eLearning Development: Useful Firefox add-ons

Upside Learning

Mozilla’s Firefox is a preferred web browser for many. What makes Firefox different from other browsers is it being open source and highly customizable using Firefox add-ons. Here I list some of them: Flash Switcher – Adobe Flash being the most commonly used development tool for Upside Learning, testing Flash content in different versions of Flash Player is a pain. Using Flash-Switcher you can also add or remove different versions of Flash Player.

Is HTML5 Ready for eLearning Development?

Upside Learning

Last week, while justifying Apple’s refusal to allow Flash player on iPhone/iPad, Steve Jobs wrote– “ New open standards created in the mobile era, such as HTML5, will win on mobile devices (and PCs too) ”. Internet Explorer ( IE 6, 7 and 8 ) the most widely used web browsers has no support for HTML5. Related posts: HTML 5 and eLearning Development eLearning Development: Useful Firefox add-ons Why Use ActionScript 3.0

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Creating Accessible eLearning with Articulate Storyline 360

B Online Learning

Storyline 360 supports these screen readers with HTML5 and Flash courses: HTML5 : JAWS 16 or later with Internet Explorer 10 or later, Google Chrome (latest version), Firefox (latest version). Flash : JAWS 16 or later with Internet Explorer 11 or later. Player Font Size. You can also, adjust the font size on the player up to 200% larger than the default. Go to the Player settings in Story View (or via the Home tab), then click on Colours & Effects.

Flash: an End of an Era – What You Need To Know

Aptara

In 1996 Macromedia first introduced the Flash Player, developed to play videos, animations, and audio and to support enhanced interactivity in web browsers. Over the years web browsers matured and so did Flash Player, which became the most widely used plug-in to play multimedia elements on a web page. Frequent updates to Flash Player, and increases in its usage provided hackers with an opportunity to exploit the security vulnerability of Flash and to hack systems.

5 Keys to Success With the Knowledge Guru Game Platform

Knowledge Guru

Quest will not work within Internet Explorer 8. If users cannot switch to a modern browser (IE9 or higher, Chrome, Firefox), then you’ll have problems. Legend is the optimal choice if you want to break up game play throughout the day and have players focus on a single topic per play session. You can have players complete a single world within the game, which would include all the day’s topics. The result is player fatigue and overload on their brains.

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Learning Content in Crisis? The How and Why of Moving from Flash to HTML5

gomo learning

For readers of a certain age, Adobe Flash was the exciting new face of a media-filled internet. Flash content still barely clings on—in internet terms, just under 3% of websites make use of it. Flash Player must be first enabled in the browser settings since version 76 (July 2019).

A Complete Training Portal for Multi-device Mobile Learners

CommLab India

For example, if a course was compatible with a particular operating system and Internet browser, required a Flash player to play, and the pop-up blocker was to be disabled, and cookies enabled, it was the responsibility of the learners to setup the minimum requirements to access the course. Browser-based: There are about 25 different browsers; the most popular being Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, and Opera.

Offline Publishing and Viewing Options with Articulate Storyline®

SweetRush

For example, one of our clients is deploying a healthcare-related series of courses in Africa, where at least a portion of the target audience may not have access to a reliable Internet connection. Offline viewing means the ability to open and run a course without being concurrently connected to Internet. A LMS is typically a remotely-hosted system that requires an Internet connection to launch and track the content. Default player.

How to Convert Flash-Based Websites to HTML5 Right Now!

Hurix Digital

Further, some of the most popular internet browsers such as Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox have blocked Adobe Flash technology for speed and security reasons.

Multimedia experiences growing stronger in HTML5

Aptara

A recent Online Video piece delved into the current state of HTML5 video based on facts from a report prepared by JW Player. The current hold-outs are Opera and Internet Explorer 8 but fortunately, these are receding options with small shares of the market. Microsoft is even in the process of phasing out the Internet Explorer branding altogether, planning an efficient new browser to go along with the long-awaited launch of Windows 10. Firefox joins the crowd.

How to Publish SCORM Content in Adobe Captivate

LearnUpon

Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome or Safari) we will always use the SWF/HTML5 output. For example, where a learner doesn’t have access to the content through the Flash Player in a browser. This option is applicable only for Internet Explorer. Flash Player Version : Adobe Captivate generates the Flash (SWF) file in the Flash version that you choose (removed in the 2017 version of Adobe Captivate).

