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Utilizing the new quiz templates

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Another thing that Adobe has included in Captivate 5.5 are a number of quiz templates. These are designed to help you get going faster with quizzing and they provide a nice baseline with some designs that will make your quizzes that much more interesting for your learners. These quizzes can be found in the Captivate 5.5 installation folder in the Gallery folder and in the Quiz folder and in the Templates folder. You can see the path on a Macintosh right here. It's a similar path on a Windows computer. Just browse in your Program Files down into the Adobe Captivate folder and then choose Gallery/Quiz and Templates.

Utilizing the new quiz templates

Another thing that Adobe has included in Captivate 5.5 are a number of quiz templates. These are designed to help you get going faster with quizzing and they provide a nice baseline with some designs that will make your quizzes that much more interesting for your learners. These quizzes can be found in the Captivate 5.5 installation folder in the Gallery folder and in the Quiz folder and in the Templates folder. You can see the path on a Macintosh right here. It's a similar path on a Windows computer. Just browse in your Program Files down into the Adobe Captivate folder and then choose Gallery/Quiz and Templates.

There are six templates that will be installed with Captivate 5.5 and they're indicated here. I'm going to open up Clean_blue and we'll see what that looks like. Double-click it to open. Let's zoom out so we can see the entire page. Something that you'll notice immediately is that this isn't actually a template. This is an existing Captivate project. CPTX. It is not a Captivate template file. This means that you need to make adjustments to this quiz and then save it to be able to take advantage of it.

Another thing that you can do is to copy and paste these slides onto your existing projects. You will need to move the master slide as well, so just be aware that when you move these questions over to your project you will have to move the master slide so that they will take on the appropriate appearance. In the Clean_blue example you can see that there are pre-built designs for many of the question types. I've got multiple choice, true/false, a fill in the blank area, a short answer question, a matching question. I also have a hotspot, a sequence, and then there's my results page.

As you know there are some additional question types, but this gives you the ability to create a nice-looking quiz that you can use right away. In order to reuse these things, as I said before you'll need to make adjustments to this quiz file and then save it to use it for your own purposes. Of course, the first thing that you should do is to go into the Quiz Properties and then make adjustments there to make it fit your learning management system. These are what's going to be shown at the end of the quiz and then of course in the Preferences panel you'll find all of the learning management hookups.

We cover that in another movie. There's also an online gallery of these quiz templates. I'd like to show you where that gallery is now. Under Quiz you'll see Download Quiz Templates. This will open up your web browser and take you to the Captivate 5.5 Quiz Templates page. At the time of this recording there are six templates available. We've already looked at Clean Blue and then the other choices are here. There are four and then we'll click and there's two more. We do anticipate that these templates will grow over time, so check back here from time to time to see updates to the quiz templates.

Since I already have these six templates installed, I don't need to download any now, so let's return to Captivate. These templates are a great starting point for you when you're building quizzes. Of course, you can update and change any of the art elements that are here to match your branding. Explore the other five templates on your own and then start tuning them up for your own use.

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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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