7 PDF Tools for eLearning Professionals

DigitalChalk eLearning

Sometimes your online course PDF files can get a bit out of hand. Instead of wasting your time and resources on unsuccessful PDF editing, check out these great PDF tools. These tools can help you easily modify, convert, or view any PDF file. What PDF tools do you use?

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Product Review – Instilled LXP

eLearning 24-7

Writing a product review on a product that I use, well, I am about to use. Tie a PPT or a PDF to the video as it runs – matching section or clip by clip. Yes, you can have the match of a PDF, PPT, etc. This is a first for me.

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How to Transform a PDF into an eLearning Course

360 Training

In this post, we will shed light on how to transform PDF content (training material) into an online course. PDF and PowerPoint are the two major formats that we use for training material and/or presentation. If you already have the training material in a PDF format, you are good to go.

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How to Develop Interactive Marketing Collateral (PDF) Using Adobe Acrobat Pro

CommLab India

Most of the marketing collateral sales people use on-field is in the Portable Document Format (PDF) documents. Here I would like to share how to create single select and multiple select interactivities in a PDF document using Adobe Acrobat Pro.

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2019 year in review: Our products

Rustici Software

From our perspective, all of these changes are opening the door to more exciting product opportunities and more challenges to solve. So, not only does our new tagline reflect a broader vision, it points our product and engineering teams in new directions.

A Simple Course Production Tip to Use Every Day

Rapid eLearning

The text doc isn’t bloated or media rich, so it opens really fast. Often it’s a PDF, where this tip really make a lot of sense. Open my placeholder text file and create a quick web page that I name index.html and can then insert as a web object. One is for blog stuff, another for code snippets, and the other is just an empty file I can open quickly for pasting text. What simple tips do you have that help in your day-to-day production?

XML Workflow: The New Content Process Publishers Need

Magic EdTech

It is used to tag and structure content in a portable and open format that prepares the information to be easily displayed and reused. XML also allows publishers to easily repurpose content for other products such as collections of articles or custom products.

Product Review: Mindflash.com

eLearning 24-7

The product continues to add new features that overall are surprisingly solid. However, they continue to incorporate some instructor led training components, which is a disservice to an otherwise nice product. Timelines separated for PDF/docs and materials, with the ability to move to different insert areas. This is really a very nice and easy to use feature with the Mindflash product. This will open a new screen where you can start to create a course.

Yo Quiero Learning! Taco Bell Spices Up Training

CLO Magazine

We wanted to make it easier for employees to get training materials and easier to understand why we launch the products that we do and how it relates to our customer insights,” she said. “It’s Ghosts of menus past include the Naked Chicken Chalupa, Cheetos Burrito and Chicken Biscuit Taco.

Sales Funnels, Product Launches, and Paid Ads for Course Creators with Jennifer Tamborski

LifterLMS

Learn about sales funnels, product launches, and paid ads for course creators with Jennifer Tamborski in this episode of the LMScast podcast hosted by Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Let’s talk about product launches: First of all, how’s a product launch different from a sales funnel?

The Winners List: Learning Locker® Open Source Awards 2019

HT2 Labs

Highlighting innovation and creativity amongst users of both Open Source and Enterprise editions of the Learning Locker® LRS, the first year of the Awards proved popular with learning analytics enthusiasts from a diverse range of industries and disciplines.

Streamlining Your E-Learning Production Process for Efficiency—Q&A

E-learning Uncovered

Diane and I had the pleasure of sharing some ways we have streamlined our production process in last week’s “Best of DevLearn” Webinar presented by The eLearning Guild, which you can view here. How to map out your production process at both a macro and micro level.

Online courses must die!

E-Learning Provocateur

Frankly, there’s nothing most online courses do that a PDF can’t. Anyone (and I mean just about anyone ) can create and update a PDF. The finished product can be added to the ILE as another learning object. Shift the bulk of the content to PDF.

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eFront 3.6.12 just released

eFront

This maintenance update includes important speed optimizations, full text-search for documents for our enterprise clients, a module to bootstrap modules production, a new sleek modern theme, dozens upon dozens of minor bug fixes, and several tweaks to make your favorite tool even more enjoyable!

Product Review: Liquid Authoring Content Authoring Tool

eLearning 24-7

Product: Liquid Authoring. Media Library upload is fast, but I’m running at 20Mbps for upload, the only time it was somewhat slow was when uploading a PDF file. In test version, product did not work in FireFox, had problems in Safari, but worked well in Internet Explorer.

Adobe Captivate 6: Delivering Standalone eLearning Lessons

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

The client informed the developer that he could not open the email attachment since he didn't own Adobe Captivate. I asked the developer what he had sent to the client, and was told that he had emailed an Captivate production file (the cptx file).

5 Reasons Your LMS Should Be On ServiceNow

PlatCore

or 2004 or support other content types such as PDF or videos. Tracking assignments, open registrations, and prerequisite approvals are core to tracking your organization learnings. Integration Product ServiceNowWhat is a Learning Management System (LMS)?

Using Video in Training: Should You or Shouldn’t You?

The Learning Dispatch

Universities made the Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) a popular way to teach huge audiences. Fortunately, high production values seems to have little impact on video watching or learning engagement. High production values might be worth the extra cost.

