Rapid eLearning Through Software Simulations And Screencasts

Upside Learning

Previously when I discussed freeform and template-based rapid content authoring tools, I kept software simulation tools aside. The main reason was that such simulation tools are not always used for developing just any type of learning but focused on training content creation for a specific software application or system. The software simulation in turn, can be divided into screen capturing tools and interactive simulation development tools.

Webinar: How to Create Software Simulation Training in Storyline

eLearning Brothers

I am sure that many of you have been asked numerous times to create a course or courses teaching folks how to use a piece of software. Many of the eLearning developers that I’ve spoken with, however, weren’t aware that this functionality existed in Articulate Storyline. So, last Thursday I led a webinar in which I went over how to create software simulation training in Storyline 2.

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ADOBE CAPTIVATE: Make Your Software Simulations Scorable

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

The Assessment recording mode in Adobe Captivate creates a step-by-step software simulation that is intended to function as a test. It is part of the three-part formal software lesson: Demo, then Training (practice), then Assessment (test).   The reason you get 100% every time is that by default, each click box in the Assessment simulation is set to Infinite Attempts. Repeat for each click box in the Assessment simulation. by Jennie Ruby, CTT, COTP.

ADOBE CAPTIVATE: Make Software Simulations Scorable

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

The Assessment recording mode in Adobe Captivate creates a step-by-step software simulation that is intended to function as a test. It is part of the three-part formal software lesson: Demo, then Training (practice), then Assessment (test).   The reason you get 100% every time is that by default, each click box in the Assessment simulation is set to Infinite Attempts.   Jennie Ruby , CTT, COTP , is a veteran eLearning developer, trainer, and author.

ADOBE CAPTIVATE: Make Software Simulations Scorable

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

The Assessment recording mode in Adobe Captivate creates a step-by-step software simulation that is intended to function as a test. It is part of the three-part formal software lesson: Demo, then Training (practice), then Assessment (test).   The reason you get 100% every time is that by default, each click box in the Assessment simulation is set to Infinite Attempts.   Jennie Ruby , CTT, COTP , is a veteran eLearning developer, trainer, and author.

ADOBE CAPTIVATE: Make Your Software Simulations Scorable

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

The Assessment recording mode in Adobe Captivate creates a step-by-step software simulation that is intended to function as a test. It is part of the three-part formal software lesson: Demo, then Training (practice), then Assessment (test).   The reason you get 100% every time is that by default, each click box in the Assessment simulation is set to Infinite Attempts. Repeat for each click box in the Assessment simulation. by Jennie Ruby, CTT, COTP.

eLEARNING DEVELOPMENT: How Much Time Does It Take to Create eLearning?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

One of the more common questions that I get from new eLearning developers is how much time does will take to produce published content. For instance, which eLearning tool are you going to use?   Here's another factor: how many minutes of eLearning playtime are you looking to produce? In my experience, it will take you approximately 2 hours of labor to produce 1 minute of eLearning playtime if you use Captivate or Storyline.

Top 5 ELearning Development Programs

LearnDash

If you are involved in the elearning industry, then there is a strong possibility that you have at some point needed a rapid elearning development tool for course creation. 5 Popular Rapid ELearning Software Programs. Adobe Captivate – Along with Articulate, this piece of software is the workhorse of the industry. iSpring – If you are new to the elearning industry, you might have to dig a little before coming across iSpring.

eLearning Development: Articulate Versus Code

B Online Learning

In the eLearning world, it’s no secret that there’s a divide between people who build courses from scratch using HTML and JavaScript and people who use an authoring tool for the whole course creation. I’ve often heard web developers say that eLearning authoring tools are cookie-cutter solutions. Here’s a snapshot comparison of the two development methods: . Code Development. Articulate Development. Development process.

What Computer Should I Buy?

Adobe Captivate

I want my computer to be able to run well for at least three years of new versions and software updates, preferable though, I want it to last five years. And while Adobe Captivate is the core application for me for eLearning development, eLearning designer, developers often have to wear many hats. If you do a lot of video demos and software simulation and the desktop you need to be capturing is a PC, this makes the decision easy.

Expectations From eLearning Authoring Tools

Upside Learning

I came across this mind map by Cammy Bean which covers nearly all the tools available for creating/authoring eLearning content. For example, a feature that lets users “import” existing PowerPoint presentations into the authoring tool is different from authoring and publishing eLearning content from within PowerPoint (using a plug-in toolbar). Here are some features that eLearning professionals generally expect from authoring tools –.

