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Journaling is essential if effective learning is to occur in a learning module, call it a learning journal. In fact, journaling is an important tool because it encourages reflection, critical thinking and group discussion. Questions utilized during the module to facilitate discussion should be open-ended, but focused enough so that they encourage student participation, while assuring that specific learning objectives are met.

Adobe Captivate 7.0 has a new widget for learning notes. The learning notes enable learners to add and edit notes as they take their course, thereby allowing the learner to place cues within the course for future reference.

This post will take you through the process of creating Learner Notes interaction. Below is how to insert learning notes into your Captivate project:

1. Click Insert>Interactions

2. Scroll down to the Notes interaction in the Interaction dialog box and Click Insert

3. Configure the following settings:

    • Set the timing of the notes widget as Rest of Project in the Property inspector

Now learners click the Notes widget to begin their journaling activity and learners type down their reflections while the course progresses. Using a learning journal allows the leaner a means for recording their thoughts, reflections, feelings, and personal opinions during an educational experience.


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