7 Design Principles To Keep In Mind When You Create eLearning Courses For Busy Professionals

Busy professionals don’t have room in their schedule to deal with cluttered online courses or redundant content that misses the mark. In this article, I highlight 7 eLearning design principles you should keep in mind when you create online courses for learners pressed for time.

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Retrieve user interaction analytics from custom Animate interactive

Hi Everyone,

I am a student developer and missed the Flash era. I am now trying to build a Flash-like media interactive in Adobe Animate for an HTML5 export.

My question is, how do I link user interactions (not simply animations) in an Adobe Animate interactive to pass metrics such as time spent on a screen and assets in the HTML5 interactive that students are interacting with into Captivate’s user analytics reporting system?

Has anyone done anything like this in Captivate or another platform and know of any tutorials? I know it is possible in the learning industry, but I haven’t yet connected with any resources on how to implement it. I’m comfortable with coding and learning any tools or APIs. I would also like to know if it can’t be done in Animate or Captivate so I can move on to another platform. I am as far as my own research will carry me and would appreciate any help or recommendations.

Thanks!
Nathaniel

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Adobe Captivate 2019 Interactive Videos – Convert videos into Interactive using overlay slides

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In this Adobe Captivate 2019 tutorial video, we are going to see an interactive video feature. This feature lets you convert your normal mp4 videos or demonstration videos or any YouTube videos into interactive videos using overlay slides.

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Adobe Captivate 2019 Tutorial Video – Live Device Preview for Virtual Reality (VR)

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First, let’s see how to preview the responsive courses in your device. Import a responsive course in Adobe Captivate 2019 tool. Click on the Preview option and select Live Preview on Device from the drop-down menu. It will generate a QR code where you need to scan through a QR scanner app on your mobile device. This allows you to view the course in your device. Then click on the play button to preview the course. Once establishing the connection between the captivate tool and your device, the changes that are made in your course will be reflected in your mobile device too.

For example, here you can see a fluid box with a blue color. Let’s change its color. Now preview your course. You can observe the changes that are reflected in your mobile device.

Now, let’s see how to preview the VR courses. Import Virtual Reality course in captivate 2019. Click on the Preview option and select Live Preview on Device from the drop-down menu. It will generate a QR code where you need to scan through a QR scanner app on your mobile device. Then, click on the Virtual Reality icon to experience 360-degree learning in your mobile device. Make sure that your device and the system should be in the same network to preview your courses.

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Adobe Captivate 2019 released – A Quick Review on All New Features

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A booming sought software, Adobe Captivate makes a hard impression with its astonishing features in its new release, Adobe Captivate 2019. The most buzzing feature in eLearning industry which is Virtual Reality is now available in this tool and makes your project stand apart. In addition to virtual reality, Adobe Captivate 2019 released a set of new and enhanced features to develop eLearning courses effortlessly and thrives the learner’s retention.

Let’s have a quick look on New Features of Adobe Captivate 2019.

  1. Virtual Reality Experience Learning:
    Now it becomes handy to create an immersive learning experience courses with the new virtual reality project. Import 3600 images and create a seamless virtual reality project. By using VR glasses learner can experience virtual reality and engage with near real-life scenarios. You can create a perfect interactive environment by integrating interactive elements like hotspots.
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  2. Automatic Device Preview:
    In the earlier version, Adobe Captivate introduced a device listing preview feature to view your content in different screen sizes. This feature got updated and now it has come up with slider option to preview the content. It also has layout preview button, where you can see your content automatically change position and form across the full spectrum of device sizes with a single click.
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  3. Interactive Videos:
    Transform your mp4 videos or existing YouTube videos into interactive video-based eLearning. Add quiz and knowledge check at specific areas in the video and evaluate the user performance. Also, you can add bookmark on the timeline where user will be redirected to the bookmarked timeline when they fail to finish the activity.
  4. Automatic Chroma Key Effects:
    You don’t need to be a green screen technology expert to remove the background. With this new feature you can personalize your videos with few clicks and add images or videos as background. You can use the media that comes along with the Adobe Captivate or choose your own.
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  5. Smart Video Recording (Webcam + Screen Capture):
    With this built-in feature in Adobe Captivate 2019, you can create a video demo using screen capture and webcam simultaneously. You can also add interactivity and edit the videos in multi-screen video based learning.
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  6. Live Device Preview for VR:
    Now you can check your elearning courses how exactly it is playing in the VR devices with the all-new Live Device Preview feature. You can preview all your courses in your device once you establish the connection with the Captivate. This could be done by generating a QR code in the Captivate 2019 smart authoring tool that you can scan using the QR scanner app in your mobile device.
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  7. PowerPoint to Responsive eLearning with Ease:
    Converting PowerPoint to Responsive eLearning has never been so easy with this new feature in Captivate 2019. PowerPoint content slides adjust itself to the screen size and makes it more responsive to the learners. Therefore you can transform static slides into interactive learning slides with few clicks.
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  8. Fluid Boxes 2.0:
    This is an upgraded feature in 2019 release of Adobe Captivate. With this advancement, your content scales up automatically and align across device sizes. In addition, you can customize fluid boxes by wrap up options, view parent-child relations, distribute objects equally in the properties inspector and also set alignment for static fluid boxes.
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  9. CSV Question Import Template:
    A standard format of adding interactive questions is now replaced with the new CSV Question Import Template feature. A sample CSV file will be given in the assets folder where you need to copy it in your project folder and follow the instructions as mentioned in the file. Add the questions and finally upload in the Captivate project. Or you can populate the questions in macro enabled excel sheet and generate a CSV file from it. The main advantage of this CSV file is to import bulk questions into your project that saves development time.
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  10. Overlay Slides:
    The traditional video might convey the right information, but doesn’t evaluate the learner performance. But with Overlay slides in Adobe Captivate you can convert your recorded or streaming videos into interactive videos for user remediation.
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  11. 360⁰ Learning Experiences:
    Maximize the learning space by integrating with the feature, 360 slide. With this feature, you can add 3600 images to the slide and also interactive elements like hotspots to enhance the user learning experience.