Rapid Authoring – Freeform Vs Template Based

Upside Learning

To focus more on rapidly authored eLearning content, I am excluding the screen recording tools which are mainly used for software simulation type of courses. As the behavior and layout is pre-programmed for each template, it doesn’t require programming or designing skills to develop the course content. But such tools may not be suited for all types of eLearning courses as the fixed behavior templates may pose constraints on the instructional design and creativity.

Top 10 features of Adobe Captivate 2017 for Responsive eLearning development

Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate 2017 offers powerful capabilities to create fully responsive eLearning courses. Additionally, I outline EI Design’s capability in pushing the envelope further on creating responsive eLearning courses through customisation on the tool. Traditionally, the previous releases of Adobe Captivate were deemed suitable primarily for designing courses on Application Simulation. Rapid development of completely responsive eLearning courses.

Rapid Authoring Tools For Creating mLearning

Upside Learning

There is still a lack of standardization across devices and amongst networks across geographical areas resulting in mlearning content development being somewhat constrained. Before beginning to develop mLearning on their own, they should keep in mind some technical considerations. Here are some authoring tools that claim to let authors develop content targeted at mobile devices. I don’t consider these significant authoring tools for mLearning development yet.

eLearning: More Reflection

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Kevin Siegel      Last week I wrote about how you can use  Reflector to create software simulations and demonstrations  from your mobile device. I received emails from several people who, having read the article, downloaded Reflector and attempted to create a simulation using Adobe Captivate or Articulate Storyline. Continue this process over and over until you have completed all of the processes you wish to simulate on the mobile device.

GOANIMATE: Character-Based eLearning Made Easy

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

One of the hottest new tools for eLearning development is GoAnimate.   I’ve been working more and more on ways to integrate GoAnimate with more traditional eLearning lessons and content. But I wanted a tighter relationship between the video and the Excel software simulation lesson. That is actually a screenshot of an Excel software simulation created in Adobe Captivate.   e-learning eLearning GoAnimate

eLearning: It's Time for Some Reflection

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Kevin Siegel      I was recently contacted by a client who wanted me to create software simulations of mobile apps. At first I thought he wanted me to create software simulations that could be accessed and used by mobile devices. Since I use Articulate Storyline and Adobe Captivate for my eLearning development, publishing projects as HTML5 would have taken care of his requirement.

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GOANIMATE: Character-Based eLearning Made Easy

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

One of the hottest new tools for eLearning development is GoAnimate.   I’ve been working more and more on ways to integrate GoAnimate with more traditional eLearning lessons and content. But I wanted a tighter relationship between the video and the Excel software simulation lesson. That is actually a screenshot of an Excel software simulation created in Adobe Captivate.

eLearning: When Should You Record Your Voiceover Audio?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Kevin Siegel      Adding voiceover audio to eLearning enhances the learner experience. I've been creating eLearning for years (and years and years). If you're creating a software demonstration or interactive simulation, should the audio be recorded while you're recording the screen actions? I was trying to create quick video demos to share with fellow eLearning developers.

Top 10 authoring tool in 2020 delivering engaging digital learning content

Paradiso

Authoring tools refer to web-based e-learning and are designed for particular styles of learning, file formats, delivery platforms, production workflows and eLearning standards. You may come up with the best way to teach a particular skill in a course through asynchronous eLearning.

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. However, PowerPoint is missing some key eLearning features to allow you to output finished eLearning content. For instance, PowerPoint cannot create software simulations or video demos. While in those tools, you’ll add the necessary eLearning features and then publish your content.

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. However, PowerPoint is missing some key eLearning features to allow you to output finished eLearning content. For instance, PowerPoint cannot create software simulations or video demos. While in those tools, you’ll add the necessary eLearning features and then publish your content.

eLearning Solutions

Tony Karrer

Posts on eLearning Solutions: What is Rapid eLearning?

eLearning: Playbar or No Playbar? Let the Debate Begin

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

All of the top eLearning development tools (Articulate Storyline, Articulate Presenter, Adobe Captivate, Adobe Presenter, and TechSmith Camtasia Studio) allow you to control the appearance of the playbar. Should you include a playbar in your eLearning lessons? If you've included a quiz in your lesson, most of the eLearning development tools require the learner to answer the question and submit before it is recorded and graded.

eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

Posts on eLearning Tools: What is Rapid eLearning?

What You Need to Know About Software Training

Association eLearning

It’s no surprise that software training is often delivered as eLearning. But software training and its associated screen caps also present some unique challenges and considerations, as well as opportunities. Inadequate or poorly designed software training can be very frustrating for learners. If someone knows what to do but can’t figure out how to do it with the new software that’s going to cause them a lot of headaches and may lead to self-doubt.

