Several authoring tools are available in the market today, each with its unique strengths and capabilities. Often, choosing the right authoring tool is based on the business challenges the e-learning course should address, as well as the learner-experience the course intends to provide.
In this blog, we will explore a few features of Captivate 8 that help developers create courses that can capture the imagination of learners while addressing the business challenges of the client.
Adobe Captivate 8 is a good choice when you want to create courses that support responsive design. Using this tool, you can create a course that can be accessed seamlessly on multiple devices with varied screen sizes from desktops and laptops to tablets and smartphones.
The tool comes with a set of responsive themes where the content will rearrange itself based on the device. It is possible to see how the course will look like in various devices such as mobiles, tablets, and laptops. You can then tweak content for the specific device by moving, resizing, or editing objects.
The variety of responsive themes allows you to design content based on the device; you can even customize the themes based on your needs or create your own. These themes can be saved for later use in other projects.
The tool offers a preview feature where you can see how your course will appear on various screens. You can use the free Adobe Edge Inspect app to see how your course will look like on a mobile device.
Another feature that enhances responsive design is gesture-enabled mlearning. This will help you design a course that is easy to navigate using fingers. With this feature, you can define the upper and lower limits of object sizes to avoid rescaling across multiple screen sizes. This provides an optimal viewing experience to learners.
The language capabilities of this tool provide:
- Course translation into any language
- Localization features and help import translated editions easily
- Support to different languages
The tool is useful for creating courses in multiple languages by making translation and localization easy. This makes it possible to train learners in different languages. The tool also supports right-to-left languages such as Arabic, Hebrew, and Urdu. It even supports DBS scripts such as Chinese, Japanese or Korean.
The quiz capabilities of Captivate 8 support:
- The development of a wide variety of assessments
- The creation of informal quizzes
- Pre-tests and branch-aware quizzes
With this tool, you can create assessments with a wide variety of questions including matching, short-answer questions, and fill in the blanks. The tool allows you to create informal quizzes which can keep learners on track. Informal quizzes can include knowledge check questions which help learners pause, think, and consider before they move on with the course.
Pre-tests can be created to help assess the knowledge, skills, or performance of individual learners. Based on the results, learners can be directed to the appropriate section they need to focus on and quizzed again to assess what they have learned.
With this tool, question banks can be imported easily. Questions can be randomized, and allow the learner to get back to the relevant topic of the course, if he answers a question incorrectly. This helps him revise the topic before reattempting the quiz.
Adobe Captivate 8 supports responsive design, has language capabilities that support the translation of courses, and provides a variety of quiz options to create effective assessments. These features make it a tool of choice among e-learning developers. If you are looking for these features in your online courses, why don’t you give it a try?