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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.

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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.

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  • 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.…

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.

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