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December 31st Flash is Going Away! Learn How this Impacts Your eLearning Courses.

flash is going away eLearning courses what you need to know

Newsflash! Flash is going away!

On December 31st, 2020, Adobe is ending support for Flash, and anything that uses this program will no longer work. If you have any eLearning courses created with Flash, they will become obsolete at the end of the year.

What does this mean for you?

You have two months left to convert your eLearning courses to HTML5 and re-publish them!

Let's walk through what that looks like together!

Choosing Which Courses to Save

Whether you have put out one course or 100 courses, you need to choose which ones are worth saving and which ones aren't.

If, for instance, you created an eLearning course back in 2010 about how to use a tech program that doesn't exist today, that one isn't worth saving. However, you can go through those old courses and save sections, images, graphics, etc. that could be repurposed later.

If you have recently put out a course or have evergreen content, you should add that course to your converting to-do list. Converting the files from Flash to HTML5 is a much cheaper option than spending the time and money re-creating the course from scratch.

Updating elearning Course Material

Before you convert your course, this is the perfect time to update your material. We suggest going through all the courses you have decided to save and:

  1. Remove outdated content

  2. Double-check hyperlinks

  3. Update statistics

  4. Add necessary additional content

  5. Create links to other courses or content

  6. Split long courses into mini-modules

  7. And more!

Updating large amounts of content can be challenging, especially in the short window of time left. We suggest creating a schedule for yourself with distinctive milestones, so you don’t get overwhelmed.

Once everything has been updated, it is time to convert!

Converting Your eLearning Course Content

Depending on which platform you originally created the course, it will likely determine your conversion action. In some cases, you will be able to update your platform from a Flash-based program to a non-flash-based program.

After you convert your content, you will want to double-check everything to make sure that it transferred correctly; this includes adjusting images or fixing minor technical issues.

Once everything is perfect, you can re-publish your content!

Digital Content Creators Can Help

Here at Digital Content Creators, we understand that you live a busy life. You likely don't have the time to spend hours updating and converting your eLearning courses.

We are here to help!

Whether your eLearning course is for employee training or is your primary income source, we have got you covered.

DCC can convert your Flash courses to HTML 5 quickly, seamlessly, and economically.

If you would like to chat with us more about converting your eLearning courses, schedule a consultation with us today!


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