Captivate 5 & 6

  1. Adding Rollovers (video)
  2. Adobe Captivate Blog
  3. Adobe Captivate Help
  4. Adobe Captivate Tutorials
  5. Adobe Captivate Tutorials (FREE)
  6. Adobe eLearning on YouTube
  7. Adobe in eLearning and mLearning
  8. Captain Captivate
  9. Captivate 5 Tutorials from Adobe
  10. Captivate Twitter Users
  11. CaptivateDev
  12. Convert Your Cool Captivate Quizzes to HTML5 Format!
  13. CP Guru
  14. Flash-Factor
  15. Lilibiri’s Posterous
  16. Publish Captivate projects as handouts in Word format
  17. eLearning Suite Examples
  18. Use Caution When Importing PowerPoint Slides into Captivate
  19. The Widget King
  20. IconLogic Exercise Files

Captivate 6 (added 7/3/12)

  1. Adding mLearning to your eLearning? Adobe Captivate 6 is the ‘HOW’
  2. Adobe Captivate 6 / Features
  3. Adobe Captivate 6 First Impression Review, from CrazyaboutCaptivate.com
  4. Adobe Captivate 6 and Widgets
  5. Adobe Captivate 6 Ideas
  6. Adobe Captivate 6: New SCORM Templates Allow Debugging   |  SCORM.com
  7. Adobe Captivate Online Resources, from CrazyaboutCaptivate.com
  8. Adobe Captivate 6.x Widget: Google LMS With Email Reporting
  9. Here’s how Adobe Captivate 6 could have been a Game-Changer for mLearning
  10. It’s Here: Adobe Captivate 6
  11. Importing Microsoft PowerPoint into Adobe Captivate 6 Tutorial
  12. LMS & SCORM Integration with Adobe Captivate 6
  13. Mastering Adobe Captivate 6 by Packt publishing  (sample videos )
  14. New in Adobe Captivate 6 – Adobe TV
  15. New Widget Features in Captivate 6
  16. Testing mLearning Content on Mobile Devices

Captivate 6 notes from the web:

Smart learning Interactions: I have drooled over Articulates Engage from the first time I saw it a couple of years ago. Now Captivate 6 has smart learning interactions without having to use Flash or codes. Use of such interactions as, Accordion, Tabs (previously, I created my own), Timeline, Pyramid Stack, Glossary and Process circle not only make developing faster but make eLearning more engaging.

Actors: I have gone online, bought, or created my own characters for my learning content. Captivate 6 comes with a variety of characters with different expressions and poses making it much faster to create content. You can even import your own characters. The first time you try to use these actors don’t be surprised that you have to download them, they are placed in: Library/Documents/Adobe/eLearning Assets/Characters/Character Classifications

Hyperlinks: I have spent a lot of time in the past changing the font color and importing a click box over text in order to create the Hyperlink look and feel. Captivate 6 has a hyperlink feature that not only changes to the color automatically, but you can change the text so that it doesn’t look like a long URL. And I am ecstatic that the default is to open in a new window, not current. Not only that, you can also put the hyperlink on a master slide, so you don’t have to keep re-creating it!

Object Grouping: Another fantastic feature in Captivate 6 is the Object Grouping. If you have many assets on one slide you can group these together to keep your timeline organized. In fact, you can also apply effects and use the entire group in Advanced Actions and Widgets – that is pretty cool and will definitely save some time.

High Definition Video Screen Capture: HD video capture is awesome for quick instructional videos. It actually captures real time video capture including complex motion. You can publish directly as MP4 or to You Tube or you can edit the video. When editing the video project becomes a .cpvc file, there are no thumbnails, instead you have a timeline. Editing using the timeline is much easier than using the thumbnails and can save a significant amount of time. Additionally, Captivate has added such things as transitions pan and zoom and you can even insert text captions and images into the video. HD video capture is very smooth and is easy to learn, edit, and publish.

