Adobe Captivate – Video & Executable Publish Options

4f87f277f960be1b06bd871fc73efa7fad3908ae_3e73f2fb8d48b2678defdbba011114df0ff907e1_twitterIn this Adobe Captivate QuickTip, I will answer the question what happened to Captivate’s ability to publish your CPTX projects as either video or as a stand-alone executable for Mac or PC. This tutorial is for non-responsive projects only as these two publishing methods are not compatible with responsive projects.

Publish projects as MP4 files
https://helpx.adobe.com/captivate/using/publish-projects-mp4-files.html

Publish projects as executable files
https://helpx.adobe.com/captivate/using/publish-projects-executable-files.html

Custom Show/Hide Glossary that works in Captivate 8, 9, and 2017

Okay, so I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking “Hey Paul, you promised to never do a Captivate 8 or 9 tutorial again”, and that’s right. I did say that but this is actually a Captivate 2017 tutorial that just happens to include steps that would work for Captivate 8 or 9 as well. In this video, I show you how you can create a custom interaction that can be used as a glossary page in your Adobe Captivate project. If you found this video useful, please consider subscribing to my YouTube channel at Paul Wilson Adobe Captivate Tutorials. Please share this video with your colleagues.

#eLearning #LIVESTREAM Custom Captivate Themes 2017-11-13 16:00 EST/21:00 UTC

In this Adobe Captivate eLearning live stream, I will share with you how I create a custom theme for Adobe Captivate 2017

Follow the link below at any time to set up a reminder to be notified when this event becomes live on November 6th at 4 PM Eastern Time.

#eLearning #LIVESTREAM Custom Captivate Themes 2017-11-13 16:00 EST/21:00 UTC

If you enjoy my LIVE STREAMS, please share them with your colleagues and don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel to make sure you’re notified of all my upcoming events. If you subscribe to my YouTube channel you will receive my Adobe Captivate 2017 – Responsive Custom Quiz Questions online course from Udemy for only $10 (a $50 value).

Webinar: Advanced Tips and Tricks to create Responsive Projects in Adobe Captivate (2017 Release)

Advanced Fluid Boxes in Adobe Captivate 2017Join me to learn about the tips and tricks for using Fluid Boxes in Captivate and make the most of them. She will also cover the best practices for creating responsive simulations, click-based interactions, drag-and-drop interactions, quizzes, etc. Along the way, learn about some tips and tricks for using Fluid Boxes with Master Slides, Multi-state Objects, and more. Don’t miss it!

Webinar title: Advanced Tips and Tricks to create Responsive Projects in Adobe Captivate (2017 Release)

Date and time: 7th November 2017 | 8:00 AM PT

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

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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/

NEW BOOK! Mastering Adobe Captivate 2017 has been released

Oct 4th 2017 is an important date for Pooja Jaisingh and I.

Cover image of Mastering Adobe Captivate 2017With the release of our book “Mastering Adobe Captivate 2017”, the project we have been working on for the last 6 month is now complete.

This was an amazing team of exceptional experts to work with! Many of these people are active members of this very community. We are confident that this book will be a great ressource for all the Captivate users

It takes you through the production of three pieces of eLearning content.

First, you will learn how to create a typical interactive Captivate project. This will give you the opportunity to review all Captivate objects one by one and uncover the application’s main tools. Then, you will use the built-in capture engine of Captivate to create an interactive software simulation and a Video Demo that can be uploaded to your YouTube channel or published as an MP4 video. Finally, you will approach the advanced responsive features of Captivate to create a project that can be viewed on any device. At the end of the book, you will empower your workflow and projects with the most advanced features of the application, including variables, advanced actions, using Captivate with other applications, and more.

This book is an advanced tutorial, containing all the assets required to build its sample projects. Self-exploration is encouraged through extra exercises, experimentation, and external references.

It covers the following topics

  • Chapter 01 – Getting Started with Adobe Captivate
  • Chapter 02 – Working with Standard Objects
  • Chapter 03 – Working with Multimedia
  • Chapter 04 – Working with the Timeline and Other Useful tools
  • Chapter 05 – Working with Interactive Objects
  • Chapter 06 – Crafting the graphical Experience with Styles and Themes
  • Chapter 07 – Working with Quizzes
  • Chapter 08 – Capturing on-screen action
  • Chapter 09 – Producing a Video Demo
  • Chapter 10 – Creating a Responsive Project
  • Chapter 11 – Using Captivate with Other Applications
  • Chapter 12 – Creating Accessible eLearning
  • Chapter 13 – Working with Variables and Advanced Actions
  • Chapter 14 – Finishing Touches and Publishing

Don’t hesitate any longer and grab your copy at https://www.packtpub.com/web-development/mastering-adobe-captivate-2017-fourth-edition

Happy teaching with Adobe Captivate 2017

Webinar Recording and Handout: Tips and Tricks to make the most of multi-state objects in Adobe Captivate (2017 release) – 24th August, 2017 | 9:00 AM PDT

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Multi-state ObjectsMulti-state objects in Adobe Captivate are a powerhouse of possibilities to create interactions with absolute ease. If you’ve not yet started using multi-state objects to build interactions, now is the time to start using it. You will be delighted to discover this magic mantra to reduce the number of steps to create an interaction, and making your timeline look clutter free.

During this session, Dr. Pooja Jaisingh will show you how to create simple interactions using multi-state objects and simple actions. Then she will show you how to take your interactions to the next level by using multi-state objects alongside advanced actions, variables, effects, drag and drop interactions, and other features and functionalities of Captivate. Along the way, she will share the tips and tricks of making the most of multi-state objects in Adobe Captivate.

Webinar title: Tips and Tricks to make the most of multi-state objects in Adobe Captivate

Date and time: 24th August, 2017 | 9:00 AM PDT

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Webinar – Using Captivate 2017 Fluid Boxes with Drag and Drop – Thursday, August 24th, 2017

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I won’t be conducting my usual #eLearning #LIVESTREAM this week, however, instead I will be a guest on an eLearning Brothers webinar Thursday, August 24th, 2017.

In this webinar, eLearning Brothers hosts Paul Wilson, noted Captivate expert as he takes learners through some of the features and parameters of the Adobe Captivate drag and drop interface. Paul will demonstrate some in which you can customize your drag and drops to fit all your different learning scenarios. In addition, he will instruct learners how to make Drag and Drop interactions work with the new fluid boxes responsive design interface.

Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9061148276662168066?source=Wlearning