Adobe Captivate 2019 Variables

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I am providing a webinar on the use of variables in Adobe Captivate 2019 as part of the Adobe Partners By Design weekly webinars. [Wednesday, April 24, 2019]. I have previously given an overview of the use of variables and advanced actions as part of the Adobe Tech Wednesdays weekly webinars. The materials I will discuss build on that prior presentation.

For those who would like a copy of my slide deck, I have linked a PDF version which you can either view online or download. I will also include a link to a screen recording of this webinar (after April 24, 2019).

Some who listen to the recording may wish to work with the examples I provided/ discussed during the event. I provide links to running examples along with links to download the .cptx files (as a zip archive). Keep in mind that you will need the latest version of Adobe Captivate (2019 as I write this) in order to open and examine the files.

If you would like to learn more about all the available Captivate System variables, this link to the Adobe site should help.

Captivate Variables Basics

I will begin with an overview of variables in Adobe Captivate (including system and user defined variables).

Working example with quiz and custom certificate

Once we understand the basics of working with variables in Adobe Captivate, I will review a working example with a quiz and a custom certificate a student could use to verify they understand a given concept. Each visitor will be asked to provide their name.

  • This is a working example of the end result (you will be asked to enter your name and you will be quizzed about some fundamental knowledge). We likely won’t have time to discuss geolocation capabilities with Captivate, but this example will ask you for access to your location. It is safe to say no.
  • If you wish to review the .cptx file I used to create the above working example, you can download it as a .zip archive.

Actions and Advanced Actions

If we have time, I will also review the use of Actions and Advanced Actions in Adobe Captivate. Since we are just past the Easter holiday, I thought it appropriate to include a discussion of “Easter Eggs” within this part of the presentation. Again, you will be prompted to provide your name. However, you can click on a separate button to receive a hint as to the name to enter. If you do that, you will be directed to a web site (which will open in a new browser window/ tab).

  • This is a working example of the end result (you will be asked to enter your name and have the opportunity to experience an “Easter Egg”). We likely won’t have time to discuss geolocation capabilities with Captivate, but this example will ask you for access to your location. It is safe to say no.
  • If you wish to review the .cptx file I used to create the above working example, you can download it as a .zip archive.

Video recording of webinar

Here is a video of the webinar.

April 24, 2019 Webinar

I do hope you found this information helpful. I look forward to your comments.

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