FAST TRACK TO ADOBECAPTIVATEDustin Tauer .::. Easel Solution        @dtauer :: @easelsolutions :: #astdtcc2012
Dustin TauerDeveloper (11 years) Instructor (7 years) Web :: Mobile ::   eLearning        @dtauer :: @easelsolutions :: #a...
Easel Solutions   Training    • Design, Web, Mobile, e      Learning, Strategy, Soc      ial, etc.   Customized Training...
Let’s meet all of youWho are you, what you do, etc.        @dtauer :: @easelsolutions :: #astdtcc2012
The Plan4 hours of Captivate goodnessBreak about 10:00am        @dtauer :: @easelsolutions :: #astdtcc2012
Adobe CaptivateHelps you rapidly author a wide range ofinteractive eLearning and HTML5-basedmLearning content.         @dt...
A few quick features   Record your screen                Themes    • Demonstrations,                 Special Effects   ...
So, you’re making eLearning,huh?Here are a few questions to ask whenstarting a Captivate project.        @dtauer :: @easel...
Question 1What type of eLearning course do youwant?        @dtauer :: @easelsolutions :: #astdtcc2012
Type of course   Video Demonstration    • Record your screen, publish a video, no     interaction   Interactive Demonstr...
Question 2Who is your target audience?        @dtauer :: @easelsolutions :: #astdtcc2012
Audience   Platforms    • Web, mobile, desktop   Design Considerations    • Recording Dimensions (i.e. 800x600)    • Siz...
Question 3What are you publishing and where are youputting it?         @dtauer :: @easelsolutions :: #astdtcc2012
Publishing   Publish to the web    • Flash (SWF): Consistent, easy, but not mobile friendly    • HTML5: Works on devices,...
“Just build it in HTML5”( Sigh )           @dtauer :: @easelsolutions :: #astdtcc2012
HTML5 does not equal MobileHTML5 is a set of features added to HTMLthat give websites additional functionality.         @d...
HTML5 does not equal MobileHTML5 is a work in progress. The“specification” will be done in 2014.         @dtauer :: @easel...
HTML5 does not equal MobileMobile browser evolved faster than desktopbrowser and support more HTML5 features.It’s very muc...
Mobile is hardComing up with an mLearning strategy istricky, so…        @dtauer :: @easelsolutions :: #astdtcc2012
Shameless Self-PromotionTomorrow:    eLearning Strategies for MobileDevices    10:35am – 11:50am        @dtauer :: @easels...
Best Stategy?Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test TestTest Test Test Test Test Test Test Test TestTest Test Test Test T...
Ready?@dtauer :: @easelsolutions :: #astdtcc2012
Task 1: Video Demo   Record the screen   Edit the video   Add some UI elements   Publish      @dtauer :: @easelsolutions :...
Video Demo   Perfect Screen Capture    • Great for capturing animation and roll-overs   Add simple UI elements    • Capt...
Task 1: Video Demo   Record the screen   Edit the video   Add some UI elements   Publish      @dtauer :: @easelsolutions :...
Task 2: Simulations   Record the screen   Add additional slides   Add Interactivity   Publish      @dtauer :: @easelsoluti...
Simulations   Screen captured as “slides”    • Allows developers to “splice” in additional slides    • Easier Branching  ...
Task 2: Simulations   Record the screen   Add additional slides   Add Interactivity   Publish      @dtauer :: @easelsoluti...
Task 3: Play TimeHave a little fun         @dtauer :: @easelsolutions :: #astdtcc2012
Task 3: Play TimeRECORD YOUR OWNCOURSE                               TIPS   Video or simulation                Explore t...
Thanks!   http://blog.easelsolutions.com    • Slides, Session Files, Resources   http://www.adobe.com/captivate    • Dow...
