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Working with a pretest


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Up and Running with Captivate 6

with David Rivers

Video: Working with a pretest

It's time to take a look at a new feature in Captivate 6 that allows you to assess your user's comprehension knowledge ahead of time. It's called a pretest. And that will determine, based on their scoring, where they go next. Think about content that maybe contains basic, intermediate, and advanced training. Based on their pretest score, you can direct them to any of those locations. So if they get a low score, they go directly to the basic training. A higher score might take them to intermediate, or advanced.
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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

Working with a pretest

It's time to take a look at a new feature in Captivate 6 that allows you to assess your user's comprehension knowledge ahead of time. It's called a pretest. And that will determine, based on their scoring, where they go next. Think about content that maybe contains basic, intermediate, and advanced training. Based on their pretest score, you can direct them to any of those locations. So if they get a low score, they go directly to the basic training. A higher score might take them to intermediate, or advanced.

We're going to use a very simple example for the sake of time here, using our SAMOCA Volunteer Orientation project. You can see I'm at slide number 1. If you've been following along with me, just click there. Alright, we're going to insert our pretest now by going to the Quiz menu, click Quiz, and there's the new option: Pretest Question Slide. Select that. And just like we saw when setting up a quiz, we have access to many of the different question types, and we can insert multiple questions as well.

We're going to do one simple True/False question. We'll select True/False, leave it at 1. It's a Pretest, it can't be changed; we click OK. It inserts a new slide after our first slide; I think this should actually be the first slide, so let's click and drag it up, so it becomes slide number 1. Next we're going to make some changes onscreen here. We're going to disguise this so it doesn't look like a true/false question. We'll start with True/False at the top, double-clicking there, highlighting it, and typing in SAMOCA Volunteer Orientation.

Next, where it says Type the question, we're going to do exactly that. We'll double-click to get inside, select the text that's already there, and type right over it. Have you taken this training already? The answers by default are true/false. We can change those too. Let's double-click True, select True, and type in Yes. And we'll change False to No; double-click, click and drag, type No. Let's just click anywhere off the slide here to deselect, and there's our question, but we do have some options now that we want to take care of, first of all, with the slide itself.

Let's go to Quiz Properties. Remember, this is our first slide, so we don't need to see a Back button. We can deselect that from the Options section. Clear; they might want to change their answer, so we'll leave that, but we don't need Next. Where they go is going to be based on their score, so that means now going to the individual questions here. Notice that Yes is a correct question, but really there is no correct question; it's just however they score, they are going to go to a different part of our training. So let's go in here, and make some changes to our pretest action.

Notice that we do have an Action section, and Edit Pretest Action is a button that we can click, and it opens up Advanced Actions. There is one in there already by default. Notice, it's QuizInfoPretestScorePercentage greater than 50. If they score greater than 50, they go to the next slide. Well in this case, with a true/false, it's going to be 0 or 50, so let's change it from is greater than by double-clicking; gives us a dropdown, and we'll choose greater or equal to, and we'll leave it at 50.

If they get the wrong answer -- which really isn't wrong at all -- if they choose No, it's going to represent zero. So we need another condition in here. Notice, across the top we have our first Untitled condition, there is our next one, and if we want to rename this, we could. Let's just double-click where it says Untitled, let's highlight that, and call it Yes. Now we'll double-click Untitled, the next one over, highlight that, and type in No. So what happens if they choose No? Well, there is nothing here for us already, so we need to double-click in the first row, choose either variable or literal; again, this is going to be variable.

Now we can click the dropdown, and scroll down to the same variable that we used in the previous condition. So as we scroll all the way down, we get into the QuizInfo stuff, and we're looking for PretestScorePercentage; there it is. Again, we'll choose an operator. This time it's going to be less than, literal, and we're going to type in 50. So if they get less than 50, what happens? Well, the Action row is empty. We need to double click there, select an Action, and we're going to have them go to a specific slide.

We'll choose Jump to Slide, and we'll select volunteer orientation, slide number 2. Now, if we go back to Yes, we weren't very clear about the Action. If they do score Yes, in other words, they have taken this training, what happens? We don't want them to go to the next slide. Maybe they should go directly to the quiz. So although it says Go to Next Slide, we can double-click that, and choose Jump to Slide, just like we did, and this time we're going to choose Quiz. Our Quiz slide is quiz slide number 26.

Let's update this, which will update the actual script. It's being written in the background. Click OK, and then close the up. So it's time to see if this works. We're going to preview it from this slide, so we'll go to the Preview button; choose From this Slide. It will take a second to generate your slides, and now we have what we call branching. Depending on the score, or the answer selected, our users will branch off into a specific location that we've prearranged. So, Have you taken this training already? If I choose Yes, let's see what happens when we click Submit. I go directly to the Quiz.

Alright, we'll close up the Preview and re-preview this again by going to the Preview button, and choosing From this Slide. This time we are going to choose No, we haven't taken the training, and see what happens. It should take us to the beginning of our content. So we'll choose No; click Submit. Some nice welcome applause as we arrive at our Volunteer Orientation, and now we would just simply click through our training, and eventually arrive at the Quiz.

Let's press Escape on the keyboard to leave, and that's a quick example of pretest, a new feature here in Captivate 6.

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