“As per an official announcement made by Adobe, Flash will die off post 2020.”
With Adobe announcing that it will only support Flash player until the end of the year 2020, have you thought what will happen to your Flash-based eLearning content?
There exist several education, gaming and video websites that still use Flash. And with the discontinuance of Flash across all modern web browsers at the end of 2020, it is suggested that the existing Flash content is migrated to any of the new formats, which more prominently includes HTML5, WebGL, WebAssembly, and more. It is safe to say that this change will bring about positive improvements in terms of security, and also give a boost to the battery life of laptops as well as various mobile devices. It will further encourage the content creators to convert their eLearning course material into other open formats, for instance, HTML5, running on all the modern web browsers and providing enhanced learners’ experience and interactivities.
HTML5 has a vast plethora of strengths ranging from flexibility in running on any device to providing universal support. Let us look at few of the tips that you must follow to ensure a smooth conversion of Flash-based content to HTML5:
1. Identify all the courses that need to be migrated
Listing all the courses that you intend to move from Flash or legacy formats to HTML5 should be the primary step.
2. Validation is a must
You must validate all the chosen courses for a smooth conversion, without any delays.
3. Create a priority list
When you are done with deciding on which course material you plan to migrate or convert, you must further prioritize them in the order of your preference/importance.
4. Technology Versus Redesign uplift
It is extremely important for you to decide what approach you adopt for your course materials. You might go for a technology uplift for the recent course materials, but might need to completely redesign the legacy ones. So, you require to adopt a varied approach to segregate the course material and draw up an outline to convert Flash to HTML5 for both technology and design upliftment.
5.Incorporate short-duration course materials
Consider shortening the older, lengthy courses by decreasing the byte size. For a better mobile learning experience, you must evaluate how you can cater to the multi-device support, enhance tutorial performance, and thereafter retain your customers better. Augment the formal learning process by incorporating capabilities and functionalities that effectively run across all tablets and smartphones.
6. Adaptive vs. Responsive designs and tools
You must choose how you want your eLearning content to be displayed. Whether you want the content to have an adaptive design capability or want it to be completely responsive, running across all platforms – desktop or mobile.
7. Inspect for browser support and security updation
Before you finally implement the migration process, make sure you adopt a valid approach and create the impact you need. Also, inspect the entire migration process and update your security policy for better browser support as well.
In order to effectively convert Flash-based content to HTML5, you must keep the aforesaid tips in mind. And if you are on the lookout for professional data experts to take care of your complete migration process, SunTec Digital is the perfect choice. With vast years of experience in Flash to HTML5 conversion, the data experts, at SunTec Digital, can proficiently handle all kinds of Flash to HTML transformations with great efficacy. Drop us a line or two at email@example.com to get started.
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