Simple, Single Source Lectora and Captivate Modules for PC and iPad

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mLearnCon 2012 - June 19, 2012

Jay Lambert

Integrated Learning Services, Inc.

Creating single-source content for multiple devices is becoming a requirement for many organizations. Our client wanted a single version of courses on their learning management system that would play effectively on both PC and iPad. The courses contain animation, video, and links to other courses and Intranet videos. They wanted to use Lectora and Captivate. Bandwidth was a concern, and they wanted 12 segments built within two weeks, despite not having tried this before.

Participants in this case-study session will see the actual source files and scripting used, the lessons learned from trial and error, what did and didn't work, and the iterative development and testing approach.You'll see how one Lectora title controls everything as the course shell. It uses JavaScript to auto-detect if you are using an iPad or a PC and branches you accordingly. Both branches share the same menu and completion-stamp functionality. The iPad version uses MP4s and the PC version uses SWFs created with single source Captivates published to the different outputs.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Simple ways to develop multi-device content using a combination of Lectora and Captivate
  • How to use JavaScript for auto-detecting an iPad user
  • How to branch in Lectora based on user device
  • The lessons learned through trial and error

Technology discussed in this session: Laptop, iPad, Lectora, Captivate, HTML.

Audience: Intermediate and advanced designers and developers familiar with Lectora and Captivate.


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