Presentation on theme: "2) OVERVIEW High-definition Screencast (record video and publish immediately to YouTube, social media or as MP4s) HTML5 Publishing (output compatible."— Presentation transcript:
High-definition Screencast (record video and publish immediately to YouTube, social media or as MP4s) HTML5 Publishing (output compatible with Apple products!) Pre-tests and Branch Aware Quizzes (based on results, learner is directed to certain screens) Remediation (based on quiz answer, student is looped back to an appropriate place in the tutorial)
Themes (for the visually-design- challenged, like me!) Smart shapes (that you can convert to buttons!) Smart learning interactions (widgets) Character Images Round trip w/ PowerPoint (& stay synced)
Start Captivate with a right click & select Run as Administrator Captivate uses lots of RAM – you will sometimes see the (Not Responding) message – wait it out! Best to add audio later, during production (rather than while recording) Use the smallest recording size possible – keeps the finished project smaller. Try for 800x600 if you can.
Welcome Screen Many familiar menus Manipulating the workspace Themes Preview a project Let’s take a closer look…
All aspects of the PowerPoint file will be imported: images, animations, transitions, audio, etc. Settings –Set Resolution to 800x600 –On Mouse Click –Select “Linked”
A great way to practice with some of the basic settings and tools Inserting standard objects Setting properties Slide Transitions Working With Images
Process: 1.Write your script (so you know what to do) 2.Rehearse 3.Reset (if necessary) 4.Record 5.Produce
Can simply insert screen shots taken using SnagIt or any other software Captivate has 3 modes –Automatic – new screen capture each time you click your mouse –Manual – you must press specific key to get screen shot –Video – not individual screen capture
Narrate as you record the screen Import with PowerPoint file Add audio later –Record all at once –Record one slide at a time –Record to a specific object (then add rollover?) –Import Slide notes –Can be displayed when recording voiceovers (this can be your script) –Text-to-Speech
Silence is golden Try to reduce echo & background noise Microphone tips –4-6 inches from mouth –Above, point down toward mouth –Just to side of mouth (softens s and p sounds) Calibrate your microphone! It does make a difference!