One handy utility of Adobe Captivate is the option to include shared actions. Simply put, a shared action allows you to create a certain action or protocol within a course (for instance, having feedback pop up after selecting an answer) and repeat it in multiple parts of the course. The beauty of this is that you can create one action, save it as a shared action, and then all you have to do is run the shared action at another point in your course. You can even change the parameters that you’ve chosen to be editable rather than modifying the entire action, allowing edits to be both universal and specific depending on your needs.
Today we’re showcasing three simple knowledge check templates for Adobe Captivate that utilize this function to their advantage.
A blue and teal beauty! This is a simple drag and drop interaction to test your learners’ vocabularies. Simply drop each word tile to its corresponding definition and voilà! You’ve got yourself a customizable knowledge check in seconds!
Sometimes you want your learners to really hunker down and think about a question. In those cases, you’ll want to employ a short answer question. You pose the question and your learners fill in the blank with their own well-thought-out and reasoned response. All the learner has to do is type their short answer in the pale purple area provided and hit submit and wait for their score.
There can be only one… Correct answer, that is! In situations where there is only one correct way to answer the question, but there is still potential for confusion, bust out one of our multiple choice question templates like the one above. There are options in the template for choosing multiple correct answers from a list, as well.
If you want to experiment with your own shared actions, download any of the templates featured above and take a look at Adobe’s help article to get yourself started. You’ll save time and money, and most importantly, gain the comfort of uniformity.