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. So, what went wrong with Flash?

Development Tools - Should I Cut Out the Middle Guy?

eLearning Cyclops

For more interactive elements, I used Flash and imported the SWFs into Authorware. Almost every course involved using Flash for interactive elements (animations, games, quizzes, simulations, video, etc.). It has gotten to a point where some of my courses are all developed in Flash and the e-learning authoring tools (DHTML) have been used more as a "shell" that decompiles it as a SCORM package. No, I can skip the middle man and produce entire courses in Flash.

Expectations From eLearning Authoring Tools

Upside Learning

Should be able to import external Flash SWF as well as audio and video in variety of popular formats. Functionality of some kind for offline tracking if courses are not being delivered from any LMS.

Creating Captivate Courses from Multiple Merged Microlearning Modules

eLearning Brothers

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. This solution is the easiest to implement, but there’s really no SCORM tracking and the each course would have it’s own TOC as well.

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mLearning: The Time is Now

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

the need to track interactions from mobile platforms? In what may be another boon for mLearning, last week Google released a beta tool called Swiffy , a free Flash to HTML5 converter. by AJ George   The push for mobile learning (mLearning) has been a surprisingly long one.

About Slides and Frames – Intro to Micro-navigation

Adobe Captivate

Time to upgrade this article to integrate the changes within newer versions (system variable names) and the switch from SWF to HTML output. If you have a look at that article, please use a Flash Player enabled browser to watch the embedded interactive movie (SWF).

Offline Publishing and Viewing Options with Articulate Storyline®

SweetRush

A LMS is typically a remotely-hosted system that requires an Internet connection to launch and track the content. Differences between AMP and Adobe Flash®/HTML5. Flash and JavaScript®. Comparing Articulate Storyline’s Flash, HTML5, and Articulate Mobile Player Output.

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

CommLab India

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)

How to steer your client away from an information dump

Making Change

I kept track of the branching by writing the dialog and results in an informal flowchart. To produce the slides and SWF, I used Keynote 08 ( not Keynote 09! ). For a quick overview of the Action Mapping process described in this interaction, see Be an elearning action hero.

Rapid eLearning Through Software Simulations And Screencasts

Upside Learning

If you want then the tool can also bundle the standard tracking features with the published output so that one can directly upload the output – called a screencast – to any standard compliant LMS to deliver to the intended learners. Unlike screen capturing tools, the published output is not just a passive video, but is in a fully interactive format such as Flash SWF.

Secrets of Timeline(s) in Captivate – Intro

Adobe Captivate

If you prefer watching an interactive Captivate (slide) tutorial instead of reading static text, you’ll have to switch to this article on my personal blog (using a desktop/laptop, Flash-enabled browser) where I inserted a SWF. Intro. Happy New Year 2017 to all Captivate users!

Adobe eLearning Suite Announced

Steve Howard

Adobe Flash® CS4 Professional with Learning Interactions Create and deliver rich interactive content. Adobe Presenter 7 Rapidly create high-impact Adobe Flash presentations and eLearning courses from PowerPoint. With Adobe Captivate Reviewer, a new Adobe® AIR™ application, learning professionals can capture reviewers’ feedback regardless of their operating system and insert comments directly into an Adobe Captivate SWF file, simplifying the review process.

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Why Dissecting an E-Learning Course Will Improve Your Skills

Rapid eLearning

No one cares if what they see was built in PowerPoint or Flash. Besides, when you build something in PowerPoint and you publish it with your rapid elearning software, it becomes Flash. So instead of using Flash to build a SWF, you’re using PowerPoint to build a SWF.

Elearning applications

eFront

Traditional instructor led training is expensive and, in some cases, difficult to track its effectiveness.

Got SCORM?

ICS Learning

This theoretically allows the content to be loaded into, launched and tracked by any learning management system using a common rule set. SCOs are independent, self-contained, transportable packages that represent the lowest level of granularity that is tracked by a learning management system. So unless you are working in a tightly controlled internal environment, your SCOs should only be using client-side technologies such as HTML, Flash and Javascript. Got SCORM?

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

Unicorn Training

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. There is also an option to add a background music track to your course - I’m pretty sure this will be the least used feature in the whole application!FlashFlash

Adobe shows off Captivate 4 and the Adobe eLearning Suite

Steve Howard

Typically these notes are then reported in a spreadsheet, a Word doc, via email, or occasionally through a more robust tracking system. Flash Widgets One of my biggest issues with Captivate as a serious eLearning tool, up to now, has been the limited feature set and the difficulty in extending that feature set. Widgets are specially formatted Flash swf files that know how to communicate with the host Captivate project.

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Here’s How You Can Save Your Training Job in this Economy

Rapid eLearning

The challenge in all of this is that rapid elearning has to bring real value and isn’t just a bunch of PowerPoint files converted to Flash and then put online. The worst of elearning is paying a Flash programmer to produce something like this for a lot more money.

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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. 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. All available, plus you can fully track. I know that there are quite a few out there right now going HUH?? What about the smart phone, I mean they have been pitching the smart phone.

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