In a Linkedin group I came across a discussion on Capturing Classroom Training. After seeing the comments made in the discussion I got to know that Articulate Storyline, Captivate6 and Camstacia tools are highly suggested for capturing the classroom training. In this blog I will touch upon how the simulations are captured and why we at CommLab use Articulate Storyline for Capturing the screens.
Simulations – How are they captured
In a classroom if you are teaching about software and want that tutorial to be recorded, Screen capturing tools like Articulate, Lectora and Camstacia can help you by capturing and recording anything that is on the computer screen. While recording, these tools can also capture the mouse cursor movements, clicks on the screen and also any audio if played through a microphone.
After you record, you can edit the recorded video to your heart’s content. Editing is an important feature offered by these tools, as you may want to delete any unnecessary parts in the captured screen.
Why Articulate Storyline
Articulate Storyline’s powerful feature is screen recording which allows a training manager to quickly and easily capture the screens. With storyline you can capture your classroom training once and edit it again and again without re-recording. Capture your screen and add captions, characters, and zoom and panning effects to the screen.
With Storyline you can automatically segment your recording into individual slides. This allows the you to visually show the simulation flow from one screen action to the next.
With Articulate Storyline you can present the Recorded video in the following ways
1) Video on a single slide: You can insert the captured recordings on a single slide as full motion video
2) Step by step slides: The second way to insert your screen recordings into your storyline projects is by selecting the option step-by-step slides in Articulate. Step-by-step option facilities guided simulations, wherein the learner is guided through a set of steps to achieve a specific objective. The step-by-step slides option in turn consists of 3 more options, called View mode steps, Try mode steps, Test mode steps. Let’s see them
View mode steps:
In view mode steps, learners can see each of the steps demonstrated to them. In view mode steps, by default you have captions, mouse cursor and clicks with highlights.
Try mode steps:
In Try mode steps learners will be engaged in trying out the steps for themselves. In Try mode by default you will have the captions, Hand cursor when hovering over the hotspots and hint captions.
Test mode steps:
In test mode steps you can check if your learner can carry each step on their own. In Test mode, by default you will have incorrect feedback, when trying the wrong steps, result slide to display the result after trying out these steps, Limit to Unlimited attempts to set the no of attempts and Try again feedback.
In this article we have looked at how authoring tools can help you in creating videos and simulations. If you have any suggestions to make in capturing the classroom training, do share with us.
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