Our human minds crave order. Even if you think of yourself as a particularly messy or carefree person, your brain still likes the things in your life to fit into neat boxes, for things to have structure, and make sense. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the very human habit of sorting. Though it may seem haphazard to an outside viewer, the house of a somewhat messy person still makes sense to that person. It’s obviously not as tidy as a neat person’s home, but the rudimentary system of organization that exists is enough to allow them to live their life.
If cleanliness is second only to godliness, organization is a close third.
We’ve been hard at work on some Captivate templates that you can use to indulge your learners’ human desire for order. Take a look at these brand new Adobe Captivate drag and drop templates.
Making ordered lists is a useful exercise for any learner trying to master a sequence, whether that list be the 10 largest cities in the world, the 5 most important organs in the human body, or the 12 people who have stepped on the moon. Our Steps template allows learners to order six items into the proper order, whatever that might be. Each numbered tile looks like a freshly cut gem, sparkling in the light of the scenic sunset over rolling waves featured in the background.
Process is similar to Steps, but in this template, the learner drags the description to the number instead of the other way around. As the name implies, Process is more concerned with the sequence of actions required to reach a certain goal than it is in creating a simple ordered list. And it looks pretty slick as well. The flat and geometric background, indicative of a digital mountainscape, is at once futuristic and rustic, creating a unique aesthetic.
Guess the Word
Guess the Word lives up to its moniker, giving the learner a jumble of letters that they need to put in the correct order to make a word. With soft pinks and a darkened flowery background, this template is sweet as sugar, but if that doesn’t fit your aesthetic, you can—as always—tweak to your heart’s content.
Last but not least, we have the Diagram template. Simply put, learners are given a picture (in this case a sports car) and are tasked with putting the proper labels on the appropriate pieces of the image. The example used is quite simplistic, but with a little Captivate knowhow, you can replace this graphic with one of your own. For instance, you might replace the car with a map, asking learners to drag the names of certain cities to the correct places, or maybe a cow, and ask learners identify the different cuts of meat and their locations (“chuck” behind the neck, “sirloin” in the middle back, etc.)
Find these brand new drag and drop templates along with many others in the Captivate template library. Enjoy!