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Publishing to YouTube

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Video: Publishing to YouTube

In previous versions of Captivate, you did have the ability to publish your projects to YouTube. Of course, they are converted to video, so you lose any interactivity. Quizzes quite often no longer apply in a YouTube video. However, we can work with a shortened version of our volunteer orientation, so if you want to follow along with me, go to your Exercise Files in the Chapter6 folder, and open up Volunteer_orientation_SAMOCA30. As you can see, I've removed some the slides where we had interactive buttons, the quiz is gone, all we have are some informational slides that will use the timings that are already assigned to move from slide to slide, but it will be a video in the end, posted to YouTube.

Publishing to YouTube

In previous versions of Captivate, you did have the ability to publish your projects to YouTube. Of course, they are converted to video, so you lose any interactivity. Quizzes quite often no longer apply in a YouTube video. However, we can work with a shortened version of our volunteer orientation, so if you want to follow along with me, go to your Exercise Files in the Chapter6 folder, and open up Volunteer_orientation_SAMOCA30. As you can see, I've removed some the slides where we had interactive buttons, the quiz is gone, all we have are some informational slides that will use the timings that are already assigned to move from slide to slide, but it will be a video in the end, posted to YouTube.

What's changed here in Captivates 6 is there's one button for doing this that's right on your control panel. So if you're following along with me, click the button Publish to YouTube, and it will generate your slides, just like it does when publishing to other formats, but what's different now is, as you can see, the Adobe Captivate Video Publisher launches, and down here the bottom, you can see it's going to take awhile for our video to be generated. This is for a very small project. Typically, if you have longer projects, and depending on the content, this could take quite awhile.

In fact, you might want to take a break, let it do its thing, and come back to it at a later time. Now for us, we only have a few seconds left, and once it's generated, what's really nice about this features is it will automatically prompt you along to get logged into YouTube, and upload it in a few easy steps. So here we are, waiting for us to log in. All we need is our Username, and our Password, and you should read the Adobe Privacy Policy. Once you've read that, you can click the checkbox that you have, and then Log in.

Notice, if you're not a YouTube member, there is a New user button that will get you a login, or if you forget your password, you can access it from here as well. But we will click Log In, and now it's just time to give our project a Title. Up here we will type in SAMOCA Volunteer Orientation. We can give it a Description. Again, this will help people or users who are viewing our video understand what they're looking at, especially when they're searching for things.

So I'm going to type in new volunteer orientation. We can add Tags. Again, this really helps for people who might be searching for such information. The Category can also be selected from here; Education is selected automatically, because we're coming from Captivate, and we'll leave it selected as Education. Is it for everybody? We will use Public. If it's private, you can select Private, and choose the users you can view this. Also, you should read the Terms and Conditions. These are for YouTube; click that checkbox, and you're ready to Upload.

That's all there is to getting your project converted to a video, and uploaded to YouTube, all from one button in the control panel here in Captivate 6.

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Up and Running with Captivate 6

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  1. 6m 51s
    1. Welcome
      45s
    2. Using the exercise files
      36s
    3. Viewing the finished project
      5m 30s
  2. 29m 57s
    1. What is Captivate 6?
      2m 0s
    2. eLearning basics
      4m 26s
    3. What's new in Captivate 6?
      4m 14s
    4. Touring the interface
      8m 19s
    5. Choosing an appropriate workspace
      3m 4s
    6. Setting up global preferences
      7m 54s
  3. 48m 19s
    1. Creating a project from scratch
      4m 1s
    2. Creating visual interest with themes
      3m 21s
    3. Creating a project from PowerPoint
      4m 32s
    4. Adding text
      6m 50s
    5. Editing the master slide
      3m 43s
    6. Adding shapes
      8m 40s
    7. Adding images
      6m 46s
    8. Using hyperlinks
      6m 45s
    9. Testing and editing hyperlinks
      3m 41s
  4. 32m 14s
    1. Importing from PowerPoint presentations
      3m 26s
    2. Importing Photoshop files
      5m 52s
    3. Inserting animations
      6m 42s
    4. Using widgets
      6m 3s
    5. Inserting interactive elements
      5m 43s
    6. Using built-in actors
      4m 28s
  5. 45m 55s
    1. Adding background audio
      6m 35s
    2. Using voice-overs
      4m 48s
    3. Adding video to a slide
      7m 33s
    4. Synchronizing video
      7m 48s
    5. Creating closed captions
      9m 5s
    6. Preparing a software simulation
      3m 29s
    7. Recording a software simulation
      6m 37s
  6. 39m 20s
    1. eLearning assessment basics
      2m 14s
    2. Setting up a quiz
      8m 48s
    3. Using different question types
      12m 22s
    4. Using remediation
      5m 4s
    5. Exploring partial and negative scoring
      4m 29s
    6. Working with a pretest
      6m 23s
  7. 26m 33s
    1. Preparing a project to publish
      5m 41s
    2. Publishing your project
      9m 0s
    3. Publishing eLearning content in HTML5
      4m 38s
    4. Publishing to YouTube
      2m 58s
    5. Reporting to a learning management system (LMS)
      4m 16s
  8. 26s
    1. Goodbye
      26s

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