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MadCap Flare 2021 r2 Introduces Major New Features for Learning & Development Programs and eLearning Content

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New Release:
MadCap Flare 2021 r2

Bridging the Gap Between Technical Authoring and Learning & Development

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Release Summary: Major new updates include new authoring capabilities to create modern, interactive eLearning courses and learning & development programs.

Create Interactive eLearning Courses While Leveraging the Powerful Authoring Capabilities of MadCap Flare

You can now create, manage and build interactive eLearning courses and quizzes with multiple choice or multiple response questions.

Interactive eLearning Courses
MadCap Flare's support for learning and development teams opens up so many more possibilities for collaboration between our Learning Center, Digital Adoption Platform, and Learning Experience Design teams. We cannot wait to use the new features.
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Homer Christensen Flare Designer and Developer | Nestlé Information Technology Learning Center

Quickly Turn Existing Content Into a Quiz or Knowledge Check

Leverage your existing content to quickly create quiz and knowledge check course material.

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A New eLearning Toolbar Makes Creating New eLearning Content Quick and Easy

The new eLearning toolbar ribbon adds controls to create multiple choice or multiple response questions, tests, feedback, and more.

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Use Pre-built Templates to Easily Create eLearning Deliverables

Modern easy-to-use templates means there is no need for programming knowledge or multimedia tool expertise. A Start New Project Wizard allows you to quickly create linear course workflows. Check out our full project template gallery for the latest downloadable project templates.

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Keep Your Learners Engaged with Visual Slideshows, Course Progress Tracking and Much More

Easily add slideshows into your course content as well as custom elements such as course progress tracking and more.

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Randomize Answers, Create Custom Pass and Fail Test Results Pages and Limit the Number of Test Attempts

Several options are available when creating tests, including the ability to randomize answers, assign a passing score, customize test result pages showing quiz results and limit the number of test attempts.

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Publish Content to Your Learning Management System (LMS) or Learning Record Store (LRS)

Looking to streamline content creation? You can generate SCORM-compliant (SCORM 2004, 1.2) and xAPI-compliant (Tin Can) content directly from MadCap Flare to upload to any external LMS or LRS.

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The time-saving capabilities of content reuse, combined with the ability to create SCORM and xAPI-compliant content opens up so many possibilities for anyone creating eLearning and training content.
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Andrea Maliska Founder | Rebel Learn LLC

Embed Any Kind of Web-based Content or Multimedia Into Your eLearning Content including Instructor Videos, Articulate Course Content and More

You can embed special content such as videos, full web pages or documents into course content using an IFrame element.

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Maximize Efficiency and Reuse eLearning Elements Across Projects and Teams

MadCap Flare makes it easy to reuse eLearning elements such as text, images, videos and audio from one source location.

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Customize the Look of Your eLearning Content

You can completely control and edit the look of your eLearning content using several design controls such as the eLearning Toolbar skin for navigation controls, the project stylesheet for how questions appear in different types of output, as well as a new Test Results skin to customize the design of your test results page.

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Publish Responsive HTML5 Websites and PDFs for Multiple Audiences from a Single Source

Publish your course content to responsive HTML5 for interactive course materials and PDFs for printed student and teacher guides, all from a single source.

Responsive HTML5 Websites and PDFs

Plus, Enhanced Automated Build Publishing via Command Line

Easily automate the publishing of your content with new support for passing credentials through command line using madbuild.

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Learn More About the Powerful New eLearning Capabilities in MadCap Flare

  • Create interactive courses with multiple choice or multiple response questions
  • Create tests using HTML5 Output
  • Assign a passing score
  • Randomize answers
  • Customize pass and fail test results pages
  • Limit the number of test attempts
  • Track courses with an external LMS using xAPI (Tin Can), SCORM 2004, SCORM 1.2
  • Track based on the test score or course completion
  • Include questions with an option to mark correct answers in PDF output
  • Insert an iFrame element to use external multimedia for output
MadCap Software's support for the learning and development space provides a lot of value to us. The ease of adding quizzes and knowledge checks directly into our online sites, and the ability to export portions of our portal into actual SCORM courses, will help us take our content reuse efforts to a new level. We can already identify multiple ways we'll leverage it.
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Victoria Clarke Instructional Designer | Oil and Gas Industry

Watch the Video Series

Intro to Learning and Development video
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Part 3 of 10: Creating eLearning Content
Part 4 of 10: Updating a TOC for eLearning
Part 5 of 10: Single-Sourcing eLearning Content
Part 6 of 10: Navigation and Design for eLearning
Part 7 of 10: Creating and Developing Targets for eLearning
Part 8 of 10: PDF Output for eLearning
Part 9 of 10: Building, Viewing, and Publishing eLearning Output
Part 10 of 10: Integrating eLearning Output with an LMS

