Time to Migrate eLearning Courses from Flash to HTML5

Hurix Digital

In 2017, Adobe made a formal announcement stating that from 2020 the company would no longer support Flash. It’s a multimedia software which was extensively used to produce animations, desktop applications, and mobile games and applications, during the PC era. These Flash files could be viewed on browsers using a Flash player, and on the PC using some third-party applications. So, what went wrong with Flash?

An Overview of HTML5

Integrated Learnings

Apple's recent refusal to support Flash is the latest of many headaches web developers have had to endure as the web has matured but standards have been slow to respond. I mentioned this to a Flash developer at lunch today and I could see the frustration in his eyes wondering how he's going to meet the needs of his customers who use iPads. Standardizing these headaches so that web development is more consistant across all web-based devices is the goal of HTML5.


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4 Ways to Maximize the Impact of Your Training When Migrating From Flash to HTML5

Adobe Captivate

Since Flash, a leading authoring tool till a few years ago, is not supported on mobile devices, organizations feel the need to convert their Legacy Flash courses to HTML5. These 4 Examples on How to Use Migration from Flash to HTML5 To Enhance the Impact of Your eLearning will help organizations improve their eLearning as they migrate from Flash to HTML5.

4 Reasons You Should Invest in Flash to HTML5 Conversion

CommLab India

Have you invested heavily in Flash-based e-learning? Well, you need to convert them to the HTML5 format. The primary reason you should convert your Flash-based courses into the HTML5 format is that these courses cannot be accessed on most mobile devices. Content can be accessed offline. You cannot provide offline access to e-learning content, if it is developed in Flash. However, this is not the case with HTML5.

Offline Publishing and Viewing Options with Articulate Storyline®


One of the most popular questions coming from our clients in relation to Storyline-authored content is about offline viewing options. Another example is a client who wanted to show off our work on iPad®s during a tradeshow, but wanted to plan for offline delivery in case Wi-Fi was not provided during the event. What does “Offline” mean? As trivial as it seems, the term offline is as prone to misinterpretation as any other concept, so please allow me to define it first.

4 Ways to Maximize the Impact of Your Training When Migrating From Flash to HTML5

EI Design

Since Flash, a leading authoring tool till a few years ago, is not supported on mobile devices, organizations feel the need to convert their Legacy Flash courses to HTML5. These 4 Examples on How to Use Migration from Flash to HTML5 To Enhance the Impact of Your eLearning will help organizations improve their eLearning as they migrate from Flash to HTML5. Feee eBook: Flash To HTML5 – Essential Toolkit For Successful Migration.

8 reasons for using HTML5 for authoring eLearning course

Adobe Captivate

Adobe Flash has been a productive tool for authoring these courses. But, it suffered from the drawback that OS platforms of latest handheld devices don’t extend support for Flash. HTML5 has superseded Flash as a viable option for authoring eLearning courses because it is supported by all smartphones and tablets. The advantages of using HTML5 In eLearningcourses are numerous and have been enumerated below for your ready reference.

Choosing Mobile Learning Solutions Using Standards

JCA Solutions

Using Standards Separately or Together for Effective Mobile Learning. For many years, mobile learning was one of those promises. Once mobile devices started to become popular the promise of being able to have everything on our devices, including learning programs, was right on the heels. To that end came the development of HTML5 and responsive web content that adjusts to the screen size. So the promise of mobile learning may be closer than you may think.

Using the Pros and Cons of HTML5 to Enhance E-learning

CommLab India

The Learning industry is talking a lot about HTML5 these days. Its compatibility with multiple devices, augmenting mobile learning, has made it the hot favorite of L&D circles. However, HTML5 has cons along with its much talked about pros. As learning experts, we can use even the cons of HTML5 to benefit e-learning. Pros of HTML5 – How They Support E-learning. Is compatible with mobile browsers. Confused about Flash, HTML5, and the conversion?

Designing mobile SCORM for the eFrontPro Android app


As mobile SCORM was requested and eagerly anticipated by many of our users, it was important to get every element right and focus on creating the best user experience possible. One of the biggest challenges that occurs in eLearning is when trying to deliver content which was originally designed for a computer, on a mobile device. With learners taking advantage of mobile learning now more than ever, it is important that you stay ahead of the curve.


