Convert your Flash-based courses to HTML5
Adobe has announced end-of-life for Flash. What does that mean for all the elearning content you had with you in Flash? Read Adobe’s press release here:
Flash & The Future of Interactive Content
An excerpt from this news : “Specifically, we will stop updating and distributing the Flash Player at the end of 2020 and encourage content creators to migrate any existing Flash content to these new open formats.”
The clock as already started ticking. If you have flash content and have yet to start the conversion to HTML5, then now is the time. Your Flash courses are now largely restricted to desktops and by end of 2020, flash content will not run on desktops as well.
Get the most from your investment in Flash courses by converting them to HTML5. The HTML5 format is highly flexible and versatile, and its courses can be easily accessed on all devices be it a desktop, a tablet or a mobile phone.
Why it makes sense to convert Flash-based courses to HTML5
Since HTML5 is compatible with all modern browsers and mobile devices, it makes sense to convert your current Flash-based courses. Following are the points to consider your content migration from Flash to HTML.
- Rapid growth in the usage of smartphones and tablets: People are browsing more on their mobile devices than on a desktop. Migrating your content to HTML5 will not only increase the accessibility, but it will also become responsive (where required) as per the user device.
- Supports all modern browsers: To view flash content, the user needs to have a Flash plug-in. HTML5 content can be viewed across all modern browsers (Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer), not required any additional plug-in.
- Easy maintenance and customization: HTML5 is an open standard. It provides much better flexibility to eLearning developers for customization, which can reduce the cost of any updates.
- Rich multimedia support: Video and Audio have better support in HTML5. These multimedia elements are easily accessible across all the platforms and browsers.
There’s no choice but to migrate your Flash content to HTML5, and the sooner the better. Let Netsmartz help you convert your courses today!
Process of converting Flash course to HTML 5
Analyzing existing Flash content
Before conversion and storyboarding, we need to consider the method to use for the job. This depends on which course elements will be used, such as a table of contents, the actual design and the menu. Flash inter-activities and animations are categorized to help us decide whether they should be recreated using Authoring tools or by customized HTML5 development.
Before we start creating the storyboard, we study the requirements of the course and explore which devices it will likely to be deployed on. The screen size, mobile device specifications, desktop and laptop display, plus the type of learning, are all considered in depth. Finally, different strategies are examined as we start the storyboarding process. A design strategy is then created for the HTML5 content after it is extracted from the original course.
Authoring tools are invaluable in converting Flash courses to HTML5. Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate and Lectora are some of the rapid authoring tools used to help in the conversion process and we have many years of experience working on these tools.