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How to use highlight box in Captivate?

The highlight box is a rectangle that can draw the learners’ attention to a part of a static image on the slide, such as pictures, illustrations, and diagram. The highlight box is very similar to the rectangle under smart shapes except that you can configure it to darken everything outside while remaining clear inside.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 19 May 2019 under Tools

A highlighter drawing a yellow rectangle around the Captivate's CP logo.

How to insert and customize shapes in Captivate

Shapes are among the useful features of Captivate. Put them on your slides to create charts, diagrams, and other visual elements that can help in your elearning. You can customize them in several different ways to suit your instructional design.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 03 May 2019 under Tools

Superimposed imitations of shapes in the Captivate shapes button,

Resizing, repositioning, rotating, and flipping slide objects in Captivate

There are several visual elements in Adobe Captivate that serves different functions. Most of the objects that you can put on the slide and can be resized, repositioned, rotated, or flipped have these attributes represented as numerical values. You can read and edit these values on Options tab under Properties.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 29 Apr 2019 under Tools

Fundamentals of Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate is one of the most popular elearning authoring applications. It has a wide array of tools that allow for fast development of learning presentation and interactive activities.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 20 Feb 2019 under Tools

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What is a learning management system (LMS)?

A learning management system or LMS is a common staple in elearning. It is an online system that allows teachers or facilitators to organize learning content, provide assessment, and track the progress of learners. It allows learners to access learning content, take assessment, and obtain immediate feedback.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 16 Dec 2018 under Terms, Tools

Illustration of a computer CPU representing server, and on its right are icons film strip for videos, slide for HTML5 modules, and a paper checklist for quizzes.

Using LibreOffice/OpenOffice Impress in education

Slide presentation software, such as OpenOffice/LibreOffice Impress, is becoming very popular and useful in education whether in aid of traditional lecture method or as stand-alone learning module. Here, I presented tips on how your can make better presentation for your class.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 06 Sep 2013 under Tools

Using LibreOffice Impress slide presentation software in classroom

Graphing equations using open-source software KAlgebra

KAlgebra is a graphing calculator available as FOSS and can be downloaded through Ubuntu Software Center. It can graph in 2D: y = f(x) or in 3D: z = f(x,y). It has excellent features in 2D graphs but have plenty of rooms for improvement in 3D graphs.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 20 May 2013 under Tools

graph of z = 0.5 x sup 2 + 0.5 y sup 2

How to print a star chart from Stellarium?

One function Stellarium lacks is the capability to print the star chart on paper. The easiest way to print is to get the screenshot of Stellarium, embed it in word processor, and then print. However, we need to be sure that all visible celestial bodies on the time and place of stargazing will be visible in the map. We also need to consume less ink in printing Stellarium.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 03 May 2013 under Tools

Finished Stellarium chart

Stargazing sessions with Stellarium

One of the most intellectually stimulating activities in science lessons is the stargazing. Aside from telescope, the other important tool in a stargazing session is the starmap or star chart. Today, starmaps are mostly software programs and I would personally recommend the use of one particular program: Stellarium, a free and open source software star chart.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 03 May 2013 under Tools

Stellarium screenshot showing the position of stars and the constellations

Using Writer’s Record Change feature in essay checking

One excellent way of providing essay work to students is by asking them to submit a soft copy in Open Document Format Text (ODT) and do the proofreading and editing work using OpenOffice/LibreOffice Writer with Record Changes enabled. Your students can easily compare their original work with your revisions.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 03 May 2013 under Tools

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