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Open Source E-learning Development 2: Image Manipulation

The E-Learning Curve

Now read on… The second open environment authoring tool highlighted in this series is an image editing application. The GNU Image Manipulation Program , or GIMP, is an open source graphics editor that is available for Linux, Windows, and OS X.

Acrobat: Berry Cool!

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

What if the File is a PDF? It never occurred to me to see what the Blackberry would do with a PDF email attachment until I saw the commercial mentioned above. Time for the grand experiment: I emailed a PDF file to myself. by David R.

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Getting Handy With Interactive Enterprise Software Training

Your Training Edge

A trainer needs to be able to interact with students and make materials available as quickly as needed, whether it’s a supporting PDF, quiz or survey. Author: By Michal Frenkel, VP of product, CloudShare. Enterprise software training has changed.

Introducing Unified Content: The best way to build solid business training

Time to Know

Maybe you’ve been faced with the challenge of having to put together a training piece that incorporates an excel document, a PDF file and even a video. Word, Excel, PPT, pages from PDF documents, YouTube, Vimeo and your own MP4 videos can all be merged into one item. It’s finally here!

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CMS: An Alternative to a LMS for those who seek Portals or Communities

eLearning 24-7

And, with the costs of a LCMS or even some CMSs, you might want to seek out the open source – FREE way. Unless you plan to add some APIs (since they are open source, you could) to create reports on some data or do robust data collection, it is not going to happen. Well, the list I will provide below includes some components (in some cases, not all the products) of a ECMS, but still have the core functionality as the CMS. flv), HTML5, docs, pdf, etc.

Talking Performance Improvement and Certificates with MedBiquitous

Web Courseworks

No one involved with continuing education—not learners, not designers, certainly not LMS product owners—likes certificates. In part one of the interview, Valerie tells us about MedBiquitous, the Activity Report standard, and the problem(s) with PDF-based certificates.

Introducing Unified Content: The best way to build solid business training

Time to Know

Maybe you’ve been faced with the challenge of having to put together a training piece that incorporates an excel document, a PDF file and even a video. Word, Excel, PPT, pages from PDF documents, YouTube, Vimeo and your own MP4 videos can all be merged into one item. It’s finally here!

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The Best eBook Platforms for the Post-Readium Era

Kitaboo

As Readium becomes obsolete, these products based on Readium can be used as a substitute. As a comprehensive reference system for ePUB that promotes digital publications for the Open Web, Readium plays a crucial role in the world of digital publishing. ePub vs PDF ? |

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My 10 Ten Tools for Learning

Learning Rocks

Microsoft PowerPoint (Creating) The much maligned app is probably where I do most of my design work, either for scripts, demos or indeed, using Articulate, developing finished products. I'm also a fan of it's capabilities for laying out eBooks for publishing to PDF. It's slow, a resource hog and really is only there to open the web to me.

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My 10 Ten Tools for Learning

Learning Rocks

Microsoft PowerPoint (Creating) The much maligned app is probably where I do most of my design work, either for scripts, demos or indeed, using Articulate, developing finished products. I'm also a fan of it's capabilities for laying out eBooks for publishing to PDF. It's slow, a resource hog and really is only there to open the web to me.

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2019 eLearning Predictions – Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

The discussion of the concept or technology increases a bit – never reaching the previous level of buzz, because the only people with reason to discuss it are the actual users – and reaches a moderate, stable level: Gartner dubs this phase the Plateau of Productivity.

Introducing Unified Content: The best way to build solid business training

Time to Know

Maybe you’ve been faced with the challenge of having to put together a training piece that incorporates an excel document, a PDF file and even a video. Word, Excel, PPT, pages from PDF documents, YouTube, Vimeo and your own MP4 videos can all be merged into one item. It’s finally here!

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How To Wield Your Skills Like A Weapon

Your Training Edge

It’s more convenient to put your work and references into a PDF if you don’t have the time and money to design a comprehensive website. #3. By diversifying your portfolio/skillset, you open yourself up for the myriad of opportunities waiting to be explored. Picture this.

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Podcasting for E-Learning: Editing and Producing Podcasts

The E-Learning Curve

While there are many excellent commercial, free-to-use, and open source audio editing applications applications available, the editor I will talk about during this series is called Audacity. Click here to view the transcript of this podcast (PDF, 585K). --.

The 3 Major Pitfalls of Static Content

Inkling

You remember receiving a document regarding the latest Q3 product promotion, but you can’t seem to find it in email no matter how many “email has:attachment” searches you do. You want to review the detailed technical product features from last month’s release, but rewatching the six hours of launch training videos hardly seems worthwhile. No matter which distribution system you’re using — LMS, CMS, or email — these systems simply store or link to static PDF, Word, and PPT files. .

How to Create a Training Manual Quickly

TechSmith Camtasia

For images not captured with Snagit, open each by going to File > Open or dragging them into the tray in Snagit. Save a version of your manual as a PDF. I like to save a PDF, because it is a good filetype for sharing and consumption by others.

Top 10 eLearning Resources You May Not Have Thought Of

eLearning Brothers

The following eLearning resources will help you stay focused and productive during the course development. This open source toolkit enables you to produce interactive learning materials in a productive online environment. Guest post by Robert Morris.