Join Anastasia McCune for an in-depth discussion in this video Viewing the completed projects, part of Adobe Captivate for Systems Training.
- [Instructor] In this course we'll be working with two projects. The first is a simple training about how to use a mortgage calculator. There are some parts where you type and some parts where you click. So for instance, here's a part here where we type in 250,000 and then you click and you continue on going through some other steps. And then after this we get a couple of quiz questions. So we'll record and edit this project from scratch using Captivate. The second project is a responsive project. It's a training showing bank customers how to reset their debit card PIN number.
Now this project does have audio for almost every screen, but I've turned the audio down on my computer so I don't talk over it now. So once we're past the title slide, users are presented with two different ways they can reset their PIN. So when we click Customer Care Number, we go through just two slides that aren't exactly the epitome of instructional design, they're mostly just text, but it is a section of content. Then we're taken back to the screen where the two methods are presented, and you'll notice the first button is grayed out since we just completed that section. Then we move on to the Using an ATM section, which is more involved.
The user has to perform a series of steps. So we get some introductory information and there is a quiz question. And then the next thing they have to click, Set PIN. And then you're supposed to enter in some specific information. And there is some error checking. Here I'm supposed to enter in a specific phone number. And if I do it incorrectly, then I get a message that tells me what I need to do and to please try again. So I'll go ahead and do that. So then we go on and there's more information that you're supposed to enter in to follow through the rest of this process.
So once we're through the process and we're taken back to the decision screen, you can see that that second button is grayed out because now we visited that section as well. You can then choose to visit either section again, or click this third button to take us to the conclusion. So while the base of that project has been provided for you, during the course we'll work with the sections where the user has to type things in and click and so on, as well as the setup for making the buttons turn gray. We'll also do some scripting that makes the Go To Conclusion button appear, and some scripting that controls the audio.
We'll also work with some simple drag and drop questions. While you can pick and choose what lessons in the course you'd like to view, the content will make the most sense if you start at the beginning of the course and go through in sequence, so let's go.
- Recording software simulations
- Choosing the right type of project
- Configuring settings
- Recording a simulation
- Utilizing efficient formatting
- Manipulating styles for visual objects
- Refining transitions and timing
- Configuring text entry boxes
- Positioning objects in responsive projects
- Tracking user progress
- Using question slides and knowledge check slides