Tag Archives: eLearning

Mobile Features in Captivate 7 [Review]

The release of Adobe Captivate 7 has introduced a number of new features and even more updates/enhancements. There is an obvious emphasis on mobile. With this review, I’m deciding to comment/critique Captivate 7 from a mobile-oriented viewpoint. I won’t be commenting on the host of features that benefit all mediums (like Shared Actions, Tin Can integration, Interactions, etc.). If you’re interested in all the features of Captivate 7, check out this page. Ease of Use One of my favorite things … Continue reading

ASTD Nebraska 2012 Trainer’s Institute

We love working with the ASTD Nebraska group. This was the second year in a row that I presented a session during their month-long Trainer’s Institute. I was doing a 4-hour session on eLearning tools.  I covered Adobe Presenter and Adobe Captivate.  I also worked in some general mLearning strategies.  Below are my slides and a number of resources from the presentation     Resources Adobe Captivate 6 Free Trial Adobe Presenter 8 Free Trial Adobe eLearning YouTube videos Creating … Continue reading

Adobe Learning Summit Presentation

I had a fabulous time at the 2012 Adobe Learning Summit in Las Vegas.  In the afternoon, I gave a presentation on building apps for iOS devices.  My presentation included some general mLearning tips and tricks too.  Below are my slides, session files and a number of resources.  Thanks to everyone who attended and the many eLearning rockstars I got to chat with.  Also a big thanks to the members of the Adobe eLearning Suite and Adobe Connect product teams. … Continue reading

ASTD Twin Cities Conference Wrap-up

I had a busy schedule at this year’s ASTD Twin Cities Regional Conference in Saint Paul.  Three presentations and lots of networking at our exhibitor booth. It was a great show.  Thanks to everyone who attended my sessions and stopped by to chat!  I met a lot of great folks and had some really good discussions. Below is a brief summary of each of my presentations and any slides or resources associated with them.  If you have any feedback, leave … Continue reading

The many uses for Adobe Connect

If you aren’t familiar with Adobe Connect, it might be time to take a look. It’s likely that adding Adobe Connect save you money and help your company work smarter, not harder. Whether you’re in the government, healthcare, the wine industry, or make cookies, there’s a use case for you.  Below are a some videos to give you an overview of a few ways Adobe Connect can help.  Let us know if you want a more customized demonstration of what … Continue reading

Revisited: Captivate to the iPad

I while back, I posted a tutorial on how to convert a Captivate SWF file to an iPad app.  The tutorial involved some pretty intense command line hacking and a little bit of magic.  Nonetheless, I proved it could be done.  With an update to the HTML5 Converted for Captivate now posted to the Adobe Labs website, the process has gotten easier and has a couple additional options.  It’s still not “supported“, but I’m sure we’ll see a refined process … Continue reading

Easel Solutions will be presenting at ASTD Nebraska’s Trainer’s Institute

October is an exciting month for learning professionals in the Midwest. Why? Two words: Trainer’s Institute. Trainer’s Institute is a yearly event offered by ASTD Nebraska. This event provides both new and experienced trainers with the opportunity to enhance their knowledge of adult learning principles, improve presentation skills, and learn effective design and development skills. This year, Trainer’s Institute will consist of individual weekly sessions. Participants may purchase sessions individually or the entire session package for a special price. Easel … Continue reading

Adobe Announces eLearning Suite 2.5 and Captivate 5.5

Have you heard the news? Adobe announced the release of eLearning Suite 2.5 and Captivate 5.5 and there are some great new features that I can’t wait to tell you about! Let’s start with Adobe eLearning Suite 2.5. This Suite includes essential eLearning development tools including the updated CS5.5 versions of Flash and Dreamweaver, Photoshop CS5 Extended, Acrobat X Pro, Audition CS5.5 (which replaces Soundbooth for audio editing) and the newly released Captivate 5.5. You’ll be able to develop your … Continue reading

Webinar Recording: Instructional Design Basics

Jill Binau from Easel Solutions just finished a great webinar on Instructional Design Basics for eLearning.  You can view the recording of the webinar here.  To see a list of other webinar recordings, check out the Resources page.  Stay tuned to easelsolutions.com for a list of upcoming webinars.