Publishing Adobe Captivate Projects: SWF, HTML5, or Both?

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by Kevin Siegel      If you attend our  Adobe Captivate Beginner class , you will learn how to publish projects as SWF (for desktop users) and HTML5 (for mobile users).  Currently, the most common way to publish a Captivate project is as a Flash SWF, an excellent solution because SWF files provide the best multimedia experience for your learners. While HTML5 may one day completely replace SWF, today is not that day.

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Smokescreen – The Future Of Flash Player?

Upside Learning

Smokescreen project is an effort to bring Flash player to the iPhone/iPad without installing the Flash plug-in. It’s an open source project implemented in HTML5 and JavaScript. For now this project is targeted at advertisers to enable them to run Flash ads on the iPhone/iPad. Here is a video demonstration of a Flash ad running on an iPad using Smokescreen –. Related posts: Adobe AIR & Flash Player 10.1–

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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. These Flash files could be viewed on browsers using a Flash player, and on the PC using some third-party applications. Following the announcement by Adobe, major browsers including Google and Microsoft followed suit and announced that they would disable the plug-in in their browsers by early next year, thus, bringing down the curtains on Flash.

5 Reasons Why You Should Convert Flash to HTML5

Hurix Digital

Steps to Convert SWF to HTML5 . This paradigm shift has made Flash fall short when it comes to the mobile demands of modern businesses. Thus, forcing Adobe to announce its plan to kill Flash by the end of 2020. This news comes after nearly two decades of Flash dominance, where it was a standard for creating multimedia. Presently, the HTML5 vs SWF/ Flash debate has all but disappeared, with the former appearing as the clear winner.

The Demise of the Flash Player – What Do I Do Now?

Adobe Captivate

On July 25, 2017, Adobe made the following announcement : Adobe is planning to end-of-life Flash. Specifically, we will stop updating and distributing the Flash Player at the end of 2020 and encourage content creators to migrate any existing Flash content to these new open formats. This announcement has a major impact on any organization which has e-learning courses published to run in Adobe Flash player. swf,htm).

5 Reasons Why You Should Convert Flash to HTML5

Hurix Digital

5 Steps to Convert SWF to HTML5 . This paradigm shift has made Flash fall short when it comes to the mobile demands of modern businesses. Thus, forcing Adobe to announce its plan to kill Flash by the end of 2020. This news comes after nearly two decades of Flash dominance, where it was a standard for creating multimedia. Presently, the HTML5 vs Flash debate has all but disappeared, with the former appearing as the clear winner. Enter HTML5!

TechSmith Camtasia Studio 8: One Smart Player

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Arguably, the most common way to publish a Camtasia project is as a Flash SWF. This is an excellent solution because SWF files can be used by the vast majority of the world's personal computers, browsers and operating systems. Although your learners will not need Camtasia installed on their computer to use a SWF, they will need a modern web browser and the free Adobe Flash Player (www.adobe.com).  window, select  MP4-Flash/HTML5 player.

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Adobe Captivate 6: HTML5 At Last!

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

This week, HTML5. Currently the most common way to publish a Captivate project is as a Flash SWF, an excellent solution because SWF files can be used by the vast majority of the world's personal computers, browsers and operating systems. Your learners will not need Captivate installed on their computer to use a SWF, but they will need a modern web browser and the free Adobe Flash Player (www.adobe.com).

Move from Flash to HTML5 – and Still Keep Your Super Powers!

Illumen Group

Move from Flash to HTML5 – and Still Keep Your Super Powers! Last July, Adobe announced that Flash, the ubiquitous, super-powered website and elearning authoring tool will be phased out by the end of 2020. Popular web browsers have already discussed their plans to no longer support the Flash plugin. At this point, there’s very little that Flash can do that HTML5 can’t handle. These tools have the option to publish in both Flash and HTML5.

How will Flash’s demise affect your SCORM courses?

LearnUpon

Support for Adobe Flash Player ends in 2020. And as Flash has been integral to eLearning for over 20 years, it’s retirement will have a significant effect. Currently, you can export SCORM packages to Flash, HTML, or both. Flash is the most popular output type, so it’s likely that your courses are SWF Flash-based. SWF courses do not work on certain devices; Apple devices. There are a couple of caveats: HTML5 requires a modern browser.

The Open Screen Project – Will It Succeed?

Upside Learning

The Open Screen Project was started to help create a singular experience on multiple devices (using Flash) be it Computers, Mobiles, TV or Game consoles. Adobe wants to latch onto the developer group that’s comfortable with Flash, yet wants their services and content to run across platforms – this by making its runtime consistent across all devices and encourage developers to design accordingly. Obviously, using Flash platform tools offered by Adobe.