Adobe Captivate 9 Introduction Video Course Now Available on Adobe KnowHow

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Get a Jump-Start On Mastering This Awesome eLearning Development Tool! You'll learn how to publish your eLearning content for the widest possible audience. Curious how to create software simulations? You'll learn how to create both software demonstrations and highly interactive software simulations.   Adobe Captivate e-learning eLearningIf you're looking to learn Adobe Captivate. and quickly.

eLearning Software

Tony Karrer

eLearning Software posts: eLearning Software Tools Course Authoring and Rapid eLearning Software Satisfaction - Satisfaction survey results for eLearning Software. eLearning Software Satisfaction (More) - follow-up on satisfaction results for eLearning Software. What is Rapid eLearning Software? Description of eLearning Software for rapid eLearning.

How to Make People Love Your eLearning

ThinkingKap Solutions

You want people to love your eLearning, but I swear, sometimes getting people to take their training feels like getting kids to eat their vegetables. Well, this can be how it feels to be a prisoner in an eLearning course with no personality. In the grand scheme of eLearning costs, professional narration is extremely cheap, and it can really add to your courses’ professionalism. This mentality extends to your eLearning projects as well. Software Training.

"TechSmith Camtasia 2018: The Essentials" Step-by-Step Workbook Now Shipping

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Using TechSmith Camtasia, you can quickly create software demonstrations, software simulations, and soft skills eLearning. During the step-by-step lessons presented in this book, you will learn how you can include recordings of existing PowerPoint presentations or software demonstrations created directly on your computer using the Camtasia Recorder. A self-paced, hands-on workbook that teaches the core TechSmith Camtasia 2018 skills!

"TechSmith Camtasia 2018: The Essentials" Step-by-Step Workbook Now Shipping

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Using TechSmith Camtasia, you can quickly create software demonstrations, software simulations, and soft skills eLearning. During the step-by-step lessons presented in this book, you will learn how you can include recordings of existing PowerPoint presentations or software demonstrations created directly on your computer using the Camtasia Recorder. A self-paced, hands-on workbook that teaches the core TechSmith Camtasia 2018 skills!

"TechSmith Camtasia 2018: The Essentials" Step-by-Step Workbook Now Shipping

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Using TechSmith Camtasia, you can quickly create software demonstrations, software simulations, and soft skills eLearning. During the step-by-step lessons presented in this book, you will learn how you can include recordings of existing PowerPoint presentations or software demonstrations created directly on your computer using the Camtasia Recorder. A self-paced, hands-on workbook that teaches the core TechSmith Camtasia 2018 skills!

Rapid eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

Rapid eLearning Tools Satisfaction from the eLearningGuild Research reported Feb 2007 - Course Authoring and Rapid eLearning Tool Satisfaction See also Software Simulation Tools. For example, in 2007 PowerPoint to eLearning Shootout they compared: Articulate www.articulate.com Atlantic Link www.atlantic-link.co.uk I'm always somewhat skeptical of niche tools (see eLearning Course Development ).

How to Make People Love Your eLearning

ThinkingKap Solutions

You want people to love your eLearning, but I swear, sometimes getting people to take their training feels like getting kids to eat their vegetables. Well, this can be how it feels to be a prisoner in an eLearning course with no personality. In the grand scheme of eLearning costs, professional narration is extremely cheap, and it can really add to your courses’ professionalism. This mentality extends to your eLearning projects as well. Software Training.

Too Little Time to Develop E-learning? Go for Rapid Development!

CommLab India

A traditional online learning development project can take several months. Projects that require extensive simulations, or any end-to-end e-learning development for that matter, usually take time. In a traditional setting, you can afford to spend time developing the right online learning with the intended objectives. When they have a real and immediate training challenge to be addressed, most of them opt for rapid development tools. Lower cost of development.

ADOBE CAPTIVATE & GOANIMATE: Sharing Voices Is Quick and Easy

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

In an earlier article, I described how I created an eLearning lesson that has GoAnimate characters discussing some spreadsheet problems. At a certain point, the lesson zooms in on a character’s computer screen, and suddenly a software simulation starts in Adobe Captivate. At the end of the Captivate software simulation, you see the animated character again, still talking in that same voice. by Jennie Ruby, CTT, COTP.

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Adobe Announces Captivate 8: The Most Significant Release Yet

eLearning Brothers

Since its last release in June 2013, Adobe Captivate 8 leapfrogs the current paradigm of eLearning development and addresses the needs of today’s eLearning developer with it’s all new mobile responsive design. This is the most significant release of Adobe eLearning software yet because of the totally reimagined user interface. This release also makes Adobe Captivate 8 the first responsive design tool for interactive application development.