Ways to use Captivate 9 effects and states

Captivate 8 review

Last week I reviewed Captivate 9 and I was quite excited about the new Effect and State options. However, I didn’t go into any detail as it would have taken up the entire blog. So this post will take you through some of the ideas I’ve had on how to use the new effect and state settings in Captivate 9. Below is a link to a demo project; you can also download the source Captivate file if you want as well.

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Use Edge Animate to get more out of Captivate 8

Adobe Captivate and Edge animate

The integration between Edge Animate and Captivate was one of the new features I was most excited about when I reviewed Captivate 8 a while back . It has not let me down. I now spend as much time in Edge Animate as I do in Captivate when I am building custom e-Learning interactions. Below is a demo of showing how you can use Edge Animate to control and interact with your Captivate project. It has buttons controlling Captivate, adjusting variables and more. There is a short explanation of each slide below. You can also download all the source files and have a play around yourself.

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Automatically send quiz results from Captivate in HTML5

Captivate 8 review
Since the move to HTML5 I have been trying to find a way to automatically send e-Learning data from Captivate without using the users’ email client. In flash I used the CPGURU email reporting widget and have been unable to replicate it’s functionality with HTML5. Until now. Last month I stumbled onto Marius Craciunoiu blog post about the Mandrill App. With a few tweaks here and there I was able to get emails automatically send from Captivate in HTML5, sending both user variables and Captivates quiz variables.

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Captivate 8: Is it really a game changer?

Captivate 8 reviewAdobe has been throwing the phrase “game changer” around to describe Captivate 8 but will this release really change the face of e-Learning?

Having spent five (at times painful) months working with Captivate 4 my eventual graduation to Captivate 7 was honestly one of the best days of my working life. So much so that I thought that Adobe couldn’t possibly improve Captivate enough to make investing in the upgrade worthwhile. I was wrong.

 

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