When your course storyboards are ready, developing them as interactive eLearning using Adobe Captivate is quick and easy. Captivate offers importing from PowerPoint, responsive design features, thousands of free assets and templates that save a lot of your course development time, costs, and rework.
So, let’s see how to make the most of Adobe Captivate for rapid eLearning development.
1. Assets and Templates
Hundreds of templates available in Adobe Captivate make your course development easy. Thematic templates help you develop various types of online training courses quickly. For example, by customizing and minor tweaking, you can use Captivate templates to develop online sales training, safety training, software training, new hire training, and many more.
Adobe Captivate templates work as online course starters with inbuilt interactions, for faster course development. You have interactions such as click-on-tabs, click-on-numbers, flip cards, click-on-icons, slideshows, timelines, and more in these templates.
Captivate’s Assets Store has 75,000+ character cutouts, themes, interactions, games, scenarios, and more, to save development time. It gives in-product access to these assets and adds new assets periodically.
2. Single Course for Multiple Devices
Fast approaching targets, rigorous timelines, and work constraints are forcing employees to take training on their mobiles and while they are on-the-go. Learners want to access their training resources on smartphones, tablets, and laptops, based on their convenience. This phenomenon has prompted eLearning professionals to develop courses that work on multiple devices.
Fluid boxes in Adobe Captivate help create a single eLearning course that can work for multiple devices. This saves a lot of time to develop separate courses for each device. Fluid boxes are flexible boxes that automatically align the text, images, and videos placed in them. These boxes work in coordination with the chosen responsive theme and you can draw your own fluid boxes as per the requirement too.
3. Transform PowerPoint to Interactive eLearning
You can directly import PowerPoint presentations created as a part of classroom training resources into Captivate to convert them into interactive eLearning courses.
It’s easy to add the necessary learning interactions, radio buttons, click boxes, tabs, timelines and more after you import your PowerPoint slides to Adobe Captivate. Adding these interactions does not require any programming language.
4. Consistent Look & Feel Across Devices
Many times, fonts applied by designers automatically change when the same course is viewed on mobile devices. Designers rework to bring the apt visual appeal on that specific device. This consumes a lot of your course development time.
To put an end to this issue, the latest version of Adobe Captivate – 2017 Release has come up with ‘Integration of Typekit Fonts’. This helps deliver a consistent viewing experience of courses across devices. Typekit is an online repository of fonts that ensures the same ‘Look & Feel’ irrespective of devices and platforms.
5. Legacy Course Conversion
Now many organizations are converting their legacy courses to make the training available to their employees on multiple devices. They choose responsive design and HTML5 output to make their courses mobile compatible. Adobe Captivate helps quickly convert rigid legacy courses to flexible responsive eLearning with HTML5 output. This avoids unnecessary rework and costs of redeveloping courses from scratch.
So, leverage these features and make the most of Adobe Captivate for the rapid development of engaging and interactive eLearning courses.