In addition to the parameters defined by the widget developer, Adobe Captivate allows you to set properties for widgets. You can modify the properties of a widget using its Property Inspector (Window > Properties).
Enter a unique name for the object. You can use this name when defining the visibility conditions for the object.
Deselect this option if you want the object to be invisible on the slide by default. Use the Show action to make the widget visible. For more information, see Controlling the visibility of objects.
The transparency of the widget. At 0% transparency, the widget is opaque, and at 100%, transparency, it is invisible.
Click to display the Widget Properties dialog box that shows the parameters that you can use to customize the widget. These parameters are available only if the developer creating the widget has made provisions for customizing the widget. A snapshot of the widget may be displayed in this dialog box.
Appear After [#] Seconds
Specifies the delay between the first appearance of the slide and the first appearance of the widget.
Transition effect for the widget. You can apply a fade in or fade out effect, and set the time for the fading effects.
The options available if the user successfully fulfills the criteria specified in the widget. For more information, see Project navigation using interactive objects.
The options available if the user fails to fulfill the criteria specified in the widget in the defined number of attempts. For more information, see Project navigation using interactive objects.
The caption providing a hint to the user. The hint is displayed when the user moves the pointer over the widget.
Pause For Success/Failure Captions
Pauses the project until all success and failure captions are displayed.
To define the exact size or location of the widget in terms of pixels, or to rotate the widget, click the Transform tab. Select from the following options:
If you want to keep score for the widget or coordinate the score with a learning management system (LMS), use the Reporting tab.
Include in Quiz
The points assigned to the widget are added to the score results for the current quiz.
Sends tracking information to the LMS based on the interaction ID specified by the LMS.
You can add an audio file to noninteractive objects. The audio file is played when the object appears on the slide.
Modify the properties of the widget. If you have question slides in your project and want to bookmark all question slides, select the
check-boxAllow only question slides to be bookmarked.
Customize the bookmark icon appropriately and also assign theme colors to the bookmark. On a question slide, a bookmark widget is shown below:
To use the Dropdown widget in your slide, click Insert > Widget and choose Dropdown, or click Interactions > Learning Interactions and choose Drop Down from the list.
Label Description 1 List entries. The entries are comma-separated. 2 The Update button allows you to see a preview of how the drop-down list looks after formatting. 3 Formatting panel to choose a font, font style, and attribute. 4 Variable to validate the items in the list. Create the variable in the Variable dialog as well. To create a variable, see Create variables in Captivate.
To use the Glossary widget in your slide, click Insert > Widget and choose 08_Glossary.wdgt, or click Interactions > Learning Interactions and choose Glossary from the list.
To import an XML of glossary terms, click IMPORT. Choose the XML file and import the file to the widget. All terms mentioned in the XML are included in the widget.
The following is a sample XML:
<XMLBit> <term> <label>Asynchronous Learning</label> <def>When learners participate in an online learning course at different times, it is known as asynchronous learning.</def> </term> <term> <label>Blended Learning</label> <def>Blended learning is an instructional approach that includes a combination of online and in-person learning activities.</def> </term> <term> <label>Courseware</label> <def>Courseware refers to any instructional software that is delivered on a computer.</def> </term> <term> <label>E-learning</label> <def>eLearning (short for electronic learning) is an umbrella term that refers to all types of training, education and instruction that occurs on a digital medium, like a computer or mobile phone.</def> </term> <term> <label>Webinar</label> <def> A webinar is a seminar or workshop in which the facilitator and participants view the same screen at the same time.</def> </term> </XMLBit>
To use the Listbox widget in your slide, click Insert > Widget and choose Listbox, or click Interactions > Learning Interactions and choose List from the list of widgets.
As an example, create a quiz question where if you choose the right answer from the list, a pop-up appears that displays an appropriate message.
Create two smart shapes that display Incorrect or Correct captions.
Create an advanced action that checks if the variable v_city stores the correct answer. Assign the action to a button.
Depending on the condition, if you click the button, you can see the right response.
The following screenshot shows the Advanced Action.
To use the Notes widget in your slide, click Insert > Widget and choose Notes, or click Interactions > Learning Interactions and choose Notes from the list.
Label Description 1 Set a user-defined or Captivate-default icon for the note. 2 Insert a note for each slide or for the project. 3 Set the note identifier.
For more more information, see Learner notes widget.
Animated text is text that has applied special effects. Adobe Captivate offers a wide variety of text animation effects that you can experiment with. For example, on the opening slide of a project, you can have text fly-in or fade-in for an eye-catching start.