Easy-to-follow video tutorials help you learn software, creative, and business skills.Become a member

Viewing the finished project

From: Up and Running with Captivate 6

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.

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.

Show transcript

This video is part of

Image for Up and Running with Captivate 6
Up and Running with Captivate 6

43 video lessons · 13315 viewers

David Rivers
Author

 
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

Start learning today

Get unlimited access to all courses for just $25/month.

Become a member
Sometimes @lynda teaches me how to use a program and sometimes Lynda.com changes my life forever. @JosefShutter
@lynda lynda.com is an absolute life saver when it comes to learning todays software. Definitely recommend it! #higherlearning @Michael_Caraway
@lynda The best thing online! Your database of courses is great! To the mark and very helpful. Thanks! @ru22more
Got to create something yesterday I never thought I could do. #thanks @lynda @Ngventurella
I really do love @lynda as a learning platform. Never stop learning and developing, it’s probably our greatest gift as a species! @soundslikedavid
@lynda just subscribed to lynda.com all I can say its brilliant join now trust me @ButchSamurai
@lynda is an awesome resource. The membership is priceless if you take advantage of it. @diabetic_techie
One of the best decision I made this year. Buy a 1yr subscription to @lynda @cybercaptive
guys lynda.com (@lynda) is the best. So far I’ve learned Java, principles of OO programming, and now learning about MS project @lucasmitchell
Signed back up to @lynda dot com. I’ve missed it!! Proper geeking out right now! #timetolearn #geek @JayGodbold
Share a link to this course

What are exercise files?

Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course. Save time by downloading the author's files instead of setting up your own files, and learn by following along with the instructor.

Can I take this course without the exercise files?

Yes! If you decide you would like the exercise files later, you can upgrade to a premium account any time.

Become a member Download sample files See plans and pricing

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.


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.

Join now Already a member? Log in

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 preferences from the dropdown menu.

Continue to classic layout Stay on new layout
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.

Are you sure you want to delete this note?

No

Your file was successfully uploaded.

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
Terms and conditions of use

We've updated our terms and conditions (now called terms of service).Go
Review and accept our updated terms of service.