Start learning with our library of video tutorials taught by experts. Get started

Up and Running with Captivate 6

Testing and editing hyperlinks


From:

Up and Running with Captivate 6

with David Rivers

Video: Testing and editing hyperlinks

In Captivate 6, there are a number of different ways in which you can preview your project, and that's particularly important after inserting hyperlinks, like we did in the previous lesson. You want to make sure they actually work, and do what they're supposed to do. So in this lesson, we will preview our project, and we might need to make some changes to our hyperlinks to make sure they work. We are on slide number 2, which actually isn't labeled yet, so let's give it a name. That will be our first edit. Since it's kind of acting like a table of contents, we could call it that. Table of Contents, press Enter or Return on your keyboard, and that's our first change.
Expand all | Collapse all
  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

Watch this entire course now—plus get access to every course in the library. Each course includes high-quality videos taught by expert instructors.

Become a member
Please wait...
Up and Running with Captivate 6
3h 49m Beginner Sep 26, 2012

Viewers: in countries Watching now:

Adobe Captivate is a program used to create interactive eLearning content and provide custom online training to employees or clients. In this course, author David Rivers walks through the Captivate 6 interface and the process of building an eLearning project from start to finish.

The course shows how to make a presentation from scratch or with built-in themes, import Photoshop images and PowerPoint slides, and add interest with animation, widgets, and video. It also demonstrates how to prepare for and record a software simulation, synchronize video, add audio, and build quizzes into your project.

Topics include:
  • What is eLearning?
  • Choosing a workspace
  • Adding text, shapes, and images to projects
  • Linking in Captivate
  • Inserting interactive elements
  • Using built-in actors
  • Adding voiceover to projects
  • Using different question types on quizzes
  • Scoring tests and quizzes
Subjects:
Elearning Education
Software:
Captivate
Author:
David Rivers

Testing and editing hyperlinks

In Captivate 6, there are a number of different ways in which you can preview your project, and that's particularly important after inserting hyperlinks, like we did in the previous lesson. You want to make sure they actually work, and do what they're supposed to do. So in this lesson, we will preview our project, and we might need to make some changes to our hyperlinks to make sure they work. We are on slide number 2, which actually isn't labeled yet, so let's give it a name. That will be our first edit. Since it's kind of acting like a table of contents, we could call it that. Table of Contents, press Enter or Return on your keyboard, and that's our first change.

Now we want to see if our hyperlinks work. So we are going to preview the project by going to the Preview button up here on the Application bar. When you select it, you will see a number of different options. We could just simply play this slide. Well, there is not much going on the slide, and we want to test the hyperlinks, so that's not actually usable to us at this point, but we could preview the project. That would be a nice test of our hyperlinks. Or if you think you're going to be viewing this on the Web, this is a eLearning project that will be delivered via the Web, you can also look at it in your Web browser the way it's going to appear when people go to use it.

Let's do that one: In Web Browser. So we will generate your slides, and it's going to launch your default browser; mine is Safari. You'll notice we are looking at the very first slide. Now, because these were imported from PowerPoint, there is automatically what we call a click box appearing over the entire slide. That means we can click anywhere on the slide to go to the next slide. There's the one we just added with our hyperlinks. So we can try these out. For example, if we click Quiz, does it take us to the Quiz slide? Sure enough, it does.

If you're viewing the preview in a browser, you can scroll down, where you'll find navigation buttons, including Back, and Forward buttons, etcetera, but also a Rewind button. Let's click Rewind, and now we'll click anywhere on the slide to go to the next slide again. And this time we are going to test out the hyperlink that takes us to another Web site. I am a little bit leery of this one, just the way we typed it in, so let's click the link. You can see it opens up a new tab for me in Safari. If you are in Internet Explorer, you might be seeing something like Failed to Open, or it just simply Can't find the site.

So we do have an issue there, and we are going to need to make a change. So let's go back to Captivate, and from here, we are going to make an edit to our hyperlink that takes us to the SAMOCA Web site. So we will double-click to get inside, double-click again, and you can click and drag over the entire text that is a hyperlink. And over here in the Properties on the right-hand side, notice now instead of just a hyperlink button for inserting a hyperlink, we have Modify, and Delete.

What we want to do is actually modify, so we will give it a click. It's supposed to take us to a Web page, samoca-art.com. I see what's wrong. We need the www. in this case. So we'll add that, click OK, and now if you want, you can save it up, and preview it again. Let's go back to Preview > In Web Browser. It's going to regenerate our slides, and there we are. We are looking at our Welcome page. So we can click anywhere, we know, on this slide, and it'll take us to the next one, and now the big test.

Go to SAMOCA Web site; when we click it, there we are. It actually worked this time. Even though it doesn't show it up here in the address bar, that's where we are. So this time our hyperlink worked. So by being able to preview it, and make those adjustments, we can be rest assured that our hyperlinks are going to work when our learners go to view our project.

There are currently no FAQs about Up and Running with Captivate 6.

Share a link to this course
Please wait... Please wait...
Upgrade to get access to exercise files.

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

Learn by watching, listening, and doing, Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course, so you can download them and follow along Premium memberships include access to all exercise files in the library.
Upgrade now


Exercise files

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

For additional information on downloading and using exercise files, watch our instructional video or read the instructions in the FAQ.

This course includes free exercise files, so you can practice while you watch the course. To access all the exercise files in our library, become a Premium Member.

Upgrade now

Are you sure you want to mark all the videos in this course as unwatched?

This will not affect your course history, your reports, or your certificates of completion for this course.


Mark all as unwatched Cancel

Congratulations

You have completed Up and Running with Captivate 6.

Return to your organization's learning portal to continue training, or close this page.


OK
Become a member to add this course to a playlist

Join today and get unlimited access to the entire library of video courses—and create as many playlists as you like.

Get started

Already a member?

Become a member to like this course.

Join today and get unlimited access to the entire library of video courses.

Get started

Already a member?

Exercise files

Learn by watching, listening, and doing! Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course, so you can download them and follow along. Exercise files are available with all Premium memberships. Learn more

Get started

Already a Premium member?

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

Ask a question

Thanks for contacting us.
You’ll hear from our Customer Service team within 24 hours.

Please enter the text shown below:

The classic layout automatically defaults to the latest Flash Player.

To choose a different player, hold the cursor over your name at the top right of any lynda.com page and choose Site preferencesfrom the dropdown menu.

Continue to classic layout Stay on new layout
Welcome to the redesigned course page.

We’ve moved some things around, and now you can



Exercise files

Access exercise files from a button right under the course name.

Mark videos as unwatched

Remove icons showing you already watched videos if you want to start over.

Control your viewing experience

Make the video wide, narrow, full-screen, or pop the player out of the page into its own window.

Interactive transcripts

Click on text in the transcript to jump to that spot in the video. As the video plays, the relevant spot in the transcript will be highlighted.

Thanks for signing up.

We’ll send you a confirmation email shortly.


Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

Keep up with news, tips, and latest courses with emails from lynda.com.

Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

   
submit Lightbox submit clicked