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Adobe Captivate 9: Advanced Actions Part 2

In my previous post, I covered a few simple techniques for adding Advanced Actions to Adobe Captivate 9 projects. We added hidden captions that appear when users click a button. Now we’re going to connect that interaction to the slide navigation, because our customer wants to make sure that users read every caption before they can move to the next …

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Adobe Captivate 9: Advanced Actions Part 1

The eLearning software market is packed with the latest and greatest of everything, but regardless of what tool you’re using, you still need that tool to make engaging and educational eLearning content. Once you understand some of the core features available in a tool like Adobe Captivate, you can build upon those core features and build solutions for any issue. …

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6 Design Rules to Live By

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If you’ve gone to college for a design degree, these tips might be second nature to you now. But when you’ve been handed a project or assignment that involves creating an eLearning module from scratch and have no previous knowledge of design, these tips will keep you on the straight and narrow. Just follow these six steps and you’re well …

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Creating a Dashboard the User Wants to Come Back To

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A dashboard is user interface that somewhat resembles a car’s dashboard. It organizes and presents information in way that is clear and straightforward. One example of a dashboard is online banking. When you log into your bank account online, you usually see your account’s, messages or updates on your bank, and other information that pertains to banking. When creating a …

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Looking to the Future

The other day I had the privilege of sitting on a panel with other leaders, answering questions from a group of aspiring leaders. During this session the panel was asked how they prepare for the future. I was surprised by the answer of my dear friend and colleague who said, “I am lucky to see three months ahead. I run …

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Tips on How to Tailor to Specific Learning Styles

Instructional design is not for the faint of heart. You are designing modules for people to look at and learn from, and most of the time it’s not easy. There are three general types of learning styles in the world – auditory, visual, and kinesthetic. Although people tend to learn from all styles, they generally lean towards a specific style. …

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Can You Hear Me Now? Tips For Recording Your Best Audio

Many think that recording audio is a simple task. You sit down, turn on the software and start talking, right? HA! If only it were just that simple. On the contrary, this process isn’t as easy as you may think. There are little things people don’t think about that can absolutely ruin an audio recording. I was recently asked to …

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