Interactive Animations using Adobe Animate and Captivate


Philcowcill (1)
Senior eLearning Specialist, Department of National Defence, Canada
Webinar Recording Details
  • Date and Time
    Wed, Mar 09, 2022 at 9AM Pacific / 12PM Eastern
  • Duration
    1 Hour
  • Cost
    $0 (Free)
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If you look at video games today, virtually all games have animations built into them. While we can’t develop high-end animations, we can look at stepping up animations you see in simpler games like card games. How does your eLearning stack up against common and simple games? This is important because your learners are looking at your course through eyes that have experienced a variety of games. While tools like Captivate have animations built-in, they are not interactive and are limited in what they can do.

In this webinar, learn the basics of making animations in Adobe Animate. Once the animations are done, learn how to export them so they can be used in tools such as Adobe Captivate. One of the final animations we will learn how to pass information from your Captivate project to the animation. This way the animation can be used over and over but customized as you need it to be.

Sample files and completed projects will be available for download that will allow you to quickly experiment with the demonstrated lessons.

About Phil Cowcill

He is a currently a Senior e-Learning Specialist at Department of National Defence (DND), Canada. He was hired in 1983 as an educational technologist by Canadore College. He started developing interactive multimedia products in 1984 when he was hired to be part of a team that developed Canada’s first Level III Interactive Videodisc. He contributed as the videographer, graphic designer, programmer and instructional designer.  He’s been developing “elearning” ever since. In 1995, he was hired to develop and Coordinate the Interactive Multimedia post-graduate program. It was in this program that the class produced the first online newspaper with streaming video in 1996. In 2011, he developed and taught the first dedicated Mobile Application Development program in North America. This one year program teaches non-computer science students how to develop interactive and engaging mobile apps for Android and iOS platforms. He was also previously on the team that developed Canada’s first Interactive Videodisc (IVD). He still works at home on numerous e-learning projects and commercial mobile applications. He is a published author and wrote a book for Thomson on database driven websites. The book was part of the Web Warrior Series. Mr. Cowcill also travels internationally to speak and host workshops at educational and training conferences.

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