Top 10 features of Adobe Captivate 2017 for Responsive eLearning development

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Adobe Captivate 2017 offers powerful capabilities to create fully responsive eLearning courses. What is notable is that there is no trade-off on visual punch or the learning experience.

In this blog, I summarise my pick of the top 10 key features of Adobe Captivate 2017. Additionally, I outline EI Design’s capability in pushing the envelope further on creating responsive eLearning courses through customisation on the tool. With these approaches we create a higher learner engagement and higher learnability.

Traditionally, the previous releases of Adobe Captivate were deemed suitable primarily for designing courses on Application Simulation.

Not anymore!

  • Besides fully responsive design capability, the wide range of authoring capabilities in Adobe Captivate 2017 enable you to handle all types of content to meet your diverse corporate training needs.
  • Not only this, it also enables you to make an effective migration of your legacy Captivate courses from non-mobile to mobile learning.
  • It also includes Adobe Captivate Draft, a tool for rapid storyboarding in PowerPoint, for a quick conversion to fully responsive mobile courses. This is a powerful feature that enables rapid development and create high impact mobile courses in relatively shorter time.

Top 10 features of Adobe Captivate 2017

Adobe Captivate 2017 is a power packed release that enables you to create fully responsive eLearning courses through its unique concept of “Fluid Boxes”. Let us explore this in particular, as I pick its Top 10 features.

For an easy reference, I have banded these features into two groups:

  1. Rapid development of completely responsive eLearning courses
  2. Value adds

Rapid development of completely responsive eLearning courses

1. Completely responsive design that is easy to develop

Adobe Captivate 2017 features the usage of “Fluid Box” concept. You can use the standard containers or draw your own variant. Once you place objects into the Fluid Box, they get aligned to offer a completely responsive design. This then works seamlessly across devices (smartphones, tablets, laptops or desktops) and across different browsers.

2. Responsive text

This is another time-saving development feature in Adobe Captivate 2017, particularly for the eLearning courses that are content heavy. It automatically aligns long paragraphs to a couple of lines and provides the flexibility for learners to click and read the balance.

3. Multidevice responsive eLearning authoring 

Yet another great feature in Adobe Captivate 2017, that enables a preview to see how the content will appear across devices. A tremendous time saver, it enables you to validate the learning experience as you build it.

Value adds

4. Screen capture for Applications simulations or Software simulations

Captivate tool has been noted for its strength in capturing Application simulations (App Sims or Software simulations). Captivate 2017 builds on this major strength to offer the flexibility of completely responsive designs through a single screen capture.

5. Automatic text to speech conversion

A significant feature of Adobe Captivate 2017 is the automatic functionality to convert text to speechThis feature enables you to change the text (inevitable during reviews) and get the updated audio at the click of a button.

6. Adobe Typekit integration

With this feature, you can create a custom cloud-based kit of the font families that you are using. This ensures that the users will be able to view the content exactly as designed across devices and browsers.

7. Adobe StockFree eLearning assets

Through this feature of Adobe Captivate 2017, you can pick ideas and assets from Adobe Stock and library that consists of 75,000+ free eLearning assets. These include the typical building blocks that you may need (including images, interactivities, scenarios and games). The access to these assets can reduce your development time significantly.

8. Rapid Storyboarding through Adobe Captivate Draft (currently available only for iPad)

As an Instructional Designer, you will love this feature as it allows you:

  • Rapid storyboarding
  • Collaborative review
  • Real-time preview

This is not all, with Adobe Captivate 2017, you have the flexibility to handle and manipulate content, questions and even aspects like branching in a rapid development mode.

9. PowerPoint and Adobe Captivate projects sync

On a related note, you can also import content from the existing PowerPoint decks and as you update; you can retain the sync with the eLearning project.

10. Automigrate from nonmobile to mobile

Another useful feature is to bring in legacy non-mobile Adobe Captivate projects and convert them into mobile courses with ease.

What more can be done with Adobe Captivate 2017?

At EI Design, our core expertise is in creative innovative learning solution design. Over the last 16 years, we have pushed the envelope on an authoring tool’s core capability and achieved magic through customisation.

