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What's new in Captivate 6?

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Video: What's new in Captivate 6?

With Captivate 6, you get a number of new and improved tools, features, and functions not found in previous versions of Captivate. Let's discuss a number of them here before we use them later on in this course. My personal favorite is HTML5 publishing. By having the ability to publish your eLearning content to this HTML5 format, you'll be able to deliver your eLearning on the go, meaning your courses can be accessed on mobile devices. In fact, when you go to publish your eLearning content, it can be published to both Flash and HTML5 formats simultaneously.

What's new in Captivate 6?

With Captivate 6, you get a number of new and improved tools, features, and functions not found in previous versions of Captivate. Let's discuss a number of them here before we use them later on in this course. My personal favorite is HTML5 publishing. By having the ability to publish your eLearning content to this HTML5 format, you'll be able to deliver your eLearning on the go, meaning your courses can be accessed on mobile devices. In fact, when you go to publish your eLearning content, it can be published to both Flash and HTML5 formats simultaneously.

With this hybrid format, your courses become even more accessible. Let's say a user is accessing your content on their iPad. When they launch the course, it looks for a Flash player. If it doesn't find one, it automatically flips to HTML5, and plays on the iPad. You can rest easy knowing that your scoring data will integrate smoothly with your Learning Management System, or LMS. In Captivate 6, you can publish your courses with ease to the most popular LMSs out there, like Saba, Moodle, Plato, Blackboard, and SumTotal.

Also new in Captivate is high-def screencasting. With the capture as a video workflow functionality, you can now create high quality product demos with great ease. It's like having Camtasia or Snapz Pro built into Captivate. You can even do things like insert a talking head, or maybe another video using a picture-in-picture format, publish it to YouTube with a single click, and you can edit the video, add transitions, use smart shapes, audio, and captions.

I really like the new themes in Captivate 6, similar to the themes you'd find in Word and PowerPoint. They can really help you get going with a new project's appearance. You will get an attractive and consistent look and feel with all your layouts, background, styles, and fonts selected for you, creating a professional looking project out of the start gates. Of course, you can edit these themes, and even create your own if you have the time, or need to do so. You now get smart shapes in Captivate 6. You can add a wide range of shapes, including circles, rectangles, triangles, callouts, arrows, lines, and banners, and when you add them to your eLearning content, you can even customize them, and convert them into buttons.

Smart shapes automatically adjust to fit properly on your page, and they look attractive. Now, this is a biggie for many eLearning for many eLearning authors: you can now insert text hyperlinks to direct learners to other sections of the course, or external sources for more information. Simple, but long-overdue. When it comes to creating your quizzes, there are number of new features here you're going to like, beginning with pre-test and branch-aware quizzing. You can use pre-test to assess the knowledge, skill level, or training needs of individual learners.

Based on the results, you then direct learners to the appropriate section, and quiz them at the end to gauge what they've learned. You also have the ability now to create partial and negative scoring. This means you can assign a score to each correct option when a question has more than one correct answer. You can also discourage guesswork by penalizing learners for wrong answers. Thanks to remediation, you can now make eLearning content even more effective, and improve the percentage of successful outcomes by using the all new remedial workflow.

When answering a quiz question incorrectly, you can have learners revisit the relevant section, grasp the concept correctly, and then retry the question. Also there's actors, or what we call ready to use character images. They are included in Captivate 6. You can choose different personas, like a business executive, or a medical practitioner to add to your Captivate projects. Now, there are number of categories and characters to choose from. These are just some of the new features and functions you'll find in Captivate 6 that will help you create visually stunning, interactive, and professional eLearning projects.

We will make use of them as we move through the various chapters in this course.

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Up and Running with Captivate 6

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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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