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Creation is messy. It’s a rare occurrence that a creator will spit out a fully-formed idea on the first go. Whether it be a novel, an art project, or a formal business presentation, we all take on creative work from time to time that requires us to organize our thoughts. One tried-and-true method of doing so is to use a cork board.

We’ve all seen the classic image in movies and television of some reclusive genius pinning photographs, maps, and newspaper clippings to a wall, feverishly making connections between them with a long red thread, usually portending the reveal of some earthshaking conspiracy that no one else saw coming. As insane as they look, these detectives and nutcases are using an effective organizational tool. With individual ideas separated into their component parts, one can easily mix and match until they are in the proper configuration and order, ready to be assembled into a cohesive draft.

Today we’d like to highlight a few Captivate templates that imitate the experience of using a cork board.

Two-Column Sort

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This module allows learners to sort a pile of information into two distinct categories. Perhaps you’re teaching a course in biology and you want your learners to sort the labels (each of which have the scientific name of a certain species) into the correct taxonomical kingdom. Or you might use this template to quiz learners on the rules of your workplace, separating each label into “Dos” and “Don’ts” respectively. When it comes to a binary sorting system, this template is your go-to.

Three-Column Sort

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Sometimes two categories isn’t enough. Maybe you need to quiz your learners on current US politics, and you want them to sort a pile of politician names into the appropriate branch of government (Executive, Legislative, and Judicial) that each name belongs to. Though similar to its two-column cousin, this template is worthy of note.

Multiple Choice

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Often, there is only one correct answer to a question. That’s when you bring in the ol’ reliable multiple choice question. This module incorporates a simple drag and drop interaction into the quiz process, allowing learners to pin the correct answer to the cork board before submitting. It’s quick, it’s easy, and it’s intuitive.

To find these and many other Captivate templates, check out our Captivate template library today.

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