One of the most common questions we hear during our live, online classes is how long does it typically take to create eLearning using Adobe Captivate.
The answer is dependent upon several factors, beginning with how long a lesson or course is expected to run (in minutes), your comfort-level using Adobe Captivate, access to resources, and the amount of support available to you.
We've created a calculator (developed entirely within Adobe Captivate 7 and published as a PDF) that will help you estimate the level of effort necessary to create eLearning content.
To use the tool, simply plug in how many minutes you'd like your finished eLearning lesson to be, answer a few questions, and our calculator will determine your level of effort!
Click here to download the Adobe Captivate Production Calculator for FREE!
Note: To use the calculator, you will need the free Adobe Reader (version 9 or newer) and the Adobe Flash Player. Since the calculator is Flash-based, it will not work on devices that do not support Adobe Flash (such as the iPad).
Thank you for creating this... I only wish I could tryit. I've downloaded the file onto my Windows 7 computer. I have the latest versions of Adobe Reader (11.0.05) and Adobe Acrobat XI Pro (11.0.5), and Adobe Flash (11.9.900.170). But the downloaded e-learning estimator does not work. I see a blank file and an alert message that reads " To view the Flash technology content in this PDF file, please install the required Flash Player." Can you provide any guidance.
Posted by: Sara Carpenter | January 04, 2014 at 10:27 AM
If you don't have the newest Adobe Reader and Flash Player, the page will open as a blank sheet of paper. Upgrade both the Reader and Player applications from Adobe first and then try opening the Calculator.
Also, with the file open, visit the File menu and save the PDF to your desktop. Then open it from there using Reader 10 or newer.
Posted by: AJ | January 09, 2014 at 11:35 AM