Creating Flash Templates for eLearning

eLearning Brothers

We’ve been building a lot of eLearning Flash templates lately and I started to think what I’ve learned that I might be able to share. Lots of people like to use templates to start a project. However there are a few things that, if done properly, help the templates to be more user-friendly. Here are my 6 tips to build Flash eLearning templates that are more user-friendly: 1.

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Publish with a Branded Template… Save time!

Adobe Captivate

Sometimes we need to embed the published Adobe Captivate SWF in an HTML page which has the branded template of our organization. This template can be a company website, home-grown LMS, or a portal. If we have the luxury of changing the default HTML template for Adobe Captivate, there is nothing like it! eLearning this week Extending Captivate How do I. Rapid Authoring Rapid eLearning Whats new "Elearning authoring tools" Adobe Captivate 5.5

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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. While some try doing freeform authoring through a template-based authoring tool.

Developing An eLearning Player?

Upside Learning

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? This post is based on our experience with development of Flash based eLearning players over the years. swf, *.flv,

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eLearning Mega Flash and PPT Temple Bundle

eLearning Brothers

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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15 Authoring Tools For mEnabling Your eLearning For iPads

Upside Learning

Last week I asked if you had thought about mEnabling your eLearning for iPads (mEnabling, is what we are calling the process of getting your existing eLearning to run on iPads and other tablets) but didn’t really tell you how? Swiffy converts SWF files to HTML5.

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Adobe Presenter 9: Replacing the Default Playbar Logo with Your Own Logo

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

First, create a SWF file of the logo you would like to use on the playbar in place of the Adobe logo. Give the new SWF the following name:  logo.swf. Save the new  logo.swf  file in the Adobe Templates folder (replace the existing logo.swf file).

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. I’d like to leave the discussion around EPSS and software simulations to the experts in the eLearning industry. Unlike screen capturing tools, the published output is not just a passive video, but is in a fully interactive format such as Flash SWF.

Easily Add Flash Interactions to eLearning

eLearning Weekly

SWF) to insert into your elearning. Click to launch the eLearning Interaction Builder. Choose a training activity template (from more than 70 like glossaries, process maps, pyramids or games). Don’t worry: no Flash is required.

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10 Design Standards to Create Better eLearning!

eLearning Brothers

eLearning content needs to follow standards just like classroom manuals and material. Enforce the standards and maybe even create some templates that are already “standardized”. mov,swf,avi,png,wmv, etc.). Tags: Featured Random Info Tips & Tricks eLearning best practices instructional design rapid eLearning start eLearning If you’re thinking about creating online courses you’ve probably started to think about standards.

Adaptive and Responsive Design for eLearning: Part 2


A few years ago, when rapid eLearning development tools were in their infancy, the job of eLearning designers was fairly straightforward , and had very little to do with web standards. So what do eLearning designers need to be aware of? eLearning instructional design

Webinar: Using Custom HTML5 and Adobe Edge with Lectora

eLearning Brothers

Insert the final output into your eLearning/mLearning Authoring tool (I’ll show you how to insert HTML5 content into Lectora V11). Instead of producing SWF files or video files it produces native HTML5 content that can be seen on any HTML5 browser or mobile device.

Adobe Captivate: Repurpose Preferences

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

When I teach Adobe Captivate, I try to stress the value of creating a project template (and creating templates from scratch is a big part of my Captivate 6 Advanced class ). However, you can create perfectly nice Captivate projects without a template. by Kevin Siegel.

eLearning Interactions - add Flash-based interactions to your courses

Take an e-Learning Break

The eLearning Interactions product is one to add to your toolbox. You can easily create an interaction - pick the interaction template, insert your content (including text, audio and images) and apply a theme. You can save the interaction for future editing and/or download it as a SWF file for inclusion in your eLearning course. Do you want a quick and easy way to add interactive elements to your training course?

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Creating Captivate Courses from Multiple Merged Microlearning Modules

eLearning Brothers

But did you know it also has a place in the eLearning world ? This only publishes in SWF format so it may not be the most useful in an age when HTML5 is quickly gaining popularity over Flash. eLearning E Pluribus Unum, so to speak. E Pluribus Unum, the motto of the United States.

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Games and Interactions for Articulate

eLearning Brothers

This tool is browser-based and has tons of different template interactions and games to choose from. Now you can quickly create eLearning interactions and games for Articulate. swf). Articulate Interactions Products/Reviews eLearning eLearning Tips games interactionsAre you an Articulate user? Are you looking for a way to easily create games and interactions to make your courses more engaging?

Adobe eLearning Suite Announced

Steve Howard

Adobe , Captivate , ELS , eLearning Suite , Device Central. Adobe has released the eagerly-awaited eLearning Suite. Offering seven innovative applications in one complete, integrated package, Adobe eLearning Suite combines full new versions of: Adobe Captivate® 4 Go beyond screen capture to author rich eLearning experiences. Adobe Presenter 7 Rapidly create high-impact Adobe Flash presentations and eLearning courses from PowerPoint.

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Adobe Captivate 4 announced

Steve Howard

Captivate 4 , Adobe , eLearning Suite. SWF commenting. Professional project templates. Posted in Adobe, Captivate, eLearning. Adobe Captivate eLearningAdobe announced the release of Captivate 4 today. Top new features in Adobe Captivate 4. Customizable widgets. Roundtrip PowerPoint workflow. Table of Contents and Aggregator. Text-to-speech functionality. Variables and Advanced Actions. Expanded output options. Adobe Photoshop® layer support.

