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Well worth subscribing to get the upgrade, love that Advanced Actions can now be saved and shared. Cool new inter actions including youtube and web page access in your content. Check out the new features now, and let me know what you think!
Our fellow aussies Tristan & Rod Ward have again created a fantastic widget to make our captivate projects really enagage and interact with our learners.
Check it out at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftStQ9QnQcA
Well done Infosemantics!
Have you been lucky enough to see the power of Presenter 8? I am currently at the LearnX conference in Melbourne and have been lucky enough to watch Dr Allen Partridge showcase the new features now available and have been blown away by the ease of use of the video capture in Presenter. This would be a great feature to give your SME's (subject matter experts) and get them to create the demonstration videos for your learning.
The biggest theme of LearnX this year has been that we need to adopt and embrace social learning, having said that I have also realised that there is much confusion and misunderstanding in the term social learning, so would like to ask you what this term means to you? Looking forward to reading your definitions.
If you are in Melbourne pop in today and say hello to Dr Allen Partridge and mysef on the Adobe stand.
Take care, and talk soon
Captivate 6 has arrived!!!!!
I am so excited to now share with you captivate 6 with all its new really cool features. The best way for you to get to know this wonderful tool is to visit the captivate blog http://blogs.adobe.com/captivate/adobe-captivate-tutorials and see the really cool tutorials on the new features.
Having played with 6 I can tell you I will be pushing all my clients to upgrade as soon as possible as I personally do not want to be creating in older versions of csaptivate as this new version will not only save me so much time using the themes, but as I have said before many times, if you have to create compliance courses this version now allows for pretesting, making our life so much easier to teach people what they don't know, instead of boring them with what they do. Although I do not think anything we create in 6 could be boring with all the new actors and interactions now available.
Also you must check out the new HD video recording now available with the ability to edit with transitions right in captivate.
I am so excited and I could keep going on and on, but I ask that you at least download the trial version and have a play because as soon as you did, you will like me not want to use any other tool.
Let me know your thoughts of this version and let me know what you do or even don't like of the new version.
I am thinking of putting together a launch presentation in Sydney and will keep you posted on this.
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Hold onto your hats everyone, Adobe has now released 3 sneek peak videos on Captivate 6. I recommend you all start applying the pressure to the powers that be to ensure you are ready jto upgrade as soon as it is released as the developers have certainly taken the software to another level.
The first video by Dr Pooja Jaisingh showing you how you can now publish direct to HTML5 giving seemless transtition from desktop to mnobile learning.
The second video by Dr Allen Partridge introducing you to Themes. This is one feature I have been waiting for, no more having redesign all the quiz slides.
The third video by Pooja introduces us to the wonderful new HD video recording & editing feature which will really help make our modules shine!!
Dr Allen Partridge & Dr Pooja Jaisingh will be here in Australia in August for Learnx in Melbourne, for more details on this great event go to the website and register now, an event not to be missed. http://www.learnx.net/2012/
Looking forward to the launch of 6, if I was to hold a launch event in Sydney how many of you would like to come and see first hand the great new features Captivate 6 will have? Comment and let me know if you would be interested.
Well I have finally found time to upload my creating a master file guide as requested by a lot of my trainees. So here is the link http://www.lasersedge.com.au/_blog/Captivated_With_Captivate/post/Creating_a_Master_File/
This is a step by step guide helping you to set up one master file for your elearning projects.
Let me know your thoughts.
Adobe Weekly Seminars in an Aussie Friendly Time (almost) 1
Well after some discussions with Vish and Pooja from the Adobe learning team I proposed that i host a series at an Australian Friendly time, this was going to be 2PM AEDT, but numbers were low so this was moved to 9PM AEDT. BUT, this is still better than 2AM in the morning! This new time means it also suits the EU market place as well...
So, what is coming up - the first two have already been announced:
The third will be announced later, this one will be in April...
The sessions are aimed at those coming into Captivate, or who want to learn some best practices when getting started on a project... Hopefully all goes well and i will see some members of the group there!
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The Captivate & eLearning Australia group has arranged a demonstration on Course Companion Adobe Captivate by Subrahmanya Kumar Giliyaru (Subra) from the Adobe Captivate Team.
Register at the following - http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/event/index.cfm?event=detail&id=1992490&loc=en_us
Join us for our upcoming meeting on 1st March from 4:30 - 6:00pm. Use the link attached to register.
The meeting will be a demonstration of Captivate 5.5 Course Companion by Subra Kumar Giliyaru from the Adobe Captivate Team.
Everyone mark your diaries for the afternoon / evening of 1st March, 2012 as Nicole has graciously organised a special event for you, to take place in Sydney. I won't steal her thunder so watch this space and Nicole will be posting shortly the details of an event you won't want to miss.
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