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Random branching scenario on captivate for dummies

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Apr 20, 2020

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Hi community!

I am working on a project to prepare exchange students for their year abroad. Learners will go through a course where they are assigned a host family and need to take decisions that lead to different situations according to the family they are in (and to the decisions they take). I do not know how to make sure learners get the family at random. What I need is this:

  • Learner is randomly assigned a host family
  • Learner sees different slides if they are assigned family 1, 2 or 3.
    • For example. Learner A is assigned family 1. They go through the course visiting slides 5 6 7. At the end, based on the decisions they have taken, they see final slide 23. Learner B instead is assigned family 3. They go through the course visiting slides 12 13 14 15. Finally, based on the decisions they have taken, they see final slide 24.

I would be so grateful to get some help, this is my FIRST project with Captivate. I have searched on this website, on youtube, on every blog I could think of. What I find is either not exactly what I need, or too complicated for me to understand. I have NEVER used Java Script and I have no clue on where to find things on Captivate.I am not an elearning specialist, just a volunteer wanting to create a cool elearning experience. Is there a step by step guide on how to do such things somewhere? Can you help with that?

Thank you in advance!

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Random branching scenario on captivate for dummies

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Hi community!

I am working on a project to prepare exchange students for their year abroad. Learners will go through a course where they are assigned a host family and need to take decisions that lead to different situations according to the family they are in (and to the decisions they take). I do not know how to make sure learners get the family at random. What I need is this:

  • Learner is randomly assigned a host family
  • Learner sees different slides if they are assigned family 1, 2 or 3.
    • For example. Learner A is assigned family 1. They go through the course visiting slides 5 6 7. At the end, based on the decisions they have taken, they see final slide 23. Learner B instead is assigned family 3. They go through the course visiting slides 12 13 14 15. Finally, based on the decisions they have taken, they see final slide 24.

I would be so grateful to get some help, this is my FIRST project with Captivate. I have searched on this website, on youtube, on every blog I could think of. What I find is either not exactly what I need, or too complicated for me to understand. I have NEVER used Java Script and I have no clue on where to find things on Captivate.I am not an elearning specialist, just a volunteer wanting to create a cool elearning experience. Is there a step by step guide on how to do such things somewhere? Can you help with that?

Thank you in advance!

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Apr 20, 2020

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That is really not a project for a newbie.  I created that type of scenarion in this example, and be sure, it is not so easy to make decisions based on multiple answers:

http://blog.lilybiri.com/using-cpquizinfoanswerchoice-for-survey-conversion-from-swf-to-html

To assign a random family you will need to use JavaScript.

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Thank you for your reply, Lieve!

I have to agree with you. The project is definitely not for a newbie and your explanation in the link you shared is definitely too complicated for me. I wasn't expecting Captivate to be so difficult to use.
I wanted to do this just for fun and to help the organisation I volunteer in, but according to your comment it seems like it will just give me a headache... and no course.

I will try to find an alternative.

 

 

 

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I'm sorry that the explanation is over your head, not astonishing really. Although I have a lot of experience with quizzing and actions, designing such a course remains a challenge. Captivate is a great tool, but as with any multifeatured professional tool, it takes a while to master such a tool.

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