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Delivery Method

  • Classroom

Course Overview

Advanced Authorware provides experienced Online Learning Developers with the knowledge and hands-on use of Functions and Variables they need to develop and extend sophisticated learning applications.

Delivery

Classroom

Duration

3 days

Locations

  • Public Schedule - Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney
  • Group Bookings - All States and Territories across Australia

Prerequisites

The prerequisites for this course is that you have completed the Fast Track to Authorware course.

Course Topics

Topic 1 Building Dynamic & Adaptive Authorware Applications

  • Overview
  • Controlling the Piece
  • Controls
  • Tips & Tricks
  • Design Window Shortcuts
  • Walkthrough 1-1: File SEtup and Displaying Objects

 
Topic 2 Calculations

  • Overview
  • The Calculation Window
  • Authorware Variables and Functions
  • The Variables Dialog
  • The Functions Dialog
  • Variables and Functions Reference
  • A Way of Thinking About Variables
  • A Way of Thinking About Variables
  • A Way of Thinking About Expressions
  • Concepts
  • Assigning a Value to a Variable
  • Rules for Typing Calculations
  • Scripting in Calculations
  • Code Snippets
  • Inserting a Code Snippet
  • Adding a Custom Code Snippet
  • Tips & Tricks
  • Storing Calculations
  • Icon References in Variables
  • Tips & Tricks
  • Walkthrough 2-1: The Resize Window Function

Topic 3 Responses

  • Overview
  • Concepts
  • Branch Settings
  • Perpetual Responses and Erasing
  • Activating Responses
  • Creating Error Traps
  • Variables Reference
  • Variables for Button Responses
  • Variables for Text Entry Responses
  • Variables for Target Area Responses
  • Variables for Hot Object Responses
  • Variables for All Responses
  • Walkthrough 3-1: Checked Buttons

Topic 4 Making Choices

  • Overview
  • Concepts
  • Branching on the Flowline
  • Calculated Path Decisions
  • Choosing Between Two Alternatives
  • Choices in Expressions & Calculations
  • Choosing the Right Method
  • Variables Reference
  • Variables Related to Decisions
  • Tips & Tricks
  • Tips for Decisions and Conditionals
  • Walkthrough 4-1: Alternative Paths in the Flowline
  • Brain Teaser: The Trumpet Lesson

 
Topic 5 Displaying Variables & Functions

  • Overview
  • Concepts
  • Key Components
  • Formatting Numbers
  • Layering Displays
  • Functions Reference
  • Functions Related to Displays
  • Tips & Tricks
  • Tricks with Displays
  • Icon Property Options
  • Walkthrough 5-1: Adjusting Display Layers
  • Walkthrough 5-2: Displaying and Updating Variables

 

Topic 6 Working With Character Strings

  • Overview
  • Concepts
  • Representation & Manipulation
  • Functions Reference
  • Character String Functions
  • Tips & Tricks
  • Tricks with Character Strings
  • Walkthrough 6-1: Applying & Displaying String Functions
  • Walkthrough 6-2: Substrings & Number Formatting
  • Brain Teaser: Monogram Shop

 
Topic 7 Movable and Moving Objects

  • Overview
  • Concepts
  • Display Icon Properties
  • Motion Icon Properties
  • Variables and Functions Reference
  • Variables Related to Position and Movement
  • Functions Related to Moving Objects
  • Tips & Tricks
  • Tricks for Moving Objects
  • Walkthrough 7-1: Positioning an Object on a Path
  • Walkthrough 7-2: Direct to Line Scaled Motion

 
Topic 8 Parents & Children

  • Overview
  • Concepts
  • Parent & Child Icon Relationships
  • Calculated Navigate Icons
  • Tips & Tricks
  • Framework Rules
  • Functions Reference
  • Functions Related to Icon Relationships
  • Walkthrough 8-1: Calculating a Navigate Destination
  • Brain Teaser: The Lion and the Mosquito

 
Topic 9 Perpetual Digital Movies

  • Overview
  • Concepts
  • Key Components
  • Where Movies Are Stored
  • Loading a BMP Sequence
  • Tips & Tricks5
  • Digital Movie Formats
  • Applications
  • Walkthrough 9-1: Perpetual Movies
  • Brain Teaser: Heart Pump

 
Topic 10 Continue Branching & Conditional Responses

  • Overview
  • Concepts
  • Continue Branching
  • Continue Branching with Conditional Responses
  • Automatic Conditional Judging
  • Tips & Tricks
  • Tricks with Conditional Responses
  • Walkthrough 10-1: Positioning and Moving Displays on a Grid
  • Walkthrough 10-2: Conditional Automatic Responses
  • Walkthrough 10-3: Adding a Custom Cursor
  • Walkthrough 10-4: Calculating a Motion Destination
  • Walkthrough 10-5: Streamlining the Code with Continue Branching
  • Brain Teaser: Stars ‘n’ Stripes

 
Topic 11 Text Files & Character Strings

  • Overview
  • Manipulating Multi-line Character Strings
  • Lists of Information in Character Strings
  • Accessing External Text Files
  • External Files
  • RTF Knowledge Objects
  • RTF Objects Editor
  • RTF Documents in Authorware
  • Tips & Tricks
  • Tricks with Character Strings
  • Walkthrough 11-1: Manipulating Content from a Text File
  • Walkthrough 11-2: Making the Daily Quote Conditional
  • Brain Teaser: An American Favorite
  • Walkthrough 11-3: Creating an RTF Object
  • Walkthrough 11-4: Showing a Portion of the RTF Object
  • Walkthrough 11-5: Changing Pages

 
Topic 12 Unit 12: Linear Lists

  • Overview
  • Concepts
  • Key Components
  • Modifying Linear Lists
  • Linear Lists vs. Lists in Character Strings
  • Functions Reference
  • List Functions
  • Tips & Tricks
  • Tips for Working with Linear Lists
  • List Conversions
  • Walkthrough 12-1: Creating & Sorting Linear Lists
  • Walkthrough 12-2: Referring to Individual List Elements
  • Walkthrough 12-3: Adding Items to Linear Lists
  • Walkthrough 12-4: Deleting Items from a Linear List
  • Walkthrough 12-5: Adding a Lookup Functions
  • Walkthrough 12-6: Saving the Updated Phone List


Topic 13 ActiveX Controls

  • Overview
  • Concepts
  • Adding ActiveX Controls
  • Properties
  • Methods
  • Events
  • Variables & Functions Reference
  • Property Functions
  • Method Functions
  • Event Variables
  • Event Functions
  • Tips & Tricks
  • Tips for Using ActiveX
  • Walkthrough 13-1:

Classroom courses include

  • Adobe Certified instructors (with min 10 yrs experience)
  • Commercial courseware used in this course
  • Certificates
  • After course support (via email, to reinforce the learning)
  • Training guarantee
  • FREE repeat of public course within 6 months (where required, and on same version), see terms & conditions
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