by Kevin Siegel
Adobe announced the immediate availability of Adobe Captivate 5.5 late last week. Over the next few weeks, I'll be spotlighting some of the new features here.
If you are a veteran Captivate 5 developer, you'll appreciate that the 5.5 version looks almost identical to version 5. However, since the two versions look the same and act the same, it'll take a bit of poking around to find the new stuff. For instance, if you take a look at the main toolbar at the top of the Captivate window, you'll see a new Publish To YouTube command button.
Also, if you look in the File menu, you'll see a Publish To YouTube menu item.
Once you select the Publish to YouTube command, you'll be prompted to log in to your YouTube account.
Next, the Video Publisher screen opens where you'll need to add the lesson's Title and Description. You can also add tags to make it easier for users to search YouTube and find your video. And you can select a Category and make your video Public or Private.
Once published, a results screen will appear providing a link to the published content that can be shared with your learners.
And that's it. Your video is magically available on YouTube. It couldn't get much easier than that.