Hope these features will help you to create rapid eLearning courses to meet the learner specific needs.

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Adobe Captivate 2017: Creating Responsive Simulations

In this blog, we are going to see how to create responsive simulations using Adobe Captivate 2017.

In general, simulation can be created in three ways. They are:

Demo – In this mode, user can view the simulation like a video without the need to interact.

Training – In this mode, user can interact with the project as well as it will be directing the user using dialog boxes with respect to the steps derived by the developer

Assessment – It allows user to click the mouse at the appropriate areas, type in information into various fields and click on fields or buttons to submit the content without any hints/dialog box.

For instance, let us record the steps to create responsive simulations in Adobe captivate 2017 demo mode. To do so, you need to follow the steps below:

  • First, select Responsive Project from the available options in captivate.

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  • Now, click on Slides option below the file tab and choose Software simulationfrom the drop down menu.

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How to create responsive simulations using adobe captivate 2017

  • Next, select the slide form where you need to insert this simulation.

How to create responsive simulations using adobe captivate 2017

This will open a Record dialog box.

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  • There you need to select the Microsoft word presentation from the select to window to record drop down menu.

How to create responsive simulations using adobe captivate 2017

  • Next, check the box Snap to window to toggle it to the desired area.

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  • Now, select the mode as Demo mode and click Record button to start your recording.

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How to create responsive simulations using adobe captivate 2017

  • After counter count downs to 1, automatically your Microsoft Word comes to the foreground.
  • You can make your own steps by clicking on to the project.

 

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Adobe Captivate – Translation Feature for Developing Multilingual Courses

Adobe Captivate – Translation Feature for Developing Multilingual Courses

Exporting and importing the eLearning content for localization which has been made easy with Adobe Captivate 2017 authoring tool.

We would like to share the brief procedure in detail along with reference images.

Here is the step by step process to exporting a project into Microsoft Word document for translating.

Open an Adobe Captivate project, which you like to export for translation content document.

Step 01:

Now you are ready to export your project for a translated document.

Select the File menu in the top left corner.

Step 02:

And then select Export in the dropdown list.

Step 03:

In dropdown list selects Project Captions and Closed Captions option.

Step 04:

Choose a location to save your preferences file and name file e.g. “Captivate template captions” or with a different name as you are preferred and click Save.

Step 05:

Now you have successfully completed the exporting project into a Microsoft Word (.doc) document which contains source language.

Note: Always make a copy of the exported Microsoft word document before translating.

Step 06:

We can open the exported document in Microsoft word. The document consists of 5 columns, in that 2 important columns are Original Text Caption Data (contains source language e.g. English at present) and Updated Text Caption Data (we can enter preferred language).

Note: Do not make any changes in Slide ID, Item ID, and Slide values in the word document file when localization.

These IDs are necessary to import the document back into Adobe Captivate.

How to Importing a translated document step by step procedure?

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Lectora Inspire – How to Use Translation Tool For Localization?

Lectora Inspire is one of the powerful eLearning authoring tool by using we can create eLearning courses for multiple devices as it provides HTML5 output that runs on all devices. Lectora has made it easy to convert all your old and existing courses into responsive, instead of copy and paste all the content over again.…