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Up and Running with Captivate 6

Viewing the finished project


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Up and Running with Captivate 6

with David Rivers

Video: Viewing the finished project

Before we get into what Captivate is, what it can do, and start using it to develop our only eLearning projects, let's take a look where we are headed in this course. If you have the exercise files, double- click the folder, where you'll find the completed project named Volunteer_orientation_SAMOCA_final. We will double-click that file, which launches Captivate 6, and opens up the projects simultaneously. We will be discussing the user interface in detail, but before we get there, just take a look at the left-hand side of the screen, where we have what's called the filmstrip.
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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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Up and Running with Captivate 6
3h 49m Beginner Sep 26, 2012

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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

Viewing the finished project

Before we get into what Captivate is, what it can do, and start using it to develop our only eLearning projects, let's take a look where we are headed in this course. If you have the exercise files, double- click the folder, where you'll find the completed project named Volunteer_orientation_SAMOCA_final. We will double-click that file, which launches Captivate 6, and opens up the projects simultaneously. We will be discussing the user interface in detail, but before we get there, just take a look at the left-hand side of the screen, where we have what's called the filmstrip.

Here you'll find thumbnail representations of the various slides in the project. The selected thumbnail is displayed on the stage off to the right, and here's an example of a slide that is a question slide, and allows for branching. In other words, depending on what the user answers, they will be taken to a different location in the project. Answering Yes takes them directly to the end, where they can take the quiz. Answering No takes them to the next slide, where they can review information before taking the quiz. The next slide, you can see, has a speaker icon where audio has been embedded.

Slide 3, if we click that thumbnail, displays a list of hyperlinks; something new to Captivate 6. Hyperlinks to take users to other locations in the project, and a hyperlink to take them outside the project. Next, we have a number of slides that are actually imported slides from PowerPoint. If you already have them in a PowerPoint presentation, you can import them into Captivate. As we scroll even further down, you'll find the software simulation, and in this case, you'll see a number of slides representing a single simulation; that is, mouse movements with narration.

As we scroll past that, we get into some special effects, and embedded video, and then we see our quiz. Quizzes can use buttons like this to take the quiz, and then we'll see different types of questions, like multiple choice, true and false, we have fill in the blank questions, we have Short Answer questions, even matching questions, where you have to match up items in one column with another. We will be creating all of this as we move through the chapters in this course. Eventually, we will see the quiz results, and then finally, the end of the project.

Now, to really understand what this looks like, and how it's going to work, we can preview it. Now, there is a Preview button if you wanted to preview it, but I actually published this already, and have it up and running in my browser. So I am going to flip to the browser, where you see the very first slide, and there is our first question. Have you taken this training already? Answering Yes, and then clicking Submit, takes us directly to that first quiz slide, where we can take the quiz. I am just going to refresh this to go back to the very beginning, and I am going to adjust my view here; clicking the View menu, I am going to Zoom Out slightly, so I can see more of the slide. There we go.

Now, if we answer No this time by clicking the radio button, and submitting, there we go; a little bit of audio, some welcome applause, and here we have a couple of buttons again to continue, or go directly to the quiz, if we do realize all of a sudden that, yeah, we have actually taken this training already. So let's go to the quiz. When we click Take the Quiz Now, you'll see the first type of question, which has radio buttons; it's a multiple choice. We select our answer, click Submit, and we get some feedback.

In this case, we are correct, and we can click anywhere to continue, or press Y on the keyboard. Here we see a multiple choice. I am going to choose True, and Submit, that one is correct as well; click anywhere to continue. Here is a fill in the blank. Let's type in a wrong answer, CEO, and look at the feedback this time shows up in red. Now, these are all options we will be setting up as we create our quiz later on in this course. You can use numbers as well. What's interesting about the quizzes now: you can actually have more than one right answer.

Here is an example where we only need one of the right answers. I am going to type in answer the phone, and sure enough, that's correct, but there are some other responsibilities that we could have typed in, and been correct as well. You can also assign partial scoring, so if you get part of an answer right, you get some of the points. You can also take away points for incorrect answers. Here we have what we call a matching type question, where we need to match up names on the left with titles on the right.

So Francine, for example; I believe she's Public Relations. Philip, I think he's the Museum Curator, that's A, which would mean Jane, is our Executive Director. Clicking Submit shows me that I am indeed correct. Here is an example of multiple choice, but notice they are not radio buttons; they are actually checkboxes, meaning there can be more than one right answer, so I can select any of the behaviors. In this case, I am going to choose dress neatly, and show up to work on time. Now, I could get partial marks if I've missed one, but I am going to click Submit, and see that I'm correct, and Continue on. And there's my results; they are displayed.

I passed the quiz. Excellent! I can review the quiz if I want to, to see where I answered correctly, and where I went wrong. And that's just an example of a simple quiz as part of a larger project. We will flip back now to Captivate. So now that you have an idea where we're headed, it's time to start using Captivate.

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