6 Tips To Host An Online Training Workshop To Reignite Employee Excitement

Online training workshops and seminars are often an excuse for a day-off and some free food. Is it possible to engage employees in online training environments without these perks? In this article, I’ll share 6 tips to host an online training workshop to reignite employee excitement. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

Drag and Drop – No Targets

Here is a really simple project with many possible ideas for execution.

I like to create practice opportunities for my learners. Now, to be sure, things like this can get complicated real fast when you start getting into variables, showing and hiding objects, and the need to reset all of that stuff. I like the idea of using drag and drop where the only thing you have on screen are drag sources. No drop targets. Essentially you can move them but as soon as you release the mouse the objects will return to their starting positions. In this way – there is no need to reset shapes or anything.

I like to use this is situations where the learner can check their answers to see how they are doing. No need to score stuff – just practice and check – sort of like flash cards.

So this project demonstrates a couple ideas for this with some simple math facts and a language vocabulary check.

Again – nothing fancy here – just some shapes on the screen that are marked as drag sources. The only trick might be making sure that your stuff is layered properly.

Feel free to ask any questions that you might have. How might you use this idea in your own projects?

Click the icon below for the working project.
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10 eLearning Platforms You Can Use For Online Courses

Do you have expertise in digital marketing? Do you have flair for teaching mathematics and science? Do you love sharing insights on programming languages? Do you have something informative and valuable to share with people? It’s a profitable business idea to publish courses and target busy learners. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

Adobe Captivate – Translation Feature for Developing Multilingual Courses

Adobe Captivate – Translation Feature for Developing Multilingual Courses

Exporting and importing the eLearning content for localization which has been made easy with Adobe Captivate 2017 authoring tool.

We would like to share the brief procedure in detail along with reference images.

Here is the step by step process to exporting a project into Microsoft Word document for translating.

Open an Adobe Captivate project, which you like to export for translation content document.

Step 01:

Now you are ready to export your project for a translated document.

Select the File menu in the top left corner.

Step 02:

And then select Export in the dropdown list.

Step 03:

In dropdown list selects Project Captions and Closed Captions option.

Step 04:

Choose a location to save your preferences file and name file e.g. “Captivate template captions” or with a different name as you are preferred and click Save.

Step 05:

Now you have successfully completed the exporting project into a Microsoft Word (.doc) document which contains source language.

Note: Always make a copy of the exported Microsoft word document before translating.

Step 06:

We can open the exported document in Microsoft word. The document consists of 5 columns, in that 2 important columns are Original Text Caption Data (contains source language e.g. English at present) and Updated Text Caption Data (we can enter preferred language).

Note: Do not make any changes in Slide ID, Item ID, and Slide values in the word document file when localization.

These IDs are necessary to import the document back into Adobe Captivate.

How to Importing a translated document step by step procedure?

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Leverage Learning Analytics To Design Better Microlearning Assets

Apart from providing opportunities to measure and monitor learner performance, learning analytics contributes to continuous improvement by giving valuable insights to enhance courses. Learning analytics has assumed an important role in eLearning, and this includes microlearning as well. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

Leverage Learning Analytics To Design Better Microlearning Assets

Apart from providing opportunities to measure and monitor learner performance, learning analytics contributes to continuous improvement by giving valuable insights to enhance courses. Learning analytics has assumed an important role in eLearning, and this includes microlearning as well. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

Drag&Drop in Review mode?

Intro

Drag&Drop slides are very close to the other Quiz slides, but they do not have totally the same functionality.  One of the lacking features is the ability to show which answers were given, which were correct and incorrect, during Review. That question pops up regularly in the forums. I tried to find a workaround that is not totally satisfactory, but comes close. It also a good example to see the difference between InBuilt states and Custom states. Very often I see some confusion about those stat typess. Start by watching this

Example Movie

Tes movie has only one Drag&Drop slide in the Quiz. Quiz is set up with 2 attempts on quiz level, Retake button will appear after the first attempt in case of failure. After passing the quiz or after the last attempt the Review button will appear. To avoid the usual confusion between Retake and Review, I dragged the Retake button under the Review button.

The D&D slide is set up as scored slide by turning on Reporting. If you don’t do that, it would be considered as a Knowledge Check slide, and reset immediately after leaving the slide. Clcik on this arrow to start viewing the movie.

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Setup

States Drop Target (InBuilt)

The trapezoid shape which is used as drop target, will accept all drag sources. They will be tiled when dropped on the target, both size and opacity are reduced a bit. All drop targets (and drag sources) can have several InBuilt states as I explained in this post: States for D&D Objects.

Some of those states appear only temporarily but two InBuilt states will replace the Normal state definitely: the DropCorrect and the DropIncorrect state. Both appear after clicking the Submit button, and – for a scored D&D slide – will also be retained after leaving the slide and revisiting it during Review. I added those two states to the Drop target:

Typical for InBuilt states is that they only occur in specific situations,  as a developer you do not have the control like for custom states. In the mvoie you will have seen, based on your answer, one of these two states appear during Review.

States Drag Sources (custom)

Although drag sources have InBuilt states as well, none of them is suitable to help showing which sources were dragged correctly or wrongly during Review.  I need to control when the states appear, only during Review, which means I need to create a custom state for each of the drag sources.  Here is the object state panel for one of them:

The labeling of states allows to reuse the same state name for multiple items I sued ‘ReviewMode’ as state name for all the drag sources ‘(6).

I used the possibility to fill a shape with an image, and it still accept text.

Advanced Action EnterDD

Since a copule of versioss the system variable cpInReviewMode is exposed and can be used by developers. I used it to create this easily understandable advanced action, which will change the state for all the drag sources when the learner is reviewing the quiz. There is o need for a THEN part:

Some comments

Although Retake seems to clear the previous dragging actions, after taking two attempts, during Review you’ll see that all the drag sources which have been moved during the two attempts appear in the Drop target. I couldn’t figure ot how to avoid that, nor if  this is by design or a ‘bug’.  If I ever find an answer, will edit this blog post for sure.

Due to the way te score slide is designed (Continue button has to be clicked) it is good practice to add at least one slide after the Score slide. You’ll reach it when clcking the Continue button.

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