A guide to HTML5 elearning authoring tools


You’ve probably heard: Flash is dead! In its wake, HTML5 authoring has become the industry standard for L&D teams looking to produce modern, interactive and multi-device elearning. With the range of HTML5 authoring tools available on the market, how do you decide which one is right for your team? First off, what exactly is HTML5 authoring? HTML5 is today’s standardised language for structuring and presenting content on the web.

Drawbacks of Flash: How Articulate Storyline Can Help

CommLab India

The trouble is that most Smartphones and tablet PCs do not support Flash , which makes Flash-based courses archaic. Today, many tools are available which give you Flash-like output, ones that lessen the complexities of Flash – requiring developers to have technical knowledge to create interactive elements, consuming a lot of time and most importantly, money. Today, let’s see how Articulate Storyline improves upon Flash and its drawbacks. And Flash is (was?)

Mobile Mania – The Latest on M-Learning

eLearning 24-7

Mobile the final frontier. These are the voyages of mobile learning. To, ah forget it you now the rest, but what you may not know is the latest on the mobile learning front. I already saw that mobile planet. Responsive – Talk to any LMS vendor (okay, a large swath of them) and they will tell you they have responsive for mobile. . If they are in the cloud, surprise (actually not) you can view them in your mobile web browser. . Mobile OS.

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. Mobile Devices: Mobile devices vary not only in screen size but also in their operating systems. Learners may want to download it and view it offline.

What You Need to Know About Delivering SCORM on Mobile

CommLab India

Mobile learning has been the talk of the town for a while now. Learners are readily embracing the technological benefits of using their mobile devices to access learning. If you have SCORM content, there’s a lot of misleading information on the Internet on how SCORM can, and should, work on mobile devices. Today, let us see what it takes to implement SCORM on mobile, and also demystify a couple of misconceptions on the subject. Learning Technology mobile learning

Does the glove fit? How to make the most of HTML5 in e-learning

Saffron Interactive

The HTML5 mark-up language has now been around for about three years. Some of us have already embraced the change, thrown out Flash and welcomed HTML5 into our e-learning content. But what does HTML5 actually deliver above and beyond Flash? Firstly, a warning: HTML5 may not be right for you. And whilst we know that Flash won’t be supported forever, the rumours of its demise are very much exaggerated. HTML5 helps to get learning moving.

HTML5 offers best solution for multichannel content delivery


HTML5 offers best solution for multichannel content delivery. Plus, with more people accessing content on-the-go through mobile applications, it is essential that this information can be delivered and obtained in a quick, simple manner. HTML5 advantages. There are many advantages to using HTML5 conversion, rather than a native app, to distribute digital content through mobile applications whether it is business PDF documents, eBooks or another type of material.

10 Widely Used Authoring Tools that Support HTML5 and Empower E-learning

CommLab India

The adaptability and flexibility of HTML5 can address learner requirements and industry experts’ needs at the same time. Flash is Fading Away. Two decades ago, e-learning developers used to develop courseware on the primary code base of JavaScript and action script in Adobe Flash. Flash was also supported by the Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) standards. Flash files (.swf) But Flash is not compatible with mobile devices and latest browsers.

6 Learning Design Considerations for Mobile Learning

CommLab India

Although e-learning and mobile learning are used synonymously, e-learning content and design cannot be used for m-learning. Additionally, there is a difference in developing content for mobile learning and e-learning. It certainly needs a different approach, which considers the context of learning, how learners use their mobile devices, and what they use it for. So, here are 6 learning design considerations for developing mobile learning.

Top 10 authoring tool in 2020 delivering engaging digital learning content


2004), AICC, HTML5, xAPI/TinCan , cmi5, and LTI. . It is a content creation tool for supporting HTML5 for delivering various courses to tablets and mobile phones.

Mobile learning - where's it really at? The debate!

