Adobe Captivate (2017 Release): Your Tool-Of-Choice For All Your eLearning Needs

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Summary: The age old saying “jack of all trades and master of none” is true in most cases. But Adobe Captivate (2017 Release) may be the exception to this rule. In this article, I’ll discuss why Adobe Captivate (2017 Release) may become your tool of-choice for all future eLearning projects.

Adobe Captivate (2017 Release): One Tool For All Your eLearning Needs

Adobe Captivate (2017 Release) is a powerful and versatile eLearning authoring tool that covers every aspect of your eLearning course design. Instead of just skimming the surface of your eLearning project, however, it allows you to fully customize your eLearning course layout, learning materials, and multimedia elements with its robust features. In essence, it is a master of everything in the realm of eLearning, especially if you are trying to create an interactive and engaging eLearning experience for your online learners. Here are just some of the reasons why Adobe Captivate (2017 Release) is, truly, the one tool that can handle all of your eLearning needs.

1. Built-In Screen Capture Capabilities.

No need to use a third-party screen capturing tool, and then another to edit your image to prepare it for the eLearning course. Adobe Captivate (2017 Release) has a built-in responsive screen capture feature that can record all of your mouse motions, audio, typing activity, and on-screen movements in a flash. Adobe Captivate (2017 Release) even automatically zooms in and pans to areas of the screen that have the most activity, which is ideal for tablet and mobile device users. As a result, you can develop online simulations, tutorials, and in depth walk-throughs in a matter of minutes, instead of having to record then import your captures from an external platform.

2. User-Friendly HD Screen Casting.

Screen casting is also effortless with Adobe Captivate (2017 Release). You have the power to create product online demonstrations, task tutorials, and other interactive videos straight from your screen. Adobe Captivate (2017 Release) allows you to customize every aspect of your creation, from editing the effects to adding transitions and audio. You can even integrate smart shapes and picture-in-picture, then export your video to your eLearning course or YouTube. Screen casting has a wide range of applications. For example, eLearning professionals can create POS walkthroughs to show customer service how to use the sales system, while the tech service department can benefit from computer program and repair tutorials.

3. Create Branching Scenarios In A Fraction Of The Time.

Branching scenarios are one of those eLearning activities that seem out of reach for many eLearning professionals, especially those who lack programming skills. However, Adobe Captivate (2017 Release) features a user-friendly branching scenario tool that includes learner paths, branching slides, and expandable sections. You also have the opportunity to create automatic branches that automatically adjust to the learner’s decisions throughout the branching scenario. Adding branching scenarios to your eLearning course can drastically improve the real world value of your eLearning program, and allow your learners to gauge the benefits and consequences of their choices. Instead of merely learning about the skills or information, they have the power to put their knowledge to use and see the skills in action.

4. Include A Table Of Contents To Improve Engagement.

There are times when your learners simply cannot participate in the complete eLearning course in one sitting. Rather than making them start from the beginning or scroll through the entire eLearning course, Adobe Captivate (2017 Release) makes it easy to pick up right where they left off. Learners can simply click on the next section of the eLearning course via the eLearning navigation menu, as well as keep track of their progress thanks to a multilevel content table. eLearning professionals have the ability to combine several different modules into a single eLearning course thanks to the Aggregator tool. So, rather than having to manually piece together various eLearning modules, you have the option to simply group them together and provide a cohesive, comprehensive eLearning experience.

5. Offer eLearning Assessments For Every Learning Preference.

Not all learners think alike. While some may respond well to auditory eLearning activities, others may prefer to learn by simply reading text. This rule also carries over to online eLearning assessments. Adobe Captivate (2017 Release) offers a variety of different eLearning assessment creation tools. You have the ability to develop more conventional tests, such as short answer, matching, and multiple choice with their quiz templates. However, you can also offer your learners more dynamic eLearning assessments using the HTML5-based testing tool. For example, eLearning professionals have the opportunity to provide immediate feedback using smart shapes and hint caption bubbles. By offering eLearning assessments for different learning preferences you can more accurately assess learner knowledge and progress. This is primarily because learners can more effectively display their level of comprehension.

6. Publish It To Adobe Captivate Prime.

One of the most notable benefits of using Adobe Captivate (2017 Release) is that you can immediately publish your eLearning content to the Adobe Captivate Prime LMS. When you are finished developing your interactive eLearning scenarios, screen capture tutorials, and multi-platform eLearning assessments, simply upload it to Adobe Captivate Prime and deploy your eLearning course. This seamless integration between the two eLearning platforms cuts down on delivery time and cost, due to the fact that you do not need to purchase any third-party software to modify the formats. Adobe Captivate Prime is also a responsive design LMS, which means that you can offer your eLearning course to mobile learners by creating a single master course.

Adobe Captivate (2017 Release) offers a wide range of features that make it the ideal all-in-one eLearning authoring tool. Adobe also offers a free trial. So, why not take advantage of the opportunity and test drive the UI before you buy. If you do opt for the free trial, you may want to try out the Adobe Captivate Prime LMS simultaneously. This gives you the chance to upload and deploy your eLearning course content and get a real feel for how this dynamic eLearning duo can simplify your work process.

Author just once and content will rearrange itself for the tablet and mobile views. Start from a blank canvas, record an iOS device, or even import a storyboard using Adobe Captivate Draft. Deliver multiscreen, location-specific, device-aware learning experiences without programming. Use the preview to see exactly how your eLearning courses look on various screens.

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