Playbar Render Issue in Preview


I hope someone can help me with this issue. I am using an edited Theme – MobilePlaybar for my project and it is not rendering correctly when I preview.

I am using Captivate 2019. I am using the html5 preview and scormcloud preview. Same results in both. I have tried Firefox, Chrome, and IE. It doesn’t render correctly in all three. I am using a gradient color for the Background and for the Button Face.

1st image – what it looks like in Captivate  and what I want it to look like.

2nd image – what it looks like in preview.

3rd image – what it looks like if I change the Background and Button Face color to a solid color. Solid color renders correctly but the progress circle is still not white.

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The Complete Learning Technologist Certificate – Coming to Orlando in February!

I’ve wanted to put together a learning technologist certification for a long, long time. Well, guess who had the same idea – Training Magazine! And they’re making it happen at Training 2019! Learning geeks will unite in Orlando for our three-day learning technology program February 22-24, 2019. You can register here.

  • Day 1: Creation and Authoring Learning Tools, presented by Jeff Batt
  • Day 2: Multimedia Planning, Tools and Gadgets, presented by Nick Floro
  • Day 3: Delivery and Emerging Technologies, presented by yours truly

I’m going to cover a variety of technologies on day three, in addition to discussing how to select and implement educational technology. And I’ll give you some free goodies to take home with you. Take a look at the program descriptions below and consider joining us at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort!

The Complete Learning Technologist Certificate Program

Whether you are a designer, developer, manager, facilitator, administrator, or executive, you need to understand what learning technologies are capable of today—and what their promise is for tomorrow. Through demos, hands-on experience, checklists, and rubrics, this program goes beyond identifying the latest shiny training tech objects — and helps you become a well-rounded learning technologist who makes the optimal selection, design, and implementation decisions for your organization.

Day 1 Creation and Authoring Learning Tools; Jeff Batt, Head Trainer, Learning Dojo

Authoring tools change quickly and often, so how do you keep up? We’ll begin by examining the overall principles of development (i.e., elements, properties, behavior). Then, using those principles, we’ll begin our exploration of specific authoring tools. You’ll learn:

  • About the basics of course authoring, regardless of what authoring tool you may be using.
  • How development principles apply to current off-the-shelf tools like Adobe Captivate and more.
  • How to make the appropriate selection for authoring tools.
  • How to learn any new authoring tool.

Day 2: Multimedia Planning, Tools and Gadgets; Nick Floro, Learning Architect, Sealworks Interactive Studios

Looking to bring your skills to the next level? On day two, you will learn how to get started building and designing interactive learning. Learn the finer points, practical skills that you can apply, and best practices for delivering engaging learning. You’ll learn about:

  • Architecting your next project with collaborative tools.
  • Sketching a storyboard from paper to PowerPoint.
  • Improving brainstorming and feedback loops.
  • Creating a prototype with Marvel app.
  • Using Explain Everything App to create animated explainers and promos and to provide feedback.
  • Thinking Outside the Box: 5 activities and concepts to add to your next project.
  • Building an interactive chatbot for learning.
  • Strategies for designing for learning and your audience.

Day 3: Delivery and Emerging Technologies; Katrina Marie Baker, Senior Learning Evangelist, Adobe

You’ve spent two days learning how to create engaging training resources. Day three focuses on how to deliver your content using the latest in learning technology and features content from Katrina’s books LMS Success and The LMS Selection Checklist. You will:

  • Define common types of learning technology platforms.
  • Demonstrate how technology can help you engage learners through the use of gamification, mobile learning, social learning, and blended learning elements.
  • Explain how to use reporting and analytics to understand the learner experience.
  • Describe the process to select a new technology platform, including the features and factors you should review with potential vendors.
  • Discuss the process of successfully implementing and maintaining a learning technology platform.
  • Cover best practices that include how to internally market your platform, curate your course catalog and content, and build an effective administrator team.

BONUS! You will walk away with supplemental materials and a free trial of Adobe Captivate Prime.

BYOD:  Please bring a WiFi-enabled laptop with Storyline and Captivate installed (trial versions okay).

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Automatic next slide while having Play/pause button

Hi – I have a play/pause button created via a shape in the Master slide. It calls an advanced action (below) but at the end of the slide it does not automatically progress to the next slide as I want it to.

– On the button I have “Pause project until user clicks” UNCHECKED

– The advanced action being called on the button is:

Perform actions:  If cmCmndPause is equal to 0

Actions: Assign cpCmndPause with 1

Else: Assign cpCmndResume with 1

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Pretest Continues to Show Quiz as Passed even if User Failed

Hi there,

I’ve tested this both in a scorm cloud and in project preview and the pretest Quiz Results slide continues to show that the user passed although they failed. I’ve checked and re-checked the settings, not sure what I am missing. Any thoughts?


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Science of Learning

Our Talent Management division is currently focusing on the “science of learning” topic and  several experts have given presentations about what that looks like for both the learner and the developers. By definition: Learning sciences (LS) is an interdisciplinary field that works to further scientific understanding of learning as well as to engage in the design and implementation of learning innovations, and the improvement of instructional methodologies. (wikipedia) Some of you may recall Multimedia Learning during your graduate work if not it is the study of learning to design for online learning.

What does all of this have to do with Captivate? Well, as I get more immersed in using web authoring tools like Captivate we have to keep in mind that although the learner may not know that why we design courses the way we do we are well aware of what we are trying to accomplish. Anymore, packaging the development tool with the respective LMS will give us the complete picture if the products we are developing are measuring the learners true learning capabilities. Because of the nature of my customers environment the science of learning is becoming very important for some of our topical areas.

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Anyone run into LMS not handling even numbered question slides properly?

Captivate community, we have a head scratcher that we can’t figure out.  We’re new to captivate, but have successfully created 10 projects for LMS (LearnCore) courses.  All of a sudden, we are now running into an issue where all of the even numbered question slides are not working properly.  All of the slides are set for 2 attempts and to provide an “incorrect” response when applicable.  This is working properly for the odd questions.  But for the even questions, the slide is advancing after their first attempt (without providing a “correct” or “incorrect” response).  Anyone have an idea why this might be happening?  Would be very grateful.  I’m having to insert a SKIP THIS SLIDE every other question so I can include a quiz in the course.

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