Convert your Flash based courses to HTML5

If you have a lot of legacy Flash based courses you know that they cannot be accessed on tablets and smartphones. Your Flash courses are now largely restricted to desktops but it doesn’t have to be that way. Get the most from your investment in Flash courses by converting them to HTML5. The HTML5 format is highly flexible and versatile and HTML5 based courses can be easily accessed on all mobile devices.

Why it makes sense to convert Flash based courses to HTML5

Since HTML5 is compatible with all current browsers and advanced mobile devices, it makes sense to convert your current Flash based courses. Most eLearning authoring tools, including Lectors, Articulate Storyline, and Adobe Captivate, allow courses to be created and modified in HTML5 fast. HTML5, unlike Flash, has no need of plugins to access audio and video. It’s a versatile tool that brings interactivity to your online courses, while allowing them to be easily accessed on a variety of desktop and mobile devices.

Analyzing existing Flash content

Before conversion and storyboarding, we need to consider which authoring tool to use for the job. This depends on which course elements will be used, such as a table of contents, the actual design and the menu. Flash interactivities and animations will be categorized to help us decide whether they should be recreated using Authoring tools or by adding JavaScript to make the course HTML5 compatible.


Before beginning the storyboard, we study the requirements of the course and which devices it will be likely to be deployed on. The screen size, mobile device specifications, desktop, and laptop display, plus the type of learning, are considered in depth. Finally, different strategies are examined as we start the storyboarding process. A design strategy is then created for the Flash based content after it is extracted from the original course.

Authoring Tools

Authoring tools are invaluable in converting Flash courses to HTML5. They can be used to retain the interactivity of the Flash content while converting the course to HTML5. Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate and Lectora are some of the rapid authoring tools used to help in the conversion process.

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