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Creating assessment templates

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Video: Creating assessment templates

In this lesson, we are going to create an assessment template. We are going to modify an existing template that we built in an earlier chapter to include assessment slides. Let's open that file now. Open the file called Chapter 11.cptl. This file already has a welcome slide, a video slide, and a recording slide placeholder. Our assessments that we will build, will probably have the welcome slide and then either the recording or the video.

Creating assessment templates

In this lesson, we are going to create an assessment template. We are going to modify an existing template that we built in an earlier chapter to include assessment slides. Let's open that file now. Open the file called Chapter 11.cptl. This file already has a welcome slide, a video slide, and a recording slide placeholder. Our assessments that we will build, will probably have the welcome slide and then either the recording or the video.

Having both of these in place gives you some flexibility later. If you don't need the recording slide, well, you can just delete it. If you don't need the video, you can do the same thing. I would like to add some question slides now to this project. We can do it by simply inserting new placeholder slides. Right-click on slider number 3 and then choose Insert > Placeholder Slides > Question Slide Placeholder. You'll see that there's a key command there. On the Macintosh it's Option+Q. This is one of those key commands you will probably want to remember.

We will insert that Questions Slide Placeholder now. I would like to insert four more and I'll use my keyboard command to do it. Option+Q, Option+Q, Option+Q and Option+Q. Now I have five question slides that follow the simulation recording and the video. I also need to create a master slide for those question slides. Switch to the master slide view if you don't have it available in the Timeline. You can get the Master Slide view under the Window menu and choose Master Slide.

From the Master Slide view, right- click and choose Insert > Master Slide. We now need the background to go on to the master slide. We could choose Insert Image but I would like to use the Library to do that. Switch to the Library panel, select the Images folder, and then we'll import into the Images folder. In your Chapter 11 folder in the Images folder, you'll see HandPQuizBackground.png. Select that now.

This is now been added to the Library. We can drag it on to the stage to complete our master slide. Select and drag. Now we have our quiz master slide and our normal presentation master slide. Having made these changes, let's save the project. We are going to call this Chapter 11_d.cptl. It's important that you do not change the extension of this file.

Having created this file, now I can save myself some time when I'm creating new assessments. All I need to do is to create a new project from this template and I have got my slides in place, my simulation recording in place, and my video to be able to build my new training.

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Captivate 5 Essential Training

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  1. 2m 14s
    1. Welcome
      59s
    2. Using the exercise files
      36s
    3. Updates for Captivate 5.5
      39s
  2. 10m 18s
    1. Captivate 101
      5m 4s
    2. Understanding presentation basics
      2m 45s
    3. E-learning in a nutshell
      2m 29s
  3. 16m 34s
    1. Exploring Captivate's interface
      3m 59s
    2. Using the Classic workspace
      3m 31s
    3. Using the Navigation workspace
      3m 13s
    4. Setting application preferences
      5m 51s
  4. 1h 6m
    1. Starting from scratch
      2m 51s
    2. Creating a master page
      3m 47s
    3. Adding slide text
      8m 29s
    4. Checking spelling
      3m 10s
    5. Adding shapes
      8m 25s
    6. Adding images
      7m 31s
    7. Aligning and distributing objects
      7m 42s
    8. Using object styles
      9m 2s
    9. Finishing and previewing the project
      6m 7s
    10. Using Free Rotation in Captivate 5.5
      1m 57s
    11. Building with gradients
      4m 43s
    12. Adding shadows
      2m 56s
  5. 53m 39s
    1. Importing Photoshop files
      9m 33s
    2. Importing animations
      9m 0s
    3. Creating slideshows
      6m 10s
    4. Taking advantage of libraries
      9m 32s
    5. Using widgets
      7m 0s
    6. Importing PowerPoint presentations on a Mac
      8m 5s
    7. Importing PowerPoint presentations on a Windows computer
      2m 18s
    8. Understanding the Captivate exchange
      2m 1s
  6. 31m 14s
    1. Touring the Timeline
      5m 19s
    2. Adjusting timing
      4m 36s
    3. Adding transitions to objects
      3m 46s
    4. Animating using effects
      7m 55s
    5. Animating text
      3m 50s
    6. Zooming for emphasis
      5m 48s
  7. 53m 44s
    1. The recording environment
      33s
    2. Adding background audio
      4m 25s
    3. Adding audio to an object
      4m 23s
    4. Recording and adding voice-overs
      5m 1s
    5. Editing audio in Captivate
      7m 6s
    6. Splitting audio among slides
      6m 22s
    7. Adding video to a slide
      7m 9s
    8. Importing slide video
      4m 33s
    9. Synchronizing video
      7m 36s
    10. Creating closed captions
      6m 36s
  8. 49m 6s
    1. Adding buttons
      7m 56s
    2. Adding click areas
      4m 59s
    3. Adding rollover images
      5m 20s
    4. Highlighting objects
      6m 44s
    5. Adding rollover slidelets
      8m 2s
    6. Adding pop-up captions
      4m 38s
    7. Adding text areas
      7m 40s
    8. Creating branching presentations
      3m 47s
  9. 15m 11s
    1. Revisiting libraries
      1m 38s
    2. Sharing assets
      2m 41s
    3. Creating project templates
      6m 50s
    4. Using project templates
      4m 2s
  10. 31m 57s
    1. Preparing simulations
      3m 35s
    2. Preparing to record
      5m 35s
    3. Recording simulations
      4m 46s
    4. Editing simulations
      8m 55s
    5. Adjusting click-through trainings
      9m 6s
  11. 39m 6s
    1. Understanding assessment basics
      1m 53s
    2. Setting up a quiz
      6m 56s
    3. Understanding question types
      8m 22s
    4. Creating custom short-answer questions
      3m 28s
    5. Assessing software simulations
      5m 25s
    6. Pooling and randomizing questions
      6m 55s
    7. Using the new quiz features
      2m 46s
    8. Utilizing the new quiz templates
      3m 21s
  12. 22m 32s
    1. Managing quizzes
      1m 28s
    2. Reporting results
      4m 43s
    3. Using Acrobat.com as a learning management system
      3m 48s
    4. Getting reports from Acrobat.com
      7m 26s
    5. Generating SCORM-compliant output
      2m 4s
    6. Creating assessment templates
      3m 3s
  13. 9m 12s
    1. Introducing skins
      53s
    2. Editing playback controls
      4m 1s
    3. Creating a table of contents
      4m 18s
  14. 15m 3s
    1. Initiating a project review
      3m 59s
    2. Reviewing a project
      5m 58s
    3. Collecting reviewer comments
      5m 6s
  15. 35m 55s
    1. Securing a project
      6m 28s
    2. Rescaling a project
      3m 11s
    3. Sharing a project
      3m 13s
    4. Publishing a project
      10m 57s
    5. Setting up Flash player security
      3m 28s
    6. Exporting to Flash CS5
      3m 7s
    7. Exporting to video for YouTube and iOS
      5m 31s
  16. 29s
    1. Parting thoughts and goodbye
      29s

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