Adobe And eLearning: Why It’s Your Best Bet!

Adobe & eLearning: Why It’s Your Best Bet!
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Summary: Batman and Robin may be known as the “dynamic duo”, but they don’t come close to the super-power team of Adobe and eLearning. In this article, I’ll explore the Adobe software products that eLearning professionals can use to design amazing eLearning courses that entertain, enlighten, and engage every member of your audience.

Adobe And eLearning: Your Best Bet!

The eLearning course authoring market is a competitive place, which can be both problematic and advantageous for eLearning professionals. Sure, it keeps costs manageable and ensures that every vendor is offering the latest and greatest technology. On the other hand, the sheer range of choices can make your decision making process long and stressful. This is particularly true for eLearning pros who are looking for an all-in-one tool. The good news is that Adobe’s suite of eLearning authoring tools is custom tailored for Instructional Design, which makes it your best bet.

1. Adobe Captivate Prime LMS.

There is an abundance of LMS platforms to choose from, but few can compare to Adobe Captivate Prime’s intuitive and flexible User Interface. Its Fluidic player makes it easy to deliver multiplatform eLearning courses rapidly, while the personalized learner dashboard gives them a detailed overview of their progress. They even have the option to view the eLearning content offline by downloading the eLearning course and synchronizing with the Adobe Captivate Prime LMS platform when they do have internet access.

The interface is one of the biggest selling points. It features a single page design, so you won’t have to worry about scrolling through multiple pages when developing your eLearning course. You can publish and track your eLearning content in virtually any format, from SCORM and PDF to DOCX and AICC. Last, but not least, the Adobe Captivate Prime LMS includes a Smart Enroller, which enables you to effortlessly group users based on metadata and assign them eLearning courses.

2. Adobe Captivate (2017 Release).

Adobe Captivate (2017 Release) truly is the all-in-one eLearning authoring tool. You can take care of every aspect of eLearning content creation, including storyboarding. One of the most significant benefits of Adobe Captivate (2017 Release) is its media library, which boasts more than 50,000 assets. This includes themes, interactions, graphics, images, and eLearning characters. Just like the Adove Captivate Prime LMS, Adobe Captivate (2017 Release) features an intuitive User Interface that makes the process stress-free.

However, it’s still robust and flexible. In fact, if you don’t want to use their packaged media you can import your own eLearning videos and branding elements or completely customize the themes and eLearning templates they’ve provided for you. Multistate objects, responsive effects, geo-location, and previewing tools are just some of the standouts of Adobe Captivate (2017 Release). Best of all, it seamlessly integrates with the Adobe Captivate Prime LMS. Therefore, you do not have to convert or package any of your eLearning content. Simply import it into the Adobe Captivate Prime LMS and deploy.

3. Adobe Presenter Video Express.

Video production can be one of the most challenging aspects of eLearning course design. This is especially true if you don’t have any prior video editing experience and are lacking the proper equipment. However, Adobe Presenter Video Express makes it quick and convenient to create eLearning videos and online presentations. Third-party editing software, green screens, and professional recording equipment are no longer necessary.

Simply record your eLearning video using a webcam or tablet, edit and mix them however you like, and then upload them to your eLearning course. You even have the option to include eLearning assessments, closed captions, and audio narrations in your eLearning video productions. After creating the eLearning videos you also have the opportunity to upload them to video streaming sites, such as YouTube, which can help you reach a wider audience.

4. Adobe Photoshop CC.

Adobe Photoshop is one of the most popular image editing tools on the market today. This product also comes standard with Adobe CreativeSync, which is part of the Creative Cloud. As a result, you have access to all of your assets, like images, videos, and other eLearning content, from any device or computer.

Adobe Photoshop CC includes over 55 million curated assets, which also happen to be royalty-free. One of the standout features of Adobe Photoshop CC is the modern User Interface, which has separate workspaces to keep your tasks organized. The customizable toolbar is a big plus as well, as it gives you the ability to personalize your interface and optimize your workflow.

5. Adobe Dreamweaver CC.

Adobe Dreamweaver is not an eLearning course design tool, per se, but it is a top notch website development platform. This gives you the power to create an interactive and attention grabbing web presence that attracts new learners and connects with your current audience. Aside from being an all-important marketing tool, an eLearning website can be a hub where learners gather to offer feedback and support to their peers.

Adobe Dreamweaver CC is a responsive design tool, making it easy to create websites that are accessible on all devices and browsers. The page elements automatically adjust to provide an optimal viewing experience. Adobe Dreamweaver CC takes responsiveness to a new level, however, by pairing it with Bootstrap technology. Thus, you are able to view your pages on different screen sizes and resolutions so that you can modify the code as you go along.  In addition, because it’s an Adobe product you have the option to integrate content from the other tools, such as images from Adobe Photoshop, to make your site even more dynamic.

As you can see, Adobe certainly does NOT disappoint when it comes to eLearning course authoring and Learning Management tools. So, it’s no surprise that it is one of the most popular platforms available today. With its responsive design features, modern User Interface, and immense media library, Adobe eLearning tools have everything you need to develop amazing eLearning experiences. You even have the opportunity to explore all of the features for yourself, thanks to the fact that Adobe offers a free trial for virtually all of their products.

Adobe Captivate Prime LMS helps you deliver stimulating learner experiences. Go live instantly with the Fluidic Player that plays virtually any eLearning content seamlessly regardless of format be it PPTX, video, PDF, and DOCX files, and AICC, xAPI, SCORM packages. Improve retention by allowing learners to make revision notes in the Fluidic Player for future referencing. Enable learners to consume content in online or offline mode, on any device, and track their progress using a personalized dashboard. Apply your enterprise brand colors to key interface elements or choose from attractive themes to change the look and feel of your UI.

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