Join Anastasia McCune for an in-depth discussion in this video Configuring custom project settings, part of Captivate Projects: Software Simulations.
…In this lesson, we're going to record a custom software simulation.…A custom simulation is a type of recording where you specify the…elements you want Captivate to record and insert into the project for you.…For our recording, we'll want to use text captions as…a way to narrate and give instruction to the user.…We'll also want to use click boxes that…allow the user to actually practice the steps.…We'll also want to give them feedback if they've done something incorrectly.…So to specify those settings for our recording, I'll start from the…Captivate start page and then go to the Edit menu and then Preferences.…
If you're on a Mac, you'll find that under the Captivate menu and then Preferences.…Right off, you'll see that we are…presented with the settings for recording in general.…Here in this kind of sub menu under recording, I'm…going to select modes and on the resulting screen under…this mode drop down, you can see that we can…choose between demonstration, assessment simulation,…training simulation, or a custom.…
In this project-based course with Captivate expert Anastasia McCune, learn how to record software simulations for your company or elearning project with Captivate. Discover how to plan, record, format, and adjust interactions for your simulation—elements that will make the training more realistic and intuitive—and publish the simulation where students can reach it.
- Choosing the right Captivate project type
- Rehearsing your simulation
- Adding intro and outro slides, captions, and transitions
- Controlling click buttons and boxes
- Adjusting slide timing
- Using skins
- Publishing your project