Category: Software | Apps

Tool: Zoom Meetings for Collaboration (Desktop / Mobile)

We moved to Zoom last month and loving it. I work with several teams every day brainstorming, reviewing, and focusing on creating new experiences for our audiences. We had been a Webex house for several years and during a recent visit to San Francisco last month saw a billboard with Zoom.US on it and decided to check it out. Wow, it is powerful, what I love in the first couple weeks:

  1. Using an iPad Pro in a meeting with an Apple Pencil to quickly communicate, highlight, sketch or visualize a concept while someone is sharing their screen. Great for quick feedback and communication. Previously, would have to switch presenters, files or take a picture we can now focus on the creative side. (Quick video highlight below demonstrates remote view, while I am drawing on an iPad, viewers can see the highlights, and we can brainstorm the user experience.)
  2. Recording can be automatically saved to your desktop or the cloud and shared immediately.
  3. Quick visual feedback with icons or via chat.
  4. No problem sharing an invite and having first-time users view in their browser or quickly install and video chat with no roadblocks to date (using with several users around the world.)


Design, Create & Explore Learning with Your Mobile Devices #DevLearn Presentation Resource

View and Download a copy of the DevLearn 2016 Presentation. Any questions, feel free to reach out and connect.

Do you feel like you’re not taking advantage of your tablet or smartphone outside of email, text messaging, and a couple apps? Mobile devices can be much more than tools to consume content and conduct conversations. Your mobile device is armed and ready to not only uncover learning opportunities but also help create them.

In this session, you will learn about several amazing apps that will provide new ways for you to explore, learn, and create new content for your learners. The session will examine the various ways you can not only move content on and off your device but also edit it. You will leave this session with new applications, ideas, and approaches to maximize the potential of your best device for learning today!

In this session, you will learn:

  •  How to take advantage of your mobile device
  • New ways to be creative with your tablet and phone
  •  About new apps and tools to add creative splash to your content
  • How to create, edit, and move content on and off your device


Download / Resources for Compressing Audio and Video for Desktop and Mobile Delivery from #trgconf

From Training Magazines 2016 Conference in Orland this week.

Updated with the latest tools, resources and techniques to compress your media for optimal delivery to mobile and desktop devices. This session will provide an overview with everything you need to know about editing, preparing and delivering the highest quality video and audio to your audience. We’ll discuss techniques and interactivity that can be added as well as the latest standards and how you can take advantage of open source, free compression tools, as well as the latest applications for getting the smallest file sizes and the highest quality.

Make the move to the Adobe Creative Cloud

Using Adobe products for the past 20 years, I’ve gotten use to every 12-18 months upgrading to the latest CS build. Over the past couple weeks, I decided to test drive the new Creative Cloud and I was blown away by the experience. As a existing user, I was able to take advantage of special pricing for the first year and then it runs $69 per month. Once you are a member you gain access to the entire creative suite and you can choose which options to install and download. The setup and installation process was painless and easy to complete. 

As you can see below, you get access to the full suite of tools including the new Edge tools which include Preview versions of unreleased HTML5 software tools.