Adobe Edge Animate CC

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Course Description

Adobe Edge Animate CC is a motion graphics creation tool for the web.  Using Edge Animate, you can create animation and interactivity to produce visuals such as banner ads, slideshows, animations, and other forms of rich media. 

In this course, we are going to discuss the importance of Adobe Edge Animate CC in the creation and design of animation and interaction on the web today.  We'll also explore when and how you should use Edge Animate, as well as how it can be used in conjunction with other Adobe programs.   Once you're familiar with the purpose of the program, we'll delve into the features of the program itself, teaching you step-by-step how to use it to create stunning visuals, animations, and complex interaction.

As part of this course, you'll learn how to:

·    Create a new composition, then create elements and basic text

·    Import bitmap and vector images

·    Edit the properties of an element

·    Add keyframes to a composition to animate an element

·    Adding and animating element effects, such as drop shadows

·    Using the Pin tool to create animations

·    Veiling and unveiling elements on the Stage

·    Editing the duration of an animation – or a composition

·    Creating a fade

·    Applying eases

·    Using the Clipping tool

·    Creating and working with symbols

·    Creating interaction in a composition, such as rollover effects and clickable buttons

·    Adding JavaScript and working with the Code panel

·    Using labels as references

·    Publishing a composition

·    And more

This course was designed to teach you how to successfully use Edge Animate, no matter if you have ever used the program before or not.  Both the beginner and seasoned user can benefit from this course, starting with the basics of the program including navigation and continuing on to more advanced features.  You do not need to have access to Edge Animate to take or complete this course. However, it is recommended.  Please note that a 30 day free trial of Edge Animate CC is available on the Adobe website.

Course Requirements

This course will not require you to have previous experience in any particular area but you should have the following:

- Adobe Edge Animate CC (recommended) *
- a high school reading level.

No books will be required.
*students interested can download the free trial version of the current version of  Adobe Edge Animate CC for this course. 

Course Goals

Lesson 1: Introduction to Adobe Edge Animate CC

Lesson 2: Getting Started with Adobe Edge Animate CC

Lesson 3: Creating Motion using Keyframes

Lesson 4: Importing and Creating Elements

Lesson 5: Continuing to Work with Elements

Lesson 6: Creating Animation

Lesson 7: Exploring Animation Options

Lesson 8: Working with Symbols

Lesson 9: Creating Interactive Compositions

Lesson 10: Creating Interaction in Edge Animate Part II

Lesson 11: Publishing Your Composition

Lesson 12: Creating a Responsive Design

Lesson 13: Course Project: Creating an Interactive Slideshow

Course Materials

All course material will be provided in the lessons and netlinks. There are no required materials to purchase before taking the class. In order to fully benefit from this course, though, you do need access to Adobe Edge Animate.

Grading Policy

Each lesson will include a lesson review exam along with an assignment. Students will successfully complete this course by mastering all learning outcomes with 70% or higher overall grade.

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Demonstrate creating motion using keyframes.
  • Demonstrate importing and creating elements.
  • Demonstrate creating and using animation.
  • Demonstrate working with symbols.
  • Create interactive compositions.
  • Demonstrate publishing your composition.
  • Demonstrate creating a responsive design.
  • Demonstrate your knowledge in the course project, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
Assignment 11
Exam 110
Assignment 21
Exam 210
Assignment 31
Exam 310
Assignment 41
Exam 410
Assignment 51
Exam 510
Assignment 61
Exam 69
Assignment 71
Exam 710
Assignment 81
Exam 810
Assignment 91
Exam 910
Assignment 101
Exam 1010
Assignment 111
Exam 1110
Assignment 121
Exam 129
Final Exam60
Total Points:190

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