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In an assessment - display visual indicator to user of where they have clicked on screen before submitting an answer?

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I'm creating an assessment which has a software simulation element. I want users to have to click a point on screen and press a submit button to move to the next step, and I'm fairly sure I can do that easily enough. (Right now, they just click a click box in the correct location and it progresses to the next step/question).

However, if I'm going to implement submit buttons, users are naturally going to want to be able to SEE their selection before they confirm it with the submit button.

Is there any way to make Captivate display the user's mouse clicks? I don't care if it's a box, a coloured circle, anything - just something that appears on screen to indicate 'you have clicked here'. I can't find any functionality for it, and can't think of an easy way to implement it.

Any suggestions?

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Correct answer by Eric_Dumas | Adobe Community Professional

Hi,

Can you confirm your version of Captivate and Operating System, just in case?

If you insert a 'Knowledge Check slide' and select the Hot Spot option (see below). Then you can add a screenshot of the system and place the hot spot on the correct answer.

The feedback fields (Correct/Incorrect) are ready for you to fill.

Otherwise, you insert a "Software Simulation" and select the Assessment option in the drop down. (see below)

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In an assessment - display visual indicator to user of where they have clicked on screen before submitting an answer?

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I'm creating an assessment which has a software simulation element. I want users to have to click a point on screen and press a submit button to move to the next step, and I'm fairly sure I can do that easily enough. (Right now, they just click a click box in the correct location and it progresses to the next step/question).

However, if I'm going to implement submit buttons, users are naturally going to want to be able to SEE their selection before they confirm it with the submit button.

Is there any way to make Captivate display the user's mouse clicks? I don't care if it's a box, a coloured circle, anything - just something that appears on screen to indicate 'you have clicked here'. I can't find any functionality for it, and can't think of an easy way to implement it.

Any suggestions?

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Correct answer by Eric_Dumas | Adobe Community Professional

Hi,

Can you confirm your version of Captivate and Operating System, just in case?

If you insert a 'Knowledge Check slide' and select the Hot Spot option (see below). Then you can add a screenshot of the system and place the hot spot on the correct answer.

The feedback fields (Correct/Incorrect) are ready for you to fill.

Otherwise, you insert a "Software Simulation" and select the Assessment option in the drop down. (see below)

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Hi,

Can you confirm your version of Captivate and Operating System, just in case?

If you insert a 'Knowledge Check slide' and select the Hot Spot option (see below). Then you can add a screenshot of the system and place the hot spot on the correct answer.

The feedback fields (Correct/Incorrect) are ready for you to fill.

Otherwise, you insert a "Software Simulation" and select the Assessment option in the drop down. (see below)

Screenshot 2018-12-14 at 13.09.43.pngScreenshot 2018-12-14 at 13.11.45.png

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Dec 14, 2018

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Depends a bit on...

  • if the whole screen is basically the potential target area for the clicks or only certain defined screen areas/ elements
  • how exact do you want this click detection to be - do you need the exact x/y coordinates in px or do you just need to know on which screen area/ element the learner clicked

If the latter on both points above, you might put SmartShapes used as buttons over the target areas, give them an invisible default state, and a second visible state and delete Rollover- and Downstate, and then have the learner's click on those Shapes change the state from invisible to visible.

If pixel precision and/ or whole slide as target area is required, things get much more tricky. To my knowledge, there's no Out-of-the-Box UI functionality that does that in Captivate, so you'd have to employ some custom scripting here, I guess.

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I am bit lazy, so always look for the most simple solution.

Do not use a click box, but a shape button. Give it two states:

  • Norma: where you set Alpha=0 and Stroke=0
  • Visited (InBuilt state as well) where you add the visual indicator (maybe just a red stroke to the shape).

The visited state shows up wne the click has happened. You don't have to worry about it. Problem is that, notwithstanding several feature requests posted, the Visited state is not part of the object style. You will have to use copy/paste to keep the Visited state.

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Thank you! A quiz hotspot slide was actually exactly what I needed - so simple!

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