Steps to Convert PPT into eLearning Using Adobe Captivate 2017

Steps to Convert PPT into eLearning using Adobe Captivate 2017

Adobe Captivate is a one-stop solution for all the rapid, responsive and interactive eLearning requirements.

In this blog we will go through the process of converting PowerPoint presentations (instructor-led training PPT deck) into interactive and engaging e-learning courses using the Html5 authoring tool Adobe captivate 2017.

Step 1:
Open the PowerPoint presentation that you want to convert into eLearning course.

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Step 2:
Figure out the required changes in the PowerPoint; and it is recommended to remove the slides which are unwanted.

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Step 3:
Open Adobe Captivate 17.

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Step 4:
Select “FROM POWERPOINT” from the available options and then click CREATE

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Step 5:
Browse your PowerPoint file and click open.

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Step 6:
The dialog box “Convert Microsoft PowerPoint Presentations” will appear. Enter the project name and the size of the project in project properties. Select all slides and press OK.

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Step 7:
Now you have imported the presentation into Adobe Captivate 17. You can add interactions by selecting Blank Slides from Slides available on top left corner.

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Step 8:
From the interactions tab choose the required interaction. The interactions available are “BUTTON, CLICK BOX, DRAG AND DROP and LEARNING INTERACTIONS”

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Step 9:
You can add text to the interaction and modify its color and style. Then, click OK. Now, let’s see how we can add questions.

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Step 10:
Select “questions slide” from the “Slides” menu

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Step 11:
Choose the question type as per your requirement. For example Multiple Choice, True/False, etc.

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Step 12:
Once you are done adding content to the question, click “Publish”.

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Step 13:
Check the “Enable reporting for this project” checkbox to enable tracking. Then Click “OK” to publish.

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Step 14:
Finally click on “Publish” button.

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Conclusion:

By following the above steps you can easily convert your classroom presentation into an eLearning course.

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Adobe Captivate 2017 Review: What is Improved?

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Adobe’s new update for its most popular eLearning authoring tool, Captivate 2017 is released now! It is loaded with tons of new exciting features and enhancements! Be it custom eLearning content development, rapid elearning, mobile learning, simulation-based eLearning or microlearning, Adobe Captivate has been the choice of eLearning developers and eLearning providers. This update brings the best of the features which help you reimagine the way you develop HTML5-based interactive eLearning. This means more flexibility in creating fully responsive multi-device eLearning and mLearning content.

In our last blog, we have covered the new features of Adobe Captivate 2017. So for now, we will take a look at the improved features or enhancements to understand what makes it better than Adobe Captivate 9.

Multi-Device Responsive eLearning Authoring – Enhancement:

With Adobe Captivate 2017, creating multi-device eLearning content has never been so easy. Your eLearning content adapts itself to every mobile device without developing the same slide for multiple times for different views. Now you can use Device-Specific previews to see how your eLearning content looks on any device. One publish for all devices. You’d love this enhancement as it reduces redundancy in development saving you a huge amount of time.

Responsive Themes – Enhancement:

The responsive themes are now loaded with Fluid boxes that enable you to render fully responsive content for multiple devices. You can customize themes for an enhanced look and feel with blended backgrounds, styles, fonts, and layouts. You can also save them for future.

Responsive Motion Effects Without Programming – Enhancement:

Take learner engagement to the next level. Create motion effects using fluid object transitions even for responsive elearning projects without any code. Define motion paths and control how objects move.

Shared Advanced Actions – Enhancement:

Applying Shared Advanced Actions within the project is much easier now with the introduction of Conditional tab in the Advanced Actions dialog box. You can now convert standard to conditional action and vice versa eliminating the need to copy and paste the shared action. It saves your time and efforts.

Conclusion:

The enhancements in 2017 edition of Adobe Captivate enable you to create advanced multi-device learning with improved flexibility. In addition, it is also power-packed with the ability to convert a non-responsive eLearning project to responsive project, customizable closed captioning and many more.

Source Link: http://www.swiftelearningservices.com/adobe-captivate-2017-review-what-is-improved/

Adobe Captivate 2017 Review: What’s New and Enhanced for Responsive Mobile Learning?

Adobe Captivate 2017, New HTML5 responsive Smart elearning Tool, mLearning

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Adobe Captivate 2017 is released and I am excited to see what this new version has to offer to the eLearning world. With this new version, Adobe has opened the doors for smart and advanced eLearning authoring focusing on mobile learning courses & responsive eLearning design. This eLearning authoring tool lets eLearning Developer create responsive HTML5-based eLearning content without any programming knowledge.