These customisations have helped us create:

  • Sticky learning experiences
  • Higher learner engagement
  • Higher learnability

Here are 5 features for Adobe Captivate 2017 that have been customised by us (these are not available by default):

  1. Role Selection and Avatar SelectionCaptivate - Role Selection
  2. Custom Visual Menu
    Captivate - Visual Menu
  3. Gamification elements like Badges and Trophies
    Captivate - Gamification
  4. Gamified assessment
    Captivate - Gamified Assessment
  5. Custom JavaScript enabled template (to enhance the impact and learner engagement of standard templates)

This screen featuring Drag and Drop interaction is a variant on the default template available with Adobe Captivate. We have:

  • Used custom JavaScript to form four quadrants and smooth animation as learners drop the option on quadrants.
  • Added a timer functionality to engage the learner.

Captivate - Custom Screen

Summary

I hope this blog helps you understand the power of the key features of Adobe Captivate 2017 and how it can help you create eLearning courses more efficiently.

At EI Design, we have a deep expertise on the tool and you can reach out to us to see what more can be achieved through customisation. If you have any specific queries, do contact me.

Need More?

Want more insights on how you can use Adobe Captivate 2017 to enhance the impact of your corporate training? Schedule a call with our Solutions Architecting Team.

Source: https://www.eidesign.net/top-10-features-adobe-captivate-2017-responsive-elearning-development/

Adicionando cores a paleta de cores do Captivate 2017

Quando temos um projeto e necessitamos aplicar as mesmas cores em Formas, nos perguntamos, como colocar esta cor especifica na paleta de cores.

Vou mostrar neste tutorial, como criar e adicionar cores a sua paleta ou trazer de outros softwares como Adobe Illustrator ou Photoshop e atribuir no Adobe Captivate 2017.

Primeiro vamos ao menu Janela > Gerenciador de Amostras como mostra a imagem a seguir.

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Assim que aberto o painel Gerenciamento de Cores, teremos opções para carregar uma paleta externa ou salvar uma nova paleta, vejamos a imagem a seguir:

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Obs.: Caso queira poderá neste momento carregar paletas de outro software como Adobe Illustrator, basta escolher paletas com extensão .ASE

Para adicionar um valor RGB ou hexadecimal a paleta, basta clicar sobre o ícone Escolher Cor, vejamos a imagem a seguir:

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A seguir, teremos o painel seletor de cores ou poderemos ajustar pelos valores em HSB, RGB e Hexadecimal, caso não entenda os padrões de cores, pesquise por tabela de cores HSB e RGB.

Caso queira um cor especifica exemplo, cor de alguma imagem, basta utilizar o conta gotas.

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Assim que definida a cor, basta adicionar um nome e clicar em Ok para finalizar.

nome da cor

Até o próximo tutorial.

Fabio Oliveira (Fojool)

Adobe named to 2017 Best of Elearning! Hall of Fame

Adobe Captivate Hall of Fame 2017

Drumroll, please! Adobe has been inducted to the 2017 Best of Elearning! Hall of Fame, in the very first edition of this honor. Established thirteen years ago by the Elearning! magazine, the Best of Elearning! Awards felicitate the creators of outstanding solutions. The Hall of Fame honor was added this year to recognize a brand’s continued contribution towards eLearning. Adobe Captivate, the flagship eLearning authoring tool from Adobe, has been the torchbearer in helping Adobe win the award 13 times – since 2005 – for a range of eLearning solutions.

What lies behind the exceptional track record of Adobe Captivate? How does Adobe consistently anticipate learning requirements, provide futuristic solutions, and exceed customer expectations? These were some of the questions posed to Priyank Shrivastava, Director of Marketing, Adobe, in an interview with the editors of the Elearning! Magazine. Shrivastava gives credit to the “culture of innovation and customer centricity.” He goes on to say that the brand continues to lead the category as the product teams are always clued in to customers’ pain points and work hand-in-hand with the L&D teams of customer organizations to design solutions that address their problems.

Shrivastava also points out: “Our product roadmap constantly reflects changing behavioral trends among both eLearning authors/designers as well as learners.” Adobe entered the world of mobile learning when it was still in its infancy, with the goal of empowering authors to provide awesome experiences to learners – on the devices of their choice – with minimum additional effort. Some of the industry-first features in Adobe Captivate (2017 release) that demonstrate this philosophy are:

  • Fluid Boxes – for creating fully responsive courses without any programming
  • Automatic transformation of desktop-only courses to responsive modules
  • Adobe Typekit integration – to create visually stunning courses using a full library of fonts

Success brings humility and Adobe Captivate is not resting on its laurels. Adobe continues to develop solutions that leverage the latest technologies to facilitate innovative and immersive forms of learning – continuously making it easier for authors to design and for learners to consume anywhere, anytime, on any device.

