Captivate v. Articulate

I’ve just begun using Captivate and Articulate.  I am a Master’s Candidate in Instructional Technology and Design.  Thus far, I am enjoying using Captivate more than Articulate.  Perfect timing at work…two projects came up that needed an Instructional Designer.  Perfect!  Thus my first foray into integrating Captivate with Canvas.   I’ll keep you posted on the comparison of products.

New to Captivate

Just beginning my Master’s Degree in Instructional Design and Technology!  I am a new user of Captivate, and am yes, I must say “Captivated by it”.   It just so happens that my boss had the most dull power point presentation.  Well, I got my hands on it today and it’s not dull anymore!  Can’t wait to learn more and post some of my work.

Magic Move/Morph Transition?

I’m wondering if anyone has had success implementing a slide transition in Captivate similar to the Morph transition in PowerPoint or the Magic Move transition in Keynote. It would be very useful to have slide objects automatically reformat themselves when moving to new slides. Any insight is welcome!

Thanks!

Sean

Multi-Slide MP4 video project presents Connection Error on Playback after publishing to local machine

Inserting Multi-Slide MP4 video presents Connection Error on Playback of projects published to local machine.

1. Captivate 2017 ver 10.0.192. (Updates controlled by server. In process of validating current version with IT)

2. Project IS NOT published to LMS. Issue presents when published to and viewed from Local Machine.

2. MP4 videos were created using the Software Simulation function in Captivate 2017. (MP4s reside in the publishing directory on the local machine).

3. I have used a relative path as well as a local machine path. No difference. Connection error exists regardless. (MP4s are being published directly to the same publish folder as the project).

5. The Preview in Browser function from within Captivate has no playback or connection error issue. (Behavior is normal and as expected)

3. Able to import the .swf generated by the Software Simulation into the project and playback and performs normally and as desired. (Unfortunately Closed Captions are required and must be edited only via the Edit Video Timing function. Using the .swf animation is unfortunately not a viable workaround)

6. Research on Adobe Forum and web has not found a directly related issue. (Frankly, I am suspecting a bug)

7. IE setting are replicated form a “known good” project and separate machine. IE settings “appear to be correct though suspect in this new version of Captivate.

8. Same behavior in Chrome as well.

Any assistance or advice is greatly appreciated as I have spent far to0 much time troubleshooting this. I suspect a bug though hoping I am wrong and another solution exists.

 

Captivate Community Challenges! who’s interested?

Hi all, I’m all for improving my developing skills and I’m always impressed by some of the skills on show in the community.

So, I’d like to start a bi-weekly challenge, we’re we get to show (and share!) the skills and designs that Captivate that bring.

Challenge #1  design an interaction based on Christmas time (Holiday Season)

(Create a blog with the title Challenge #1) I may collate them if I can.

Or maybe Adobe can create a challenge page!! (xmas wish list!)

If there’s interest I’m sure we can take this forward and make it a regular thing.

Thanks

Chris

 

10 Reasons you should be using Adobe Creative Cloud in your eLearning Projects

Hello Everyone!

Howdy! I just wanted to introduce myself to the Adobe eLearning Community,
I plan to create a new Blog with training videos teaching
Captivate…  & The Creative Cloud.

Captivate and the Creative Cloud

I want to start with 10+ reasons you should be using the Adobe Creative Cloud
to enhance your projects, increase productivity, and speed up your workflow!

So please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Mark, and I am an
Adobe Certified Instructor and an Adobe Community Professional.
I have been involved in graphic design, multimedia and the web since ’95 (doh.. I’m gettin’up there! ).

I have worked for McGraw-Hill New Media, Jostens Learning, Sony Online, BAE Systems,
the NBC Agency, and as principal of headTrix, Inc | Adobe Certified Training & Consulting have done work for
Ann Taylor, Disney*ABC, Tribal DDB, Toshiba, Terex, KIA, US Army to name a few.

I have also been teaching since 1998 at User Groups, Adobe Authorized Training Centers, Platt College, University of California, San Diego (UCSD), San Diego New Media Center, The Art Institute, corporate training for Sony, Fox Studios, Warner Bros., Universal Music, Disney, Variety. I was a TA at Adobe Max Conference (2017) for a variety of classes in Photoshop, Animate (Flash), and Character Animator, and I was a Speaker at the Adobe eLearning Summit (2017) in conjunction with DevLearn.

I’d love to show you how to create quick storyboards with Captivate Draft, enhance your headers in Adobe Illustrator, using creative Fonts with Adobe Typekit, adding visuals with Adobe Stock, saving and sharing your files with Creative Cloud, creating animation with Adobe Animate, improving audio with Adobe Audition, speeding up your workflow with Adobe Photoshop, creating an interactive PDF & more!

So … enough about me…. how about you? What’s your background?
Are you be interested in learning about Captivate & the Adobe Creative Cloud?
Would you like to enhance your eLearning projects, speed up your workflow and increase productivity???

Join the conversation…. let me know if you are interested….
and I look forward to seeing ALL …. ONLINE … so we can all keep on learning together!

Cheers!
mark

10 Reasons you should be using Adobe Creative Cloud in your eLearning Projects

Hello Everyone!

Howdy! I just wanted to introduce myself to the Adobe eLearning Community,
I plan to create a new Blog with training videos teaching
Captivate…  & The Creative Cloud.

Captivate and the Creative Cloud

I want to start with 10+ reasons you should be using the Adobe Creative Cloud
to enhance your projects, increase productivity, and speed up your workflow!

So please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Mark, and I am an
Adobe Certified Instructor and an Adobe Community Professional.
I have been involved in graphic design, multimedia and the web since ’95 (doh.. I’m gettin’up there! ).

I have worked for McGraw-Hill New Media, Jostens Learning, Sony Online, BAE Systems,
the NBC Agency, and as principal of headTrix, Inc | Adobe Certified Training & Consulting have done work for
Ann Taylor, Disney*ABC, Tribal DDB, Toshiba, Terex, KIA, US Army to name a few.

I have also been teaching since 1998 at User Groups, Adobe Authorized Training Centers, Platt College, University of California, San Diego (UCSD), San Diego New Media Center, The Art Institute, corporate training for Sony, Fox Studios, Warner Bros., Universal Music, Disney, Variety. I was a TA at Adobe Max Conference (2017) for a variety of classes in Photoshop, Animate (Flash), and Character Animator, and I was a Speaker at the Adobe eLearning Summit (2017) in conjunction with DevLearn.

I’d love to show you how to create quick storyboards with Captivate Draft, enhance your headers in Adobe Illustrator, using creative Fonts with Adobe Typekit, adding visuals with Adobe Stock, saving and sharing your files with Creative Cloud, creating animation with Adobe Animate, improving audio with Adobe Audition, speeding up your workflow with Adobe Photoshop, creating an interactive PDF & more!

So … enough about me…. how about you? What’s your background?
Are you be interested in learning about Captivate & the Adobe Creative Cloud?
Would you like to enhance your eLearning projects, speed up your workflow and increase productivity???

Join the conversation…. let me know if you are interested….
and I look forward to seeing ALL …. ONLINE … so we can all keep on learning together!

Cheers!
mark