Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Adobe Captivate - What Resolution Should I Use?

From time to time I get this question about what resolution and for that matter, what aspect ratio should eLearning designers choose for their eLearning project. My expectation is that designers are hoping for a single super answer that will be applicable to all eLearning projects from now and into the future. The reality of the situation is there is no one single answer, however, I think I can offer some insight into this. 

When I begin an elearning project for a client, I start with a needs analysis. Included in that needs analysis is a technical needs analysis. For example, if everyone in the organization uses their desktop computer to complete their training and the stakeholder doesn't expect that to change anytime soon, you should focus on a solution that is optimized for a desktop computer. If all their employees use iPhone 8 Pluses, then design for that size.

In this video tutorial, I show you an easy way to determine exactly what resolution you need to target for when designing for a particular device.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Adobe Captivate - Turn Bookmarking On / Off

In this Adobe Captivate video tutorial, I show you how you can turn bookmarking on or off for your eLearning course when you have an LMS and when you are simply storing your eLearning in the cloud.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Adobe Captivate - Video

In 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


Publish projects as executable files


Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Adobe Captivate - Preview in SCORM Cloud

In this Adobe Captivate video tutorial, I will show you how the Preview in SCORM Cloud works and what information you can get from it.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Adobe Captivate - Keyboard Shortcuts

In this Adobe Captivate video tutorial, I show you three really helpful keyboard shortcuts that will save a bunch of time when working with the timeline. Also, I’ve provided a link below that will take you to the site where they have provided a list of all the keyboard shortcuts for Adobe Captivate (2017 Release) and earlier.

Adobe Captivate Keyboard Shortcuts:

Friday, October 13, 2017

Adobe Captivate - Shared Actions

I record Adobe Captivate tutorials on procedures I use myself. One such topic that I haven't covered before now is shared actions. I simply haven't had a reason to use them in my everyday work. I would use "advanced actions" for the navigation controls I would put at the beginning of my course and display for the rest of the project. One problem is that you can't have items displayed for rest of project and contained in fluid boxes. I'm going to attempt to solve it using a shared action today.

Adobe Captivate - Replace the Text Expand Icon for Something Else

In this Adobe Captivate tutorial, I show you how you can replace the text expand icon used in your responsive design projects for something else. I used a grey icon of a book so as to match more eLearning designs, however, you are free to use whatever style you wish.