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Adobe Captivate Widgets (ActionScript 3)
Users of Adobe Captivate 4 , 5, 5.5, and 6 can now purchase the following widgets to enhance e-learning project functionality:
- Drag and Drop Lite Question Widget (AS3) - allows Captivate authors to create engaging drag and drop questions using any caption, highlight box, animation, or graphic that can be added to the Captivate stage.
- Drag and Drop Interactive Widget (AS3) - allows more than one drag and drop interaction on a single slide because you can use multiple widgets to set up sophisticated scenarios.
- Interactive Master Widget (AS3) - enables sophisticated interactions to be constructed on a single slide using multiple buttons, click boxes, text entry boxes, and other interactive widgets (built by WidgetFactory 5.5 or above).
- Event Handler Interactive Widget (AS3) - provides a way to make any object on the Captivate stage respond to user interaction.
- TickTOC Static Widget (AS3) - (NOT YET COMPATIBLE WITH CP6) Allows all TOC items to be marked completed in projects using branching. Also ensures branched courses can achieve 100% completion scoring when reporting to a SCORM-compliant LMS.
- Hyperlink Interactive Widget (AS3) - allows authors to add hyperlinked rollover text to Captivate lessons that can open URLs or trigger advanced actions.
At last...Captivate Has Drag and Drop!
Ever since Captivate version 1 was released e-learning professionals have lamented the fact that it (and all subsequent versions till now) did not have the ability to create truly engaging drag and drop questions. Now, if you have Captivate 4, 5, or 5.5, the solution has arrived! All you need is the Drag and Drop Lite Question Widget or Drag and Drop Interactive Widget from Infosemantics.
These amazing widgets allow you to create engaging drag and drop quiz questions and interactions using any image, caption, highlight box, button, or animation that you add to your Captivate stage. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination.
Learn more at the Captivate Drag and Drop Widget page.
Interactive Master makes almost anything possible
Adobe Captivate authors now have a tool that enables them to build sophisticated interactions on a single slide using several different types of interactive objects. You can use buttons, click boxes, text entry boxes, and other interactive widgets (created with Infosemantics WidgetFactory) to create a complex interaction that will report a single score to the quiz. How is this possible? Because you can set up an Interactive Master widget to listen to the Success/Failure status of all slave objects on the slide and report a single combined score on their behalf.
Furthermore, you can structure rules in the widget preferences to enable partial scoring of an Adobe Captivate interaction. So if a learner gets the question half right, you can report half the points allocated for that interaction. Any score is possible, even negative scores! And if you want to get really fancy, you can even add User Variables as slave objects so that the Interactive Master widget tracks their values and reports Success or Failure based on threshold values.
Learn more at the Interactive Master Widget page.
What is an Event Handler?
Though Adobe Captivate has interactive click boxes and buttons, it is not possible with standard Captivate functionality to have an image graphic, caption, or animation (SWF), respond to user interaction. Furthermore, click boxes and buttons respond only to a single or double mouse click, not more sophisticated actions such as rollover, rollout, mousedown, or mouseup.
Now there is a way to achieve all of these objectives with the Event Handler Widget. Best of all, it's compatible with both version 4 and 5 of Captivate.
Learn more on the Event Handler page.
Using Course Branching? You need TickTOC!
If you want to use branching scenarios in your Captivate courses you will find that some sections of your TOC will not be marked as completed because not all slides in the branch were viewed by the participants. This issue is not just a cosmetic inconvenience. Since not all slides were viewed, your LMS will also refuse to mark your courses as 100% complete, meaning that you're forced to set completion percentages that allow for slides not viewed.
Now there is a way to resolve both issues in both Captivate 4 and 5 with the TickTOC Widget.
Learn more about it on the TickTOC Widget page.
Why Captivate needs a Hyperlink Widget
Strange as it may seem, until now Captivate authors have been unable to easily replicate one of the web's simplest interaction tools...the humble text hyperlink. Captivate provides click boxes which can be placed over the top of any caption or image, and buttons, both of which can be configured to open a URL or trigger some action. But Captivate lacks the native ability to add a simple transparent text caption that will change colour on mouseover and trigger an action when clicked.
Now that interactivity is easily available by adding hyperlink widgets to your Captivate projects.
Learn more at the Captivate Hyperlink Widget page.