Tuesday, 1 July 2008

Instructional Design: What do you get when you mix articulate presenter, with captivate, with camtasia, with webquiz ... you could get THIS

How can you mix all kinds of software's AND social media apps? That is one of the questions I have roaming about in the back of my mind. On the verge of my vacation, I wanted to test a new software (Articulate Presenter) and see if other software that we use to build courses with can be implemented.

If you want to, you can see the result following this link (it is an nice mashup for different educational goals). It works with Flash, so sometimes he preloads to buffer the multimedia files.

The final product was produced by Articulate Presenter, but I mixed in Del.icio.us, Camtasia, phpBB, Captivate, QuickCam pro movies, a Ning community, Articulate Quizmaker quizzes, hotspot quiz and even a Canadian Bear!

If you are interested in the production specifics, you can click on the tab 'notes' inside the articulate presenter course.

The font size of the Articulate Presenter is rather small but at this point you cannot change the font-size, but this is a feature Articulate Presenter's developing team is tackling and hopefully they will program a solution soon.

I really enjoyed the first half of the year and so now.... I am off on my vacation (more specifics in the presentation).


  1. Nice!

    Ik vind het tof dat er nog iemand binnen de gezondheidszorg hiermee bezig is.

    Keep up the good work.

    Michaƫl, AZ Sint Lucas Gent.

  2. Excellent job !! Where did you find the Canadian bear? :)

  3. thanx Mich and tb!

    @tb the Canadian bear avatar was part of the extra's on logitech pro 9000 web camera, synchronised it with my facial features and added the narration. Easy to use :-)

  4. Great blog,
    We just started e-learning at our company. The information we found in your blog really helped us.

  5. I followed the sample quiz, but I cannot view the results. But, the idea to mix articulate presenter, captivate andcamtasia is novel. I haven't tried QuizMaker, I now use QuizCreator to create quiz, does the quiz created by quizcreator could be integrated with such tools?

  6. hi MarieJ,

    You can indeed incorporate a quiz from quizmaker into the articulate software, as quizmaker generates flash quizes.


  7. Intriguing post, Ignatia.

    We're often blending a variety of technologies within our Articulate and Lectora course developments in order to meet evolving client needs.

    As a result, we recently created an integrated plug-in tool for Articulate designed to bring the power of social networking into the course development process, and I would love your thoughts on it's value and any recommendations you can provide.

    You can access the demo for the plug-in here: http://www.i3logic.net/our_methods/webbased_products/commentcatcher/ (Simply select the “i3Logic CommentCatcher” button in the upper right once the demo course opens).

    Thx, Peter -