Can you upload a video to YouTube with the TOC feature using Captivate?

We’d like to start creating our videos and include TOC. I see that this can definitely be done in Captivate, but what I can’t seem to find out is if once you’ve created a project using Captivate, can you upload the output file to YouTube and still have the TOC show and work?

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Can you upload a video to YouTube with the TOC feature using Captivate?

We’d like to start creating our videos and include TOC. I see that this can definitely be done in Captivate, but what I can’t seem to find out is if once you’ve created a project using Captivate, can you upload the output file to YouTube and still have the TOC show and work?

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Tips for Interactive Video

Intro

Interactive video is one of the new features in CP2019. Although for a normal cptx-project interactivity is very normal and has a lot more features, it is a nice addition especially to make existing passive video a little bit more engaging. To avoid confusion, because already did see a lot of theoretical posts here that talk about normal interactive projects, not about interactive videos, I will continue to point at published cptx- projects as ‘interactive movies’. A standalone interactive video can be nice. However  I believe that the combination of interactive video slides with static slides in a cptx project is much more powerful.

This first version of interactive video offers the possibility to insert:

  • Bookmarks: which out of the box can be used with the new command ‘Jump to bookmark’ to realize some branching often based on answer to  knowledge check slides.
  • Overlay content  slides: which appear at certain frames of the video on top of the video (can be partially visible in a dimmed version behind the overlay slides. A lot can be used on those content slides, inclusing advanced/shared actions.
  • Overlay Knowledge Check slides: which are based on the quizzing master slides.  Their appearance is the same as for the content overlay slides. Scored quiz slides are not possible.

I will post lin the future a full description of the timeline of interactive video slides, and the differences with a normal video. An interactive video is always a slide video, never an event video. Consequence: interactive video is not possible in a fluid box.

In this blog post, I’ll offer some tips for using and enhancing the present functionality of interactive video. I posted an interactive video, as illustration in  as a b log. You can watch the applied tips there.

Tips

Tip 1: Master Slides for the Overlay slides

You can have two types of Overlay slides; Content overlay slides and Knowledge Check  overlay slides. Both types can have the same size as the project size, but I prefer to have a smaller size for the overlay slides, so that the video itself remains visible in the background (dimmed). That can be done by using a duplicate of the Blank slide, and have a shape with a smaller size than the slide, as background for your content or questions.  Have a look at the 3 master slides used for the example video mentioned above:

You see two content master slides next to the Blank master slide:

  • OverlayTip: has a bubble shape, semi-transparent as background; the white space surrounding the shape will be ignored in the overlay and show the dimmed video.
  • OverlayWarn: has a different shape, less transparent and also white surrounding space.

The Quiz master slide which I used is a duplicate of the MCQ master slide. You need all the embedded objects with their functionality, a duplicate is necessary. I used a rectangular shape as background, not transparent. Beware: use a non-respnsive theme, because the Quizzing master slides in a Fluid Boxes theme have fluid boxes. Second warning: when creating a slides based on this master slide, you need to choose Knowledge Check slides, because normal Quiz slides cannot be used as Overlay slides for an interactive video.

After inserting the content slides and one KC slide, the Filmstrip looks like this (watchthe hierarcy sympoblized by the smaller size of the overlay slides, and by the icons at their bottom. :

Tip 2:  Replace Fixed duration by Close button

Interactivity to me means to offer as much control as possible to the learner. Some need more time, some want to proceed quicker. All reasons why I don’t like the fixed duration for Overlay slides.  No problem for the Knowledge Check slides,  the Submit button (with its default pausing point at 1,5secs) takes care of keeping the slide open as long as wanted. Same would be the case for a slide with a D&D interaction or an interactive learning interaction.

For the static content slides however you need to pause the slide. I used a shape button on the two master slides used for the content overlay slides:

For shape buttons on a master slide, the pausing point is not visible on the Timeline, nor in the Timing Properties because those objects have no timing. However, in the default setup, the shape button will pause at the end of each slide. Look under the Actions tab:

The action triggered by the Success event of that button is very simple: ‘Continue‘, to release the paused playhead. Since the pausing point is at the end of each overlay content slide, it will close immediately.

Tip 3: Information button

That button is available for the full duration of the project, from the second (video) slide. I described the workflow in an older post, which dates from before CP2019:  Interactive Video Buttons

Tip 4: Navigation Menu

With the Menu button the learner has a TOC to bookmarks available, to review only parts of the video. I described my workflow in this post.

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Unable to import videos to Captivate 2019

I am currently unable to upload any video (I want to create an interactive video). Neither from youtube nor from my local computer.

Youtube:

It says “A video error has been found” (I translated it, so maybe the english version would say it a bit different). It shows the upload at 100% and the first image of the video. But there is no sound and no change in the image as the timeline proceeds. The timeline is extended and implicates that something has been uploaded.

Local computer:

It stops the upload at 50 %. Same problem as above. It shows the first image of the video. But there is no sound and no change in the image. The timeline is extended though and implicates that something has been uploaded.

Has anyone experienced the same? Do you have ideas what I could do wrong?

Thank you for any helpful input!

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Bookmark in Interactive Video for Captivate 2017

Hi. I was wondering if anyone knew if there was a way to create a bookmark in an interactive video using Captivate 2017? I know that Adobe Captivate 2019 allows you to add bookmarks to interactive videos–where after completing a certain action, a user is redirected to a particular part in a video. However, I wasn’t sure if this option was available in Captivate 2017? Or, if there was an alternative way to accomplish the same effect in Adobe 2017?

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AC 2019 | Cannot Select Interactive Project Mouse Icon

Hi there!

Sounds silly but I see on my interactive project only on a few clickable objects a mouse icon. It is very restricting compared to other click moments in the project and I would like to make it more accessible.

I can’t seem to select it even when in the timeline. It looks like a Bookmark, but I cannot remove it (or know how!)

Any thoughts?

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Interactive Video Tool does not load a Youtube video

Hi,

I am trying to load a YouTube video using the Interactive video tool. The loading shows the upload until 50%,  stops there and never finishes. when it is manually stopped, it shows the following msg: “Video encountered an internal error”.

If I use the YouTube Learning Interaction it works. I am not sure what could be happening.

Please I appreciate if there is any idea.

Version Captivate 2019 Release – 11.0

Windows 7

attached is the screenshot

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How Can You Use Interactive Videos Effectively In eLearning

While usage of videos in online training is an established practice, it is interactive video that is seen as the next big thing for eLearning and mobile learning. In this article, I outline how you can use interactive videos effectively in eLearning. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

Free Webinar: Trends In Training And Learning Management

On November 21, I’m doing a virtual session covering the biggest trends in training and learning management! Just in time for the new year. The audience is always super involved, which keeps things entertaining.

Register here: https://elearningindustry.com/webinars/training-trends-and-learning-management?utm_source=presenter&utm_campaign=adobe_webinar_nov21

Here is the session description:

Join Adobe’s Senior Learning Evangelist Katrina Marie Baker for this lively conversation about the latest trends in training & development. Based on recent studies and research, the session will explore what people are doing in organizations around the world, and how organizations can achieve great results with modern learning programs.

Katrina Marie Baker will discuss the:

  • Impetus behind creating and developing virtual universities
  • Growing demand to encourage learner immersion and ongoing engagement
  • Rise of mobile learning
  • Role of skill-based learning in business training
  • Use of gamification for learner engagement and motivation
  • Ongoing expectations of learners for video
  • Proving the value of your learning program through more relevant reporting

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