M2-Week 6-Home

The following is a reflection on Week 6 (Home) of the Instructional Design & eAuthoring module.

Adobe Captivate Notes

Adobe Feature Request

Blog by Captivate Expert

Very good (and long) Captivate thread in Adobe forum

Note: (Audio) – I had to download and install SoundFlower 1.6.6 to allow me to record ‘pass-through’ audio from my iMac’s sound card to Adobe Captivate 9.

Note: (Audio): – Soundflower no longer works. Try LoopBack instead. Free version degrades after 20 minutes.

Project Times

Organise Images – 12:30 – 13:30 (1 hour)
Drag and Drop – 14:30 – 22:30 (8 hours)
3 Narration Slides – 22:30 – 06:30 (8 hours)

Renaming images can mess up drag and drop
Careful and tedious naming of text captions is really important
Timing within slides is everything!

Drag and Drop

Very difficult overall. It has a lot of complexity attached to it. Very buggy.

Learn how to do it via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTtL74chAnU&spfreload=10

If you put multiple waste items on the one slide, Adobe Captivate only informs the user that he is correct if all the dropped items are fully correct. If you get even one item incorrect (say out of 5 items, i.e. you are 80% correct) from multiple waste items, Adobe Captivate informs the user that he is incorrect.

So, I put placed one waste item only per slide so that the user could get feedback as to whether he was correct or incorrect for that item.

I didn’t want the user to have to click on the Submit button to get feedback. After some research, I discovered a way of dispensing with the need to use this button via the following link: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/1280136
Basically, you tick the checkbox Auto Submit Correct Answers.

Free Audio

I discovered free audio clips on the following website: http://www.orangefreesounds.com

I downloaded free audio clips (in MP3 format) for correct and wrong answers for the drag and drop assessment at the beginning.

The following text is in a Read.txt file that accompanies each MP3 audio file.
Hello from Orange Free Sounds,
Stock audio – Free sound effects, loops and music.
There are no hidden costs or need to sign-up.
Licence: The sound effect is permitted for non-commercial use under license ìAttribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0)

This licence (which was covered in Week 6 by Pauline Rooney) is of the following type:
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International

According to the appropriate section of the Creative Commons website at the following link: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/

You are free to:

Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material
The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.

Under the following terms:

Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.

NonCommercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes.

The Big Bang Theory Theme Song