New Features in Adobe Captivate 4

Steve Howard

project templates. design templates. Air Review app (swf commenting). Single SWF Output. Posted in Adobe, Captivate, eLearning. Adobe Captivate eLearningTridib Roy Chowdhury has posted an extensive list of Adobe Captivate 4 new features to The Adobe Captivate Blog. Productivity, Richness, and Robustness. Round-trip PowerPoint workflow – optional linking or embedding. Variables and Advanced Actions. Text-to-speech functionality.

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. Raptivity Essential provides a sufficient selection of templates for a novice user to get a hold of interactive learning.

Articulate ’09: Tips for Resolving Common Issues

Upside Learning

In this case, try setting the player template display at an optimal level and avoid scaling (this worked most of the times for us). Tags: Rapid eLearning Articulate Authoring Tools eLearning Rapid Articulate’s suite of products rate high in the rapid authoring segment.

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E-learning Development: Selecting the Right Audio, Video, and Image Format

CommLab India

When developing an eLearning course using rapid authoring tools, you should know which format is supported by the tool to import audio files, videos, and images. POT: Portable Object Template (Translation template). POTX: An extension file of Microsoft PowerPoint Template file.

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Using Shortcut Keys to Increase Your Productivity

Adobe Captivate

Preview the project in a web browser (SWF). Open project template. Show/hide the SWF-Commenting pane. The post Using Shortcut Keys to Increase Your Productivity appeared first on eLearning. Blog Toolbar Workspace "Elearning authoring tools" blog toolbar workspaceShortcut keys provide an easier and quicker way to navigate and use Adobe Captivate. They let you use keyboard key combinations instead of a mouse or program menu.

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Adobe shows off Captivate 4 and the Adobe eLearning Suite

Steve Howard

At the Adobe Learning Summit in San Jose, November 10th, Adobe showed several exciting new features from the next version of Captivate and from the up-coming eLearning Suite. At the Adobe Learning Summit, Adobe demonstrated the next version of Captivate, and also previewed the new Adobe eLearning Suite. Adobe says it’s OK to blog about the next version of Captivate and the up-coming eLearning Suite, so here we go. Captivate 4 introduces Project Templates.

Three Time-Saving Rapid E-Learning Tips

Rapid eLearning

Last week I shared a free PowerPoint template that was inspired by the iPad’s notebook app. Hopefully, you can find a use for the template. If not, check out some of the other free templates that are available in the Elearning Heroes community.

LMS Review: Litmos

Talented Learning

Administrative upload of certificate template and ability to define fields displayed on the certificate. Supports multiple formats — avi, wmv, mpg, mov, flv, m4v, ppt, pptx, pdf, mp3, zip, doc, or swf. I downloaded the template and contains a few dozen possible fields.

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Three Time-Saving Rapid E-Learning Tips

Rapid eLearning

Last week I shared a free PowerPoint template that was inspired by the iPad’s notebook app. Hopefully, you can find a use for the template. If not, check out some of the other free templates that are available in the Elearning Heroes community.

Raptivity: A Review

The eLearning Coach

Raptivity is a rapid development software tool that comes with a library of pre-built templates, most of which are interactive. The pre-built templates provide a way to quickly assemble an interaction or presentation segment and publish it to a Flash (.swf) swf) format.

Get Creative and Build Better E-Learning Courses

Rapid eLearning

I get to meet quite a few elearning developers and blog readers at the conferences. And the glossary post came as a result of someone asking about different ways to add a glossary to a rapid elearning course. Create a master slide using the background template image.

Product Review Raptivity

eLearning 24-7

Raptivity calls their product an interaction tool with templates, games, simulations, etc. AICC, 508 and SWF. Previews of templates, interactions that do not come with your pack, but again a tease – smells of upselling. Product: Raptivity. Raptivity is an interaction tool.

Over 75 Free Rapid E-Learning Resources

Rapid eLearning

The other day this guy asked me how to develop color schemes for his rapid elearning courses. I shared some of the tools that I use for color schemes in previous posts like this one on creating your own rapid elearning PowerPoint template.

5 Best Improvements in Articulate Presenter 09

eLearning Development

Inserting video uses the Insert Flash tool and has the same options as SWF files. Articulate Branding Removed - This is actually an option in the presentation template; the Articulate logo is still there by default. Tags: articulate presenter eLearning I’ve been using Articulate Presenter 09 for a couple of months now and have come up with the five things I like best about the new version.

Review of Snap by Lectora and how it stacks up against Articulate

Unicorn Training

What is itSnap by Lectora is a new rapid eLearning development tool created by Trivantis (creators of Lectora).With With Snap you can write and design an eLearning course within PowerPoint then use Snap to convert it into a Flash based course, ready for deployment on the web, LMS or CD-Rom.Snap actually works as an add-on to PowerPoint and offers very similar functionality to Articulate Studio Pro, but at a fraction of the price.

M-Learning: Landscape Changer: E-Reader

eLearning 24-7

Umm, lets see: Swf (yes, Flash and not Flash lite either) – An e-reader already boosts this as a new feature into the marketplace. End users can grab sims and download them, training templates, mini quick reference guides, manuals (which should be banned.really 20 pages? Same as the library, they pick what they want – templates, mini guides, social media offerings, you name it, it can be done. Tags: LCMS LMS Uncategorized e-learning elearning

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2010: mLearning Year in Review

mLearning Trends

Indeed, many traditional eLearning vendors ventured into the market though not in the volume or with the fanfare we had postulated twelve months ago. A.K.A. How our January 2010 Predictions Played Out!