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March 22 – 24, 2017 Orlando, FL

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LS507 It’s 2017 and I’m Still Using Flash. What Are My Options?

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Thursday, March 23



Support for Flash continues to erode. Mobile browsers stopped playing Flash years ago, and reports suggest the end of full support for Flash in Google’s Chrome browser is imminent. More and more, it’s becoming obvious that Flash is not a long-term solution. But if you have Flash content in your online training materials, what can you do about it other than completely rebuild?

In this session, you’ll explore options for displaying your Flash content going forward so you can avoid having to re-create it from scratch. You’ll look at how you can capture your existing Flash content and convert it to a more future-friendly format. You’ll also learn how to provide a video fallback for your Flash presentations. To help you move forward, you’ll then find out how you can use the HTML video player to do much of what Flash does today.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How tools can capture the output from your Flash presentations and convert it to video
  • How to provide a video fallback for browsers that do not support Flash
  • What some of the alternatives to Flash are in modern HTML
  • How to control video playback with “track” files

Intermediate to advanced designers and developers. Attendees should have an understanding of the basic syntax of HTML; further understanding of the HTML tag, and its option, will be helpful.

tag, and its option, will be helpful.

Technology discussed in this session:

David Smith

Virtual Guru

DS Virtually Group

David is the founder of DS Virtually, a consultancy group with a mission to support organizations and employees to develop the skills needed to succeed in the digital and virtual worlds that exist with virtual teams, remote working, and virtual events like webinars and virtual classroom training. David is a regular speaker at global conferences, training events, and webinars on how organizations can leverage the learning technologies of today, what digital skills do we need to have in the borderless workplace, and how we must adapt for the future of learning. David has extensive experience in designing and delivering virtual classroom and other technology enabled learning with clients such as BP, HP, IBM, Nike, Nielsen, ABB, Standard and Poor’s, IESE Business School, Mercer, and Cisco.

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