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Adobe Captivate 6: Delivering Standalone eLearning Lessons

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If the learner is going to access the lesson over the internet (either from a web server or an LMS), publishing SWF and/or HTML5 is the way to go. If you decide to publish a SWF, the learner will use a web browser to access the lesson. In addition to the web browser, the learner must have the free Adobe Flash Player on the computer to view the SWF. If you publish HTML5, a web browser is still required for the learner.

Adobe Captivate: Best Practices for Creating Compliant eLearning

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

For example, if you select the Enable Accessibility option and you have filled in the project name and project description text boxes in Project preferences, a screen reader will read the name and description when the Adobe Captivate SWF file is played. Password protection (If an Adobe Captivate SWF file is password protected, the prompt for a password is read by screen readers). Note: To access Flash files using a screen reader, users must have Flash Player 9 or later installed.

Rapid Authoring Tips to Tackle Legacy Flash eLearning Content

BrightCarbon

Welcome to our comprehensive guide to handling legacy Flash eLearning content. This page has all you need to know to on how to rapidly republish or recreate your courses to adapt to the imminent end of Flash at the end of 2020. What is happening to legacy Flash eLearning content?

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.

Apple Vs Adobe: Impact On Mobile Learning Development

Upside Learning

Apple has revised the Developer Program License Agreement to ban the use of cross compiler tools like Unity3d, Appcelerator’s Titanium, Adobe’s Flash CS5 etc. Industry experts believe that Apple has done this solely to block the new feature of Adobe Flash that will allow the Flash developers to publish Flash files to iPhone app without any knowledge of iPhone SDK or Objective-C. Related posts: Adobe AIR & Flash Player 10.1–

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CP2019’s Tiny Gems

Adobe Captivate

I suppose all developers are aware that the final death of Flash Player, SWF output will be there sooner than expected. For the ‘blank’ projectstThe big button Preview has changed the sequence of the methods and clarified that the former ‘Preview in Browser (F12)’ is creating a temporary SWF. Adobe Captivate Blog Project Upgrade blog css HTML5 play button preview project upgrade Skin EditorReview?

How to Publish SCORM Content in Adobe Captivate

LearnUpon

It also removes the ability to publish flash content as flash is now dead. Output Format: Here you can choose to publish your SCORM as Flash (SWF), or HTML5, or both. If you publish to Flash (SWF), your learners can view the course on their desktop computers. If you publish to HTML5, your learners can view the course on iPads and mobile devices. Seamless Tabbing: Allows users to seamlessly tab through Flash content, and browser controls.

Articulate Storyline: Adding Accessibility

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If you publish Flash content (SWF), the content can be made compliant. However, HTML5 and Articulate Mobile Player output isn't currently compliant. by Kevin Siegel      You can use Storyline to create eLearning lessons that are accessible to learners who have visual, hearing, mobility, or other types of disabilities.

Estimating Time for Rebuilding an Existing Course Library with Captivate

Adobe Captivate

This process may assist you in the next year or two as we prepare for potential course re-development opportunities due to the slow but eventual demise of the Flash player. These text-only (no audio) courses were built more than five years ago with a lesser known authoring tool, and the finished products were generated in Flash. Publish them in HTML5 rather than swf output.

15 Authoring Tools For mEnabling Your eLearning For iPads

Upside Learning

A multimedia authoring tool that goes beyond Flash and builds applications based on HTML5, Javascript, jQuery and CSS3 and works well on iOS and Android devices, and the latest HTML5-compatible browsers. Storyline publishes to three different formats: Flash, HTML5, and iOS for iPad, delivering rich multimedia and interactivity for tablet learning. Flash CS6 Toolkit for CreateJS. If you are a Flash Pro CS6 user, you can add this free (yes free!)

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Offline Publishing and Viewing Options with Articulate Storyline®

SweetRush

Screenshot credit: Articulate Mobile Player (AMP) is a free iPad app that will run your course. Differences between AMP and Adobe Flash®/HTML5. Default player. Player customizations, such as background color, color schemes, or alternative fonts will be reverted to default. Flash and JavaScript®. Comparing Articulate Storyline’s Flash, HTML5, and Articulate Mobile Player Output.

3 Best Tools to Develop Web-based Training (WBT) Courses

CommLab India

Storyline is widely used to convert Flash-based e-learning content, which cannot be accssed on most Smartphones and tablet PCs, into the mobile-compatible HTML5 format. The software can be used to retain most effects of Flash. You can use Storyline to publish technology-enabled learning content to Flash, HTML5, and Articulate Mobile Player (AMP), a native app available in both iOS and Android flavors.

What’s Hot with Articulate 360? – Part 7: Engage 360

CommLab India

Engage 360 allows you to record and import video files; you can set videos to play automatically or incorporate Player controls. Flash objects and interactivities in the SWF format can be inserted. Engage360 comes with a responsive Player that enables learners to interact with the course content smoothly, on the device of their choice. Quizzes can be published to Flash, HTML5, and Articulate Player, a native mobile app available in iOS and Android flavors.

