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  • I’m so excited about the upcoming release of Adobe Captivate 6. I’m going to burst if I don’t share something, so here it is. From deep inside the labs I’ve sorted out the details of one of the incredible new features coming in Adobe Captivate 6, and it’s absolutely wonderful. You’re going to love using the new Themes. Check out the video to learn more. Enjoy!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vObJxAh1nls
    Still starving for more information about Adobe Captivate 6? Follow me on twitter @adobeElearning and be the first one to know about what’s in store for you in Captivate 6.
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    2. Tweet about this post by clicking the Tweet button on this post.
    3. You’re all set!
    I’ll be announcing the winner on the 25th of July during my Captivate training session.
    For more information read this:
    http://adobecs6blog.wordpress.com/2012/06/23/adobe-captivate-6-sneak-peek-themes/
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  • 1. Do-It-Yourself Tutorials with Adobe Captivate The William and Anita Newman Library, Baruch College Teaching & Technology Conference 2009
  • 2. What is Captivate?
    • Media content authoring tool (screen capture)
    • Software that lets you create “simulations, software demonstrations, scenario-based training, and quizzes without programming or multimedia skills”
  • 3. Why we wanted to use media authoring software
    • To create tutorials with 24/7 access
    • Ability to create in-house tutorials with a quick turn around and a professional look
    • Complement instructional offerings
  • 4. What We Did
    • Identify need(s) & audience
    • Review other library online tutorials
    • Outline the tutorial (in Word)
    • Storyboard the tutorial (in PowerPoint)
    • Rehearse
    • Capture
    • Fine-tune
    • Test/Evaluate
    • Distribute/Promote
  • 5. What We Learned
    • Create a style guide and policy guide
    • Create a committee for approval (for style and content decisions, and buy-in)
    • Some design or editing experience is helpful, but not essential
    • Keep the tutorials short (chapters)
    • Add live boxes and click boxes to engage viewer
    • Fine-tuning/editing can be time consuming
    • Viewing other online library tutorials is helpful
  • 6. Selected Libraries Using Captivate
    • University of Oklahoma http://libraries.ou.edu/help/tutorials/
    • Trinity College Dublin http://www.tcd.ie/Library/help/undergrad/tutorialug.php
    • University of Sussex http:// www.sussex.ac.uk /library/electronic/
  • 7. Presented by:
    • Louise Klusek, Head of Reference
    • Danielle McGurran, Intern
    • Linda Rath, Graduate Services Librarian
    • Chris Tuthill, Information Services Librarian
  • 8. Further Reading
    • Adobe. (2008). The Adobe Captivate Blog: Conversation on Captivate and eLearning . Retrieved March 24, 2009, from Adobe Web site: http://blogs.adobe.com/captivate/
    • Blevins, A., & Elton, C. (2009, January). An Evaluation of Three Tutorial-creating Software Programs: Camtasia, PowerPoint, and MediaSite. Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries , 6 (1), 1-7.
    • Clark, J., & Kou, Q. (2008, January). Captivate/Camtasia. Journal of the Medical Library Association , 96 (1), 75-78.
    • Lee, S., & Chao, C. (2008, Fall2008). A Study on E-learning Courseware Development Software for Computer Application Learning. Journal of Educational Media & Library Sciences , 46 (1), 233-248.
    • Murley, D. (2007, Fall). Tools for Creating Video Tutorials. Law Library Journal 99(4) . 857-61.
    • University of Maryland, University Libraries. Best Practices Using Adobe Captivate . Retrieved March 24, 2009, from University of Maryland Libraries Web site: http:// www.lib.umd.edu/UES/bestpractices.pdf
    • Wales, T., & Robertson, P. (2008, October). Captivating Open University students with online literature search tutorials created using screen capture software. Program: Electronic Library & Information Systems , 42 (4), 365-381.
    • Yelinek, K., Tarnowski, L., Hannon, P., & Oliver, S. (2008). Captivate MenuBuilder: Creating an Online Tutorial for Teaching Software. The Clearing House , 82 (2), 101-6.