Unicorn Training

Everyone’s talking about mobile. Q1: With so much existing content out there how easy is it to make compatible for mobile? There are conversion tools out there you can use, like Articulate’s Storyline, but mobile is still at its very early stages. It’s not very easy to convert existing content so the focus should be on mobile learning in new projects rather than converting old one. Storyline will play offline. How does mobile effect eLearning design?

The brand new Captivate 9 puts Adobe years ahead of the competition

mLearning Revolution

I don’t think is too far-fetched to envision a future where we can actually design full-blown learning experiences on a mobile device without the need for a desktop computer. Captivate Draft strengthens the idea that we are no longer tethered to our stationary computers and that mobile devices are maturing from simple consumption tools to powerful authoring devices. Recording directly from Mobile Devices. The mobile experience on Prime is full of delightful surprises.

Top Ten Timeless Trends in eLearning


Smaller screens mean two things: Instruction developers need to know HTML5 and they need to break content into “nibble-sized chunks”. TinCan enables learners to collect data online and offline. Flash HTML5 conversion. Enter the magic of HTML5! In addition, HTML5 also gives hardware access, offline storage, and supports cloud-based applications. Instructional Design API cloud eLearning elearning trends gamification mobile learning trends video

Product Review: Articulate Storyline

eLearning 24-7

Mobile Player app – Major stinker. Numerous steps to view in HTML5. “Upload your content to a web server, you just give your learners a link to the story.htm file” – This is to view the course in HTML5 on your iPad. Now if you want to download it for offline viewing on an iPad series device: To do so, you (whomever that may be) allow your learners to download the course. Flash does not work on the iPad series.

So…How Do You Build eLearning For iPads?

Upside Learning

Now that we have thought about what we can do with our existing courseware let’s think about building some new eLearning and what’s all the fuss about HTML5. A good starting point is our blog post – 5 Rapid Authoring Tools to Publish Courses For Your iPads – where we talk about some of the authoring tools that can be used to develop HTML5 courses for iPads. So what’s the fuss about HTML5? So, on to the next hot topic of going mobile are – Apps.

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Articulate 360 Review: Why Your Business Should Strongly Consider Upgrading

Bottom-Line Performance

Small device content should be thought of mobile-first … Not a “Let’s just hide stuff that doesn’t work on the phone” solution. Better HTML5 output: One of the best, most unspoken new features is an optimized HTML5 engine. With the better HTML5 engine, republishing courses using a new version of Storyline may improve crash issues on mobile devices lacking in RAM. Flash vs. HTML5: You can publish to Flash, HTML5, or both (and prioritize either over the other).

Top 5 Content Authoring Tools You Need to Know About


Provides a responsive HTML5 output and a great analytics system where you can track how users are interacting with the content. Offline use of the platform for authoring may be a limitation . Features: Courses can be published to Flash, HTML5, and for use with iPad and/or Android apps.

On Fire in 2013 – What’s going to be hot in e-learning

eLearning 24-7

HTML5. Listen you love flash. You can’t live without it – but unless you want to be able to only see your courses on tablets that only support flash (and they all also support HTML5) or have zero desire to see your courses on the iPads (which support only HTML5), you will need to face reality. In 2012, I’ve seen a slow uptake with tools that can output to HTML5. The ability to select the apps you are interested in for your mobile device.

New mLearning Authoring Offerings - Wave #1

mLearning Trends

As detailed in my list of mobile learning predictions for 2011 , a collection of smart and savvy authoring tool vendors offering solutions for online training delivery will start to introduce specialized tools that will enable some form of single sourcing that outputs mobile-friendly content with little or nominal effort over and above what's already been invested to create online courseware and training materials.

Best ePublishing Platforms for Large Publishers


Enables secure distribution and offline access. The platform features an InDesign import, to offer better mobile experiences. Robust HTML5 compatibility so that publishers don’t have to install any apps to let readers view their publications.

Times are changing – trends in the content authoring tool market

eLearning 24-7

Remember when only a few offered the PPT to Flash option in their tools? Mobile Learning. Hmm, oh yeah mobile learning. The rapid increase in mobile learning is tied directly to tablets. In the content authoring tool market, the number of vendors who offered either mobile learning build capabilities within their tool or offered a stand-alone mobile course authoring tool is 28, of which two are free open source solutions. They output only to HTML5.

