Adobe Captivate 2017 – New “Shared Advanced Actions” turned out to be a huge time saver

Adobe Captivate 2017 - New Shared Advanced Actions turned out to be a huge time saver

Adobe Captivate 10 now revived as Adobe Captivate 2017 brought many exciting features and enhancements for eLearning designers by making it more advanced compared to its prior version i.e. Adobe Captivate 9. The major improvement is the enhancements into the world of responsive eLearning with its new fluid box concept. With fluid boxes, Adobe Captive 2017 has opened the doors for smart and advanced eLearning with “mobile first approach” and responsive eLearning design. Yet, there are also few minor tweaks done to this eLearning authoring tool which turned out to make a huge difference in eLearning course development. One of those hidden gems in Adobe Captivate 2017 is Shared Advanced Actions.

In this blog, I want to share my experience with this amazing enhancement, which played an important role in saving my time and efforts while developing an eLearning project for one of our clients.

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Responsive eLearning – Articulate Storyline 360 Vs Articulate Rise with Sample eLearning Course

Articulate Rise Vs Articulate Storyline 360 with Sample eLearning Course - Responsive eLearning

Responsive eLearning design” is the need of the hour for multi-device eLearning. It is the best approach to deliver the eLearning content that adapts and responds to all devices providing optimal mobile learning experience with its HTML5 output. Authoring tools such as Elucidat, Adobe Captivate 9, Articulate Storyline 360 and Articulate Rise can make the eLearning development job even easier without any coding knowledge.

With the wide range of available options in responsive authoring tools, it is very important for an eLearning developer to pick the right tool that fits the requirements appropriately in a more cost-effective manner. In this blog, we will help you decide the best tool that fits your responsive eLearning requirement while comparing Articulate Storyline 360 Vs Articulate Rise with the help of a sample course.

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Multi-Device Elearning: Responsive eLearning Design or Adaptive – What’s the Best Choice?

Responsive Vs Adaptive

With the rise of mobile devices and varied screen sizes, Responsive eLearning has become quite essential to create multi-device eLearning or mobile learning. It enables learners to access the eLearning courses from their preferred devices. As eLearning designers, we need to develop eLearning content such that it works swiftly and smoothly on every device. Before you could design mobile learning effectively, it is essential to understand the responsive as well as adaptive design principles. In our previous blog, we have discussed, “Why Responsive eLearning Design is a Must-Have for Online Training Content?” In this blog, we will discuss responsive eLearning design while comparing it with the Adaptive eLearning Design.

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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

Articulate 360 – Everything you need to know

Articulate 360 Product

Our ongoing series of blogs give you an insight into the newly released Articulate 360 and covers key features, reviews, pricing and much more.

WHAT’S in Articulate 360 for You?

Articulate 360 – Initial Product Review
Articulate has released Articulate 360 as a complete eLearning authoring package. It encompasses an array of exciting features and applications to enhance eLearning development focused on responsive eLearning design. Read more…

What is New in Articulate Storyline 360?
The new Articulate Storyline 360 is an updated version of Storyline 2 which comes with the key features such as Responsive Player, Integrated Content Library, Inbuilt Articulate Review app, multiple preview options and much more. Read more…

Replay 360, Preso and Peek to Develop Smarter eLearning Experiences
Under the umbrella of Articulate 360, three tools – Replay 360, Preso and Peek, though separate from mainline development but amazing enough to jazz you up. Preso and Peek are two new technological advancements included in Articulate 360 package. Read more…

WHY is it Ideal for eLearning Development?

Is Articulate 360 Effective Enough to Create Fully Responsive eLearning Courses?
With Rise, the new web-authoring tool, Articulate 360 lets you create truly responsive eLearning courses. Rise automatically adapts to any screen size and orientation to provide an optimal learning experience. Read more…

Articulate 360 Web App – Articulate Review to Simplify eLearning Project Sign-off
Articulate Review is a new web-application to keep all the reviewers on the same page throughout the project. It brings all the project stakeholders to one common platform and makes the e-Learning project review easy. Read more…

Conversion of Legacy Storyline Courses to Articulate Storyline 360
Articulate 360 to be major trendsetter in legacy course conversion. Conversion of existing Storyline courses to Articulate Storyline 360 can give you an upgraded look and effectiveness. Read more…

HOW can it be Leveraged?

Storyline 2 to Storyline 360: Updating eLearning Courses
Articulate Storyline 360 is now packed with Responsive Player, HTML5 gestures, improved animations and brand-new interactions. And this makes a reason worth updating/upgrading the existing Storyline courses to Storyline 360. Read more…

Articulate 360 Subscription Model – An Insight Into Pricing
Articulate shifted its gears from perpetual licensing to cloud-based subscription model and brought all its products under one umbrella – Articulate 360. This single subscription lets you access entire applications of Articulate 360 eLearning suite. Read more…

Why Responsive eLearning is Moment of the Need?

In this technology-driven world, we switch multiple devices in a day to accomplish our tasks, be it working or learning. If we start reading a blog on an iPad, we’ll probably end up on a desktop. As we are constantly on the move and multi-tasking, we need flexibility to look up the information at the moment of need. So it makes complete sense to deliver eLearning that works on multiple devices. And responsive eLearning is here to help you and is the future of eLearning.

