Mobile Learning – Switch Your Flash Based E-learning Courses to HTML5

Convert your legacy online courses to HTML5: The need of an hour

In the earlier era, there is a thought-provoking in everyone’s mind that the computer is used only in multi-national companies and some industries where software employees use it for their business expansion. Over the years, the technology has revolutionized and it has created amazing tools and given access to common people.

In the rupture, there had been invention of smartphones. This phenomenal change in the technology made human lives easier to get access to the internet via smartphones. From there, the users of smartphones are increasing day-by-day.

A recent survey shows that there are about four billion mobile phone users in the world and around two billion of them use smartphone. Therefore, most of the people prefer a mobile rather than a desktop for their learning needs.

Now-a-days mlearning or mobile learning is an essential part in e-learning industry.

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Migration of Legacy eLearning Courses to HTML5

Migration of Legacy eLearning Courses to HTML5

Legacy eLearning courses are the courses developed in 1990’s or until 2012. This is a generic approximation made based on the fact that new eLearning technologies have emerged from 2012. The courses developed prior to this period are considered out-dated or legacy courses and needed enhancement to meet new learning requirements and challenges like responsive and mobile compatibility.

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Lectora Inspire – How to Use Translation Tool For Localization?

How to use Translation tool for localization

Lectora Inspire is one of the powerful eLearning authoring tool by using we can create eLearning courses for multiple devices as it provides HTML5 output that runs on all devices. Lectora has made it easy to convert all your old and existing courses into responsive, instead of copy and paste all the content over again.

Lectora Inspire is also packed with:

  • Branch Track –Import, Create, and Edit the engaging scenario based learning with the help of Branch Track.
  • Camtasia 9 – Screen recordings and editing made easy with the Camtasia, as you can also capture video using webcam and insert them into the Lectora projects.
  • Snagit 13 – Easy to capture and edit the screen of desktop, tools or portions of screen.

These tools are included with Lectora Inspire free of cost.

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Custom HTML5 timeline for Articulate Storyline 360

Custom HTML5 timeline for Articulate Storyline 360

Articulate Storyline, is one of the popular e-Learning authoring tools. Storyline is known for its ease in the workflow for developing an E-learning course. It is suitable for both beginners as well as experts due to its familiar interface. The look is very similar to Microsoft PowerPoint. Articulate Storyline uses a component called “Player” inside which our eLearning courses will be played. This player contains some global controls for our course like, Menu, resources, slide navigation controls, volume control, slide timeline etc.

Though storyline adds all these controls to our course player by default, many eLearning developers prefer to build their custom player controls that are client specific. And storyline allows us to fully customize the default player using the “Player Settings” option. But, there is one specific control that storyline doesn’t allow us to customize much. That is course timeline or seekbar.

We can only change the colors of the seekbar but it cannot be moved from its default position. Due to this many developers end up removing the seekbar functionality all together to achieve a fully customized look.

While working for one our client from Canada, they were unhappy with this decision to take off seekbar completely and insisted us to include a customized seekbar for the course which behaves like a default seekbar.

In order to achieve this functionality we have built a seekbar widget just for Storyline 360 which can be placed anywhere on the screen and it works like a default storyline timeline slider / seekbar.

In this blog, we will see how to use our seekbar widget in any Articulate Storyline 360 project.

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Latest Features of HTML5 Authoring Tools – Storyline3, Captivate 2017, Lectora 17 and Elucidat

Latest Features of HTML5 Authoring Tools - Storyline3, Captivate 2017, Lectora 17 and Elucidat

The eLearning authoring tools are playing a huge role in success of eLearning courseware. These tools provide great features to develop effective online modules suited for modern-day learning requirements. Amongst many features that have been developed over the years, responsive learning is the stand out feature that has been highly prioritized by almost every HTML5 elearning development authoring tool.

In this blog, we will go through the latest updates of some of the well-known authoring tools and know its progress towards providing truly responsive outputs and also take a glance at their key features.

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How to use Fluid Boxes for Web Responsive Design in Captivate 2017

Responsive Design in Captivate

Captivate 2017 is the recent launch by Adobe and is turning out to be A piece of cake for eLearning developers to create responsive ELearning modules. If I have to pick an eye catching feature from the tool I would surely pick “Fluid Boxes” which is one of the new features added to Captivate 2017. With Fluid Boxes, developers relish unique authoring experiences and develop responsive HTML5-based eLearning content faster, without programming knowledge. Read more

Articulate Storyline Advanced Interactions: Plugin to Drag and drop With Ease

Storyline2_Drag_and_Drop_plugin

In most of the HTML5 eLearning authoring tools like Articulate Rise, Elucidat, Adapt etc., all the eLearning interactions including drag and drop are very elegant with subtle and smooth animations. I always prefer to have such smooth experience in Articulate Storyline’s HTML5 courses as well. Since it’s not a default feature in HTML5 version of Storyline,  I created a plugin specific for Articulate Storyline drag-and-drop interactions. In this blog, we will see how to use this plugin to enhance the user experience in Articulate Storyline. You can watch the video demo of the plugin and download it as well at the end of this blog. Read more

Seamless Play in Lectora 17 For a Better Elearning Experience

Lectora 17 Seamless Play Publish option

Trivantis is back again with its upgraded version, Lectora 17, the new eLearning authoring tool which is more focused on responsive eLearning design for mobile learning. As an eLearning developer, I look forward to seeing how Lectora 17 would accelerate eLearning development be it any format – HTML5 based responsive eLearning, video-based learning (Camtasia), custom eLearning, rapid eLearning, or mobile learning.

Let’s explore the new Seamless Play feature in Lectora 17 to find out how it can enhance user experience.. At the end of this blog, you can also view the demo sample that illustrates how Seamless Play publish option works in real time. Read more

Lectora 17: Using Camtasia for Simulation and Video-Based Elearning

Using Camtasia 9 in Lectora 17

The newly released Lectora 17, eLearning authoring tool, is now fully loaded with enhanced versions of Camtasia Studio and Snagit to help you create interactive eLearning. These screen recording and capturing tools within Lectora Inspire 17, especially Camtasia Studio, enable you to build custom eLearning / rapid eLearning, be it:

  • Video-based elearning and/or video tutorials
  • Simulation-based learning and/or software application training
  • Mobile Learning
  • Process training and/or product training

Creating video-based learning has never been so easy with the new Lectora 17. In this blog, you will learn how the new features of Camtasia 9 within Lectora 17 can help you build effective online video-based learning courses. You can also preview a free video-based eLearning course sample on Fire Safety training to see how it works. Read more