80 Replies
Mikael Salonen

The fact that SL does not support responsive content and/or mobile adaptation is beginning to be a real problem. I had a meeting with one of our biggest clients today and they stopped all further content development using SL, based on the fact that it is not good enough for mobile devices. We've tried Captiv8 and their "fluid boxes", it's not easy, but you get one version that is fully mobile adapted/responsive. And you have control over where stuff goes in UI.

Darren McNeill

Depends on what they mean by "Not good enough for mobile devices". If the content is going to be viewed on a tablet then lock out the vertical orientation which means the user will need to turn the table to Landscape to view. Regarding Smart phones, no one in their right mind will watch an eLearning module on a Smart device, no matter how good it is, the screen is too small. Videos yes, but not elearning modules. It is not a good experience. Smart phones are usually used to watch learning videos and/ or manage their LMS accounts etc, but clients need to understand the limitations of the over used Responsible and Adaptive terminology...it sounds knowledgeable. We often need to educate the clients first. All modules we produce have a  warning that they are best viewed on PC's or Tablets in landscape orientation. I lock out the portrait modes so they have to take 1 second to view in Landscape mode. No issues to date. This is all coming from the idiots who record video on their phones in portrait mode and do not realize their TVs etc are not in portrait mode....I have no time for that.... I often get those daft videos from people and asked "Can you make it landscape"..... Maybe if they filmed it in landscape in the first place then.....

Mikael Salonen

That's a really narrow perspective, seeing this from the inside out (instead of from the customers POV). Sounds a lot like the older generation telling young people it's useless to watch movies on mobile devices. If you have clients where a lot of the people in the target group do not have a computer you simply have to adapt. The decision to do all development in Rise from now on was not made by an end user but the head of competence development.

I would not be surprised if SL lost a lot of market shares the next few years due to the fact you cannot produce courses adapted for mobile devices.

Darren McNeill

...and you are exhibiting the younger generation habit of not fully reading the text but taking bits to suit your thinking. Read my comment again.... I said E-learning Modules are not watched on Smart phones....I said videos are fine. I watch videos on my iPhone all the time when I travel so I will never tell anyone not to do so... My job is to provide what the user needs, not what I think they need. Also, if the only tool you have is a hammer, you will treat everything as if it was a nail. I have several different applications for creating modules and I adapt them based on the need. I have Captivate, Storyline, Rise, Lectora, Elucidad, Domiknow, several Virtual Tour applications etc and others, and I use what needs to be used to get the work done, and not be restricted by one tool. 60% of my time is creating sets of  short video tutorials as it is the most requested way to learn in our community. Create Video tutorials instead of E-learning Modules if the audience only has smart phones to consume, it would be part of the needs analysis process. Stoyline is only a tool, like the rest. It should not dictate what you are asked to provide. The French have a saying: The egg is trying to tell the chicken what to do...

Chirag Honrao

I am surprised reading the comments on the responsive design requirement over 4 years old now. Yet Articulate is struggling in providing a better solution for responsive design options in Articulate tools. I agree Rise is a good tool to achieve the responsive design, but again the LIMITATIONS of customisation.