Are You Ready?
We’re getting close to the official end of Flash, and while Adobe plans to end their support to Flash on 2020, there’s no telling how soon browsers will pull the plug. Have you started converting your Flash courses to HTML5?
While this technological storm is slow-moving and won’t arrive for another year, there are plenty of organizations who have not started their transition. How do we know? Because we talk to learning managers, content owners, and training managers who have libraries full of Flash e-learning content and Flash elements.
To be clear—converting courses to HTML5 won’t happen with the click of a button. That’s right; there is no easy button. Whether you’re updating courses using a new version of an authoring tool or recreating new content using new tools, these things take time, and time is running out.
The Time Is Now
If you haven’t started planning for the conversion of your old Flash courses, start now. Whether it’s just a handful of content or a full library, begin your plan of action, so you don’t have to put out fires once the storm arrives. Contact us for a full consultation and check out the following resources below to help you evaluate your Flash conversion needs.
If my course was created on Adobe Captivate, Articulate Studio, or Articulate Storyline, can I just republish my old content in a new version of the tool?
Not everything in your content will render the same when published to HTML5. Unfortunately, many interactions built with the older tools are not completely supported by HTML 5. Similarly, not all browsers support the same set of HTML5 elements.
How much testing should I performed for the newly created content once we eliminate Flash?
Once you republish the content in a new tool, you will need to do a significant amount of testing in multiple browsers. Depending on the results of your testing you may need to redevelop parts of your new course.