Language selection option in Captivate to handle multi languages
I want to create, & provide multiple language selection option in Captivate to the end user. What could be the best way to achieve ?
You don’t provide enough details to give a precise answer.
Will you deploy this on a LMS? Are you talking about short or long courses? Do you have audio in the courses, CC? How many languages? Are those all written left to right or do you include RTL languages?
The easiest way is to have a main course, sort of a dashboard, where you let the user choose the language. From that dashboard course, link to the appropriate language course. If you use a LMS, it may be possible to skip the dashboard course itself, depending on the functionality of the LMS.
Hello Lieve Weymeis,
Ok sure , these are further details: Yes, I will deploy this on LMS. I have 6 local Indian languages for which I have 6 videos generated and ready in respective languages, there is hardly any text on the slides. As of now, I have provided the dashboard, added smart shapes with buttons for each language. Once clicked, the respective slide gets opened. From LMS side, is there any option (something like multi lingual LMS ) which would allow users to select the langauge at LMS login level ? so that may be further dashboard inside captivate need not be created. I am not technically sure about this feasibility. As you have mentioned ” link to the appropriate course ” means exactly what ?
I cannot answer for the LMS, but you in most of them you can set up rules to show only the courses which are relevant for the account. That could include language choice. But that depends largely on the LMS. Main reason I asked is that SCORM laws do not like you to link to other files on the LMS from within a file. That would be the case if you use a Captivate project which is a dashboard. Each of your buttons should link to another project.
If you want to have everything in one project, and the total number of slides is limited (not sure if you are talking about mp4 when you mention video) you could also use multistate objects to replace some slides. Video can be inserted as event video in states of a multistate object. That means that the dashboard button could navigate to the slide with the multistate object, and you can add a command ‘Change state’ to show the correct video for that choice. In that case I would use a shared action or duplicate advanced actions which will have two commands: ‘Jump to…’ and ‘Change State of…’.
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