Join Anastasia McCune for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Captivate Projects: Software Simulations.
There are a few assets you'll need during this course. Those are provided for you in the exercise files. You can see that there's a folder for each unit of the course. Inside each folder is a start folder and an end folder. The start folder shows what the project looks like at the start of that tutorial. And provides any additional assets you may need. The end folder shows what the end state of the project looks like, if you follow all of the steps that I show you. There is one file in particular I'd like to point out. It's this Excel spreadsheet. It forms the base of all the work in this course.
If you don't have Excel, or for some reason have difficulty opening the spreadsheet, there is a backup option available that should work just as well. To get to the backup option, look in the main folder of the exercise files. Then, open up the PDF there and click on the link. This will take you to a Google Docs version of the spreadsheet. However, this file is view only. You'll need to make changes to it during our Captivate recordings. So, you'll need to make a copy of it for yourself. To do that, first you've got to sign into your Google account. Once you've signed in, you can go to the File menu.
And then Make a Copy. And then save out a copy for yourself. The copy will open up for you in a new window. Then you can go back and access it any time you need through your Google Drive Docs. So the Excel or Google version of the spreadsheet should work just fine. In the course, I'll be using the Excel. Of course, if you don't have access to the exercise files, you can follow along from scratch with your own assets.
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