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Open source or hosted?

February 23, 2019

When you get started using Adapt, whether as a freelancer, agency, internal team or a company looking to procure custom e-Learning. You will have to make a conscious choice whether you will use the open source version or a hosted version. The two versions are quite different in how they operate so it ' s important to make the decision that is right for you. What is the open source version? The open source version is the version advertised on the official Adapt website . It consists of two parts…

Adapt Project Plugin Checklist

December 29, 2018

This blog post continues from my previous post where I outlined how plugins allow great customization within an open source platform , however without proper curation you risk having clients who feel disconnected from the plugin choice process and feel uninvolved from their own project. I thought the best way to solve this issue was to create a resources, the Adapt Project Plugin Checklist (APPC). As much as there is already a great community of open source developers there has been very little…

The Plugin Paradox

November 30, 2018

As I've been starting out with Adapt Freelancer and working with my first clients to introduce them to Adapt I've been running into a problem. It's part of a paradox that I've had in the last four years of being actively engaged in an open source community which enables the creation and sharing of plugins. How do you enhance client choice without compromising on the quality of their experience? OK, this isn't technically a paradox but it turns out alliteration is pretty good clickbait. Sorry…

Make your Adapt course fun in five minutes

September 27, 2018

I had a recent project where the client was looking for something that would make the content not only more engaging, but also add a sense of fun. I knew it would be a great project to start using something that I had wanted to try for a long time in a project, CSS animations. CSS animations are elements on the page that can animate in or out of view. I had previously used this as a design affordance for sidebars that slide in or out of view but it can also be applied to the content itself. The…

Adapt Learning - offering the third way

August 23, 2018

When searching for a modern E-Learning authoring tool that meets the needs of your learners Adapt really ticks all the boxes. It creates beautiful, fully responsive content that works on any device in a matter of minutes. It is supported and maintained by industry leading e-learning companies such as Kineo, Learning Pool and SpongeUK to name but a few . The core product is being constantly updated with new features, in the last 12 months alone language translations and xAPI support have been…