SELT106 Creating an Interactive Software Skills Assessment with Adobe Captivate
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM Wednesday, October 23
Expo Hall: eLearning Tools Stage
Testing learner proficiency is a must, but traditional multiple choice/true false assessments can't really test whether a learner can complete a workflow within a software program. Instead of demonstrating competency, the learner skirts around the objective by demonstrating conceptual retention. A good test taker can often pass a traditional assessment without learning to complete the task in real life.
In this session you will learn how to create an interactive software simulation assessment in Adobe Captivate that truly tests whether a learner can perform a workflow. Discover how templates enable you to create multiple, consistent assessments rapidly. Incorporate advanced Captivate tricks that give your learners not just an overall score, but a breakdown of their performance in each section of the assessment. This session assumes basic familiarity with Adobe Captivate.
In this session, you will learn:
- Why and when to use a Captivate assessment
- Strategies for writing the assessment
- How to create a template and the final project in Captivate
- How to set up advanced actions to show your learners a breakdown of their score in each section
Designers, developers, managers
E-Learning Instructional Designer
Sandy Brink, an eLearning instructional designer at Epic, specializes in teaching instructional designers how to make engaging eLearning and in helping others become smarter users of software. Her experiences over the past 13 years include instructor-led training, eLearning instructional design, curriculum development, webcasting, and creating templates and processes to help others develop new learning materials. She holds a BS degree in education from the University of Wisconsin—Madison.
Emily Minerath, an eLearning instructional designer at Epic, specializes in developing engaging, interactive online courses for medical professionals and IT analysts. Experience over her six years at Epic includes conducting instructor-led training on effective eLearning creation and engaging virtual training, managing high-visibility training projects, and developing and streamlining processes to help others develop curricula. She holds a BA in chemistry from Oberlin College and an MA in library and information studies from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.