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.
|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.
|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|
|Shift+F2||To add the scene|
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.