Adobe (http://www.adobe.com) has released Adobe eLearning Suite 6, the company’s integrated toolbox for creating professional-grade eLearning and HTML5-based mLearning content.
The suite enables eLearning professionals, educators and trainers to create immersive, interactive eLearning courses complete with simulations, product demos, digital imaging, animations and audio production. Anchored by Adobe Captivate 6 and the new Adobe Presenter 8, Adobe eLearning Suite 6 includes Adobe Flash Professional CS6, Adobe Dreamweaver CS6, Adobe Photoshop CS6 Extended and Adobe Acrobat X Pro.
Adobe eLearning Suite 6 enhances productivity with round-tripping workflows between Adobe Captivate and Adobe Audition CS6, Adobe Flash Professional CS6, Adobe Photoshop Extended CS6 and Acrobat X Pro, according to Naresh Gupta, senior vice president, Print and Publishing, Adobe. For example, users can open Adobe Captivate files in Adobe Audition CS6 to adjust speech pitch and alignment or Adobe Photoshop Extended CS6 to retouch images and create 3D graphics.
Prebuilt native extensions with Adobe Flash Professional CS6 enable users to generate sprite sheets and more. With Acrobat X Pro users can embed Adobe Captivate movies into PDF documents and PDF portfolios, bringing text-based learning materials to life, and make the finished project accessible via Adobe Reader.
Adobe Presenter 8
The new Adobe Presenter 8 empowers business professionals, trainers and educators to create video presentations right from the desktop, without the need for specialized equipment or training, says Gupta. With Adobe Presenter 8, users can streamline projects and lower costs of producing and editing videos with a single desktop solution, he adds. In addition, they’re able to simultaneously capture slide presentations, webcam video and audio and dynamically mix components without a separate video editor.
Adobe Captivate 6
Adobe Captivate 6 enhancements improve mobile access and boost learner engagement while ensuring effortless publishing to leading SCORM- and AICC-compliant Learning Management Systems (LMSs) such as Moodle, Blackboard, Plateau, Saba and SumTotal, according to Gupta. It introduces the ability to publish content as both SWF and HTML5, enabling learners to begin a course on their desktop, pause and later resume on a mobile device, including iOS and Android based tablets and smartphones.
Users can also create and edit HD-quality demos within the new “capture-as-a-video” workflow, insert videos in a picture-in-picture format and publish projects to YouTube — all within the same user interface. A library of out-of-the-box assets, improved Microsoft PowerPoint integration and enhanced quizzing capabilities complete the top new features in Adobe Captivate 6.
Adobe eLearning Suite 6 is immediately available through Adobe authorized resellers and the Adobe Store for an estimated street price of US$1,799. Users of eLearning Suite 2 and 2.5 can upgrade at a discounted price of $599. Upgrade pricing from Adobe Captivate 5.5, 5 or 4 to Adobe eLearning Suite 6 is $1,199. Qualified education users can purchase eLearning Suite 6 for US$599. For a complimentary trial, visit http://www.adobe.com/products/elearningsuite/trial.html .