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Captivate Software Simulations

I am providing another webinar in my series on Adobe Captivate fundamentals on Thursday, June 15, 2017. For those who were not able to participate in the prior sessions, they are linked below. Overview of using Captivate to record a video (March, 2017) Creating responsive eLearning assets with Captivate (April, […]

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Interesting Web Sites

I encounter a number of interesting websites each week. I thought it might be useful to share some of these with readers. They are presented in no particular order (just as I encountered them). Let me know (via comments) if you find these useful.

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Celebration of Learning

As each semester at school starts, we begin with a series of professional development. I have the honor of being part of three presentations today (Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017). I thought readers may be interested in the highlights of these events. Faculty Fellows (Online Faculty Showcase) – I have been […]

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Project Felix

I recently checked for updates in Adobe Creative Cloud and discovered a new app was also available. It is called Project Felix. It is available for both Mac and Windows platforms. Essentially, it allows you to use a 2D background and insert a 3D object into it. You can then […]

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Captioning in Captivate

I recently reviewed the ability to create captions in Techsmith Camtasia. I thought it would be appropriate to discuss the similar capability in Adobe Captivate. Although the approach is a bit different, the end result is similar. given that we are at the end of 2016, it is imperative that […]

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Adobe Captivate Overview

I have been asked to provide an overview of Adobe Captivate to fellow Adobe Education Trainers (and Adobe Education Leaders) this afternoon. I thought this would be a great place to include links to resources I will be discussing. I also hope to include a copy of the presentation (after […]

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Captioning in Camtasia

As we develop online resources, it is important to make certain information we present is available to all. This means any audio or video should also have captions. I have been experimenting with captioning capabilities in various software and wanted to share my experiences using Techsmith Camtasia. I am using […]

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WordCamp Peoria 2016

The first WordCamp in the Peoria area was held on Nov. 12, 2016. Here is a brief synopsis of the event. I also provide some of my insights and notes further down the page. WordCamp Peoria 2016 from Mark DuBois on Vimeo. As you learned from the above video, there […]

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Apple Watch Series 2

I recently purchased an Apple watch (series 2) to replace my aging Pebble watch (the eInk screen was starting to fade significantly). The watch was shipped directly from Suzhou (China). It was rather fun to watch it transit from Shanghai to Anchorage to Louisville and eventually to my home (taking […]

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Adobe Spark Page

I covered Adobe Spark Video and Adobe Spark Post recently. Adobe Spark Page allows you to quickly create a compelling web page. Here is a quick introduction. Adobe Spark Page from Mark DuBois on Vimeo. For those who don’t need to know all the details of quickly creating a web […]

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Fall, 2016 semester

The fall, 2016, semester started this Monday, August 15. As we start each school year, I take a moment and reflect on accomplishments (both last academic year and this summer) and think about the future. After all, the reason I teach web design and development is precisely because of the […]

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Apps

During my summer of travels, I encountered a number of apps for smartphones and tablets. Since many of these were new to me, I thought I would provide an overview of some of the ones others mentioned (during various conversations at events this summer). Here is a quick list of […]

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Ricoh Theta

I recently returned from the Adobe Education Leader Summit (held in New York City this year). Several colleagues were taking a number of photos using their new cameras. After further investigation, I had to get one of these puppies myself. It is the Ricoh Theta model “S.” It takes 360 […]

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Working Connections 2016

During the week of May 23, Working Connections was held in Springfield, Illinois. This represented the 14th year for this event (and my 13th year teaching a class at this event). I thought it might be helpful for others to learn more about Working Connections and why I think this […]

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Labcoat

I recently provided an overview of the “design in browser” approach to working with a web site. Since that post, I have become aware of the Labcoat browser plugin. It only works for Chrome that being said, it has some powerful capabilities. Before you can work with this tool, you […]

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