I thought the fading would be solved by right-clicking and choosing bring-to-front, but that didn’t help at all. This article appears to contain a large number of buzzwords. What do you think energy is? Wood, manure and corn can be burned and that is used to make energy. No thanks, I don’t need to stay current on what works in education! TechRepublic has many useful documents, templates, and applications available for download, so be sure to check out our other offerings. This program was frustrating and difficult to use for me.


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Why RoboDemo 5 Sucks

Please note that this review refers to Robodem version 3. Energy can also come from the sun, robodem, heat in the Earth, water and natural things like wood and corn. Version 6, now known as Captivate, is the first fully Macromedia-ized version, and I believe it has been rewritten from the ground up to address many of the issues reported in earlier incarnations. It was extremely easy for teachers who used the products created by the program, however.

Figure E Right-clicking on any frame reveals a menu full of commands. I had hoped to be able to make tutorials for my staff to provide training opportunities that they could refer back to after participating rkbodemo training sessions.

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I also e-mailed it to people when they requested instructions. Click for a detailed ED-u-rate chart. This program was frustrating and difficult to use for me. Both are equally appreciated.


Now, we are going to talk about the sources of energy. That means where energy comes from. Figure C Click the Start button to begin recording. In order to make the proper behavior happen, you have to change the setting for the frame from the default “continue” and hard-wire it to go to the next numbered frame. I installed this on my home computer and then decided to move it rboodemo a work computer.

Personally, I would have liked a little more information in the installation book, just some general information, because I really dislike tutorials.


I enjoy using a program that I can jump right in and get results quickly. Incredibly, their customer support operator told us that, yes, the only way to get Robodemo to actually wait for the user’s interaction is to hard-wire each frame as we were doing. It would take quite a while robocemo generate a similar Flash-based tutorial using screenshots and importing them into Flash to create the movie by hand.

RoboDemo was not built on the Flash platform. I know there was a check box on whether to display the element before or after the mouse click.

Templates can contain elements such as background and caption styles, playback controls, and movie preferences. While I did find a work-around on the discussion boards on the company Web site, it should not be necessary. Air and water pollution also cause problems for animals that live in habitats that are affected. Documentation needs to be provided in written format either in a printed manual or PDF so the user can have it in hand.


I could not figure out how to do what I wanted to do with the instructions provided and became so frustrated with this and technical difficulties I never got a tutorial made. Although it took a little more time to create than a simple word document, the results were worth it. See our idea file.

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Given that this is the first release of the product since they bought the product line, I wouldn’t be surprised if they felt they needed to push a first release out the door quickly. This is a costly program to come with no manual!

Comments Michael, I think they bought RoboDemo from a company called eHelp or maybe they bought the whole company.


Although I could do all this working solely in Flash, it would take forever. RoboDemo, a software program from eHelp Corporation, allows users to create interactive simulations, tutorials, and demonstrations for teacher workshops, online training, instructional technology support, and more. It was merely to point out that, when you build your product with heavy dependencies on a third-party platform, you end up being tied to the way of thinking encouraged by what the platform snapshot affords at the time of your initial development.

Items new teachers needed to take care of online.