July 23, 2019
Creating Flash Cards in Captivate
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July 23, 2019
Creating Flash Cards in Captivate
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I would love to create flash cards to be used through Captivate. Any suggestions on how to do this?

Thanks,

Lauren

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2019-07-24 23:21:06
2019-07-24 23:21:06

I made a quick example using smart shapes converted to buttons. The file is attached.

Here are the steps used:

  1. I entered text “1 + 2” then went into State View and deleted the Rollover and Down states.
  2. Added a custom state and entered the answer “3” .
  3. Select the button and under Actions select “Go to Next State” . This will change the state to show the answer when clicked, and show the question if clicked again.
  4. Duplicate the original button(copy/paste), and change the question and answer on the new button and in the state view for a new card.

You can add as many on the page as you like using this process.  The key is to get the first card set up and looking how you want, then just copy and edit the new cards. You can take it a step further with advanced actions and  animation/effects to simulate flipping the card.

Hope that helps get you started.

Wayne

Attachment  flash-card.cptx

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2019-07-24 15:40:19
2019-07-24 15:40:19

Ok thanks I will try that.  Thanks

 

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2019-07-24 14:44:33
2019-07-24 14:44:33

Flash cards are learning aids and are commonly found at the elementary level for things like single digit math.

So a teacher might hold up a card that says 2 + 2 on it and the student simply says “4” and then the teacher would flip to the next card which might say 3 + 5…  etc.

Students can also use them by themselves for practice where they look at the card and guess the answer and they can look at the answer on the back of the card.

That being said – if we need to build in the option of having a student look at the answer as well as just bringing up several cards – that would require some additional work above and beyond the simple changing of states for the cards themselves.

I suspect that may be a next step but I am OK with taking it in stages.

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2019-07-24 14:49:11
2019-07-24 14:49:11
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Thanks for the explanation, Greg… would never use that in an eLearning course myself, but I am not American as you know. Our education system is quite different.

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2019-07-24 14:34:01
2019-07-24 14:34:01

This is a typical American word, and do not know what exactly is expected…. ,Reason why I didn’t answer the question, would like to hear more details. Is that what Greg proposed what you expect?

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2019-07-24 10:26:07
2019-07-24 10:26:07

How about this general idea? Nothing fancy.

Make a larger smart shape box as your card and a smaller one as a button.

Make multiple states for as many cards as you want.

Simply have the button go to the next state onSuccess.

The learner will just click the button to cycle through all the cards.

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