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What Opportunities are Available?
In the context of writing this article, I am focusing on the Irish & UK employment market.
Training is now recognised as not only needed in all industries but in some countries, it is mandatory to provide quality training to your employees. It is also vital that you provide training that can be accessed by all employees, including employees that may have accessibility impairments such as vision, hearing or motor skills.
In Ireland and the UK, we have a shortage of Instructional Designers, Developers and Trainers to meet demand. This is good news if you want to follow a carer path in this industry. So what’s involved in starting a career in this sector? First, you need to identify what role you wish to take, designer, developer or trainer? Remember that you can add to your skill set along the way. Next is to decide how you will start your learning path.
Getting your Tuition paid for by the Government
Great news for student s in Ireland, Northern Ireland and the UK is that the government now subsides college fees for both the unemployed (mature students full tuition paid) and for people currently working in any sector (90% of the college fees are paid). SO there has never been a better time to start in the learning and training sector or to start to upskill and eventually move to this sector.
Also if you’re a stay at home mom or dad, that has been out of the workforce for a number of years you can return to college for free, regardless of your partner’s income levels.
Your local college or employment centre will have all of the details for the courses and services available.
Who does what?
Many designers don’t develop eLearning and the opposite is also true for developers. That said you may be required to design, develop and roll out the training for smaller companies and you may be the only person on board. But over time it is best to have a firm knowledge of all the areas of eLearning as either way you will have to deal with stakeholders within the company or organisation.
What skills are useful when entering the eLearning industry:
There are many skills that are useful, but I feel these are the most important ones:
- Being a creative person (a must have)
- A passion for helping others to learn (a must have)
- Knowledge of how students, employees and adults learn
- Knowledge of following theories and models:
- Situated Cognition Theory
- Sociocultural Learning Theory
- The ADDIE Model
- Merrill’s Principles Of Instruction
- Individualized Instruction
- Bloom’s Taxonomy Of Learning Objectives
- The SAM Model
- Knowledge of eLearning authoring tools such as Captivate
- Knowledge of Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and other Adobe products
- Knowledge of a Learner Management System (LMS)
It’s worth noting that all the relevant skills can be acquired through study apart from the passion to help others, you are either born with this or you’re not.
When you enter this sector you do not need to have experience of any particular employment sector such as catering, customer service, etc, you will get all the information of how the company or organisation operates and what their Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) are and how these are enforced or used with the various departments. You will most likely have access to Subject Matter Experts (SME’s) within the company.
If you are starting off in this career, you might find it best to undertake a short course at night school or do a course on Udemy or Lynda.com or LinkedIn. Linked in is great for getting started with some very excellent courses from Dr. Pooja Jaisingh , where she will take you through all the basics and advanced modes of Captivate.
A word of caution to anyone that intends on becoming a self-employed designer/developer, please keep in mind that it can be a very solitary role where you work for long periods on your own and without the company of others. This is fine for many, but you may find that it can get a little depressing, I worked from home for five years and then moved into an enterprise incubator service where I have my own space, but also have the pleasure of being around other creators every day.
This is just an introduction to the opportunities that are available, if you would like me to create a more in-depth article then please let me know.
I hope you enjoy this short post and that it helps you in your career.
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I am creating a module in Captivate 2017 that includes a jeopardy game. However, when I upload the module to Brightspace LMS (aka D2L) the jeopardy game does not work. Could you please tell me if there is a special way to publish the module so that this game widget works? Everything else is working fine. To publish, I am choosing Other Standard LMSs and Scorm 1.2.
Thanks for your help with this.
Hi all, newbie here. Lots of great discussions on this site and sooo many talented folks! Maybe someone can help me with a responsive elearning template I’m trying to create. What I would like to create is a responsive layout that includes a table of contents that can be shown/not shown on the click of a button, that is also conducive to non-embedded streaming video (not using Adobe streaming server, we have our own). I’ve been working with the fluid boxes but can’t work out how to make the box that contains the TOC optional.
Thanks in advance!
