Tutorials & Tips about Screencasting, HTML5 Animation Creation & Rapid eLearning Authoring

We write tutorials, guides and tips about screencasting, video editing, rapid HTML5 elearning authoring and HTML5 animation creation.


Exporting ActivePresenter Projects to Videos

ActivePresenter 7 provides many types of output (videos, images, HTML, documents, etc.). Depending on specific purposes, you should choose the right one. For example, when you need to create software simulations, HTML5 output should be used. On the other hand, if video demonstrations are what you need, video exporting will come in handy.

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Working with Zoom-n-Pan

In creating software simulations, video demonstrations or eLearning contents, there is a high chance that you will need to zoom in a particular part of the screen to show or explain some important information. There you can use the Zoom-n-Pan tool of ActivePresenter 7. You can also take advantage of the zoom effect when you want your audience to focus on a specific part instead of the whole screen.

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Introduction to Interactive Objects

Interactive objects in ActivePresenter 7 are special objects designed to respond to user input in a predefined manner. Interactive objects are useful in creating eLearning contents since they let you test the learners’ performance and keep track of their activity.

Users can interact with them by using the mouse or keyboard in the HTML5 output. In case that interactive objects have events – actions, the presentation will display differently based on that events and actions.

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Creating a Spotlight Effect

Spotlight is a useful annotation object in ActivePresenter. It helps you easily direct your audience’s attention to a specific part of a slide. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a spotlight effect in ActivePresenter 7.

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Group Layout of Questions

Group Layout lets you define the layout for the group of objects. When it comes to questions, this feature allows you to specify the layout of the answer part since it is considered as a group of text box objects.
Group layout is useful in creating quizzes because you can use it to arrange each answer choice of a question in any position of the slide. You have two options for how to define the group layout for questions. One is to define it automatically and the other is to define it manually.

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Working with Feedback Messages

Feedback messages are used to provide learners with feedback when they interact with interactive objects (e.g. mouse click, drop area) or quizzes in the HTML5 output. They are critical elements in creating eLearning contents because they let learners know how they are doing the task and whether it is right or wrong. Some types of feedback objects such as Hint message even guide learners to do the task better.

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Using Tab Order in ActivePresenter 7

Tab order in ActivePresenter 7 enables objects to receive the tab focus. This feature lets you specify the order of objects in the slide when users press the TAB key, which means users can navigate between objects using the TAB key in the HTML5 output.
In a word, when the tab order is enabled, pressing the TAB key on the keyboard is the same as clicking the object itself.

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How to Create Interactive Software Simulations

Do you often create interactive software simulation? There are thousands of software are created every day. And most of them need interactive simulation. It is simple process that you create, test, make demonstration videos, show it to customer and get their...

Group Layout of Questions

Group Layout lets you define the layout for the group of objects. When it comes to questions, this feature allows you to specify the layout of the answer part since it is considered as a group of text box objects.
Group layout is useful in creating quizzes because you can use it to arrange each answer choice of a question in any position of the slide. You have two options for how to define the group layout for questions. One is to define it automatically and the other is to define it manually.

Record System Audio and Microphone Audio

This article will show you how to record system audio and record microphone audio. They are two of the most important features that professional screencasting software like ActivePresenter must have. Thanks to that, you can record your narration and system audio (from the speaker) simultaneously or separately; it all depends on your need.  

Split and Merge Slides

ActivePresenter 7 allows you to split and merge slides. So, you can find it easier to manage contents and work with slides in your projects.

Introduction to Interactive Objects

Interactive Objects are special objects that have the ability to respond to the user’s input in pre-specified manners. They enhance the interaction and communication between the course contents and learners. In this article, I will deliver you an overview of the...
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