Most of you may be wondering what are some of the new features to Adobe Captivate 8. Well, you’ve come to the right place. Captivate 8 has made significant upgrades, improvements, and created brand new features never before used in any eLearning authoring tool. If you are interested in a list of all the new features of Captivate 8, make sure to check our recent blog post.
Let’s get down to brass tacks and see what’s new with Adobe Captivate 8:
Responsive Project Design
What does responsive actually mean? It means you can create eLearning to be fully functional on a mobile device or tablet. Pinch, zoom, tap, and swipe allow your learners to interact with your content for your mobile phone. Captivate 8 takes the idea of responsive design to new heights.
We live a multi-device world and so we need to build responsive design, and the best part, you don’t need any programming skills. The user interface lets you develop a project and rearrange content based on the dimensions of your learners device.
Another great part of responsive courses is you can have smart responsive positioning. This will allow you to set the content or objects in the course the way you want, and display the content on differently for different screens. You have control how these objects are positioned and how they look relative to other objects in the course.
Mobile Learning Supported
Taking your courses to a mobile platform can be a challenge. There are many parts and elements that you need to keep flowing. With Captivate 8, you now have multi-screen responsive eLearning, fully responsive themes, multi-device previews, and device-aware eLearning delivery.
Let’s break down what some of this means. First of all, what does multi-screen responsive eLearning even mean? So, no matter what screen you use Captivate 8 allows you to build courses for multiple screens, such as mobile, tablet, and desktop. It also uses device-aware eLearning delivery, so the right course is seen by the learner no matter what the screen size.
In the past, some elements in your course would mobile friendly and some wouldn’t. Because, some elements were meant to live on the desktop. With responsive themes, responsive themes all the themed elements are mobile friendly. Also, you can now preview your content in the dimension it’s designed for, either mobile, tablet, or desktop. Probably one of the greatest things about Captivate 8 is it is mobile supported.
One last thing about mobile, you now have retina display support, so you match the resolution of your Apple device with crisp retina display elements.
That’s right; Captivate 8 comes loaded with responsive eLearning templates, which are fully customizable. You get assets such as, cutout people images, drag-and-drop elements, themes, responsive themes, and more.
Having these eLearning assets enables the developer to focus on content rather than taking hours to create cutout people images, doing a photoshoot, or even the dreadful programming. All the hard work is finished for you. You just choose your actor and your asset to speed up your development.
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Location Based Learning
Now you can detect the learner’s device by using global position (GPS) so you can deliver the right content at the right time no matter what device they are using, and have the content be specific to their location. This such a clever idea because you can tailor the eLearning based on where someone uses their device.
With software simulations, you can do screen capture videos. Before you record your simulation, you can choose how big or how small you want your recording area to be. Once you are ready to record, you can record the area of your screen.
So what if you have an annoying screen pop up on your computer. Do you have to start all over? No! There is a new feature to replace those annoying pop-ups, and you will never have to worry about pop-ups while recording again.
More Awesome Adobe Captivate 8 Upgrades
Now you can import HTML5 and HTML5 Animations live natively. Meaning, when you import your web objects they live natively in the Captivate program.
Last but not least, don’t forget about the enhanced shared actions, shape buttons, and the effects that go with this great new updated version of Captivate 8.
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