Shortcut keys provide an easier and quicker way to navigate and use Adobe Captivate. They let you use keyboard key combinations instead of a mouse or program menu. The common shortcut keys are listed in the table. It’s amazing just how much time you can save when you know the shortcut keys to use when using Captivate
Here is a full list of all the shortcut keys available for Captivate. There are certain ones that you will use over and over and some that you will only use in a while, you decide which ones to learn and use to increase your productivity.
|F1 (Win & Mac)||Open Adobe Captivate Help (To access dialog-box-level help, click the Help button on individual dialogue boxes.)|
|F2 (Win & Mac)||Rename the selected object|
|F3 (Win & Mac)||Test view the current slide|
|F4 (Win & Mac)||Preview the project|
|F5 (Win & Mac)||Record audio|
|F6 (Win & Mac)||Import audio|
|F7 (Win & Mac)||Perform a spelling and grammar check|
|F8 (Win only)||Preview the project from current slide|
|F9 (Win only)||Show the Advanced Interaction panel|
|F10 (Win only)||Preview the current slide and the following “N” slides|
|F11 (Win), Command+F11 (Mac)||Preview the project in a web browser (HTML)|
|F12 (Win), Command+F12 (Mac)||Preview the project in a web browser (SWF)|
|Page Up (win & Mac)||Scroll to the previous slide|
|Page Down (win & Mac)||Scroll to the next slide|
|Alt+A (Win), Option+A (Mac)||Create a question pool|
|Alt+Up, Down, Left, Right Arrows (Win), Option+Up, Down, Left, Right Arrows||Click the object, click a resize handle, and use these options to resize the object in the selected direction by 1 pixel|
|Control+A (Win), Command+A (Mac)||Select all|
|Control+B (Win), Command+B (Mac)||Find audio in the Library/Change text to Bold|
|Control+C (Win), Command+C (Mac)||Copy (slide in Filmstrip, and selected object on stage)|
|Control+D (Win)||Duplicate (slide in Filmstrip, and selected object on stage)|
|Control+E (Win), Command+E (Mac)||Extend the length of the object display time to the end of the slide on the Timeline|
|Control+F (Win), Command+F (Mac)||Find/replace a particular object in the Project Library|
|Control+I (Win), Command+I (Mac)||Increase the indent (selected object on stage)/Change text to Italics. Indentation is equal to the grid size.|
|Control+L (Win), Command+L (Mac)||Sync the selected object to the playhead|
|Control+M (Win), Command+M (Mac)||Merge the selected object with the background|
|Control+N (Win), Command+N (Mac)||Open new project|
|Control+O (Win), Command+S (Mac)||Open the project|
|Control+Q (Win), Shift+Option+R (Mac)||Insert a random question slide|
|Control+R (Win), Command + R (Mac)||Start/record new capture project|
|Control+S (Win), Command+S (Mac)||Save|
|Control+T (Win), Command+T(Mac)||Open project template|
|Control+U (Win)||Underline the selected text|
|Control+V (Win), Command+V (Mac)||Paste what is on the clipboard (for example, slide, image, object, and so on)|
|Control+W (Win), Command+W (Mac)||Close the project|
|Control+X (Win), Command+X (Mac)||Cut (selected object on stage)|
|Control+Y (Win), Command+Y (Mac)||Redo|
|Control+Z (Win), Command+Z (Mac)||Undo|
|Control+Enter (Win), Conmmand+Enter (Mac)||Preview the project|
|Control+Alt+A (Win), Command+Option+A (Mac)||Export PowerPoint slides as animation|
|Control+Alt+B (Win), Command+Option+B (Mac)||Show or hide Filmstrip|
|Control+Alt+C (Win), Command+Option+C (Mac)||Show the Closed Captioning dialog box|
|Control+Alt+D (Win), Shift+Option+D (Mac)||Update the Library|
|Control+Alt+E (Win), Command+Option+E (Mac)||Edit points of polygon drawing object|
|Control+Alt+F (Win), Command+Option+F (Mac)||Find in the Library|
|Control+Alt+G (win), Command+Option+G (Mac)||Create a slide group and autoadjust the rollover area|
|Control+Alt+H (Win), Command+Option+H (Mac)||Hide the selected object|
|Control+Alt+I (Win), Command+Options+I (Mac)||Find PowerPoint slides in the Library|
|Control+Alt+J (Win), Command+Option+J (Mac)||Edit PowerPoint slides|
|Control+Alt+K (Win), Command+Option+K (Mac)||Lock the selected object|
|Control+Alt+L (Win), Command+Option+L (Mac)||Show or hide the Library|
