18 episodes

The Adapt Tips podcast is an Adapt Learning community podcast hosted by Simon Date and Chuck Lorenz. In each episode we invite on a guest or talk ourselves about a certain topic related to Adapt.

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The Adapt Tips podcast is an Adapt Learning community podcast hosted by Simon Date and Chuck Lorenz. In each episode we invite on a guest or talk ourselves about a certain topic related to Adapt.

    Branded Products (Ft. Kat Rose and Mark Baldwin)

    Branded Products (Ft. Kat Rose and Mark Baldwin)

    In this episode of The Adapt Tips Podcast, Simon talks to Kat Rose and Mark Baldwin from Eggu.

    We discuss the styling options available in Adapt, the steps that are required to coordinate between client, designer and developer, and the benefits that good accessibility brings to everyone.
    If you liked this episode please let us know! Email us at: podcast@adapt.tips We're also always looking for new guests so you can also email if you'd like to appear yourself.

    • 21 min
    Theme development (Ft. Matt Horton)

    Theme development (Ft. Matt Horton)

    In this episode of The Adapt Tips Podcast, Simon talks to Matt Horton from We Know Training about the process that a  larger size e-learning agency goes through to create themes in Adapt for their clients.

    We discuss the styling options available in Adapt, the steps that are required to coordinate between client, designer and developer, and the benefits that good accessibility brings to everyone.
    If you liked this episode please let us know! Email us at: podcast@adapt.tips We're also always looking for new guests so you can also email if you'd like to appear yourself.

    • 29 min
    xAPI (Ft. Steve Rick)

    xAPI (Ft. Steve Rick)

    In this episode of The Adapt Tips Podcast, Simon talks to Steve Rick from The ECITB about how they're using Adapt to create xAPI content for their Learning Record Store.

    We discuss the benefits of xAPI, how they deploy it for their customers and the sort of decisions they are hoping to be able to make from the data they collect.
    If you liked this episode please let us know! Email us at: podcast@adapt.tips We're also always looking for new guests so you can also email if you'd like to appear yourself.

    • 26 min
    The UI Kit announcement

    The UI Kit announcement

    In this episode of The Adapt Tips Podcast, we're making an announcement of a product that we have been working on for at least a year and are ready to start selling to the Adapt community in the next few weeks - The Adapt Tips UI Kit.

    The UI Kit is an Adobe XD template that we have created to enable designers to quickly and accurately create prototypes of Adapt themes.

    We were inspired to create this product from the experiences we had working with designers who didn't have the familiarity we did with Adapt. They didn't know what components and extensions were available and came with Adapt out-of-the-box. They didn't know which theme changes could be achieved in seconds and which would take hours. We believe that this product will solve these issues by replicating the layout and structure of Adapt.

    Designers can drag and drop components onto a page to create a prototype Adapt course in minutes. They can access the colour picker and change any of the colours of the theme and see their change cascade throughout the whole course. Adobe XD exposes all the colour variables picked, so once the prototype is complete and signed off internally and by the client, the developer will be able to jump in straight away.

    If you are interested in finding out more about the UI Kit Simon will be presenting it live at the IDTX conference on the 8th of March at 11:45 am GMT / 7:45 am EST. You can sign up for the event for free here.
    If you liked this episode please let us know! Email us at: podcast@adapt.tips

    • 7 min
    Teaching Adapt at university level (Ft. Laura Leonard)

    Teaching Adapt at university level (Ft. Laura Leonard)

    In this episode of The Adapt Tips Podcast, Simon talks to Laura Leonard. Laura is a freelance Instructional Designer and eLearning developer who teaches an eLearning module for learners studying the Masters in Interactive Digital Media (MSc) at Griffith College in Dublin.

    Laura shares why Adapt was the chosen Authoring Tool of choice for first-time authors, why they choose to have every student install the Authoring Tool locally on their own computer and some examples of projects that students have completed.
    MSc in Interactive Digital MediaLiving Abroad Guide (a student project)Laura LeonardIf you liked this episode please let us know! Email us at: podcast@adapt.tips

    • 22 min
    Adapt's place in the market (Ft. Tom McDowall)

    Adapt's place in the market (Ft. Tom McDowall)

    In this episode of The Adapt Tips Podcast, Chuck and Simon talk to Tom McDowall. Tom is the owner of Evolve Learning Design, a member of the eLearning Network's board of directors and host of the IDTX conference and the iDeas podcast. In October 2020, Tom created a video guide covering how to install the Adapt Authoring Tool on a computer. It was a very popular video with over 4,500 views and 95 likes.

    We discuss whether Adapt is a high-end authoring tool or a budget tool. Adapt is the most configurable authoring tool allowing developers to tinker and configure to their heart's content. At the same time, Adapt is totally free to use and download and thus, often gets on the radar of individuals who are looking to break into e-learning and create their first portfolio piece. We consider the duality of its position in the market and how e-learning teams should think about Adapt.

    Tom shares his thought process for which sort of projects might, and might not, be best suited for Adapt. We compare Adapt to some other popular authoring tools, even finding some funny car analogies.
    Tom's Linkedin pageWatch Tom's 3 part series covering the Adapt Authoring ToolEvolve Learning design websiteIf you liked this episode please let us know! Email us at: podcast@adapt.tips

    • 26 min

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