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How to link projects in Captivate?

Adobe Employee ,
Jul 03, 2020 Jul 03, 2020

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Linking projects in Captivate is where most of us face a learning curve. When we say we link projects, we basically mean that we're goin to combine multiple projects based on certain conditions.

You'd opt for this workflow if you want your projects to launch in a certain order, or launch projects based on a criteria.

In enterprise and large-scale eLearning projects, when many authors create modular content, linking becomes critical when all the projects need to be merged or linked in a certain way.

Here's how we'd link a project with another project:

  • On the project which will lead to another project, decide the trigger, which when fired, will launch the second project. The trigger may be any action, like, On Enter, On Exit, etc.
  • Once you define the trigger, set the action as Open another project.
  • Browse and select the second project.
  • Publish the first project.
  • Open the second project and publish the project in the callees folder of the first project.
  • Launch the published output of the first project and you will see that it leads to the output of the second project.

Try out the workflow and if you face any issues, comment below.

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Community Expert ,
Jul 03, 2020 Jul 03, 2020

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And if the modules are being delived from a SCORM-compliant LMS?

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Community Expert ,
Jul 04, 2020 Jul 04, 2020

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Same question as Rod: I don't think this is allowed for SCORM projects....

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Community Expert ,
Jul 06, 2020 Jul 06, 2020

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I've had many inquiries over the years about this workflow in Adobe Captivate. If the learner has an LMS, I encourage them to upload each Captivate project as individual modules and then group them as a complete course in the LMS. The advantages of this approach are many. Here are just a few.

  • Multiple courses can include the same modules - For example, if you had an office orientation module, you can attach that to a unique course for each department. Everyone sees the same module, but it becomes part of their curriculum.
  • LMSs, such as Captivate Prime, can set the order and prerequisites of modules.
  • Most LMSs don't limit you to just Captivate modules - for example, if you use the LMS to organize a course made up of multiple modules, you can include Captivate courses. Your course could consist of job aids, videos, and other materials as well.

 

Paul Wilson, CTDP

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 15, 2021 Sep 15, 2021

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Thank you for this!

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New Here ,
Jan 10, 2022 Jan 10, 2022

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Thanks!

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New Here ,
Jan 29, 2022 Jan 29, 2022

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Thanks for sharing.

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Explorer ,
Jan 31, 2022 Jan 31, 2022

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la cuestión es que estoy trbajando con PDF interactivos y al montarlo en un LMS no tengo opción a regresar al anterior.

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Participant ,
Jan 31, 2022 Jan 31, 2022

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Your only approach would be to get absolute path URLs.

 

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Mar 04, 2022 Mar 04, 2022

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thank you!

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Jun 22, 2022 Jun 22, 2022

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This was very helpful!

 

Have fun storming the castle! - John K

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Jul 28, 2022 Jul 28, 2022

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Thank you for this from mitra agro

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Community Expert ,
Jul 28, 2022 Jul 28, 2022

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Here is my workflow for this, and I've also included how to return to the original project upon completion of each sub-module. https://youtu.be/ywSTyn_1Xks

Paul Wilson, CTDP

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Jul 28, 2022 Jul 28, 2022

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Great tutorial, Paul. makes the process really clear. Thumbs up.

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