In Captivate Draft, you can also add multimedia content such as images, audio, video, and websites within your elearning storyboards.
- [Instructor] In Captivate Draft, you also have the ability to add multimedia elements to your storyboards. This is something I strongly recommend. Adding images, audio, and video, or websites to your e-learning experience is a powerful way to increase engagement and improve learning. Let's take a look at how we can add some of these elements to our slides. Now, I'm going to navigate over to a slide that I just created, and I put a rectangle on here with the word Photosynthesis inside of it, but I want to bring this slide to life by adding in an image, a video, or another multimedia element.
Now, there are a number of ways that we could add these. First of all, on the left hand side, the third icon down is the multimedia icon. There, I can add in images, videos, audio, and websites. But I can also use the shortcuts. And remember that, at the top right, we have the question mark icon, which will let us know what all of those shortcut or drawing gestures are. Now, if I want to add an image to this, I can simply do so by drawing an X on the screen. Right away, it converts that to an image box.
Now, I can change the size if I want, move it wherever I want. And then notice, on the right hand side, that we have the option to add the image. We can do so using our iPad's camera, or by adding a picture from the gallery. Now, I already have a picture saved on here that I want to add in, so I'll click Gallery, and I'm going to select that tree image. It's a little distorted there, so I'm going to change that. Click off of it, and just like that, this image really brings the slide to life.
Now, let's say that I want to get rid of this. I'll click on it, and, again, for any elements, it will bring up that menu at the top, and I'm going to click on the trash can icon. This will get rid of it. And, instead, I want to add a video. So, for a video, I'm going to draw a greater than sign, it's kind of like a play button, and that will bring up the video box. Here, I can adjust that size, and, again, on the right, I can choose whether I want to create a video using my iPad or put a video or upload a video here that I already have.
In this case, I'm going to click on Gallery and I already have a video that I've created here, and I'll put that in here. This is a video I created called The Importance of Plants. So, as you can see, when I click on that, it will begin to play it. So, that easily, I was able to add in this video. Now, let's take a look at another multimedia that we can use. First, I'll delete this video, and we can add in a website. Now, by drawing an infinity sign, and sometimes it will not recognize it if you don't do a good job drawing it, so, when you do, it creates this website holder.
So, here, I can click in the box, enter in the URL for the site that I would like it to go to, and, then, when we preview or play this storyboard, that website will appear on this slide. That's another great way to add multimedia to a slide. Now, I'm going to delete this as well, and a final thing that we can add here is audio. Now, audio allows you to narrate over slides. You could do this to explain slides when you give it to reviewers for your storyboard, or you could use it to add in content, such as flipped class content that you want to talk over the slide.
Now, in order to add audio, you can draw a wavy line that's horizontal. Remember that the wavy line vertical gives you a text box, but, in this case, we don't want that, we want a wavy line horizontal, and that allows us to start recording. So, when I press Record, it will begin recording over this slide. Hello students, in this video, we will be learning about photosynthesis. I click Stop and then it allows me to either play that audio, record it again, or delete it.
But now this audio will be associated with this slide. So, here, I'm just going to click it again and click off of it, and, now, when I do play this, and I start to play it, that audio will play when we get to this slide. So, as you can see, adding multimedia elements to your storyboards in Captivate Draft is simple, and something I highly recommend.
- Navigating Captivate Draft
- Create a new project and slides
- Adding content and multimedia to slides
- Adding question slides
- Copying, moving, and deleting slides
- Previewing a project
- Viewing feedback
- Exporting or importing a project from Captivate