Easily Add Flash Interactions to eLearning

Category: eLearning Tools Published on 16 Feb, 2011 Tags: , , , , , ,
eLearning Brothers Templates and Interactions

Don’t worry: no Flash is required. You don’t need to know how to program in Flash, and you don’t even need to own Flash software.

You just need to head to eLearningInteractions.com and use the intuitive online tool. Once online, you are five steps away from having a beautiful Flash file (.SWF) to insert into your elearning.

  1. Click to launch the eLearning Interaction Builder.
  2. Choose a training activity template (from more than 70 like glossaries, process maps, pyramids or games).
  3. Add text, images and audio.
  4. Choose a theme (lots of colors and patterns, or make your own).
  5. Download the .swf file.

It’s really far too simple for what you get: amazing looking Flash activities for your elearning that add interaction and fun for your learners.

eLearning Interactions comes from the eLearning Brothers, Andrew and Shawn Scivally. They also offer elearning templates and custom Articulate skins as well as blog posts and good-natured ninja-tastic attitudes.

The interactions builder kicks out a Flash AS2 file, which easily scales to fit into your PowerPoint or your authoring tools. The games can be used in classroom training too. Since Captivate 5 has, questionably, limited support to AS3 only, these ineractions are not for Captivate 5, but they work great with Captivate 4, Articulate, Atlantic Link, and others.

eLearning Interactions Screen Shots

For a nice, quick tutorial, watch their screenr video that shows the simple steps that result in awesome elearning interactions: http://screenr.com/y0F.

Eric Matas

Author: Eric Matas

Eric is the Managing Editor of eLW Mag. He works as an elearning specialist focused on iPad apps and media strategy. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and their five children.

 


Comments
  • Gene K.
    February 23, 2011 8:51 am   Reply

    Graphics, as visual aids, are a huge part of any learning process, and considering the environment in which elearning is used (business/corporate areas that are heavily reliant on quick, cognizant approaches to learning), visual aids are vital to a successful elearning campaign. Flash player is a great example of a platfrom designed to increase visual aids in a presentation. However, there are new platforms and transformations within the industry, though, that may make it easier to find and produce these graphics. To learn more about these new platforms, I intend on attending an e learning conference such as the Summit upcoming in Washington D.C. If you are interested, see the link for a list of speakers/sessions to seen there.

    • Eric Matas Eric Matas
      February 23, 2011 9:52 am   Reply

      Gene – what is the summit? Do you have a link?

  • Caleb
    February 23, 2011 9:44 am   Reply

    Awesome!


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