No fees are required for this course.
This class is presented in a face to face format with students who are online able to complete learning activities. This class goes from January 6th - April 23rd. The class is divided into 15 weeks of instruction. Online students please contact me as soon as possible for your course layout which differs slightly from the face to face class layout.
We will consistently put into practice the following:
1. Discussing and learning design and development
2. Brainstorming and iteratively design course content
3. Developing and re-developing course content within Adobe Captivate
4. Verifying and troubleshooting course project to make sure it is interactive and works properly for a learner
This class will be set up as a project based class, which means from the first day of class we will begin working towards a project that you will submit for your final project for this class. Each class will be structured as the following: 1 hour of instruction, 1 hour of work time, 30 minutes of evaluation and discussion. You will be graded every time you come to class. I will be grading you in the following way: Participation in class instruction and discussion, Productive use of time during in class work time, evaluation for the current class. After each class I will enter grades for those 3 areas. Come to class, engage yourself within the class and push yourself to learn hard new things. If you do this then I promise that you will get the grade you desire and have earned and you will be prepared to get a job in the future based on the skills you've gained while in this class. For online students, I expect you to "pretend" to have your own class during a specified time where you will follow the above structure. We will talk about how we will do the evaluation and discussion.
We will be having in class discussions. Online students please contact me for how you will utilize discussions.
This course utilizes integrated technology throughout the coursework to the extent that mastery of their use is required for successful completion of the course. However, as problems arise you can always contact me and I will help as much as possible. Your greater ally for technology support are the friendly folks at USU IT Service Desk (Links to an external site.) , and if you have a Canvas related problem you can contact the USU CIDI Team at 435-797-9506 (M-F, 8am-5pm). Please let me know if technology is getting in the way of learning, and I'll do all that I can to provide the support you need.
By the end of this course students will be able to:
The Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences Department has access to several licenses for Captivate. They will be putting some in the ITLS computer lab in the Education Building on the Logan campus. For those of you that are local it is recommended that you come to campus to use Captivate. If you are at a distance you will need to work with Kris Borecki (firstname.lastname@example.org) to get access to the software.
I would highly recommend signing up for a free 30 day trial to Linkedin Learning (Formerly Lynda.com) and begin taking some of the intro courses on Adobe Captivate. Make sure you are not taking course on Adobe Captivate Prime, that is an LMS which we will not be learning in this class.
Adobe Captivate 2019: The Essentials
We're going to use the tutorials from this book as a jumping off point to get to know Captivate!
Adobe Captivate 2019
The following grading standards will be used in this class:
|A||100 % to 93.0%|
|A-||< 93.0 % to 90.0%|
|B+||< 90.0 % to 87.0%|
|B||< 87.0 % to 83.0%|
|B-||< 83.0 % to 80.0%|
|C+||< 80.0 % to 77.0%|
|C||< 77.0 % to 73.0%|
|C-||< 73.0 % to 70.0%|
|D+||< 70.0 % to 67.0%|
|D||< 67.0 % to 60.0%|
|F||< 59.0 % to 0.0%|
|1||Jan. 9th||Introduction/What to Expect/Basics of Instruction Design|
Intro to Adobe Captivate/Selecting a course to design and develop
|3||Jan. 23rd||Exploring Adobe Captivate in more depth|
|4||Jan. 30th||Limitations & Affordances|
|9||Mar. 5th||Spring Break! NO CLASS|
|16||Apr. 23th||Final Project (LAST DAY OF CLASS)|
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