There is a basic process for generating and integrating tracking from Captivate-based files, regardless of the output option. This section covers the process that you use to add interactivity to your Captivate files. Though I focus on the general process, the walkthrough in this section explicitly outputs to e-mail, since it’s easy to generate and see the tracking output.
The basic process for building and integrating tracked content in Captivate is:
- Recording or creating a Captivate file with interactivity (Click Box, Text Entry, Buttons or Questions)
- Setting or modifying reporting options on the interactive component
- Enabling and configuring tracking options in the Quiz Manager
- Configuring additional settings and publishing the Captivate file, through the Publish dialog box
Based on Output Option selected in Quiz Manager, you can:
Test and distribute published files
- Integrate published files with selected tracking mechanisms
It is a simple process. Captivate is a great tool for generating standards-compliant content (AICC and SCORM) or content that is used to communicate to other tools such as Flash, Authorware, Questionmark Designer, and e-mail, because it makes the process simple for you while performing a lot of complicated work.
The following walkthrough explains the process for creating an interactive Captivate file that tracks to e-mail.