Hello, and thank you for taking the time to view my project. I’ve spent a lot of time in Adobe Premiere and Photoshop, however, this was my first exposure to Captivate. I hope that this eLearning can display my skillset in organizing and executing a lesson and design.
Please feel free to reach out with any additional questions.
great job and nice suggestions here
I am a fan of simple design and consistency. I am not someone who is going to suggest more movement, or added graphics, or things that do not need to be included that distract from the content.
However, I think you could vary your design going forward. I understand this is the first project you have done, and I am a fairly new user as well, but I am not new to design, which is where my comments come from, not from you knowledge of eLearning or content development.
Just wanted to provide a suggestion for you to think about. It is tough getting intent across in text, isn’t it?
I really appreciate the feedback and will work on that for my future slides, thank you very much!
As stated this was my first time using this program so I was a little overwhelmed with all the tools available to me, so I tried to keep it basic at first and figured I can always expand as I go!
Thanks again and I will look into fixing up that second slide. I agree, it felt kind of long and information dense but I was not sure how to break it up.
Hello Sawyer! Thanks for your positive reaction, I just want to help but some users don’t like that.
Reason why I asked to see the Timeline of that second slide (you can attach images) was that I suspect you had such a long slide because you staggered the different text containers on the timeline, like you would do in a video timeline. In Captivate you have two possible alternatives:
- Distribute over multiple slides. That can be perfectly done without the learner to even see that multiple slides are done. The Next button will use the command ‘Go to Next Slide’, and can be made available on a Master slide, so that you don’t have to repeat that button on each slide. Using a shape button (or SVG or Bitmap image as button) is possible on the Master slides. Advantage: you can keep the short duration of 3 secs for each slide, the button on the master slide will automatically pause at the end of each slide, giving control to the user to take as much time as needed before proceeding.
- Use a multistate object, each of the text containers will be in a state. The ‘next’ button in that case would use the command ‘Go to Next State’. Multistate objects can save a lot of time. A feature worthwhile to master. I will post one link but have tons of posts using multistate objects.
Do you also accept some tips? Your background with video is very clear in this Captivate project. You have two slides in the Table of Contents, you did hide the Quiz slides which is fine, but I would have hidden the TOC as well for those quiz slides.
I am wondering about the setup of the second slide which is very loooooong for a Captivate project. Would it be possible to post a screenshot of the Timeline for that slide? Its setup is probably the cause for the very long loading time of this rather short project.
Just one tip about the Quiz: you use the Skip button as Next button as well which you need to explain to the learner. You need it as Next button because you allow Backwards movement (I never do). Each answer on a question slide is blocked when you return to that slide. If you don’t have a Next button, the learner is stuck.
You provide a button for the TOC on the control panel. To get rid of the default Captivate arrow buttons at the top left which has the same functionality, replace that image by an empty PNG in the setup of the Project.
If you want real toggle buttons (Play/Pause, open/close TOC) could offer some suggestions as well.