416 BYOL: Building a Mobile Course in Captivate in 60 Minutes
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Thursday, October 26
While it’s great that Adobe Captivate provides the tools to make a mobile learning course quickly, unfortunately this doesn’t mean everything will automatically work well. If you’re not careful, you might create something that technically can be viewed on a mobile device, but is missing key functionality or just isn’t a good experience on mobile. This can create serious user frustration and lead to people disengaging from what you’ve built (or even not finishing it at all).
All this can be avoided, however, if you take a bit of time up front to consider thoughtful mobile design. In this session, you’ll learn about best practices to keep in mind when designing a Captivate course for mobile. You’ll look at general development tips, and you’ll incorporate some unique methods of showing your content that will provide you with a lot of flexibility in your design while still being mobile-friendly. You’ll then discover how to quickly assemble your assets for a course that is geared for mobile delivery. This session will help you make mobile Captivate experiences that are both quick to develop and guaranteed to work well.
In this session, you will learn:
- How to set up a mobile project in Captivate
- How to insert multistate objects
- Tips for applying best practices of mobile design
- How to create interactive content that is mobile-friendly
- How best to export your Captivate content for mobile delivery
Novice to intermediate designers and developers with basic knowledge of Adobe Captivate.
discussed in this session:
Laptop running Adobe Captivate (a trial version will work).
Senior eLearning Specialist
Phil Cowcill is senior eLearning specialist at PJ Rules. He started his career in 1983 when he was hired as a technologist at a local college. In 1985 he joined a team to develop Canada's first Interactive Videodisc. He started teaching part-time in 1989, moving to full-time in 1995. He led his class to build one of the first news websites that streamed video in 1996. In 2011 he launched the very first dedicated mobile application development program. Phil retired from full-time teaching in 2015 and moved to working as a contractor with the Department of National Defence as a senior eLearning specialist.