The following are a list of upgrades recently added to the Jackdaw e-learning authoring software:
Improved interface with common Copy, Cut and Paste options. Numerous other "ease-of-use" features have been added.
New Scene Wizard makes the selection of new scenes easy.
Import Flash from any application (Captivate, Articulate etc) directly into Jackdaw
Copy text and images to all similar steps/options on a scene to make editing much easier.
Templates made more flexible and number increased.
New Backgrounds added
Search templates usng keyword search.
Copying and Pasting of images and text now incremented.
Add background to text areas and change the colour.
Record Webcam and Audio Narration from within Jackdaw.
Menu added for all the free software you will need to produce e-learning with Jackdaw.
Duplicate Course option added.
Screen preview enlarged.
Refreshing a course in Jackdaw returns the editor to the last screen they were working on.
Copying and pasting of buttons implemented
Version 6 of the software is available for downloading today.
Import PowerPoint: Dynamic PowerPoint slides can be imported seemlessly with the Free AuthorGen download.
Interactive Buttons: interactions can now be placed on image buttons allowing for complete flexibility in creating new templates using xml.
Improved Interface: Home screen cleaner and less resource intensive, the menu is not so intrusive in the room file.
Multi-langauge Support: now accepts full ASCII set of characters (Arabic, Chinese, Russian etc.)
Version 5 of the software is available for downloading today.
Default Templates now contain 250+ scenes
Default thumbnail and background libraries available
Development Menu - now you can preview up to 30 scenes prior to template selection
Scene Preview - increased in size by 50%
Default title bar color - can now match any selected corporate branding.
Simplified Interface - only editable tags are displayed
Courses can contain greater than 100 scenes
Multiple content tags can be added at each step - ideal for charts etc where the labels need to be updated
Help videos on You Tube added unique to each template type
Falling blocks template now scales properly in design time
Checks for up to date room file
Version 4 of the software is available for downloading today.
Image/Video/Presenter tag properties added - images and video can be moved around the screen and resized.
Option to remove Jackdaw Intro.
Load default thumbnail to all course menu items
Load default background added to all scenes
Simplified tag names
Copyright course so they can be used only for your own organization, else bought and sold.
Quizzes editable using Jackdaw interface
Prevention of ampersand in course name removes bug
Prevention of editing properties for the Flash tag
Accessibility description field now added automatically to call text tags
Prevention of deletion of templates course
Addition of revert option to fall back to the previously edited version of each scene
Narrator includes voiceover as well as video.