I am a bit worried after seeing the Frequently Encountered Issues #3.
I'm working on a project, and it is very big. I think I'm going to end up with 5,000 to 10, 000 slides. That makes me a bit worried.
Although there is a DaisyChain workaround, I don't think it is feasible for such a large project.
How did you solve this issue?
Seriously? 5,000 to 10,000? Now that would be one massive project. I wouldn't be a bit surprised to see Captivate (or any other app, really) choke, gag, wheeze, turn blue in the face and fall over plain dead with that many slides!
Sorry, but aside from advising you should seriously consider how to structure the project so it exists as several smaller projects, I have nothing to offer. Perhaps Rod does.
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I'm with you Rick. Any project numbering in the thousands of slides should be considered WAAAYYYY huge.
What kind of a course are you creating that requires so many slides to be all in the same module? I've been creating e-learning courses for around 10 years now and I've NEVER needed a single module this big.
Let me confirm something. I'm recording a software simulation. Does it mean that each time I click a button, enter text in a field, or select something from a menu, there will be one more slide in the project?
If the answer is yes, just now I checked with an SME, there will be 20,000 slides at least.
Yes. Each time you click something or enter data in something you will have another slide.
There are various strategies for allowing users to navigate your course content. If you are delivering this course via an LMS, the project should be a Multi-SCORM package made up of several modules (in your case probably dozens). Each of these modules will have a link in the LMS SCORM player's TOC. Once you enter a specific module, you can have a TOC in Captivate that slides in and out or that remains fixed on the side of the screen.
The point is that if you are building a course for a large and complex system, you need to very carefully think about how you will structure the information so that it is NOT one huge info dump on the learner.
Think of it this way: How would you eat a mamoth? The answer is: One mouthful at a time.
Your course, according to your description of the number of slides, is a mamoth. Breaking your course up into bite-sized chunks is the wise and sensible thing to do.
You will either need to use the Adobe Multi-SCORM packager that came with Captivate 4, or the E-learning Suites (does not come with just Captivate 5 or 5.5).
Or alternatively you can use the RELOAD Editor (Google for it on the web).
There are over 100 different LMS applications available. Which one is "good" depends very much on what you want it to do and what kind of budge you have to spend.
Oh, that's too bad.
Our company has licenses for Adobe Creative Suite 5.5, Technical Communication Suite 3.5, Captivate 5 and 5.5, and the latest version of every other Adobe application. But we don't have licenses for Adobe Captivate 4 or the eLearning Suite. I don't know why they didn't purchase license for the eLearning Suite.
I think the RELOAD Editor will do the job. Thank you.
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