Breathe New Life Into Your Flash Courses: Converting to HTML5 Made Simple

Jamie Smith
L&D Specialist
Breathe New Life Into Your Flash Courses: Converting to HTML5 Made Simple

Picture this: You’ve spent countless hours developing a comprehensive library of engaging, interactive Flash-based courses for your organization’s employees. But now, with the retirement of Flash, your once-valuable content is at risk of becoming obsolete. Not to worry! Converting your Flash courses to HTML5 is not only possible, but also a wise investment in the future of your training programs. In this blog post, we’ll explore the key points to consider when making the switch, and how Learnexus can help you through the process.

Why Convert to HTML5?

First and foremost, let’s understand why it’s essential to convert your Flash courses to HTML5. HTML5 is the new standard for multimedia content on the web, offering better compatibility, accessibility, and performance than Flash. Major browsers have already stopped supporting Flash, and Adobe officially retired the platform at the end of 2020. An L&D professional from a Fortune 500 company puts it succinctly: ‘Converting to HTML5 is critical for the continued accessibility and effectiveness of our training materials.’

Key Considerations for the Conversion Process

When converting your Flash courses to HTML5, it’s essential to consider these key points:

  1. Content Audit: Review your existing Flash courses to determine which ones are still relevant and worth converting. This is an excellent opportunity to update outdated content, remove redundancies, and improve overall course quality.
  2. Choose the Right Tools: Select the best authoring tools and conversion software for your organization’s specific needs. There are several excellent options available, including Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline, and Lectora Inspire.
  3. Optimize for Mobile: With the increasing use of smartphones and tablets for learning, it’s essential to make sure your HTML5 courses are responsive and mobile-friendly. This ensures a seamless learning experience, regardless of the device being used.
  4. Test and Iterate: After converting your courses, thoroughly test them to ensure they function correctly and meet your organization’s accessibility and usability standards. Use feedback from learners to make any necessary adjustments and improvements.

Partnering with Learnexus for a Smooth Conversion

Converting your Flash courses to HTML5 is an important investment in the future of your organization’s learning and development programs. However, the process can be time-consuming and complex, especially if you lack the in-house expertise to handle the conversion. That’s where Learnexus comes in.

Learnexus is a freelancer marketplace dedicated to Learning & Development, offering an easy way for organizations to find and hire experienced professionals with the specific skill sets needed to convert Flash courses to HTML5. By partnering with Learnexus, you can save time and money while ensuring a smooth, efficient conversion process that meets your organization’s unique needs. As one L&D manager at a leading tech company notes, ‘Working with Learnexus has been a game-changer for our HTML5 conversion project, helping us quickly find and engage the perfect talent to handle our unique requirements.’

Take the leap and convert your Flash courses to HTML5 today, with the help of Learnexus. Your employees – and your bottom line – will thank you.