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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.
In this lesson, we are going to add some questions to our quiz. Before we do that, I would like to create a quizzing master slide. From Window choose Master Slide. There's currently one master slide. Let's create another one. Right-click and choose Insert > Master Slide. Now we will insert an image on this page. Insert > Image. In your Exercise Files, in Chapter 10/Project/Images, you'll find HandPQuizBackground.png, choose that and then click Open.
This will now build a background that doesn't have the hansel & petal logo on it. The hansel & petal logo does interfere with some of the content that the quiz manager will automatically build. Let's scroll down to the end of the project now. Select slider number 6, which is our Summary. In the General Properties, change the Master Slide from 1 to 2. Now we will be able to see all of the information that Captivate will provide for our quizzes. We are going to insert a few questions after the quiz intro.
We are not going to explore every type of question there is in this lesson. We will look at some of the question types that get used most frequently. In the Quiz menu choose Question Slide. From here, I can insert one or more question slides. I would like to include a Multiple Choice question, a True/False question, a Fill-In-The-Blank question and a Rating Scale question. The three questions at the top, the Multiple Choice, the True/False and the Fill-In-The-Blank, are all Graded questions.
You could change them to Survey question if you like. A Survey question is a question that gathers information but doesn't count against the user because there's no right or wrong answer. We are going to leave these three as Graded questions. You'll see that our Rating Scale question is always a Survey question. Click OK to insert these four questions. Scroll down to see the four questions.
Select slider number 6 and in the Properties panel let's change its Master Slide to Slide 2. We can repeat this with the other slides as well. Return to Slide 6. Captivate automatically names each quiz question with the type of question that's in use. This is a multiple-choice question. There are some details that we can see and they are better seen in the quizzing workspace.
Let's switch to the Quizzing workspace now. Under Classic choose Quizzing. Our Filmstrip is now along the bottom as well as our Timeline. Our Properties are on the right and our Quiz Properties are on the left. The Quiz Properties reflect the options for the specific questions that we are viewing at this time. This is our Multiple Choice question. Currently, it has two possible answers. Let's increase the number of answers to three. Type a 3 and hit Return.
You can see that automatically Captivate has added an additional answer. Let's see how we can now configure the Multiple Choice question. Select the "Type the question here" question box, select all, and type "An Amaryllis is what kind of plant?" Hit Escape to end editing and spread that out.
I would like to include three possible answers. The correct answer is bulb. Select answer A, select all and type "bulb." Go down the Choice B, click in there, double click, select all and type evergreen. We will do the same with C. Select it, double-click, select all, and type fruit. Hit Escape to end editing.
We determine the correct answer by selecting the radio button next to the correct answer. If evergreen be the right answer, I would click the radio button here and now evergreen is chosen as the correct answer. We all know based on what I said in the video that an amaryllis is indeed a bulb. Let's go on to the next question. Scroll down in the Filmstrip and choose Slide 7. We have a True/False question and the question will be as follows. Select the question, select all, and type "Removing green foliage will harm the amaryllis." Hit Escape to get out of editing.
What I would like to do now is to move the True and False answers down. I can select them both, click and drag down. It turns out that removing the green foliage will not harm the amaryllis. So let's set that to False. The last question is our Fill-In-The-Blank question. I'll leave this description as it is. Double-click and type the following phrase. "It is best to use sharp shears when removing the foliage." Select the word sharp and we will mark that as the blank that we want people to fill in.
When the question is asked, there will be a blank that the user will have to type in the answer. The correct answer is Sharp. The last question is our Rating Scale. In a Rating Scale you can have multiple Survey questions. I only want one Survey question at this time but I could add additional questions here. I could also decrease the number of slots that they will have to indicate a preference. The default is 5.
Select the item and type "I will use this information in my job." Now we've made all the adjustments to our quiz. Let's save our project as Chapter 10_b. From the Filmstrip choose slide number 5 and we will preview from here.
We need to click to Continue to the quiz. An amaryllis is indeed a bulb. I'll choose the correct answer. I was correct. Click to continue. Removing green foliage will harm the amaryllis. I'll say true because I know that's the wrong answer. I want to see what the result is. Oh! I was wrong. I'll continue.
I will complete the sentence below by filling in the blank. It's best to use kitchen shears when removing the foliage. I'll Submit. Oh! That was wrong too. Oh. It supposed to be sharp. Ugh. Better luck next time. My last question is "I'll use this information in my job." Well, I somewhat agree that I'll use that information in my job. Now I'll Submit.
It turns out that I didn't do very well on this quiz. I only got a third of it right, so I failed. And that's the end of our quiz. You can close this preview now. While we have a quiz, there is only a few questions in it. We will add another specific type of question, which is the custom short answer question in the next lesson.
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