In traditional training and education, the learner is often given a sheet of paper and asked to write in the correct answers for themselves. This requires them to have a sharp memory, relying only on the questions asked for contextual clues. That’s the strength of a text entry eLearning module: it requires recall with minimal prompting, making positive that the learner knows their stuff backwards and forwards.
This week we’d like to take a look at some simple text entry templates available for Adobe Captivate.
The Crisp 1 text entry template opens with instructions to the learner to fill in each tab with one of six steps in a certain process.
The steps are then displayed on the next page, waiting to be sorted into the proper order. Learners must drag and drop each tab to its corresponding step number. This template also works well for other numbered lists, whether they be organized in order of first to last, biggest to smallest, most important to least important, etc.
Similar to Crisp 1, Crisp 2 requires learners to fill in their own answers. After each tab is filled in, they will appear one at a time to the learner, who is tasked with sorting them into one of two categories: “Important” and “Not Important”. This helps learners to prioritize a list of tasks to make sure that the most important to-dos are tackled first. But, it can also be tailored to your needs and used for other sorting purposes. For instance, you might label the columns “Plants” and “Animals”, separating tabs that say “Tree”, “Frog”, “Cat”, and “Flower” into the appropriate boxes.
Q & A
The Cool template is a straightforward Question and Answer interaction. A cutout character appears on screen with a speech bubble, asking the learner a question. As best they can, the learner uses the text entry field at the lower right to enter their answer.
The Cool template uses several different cutout characters (Angela and Bo shown above) to keep things fresh, but you can use whichever character in whichever pose you choose, with plenty selection in the Cutout People Library.
After each question is answered, learners get the chance to review their responses before finally submitting them for grading by the instructor.
Look today to find great Captivate templates like these in the Captivate library!