Category Archives: Development Tools

You Can (and Should) Include Gamification in Your Courses

Who doesn’t enjoy playing a game or two? Using games for education and training can provide many benefits to employers and their employees. And with Generation Y growing up playing games on their tablets in their strollers it’s only going to get bigger. They not only are tech savvy, they want to work for businesses

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Image of Captivate logo and color palette.

3 Ways to Use Custom Color Palettes in Captivate That YOU Have to Check Out

If you’re like me, you’ve often found yourself creating a highlight box, a callout, a drop shadow, etc. in your Captivate file and you’ve forgotten the RGB or Hex code of the color you want to use. It’s frustrating to stop what you’re doing, look for that piece of paper, design document, etc. to locate

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5 Things You Should Do Before Creating Your Next Captivate Project

5 Things You Should Do Before Creating Your Next Captivate Project

Have you ever created a Captivate file only to find out later that you’re forced to make the same revisions on every slide, such as changing objects to display for the rest of slide vs. the 3 second default? Or maybe you’ve had to change your recording settings for each video demo or simulation you

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COntrolling Captivate - Countdown TImer

Controlling Captivate – Countdown Timer

Welcome to another installment of Controlling Captivate – Countdown Timer. We’ve read many complaints over the years about the limits of the Timer Widget supplied in Captivate. These range from: “the visual style cannot be changed”, “you cannot have an action triggered when time is up”, and even “it’s very annoying”. We decided to alleviate

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Audition, Audacity, and More…Oh My! – Part Two of Tools Review Blog Series

In part one of this blog series, we evaluated various presentation tools you can add to your toolbox. Now we’re going to take a look at some audio tools you can use. Audio can be an integral part of the work you do for various types of projects including podcasts, presentations, videos, and eLearning|blended learning

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