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Previous Releases

2021 release:
April 2021

  • New Markdown Import
  • New Layout Resizer Provides an Entirely New Level of Responsive Design Handling and Control
  • Table and Image Support for Cloud-based Reviews in MadCap Central
  • Redesigned Start Page
  • PDF Universal Access Support
  • FrameMaker® 2020 Import

2020 r3 release:
December 2020

  • Browser Content Display Updated to Use New Chromium

2020 r2 release:
October 2020

  • New Micro Content Styles Allow You to Customize the Look of Your Micro Content Search Results, Context-sensitive Help Calls and More
  • Major New Enhancements to List Creation and Management, Including Definition Lists
  • Style Your Variables in Both the XML Editor and Your Published Content
  • MadCap Connect for Salesforce® Publishing Enhancements
  • MadCap Connect for Zendesk® Publishing Enhancements
  • Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA) and Tables Azure DevOps Source Control Support

2020 release:
May 2020

  • Micro Content Authoring Adds New Enhancements for Improved User Experience
  • Host and Publish Secure Private Output with Password Protected User Access in MadCap Central
  • Creating API Documentation Has Never Been Easier: Now Add Code Snippets with Syntax Highlighting in Dozens of Coding Languages
  • Publish Your Single-Sourced Content to ServiceNow® with the MadCap Connect Plugin
  • Major Enhancements to Find and Replace: Find Text and Find Elements Authoring Improvements with Collapse and Expand Tags in the XML Editor
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2019 r2 release:
October 2019

  • Converting Microsoft® Word Files Has Never Been Easier with Effortless Drag and Drop and a Completely Redesigned Import Wizard
  • Drag and Drop Any File Directly Into Flare for Simplified Content Import
  • Improve Your Documentation and Customer Satisfaction with Business Intelligence and Data Analytics on Your Output
  • Direct Publishing from Flare to MadCap Central
  • Patent Pending Responsive Content Personalization Based on Device and Format
  • Now Import Atlassian Confluence® Files
  • Zendesk® Publishing Enhancements
  • Accessibility Improvements for HTML5 Output
  • FrameMaker® 2019 Import Support

2019 release:
April 2019

  • Micro Content Authoring Powers Search, Feeds Chatbots, Enhances Virtual & Augmented Reality Applications, and More
  • Publish Flare Content Directly to Zendesk
  • CSS Variables Reduce Clutter, Save Time and Ensure Consistency in Your Stylesheets
  • User Interface Localized in Chinese
  • Enhancements for Elasticsearch
  • User Interface Improvements
  • Redesigned Start Page for Easy Access to Recent Projects, Pinned Favorites and More
  • Updated Project Library and Templates

2018 r2 release:
october 2018

  • Source Control Enhancements for Git, Including Branch Merging and Revert Commit Support
  • Security Improvements for HTML5 Output
  • jQuery 3.3.1 Support for Online Outputs
  • Bind Your MadCap Central Projects Securely Using the HTTPS or SSH Protocol

2018 r1 release:
may 2018

  • New Cloud-based Editing with MadCap Central for Streamlined Contribution and Review
  • Extend Your Search with Powerful Elasticsearch for HTML5 Output
  • The Power of MadCap Analyzer Is Now Built Into MadCap Flare
  • A New Side Navigation HTML5 Output for Improved SEO and User Experience
  • MadCap Connect for Salesforce® Improvements, Including Support for Multiple Languages and Salesforce® Lightning
  • Enhanced User Experience with Automatically Synchronized TOCs
  • New Support for SharePoint 2016, SharePoint 365 and Team Foundation Server 2018
  • MadCap Mimic and MadCap Capture Now Bundled Free with MadCap Flare

2017 r3 release:
october 2017

  • New Style Inspector to View and Edit Your CSS Properties
  • UI Enhancements for the Stylesheet Editor, Previews and More
  • Advanced Microsoft® Excel Import
  • Text Analysis for Readability, Average Sentence Length and More
  • Thesaurus Support
  • New Responsive Top Navigation Templates

2017 r2 release:
May 2017

  • Salesforce® Integration
  • Google Search Integration for Custom Search Engine (CSE)
  • Faster Compile Times
  • Top Navigation and User Experience Enhancements
  • FrameMaker® 2017 Import Support
  • Favicon Support for HTML5 Outputs

2017 r1 release:
January 2017

  • MadCap Central Integration for Powerful Cloud-based Content Management
  • Live Dynamic Preview Window for Your Output Including Print, HTML5 and More
  • Pin Your Variables for Quick and Easy Access
  • All-New Clean XHTML Output
  • Associate Conditions and File Tags to New Files
  • Microsoft® Word Equations Converted to MathML on Import
  • Synchronization of Topic Title and TOC Entries