For a long time, Flash has been the most prevalent format for e-learning courses. It offered everything any content designer could wish for: visual impact, animation and movement, and interactive features. But over the years it has become obsolete and the main browsers are no longer offering support for this technology. Bye bye, Flash.

This is why many companies, which have most of their know-how in a Flash format, now face the need to transfer that content to an HTML format, the format that is currently most widely used and compatible with all devices and browsers. 

Luckily, HTML web programing has evolved by leaps and bounds in recent years and provides sensational results in terms of visual effects and user experience. 

It’s a fact: HTML beats Flash.

In addition to the reasons mentioned above, we will now see some important reasons why Flash is no longer effective for your e-learning courses.

 

 

1. Browsers are going to stop reproducing this format.

Until now, most browsers could be configured to play Flash content, without any hassle. But this will soon be history, as the main browsers, such as Chrome and Mozilla have announced that their next versions will no longer play content in this format, from the year 2020 onward.

2. Easily restructured for different HTML devices

Courses in a Flash format have been designed for computers. Although they can be opened on smartphones and tablets (unless they are Apple, since this brand never played the format), they are not optimized for this. First of all, they are not ‘responsive’, in other words, the content doesn’t adapt to the different screens (horizontal on the computer, vertical on a smartphone). 

As opposed to Flash, HTML allows us to restructure different course elements (texts, images, other resources), adapting them to phone or tablet screens, which makes it ideal for any type of device.

3. Obsolete interactivity with Flash 

On the other hand, in Flash, content and interactions are usually designed so that information is displayed as the mouse hovers over these elements. They are not designed for touch screens. 

But, wait a second… phones don’t have mouses! Indeed, we need a format that operates the same way on any type of device, which is something that HTML does perfectly.

4. Inefficient for online learning

An increasing number of users complete e-learning courses on their phones. The Flash format creates a lot of issues, such as slow loading and excessive battery consumption, making it very inefficient. In short, they consume more resources than courses developed in an HTML format.

 

 

What can you do to convert your content easily?

Creating an inventory of all the courses in your company currently provided in Flash and planning their transformation to an HTML format can be a daunting task, depending on how you plan it. 

Fortunately, there are signature tools such as isEazy that have been designed to solve your problem. With isEazy, e-learning content is created entirely in HTML, with all the advantages this entails. 

The greatest advantage over other tools is that it doesn’t require prior technical knowledge, since it is very intuitive and user-friendly.

Save on costs and avoid any delays that may result from outsourcing this service. Entrust the task to your in-house trainers who have first-hand knowledge of the content they are working with. Switch to isEazy and modernize your courses before they stop working.

 

Happy e-learning!