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Time-saving Shortcut Keys of Various Rapid E-learning Development Tools

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Shortcut keys are very useful while developing courses; they save your time and work can be done faster. In this blog, I will list out some important shortcut keys of various rapid eLearning development tools that can be used to save your time.

Articulate Storyline shortcut keys:

Articulate Storyline helps to you to convert PowerPoint presentations into interactive courses.

Articulate Storyline is a tool that can make your eLearning interactive and HTML5 compatible in a short duration.

Shortcut Key Operation
Alt+D To Play or Pause the video while recording
Ctrl+G To group multiple objects, for example, images, text (we can’t group audio files)
Ctrl+J To insert picture on the slide
Ctrl+K To open the trigger wizard window to assign a trigger when an object is selected
Ctrl+F12 To preview the current slide
Shift+F12 To preview the current scene
Ctrl+Shift+G To ungroup the selected group
Esc To save the recorded video
F10 To publish the course
F12 To preview the entire project

Adobe Flash shortcut keys:
Adobe Flash is a powerful tool used to create highly interactive and engaging courses. It supports scripting languages and thus we can customize the interactivities.

Shortcut Key Operation
F2 To view the output
Ctrl+Alt+T To hide the timeline
Ctrl+F2 To hide the tools panel
Ctrl+F3 To open the properties panel
Ctrl+F7 To open the components panel
Ctrl+K To align
Shift+F2 To add the scene
Ctrl+T To transform
Alt+Shift+F9 To add color

Lectora Inspire shortcut keys:
Lectora is a user-friendly authoring tool used to develop courses with heavy content and highly engaging courses.

Shortcut Key Operation
Ctrl+1 To create a chapter
Ctrl+2 To create a section
Ctrl+3 To create a page
Ctrl+Shift+5 To import an image
Ctrl+Alt+1 To import a video
F8 To publish to HTML
Ctrl+F6 To publish to AICC
Ctrl+F8 To publish to SCORM
Alt+0 To import audio

Adobe Captivate shortcut keys:
Now Adobe Captivate 8 comes with a great feature called “Responsive Design”. This means that if you view the course in Desktop or any device (Mobile phones and iPad), the interface will get dynamically adjusted automatically.

Shortcut Key Operation
F6 To import audio
Shift+F9 To open the action panel
Ctrl+Alt+T To view the timeline
Ctrl+Shift+D To open the properties panel
Ctrl+Shift+C To add text caption
Shift+F11 To open the skin editor
Shift+F12 To publish the file
Ctrl+Alt+M To view the master slide
Ctrl+Alt+L To open the library
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+E To add effects

ISpring presenter shortcut keys:
ISpring is a user-friendly tool that allows you to convert PowerPoint to HTML5. It is an add-on in PowerPoint. You can convert and play PowerPoint presentations in mobile devices and iPad using iSpring pro.

Shortcut Key Operation
Shift+Enter To return to the previous animation step
Page Up To go back to the previous slide
Page down To move to the next slide
Home To restart the current slide
Backspace To return to the last-viewed slide
Ctrl+Home To move to the first slide
Ctrl+End To move to the last slide

Articulate Studio shortcut keys:
Articulate Studio 13 is integrated with Engage, Presenter and Quiz maker. It has a unified player, that is, you can navigate from Presenter to Quiz maker to engage. You can directly use the characters (those you find in storyline) which is inbuilt in the studio.

Shortcut Key Operation
F7 To run spell check
Ctrl+S To save interaction
F10 To publish interaction
F12 To preview entire interaction
Alt+Enter To open interaction properties
Ctrl+N To create a new interaction

There are many other shortcut keys that we have in rapid eLearning development tools. But these are the ones that we have mostly used. I hope you found this blog informative. Do share your views.

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