Adobe Captivate (2019 release) and Interactive videos

August 22, 2018
Pooja Jaisingh works as a senior learning evangelist at Adobe. She has created several award-winning eLearning courses and eBooks, and regularly conducts workshops and webinars on Adobe eLearning tools and services. In her previous roles, she has worked as a teacher trainer, instructional designer, and chief learning geek. Pooja is CPLP and COTP certified. She holds a master’s degree in education and economics and a doctorate in educational technology.
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Adobe Captivate (2019 release) and Interactive videos

Pooja Jaisingh works as a senior learning evangelist at Adobe. She has created several award-winning eLearning courses and eBooks, and regularly conducts workshops and webinars on Adobe eLearning tools and services. In her previous roles, she has worked as a teacher trainer, instructional designer, and chief learning geek. Pooja is CPLP and COTP certified. She holds a master’s degree in education and economics and a doctorate in educational technology.
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August 22, 2018

Liven up demos and training videos by making them interactive with the new Adobe Captivate. Create your own or bring in existing YouTube videos, add questions at specific points and conduct knowledge checks. Add bookmarks in the timeline to aid learner remediation. Customize feedback options for answers and interactions.

Steps:

  1. Create a new blank or responsive project.
  2. Go to the Toolbar and click Interactive Video.
  3. In the Insert Video dialog, let the YouTube Video option remain selected, if you wish to embed a YouTube video on the slide and enter the YouTube video link in the URL field.
  4. OR select From your computer if you want to import an MP4 video saved on your computer.
  5. Click Browse and navigate to the folder where you have saved the video.
  6. Select the video and click Open.
  7. If you wish to use a portion of the video instead of the entire video, enter the Start time and End time.
  8. And click OK.
  9. The video will now be added to the slide. Resize and reposition it as per your liking.
  10. Add a few additional slides to the project, like knowledge check questions, custom interactions or content slides. We will convert all these slides as overlays for the video.
  11. Go back to the video slide and drag the playhead to the position where you wish to add the first overlay.
  12. Click Insert Overlay.
  13. Select the slide you wish to use as an overlay and click Insert.
  14. To move the overlay slide to a different location, simply drag the Overlay marker to a different location on the timeline.
  15. To replace the overlay with any other slide, hover over the Overlay marker and click Replace Overlay Slide.
  16. Select a different slide and click Insert.
  17. To unlink the Overlay slide, hover over the Overlay marker, and click Unlink Overlay Slide.
  18. You can also adjust the background opacity of the Overlay slides, which will help you see the video in the background of the overlay slide. The default opacity is set to 10%, but you can change it any percentage value from the Properties Inspector.
  19. To add a bookmark, drag the playhead to the position where you wish to add the bookmark.
  20. Click the Insert Bookmark marker.
  21. Rename the bookmark and click the check mark.
  22. To move the bookmark to a different location, drag the marker on the timeline.
  23. To delete the bookmark, hover over the marker, and then click the Delete Bookmark icon.
  24. Then go to the overlay knowledge check slide.
  25. Go to the Properties Inspector and open the Quiz Inspector.
  26. Here, go to the Last Attempt and change the action to Jump to Bookmark and select the bookmark.
  27. This will make sure that when the learners answer the question incorrectly, they are taken back to the section where the content is covered. And then, they get back to the question, and get a chance to answer it again.

Watch this video to learn more about this feature in Adobe Captivate (2019 release):

Comments (14)
2018-11-05 22:19:05
2018-11-05 22:19:05

These two techniques will make a difference in my work! I’m looking into using them now.

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2018-10-03 18:05:44
2018-10-03 18:05:44

This is exciting; looking forward to playing with this feature.

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2018-09-25 06:38:15
2018-09-25 06:38:15

Several users have been asking for a feature to allow free navigation to all bookmarks. Maybe a future feature enhancement? I wrote out a workflow for a workaround; using a toggle button, a popup menu with hyperlinks that navigate to the bookmarks. You can find it in this portal and on my blog. Look for ‘Bookmarks’.

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2018-09-07 18:09:54
2018-09-07 18:09:54

I tried adding Youtube videos through the “Media” or “Interactive Video” options and it wouldn’t work. I can place them in alright, but I get an infinite loading time for the video and nothing show up. The only way I can make them work is through the Learning Interaction – Youtube (and I suppose an iFrame would work too, but I’m unlikely to do that). Is there anything special we need to do to make it work?MP4 videos work fine with the same settings. I know I have the right URL and that embedding is allowed for that video since it works as a Learning Interaction, so I’m fresh out of ideas as to what I need to do.

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2018-09-03 18:35:18
2018-09-03 18:35:18

A lot to learn! I hope to try CP2019 soon.

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2018-08-25 03:18:38
2018-08-25 03:18:38

I’m confused and can’t get this to work. I note that for number 26 you say “Here, go to the Last Attempt and change the action to Jump to Bookmark and select the bookmark.”…but the graphic shows you not at “Last attempt” but at “On success”…which seems more confusing. I’m trying to get the project to jump back to a previous bookmark if a question is answered incorrectly…but “Last Attempt” never works.

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2018-08-27 12:19:22
2018-08-27 12:19:22
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Hi Philip, I’ve set the action for last attempt as Jump to Bookmark and set the number if attempts to 1. Let me know if it still doesn’t work for you. Here’s a screenshot:

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2018-08-28 23:41:17
2018-08-28 23:41:17
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Thanks. I had all that but it wasn’t working. I tried starting over (I’m just testing the trial version of Captivate 2019 to write up a review, so it wasn’t a big issue) and now it’s working. Not sure what I did wrong…but success! Thanks again. BTW, interactive video is going to have a huge potential…even just making existing content more interactive!

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2018-08-29 07:30:38
2018-08-29 07:30:38
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Philip Roy
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Glad it worked for you, Philip! Looking forward to seeing you review post 🙂

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2018-09-06 05:38:23
2018-09-06 05:38:23
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It took longer to write than I expected, but here it is 

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2018-08-22 10:00:31
2018-08-22 10:00:31

Sure! Love the interactive video feature. Congratulations with the CP2019 release!

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2018-08-22 10:04:02
2018-08-22 10:04:02
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Congratulations to you too! 🙂

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2018-08-22 09:14:36
2018-08-22 09:14:36

Thanks, Pooja. In combination with shared actions and multistate objects on the overlay slides, a whole world of possibilities open up. Will try to post some use cases later on!

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2018-08-22 09:59:26
2018-08-22 09:59:26
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Great! I tried to build some custom interactions using shared and advanced actions, and it worked beautifully. Looking forward to seeing some example interactions from you 🙂

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