I would like my students to use the content on the module by copying the text, how can i achieve it?
My understanding is text in a SWF isn't really text any more, from the standpoint of it being mouse-selectable.
If it is very limited instances of needing to copy text, you can use a text entry box and enter the text you want them to copy as the 'default text,' but it is far from being an ideal solution.
There is a Text Area Widget included in Cp5.5 but it seems to be broken. When I try to type random text in it to test, the text gets garbled with caps/lowers, and some letters don't show up at all when entered. I typed "The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog" and it displayed as: The uiC bron fox umeD oVer the lazy Dog
There is a webpage widget that can embed a PDF or html page which you can to select the text, it might work for what you need but may take more back end work: http://captivatedev.com/2010/11/05/adobe-captivate-5-web-page-widget/
There maybe other included or availble widgets, I am by far not an expert with them.
hope that helps.
Perhaps your TextArea widget is broken, but mine is functioning fine. I have even used it in different blog posts about custom Question slides. Try to download the enhanced version by Jim Leichliter.
Yves Riel has a great Notepad widget, where the user can input text. Have a look at: