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eLearning assessment basics

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To measure the effectiveness of your eLearning project, you'll want to assess whether your learners have understood and retained the knowledge you are trying to pass on. In Captivate, this is typically done through quizzing, and in Captivate 6, you'll find a number of new and improved features to ensure your quizzes are accomplishing their intended goals. In this chapter, we'll be creating a quiz that will help us to determine if our learners truly comprehend what they've learned, but before we tackle the creation phase, let's get some basic understanding about quizzes first.

eLearning assessment basics

To measure the effectiveness of your eLearning project, you'll want to assess whether your learners have understood and retained the knowledge you are trying to pass on. In Captivate, this is typically done through quizzing, and in Captivate 6, you'll find a number of new and improved features to ensure your quizzes are accomplishing their intended goals. In this chapter, we'll be creating a quiz that will help us to determine if our learners truly comprehend what they've learned, but before we tackle the creation phase, let's get some basic understanding about quizzes first.

Now, a quiz is basically a series of questions, and Captivate 6 offers a number of different question types to consider, like true or false, and multiple-choice. There's fill in the blank, and short answer, as well as matching, sequence, rating scale, and random questions. We'll be exploring these different question types in greater detail later in this chapter, but it's important to know, Captivate is very flexible in how you get your answers. Now, to help your learners with areas where they might be experiencing some difficulty, you may also want to incorporate remediation in your quizzes. This is optional, but it allows learners to revisit relevant content when they answer a quiz question incorrectly.

Now, we can do this in Captivate 6, and we'll cover this topic in more detail later in this chapter. Scoring is another important part of eLearning assessment, and Captivate 6 includes a number of scoring options, including some new features, like partial and negative scoring. If you have questions with more than one right answer, you might want to use partial scoring. And if you want to take points away from a learner who might be using guesswork, and chooses the wrong answer, you might want to incorporate negative scoring in your quiz. We'll explore these options as well later in the chapter.

Of course, the results of a quiz will let us know whether a learner has understood and retained what was presented. This is the reporting phase, and analyzing results is another important part of eLearning assessment. Captivate 6 allows us to connect to a variety of learning management systems to help with this phase, and we'll examine this important aspect at the end of this course when we get into publishing your eLearning projects. So now that you have a better understanding of the basics of eLearning assessment, it's time to set up our first quiz. We'll do that next.

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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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