|Control+Alt+M (Win), Command+Option+M (Mac)||Insert master slide|
|Control+Alt+N (Win), Command+Option+N (Mac)||Show slide notes|
|Control+Alt+O (Win), Command+Option+O (Mac)||Record additional slides|
|Control+Alt+P (Win), Command+Option+P (Mac)||Remove a slide group.|
|Control+Alt+Q (Win), Option+Shift+Q (Mac)||Show the Question Pools Manager|
|Control+Alt+S (Win only)||Edit PowerPoint slide|
|Control+Alt+T (Win), Command+Option+T (Mac)||Show or hide the Timeline|
|Control+Alt+U (Win), Command+Option+U (Mac)||Library usage|
|Control+Alt+V (Win), Command+Option+V (Mac)||Import video file|
|Control+Alt+X (Win), Command+Options X (Mac)||Show/hide the SWF-Commenting pane|
|Control+Alt+Z (Win), Command+Option+Z (Mac)||Show/hide the Widget panel|
|Shift+F7 (Win & Mac)||Show objects style manager|
|Shift+F8 (Win), Command + , (Mac)||Preferences dialog box|
|Shift+F9 (Win), Shift+Command+F9 (Mac)||Actions dialog box|
|Shift+F10 (Win), Shift+Command+F10 (Mac)||Table of contents|
|Shift+F11 (Win), Shift+ Command+F11 (Mac)||Skin Editor panel|
|Shift+F12 (Win), Shift+Option+F12 (Mac)||Publish the file|
|Shift+A (Win & Mac)||Insert Animation placeholder|
|Shift+F (Win & Mac)||Insert Flash video placeholder|
|Shift+R (Win & Mac)||Insert rollover caption placeholder|
|Shift+O (Win & Mac)||Insert rollover image placeholder|
|Shift+C (Win & Mac)||Insert Text Caption placeholder|
|Shift+V (Win & Mac)||Insert video place holder|
|Shift+M (Win & Mac)||Insert Image placeholder|
|Shift+Q (Win), Option + Q (Mac)||Insert Question slide placeholder|
|Shift+X (Win & Mac)||Insert Text Animation placeholder|
|Shift+Alt+A (Win), Shift+Option+A (Mac)||Show Audio Management panel|
|Shift+Alt+W (Win), Shift+Option+W (Mac)||Close all the open projects|
|Shift+Alt+O (Win), Shift+Option+O (Mac)||Insert recording slide placeholder|
|Shift+Alt+P (Win), Shift+Option+P (Mac)||Import Photoshop file|
|Shift+Alt+S (Win), Shift+Option+A (Mac)||Show Speech Management panel|
|Shift+Alt+V (Win), Shift+Option+V (Mac)||Paste as Background|
|Shift+Alt+Up, Down, Left, Right Arrows (Win), Shift+Option+Up, Down, Left, Right Arrows||Click the object, click a resize handle, and use these options to resize the object in the selected direction by 10 pixel|
|Shift+Control+A (Win), Shift+ Command+A (Mac)||Add an animation object|
|Shift+Control+B (Win), Shift+Command+B (Mac)||Add a new button|
|Shift+Control+C (Win), Shift+ Control+C (Mac)||Add a new text caption|
|Shift+Control+D (Win), Command+Shift+D (Mac)||View slide properties|
|Shift+Control+E (Win), Shift+Command+E (Mac)||Insert a new zoom area|
|Shift+Control+F (Win), Shift+Command+F (Mac)||Insert an FLV file|
|Shift+Control+H (Win), Shift+Command+H (Mac)||Hide/show slide|
|Shift+Control+I (Win), Shift+Command+I (Mac)||Decrease the indent|
|Shift+Control+J (win), Shift+Command+J (Mac)||Insert a blank slide|
|Shift+Control+K (Win), Shift+Command+K (Mac)||Add a new click box|
|Shift+Control+L (Win), Shift+Command+L (Mac)||Insert a highlight box|
|Shift+Control+M (Win), Shift+Command+M (Mac)||Add a new image|
|Shift+Control+N (Win), Shift+Command+N (Mac)||Add a new animation slide|
|Shift+Control+O (Win), Shift+Command+O (Mac)||Add a new rollover image|
|Shift+Control+P (Win), Shift+Command+P (Mac)||Import PPT|
|Shift+Control+Q (Win), Shift+Q (Mac)||Insert a question slide|
|Shift+Control+R (Win), Shift+Command+R (Mac)||Insert a rollover caption|
|Shift+Control+S (Win), Shift+Command+S (Mac)||Save the project with different name|
|Shift+Control+T (Win), Shift+Command+T (Mac)||Insert a text entry box|
|Shift+Control+U (Win), Shift+Command+U (Mac)||Insert the mouse|
|Shift+Control+W (Win), Shift+Command+W (Mac)||Insert a widget|
|Shift+Control+X (Win), Shift+Command+X (Mac)||Insert a text animation|
|Shift+Control+Y (Win), Shift+Command+Y (Mac)||Copy the background|
|Shift+Control+Z (Win), Shift+Command+Z (Mac)||Insert Slidelet|
|Shift + Control + Alt + B (Win), Shift+Command+Option+B (Mac)||Show Branching View|
|Shift+Control+Alt+S (Win), Shift+Command+Option+S (Mac)||Insert an image slide|
