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Delivery Method

  • Classroom

Course Aim

The FastTrack to Authorware course has been designed to introduce you to the basic operations and features of Authorware. During the course, you will be using each of the Authorware icons to create a simple application. The application incorporates a wide range of interactivity styles. Remember that what you can do with Authorware is only limited by your imagination and creativity. Use the application you build in class as a foundation upon which you can expand and enhance the techniques in your own applications.

Authorware is the solution dedicated to creating rich-media e-learning content and is the leading visual authoring tool for creating rich-media e-learning applications for delivery on corporate networks, CD/DVD, and the web. Develop accessible applications that comply with Learning Management System (LMS) standards. Create content by importing Microsoft PowerPoint® presentations and integrating them with other media, and monitor student progress with data-tracking and database connectivity features.

Course Prerequisites

Previous experience using applications on a PC or Macintosh is an essential prerequisite for this course.

Course Duration

Four days; 9:00am - 5:00pm

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
* Very competitive course costs $CALL.

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Course Topics

During this course you will learn about

Topic 1 Introduction to Authorware
Overview
Concepts
Design & Presentation Window
The Icon Palette
The Tool Bar
Panels
Controls
Tips & Tricks
Design Window Shortcuts
Walkthrough 1-1: File Setup
 
Topic 2 Using the Display, Wait, and Erase Icons
Overview
Concepts
The Display Icon
Sequencing & Separating Icons
The Toolbox
Toolbox Tips
The Wait Icon
Wait Icon Tips
The Erase Icon
Tips & Tricks
Display Icon Tips
Using the Text Tool
Aligning Objects
Walkthrough 2-1: Creating Displays Using the Text Tool
Walkthrough 2-2: Building a Display-Wait-Erase Sequence
 
Topic 3 Creating and Moving Graphic Objects
Overview
Using the Drawing Tools
The Toolbox
Toolbox Tips
The Inspectors
Using the Motion Icon
Types of Motion
Direct to Point
Tips for Creating Direct to Point Motion
Path to End
Tips for Creating Path to End Motion
Motion Icon Settings
Tips & Tricks
Walkthrough 3-1: Authorware’s Drawing Tools
Walkthrough 3-2: Simple Animations
Walkthrough 3-3: Path Animations
Walkthrough 3-4: Enhancing the Introduction
Brain Teaser: Flying Logo
 
Topic 4 Importing Media
Overview
Concepts
Importing Graphics
Graphic File Formats
Tips & Tricks
The Sound Icon
Importing Sounds
Sound File Formats
The Sound Icon Dialog
Concurrency
Synchronizing Sounds
Link vs. Embed
Sound Icon Tips & Tricks
The Digital Movie Icon
Loading a BMP Sequence
Digital Movie Icon Dialog
Digital Movie Formats
Storage of Movies
Digital Movie Icon Tips & Tricks
Walkthrough 4-1: Importing a Graphic
Walkthrough 4-2: Importing Graphics to Replace Drawn Images
Walkthrough 4-3: Importing Sounds
Walkthrough 4-4: Importing Movies
Brain Teaser: Percussion Instruments
Walkthrough 4-5: Synchronizing Events with Media
 
Topic 5 Creating Interactions
Overview
Concepts
Key Components
How it Works
Interaction Icon Properties
Button Response Properties
Common Settings
Response Types
Using the Button Library & Editor
The Button Library
The Button Editor
Formatting the Button Label
Tips & Tricks for Creating Interactions
Tips & Tricks
Applications
Tips & Tricks for Using the Button Library and Editor
Button Design Tips
Tips & Tricks
Walkthrough 5-1: Constructing a Menu Interaction
Walkthrough 5-2: Adding a “Return to Menu” Button
Walkthrough 5-3: Importing Custom Button Artwork
 
Topic 6 Creating Hot Spot Responses
Overview
Concepts
Key Components
The Properties Dialog
Tips & Tricks
Advantages
Design Tips
Tips & Tricks
Walkthrough 6-1: Creating a Hot Spot Interaction
Walkthrough 6-2: Enhancing the Interaction With Sound
Walkthrough 6-3: Adding a Catchall Response
 
Topic 7 Introduction to Authorware System Variables
Overview
Concepts
The Variables Dialog
The Calculation Window
Assigning a Value to a Variable
Displaying a Variable on the Screen
Controlling Buttons with Variables
Tips & Tricks
Storing Calculations
Tips & Tricks
Walkthrough 7-1: Displaying Variables
Brain Teaser: Car Radio

Topic 8 Media Libraries
Overview
Concepts
Key Components
Adding Content to a Library
Changing Content
Updating Links
Tips & Tricks
Advantages
Tips & Tricks
Walkthrough 8-1: Adding Content to a Media Library
Walkthrough 8-2: Adding Content to the Flowline from a Library

Topic 9 Creating Text Entry Responses
Overview
Concepts
Key Components
Customizing
Tips & Tricks
Variations in Responses
Tips & Tricks
Walkthrough 9-1: Creating a Text Entry Interaction
Walkthrough 9-2: Adjusting Display and Erase Properties
Walkthrough 9-3: Adding Other Anticipated Responses
Brain Teaser: $50 Bill
Walkthrough 9-4: Adding a User Login Sequence
 
Topic 10 Creating Time Limit and Tries Limit Responses
Overview
Concepts
Key Components: Time Limit
Key Components: Tries Limit
Tips & Tricks
Applications
Tips & Tricks
Walkthrough 10-1: Adding a Tries Limit Response
Walkthrough 10-2: Adding a Time Limit Response
 
Topic 11 Creating Hot Object Responses
Overview
Concepts
Key Components
The Properties Dialog
Aligning Graphics
Tips & Tricks
Advantages
Tips & Tricks
Walkthrough 11-1: Creating a Hot
Object Interaction
Walkthrough 11-2: Adding a Catchall Response
Walkthrough 11-3: Using Cont

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