Wednesday, January 05, 2011 eLearning Channel

Just got back from my Christmas Holidays to find those great folks on the Adobe Captivate and Adobe eLearning Suite teams have been kind enough to mention the work I carried out for eLearning Channelon the Adobe Captivate blog.

For a large part of last year, I was busy creating over 30 tutorials covering many of the key features present in both Adobe Captivate 5 and the Adobe eLearning Suite 2.

But that is not all; I am in the process of creating some more tutorials which should be added to the Adobe eLearning Channel soon.

If you like these videos and are interested in instructor led training then take a look at the Adobe Captivate courses 5 I teach with

Friday, December 10, 2010

Adobe Captivate 5 consolidated patch

The Adobe Captivate team have just released a new patch for Adobe Captivate 5 which addressed some capture, audio and upgrade issues as well as a few more problems that some Adobe Captivate 5 users have encountered.

Want to learn more about the issues that were fixed? Take a look at the Main Enhancements page.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Free eLearning Suite 2 Workshop

Want to learn what’s new in the Adobe eLearning Suite 2?

Join me on the 27th of October for a free workshop presented by eSyncTraining where I’ll be demonstrating new eLearning Suite 2 features such as the amazing new integration between Adobe Captivate, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Flash and Adobe Soundbooth.

Come and join me and learn why the Adobe eLearning Suite 2 is your complete tool box for creating engaging and interaction eLearning courseware!

eLearning Suite 2 Workshop
Date: 10.27.2010
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM PST (2 Hours)
Location: Adobe Connect (Global)

Space in this workshop is limited, so register today.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Advanced Actions: Resources

Advanced Actions provide Adobe Captivate users with the ability to include complex interactions in their Captivate projects.

The problem is that most Adobe Captivate users are not programmers and therefore, many would probably benefit from having a decent set of examples that they can use to understand how Advanced Actions (especially Conditional Actions) work.

If only there was a decent set of articles on how to use Advanced Actions. Well, actually there is!

Ever since Adobe Captivate 5 was launched, my good friend Lieve Weymeis has been beavering away writing articles and creating examples to help you get up to speed with this powerful yet for some bewildering Adobe Captivate feature.

So, if you are dipping your toe into the amazing world of Advanced Actions. This list should provide you with lots of good and practical advice to help you get started.

Customized course menu based on a pretest (Captivate 5)

Constructing test with multiple results (Captivate 5)

Using advanced actions to show conclusion based on multiple scores (Captivate 5)

Question slide with partial scores and customized feedback (Captivate 5)

Video tutorial: Advanced conditional action for Customized feedback (Captivate 5)

Combining Standard and Conditional in one Advanced action (Captivate 5)

Use the power of variables in CP5 (CP4) - without advanced actions (Captivate 4&5)

Unleash the power of variables in Captivate 5 (4) with Advanced Actions (Captivate 4&5)

Some reasons for labeling

*To blog or not to blog

*You will need to scroll approximately half way down the page to locate the Advanced Action tip.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Unlimited durations of Adobe eLearning Suite trials

Two blog posts in one day! Well when you receive this sort of notificiation, you just have to blog about it.

Adobe has now made it possible for any one to try out a hosted version the Adobe eLearning Suite 2 which means that you don't need to worry about downloading or installing large files.

What is even better is that you no longer need to worry about a limited period to test the software either! With this online version if you need 60 days or 6 months to evaluate the suite, that is fine with Adobe.

Just bear in mind that some features such as audio recording is not possible in this hosted trial mode.

Drag and Drop Lite Programmers Insight

Following on from yesterday's post about the new Drag and Drop Lite Question Widget, the Tristan (the Widget developer) has posted some background information that contributed to the development of this new drag and drop software.

You can read the entire blog post by clicking on th link I have included below, though I should point out that this is a bit techie.

Drag and Drop Lite Programmer Commentary

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Drag and Drop comes to Adobe Captivate

Today is a good day to be an Adobe Captivate developer!

For years now Captivate users have been crying out for the ability to include drag and drag functionality in their eLearning courses and thanks to a new Widget called Drag and Drop Lite Question Widget that has just been released by the folks at Infosemantics this is now at last possible.

I have been a fan of the widgets created by Infosemantics since they released their first widget as well as their Widget Factory (an ActionScript 3 API containing class libraries for use by Flash ActionScript programmers when creating Adobe Captivate Widgets); so I naturally was delighted when I heard that they intend to address this huge hole in the Adobe Captivate feature set.

This widget - which by the way is available for both Adobe Captivate 4 and 5 - is not only extremely powerful but thanks to the intuitive user interface incredibly easy to use and just $27.00 USD something that no CP user cannot afford to miss out on.

What to learn more? Visit the Infosemantics web site.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Announcing Adobe Captivate 5 and eLearning Suite 2.0

Adobe has announced the arrival of Adobe Captivate 5 and eLearning 2.0. Over the coming weeks and months I am going to be talking a lot about the new features in these new versions but for now here is a list of some of the new features that are coming in Adobe Captivate 5

  • Object Styles
  • Master Slides
  • Rich Animation Effects
  • Tracking and Reporting
  • Hosting and Collaboration via
  • Multivideo support and synchronization
  • In-context learner collaboration via Twitter
  • Optimized user interface
You can learn more about these amazing new features by taking a look at the Adobe Captivate 5 product page.