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Tips, tricks, tutorials, and news showcasing highlights from our experience with e-learning, instructional design, and Adobe Captivate.

  • Interactive Video With Overlay Slides: 2

    New in Adobe Captivate 2019, overlay slides enable you to add a slide to a specific frame along an interactive video's Timeline.

    When the video is playing, and it reaches that frame, it pauses, and the slide appears as an overlay.


  • Interactive Video With Overlay Slides: 1

    Are You Ready to Learn? is a three-minute-long, learning nugget that runs along a video timeline interspersed with interactive activities. I achieved this in just twelve slides using interactive video with overlay slides.


  • How Was Your Day?

    For instructional designers, interviewing Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) is a necessary task. SMEs both provide and validate essential information relating to processes, procedures, policies, scenarios, and other facts required to build accurate and relevant course materials.


  • Creating Custom Themes

    Earlier this month, I gave a presentation on Creating Custom Themes at our local Adobe Captivate User Group. As I was going through the step-by-step process of creating a theme, I found myself reflecting on my experience over the years – what worked, what flopped, and how to save time.


  • A Custom, Accessible Quiz

    I recently developed a fully customized, yet accessible quiz for a client, and then decided to adapt the logic and push it a little farther to see what possibilities opened up for blending quizzes and knowledge checks more seamlessly into the storyline. With that goal in mind, I created a shorter, rebranded version...


  • Novices: 
    The Missing Link

    When performing our initial learning needs analysis, I highly recommend setting aside some time to speak with a novice because their perspective of the workplace can be very different from that of a SME.