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. According to Adobe, the Flash Player is installed on the majority of the world's computers.

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TechSmith Camtasia Studio 8: One Smart Player

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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).   But SWFs have a problem.

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Adobe Captivate 6: HTML5 At Last!

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

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). Of course, SWFs have a problem.

Discovering Adobe InDesign for eLearning

Integrated Learnings

Flash Player (SWF). One problem that I did run into with InDesign was using Flash (SWF) files imbedded into the document. By Dean Hawkinson. If you have been developing eLearning for any period of time, you have probably used several of Adobe’s applications to create engaging and interactive courses. With Adobe Captivate , you can create some great system simulations.

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Adobe Captivate 6: Best Practices for Creating Compliant eLearning

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For example, if you select the 508 Compliance 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.

Adobe Captivate 6: Best Practices for Creating Compliant eLearning

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

For example, if you select the 508 Compliance 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.

How will Flash’s demise affect your SCORM courses?

LearnUpon

Support for Adobe Flash Player ends in 2020. What will you have to do to avoid problems in the future? 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. Don’t create any more course content that is Flash SWF based. And as Flash has been integral to eLearning for over 20 years, it’s retirement will have a significant effect.

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.

Connection Error in Slide Video

Adobe Captivate

I got a chance to closely analyze many of these specific issues and in all the cases it turned out to be server configuration problems. You can verify whether your server setting is OK by using any FLV player like this. The URL will be [link] This way you can test whether the server can serve FLV files at least outside captivate SWF. There has been some threads in user forum about the connection error which learners get in Slide Video.

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.

Articulate ’09: Tips for Resolving Common Issues

Upside Learning

Based on our recent experiences with Articulate ’09, we’ve compiled a list of common problems we came across, together with tips on how to work around them: 1. In this case, try setting the player template display at an optimal level and avoid scaling (this worked most of the times for us). To get around this, we created a new custom certificate wherein the HTML file containing the certificate SWF file extracts the user name from the LMS using a SCORM API.

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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. At this moment the biggest problem with software simulations are the slides which cannot be interactive because they show mouse movements/scrolling/dragging. 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.

Reflections on Captivate 2017

Adobe Captivate

You’ll have to reset it to 100% before the recording to avoid problems. If Flash player is enabled in your browser, you can test this movie (SWF) online in my personal blog. 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.

Two weeks with Captivate 2017

Adobe Captivate

You’ll have to reset it to 100% before the recording to avoid problems. If Flash player is enabled in your browser, you can test this movie (SWF) online in my personal blog. 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.

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

Unicorn Training

There is an option to link YouTube videos, but there are problems with this approach. swf) can be imported with ease and re-sized accordingly. Other Media TypesThe other media options are:Web Window: Used to display a website or HTML content within a slide.Attachments: Links to or attached documents e.g. PDFsInterface OptionsWhen publishing a course in Snap you have a choice of five different player templates (or skins) to choose from.