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Captivate Tutorial Design Document

The Intended Audience

The intended audience for this tutorial is anyone who wants to learn more about PowerPoint, and/or the creation of widgets using PowerPoint animations. I would say the difficulty level of this activity would require students to be of high school age or higher; however, students of all ages should be able to learn something by engaging in this tutorial.

The Learning Objectives

After the completion of this tutorial students should be able to:

  1. Utilize more advanced PowerPoint techniques outside of creating simple presentations.
  2. Demonstrate the creation of a PowerPoint widget though an interactive simulation.
  3. Demonstrate mastery of new skills by passing a knowledge quiz.

Interaction and Control

Students will engage with this tutorial through a combination of watching and clicking along.

The tutorial has a menu structure which allows students to access any page whenever they want; however, it is recommended that they go through the tutorial in its intended order. The video demonstration involves watching an instructional video, while the quiz and simulation require human interaction and clicking. When accessing the three primary activities the students will click it on the main menu, which launches it in a new browser tab. After they're done with one activity they can close the tab and select the next one. Once the students have accessed, and interacted with, all of the various pages listed on the main menu they will have finished the tutorial.

Practice and Feedback

Assessment Simulation:

  • Interactive simulation with opportunity for students to practice what they've learned.
    • Chosen because hands-on experience is crucial when learning any new skill, and this simulation is a fantastic way for students to walk through the steps themselves.
    • For incorrect clicks, students receive feedback which points them in the right direction. This allows the students to learn from their mistakes.

Knowledge Quiz:

  • Asks questions to reinforce the material and provide students with a way to gauge their level of knowledge.
    • Chosen because it helps students master the material and asks them general questions about what they've just learned.
    • Feedback is used when a student answers incorrectly to let them know what the right answer was. This is important so students don't continue to wonder what the right answer should have been.