Use the Learner Notes interaction widget

Learner Notes interaction is a widget that your users can use to take notes while viewing your course. These notes are 'sticky' and are available to users each time they open the course as long as they view the course on the same computer and in the same browser they used while creating the notes.

You can configure the interaction to let users add notes at slide level or at the project level. Using this widget, users can add multiple notes to a single slide.

Author workflow

Insert Learner Notes interaction

  1. Open your Adobe Captivate Classic project. Click Insert > Interactions.

  2. In the Interaction dialog box, scroll to the Notes interaction, click the interaction, and click Insert.

    The Configure Interaction dialog box appears.

  3. Configure the following settings:

    Use Default Notes Icon

    Inserts the default icon for notes. A thumbnail is displayed in the Configuration dialog box.

    Use Transparent Icon

    Lets you insert a transparent widget over any image on the slide. Use this option to use your own image for the Notes icon.

    Add Notes For Each Slide

    Lets users insert new notes for every slide.

    Add Notes For The Project

    Lets users insert a single note for the entire project. To display a message to your users as the first line in the notes, type the required text as Default Message.

    Use Default Storage ID

    Adobe Captivate Classic assigns a default storage ID for the notes in the course. Storage ID is a unique ID using which you can retrieve the notes and use them in another course. Notes are saved as shared objects with the extension SOL and you can search for the file using any third-party tool, such as, Everything®.

    Type Your Own Storage ID

    Specify a storage ID (alphanumerical) for the notes if you do not want to use the default ID.

  4. In the Property Inspector, set the timing of the notes widget as Rest Of Project.

  5. (Optional) Specify the following properties for the Notes widget using the Property Inspector. For more information, see Widget properties.

  6. Best practices:

    • Ensure that the Notes widget is the top most object in the slide timeline.
    • Do not resize the widget.
    • Do not add effects.

Learner workflow

  1. Learners start the course and click the Notes widget when required.

  2. Type down their notes while the course progresses. To enter long notes, it is a good idea to pause the project, enter the notes, and resume the course.

    • To hide a note, learners can click the notes widget. They can click the widget again to show the notes.
    • To add a new note, learners can click + at the left top corner.
    • To delete a note, learners can click X at the right top corner.
    • To format text, learners can select the text using the mouse. The formatting options appear.
    • To change the background color, learners can click the Background Color icon and choose a color.


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