If you’re feeling the heat from your learners and your management to provide mobile (think iPad etc) versions of your eLearning courses but have been baffled by how to do it without breaking the bank, Adobe Captivate 6 is the solution to your problem. Long hailed as the industry leader in eLearning with about 70% of eLearning professionals identifying Captivate as top tool for many years, the just launched Adobe Captivate 6 takes the mystery out of publishing mLearning. In fact it enables you to publish both your mLearning and your eLearning at the same time.
Sure some ideologs with billion dollar budgets think that we must publish entirely separate courses for mobile devices like the iPad, but reality says that businesses are not suddenly going to shower training and development departments with record setting budgets just so you can ensure that the courses fit perfectly on the screens of hundreds of devices.
Enter the amazing new Adobe Captivate 6. Publish instantly to both Flash (because most browsers still don’t actually support HTML5) and to HTML5 for all those cool new mobile devices like the iPad. In fact you can create the same course for both desktop and device, and Adobe Captivate 6 will do the work for you. Just click the publish options for both Flash (SWF) and HTML5 (iPads and other mobile devices) and Captivate will not only publish files that are interactive, engaging and perfectly suited to online learning, it will facilitate SCORM reporting to an LMS for either device and it will even choose for you. That’s right, it will dynamically determine whether the device asking for the course is a computer or a mobile device and it will deliver the right kind of content for the right device. It’s all automagic. It’s all customizable. It’s all done without programming. And it’s all Adobe Captivate 6.
What’s more you can even open the same course from different devices, and the system will even remember your location. Your learner wants to start in the office and then migrate to the iPad on the train home? No problem, Adobe Captivate 6 will accommodate both needs and will even save their page in the course for them.
This is the breakthrough that you’ve been hoping for. You can finally just publish cool reliable interactive courses right from inside the world’s leading course authoring software, without a lick of programming, without hassles from iTunes and other app stores, and without the headache of learning complex and difficult new technologies.
Here’s a quick list of reasons that Adobe Captivate 6 can easily provide a solution for your mobile learning projects.
It isn’t enough to simply publish your mLearning content in HTML5. Some solutions simply convert interactive content to video and call it HTML5. Adobe Captivate 6 publishes high fidelity animation and interactions that perform quickly, smoothly and maintain the performance that you need and expect for your online learning modules.
The new smart learning interactions enable you to ‘just add content’ and get all the interaction with none of the programming. But what good would super-cool, engaging interactions be if they didn’t also publish to iPads? You can publish all of the new Smart Learning Interactions straight to mobile via HTML5.
Output you can understand and trust
While many companies today are creating HTML5 solutions for mobile eLearning, none have provided the transparency in publishing provided by Adobe Captivate 6’s HTML5 tracker. We know that differences between desktop and mobile will mean that you may have to change some things. For example touch devices don’t understand rollovers. The Adobe Captivate HTML5 Tracker will instantly identify any such conflicts so that you know exactly what is happening as you publish your projects.
Complete Parity in SCORM / LMS Publishing
Assessment and Record keeping are essential parts of eLearning authoring. Adobe Captivate has provided top quality SCORM / LMS reporting to the published HTML5 solution. With Adobe Captivate 6, it doesn’t matter whether you publish to Flash or to HTML5, you’ll get amazing out of the box integration with SCORM compliant Learning Management Systems.
A Continued Tradition of Genuine Extensibility and Customization
No software solution has everything everyone could ever want. The adobe eLearning team has recognized this for a long time and has made it easy for developers to build tools that extend the tools found in Captivate to facilitate the thousands of different projects that people build using Adobe Captivate. Adobe Captivate 6 extends and enhances that workflow by facilitating both Flash based widgets (interactions that you can use to augment Captivate’s tool set) as well as HTML5 based widgets. This means that you can extend your Adobe Captivate 6 projects, even if you’re planning to publish them as HTML5. In this release we’ve included static widgets. Interactive and question type widgets for HTML5 are on the roadmap and should follow static widgets fairly soon.
Touch Savvy Quizzes and Interfaces
It isn’t sufficient to just publish the content as HTML5 for mobile. Mobile applications require some additional accommodations. Adobe Captivate 6 features touch-friendly quizzes, Table of Content, and iPad compatible user interface solutions. Your published solutions can easily meet the aesthetic and physical needs of mobile touch driven devices.
These are just a handful of the extraordinary ways that Adobe Captivate 6 can expedite and ease your mLearning authoring workflow. With these automated solutions in place you are free to translate older Captivate courses, design courses once and publish for multiple devices and to customize any published solution as much or as little as you like.
I strongly recommend that you take a look at the all new Adobe Captivate 6. You can download a copy here:
Now available online