Let’s briefly discuss what, why and how of Responsive eLearning.

What is Responsive eLearning Design?
“Responsive eLearning (adapted from responsive web design) is dynamic eLearning content that adapts intuitively to fit varying screen sizes and devices/platforms.” Simply put, it is the eLearning that adapts and responds to all devices.

Responsive eLearning design when developed with HTML5 provides multi-device compatibility which means you can access eLearning anywhere, anytime and on any device. With this design, the learners can pinch, scroll or zoom the eLearning content and easily navigate while the instructional content is optimized across the devices providing a better learning experience. Thus, it makes learning convenient and user-friendly for the learners who are constantly multitasking and/or on the move.

Here’s how the layout, image, and content is adjusted based on devices.
Responsive Learning

Why Responsive eLearning Design is a Must-Have for Online Training Content?

The adaptive design capabilities of authoring tools are limited. And designing eLearning to suit each device separately can be expensive and tedious – Traditional method. But using responsive framework, just a single version of eLearning course is enough as it can be viewed on multiple devices which is quite cost-effective. Due to this flexibility, HTML5 responsive eLearning provides the best learning experience possible. It also appeals to the learning psychology of present generation where the attention span tends to be low.

Technologies Required:

Designing a great responsive eLearning requires a thorough understanding of the key technologies and ingredients that realign, resize and reshape the content and layout to fit different screens.

Key technologies:

HTML5 CSS Javascript Technologies

Key components (of CSS):

Flexible elearning


elearning Media Queries

Responsive learning is future and is here to stay. Your millennial workforce may need to access the eLearning courses on various devices. So it’s time to think beyond traditional eLearning and consider the responsive framework to future-proof your eLearning, keeping learner’s preferences in mind.

Creating Receptive ELearning Courses Is a Necessity


Creating Receptive ELearning Courses

If eLearning courses have to serve the precise purpose of their creation, the courses must be created by taking into account the pragmatic reality and by using the appropriate authoring tools. The application of responsive e-Learning designs is essential here. Only when these points are taken care of in a well-structured manner, the related eLearning courses will become adaptable, thus making the online participants on the ball. The participants must become clued-up, as far as the discussed topics are concerned.

However, for phasing in this possibility, the instructional designers must take due care while designing the e-Learning courses. They must make use of all the available resources including the application of the best authoring tools to develop responsive e-Learning designs. They must also make sure that the created e-Learning courses are amenable and tractable. E-Learning courses must be always created by taking into account the perspective of an online learner. The participants must be able to grasp the gist of the subject with ease. Moreover, the content must be created by considering the pragmatic situation.

Responsive Web Design (RWD)

The time when almost all business organizations were having two forms of websites (one for the desktop and the other one designed for the mobile gadgets) has changed. As the market is overloaded with diverse models of smart phones such as tablets and iPhones, companies will have to shell out a lot of money to create and maintain different types of websites that will go well with each of such devices and the same is not viable. This is the base reason why the notion of ‘Responsive Web Design (RWD)’ cropped up.

The Evolution of Responsive ELearning Design

It was Ethan Marcotte who created the phrase ‘Responsive Web Design’ and that was way back in the year of 2010. The ‘Net Magazine’ projected RWD as one of the topmost designing priorities in 2012 and soon after that, in 2013, ‘Mashable’ declared that RWD will be in ‘full swing’ sooner than 2013. All these predictions and calculations have become true, because, desktops and laptops have become nearly outdated these days and varied types of smart phones have taken their places. Desktops and laptops have become merely an ‘in-office’ item! The need for implementing ‘Responsive Web Design’ is all the more a necessity in the changed scenario. Only when the website is responsive and easily accessible and navigable, customers will prefer to visit the site. Hence, instructional designers must take this matter into account while creating online modules for e-Learning courses.

The Necessity for Creating Responsive E-Learning Design

The key objective of e-Learning courses is to make the participants absolutely aware of the topics discussed. Many of the present generation populace will be using such online study and training programs while on the go or precisely while attending their professional tasks. Hence, instructional designers will have to make use of responsive elearning designs to deliver effective e-Learning programs.

Responsive E-Learning Design is a Necessity These Days

Instructional Designers should consider certain points before moving on to the task designing e-Learning contents.

  • They have to ensure that the design which they are trying to implement can be easily accessed through all mobile platforms.
  • The ‘Learning Management System (LMS)’ which the instructional designers use must be mobile friendly. Thus they can make the connected e-Learning courses popular, which will bring in more clients.
  • They must have deep acumen regarding the topic of e-Learning and the most modern e-Learning designs, particularly about the responsive e-Learning designs. They must also have a solid view regarding the course duration and must form the modules accordingly.
  • They must pick the authoring tools such as ‘Articulate Storyline’, ‘Lectora’, ‘Articulate Studio’, and ‘Captivate’, etc. meticulously.
  • The e-Learning creation should be done in a bespoke manner, so that it matches the actual requirement.
  • It is always advisable to give a synopsis of the course as a separate module.