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How to link projects in Captivate?

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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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How to link projects in Captivate?

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

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

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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 | https://captivateteacher.com

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