What’s Hot with Articulate 360? – Part 5: Presenter

CommLab India

Presenter 360 comes with an easy-to-use window that allows you to include navigation elements, branching, playlists, and Player tabs. Presenter 360 has the following features that allow you to create device-agnostic online courses that can be accessed by all learners, including those with physical disabilities: A responsive Player that renders content based on the size of the screen, on which it is rendered. Learners can be allowed to skip Player navigation.

8 reasons for using HTML5 for authoring eLearning course

Adobe Captivate

Mobile devices have penetrated all level of human society because of competitive pricing and dropping internet costs. These can be accessed anywhere and may even be downloaded for remote viewing without requiring an active internet connection, provided the app supports storage of data in offline mode. For viewing eLearning course developed with Flash, the user has to first download a supported Flash player or plug-in compatible with browser in use.

Is MOODLE Compatible with Section 508?

CommLab India

MOODLE adheres to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), Authoring Tools Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG), and the guidelines to develop Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA). Visually-challenged learners can read the screen through the Job Access With Speech (JAWS) screen reader software in Microsoft Internet Explorer. It also supports Non-visual Desktop Access (NDVA) screen reader software for Mozilla Firefox. The power of the Web is in its universality.

Flash is Dead: Long Live HTML5 for eLearning

LearnUpon

Modern browsers like Safari, Chrome, Firefox, and eventually Internet Explorer all became equipped to provide the powerful features associated with Flash, such as animation, scripting and video playback. Browsers have a bit of work to do on playback over poor internet connections (and I’d also criticise the feature-incomplete players embedded in the browsers). A less frequently discussed problem concerns support for Internet Explorer 8 and 9.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

Most often, it’s delivered over the internet. And there are ongoing discussions about whether ADA applies to the internet presence of commercial businesses. Can the video player be controlled by the keyboard? This can be complicated—different screen readers interact with screen content in different ways (running NVDA on Firefox, for example, will be different than running JAWS on Internet Explorer, which will be different than running VoiceOver on iOS.).

Global Accessibility Awareness Day at DigitalChalk

DigitalChalk eLearning

As Joe pointed out , developers routinely test using Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Internet Explorer, but rarely test with JAWS or NVDA screen readers. As shown below, the Chalkboard player controls include play/stop, fast forward/rewind, mute and other player controls. WAVE helped us identify player controls that were missing important accessibility attributes. Using the WAVE tool again, we confirmed that the new player controls could be spoken.

HTML5 making inroads with Apple and Mozilla

Aptara

GSM Arena pointed out that some downloadable solutions perform even better than the iOS model, with Chrome, Opera and Firefox all posting impressive totals. This has driven Mozilla to embrace rights-managed and protected content in its Firefox browser, even though this action is contrary to the company's support of open source code. HTML5 making inroads with Apple and Mozilla. The past few years have seen an explosion of ways to distribute and experience content.

HTML5 – Let the Games Begin!

eLearning 24-7

and YouTube (beta) are already offering videos in HTML5 players. Uses 20% of computer resources compared to 40% for Flash – this makes a big difference when someone is trying to view anything, regardless of their internet connection (DSL, Cable, Modem, T1, etc.). All the big browsers are supporting it i.e. Safari, Chrome, Microsoft IE9, Opera and soon FireFox (at time of writing, not yet). Firefox 4.0 Yes: Apple Safari , Firefox 4.0 (not

HTML5 – Let the Games Begin!

eLearning 24-7

and YouTube (beta) are already offering videos in HTML5 players. Uses 20% of computer resources compared to 40% for Flash – this makes a big difference when someone is trying to view anything, regardless of their internet connection (DSL, Cable, Modem, T1, etc.). All the big browsers are supporting it i.e. Safari, Chrome, Microsoft IE9, Opera and soon FireFox (at time of writing, not yet). Firefox 4.0 Yes: Apple Safari , Firefox 4.0 (not

Flash currently optional, soon to be obsolete

Aptara

Interestingly enough, many thinkers in the digital space seem downright pleased with this move and ready to make the change in their Internet use. There are still some elements of the Internet running on Flash technology. If average Internet users have decided to switch Flash off for security reasons, they won't have access to these providers' rich media offerings. This was a sign that there could be an Internet post-Flash, and mobile developers have taken note.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

Most often, it’s delivered over the internet. And there are ongoing discussions about whether ADA applies to the internet presence of commercial businesses. Can the video player be controlled by the keyboard? This can be complicated—different screen readers interact with screen content in different ways (running NVDA on Firefox, for example, will be different than running JAWS on Internet Explorer, which will be different than running VoiceOver on iOS.).

