November 15, 2020
Simple ways to connect safely – Robyn O.
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November 15, 2020
Simple ways to connect safely – Robyn O.
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My goals for myself with this challenge:

  • #1, Get hands on with Adobe software again to learn. Feel good being creative!
  • utilize only the Animation features within Captivate (which are awesome, by the way)
  • use a happy, light hearted colour palette with conversational content
  • make it fun, and engage the learner
  • take my own photographs and create illustrations to expand my Illustrator and Photoshop expertise (I create an artboard in Illustrator with slides, and work out the design there first to see how the course will look as a whole and work together, then I use assets to export pieces, with a plan/blueprint to build off of).
  • Do something with the 3D rotate feature in Illustrator that I saw in a session of Adobe Max (the wrapped up boxes with paper, and dropping plate were created with this feature)
  • Create a “rolling banner” slide
  • Create FUN icons, my icons at work don’t get to be cute/fun/quirky (as they need to be corporate/professional)
  • Use texture overlays to add interest
  • add a custom video element that is auto play (the try it slide, is a video I took on my iphone with white Bristol board under and behind the bingo cage, I’m happy with how it turned out)
  • be thoughtful about navigation, make it open (in my full time gig, navigation is rigid to ensure learners have viewed content). Figure out functionality of menus within menus.
  • Work to weave relatable stories throughout
  • Use font choices and colour to add rhythm to large blocks of text, so that it adds to readability

My mind is blown by all of the capabilities of Adobe software. I built this course, as a challenge to myself and so that I could get hands on in developing and building something fun. I love how well Adobe software integrates together, and that I can design pieces in Illustrator and then bring it into Captivate easily. The animation features in Captivate give me a lot of control, and I can create transitions that add polish within seconds.

My goal was to pick a topic where I could develop content that would be interesting to a large target audience. A top contender was “How to bake Poppy Roll” which is something I learned to do over the pandemic. It’s delicious, but not everyone can have baked goods and not everyone is interested in baking. I then decided that we are ALL dealing a global pandemic and as human beings we ALL have people that we love and care about. I think we can all use a reminder of some ways to connect with those that are in the front row of our lives and mean the most. Simple ideas have the power to be big when it creates a chain of love and connection. If this project sparks an idea that creates extra laughter, smiles, memories and connection for even a handful of people – it is a success!

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2021-07-23 13:10:07
2021-07-23 13:10:07

This is an amazing post.  Thanks for sharing this precious suggestion with us. ut can prove to be very helpful to us.

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2021-07-23 13:07:31
2021-07-23 13:07:31

Very informative post. Thanks for your precious suggestion.

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2021-04-30 10:28:39
2021-04-30 10:28:39

Brilliant work!

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2021-05-18 14:29:40
2021-05-18 14:29:40
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Thank you kindly! 🙂

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2021-02-25 00:17:01
2021-02-25 00:17:01

This was lovely!! Well done!

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2021-02-10 12:52:00
2021-02-10 12:52:00

thanks

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2021-01-19 21:20:31
2021-01-19 21:20:31

Wow! This interaction is outstanding on so many levels. Way to go!

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2021-01-22 02:02:20
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Thanks Emily, that’s a “make your day” kind of a comment. Much appreciated.

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2020-12-30 16:55:17
2020-12-30 16:55:17

Thanks.  The use of white space and variable insert was good as well. Thanks for sharing.

 

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2021-01-28 19:07:47
2021-01-28 19:07:47
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Thank you for the kind comment. Much appreciated. 🙂

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2021-02-13 17:15:36
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I loved this simple piece of very creative works. The color scheme, typography and animation works well. I also love your shared goals. Fantastic job.

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2020-12-30 16:50:17
2020-12-30 16:50:17

Thanks.  The use of white space and variable was cool. Thanks for sharing.

 

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2020-12-18 02:45:27
2020-12-18 02:45:27

I liked a lot of what you did here – especially the vertical scrolling animation which was very nice. I am going to have to try that one out.

I did feel like I was in a bit of a loop in the middle, but it wasn’t that bad to deal with.

Thanks for sharing.

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2020-12-02 19:05:25
2020-12-02 19:05:25

Within the section “Mail your Heart” there is a place where you click the envelope for a printable card and writing prompts, that isn’t working to bring up the pdf.

Here is the link to it: https://www.scribd.com/document/486701504/Simple-Ways-to-Connect-card-and-Writing-Prompts

 

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2020-12-02 16:11:50
2020-12-02 16:11:50

Congrats on your win, it was well deserved!

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2020-12-02 18:52:51
2020-12-02 18:52:51
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Coming from you, this is high praise! Thank you so much!! I went through your project submission and I was super impressed.

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2020-11-18 18:11:38
2020-11-18 18:11:38

I commented earlier with a blog I recently published on how I embed PDF…hope that helps. And below are some free royalty-free resources I use for music.

https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music?nv=1
*you may have to “sign-up/in” as a channel owner to access

https://www.bensound.com/

For sounds and music:
freesound.org
zapsplat.com

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2020-11-17 18:35:57
2020-11-17 18:35:57

My pdf within this course isn’t opening and is giving the error message shown in the attached image. Has anyone seen this? I normally publish for an LMS, rather than for the web and test on Scorm Cloud. I’ve never had a problem with embedded pdf’s before.

If anyone would like to access the resource mentioned, I’ve put a copy in my dropbox:
https://www.dropbox.com/t/C8zfho5ttTwTTSJS

Attachment

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2020-11-18 16:50:10
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2020-11-18 18:11:13
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Some free royalty-free resource for music.

https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music?nv=1
*you may have to “sign-up/in” as a channel owner to access

https://www.bensound.com/

For sounds and music:
freesound.org
zapsplat.com

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2020-11-17 16:25:00
2020-11-17 16:25:00

There was supposed to be a “Scattegories” virtual game within, but at the 11th hour it got nixed. For some reason, it plays PERFECTLY within Captivate, but when I play within the browser as HTML5 the text entry boxes do not work. I also have transitions from within Captivate to “roll” the dice, and they work great from within Captivate and then do not work as HTML5 (but they aren’t listed as an incompatible HTML5 item and text entry boxes should be fine).

Project is attached, if anyone feels like checking it out – or if you can help me understand why it is giving the issues in the web browser that would be even better.

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2020-11-17 16:49:31
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I isolated the 3 slides – but forgot to clean up the library (from the other slides that I deleted).. this one is 13.9 mb vs. 43 mb. I now think maybe there’s just a corruption in the file, because now this one is randomly working and then not, even in Captivate.

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2020-11-17 15:39:20
2020-11-17 15:39:20

This is personable and just amazingly presented. I love how you “spoon-feed” details and tell a story.

I’m sorry to hear about your grandmother and I understand her not wanting to admit the woe (that is so real and justified), so kudos to you on the subject. Your course content is awesome (and relevant)!

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2020-11-17 16:18:15
2020-11-17 16:18:15
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Thank you! I really appreciate your kind words.

I have a lot of lessons learned from this project. For some reason, my pdf within isn’t working, even though it’s in the published zip package and works when I tested. Test, test and re-test and then there’s still things that can and do happen. C’est la vie!

I intended for it to have some music to set the tone, but I struggled to find good resources within my non-existent budget. lol. Next time…

 

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