SCORM vs AICC: how do they compare?


It doesn’t work offline. SCORM course only work when they’re launched from an LMS, so web or mobile based courses are no good either. It was designed for Flash. SCORM was originally intended for Flash-based courses, which aren’t a popular option now that support for Flash is fading. HTML5 courses can be created to SCORM standards, but it limits their functionality. It works offline so users can complete learning wherever they are.


Online Training Solutions and the Art of Enterprise Training Delivery


However, with the impending phasing out of Flash, companies have now begun to transform their eLearning courses to the popular HTML5 format, an open source web format. More on How to Convert your Content from Flash to HTML5. Blended Learning: Blended learning as an online training solution allows an effective blend of online and offline learning, thus, providing learners the best of both the worlds.

E-Learning End Users Have Spoken – time for the industry to listen

eLearning 24-7

Interestingly, a large portion of LMS vendors have not optimized their products for the iPad/ iPad2 and with the exception of two content authoring tools, HTML5 capabilities, specifically the ability to output a course in HTML5 does not yet exist. By viewing the consumer market, there is huge growth in this area, especially for people who have mobile devices. PGP (Portable game players) are listed number three only behind smartphones and tablets for mobile devices sold.

5 E-Learning Forecasts for 2012

eLearning 24-7

They involved talent management, “hello and goodbye” with vendors, social learning, upswing in mobile learning, new feature sets in the authoring tool space, flat lining in web conferencing and standalone platforms. There are consumer locations that have implemented augmented reality without using a mobile device to view it. If you have a mobile device with a camera, opportunities are endless. For the mobile learning space – it is a necessity.

What is the Tin Can API & What Does it Mean for e-Learning?


Easy Flash Content Creation. Mobile Learning. Lectora Mobile. Mobile eLearning Platform for All mLearning. -->. Flash Creation for Everyone. -->. Lectora Mobile. Flash Creation for Everyone. -->. Lectora Mobile. Lectora Mobile. Mobile Learning. -->. The Tin Can API can easily recognize and track a wide range of learning activities including: Mobile learning. Offline learning. Lectora: ONLY HTML5 Authoring Tool.

It’s the small things that count: microlearning with eFrontPro


In this sense, microlearning is not very far from flash cards — and in fact a similar approach is often followed. EncodeMagic, our proprietary conversion engine, will make sure they work fine within your lesson content, whether they are seen from a desktop or mobile. Speaking of mobile , while microlearning can certainly be done on a desktop, where it really shines, and where it is most useful, is when your learners are on the go. Offline. Small is beautiful.

It’s the small things that count: microlearning with eFrontPro


In this sense, microlearning is not very far from flash cards — and in fact a similar approach is often followed. EncodeMagic, our proprietary conversion engine, will make sure they work fine within your lesson content, whether they are seen from a desktop or mobile. Speaking of mobile , while microlearning can certainly be done on a desktop, where it really shines, and where it is most useful, is when your learners are on the go. Offline. Small is beautiful.

10 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 28

Upside Learning

Besides this, our technology-tuned ears have also caught some scoop on iPhone and Flash; finally, the marriage seems to be on the cards. iPhone Finally Gets Flash. Apple may not have approved it, but it appears as though iPhone users will soon gain access to Flash content. How HTML5 May Become The Standard For Apps (Inside Apps). Qualcomm executive Rob Chandhok tells CNET why he sees apps moving toward HTML5 in a big way over the next 18 to 24 months.

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5 Common Myths About eLearning Authoring Tools Busted

gomo learning

Below is an example of responsive design in gomo, showing how a single course would look on a desktop, tablet and mobile phone. Authoring Tool Myth #3: HTML5 Courses Don’t Look as Good as Old Flash-Based Courses. Flash was once the long-standing favorite for eLearning developers thanks to a combination of interactivity and high graphical quality. Modern browsers, smartphones and tablets all consume HTML5 by default.