Join Pooja Jaisingh for an in-depth discussion in this video Adobe Captivate Draft, part of Adobe Captivate 9 First Look.
- With Adobe Captivate 9, you can use the brand-new storyboarding tool, Adobe Captivate Draft. It will help you start storyboarding your e-learning courses with realistic e-learning objects, question slides, and branching abilities. You can also share your storyboards for review, and then, finalize your storyboard, and then, open it in Captivate 9 to convert it to a full-fledged e-learning course. Let's take a look at how to use Adobe Captivate Draft. Download and install Adobe Captivate Draft app on your iPad.
Then, tap the icon to open it. In the app, go ahead and tap the "Create New Project" thumbnail. This will take you to the gesture mode of the app. You can draw shapes here. I'll go ahead and draw a rectangle on the screen, and it will give me a rectangle shape. Drawing a triangle will give me a triangle, and a circle will give me a circle. I can also go ahead and draw a line. I can make a cross mark to get a picture placeholder.
I can even resize these objects by just dragging the ends of the object. Also, drawing a place symbol will add a video placeholder for me. For adding text, you can scribble vertically. That'll give you a text frame. And scribbling horizontally will give you an opportunity to record audio. You can also get a ready difference of the symbols that you want to use by clicking this question mark button, and it'll show you all the drawing gestures available in Adobe Captivate Draft.
To go to the edit mode and start populating these objects, you can click the green button towards the left. This will take you to the edit mode. Now you can start selecting the objects and start populating them. For this particular shape, I can go ahead and change the fill color by selecting the color on this wheel. I can change the stroke color. And then, I can go ahead and adjust the width of the stroke by scrolling up or down. Adding image is also super simple.
Just go ahead and tap on it, and then, on the right side, either select "Camera" to take a camera shot, or select "Gallery" to open the gallery of images. Pick the image that you wish to add, and that's it. For video as well, just select the placeholder and go to the gallery and add the video. To add more slides to your storyboard, go ahead and tap on the empty section, and you will see a plus sign towards the right. Go ahead and tap it, and that will give you a new slide.
To add a question slide, go ahead and swipe next to this plus sign, and it will open the section here for you where you can go ahead and reposition the slides that are available. Add a blank slide by tapping the "Add Blank Slide" button. Or, you can go ahead and click "Add Question Slide" to add a question slide. Here, in this storyboarding tool, you'll be able to add a true/false question, multiple choice question, matching question, or a sequence question.
To increase the number of options available for these questions, go ahead and tap the "Q" icon, and that will give you control towards the right. Scroll up or down to increase or decrease the number of answer options that you need for your question. To review your slide, you can go ahead and click the "Preview" button, and that will show you the preview of your project. Check out the branching. Go ahead and tap the "Branching" button, and that will show you all the slides.
Once you add branching to it, you will see the branching, as well. Once you've created your storyboard, go back to the project mode. You can long-press your storyboard draft. You'll get the controls to share the project for review with your customers or your colleagues. Or, you can send your Captivate Draft project to Creative Cloud. From there, you can pick it up and open it in Adobe Captivate 9 to flesh it out as a complete e-learning course.