Read more about the induction of Adobe to the Best of ELearning! Hall of Fame: http://www.2elearning.com/top-stories/item/56974-hall-of-fame-honors-two-extraordinary-brands

Experience the power of the award-winning smart eLearning authoring tool.

Try Adobe Captivate today

Como visualizar os paineis, que considera importantes em um projeto.

Como todo software Adobe o Captivate também tem seus paineis de ajuda e propriedades.

Alguns desse painéis não ficam visíveis o tempo todo, precisamos habilita-los para por utilizar seus recursos, estarei mostrando alguns desse paineis que considera importantes, vamos lá.

Para habilitar os painéis, vá ao menu Janela (Window) e escolha o painel desejado, neste caso mostrai o painel Anotações de Slide, vejamos as figura a seguir:

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Após clicar em Anotações do Slide, vera na parte inferior junto Linha de tempo (Timeline) o painel, vejamos a imagem a seguir:

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Clicando no sinal de + podemos adicionar as observações nos Slides.

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Você poderá adicionar comentários para cada Slide, fazendo anotações sobre o slide ou sobre o projeto para os demais desenvolvedores.

Observe que temos também um botão para converter o texto em Audio ou seja, as anotações serão modificadas para Fala, isso e muito bom e importante para a questão

acessibilidade, como eu já venho mencionando a muito tempo, o Captivate tem diversos recursos de acessibilidade por padrão.

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No próximo tutorial sobre os painéis, falarei sobre o de Informações do Projeto.

Abraços

Fabio Oliveira (Fojool)

 

Alterando o tamanho de palco em projetos em branco

Como está, espero que bem!

Vamos a mais um tutorial Adobe Captivate 2017, vamos tratar do assunto tamanho de palco, como alterar.

Sempre que iniciamos um novo Projeto Vazio, definimos o tamanho de tela logo no inicio, vejamos a imagem a seguir apontado pela seta.

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Quando você define o tamanho do palco e depois resolve mudar o tamanho se pergunta, como faço para alterar o tamanho do palco? Muitos fecham o projeto e iniciam um novo.

Vou mostrar que não é preciso encerrar o projeto criado para poder alterar o tamanho de palco.

Com o projeto aberto, clique sobre Modificar > Reescalonar Projeto, vejamos a imagem a seguir:

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Em seguida, teremos a janela para modificarmos os valores do palco.

Onde temos o circulo sobre os valores, indica valores atuais do palco, caso queira definir um novo valor, poderá alterar por porcentagem % ou Largura ou Altura.

Vejamos a imagem a seguir:

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Utilize sempre este caminho para fazer alterações no tamanho do palco sem a necessidade de encerrar e criar um novo.

Até um próximo tutorial.

Abraços

 

Fabio Olivieira (Fojool)

 

 

 

 

 

Adobe Captivate 2017 – Criando criando campo Entrade de texto com Ações Avançadas.

Neste vídeo dou continuidade ao vídeo 1, Criando caixa de entrada de texto com Adobe Captivate. Iremos adicionar Ações Avançadas e dando uma maior interatividade e dinâmica no conteúdo desenvolvido com Captivate 2017.

 

Fabio Oliveira – Fojool

Adicionando video do Youtube ao projeto, Captivate 2017

Olá Como está?

Neste tutorial, demonstro em como adicionar um vídeo do youtube em seu projeto Adobe Captivate 2017, sem a utilização de um Widget, player para carregar vídeo do youtube.

Lembrando que, para que o aluno possa visualizar o vídeo, o mesmo deverá estar online conectado uma rede de internet, este processo não levará o vídeo junto com compilação.

 

Tutorial simulação de software Adobe Captivate 2017

Neste tutorial, mostro como criar uma simulação de software como demonstração e treinamento, onde treinamento o aluno sempre terá de interagir para poder avançar para o próximo slide e gerar pontuações.

É uma atividade muito bacana, onde podemos coletar dados do aluno utilizando junto com  SCORM em plataformas LMS.

 

 

Abraços

 

Fabio Oliveira – Fojool