Adobe Captivate 7 is a wonderful eLearning development tool, used to create highly interactive courses. The out-of-the-box features of this software help you make digital courses that result in excellent learning experiences. Therefore it doesn’t come as a surprise, when the eLearning Guild reported that it is the most widely used rapid authoring tool.
Let’s now see the features that make Captivate 7 the best tool to develop eLearning courses.
1. Inbuilt Features:
- Import PowerPoint: You can Import your PowerPoint presentations that include text, bullets, shapes, audio, videos, animations, and actions into Adobe Captivate 7.
- Advance Actions: Using these actions, we can easily develop an interactive eLearning course with a customized GUI that is designed using Smart shapes and buttons.
- Interactions library: It has new inbuilt interactivities that help us save time considerably, on designing interactivities and assigning actions. This tool comes with a large library of interactions that allows you to create highly engaging courses.
- Rich media elements: Adobe Captivate 7 helps you develop online courses that are media-rich. It allows you to make the best use of smart learning interactions, which go a long way in the creation of highly effective digital courses. You can also make the best use of themes, characters and smart-shapes in your courses.
- Import Quiz: Using Captivate 7 we can instantly import a wide variety of quizzes, without assigning any actions or variables manually.
- Presentation Patterns: The below table shows the interactivities that you can develop with Captivate 7 to make your courses interesting. It has inbuilt templates that are instructionally sound. These help you create pages with text and media and can be used to build assessments quickly. You can insert any template and can customize it the way you want.
2. E-learning on Smartphones and iPads:
- Publish to Flash, Html5 and Mobile: Adobe Captivate 7 allows you to publish your courses to multiple formats at the same time. You can publish the same course to Flash and HTML5. It automatically detects learners’ delivery platform (be it a Desktop or a Mobile device) and delivers content effectively.
- iPad publishing: As we have already discussed, it can be used to create iPad compatible courses. This tool can be used to create courses that provide identical viewing experiences on Pc’s and iPads.
3. Translations Made Easy:
- Export and Import to XML: After you develop the course in one language, you can export the Captivate project to XML. You just need to give the XML file to translators, along with the published course, in the source language, for reference. After the course has been translated, you can import the translated .XML file and publish the course the target language.
- Right to left language support: Previously, it was very difficult to develop courses in languages that are written in right to left scripts, such as Arabic and Hebrew. Now Captivate 7 provides support to these languages, which is a great boon to eLearning course developers.
Thus, by using Adobe Captivate 7 we can quickly and easily roll out interactive eLearning courses and also convert learning material in the form of PowerPoint presentations into interactive eLearning courses.
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