Adobe Captivate 2017, the updated version of Adobe Captivate 9.0.1, can be a game changer as it comes with capabilities to:

  • Reduce eLearning development time with the innovative new Fluid Boxes
  • Transform legacy Adobe Captivate eLearning (desktop) courses into fully responsive eLearning content
  • Deliver engaging, interactive, multi-device eLearning content with no hassles

Adobe Captivate 2017 is now power-packed with lots of exciting new features, enhancements and functionalities like never before. As part of Adobe Captivate 2017 review, we will have a look at the new features and improvements of Adobe Captivate 2017 Release.

New Features of Adobe Captivate 2017

It includes:

  • Adobe Typekit Integration
  • Fluid Boxes
  • Transform legacy desktop-only courses into fully responsive modules
  • Device-specific previews
  • Responsive sliders
  • Responsive text support
  • Customizable closed captions
  • Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) support

Enhanced Features of Adobe Captivate 2017

It includes:

  • Multiscreen responsive eLearning authoring
  • Responsive themes
  • Responsive Motion Effects without programming
  • Shared Advanced Actions

I will be covering the enhancements in the next blog. But for now, let’s have a closer look at my favorite brand-new features of Adobe Captivate 2017.

Fluid Boxes for True Responsive eLearning:

Creating responsive eLearning courses has never been so easy. With the introduction of Fluid Boxes, you don’t have to worry about the break points to see how your content looks on various devices.

The Fluid Boxes are containers that hold the objects (text and graphics) enabling you use the white space more intelligently. These Fluid Boxes logically resize or align the objects without the developer’s intervention to adjust breakpoints manually. This new feature saves a lot of time and efforts in eLearning development while creating true responsive eLearning experience.

Adobe Typekit Integration:

With the integration of Adobe Captivate with Typekit fonts, you don’t have to limit yourself to the web-safe fonts in your eLearning projects for HTML5 and responsive eLearning courses. This integration will help you access the beautiful fonts from the Typekit font library from the cloud. It provides an optimal and consistent viewing experience across any device ensuring your on-screen text always looks like the way it should be.

Convert legacy courses desktop-only into fully responsive eLearning:

Converting previously created legacy non-responsive Captivate eLearning course to fully responsive eLearning course is now a matter of clicks. Adobe Captivate 2017 comes with the ability to save existing Adobe Captivate eLearning courses as responsive mobile learning courses. Captivate applies the Fluid Boxes to intelligently rearrange and group the objects logically.

Device-Specific Previews and Responsive Slider:

Eliminate the guess work. Now you can use Device-specific previews along with the Responsive slider to see how your eLearning content looks on various devices before the final publish. Select the specific device from the preset device menu to see the output.

You can also drag the responsive slider at the top to see how the eLearning content aligns for varied screen sizes right away in the authoring environment. You can even make a custom size and add it to the list of Device-specific preview.

Conclusion:

To conclude, Adobe Captivate 2017 simplifies and speeds up the responsive eLearning aka mobile learning to the next level. The new features and enhancements are worth the upgrade if you are looking for fully responsive eLearning courses aka mobile learning.

So Adobe Captivate 2017 authoring tool is not only intelligent by design but also efficient by nature. I will be covering a few more enhanced features of Captivate 2017 in the upcoming blog. Stay tuned to learn more!

Source: http://www.swiftelearningservices.com/adobe-captivate-2017-review-whats-new-and-enhanced-for-responsive-mobile-learning/

#eLearning #LIVESTREAM – Designing for the Unknown Device – 09/18/2017, 16:00 EDT

Manufacturers are coming out with new smartphones, tablets and other devices all the time. A skill set that is still relatively new for eLearning designers is designing for responsive design. This Livestream will attempt to uncover some of these secrets and make it easy for you to develop responsive projects in the future.

As per usual, I will also be taking questions if time permits so get your Captivate Questions ready for the Live Chat.

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Building responsive simulations with Adobe Captivate 2017

Adobe Captivate 2017 comes with an exciting new workflow to aid in the creation of responsive eLearning courses: Fluid Boxes. Instead of designing multiple slides for different screen sizes (known as breakpoints), you work on a single slide. Fluid Boxes, containers that you insert on the stage and then populate with content, improve the responsive development time significantly.

Let’s take a look at the steps to record a responsive simulation with Captivate 2017:

To begin, start Captivate 2017 and double-click the Responsive Project thumbnail on the New tab of the Home screen.

1_Captivate 2017 Welcome Screen
A new, responsive project is created. Unlike Captivate 8 and 9 responsive projects, there are no breakpoints. Instead, you will see the Preview-in drop down list and the Preview Slider, to view how the content will be displayed on different device sizes, right inside the Captivate edit area.
2_Responsive Preview Options

Notice that the default maximum width and height of responsive projects in Captivate 2017 is set to 1024 x 627. You can increase or decrease it by rescaling the project.

