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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The Open Screen Project – Will It Succeed?

Upside Learning

This is an outcome of the Adobe initiated Open Screen Project , which was started a couple of years back. 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. Obviously, using Flash platform tools offered by Adobe. In other words, it’s an effort to make the Flash platform a de-facto development & delivery standard for the entire gamut of devices.

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Why is HTML5 migration considered to be a wiser perspective?

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Hence, the scenario has made the switching over from flash plug-ins and SWF to html5 has been indispensable. The flash courses proved unsuitable for the Chrome browsers that were rarely used. HTML5 supports sandboxing, which makes it more robust. What is HTML5?

Taking Legacy Flash eLearning to HTML5

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Adobe threatened to sunset Flash for years but each year, the death sentence was commuted. Just when we thought that Flash would go on, along came December 2020. Adobe  Adobe followed through and ended support for Flash on December 31, 2020. Many eLearning developers didn't panic because the end of Flash simply meant that, while the Flash output would continue to work, it would likely be blocked on more and more systems.

Old project(published as SWF in CP6), not working when republished for HTML5 in CP2017

Adobe Captivate

At that time), I preferred all my O/P publication in SWF. Then, was engaged in a projects that uses another software/tools Visual studio …. But as HTML5 is now growing as default standard, I just republished my old Captivate projects in HTML5, but it is not giving any output in HTML5. Pool) in the project. I checked compatibility using HTML5 Tracker. Also checked for any transient effect and similar SWF component….

Conversion from Flash Based Technologies with the DOD

Adobe Captivate

The post Conversion from Flash Based Technologies with the DOD appeared first on eLearning. Adobe Captivate Discussion Project Upgrade differences html swf discussion HTML5 project upgrade SWF

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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).

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–

objects disappearing after HTML5 publication

Adobe Captivate

I have a project that I was publishing in both html and swf. However, the client had issues with flash running properly and wants it in only html. it works just fine in preview and swf. But when i go to publish it in only HTML5 i get this: So I have tried placing it everywhere within the timeline and saying display for rest of slide but it still wants to not appear after publication… any advice??? Hi everyone!!!

Publishing a responsive project to Moodle (Html only)

Adobe Captivate

Right now im struggeling to 1) publish my project as a html-only version and get it to work on moodle (optimally with LMS SCORM 1.2). A second Issue im Having ist that suddenly, 2) my preview (full project) and published versions only show slides 1-10 and the rest of the slides (approx. Regarding 1): My project was originally created as a blank project and now I converted it into responsive. inherit the code to use flash as well.

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Webinar: Using Custom HTML5 and Adobe Edge with Lectora

eLearning Brothers

Recently I did a Webinar for Lectora users on how to use custom HTML5 inside Lectora projects. This tool is perfect if you know nothing about HTML or HTML5. You simply choose a pre-made interaction/game, fill out the content forms within the tool and then publish an HTML5 or Flash object. Insert the final output into your eLearning/mLearning Authoring tool (I’ll show you how to insert HTML5 content into Lectora V11).

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.

Adobe Captivate 6: Delivering Standalone eLearning Lessons

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When publishing a Captivate project file, the format you select will depend upon on how the learner will access the lesson. 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. If you publish HTML5, a web browser is still required for the learner.

TechSmith Camtasia Studio 8: One Smart Player

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by Kevin Siegel    When you are ready to make a Camtasia project available to your learners, you need to Produce it. 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. According to Adobe, the Flash Player is installed on most of the world's computers. 

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Adobe Captivate: Best Practices for Creating Compliant eLearning

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Selecting the Enable Accessibility option ( Edit > Preferences > Publishing ) makes certain elements in Adobe Captivate projects accessible or open to accessibility technology. 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. by Kevin Siegel.

CP2019’s Tiny Gems

Adobe Captivate

That is fine for pure linear projects but personally I largely prefer custom navigation and buttons for my projects which will seldom be linear. I suppose all developers are aware that the final death of Flash Player, SWF output will be there sooner than expected. This gem is only valide for non-responsive projects because responsive projects can only be previewed as HTML. Review? Not a complete review, I need more time to explore some of the features.

Rapid Authoring Tips to Tackle Legacy Flash eLearning Content

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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?

Camtasia Studio vs Adobe Presenter: Working with PowerPoint Presentations

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  To migrate PowerPoint presentations to Camtasia Studio projects, and then eLearning, you'll need to first install Camtasia Studio and, when prompted, install the Camtasia recording features for PowerPoint.     To migrate a PowerPoint presentation into a new Camtasia Studio project, click the  Record  button (shown above). Using Camtasia, you can add callouts, images, audio, Flash hotspots, animations, and even a quiz.).