What’s Hot with Articulate 360? – Part 4

CommLab India

Brand New Responsive Player. The Articulate 360 component comes with a responsive Player that renders content dynamically, based on the size of the screen on which it is viewed. The Player responds effectively to various mobile screen sizes, hiding sidebar menus, removing the chrome of browsers, and delivering excellent learning experiences on all smartphones and tablets, thanks to its mobile-friendly playback controls.

Ring in the New: Flash E-learning to HTML5

CommLab India

If you want to access any Flash-based content on any browser, you need to install the Flash player plugin first. If learners do not have it installed in their systems, they will have to put up with a lot of inconvenience – click the link to the Flash player download page, download the setup file, and install it. Not everybody has a high speed Internet service or a 3G/4G mobile connection.

Microsoft Viva – The Answers you are Seeking

eLearning 24-7

I remember when Internet Explorer appeared for the first time on the net. Netscape was the dominant player, and while there were a couple of other browsers, everyone I knew used Netscape, and only used AOL when they could get 30 days free – (The CD).

How to Publish SCORM Content in Adobe Captivate

LearnUpon

Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome or Safari) we will always use the SWF/HTML5 output. For example, where a learner doesn’t have access to the content through the Flash Player in a browser. This option is applicable only for Internet Explorer. Flash Player Version : Adobe Captivate generates the Flash (SWF) file in the Flash version that you choose. Adobe Captivate is one of the best authoring tools available to eLearning professionals.

Pressure mounting to lose Flash in Web content

Aptara

The struggle of HTML5 against Flash is one of the Internet's current main elements. Pegoraro then laid out the case to make the switch, explaining that Mac computers no longer get the player by default, and have not come with it for four years. He also stated that HTML5 is making inroads into popular browsers, including Firefox, which has been a bit of a holdout on the video front. Pressure mounting to lose Flash in Web content.

LMS Vendors: U Can Survive – Innovate, Invigorate and Invent

eLearning 24-7

If the technology infrastructure does not enable internet connection and the only availability is mobile, then m-learning on a smartphone is workable and clearly acceptable. For consumers in general, smartphones are number one in the market, then PGPs (Portable Game Players) and so on. Portable Game Players. When everyone was using Internet Explorer, one vendor said, hmm what about “Firefox&# – and it worked.

85+ Top Tools & Resources for Course Creators

learnWorlds

LearnWorlds’ Interactive Video Player. LearnWorlds is the only course-platform that comes with a built-in interactive video player. The player adds a layer of interactivity on top of the videos with an easy-to-use editor. Compressing files allows for smaller-sized videos and is better for web-based courses and students without access to high-speed internet. Steve Jobs once said, ‘Technology is nothing.

LMS Vendors: U Can Survive – Innovate, Invigorate and Invent

eLearning 24-7

If the technology infrastructure does not enable internet connection and the only availability is mobile, then m-learning on a smartphone is workable and clearly acceptable. For consumers in general, smartphones are number one in the market, then PGPs (Portable Game Players) and so on. Portable Game Players. When everyone was using Internet Explorer, one vendor said, hmm what about “Firefox&# – and it worked.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Open Laszlo Gets Its Own Track and Big Customers for the open source webtop platform

Mark Oehlert

Here is a little something for my geek bros and siss: "Temkin has always been careful to underline how one important thingabout OpenLaszlo is that it doesnt lock you into the Flash player,even though it takes advantage of Flash as a standard ubiquitousruntime. Laszlo is abstract from the Flash player.

Product Review: Liquid Authoring Content Authoring Tool

eLearning 24-7

In test version, product did not work in FireFox, had problems in Safari, but worked well in Internet Explorer. Media Player – creates a media player on the course build window, you have a robust set of options here. Product: Liquid Authoring. Liquid Authoring, a new rapid content authoring tool from Landmark ASP, tries to bring together easy to use functionality with advanced capabilities. The problem though lies in the execution.