To rescale the project, click Modify > Rescale Project.

In the Rescale Project dialog, enter the new width and height in pixels or percentage, and click Finish.

3_Rescale Project

Now let’s record the simulation. Go to the Toolbar and click Slides > Software Simulation (Click OK to confirm addition of slides after the selected slide.)

Select the window you wish to record, click the Record button, and then record the simulation (press the End key on your keyboard to finish recording).

The recorded slides are added to the Captivate project. Notice that there’s a blue rectangle on each of the simulation slides. The blue rectangle is the focus area of the simulation. It’s only visible in the edit area, and will disappear when you preview or publish the project. Note that the size of this blue rectangle is the minimum supported device size for Captivate responsive projects.

4_Blue Rectangle

You can reposition this blue rectangle to any other location and you’ll want to ensure that the rectangle covers the click area in the simulation.

To preview the slide in different device sizes, select the device options from the Preview-in drop-down menu. Notice that the visible area is always surrounding the blue rectangle and the rest of the area is greyed out.

5_Preview In Devices

To preview the entire project, choose Preview > Project. You can move the slider to check the responsiveness of your simulation.

When you publish and deploy the responsive simulation course to an LMS or web server and view it on a mobile phone or tablet, you will be able to pan to the areas which are not shown in the simulation. And as a result of this special panning functionality in responsive simulations, the default Swipe Right, Left, Up, or Down gestures are disabled for all the responsive simulation slides.

Want to learn more about the new features and enhancements in Adobe Captivate 2017? Check out my Captivate 2017: First look course on Lynda.com and LinkedIn Learning.

This post was first published in IconLogic blog.

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Main ImageAdobe just released Captivate 2017, and it is power-packed with a brand-new, easy-to-use workflow for creating responsive eLearning courses. This new workflow will allow you to easily create responsive projects, using fluid boxes instead of breakpoints, which makes it possible for you to design content for a single screen, and it works right on any device — any shape or size. Apart from the new responsive workflow, the other features and enhancements in Adobe Captivate 2017 are Typekit integration with Captivate, new advanced actions dialog, in-built visited states for buttons, customization options for closed captions, and ability to convert non-responsive projects to responsive.

Let’s dig deep into some of my favorite new updates in this release:

Good-bye Breakpoints. Hello Fluid Boxes!

Fluid boxFluid Boxes in Adobe Captivate 2017 are a game-changer, and will help you create responsive courses with ease. You just need to add fluid boxes, and pick from the simple properties to flow, wrap, and align objects as per your requirement. You can also convert these fluid boxes to static fluid boxes to lock the position of the objects on the screen. Also, if you have any decorative assets in the course, you can mark them as optional, and they will magically disappear in the smaller devices. Gone are the days, when you had to worry about making adjustments to different breakpoints to make it look right on different device sizes. Watch this video to learn how to create a responsive screen using the fluid boxes in Adobe Captivate 2017:

In-project Device Preview:

With this new workflow, you can now preview your courses in the project by using the responsive slider and device specific preview options. You can also add new custom preview devices to the preset device menu. So now, after making changes, you can quickly scrub the responsive slider or select one of the device presets to preview exactly how the content will appear on different devices.

preview

And you can continue using the responsive preview options, where you can scrub the slider to see how the content will appear on different screen sizes. Here’s how the responsive preview looks in Adobe Captivate 2017:

Beautiful fonts:

This is one of the wow features of Captivate 2017. We no longer need to be limited to using a handful of web safe fonts for HTML5 and responsive courses. With Adobe Typekit integration, we can use some good-looking fonts in our Captivate courses.

Typekit

The new advanced actions dialog:

In this release, the advanced actions dialog has a much-deserved makeover, which brings with it the ease of combining standard actions with conditional actions, and the ability to convert standard to conditional action, and vice versa. Also, now along with If, you can also use While condition in the conditional actions.

Advanced actions panel

Visited states for interactive objects:

In the previous version, we had to create a custom visited states for the buttons, and then trigger them using actions or advanced actions. But not anymore!

Captivate 2017 now comes with the in-built Visited state for the buttons and shape buttons, which is automatically triggered once the button is clicked.

Visited state

Apart from these new features and enhancements, Captivate 2017 also comes with a customization options for closed captions, responsive text support, ability to convert non-responsive project to responsive project, more than 75,000 free eLearning assets, and a growing eLearning community!

So, what’s your favorite new feature of Adobe Captivate 2017?

 

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