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Adobe Captivate 7 Released!

Posted on 04. Jun, 2013 by captivatehero.

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Adobe Captivate 7

Adobe Captivate 7

The Captain is proud to announce that yesterday Adobe released Captivate 7 to the world!

There are numerous new features - so let’s get into it:

1. Drag-and-drop components

Make eLearning fun with drag-and-drop games, quizzes, and learning modules that can run on desktops and iPads. Provide audio feedback in response to users’ drag-and-drop actions.

2. HTML5 support for Microsoft PowerPoint

Import your PowerPoint project, including text, shapes, audio, and animations, into Adobe Captivate 7 and publish them directly to HTML5.

3. Enhanced Accessibility Support

Expand your outreach to defense, government, and educational organizations. Easily create simulations and demonstrations that address accessibility standards such as Section 508 and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0). Define text equivalents, insert clickable areas that allow keyboard access, and more to help ensure that everyone can access your content.

4. Enhanced interactions library

Insert aesthetically designed interactive elements to eLearning content with just a click. Select from a wide range of out-of-the-box interactions, like Hangman, Jigsaw, Process Cycle, Glossary, Accordion and  Pyramid, customize the content and appearance, and you’re done.

5. In-course YouTube videos

Stream YouTube videos within your courses, for greater impact and retention. Specify which section of the video you want the learner to view, to make it contextually relevant.

6. In-course web browsing

Enable more effective learning by embedding a browser interface within your courses. Allow your learners to access additional web-based reference material that complements course content.

7. Learning notes

Enable learners to add and edit notes as they take their course, thereby allowing them to place cues within the course for reference.

8. System audio recording and editing

Now record system audio along with narration in an Adobe Captivate course on Windows® 7 and Windows 8. Simultaneously record narration and capture screen motion, and synchronize audio with slides and timed objects. Edit audio to correct mistakes and pauses, add an external track, or attach sound effects or narration to individual objects.

9. Enhanced quizzing with HTML5

Leverage HTML5 support in your quizzes to include more question types, like matching, short answer, and fill-in-the-blank.

10. Support for GIFT format

Easily convert offline questions into a GIFT format question bank that you can draw on to create quizzes. Import GIFT format questions quickly and conveniently into Adobe Captivate projects to create assessment modules. Maximize instructor time by using the same questions in multiple quizzes.

11. Integration with Tin Can-compliant LMSs

Rest assured that your scoring data will integrate smoothly with your TinCan enabled Learning Management System (LMS).

12. Adobe Captivate app packager

Embed a range of HTML5 animations and synchronize them with your Adobe Captivate course. Publish the course as an app to multiple mobile platforms, including Windows® RT (Metro apps), using the Adobe PhoneGap™ service.**

**Requires separate purchase of PhoneGap

13. Equation Editor

Easily add complex mathematical equations, with operators and scientific symbols, to courses using the multi-purpose equation editor from [Math+Magic]TM.

14. Improved social media engagement

Instantly enable social conversations within Adobe Captivate courses with the enhanced Twitter widget.‡ Help learners collaborate with you and other learners in real time by selecting a specific area within a course and tweeting a question. Track all conversations using the Learning Analytics dashboard.

15. Shared Advanced Action

Use Advanced Actions to configure and modify the learning experience by enabling conditional or multiple actions in an interaction. Now create Shared Action templates which can be reused across projects.

So what are you waiting for?!

You can download the 30-day trial today and give it a test run.

Happy Captivating!

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Free Captivate 6 HTML5 Mobile File

Posted on 15. Nov, 2012 by captivatehero.

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thecaptian.jpgGreetings my fellow Captivate developers!

Yes, it has been awhile. I’ve been defeating the enemies of eLearning everywhere, and on my journey I came up with a great Captivate 6 file of what works in HTML5.

In this file you will find the following:

  • Examples of audio and animation
  • Advanced actions that convert to JavaScript interactivity
  • Touch based interactions
  • Video slide
  • Captivate Mobile Skin
  • iPad Landscape consumption
  • Quiz Questions
  • Reporting Slide

This is the same file I used during my recent session at the Adobe Learning Summit in Las Vegas.

Captivate 6 Mobile File (Acrobat.com link)

Obviously you will need Captivate 6 to view this file. Please e-mail me hero@captaincaptivate.com if you have any questions.

Enjoy!

- The Captain

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