Adobe eLearning Suite is a collection of applications made by Adobe Systems for learning professionals, instructional designers, training managers, content developers, and educators.
The suite allows users to author, manage, and publish interactive instructional information such including screencast demonstrations, simulations, and other interactive content.
The Adobe Flash and Dreamweaver applications included in this Suite are special versions that contain additional features to improve the workflow and integration between the applications. These versions are available only as part of the suite and can not be purchased separately.
Prior to its acquisition by Adobe Systems, Macromedia had a product bundle known as eLearning Suite 2004, which included Flash MX 2004, Dreamweaver MX 2004, and Authorware 7.
eLearning Suite 2 was the first versions to be available for both Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac OS X platforms. Version 1 had only been available for Microsoft Windows.
- eLearning Suite 1 (January 2009), containing Captivate 4, Flash CS4 Professional, Dreamweaver CS4, Presenter 7, Acrobat 9 Pro, Photoshop CS4 Extended, Soundbooth CS4, Device Central CS4, Bridge CS4, and SCORM Packager.
- eLearning Suite 2 (May 2010), containing Captivate 5, Flash Professional CS5, Dreamweaver CS5, Presenter 7 (only for the windows version), Acrobat 9 Pro, Photoshop CS5 Extended, and Soundbooth CS5.
- eLearning Suite 2.5 (May 2011), containing Captivate 5.5, Flash Professional CS5.5, Dreamweaver CS5.5, Photoshop CS5.1 Extended, Acrobat X Pro, Audition CS5.5 (replacing Soundbooth, which had been included in eLS 2), Bridge CS5, Device Central CS5.5, and Presenter 7 (only for the Windows version).
- Adobe Technical Communication Suite
↑ Adobe eLearning Suite FAQ
↑ Authorware FAQ
↑ Captivate 5 and Adobe eLearning Suite 2 launch announcement: Adobe Captivate blog