Prior to Captivate 4, you couldn't duplicate a Question Slide or import them from one project to another. With the introduction of Captivate 4, both of those problems were a thing of the past. But anyone who created a quiz using Captivate 4 knows how much work the process was. For those of you who haven't had the pleasure, it goes a bit like this: you'll choose Quiz > Question Slide. Select the Question type and click OK. Type the question, type the answers, select the correct answer(s) and click OK. Format the Question Slide to taste. Then repeat. Not difficult, but very, very click-intensive.
Quiz Object Styles
With the new Captivate 5, the mundane chore of creating a quiz gets a whole lot easier. Prior to adding any Question Slides, you'll choose Edit > Object Style Manager. At the upper left of the Object Style Manager dialog box, there is an entire Quizzing Objects group. There are several Quizzing Objects, and you can set the styles to suit your needs.
Improved Quiz Default Labels
Choose Quiz > Quiz Preferences. From the Quiz category, select Default Labels. When your Question Slides are created, there will be buttons added automatically along the bottom of the slide allowing learners to submit their answers, clear selections, skip a question and go back and answer skipped questions. Learners will also see feedback captions as they get the answers correct or incorrect. For the first time in Captivate history, you can elect to use the default values for your captions or create custom caption styles you can use on the Question Slides. The concept of Object Styles is new in Captivate 5 and will save you a significant amount of formatting time.
Add Multiple Question Slides
The best new feature Quiz feature you'll see in Captivate 5 will present itself when you insert the first Question Slides (via Quiz > Question Slide). Gone are the bad-old-days when you had to select a single Question Type and click OK. Then, when you wanted another Question Slide, you'd have to repeat the process. And again and again.
Take a look at the image below:
All of the Question Types available in Captivate 4 are still there. However, a wonderful enhancement is the ability to specify multiple copies of each Question Type will be added to the project with a single click of the OK button (in the image above, I'm only showing the first two Question Types but I've asked Captivate to create 11 of each).
Improved Question Editing
And finally, while it's not as awe-inspiring as the ability to add a billion Question Slides to your project at one time, in Captivate 5 you can now edit the questions and answers directly on the slide (goodbye unnecessary dialog boxes). Double-clicking the text on the slide will now take you directly into text-editing mode where you can make your changes without losing focus on the slide itself.
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