Posts Tagged ‘eLearning’

Slash eLearning development time with MAMP

Personally, I get tired of waiting for server-based products like Moodle when I have to save and update content. Along with the physical time required to communicate across networks, it just takes the flow (and thus, most of the joy) out of the work. If you have an hour or so to invest in a…

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Free Captivate 9 upgrade available to TCS 2015 customers

On August 26, 2015, Adobe released Adobe Technical Communication Suite (2015 release) Update 1. For TCS 2015 customers, the significant feature is the inclusion of Captivate 9 in the suite. To upgrade from Captivate 8, do one of the following: Please follow the following instructions to install this update. Volume customers (CLP/TLP/ETLA) may download the latest…

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7 Steps to Effective Screencasts

Thanks to everyone in OCSTC for coming out to see my presentation on effective screencasting. I was honored to see a fairly large turnout. Thanks also to Michael Opsteegh for suggesting the session for his Long Beach State tech writing students! The session was lively, and I think I went about 25 minutes over my expected…

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RECAP: Producing Effective Tech Comm Video class – Week 1 of 6

Interested in doing better tech comm videos? I teach a six-week course for the Society of Technical Communication that can help! This video is a recap of what we discussed.Thanks to everyone who helped fill this STC course to capacity! If you’re interested in attending the next session, please Rate, Comment, and Subscribe. Then, check…

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A quick guide to mobile publishing with FrameMaker 12

Do you need to get FrameMaker content to your users via phones and tablets? Are you well past the due date? Here are the steps you need to get the job done, including an introduction to custom skins and branding. For more content, view the one hour recorded Adobe webinar I gave in October, 2014.…

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What I Use: Skype Call Recorder

Need to record Skype audio or video calls on a Mac? Skype Call Recorder from eCamm Network is the easiest way to get it done. PC Users: Check out Pamela for Skype. I haven’t personally used Pamela for Skype, but it seems to be the darling among Skype users on PC. Simple to use Once installed, the…

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Changing GoToTraining Organizer Name

Having trouble changing the host’s name in GoToTraining? Watch the short videos below. I do quite a bit of online training and remote computer work using both Citrix GoTo Training and Adobe Connect, and each have their quirks. One of the strangest, however, is with Citrix GoToTraining. GoToTraining, which has different features than GoToMeeting or other GoTo***…

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Edit FrameMaker 12 Responsive HTML5 Layouts

During my Adobe webinar last week, there was keen interest in editing the responsive layouts in FrameMaker 12. Though it sounds scary, it’s a breeze. Thanks to the new HTML5 skin editor (in both RoboHelp 11 and FrameMaker 12) editing things that adjust to screen width, is actually quite easy. No, I mean EASY! Really! If you…

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TC2LS001-Interview With Jack Molisani

My thanks to Jack Molisani for taking the time to help launch the Tech Comm Tools podcast. Here’s the interview with Jack: Planning to attend LavaCon? Register via my affiliate link and get a free hour of consulting or services with me! In our 1/2 hour discussion, we talk about LavaCon 2014, his ProSpring staffing agency, and…

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Presenter 10: Recording/Editing limitation

I have quite a few things going on right now…If you’re feeling impatient, feel free to skip to the bottom of the article. If not, read on! So I finally get my new audio setup (very exciting, and if you see any of my upcoming Adobe webinars, or my guest interview with Kristen Roarke @rourketraining and Rick Zanotti…

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Using Video for Technical Communication

I’m getting ready for my upcoming summer school session for STC on Tech Comm Video, so I figured I’d create a series of posts to share some of the high points with the TC2LS community. If you’re interested, the  class will be three-hour online sessions for six consecutive Tuesdays, and starts on Tuesday, August 5th.To…

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Big Discounts on Social Media Success Summit 2014

I attend somewhere around 10 conferences a year, but only one of those conferences, Social Media Success Summit, is both inexpensive, and 100% online. Not only that, but registration comes with access to all the recordings so you can go back to review your favorite sessions, or attend sessions you missed during the live presentation. Even…

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What I use: online meeting and podcasting audio setup

About 2/3 of my billable work (or more!) is done via online meeting. So it’s no surprise I’m a bit picky about what I use for audio in those meetings. Here are the components, and also their backups, complete with affiliate links to purchase them, if you’re so inclined. Microphone (Audio in) Heil PR-40 Dynamic…

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Discount for roundpeg Software Training Class

Live in-person and online training can be expensive! That’s why I wanted to let you know that one of my favorite training centers, roundpeg, inc. in Newport Beach, CA offers a discount to the Tech Comm Tools community. You’ll find the details of the offer outlined below. What roundpeg teaches As an Adobe Certified instructor…

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