The all-new Adobe Captivate 9: From storyboarding to storytelling
We are super-thrilled to announce the launch of all-new Adobe Captivate 9. It is power-packed with tons of new features, functionalities, enhancements, and thousands of goodies to surprise you!
Take a sneak peek at what’s in store for you:
It’s truly one tool, with infinite possibilities. And now with the addition of Adobe Captivate Draft, a brand new storyboarding iPad app, your eLearning course creation process is going to be absolutely seamless.
This storyboarding tool came to life, as we realized how difficult it is to start storyboarding in a different tool, and later build the course using an eLearning authoring tool, from scratch. It’s not the best use of time, resources, and effort with our ever-busy schedules. So, here comes, Adobe Captivate Draft, to help you storyboard your eLearning course with realistic eLearning objects, question slides, and branching abilities. It will also help you share the storyboard with your colleagues and customers for review, with a single-click option. You can send and receive review comments and doodles in real-time, making the review process quick. You can then implement the review comments to finalize the storyboard and then open it in Adobe Captivate 9, to convert it to a full-fledged eLearning course. Easy, isn’t it?
And the excitement doesn’t stop here. We’ve added a ton of beautiful enhancements in Captivate to ease your workflow for building interactions, questions, and animations. One of the example feature is the ability to convert any object in Captivate to a multi-state object. These objects will help you eliminate the use of advanced actions for building a lot of simple interactions and unclutter your project timeline.
I’ve been playing around with this feature since the last few weeks and absolutely love it. Here are a few videos, where I’ve experimented with using multi-state objects with drag and drop interactions, question slides, interactions, videos, and effects. Check them out!
We’ve also made some cool new enhancements to the responsive projects to make it more powerful for you. You can now have up to five breakpoints for your responsive projects, import SVGs and roundtrip with Adobe Illustrator CC for quick edits. You can also restrict learners from accessing courses in landscape mode, if you wish to; and disable gesture navigation for interactive or branched slides. You will also be able to apply motion path effects to your responsive courses. These motion paths are responsive too and flow well across breakpoints. And for your geo-location enabled courses, you can trigger a project level geo-location action and emulate locations during preview to effectively test your geo-location projects. Watch the detailed tutorials here.
You might also want to check out these new features in Adobe Captivate 9:
- Directly publish your Adobe Captivate 9 courses to the brand new Adobe Captivate Prime.
- Record your iOS device screen as a full resolution HD video using the Device Capture feature. (For Mac only)
- Add knowledge check questions to your Captivate courses, which will not interfere with your quiz score and LMS reporting.
- Directly preview your content on SCORM Cloud to assess LMS compatibility without the hassle of uploading the content to your LMS for testing.
- Experience the revamped effects workflow with easy mechanism to apply and preview effects.
- And many smaller additions and enhancements.
And you guessed it right! I’ve saved the goodies for the end 🙂
With Adobe Captivate 9, you get free access to a library of 25,000+ eLearning assets, which include games, interactions, layouts, scenarios, people cutouts, and much more, to dress up your courses. The library of assets is developed exclusively for Adobe Captivate 9 users, and the library will be updated regularly so that your content always dazzles. Have fun!
To sum up, here’s the list of new features and enhancements in Adobe Captivate 9:
- Adobe Captivate Draft
- Enhancements to Responsive
- Multi-state objects
- Effects and motion paths
- Asset store
- In-product LMS preview
- iOS device capture
- Knowledge check questions
- SVG support
- Publish to Adobe Captivate Prime
- Quiz review buttons
- Geo-location enhancements
- Delay next action
- Actions in Properties Inspector – Continue action optional
Watch these tutorials to learn more about these new features.
So, what’s your favorite Adobe Captivate 9 feature? Leave a comment here to let us know! 🙂