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Reporting results


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Captivate 5 Essential Training

with James Lockman

Video: Reporting results

In this lesson, we'll be setting up quiz reporting in our Captivate project. We'll be using the Chapter 11 file that's located in your Chapter 11 folder in your Exercises folder. We use the Preferences panel to set up quiz reporting. We find the Preferences panel under the Adobe Captivate menu on a Macintosh and under the Edit menu on a Windows computer. Because we have a project open, we now have a Project Preferences as well as the Quiz Preferences. We need to look at the Quiz Reporting preferences now.
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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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Captivate 5 Essential Training
7h 32m Beginner Dec 21, 2010 Updated Aug 05, 2011

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In Captivate 5 Essential Training, author James Lockman demonstrates the core features of Captivate 5, the popular tool for authoring e-learning content such as interactive presentations, click-through simulations, and customized assessments. He shows how to import and sync PowerPoint presentations, add interactivity, and incorporate audio, video, and voiceovers. The course also includes tutorials on assessment reporting and integrating with SCORM-compliant learning management systems. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Touring the interface and workspaces
  • Building a basic project with shapes, objects, and text
  • Branding a presentation using master slides and object styles
  • Exploring user-based content at Captivate Exchange
  • Animating with the Timeline
  • Adding buttons, rollover images, and captions
  • Creating branching presentations
  • Working with templates
  • Recording a simulation
  • Creating assessments with customized questions
  • Setting up quiz reporting on acrobat.com
  • Exporting and sharing a project
Subjects:
Elearning Education
Software:
Captivate
Author:
James Lockman

Reporting results

In this lesson, we'll be setting up quiz reporting in our Captivate project. We'll be using the Chapter 11 file that's located in your Chapter 11 folder in your Exercises folder. We use the Preferences panel to set up quiz reporting. We find the Preferences panel under the Adobe Captivate menu on a Macintosh and under the Edit menu on a Windows computer. Because we have a project open, we now have a Project Preferences as well as the Quiz Preferences. We need to look at the Quiz Reporting preferences now.

Select it from the list. At the top of the options, you'll see Enable reporting for this project. We need to turn that on in order to set up the connections between this quiz and our learning management system. Captivate can talk to many different kinds of learning management systems and we've got to tell Captivate which type of learning management system we're using. Captivate's default behavior is to use Acrobat Connect Pro. Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro is an online web conferencing and e-learning platform that many companies use as part of their e-learning strategy.

If you're using Connect, your configuration is done. All you've got to do is enable Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro, determine what you're going to report, and you're all set. If you're using another type of system then there may be additional setup options. Related to Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro is Acrobat.com. That option is here and we'll be looking at that in detail in a later lesson. Acrobat.com is a free online service that allows you to collaborate online. It allows you to use Captivate and collect reports from your quizzes.

It allows you to capture review data from Acrobat. There are a lot of things that you can do with Acrobat.com. Again, we'll look at that in detail in a later lesson. You could also collect the quiz results on your own internal server, using this option here. This requires some programming and coding on your server and is beyond the scope of this course. You could also use email reporting. If you enable email reporting then the quiz will automatically send an email to the address you specify here. The results of the quiz will be included in the message.

The last option and probably the most widely used option is the top one. This uses a standard method of interchange between your quiz and your learning management system. Most learning management systems use one of two methods to communicate between the quiz and their learning management system. Those are called SCORM or AICC. Your learning management system administrator will know which of these methods is the right one for you and will be able to help you to set up the connections. There are a number of settings that you'll need to choose correctly in order to make the reporting work.

After you select your learning management system, you've got to determine what's going to be reported to that learning management system. You can report whether or not the user completed the quiz or whether they passed the quiz. I would like to know whether they passed it. I could also determine whether I'm reporting the raw score or a percentage to the learning management system. I don't always know what the score means so I'll take a percentage in this case. I can also determine how much or how little data I am going to be sending to the learning management system.

I can make those choices here. I can send as little as whether the user opened the program and used it and as much as all of the interactions that they had with that program. If I leave Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro as my report data choice, I'm going to get the most information that I can get out of the program. Lastly, I can determine whether I'm reporting just the scores or the Interactions that the user had with the quiz and the scores. This could include places that they clicked. It could include whether or not they saw certain slides and other types of information.

If your learning management system requires additional configuration, then your system administrator will have you use the panel behind this button. We are not going to take a look at that right now but at least you know where that is when your administrator tells you, "Open the LMS Customization Settings," you'll say aha! I know right where that is. For now we're going to select Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro as our learning management system. Later on in the chapter we'll set up reporting to Acrobat.com. Having enabled Acrobat Connect Pro as my learning management system, I'm going to choose OK and save my project.

We'll call it Chapter 11_a. Having set up the connection between this quiz and our learning management system, after we publish the quiz, the learner results will get reported to our learning management system. We are well on our way to understanding how well or how poorly our learners have done on our quiz.

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Q: I am having some problems with Captivate reviewer permissions and was directed to the following solution of James' blog, but I'm having trouble implementing it. Is there a simpler solution or has Adobe released a patch?

In order to execute the step entitled "Assign write permission to owners and groups", you need to enable the root user. In addition, you need to add the "sudo" command before the following steps in this section:

sudo chmod -R o+w Adobe\ Captivate\ Reviewer\ 2.0.app
and
sudo chmod -R g+w Adobe\ Captivate\ Reviewer\ 2.0.app

You can disable the root user when you're done with updating permissions.
A: Unfortunately, there is no patch. This is not an Adobe issue, but rather an issue with the way that Apple allows UNIX permissions within its file systems. For most cases, this is a good thing, but for this one case, it backfires. Just so you're aware, the issue persists in Captivate 5.5 as well.

This is the Adobe tech note on the problem:

My solution is a bit easier to follow, frankly.

Here is how to enable the root user on a Mac:
 
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