Captivate Templates

This week on Template Tuesday, we wanted to highlight our new drag and drops for Adobe Captivate. Draggers are a great way to help a learner make associations between multiple objects or concepts, and these four join the many others we have available in our Template Library. (Don’t forget: If you have Captivate 9, these templates come included with your purchase!)

Let’s take a look at the templates below.

captivate_interaction__one_to_one captivate_interaction_dragger_one_to_one
captivate_interaction_dragger_multi_to_two captivate_interaction_dragger_multi_to_three

Description

In each template, the point is to match the draggable item to either the individual concept/object or into the “bucket” or category as is appropriate. As you can see, the two on the top are a very similar construction, as are the two on the bottom. The top two are just some positional variations of each other, which can be helpful if you need to adjust the sizing of your text boxes. On the bottom, we get some functional variation as we jump from two target areas to three. This is obviously helpful as you may need more buckets to drop items into.

Application

Often, you’ll find that you need to cover specific jargon or vocabulary that learners need to be familiar with in order to do their jobs best. I like the idea of using the one-to-one draggers as a great way to review terms and definitions. As previously mentioned, drag and drops are also a great way to show the relationships. For example, I’ve used them to show how certain roles in a company match to specific responsibilities—the multi-to-two/three does this very well.

No matter how you go about it, drag and drops are a fantastic way to review and test material or even to play a fun matching game. How would you use these drag and drops in your eLearning course? Let us know in the comments below!

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