Join David Rivers for an in-depth discussion in this video What's new in Captivate 7?, part of Up and Running with Captivate 7.
With Captivate 7, you get a number of new and improved tools, features, and functions not found in previous versions of Captivate. Let's discuss them here before we use some of them later on in this course. You can now import an entire PowerPoint project complete with text, shapes, audio, and animations, and publish it directly to HTML5 for mobile viewing. In effect, you're able to convert a PowerPoint presentation to the mobile learning format HTML5 using Captivate 7. Drag and drop modules are now included in Captivate, which allows authors another way to increase interactivity.
Learners will be able to move objects around on a slide in a course, and we'll test this out later when we use this functionality in a quiz. YouTube video streaming is also possible now, in Captivate 7, meaning. Learners can view YouTube videos directly from within the course they're watching. This is one example of a smart learning interaction that has been added to Captivate 7. Another example of a smart learning interaction to help increase interactivity is in-course web browsing, where learners can browse the web right from a slide they're viewing in a course.
You can now record system audio along with your narration, something that was missing from narrations in previous versions of Captivate. You can also import GIFT format quiz questions. A format that allows authors to use a text editor to write multiple choice, true/false, short answer, matching, missing word and numerical questions in a simple format. It's often used in Moodle a popular LMS elearning software platform. Speaking of Learning Management Systems, with Captivate 7 you can now publish to Tin Can-compliant LMS's sometimes called the next generation SCORM, with Captivate 7 you can also generate reusable advanced action templates of your own.
This can make for huge time savings, if you want to create a consistent look and feel across multiple courses that use advanced actions. And finally, Captivate 7 has newly enhanced accessibility support. This can be extremely important to those working with, or those wanting to expand their outreach to defense, government, and educational organizations. The simulations and demonstrations you create in Captivate 7 address accessibility standards, such as Section 508 and web content accessibility guidelines 2.0.
And Captivate 7 defines text equivalents, inserts, clickable areas that allow keyboard access and more to help ensure everyone can access the content. These are many of the new features and functions you'll find in Captivate 7 that will help you create visually stunning, interactive, professional and accessible eLearning projects. We'll make use of most of these as we move through the various chapters in this course.
Learn how to make a presentation from scratch or with built-in themes, import images and PowerPoint slides, and add interest with animation, widgets, and video. Plus add built-in smart learning interactions to your projects, which add more complex interactivity. You'll also discover how to prepare for and record a software simulation, synchronize video, add audio, and build quizzes into your project.
- What is Captivate 7?
- What's new in Captivate 7?
- Setting up preferences
- Creating a project from scratch
- Creating a project from PowerPoint
- Adding text, shapes, and images
- Using hyperlinks, widgets, and interactive elements
- Inserting smart learning interactions
- Recording a software simulation
- Setting up a quiz
- Using multiple choice, true/false, and input questions
- Publishing your project