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Fast Track to Adobe Captivate

  1. 1. FAST TRACK TO ADOBECAPTIVATEDustin Tauer .::. Easel Solution @dtauer :: @easelsolutions :: #astdtcc2012
  2. 2. Dustin TauerDeveloper (11 years) Instructor (7 years) Web :: Mobile :: eLearning @dtauer :: @easelsolutions :: #astdtcc2012
  3. 3. Easel Solutions Training • Design, Web, Mobile, e Learning, Strategy, Soc ial, etc. Customized Training Consulting Adobe Connect We like finding solutions @dtauer :: @easelsolutions :: #astdtcc2012
  4. 4. Let’s meet all of youWho are you, what you do, etc. @dtauer :: @easelsolutions :: #astdtcc2012
  5. 5. The Plan4 hours of Captivate goodnessBreak about 10:00am @dtauer :: @easelsolutions :: #astdtcc2012
  6. 6. Adobe CaptivateHelps you rapidly author a wide range ofinteractive eLearning and HTML5-basedmLearning content. @dtauer :: @easelsolutions :: #astdtcc2012
  7. 7. A few quick features Record your screen  Themes • Demonstrations,  Special Effects Simulations, and • Reflections, Styles, etc Assessments  Quizzing Import PowerPoint  SCORM and AICC Slides Compliant Interactions  Multi-format • Roll-overs, zooming, publishing charts, widgets, etc.  Mobile-friendly* Seamless branching workflows www.adobe.com/captiva Easily add audio and te video @dtauer :: @easelsolutions :: #astdtcc2012
  8. 8. So, you’re making eLearning,huh?Here are a few questions to ask whenstarting a Captivate project. @dtauer :: @easelsolutions :: #astdtcc2012
  9. 9. Question 1What type of eLearning course do youwant? @dtauer :: @easelsolutions :: #astdtcc2012
  10. 10. Type of course Video Demonstration • Record your screen, publish a video, no interaction Interactive Demonstration/Simulation • Screen recording, but with interactivity • “Slides” between sections of screen recording Scenario-based Training • Teaching soft-skills with lots of branching @dtauer :: @easelsolutions :: #astdtcc2012
  11. 11. Question 2Who is your target audience? @dtauer :: @easelsolutions :: #astdtcc2012
  12. 12. Audience Platforms • Web, mobile, desktop Design Considerations • Recording Dimensions (i.e. 800x600) • Size of UI controls (bigger buttons for mobile) • Themes Accessibility Requirements • Audio, Text-to-voice, Captions, etc. @dtauer :: @easelsolutions :: #astdtcc2012
  13. 13. Question 3What are you publishing and where are youputting it? @dtauer :: @easelsolutions :: #astdtcc2012
  14. 14. Publishing Publish to the web • Flash (SWF): Consistent, easy, but not mobile friendly • HTML5: Works on devices, but has limitations/inconsistencies • Video (MP4): Plays everyone, consistent, but not interactive Publish to LMS (similar to the web) • SCORM or AICC • Check LMS for supported formats Publish to the Desktop • Offline • Good for “reference courses” but not good for tracking @dtauer :: @easelsolutions :: #astdtcc2012
  15. 15. “Just build it in HTML5”( Sigh ) @dtauer :: @easelsolutions :: #astdtcc2012
  16. 16. HTML5 does not equal MobileHTML5 is a set of features added to HTMLthat give websites additional functionality. @dtauer :: @easelsolutions :: #astdtcc2012
  17. 17. HTML5 does not equal MobileHTML5 is a work in progress. The“specification” will be done in 2014. @dtauer :: @easelsolutions :: #astdtcc2012
  18. 18. HTML5 does not equal MobileMobile browser evolved faster than desktopbrowser and support more HTML5 features.It’s very much a work in progress. @dtauer :: @easelsolutions :: #astdtcc2012
  19. 19. Mobile is hardComing up with an mLearning strategy istricky, so… @dtauer :: @easelsolutions :: #astdtcc2012
  20. 20. Shameless Self-PromotionTomorrow: eLearning Strategies for MobileDevices 10:35am – 11:50am @dtauer :: @easelsolutions :: #astdtcc2012
  21. 21. Best Stategy?Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test TestTest Test Test Test Test Test Test Test TestTest Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test @dtauer :: @easelsolutions :: #astdtcc2012
  22. 22. Ready?@dtauer :: @easelsolutions :: #astdtcc2012
  23. 23. Task 1: Video Demo Record the screen Edit the video Add some UI elements Publish @dtauer :: @easelsolutions :: #astdtcc2012
  24. 24. Video Demo Perfect Screen Capture • Great for capturing animation and roll-overs Add simple UI elements • Captions, highlights, panning, zooming, etc. Can only publish a video • Not interactive @dtauer :: @easelsolutions :: #astdtcc2012
  25. 25. Task 1: Video Demo Record the screen Edit the video Add some UI elements Publish @dtauer :: @easelsolutions :: #astdtcc2012
  26. 26. Task 2: Simulations Record the screen Add additional slides Add Interactivity Publish @dtauer :: @easelsolutions :: #astdtcc2012
  27. 27. Simulations Screen captured as “slides” • Allows developers to “splice” in additional slides • Easier Branching • Show Me, Try Me, Test Me Interactive UI Elements • Roll-over hotspots, quizzes, etc. Many publish options @dtauer :: @easelsolutions :: #astdtcc2012
  28. 28. Task 2: Simulations Record the screen Add additional slides Add Interactivity Publish @dtauer :: @easelsolutions :: #astdtcc2012
  29. 29. Task 3: Play TimeHave a little fun @dtauer :: @easelsolutions :: #astdtcc2012
  30. 30. Task 3: Play TimeRECORD YOUR OWNCOURSE TIPS Video or simulation  Explore the “Insert” Menu Pick a subject • Interactions • Microsoft Word  Add Quiz Questions • Your website  Click on a slide or object, then look at the You could pick a specific “Properties” panel task  Try the Skin Editor • How to send a Tweet  File > Preview > Project • Do this often!  Ask Questions! @dtauer :: @easelsolutions :: #astdtcc2012
  31. 31. Thanks! http://blog.easelsolutions.com • Slides, Session Files, Resources http://www.adobe.com/captivate • Download a trial, tutorial, features http://blog.adobe.com/captivate • Announcements, resources, etc. http://www.youtube.com/adobeelearning • Videos! Easel Solutions Booth • Stop by and chat @dtauer :: @easelsolutions :: #astdtcc2012

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