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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Adobe Captivate & RoboHelp: Incorporate eLearning within a Help System

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

When creating content within Adobe Captivate, avoid using Captivate features that are not supported by mobile devices (such as Flash animations or rollovers). Prior to publishing a lesson, choose Project > HTML5 Tracker to open the HTML5 Tracker (shown below). If the HTML5 Tracker displays any Unsupported objects, consider visiting the affected slides and removing those objects. by Kevin Siegel.

mLearning: The Time is Now

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" The article says that a Pew Internet & American Life Project study from July 2010 found that 55% of US mobile web users go online daily, up from 24% the year before. In what may be another boon for mLearning, last week Google released a beta tool called Swiffy , a free Flash to HTML5 converter. My first thought about Swiffy was that it would solve a LOT of the problems I hear with SWF content not playing on Apple devices like the iPad.

Creating Captivate Courses from Multiple Merged Microlearning Modules

eLearning Brothers

Create an Aggregator Project. 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. Daisy-Chaining: Basically, with this you can link to another file once the initial project completes. This is done using the Project End Options in the Preferences. E Pluribus Unum, the motto of the United States.

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How to Publish SCORM Content in Adobe Captivate

LearnUpon

The latest release adds new features including better responsive design, the ability to convert legacy content as responsive projects and more font options than ever. It also removes the ability to publish flash content as flash is now dead. At the top of the Preferences box, you’ ll see a checkbox for “Quiz, Enable reporting for this project”. Project Title: Give your project a title.

15 Authoring Tools For mEnabling Your eLearning For iPads

Upside Learning - Mobile

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. Here’s a good, low-cost option for quick conversion of your existing Captivate-based projects for tablets.

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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. With this project, we want to accomplish several things: Terminate our year-to-year contract with that other tool.

How to Publish SCORM Content in Adobe Captivate

LearnUpon

The latest release adds new features including better responsive design, the ability to convert legacy content as responsive projects and more font options than ever. It also removes the ability to publish flash content as flash is now dead. At the top of the Preferences box, you’ ll see a checkbox for “Quiz, Enable reporting for this project”. Project Title: Give your project a title.

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Offline Publishing and Viewing Options with Articulate Storyline®

SweetRush

Differences between AMP and Adobe Flash®/HTML5. Flash and JavaScript®. If you have embedded Flash (swf) animations, or JavaScript code snippets, those will not work.Even with with all the limitations presented by AMP, the performance of the course will be better than its HTML5 counterpart, and assuming that the described deficiencies are not showstoppers for your purposes, I do recommend using the Articulate Mobile Player on- or offline over the HTML5 distribution.

Importance of Captivate’s Events?

Adobe Captivate

Since that object is no longer supported for HTML5 output, I took it out of the table. Overlay slides in Interactive Video, both the content and KC slides have similare events to those in a normal project. However the events for the hotspots in a VR project or 360 image/video are more limited as are the overlay Quiz slides in a VR project. InfoSemantics developed a HTML5 widget that is one of my favourites: the CpExtra Widget. Intro.

Step-by-Step Guide for Creating Software Simulations Using Adobe Captivate

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You can develop a project that is part demo, part training, and include assessments too. For example , let’s consider a training project – ‘Users need to be trained on sending a new e-mail from MS Outlook’. You can use Multi mode recording to save the working time on a project that requires output in more than one mode. You can publish your software simulation to a swf. Flash) format, or HTML5 format, or both.

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. For testing purposes you can choose for ‘Local host’ If you are collaborating on a project, you’ll have to be sure that the collaborators have a Typekit license as well. In that case when opening a Captivate project, Tk fonts will be synchronized on their system. Intro.

Coming Soon: ZebraZapps

E-learning Uncovered

In fact, in terms of power, its capabilities are more in a league with Flash than with the majority of most rapid development tools. The big advantage that Zebra has over Flash, though, is in its ease of use. As of this writing, Zebra only outputs to SWF. For some projects, this may limit Zebra’s functionality to creating elements within a larger course. For other projects, it may be a dealbreaker altogether.

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. Previewing – it offers it but the terms and icons are strange – “pages” “project” – you only know it refers to preview when you hover over it. Overall, I thought the page look was doable and loved that they went with project-page-etc.

Three Learning Interactions from One JavaScript Function

Adobe Captivate

Click to Launch Project: . However, as Leive Weymeis notes, within the Captivate environment a “Widget” refers specifically to components compatible with Adobe Flash (.swf) swf) while Learning Interactions refer to those compatible with both Flash and HTML5. While a bit tedious, it resulted in only about 12 lines of code and allowed for the creation of a large number of independent Learning Objects within the same project.

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. For testing purposes you can choose for ‘Local host’ If you are collaborating on a project, you’ll have to be sure that the collaborators have a Typekit license as well. In that case when opening a Captivate project, Tk fonts will be synchronized on their system. Intro.

Interactivity in Software Tutorials?

Adobe Captivate

That allows you to add overlay content slides, KC slides and can also be combined in a cptx project with other content slides. It is a normal cptx project. 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.

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. For testing purposes you can choose for ‘Local host’ If you are collaborating on a project, you’ll have to be sure that the collaborators have a Typekit license as well. In that case when opening a Captivate project, Tk fonts will be synchronized on their system. Intro.

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 The hype surrounding mobile Flash reached fever pitch in 2010 although little tangible effect was felt on the field of play.