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Fri, Oct 23



DevLearn 2020

Develop Captivate Activities that Allow Learners to Discover Content

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DevLearn 2020
DevLearn 2020

Time & Location

Oct 23, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM


About the event

eLearning authoring tools offer a number of different choices for creating activities but it can be overwhelming to figure out which kind to use for which type of content. When converting classroom training activities or even developing straight into eLearning, you may know what you what the activity to have the learner practice or prove but you may not know how to translate that idea into technology.

In this hands-on session, you’ll use Adobe Captivate to develop five different kinds of activities from sample files that you can repurpose in your future training development. You'll start by defining the following forms of interactivity, reviewing the different reasons that you might choose to use each, and the best content types for: buttons with states, lightboxes/pop-ups, drag & drop, hotspots, and branching/scenarios. Then you and the other attendees will provide different kinds of content that they need to teach as activities and we will divide those into these types of activities or others that might be appropriate. Using that information, you’ll use the provided template file to fill in content from the provided examples for future use. You'll leave the session with a working knowledge of how activities can be created in Captivate to help reinforce different types of content being covered in training modules.

In this session, you will learn:

  • What are button states in Adobe Captivate and what value do they have
  • What needs to be considered when developing drag & drop activities
  • What activities may not meet the accessibility requirements of your learners
  • What kinds of content are best suited to which kinds of activities
  • Which activities are better for mobile versus desktop end users
  • How does the complexity of the content effect the kind of activity being developed
  • Which kinds of activities are the most and least time consuming to develop and why


Designers, developers, managers

Technology discussed:

Adobe Captivate 2020, Microsoft PowerPoint,

Participant technology requirements:

Laptop device capable of running an eLearning authoring software. Adobe Captivate 2020 (trial version is ok). Articulate Storyline can be used, but sample files are not provided

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