility can inform elearning in four areas in particular: the design process, content development, course production, and module testing. When you make elearning accessible, you make it available to all learners. Content Development.

eLearning Brothers and Lodestone Create a New Concept in eLearning Training

eLearning Brothers

(SLC, UT, January 21, 2014) eLearning Brothers and Lodestone have partnered to provide a new twist in eLearning training. For the first time, eLearning developers can receive software training and over 20,000 eLearning assets in one offering at the same price as training alone. The courses incorporate eLearning templates for hands-on learning and practice. Developers have access to over 20,000 files during and after training.

Snap! by Lectora Review

Integrated Learnings

Recently Trivantis, makers of the eLearning development program Lectora, announced the release of Snap! Primarily it is a PowerPoint to Flash conversion tool with additional features for eLearning development such as narration recording , quiz assessments , and LMS publishing. This allows users to easily convert new or existing PowerPoint presentations into rapid eLearning courses. Trivantis' marketing team has put together this chart.

Lectora Resource Roundup

Integrated Learnings

We use Lectora a good bit for eLearning development. Official Resources from Trivantis. Lectora University : Trivantis’s own collection of helpful resources including recordings of all past “Inspiration Wednesdays” webinars and downloadable course examples. 50 Time-Saving Tips for Lectora Development. This eLearning blog is brought to you by Integrated Learning Services , an eLearning design & development company. By Joseph Suarez.

Put These Webinars On Your Calendar

eLearning Brothers

Our webinar series is all about bringing you helpful eLearning development information—so you can do your job easier and faster. Our next webinars include tool-specific tips for Lectora, how to make the most of the eLearning Brothers offerings, and an exciting look at the Learning Design Map! eLearning Brothers is excited to host Jennie Valley, Trivantis Community Manager for this webinar. Control Your eLearning Universe with the Master Suite Toolbox.

Freebie Friday

Trivantis

There once was a hard-working eLearning developer, just trying to catch a break. She loved creating engaging courses for her learners, but her company’s budget was tight, and development time was short. Where can an eLearning developer turn to for help? Free downloads in the Trivantis® Community, of course. You can find lots of free content on the Community—some submitted by the Trivantis Team and some submitted by users just like you.

The Best of eLearning in April 2016

Trivantis

April showers bring… free eBooks , around the Trivantis® Headquarters. Here in Cincinnati, Ohio, the Trivantis team has been busy creating great resources to help you in your eLearning development as we approach May. But before this month ends, read on to get the scoop on our latest free eBook download, along with the eLearning articles that we’ve been reading in April. Here’s the Best of eLearning in April: . Making eLearning Accessible.

Design Dos & Don’ts: Images and More

Trivantis

Creating effective eLearning courses requires good design—even if you don’t have a design background. In this new blog series, “Design Dos & Don’ts,” we’re asking designers to share essential graphic design tips and suggestions, along with what not to do in your eLearning courses. Take a look at a few important design dos and don’ts that they recommended for eLearning developers: Do: Use custom photography.

Effective Storyboarding

Integrated Learnings

Storyboarding for an eLearning course can be a very effective way to lay out the overall look and feel of your course, as evidenced by this post by Donna Bryant. Storyboarding can serve a couple of different purposes: It can be an easy way for your subject matter experts (SMEs) to review content during the development stage It can serve as instruction for a developer when the actual development of the course is not done by the designer of the course. By Dean Hawkinson.

All About eLearning Authoring Tools

The eLearning Coach

eLearning Joe has a computer science background and has been designing and developing eLearning for many years. He is also adept at explaining and reviewing eLearning development tools and has a regular column (Toolkit) in Learning Solutions Magazine. […] Post from: The eLearning Coach All About eLearning Authoring Tools. eLearning Joe has a computer science background and has been designing and developing eLearning for many years.

eLearning Holiday Gift Guide 2017 Edition

Trivantis

Stumped on what to get the eLearning developer in your life? You could go the tried and true Starbucks gift card route, or you could really show your favorite eLearning pro how much you care with these great gift ideas. eLearning developers love technology…unfortunately technology comes with a lot of cables and cords to keep track of. eLearning Brothers Stock Asset Library subscription ($489). Holiday gift buying doesn’t need to be stressful!

LUC 2015 Session Recap: Considerations in Developing Interactive eLearning

Trivantis

This year at the Lectora® User Conference, Megan Odom from Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) gave a great presentation on the factors an eLearning developer needs to consider before creating interactive content. The presentation was aimed at Lectora developers who are familiar with variables but looking for ways to take their skills to the next level and utilize Lectora’s built-in offerings to create something not-so-standard.

How to Solve 3 Instructional Design Problems

Trivantis

Instructional designers and eLearning developers are constantly faced with hurdles: from difficult customers to product unknowns, and lack of inspiration. My favorite place to beat the block is the Trivantis® Community. Check out this thread to ask for and give advice to fellow eLearning professionals in the Trivantis Community.

LUC 2015 Recap: Status Indicators Can Do That?

Trivantis

Tanya Seidel, VP of Strategic Development at Artisan e-Learning gave a fantastic presentation on status indicators at the 2015 Lectora® User Conference in Nashville. Status indicators are a fairly new addiction to Lectora; they save eLearning developers a ton of time by automatically tracking completion status. Subscribe to the Everything eLearning Blog for more insider tips from the 2015 Lectora User Conference, free resources, and fun articles.

DevLearn 2015 Recap

Trivantis

Team Trivantis® took a field trip to Las Vegas last week for DevLearn 2015. We also had a blast hanging out with our friends the eLearning Brothers and giving away a free license of Lectora® Inspire. Photo by the eLearning Brothers.). Learn more about Lectora and xAPI in this post: Thursday’s Trending eLearning Topic: xAPI. If you missed it, view a recorded webinar from John on RCD in the Trivantis Community. We’re back!

The Best of eLearning in August 2016

Trivantis

. This month’s best of eLearning post is packed with freebies—eBooks (yes, plural!), Here’s the best of eLearning from this month: 5 eLearning Mistakes and How to Avoid Them. Based on original content by Joe Ganci of eLearningJoe, this free eBook is a helpful resource on how to avoid common eLearning mistakes before they happen. Learn vital first eLearning steps that people often skip, mistakes that kill learner engagement, and more.

5 eLearning Trend Predictions for 2018

eLearning Brothers

Every year it’s fun to take a broad look at the eLearning industry and try to predict some trends that will dominate the coming months. Take a look at each eLearning trend and let us know in the comments which you’re most excited about. If you’ve attended an eLearning or tech conference recently, you know that virtual reality and augmented reality are blowing up right now. Once it was a trendy buzzword used to make a regular eLearning course sound cool and hip.

The Best of eLearning in November 2016

Trivantis

November was a busy and exciting month for the Trivantis® team! Along with the popular Responsive Course Design™ feature and eLearning Brothers integrations from Lectora Inspire 16, Lectora Inspire 17 will include the integration of BranchTrack—a tool for easily building branching scenarios. Special thanks to Windy Schneider , CACI International and Joe Ganci, eLearning Joe for their shout outs to Trivantis tools Lectora and ReviewLink™ in their presentations!