How to Publish SCORM Content in Adobe Captivate

LearnUpon

It also removes the ability to publish flash content as flash is now dead. Output Format: Here you can choose to publish your SCORM as Flash (SWF), or HTML5, or both. If you publish to Flash (SWF), your learners can view the course on their desktop computers. If you publish to HTML5, your learners can view the course on iPads and mobile devices. Export PDF: The Flash (SWF) file generated is inserted into a PDF file and then published.

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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. Add SWF files, Captivate movies, and Camtasia screencasts to your course. 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.

Importance of Captivate’s Events?

Adobe Captivate

Since that object is no longer supported for HTML5 output, I took it out of the table. InfoSemantics developed a HTML5 widget that is one of my favourites: the CpExtra Widget. InfoSemantics used to have a SWF widget (EventHandler), worked great, but with the EOL of Flash player for all browsers, not so useful anymore. Intro. Over 6 years ago I published a blog post explaining the importance of Events in the application.

Interactivity in Software Tutorials?

Adobe Captivate

It can be used as standalone asset; the viewer only needs a mp4 player which is available on each system. Those are SWF-based but will be converted to MP4 when publishing to HTML5. Standalone version (exe): not sure what the future will be when Flash Player has died. Intro. Whenever a comparison of eLearning authoring tools is published, Captivate still is considered to be the best tool for creation of software tutorials.

Two weeks with Captivate 2017

Adobe Captivate

If Flash player is enabled in your browser, you can test this movie (SWF) online in my personal blog. You can download the published HTML5 version from this link. Intro. About two weeks ago Captivate 10, now labeled Captivate 2017 was released. If you did visit my blog in the past, you know that I prefer to wait a while before posting my first impressions. My focus is also more on the non-hype features added in this release, I call them the ‘hidden’ gems.

Product Review: Lectora Snap! Empower

eLearning 24-7

Library pulls in your video, audio, flash and image files right from your video,image, flash, audio folders on your computer – GREAT IDEA – although I wish they added HTML5. Offers the general publish as a mobile video device at 100% – but are they referring to all mobile devices or tablets or portable gaming players? Flash – Add flash to a page, similar issue i.e Initially this review was going to cover both Snap! and Snap!

Reflections on Captivate 2017

Adobe Captivate

If Flash player is enabled in your browser, you can test this movie (SWF) online in my personal blog. You can download the published HTML5 version from this link. Intro. About two weeks ago Captivate 10, now labeled Captivate 2017 was released. If you did visit my blog in the past, you know that I prefer to wait a while before posting my first impressions. My focus is also more on the non-hype features added in this release, I call them the ‘hidden’ gems.

2010: mLearning Year in Review

mLearning Trends

lack of Flash support). The recent release of our CellCast Widget for Android Tablets has been well received by customers especially with the inclusion of a new Flash Player template we produced that transforms Articulate Presenter content into something that sizes and plays well on Android mobiles. The arrival of Adobe's Flash Player v10.1 And much of the promise of Adobe’s Flasher Player v10.1 A.K.A. How our January 2010 Predictions Played Out!

Two weeks with Captivate 2017

Adobe Captivate

If Flash player is enabled in your browser, you can test this movie (SWF) online in my personal blog. You can download the published HTML5 version from this link. Intro. About two weeks ago Captivate 10, now labeled Captivate 2017 was released. If you did visit my blog in the past, you know that I prefer to wait a while before posting my first impressions. My focus is also more on the non-hype features added in this release, I call them the ‘hidden’ gems.

M-Learning: Landscape Changer: E-Reader

eLearning 24-7

″ Now, a new player hit the market with a 10.7″ Umm, lets see: Swf (yes, Flash and not Flash lite either) – An e-reader already boosts this as a new feature into the marketplace. Ipad is going to use HTML5 instead of.swf, assuming they can get it to work in the near future, but its Flash sans Adobe. I know that there are quite a few out there right now going HUH??

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First Reflections on Version 11.5.0.

Adobe Captivate

Preview menu : for non-responsive projects, the option ‘Preview HTML5 in Browser (F11)’ is now the first option which is great! The death of Flash player for all browsers will soon be a fact, every developer has to switch to HTML5 output. The other Preview methods are all still based on a temporary SWF output (except Play Slide, which is NOT a preview method). To check the future output only the mentioned Preview HTML5 in Browser should be used.

First Reflections on Version 11.5.0.437

Adobe Captivate

Preview menu : for non-responsive projects, the option ‘Preview HTML5 in Browser (F11)’ is now the first option which is great! The death of Flash player for all browsers will soon be a fact, every developer has to switch to HTML5 output. The other Preview methods are all still based on a temporary SWF output (except Play Slide, which is NOT a preview method). To check the future output only the mentioned Preview HTML5 in Browser should be used.