How To Boost Volunteer Engagement Through Your LMS

Through social media and its LMS, the Arizona Humane Society—a nonprofit organization of about 200 employees—expanded its volunteer program and trained nearly 6,000 people in 18 months. Their model can be implemented by other nonprofit organizations to boost volunteer engagement, reduce training costs associated with instructor-led training, prepare volunteers for tasks before they arrive, and reduce overall attrition. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

Personalizing Adobe Captivate Characters

Captivate offers a lot of generic characters to use in your courses.  But, what if you want your character to look like someone who works for your company or organization?

Easy.  You can edit characters from one of the choices that come with Captivate (Assets –> Get Free eLearning Assets).

from this

to this

with a little bit of photo editing know-how.

Let me show you how!

1. To get the t-shirt I wanted, I did a little hack. There are many sites that provide you with the tools to custom design T-shirts. All you need is your logo and the shirt color.  For this example, I designed the shirt in Vistaprint.

2. I uploaded my logo with “Add Image” and then captured the image with Snagit.

3. Using photo editing software (I used Photoshop CC), I removed the neck line and white background.

4. To edit the character, Pavan, who is in Media –> Characters, first add him to your project so he shows up in your library, then right mouse click and select “Edit with…”  If you’ve edited with Photoshop before, it will show up.  Otherwise, you’ll have to browse for it this first time.

5. I imported the edited T-shirt on its own layer on top of Pavan , and with a little Photoshop editing know-how thanks mostly to Edit –> Transform –> Distort, I was able to get the t-shirt to fit pretty nicely on Pavan.

6. To get Pavan in his Acme Training Co t-shirt into this Captivate project, use File–> Import –> Photoshop File to retain roundtrip Photoshop editing.

That’s it.  Have fun customizing your Captivate Characters.  Please reach out with any questions or comments.

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5 Extended Enterprise LMS Deployment Options To Consider

Is a cloud-based platform the best bet for your organization? Or should you opt for a locally-installed solution? In this article, I’ll explore the top 5 extended enterprise LMS deployment options you should consider. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

Support Warning

Yesterday,  my creative cloud would not load.  After 2 hours of technical support from Adobe, creative cloud was fixed.  Unfortunately, the fixed was to uninstall all Adobe products, and then re-installing the products.  So I had to install CP 2017 and CP 9.  Support was not aware that they deleted CP, and I was under the assumption that only the cloud products were erased.  Be careful to verify with support about what software they will be removing when they want to do a complete wipe of your Adobe directory.

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Rollover image/text caption

I opened a responsive project and wanted to create a sort of ‘thing-link’ that will basically allow the viewer to hover over an item in a single slide-image and receive either a link to another page, action to move on to another slide, text description, or audio.  I thought rollover objects would be the best way to do this, but for some reason they are greyed out from my list of options.  Any idea why?  I thought of also using a widget, but those are specific buttons that aren’t already included in my image.

Thanks for any help.

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