|Shift+Control+Alt+E (Win), Shift+Command+Option+E (Mac)||Show/Hide effects panel|
|Shift+Control+V (Win), Shift+Command+V (Mac)||Insert stencil slides|
|Shift+Control+G (Win), Shift +Command+G (Mac)||Edit gradient|
|Shortcut key||Magnification level|
|Control+1 (Win), Command + 1 (Mac)||100%|
|Control+2 (Win), Command + 2 (Mac)||200%|
|Control+3(Win), Command + 3 (Mac)||300%|
|Control+4 (Win), Command + 4 (Mac)||400%|
|Control+ – (Win), Command + – (Mac)||Zoom out|
|Control++ (Win), Command + + (Mac)||Zoom in|
|Control + 0 (win), Command + 0 (Mac)||Best Fit Zoom / Center Align Workspace|
Shortcut keys for recording
The following table lists the default shortcut keys used during recording. These shortcuts should be used only after you start the recording process. The same keys function differently when you are editing a project.
|Control+R (Win), Command + R (Mac)||Start/record new capture project|
|Control+Alt+O (Win), Command+Option+O (Mac)||Record additional slides|
|End (Win), Command+Enter (Mac)||Stop recording|
|Delete (Win & Mac)||Delete the current selection|
|Pause (Win), Command+F2 (Mac)||Pause or resume recording|
|Print Screen (Win), Command +F6 (Mac)||Capture a screenshot manually|
|F4 (Win & Mac)||Preview project|
|F3 (Win & Mac)||Preview single slide|
|F2 (Win & Mac)||Edit caption text|
|F12 (Win & Mac)||Preview project in the browser|
|F4 (Win), Command+F4 (Mac)||Auto panning|
|F3 (Win), Command+F3(Mac)||Manual panning|
|F7 (Win), Command+F7(Mac)||Stop panning|
|F9 (Win), Command+F9 (Mac)||Start Full Motion Recording|
|F10 (Win), Command+F10 (Mac)||Stop Full Motion Recording|
|F11 (Win), Command+F11 (Mac)||Snap recording window to mouse|
|F12 (Win), Command+F12 (Mac)||Toggle mouse capture|
I really appreciate the align options in Captivate.
Have you ever wondered how some designers get all their objects lined up nicely? The answer is the alignment settings in Captivate. With the alignment settings you can do the following:
- Align objects to Top, Bottom, Left and Right.
- Align many objects at the same time.
- Space objects evenly both vertically and horizontally.
- Resize to the same height
- Resize to the same width
- Resize to same height and width
- Make all objects the same size
This is another major time saver for you as a designer/developer as it will take away all the frustration that you encounter when you are trying to align objects on the stage. Try playing around with this and see what it can do for you?
I’ve been reviewing Adobe Captivate as a learning content development tool for the company I work in. I’ve used Adobe Captivate (2019 release), the Trail version. This the issues I face when I create quizzes using Captivate:
- The radio buttons / check boxes for Multiple Choice/Multiple Response quizzes can’t be aligned with their corresponding texts. The overall aspect of the resulting quiz is untidy and would not pass client validation in an actual e-learning project. I can’t find any formatting or design editing commands which can help me solve this alignment problem.
- In the Result Slide, even if I use the default format, with no altering whatsoever, after publishing the project, the text in the left column (variables) is offset from the text in the right column (values).
- The icons for correct (green) / incorrect (red) which are displayed next to the radio buttons / check boxes during the Quiz Review are not aligned with their corresponding answers. The resulting feedback is hard to understand for the trainee and thus not useful.
- During the Quiz Review, in the case of hotspot quizzes, the green check box indicating the correct answer is positioned in the centre of the hit area. Would it be possible to place this particular icon in another position in the hit area so that it doesn’t cover important text displayed there?
Could you please indicate any solutions for the issues presented above? We need to chose a content development tool for our next e-learning project and your advice could help us decide if Captivate is the product we should go for.
Looking forward to you answer,
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