HD Screencast: Quickly create HD-quality demos within the new “capture-as-a-video” workflow. Edit video and add transitions, smart shapes, audio and captions. Insert another video in a picture-in-picture format and publish it to YouTube – all within the same UI.
Attractive Out-of-the-Box Assets: Select from a wide range of preloaded actors and set them against customizable backdrops to give content a more personal touch. Include additional interactivity by inserting smart learning interactions, such as widgets, animated rollovers and more, with just a few clicks.

HTML5 Publishing with Pause and Resume Capabilities: Publish interactive HTML5 eLearning content that is accessible from both iOS and Android devices and leverage mobile presets to help ensure seamless mobile distribution. By publishing eLearning content as both SWF and HTML5, learners can begin a course on their desktop, pause and later resume on a different device.

Enhanced PowerPoint Roundtripping: Import PowerPoint 2010 slides along with objects, animations and multimedia into eLearning projects with better fidelity conversation workflow. Easily update pre-existing PowerPoint content, which will be automatically synced via the dynamically linked import feature.

Enhanced Quizzing: Utilize pre-tests to assess the knowledge, skill level or training needs of individual learners. Based on results, direct learners to the appropriate section and use post-tests to gauge what resonates. Allow learners to revisit a relevant section after answering a quiz question incorrectly and, if necessary, discourage guesswork by penalizing for wrong answers.

 HTML5/Publish to iPad – From Captivate 5

  1. Convert Adobe Captivate SWF output into HTML5 format
  2. Convert Captivate File to an iPad App (video)
  3. HTML5 Converter for Adobe Captivate 5.5 is here!
  4. PhoneGap
  5. Publish to iPhone – From Captivate 5 and eLearning Suite 2, from Adobe Captivate Blog
  6. Publish Captivate to the iPad (video)

Adobe Specific Resources updated 8/23/12

  1. Adobe Captivate: http://www.adobe.com/products/captivate?sdid=IUEQU
  2. eLearning Suite: http://www.adobe.com/products/elearningsuite.html?sdid=IUEQZ
  3. Adobe Captivate Blog: http://blogs.adobe.com/captivate/
  4. Adobe Captivate Training: http://adobe.ly/f0CPsN
  5. Adobe Captivate Online Events: http://adobe.ly/9WTrDS
  6. Adobe OnDemand Seminars: http://adobe.ly/i2qagk
  7. Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/adobecaptivate
  8. Twitter hashtag for Captivate: #AdobeCaptivate
  9. Twitter hashtag for eLearning Suite: #eLearningSuite
  10. Captivate forum: http://captivate.adobe.com/captivate
  11. Adobe Captivate Video Tutorials: http://blogs.adobe.com/captivate/adobe-captivate-tutorials
  12. Adobe Presenter Video Tutorials: http://blogs.adobe.com/captivate/adobe-presenter-tutorials
  13. Vish – viswanat@adobe.com
    Twitter: @vish_adobe
  14. Dr. Pooja Jaisingh – pjaising@adobe.com
    Twitter: @poojajaisingh

NOTES for Captivate 6 and SumTotal

Issue
When you publish courses as HTML5 and upload to SumTotal, SumTotal doesn’t recognize the ZIP file.
Solution
Publish the courses as SWF files instead.
Additional information
HTML5 output files require that the document mode in Internet Explorer is set to IE9 Standards. SumTotal does not support the IE9 Standards document mode. Therefore, the course cannot be uploaded.
Courses published and uploaded as SWF files launch as expected from SumTotal. The SWF files do not need IE9 Standards document mode and can run in IE9 Quirks mode, which SumTotal supports.
http://helpx.adobe.com/captivate/kb/courses-published-html5-cannot-uploaded.html
Deleting SumTotal playbar in CP6
http://forums.adobe.com/message/4622815

Medical (UCSF Medical Center)

  1. Sources of Medical Images, Photographs and Videos
  2. SearchUsa.gov
  3. UCSF Medical Center Architectural Renderings 
  4. UCSF Mission Bay Project Team
  5. UCSF Photos

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