Storyline vs Captivate for software training and interactions
Oct 24, 2013
I've been learning Storyline since the beginning of the year. I've also had some very brief training in Captivate, however I haven't really used it as yet as it's rather slow on my current computer (plus I'm still learning Storyline!). I need to re-write an old course which trains our staff to learn a software program. The videos for the course were created in Captivate, but it appears as if they were imported into Presenter. It is quite interactive, requesting learners to click on various parts of the software screen to show them the outcomes of several functions. From what I can work out from the published file, it uses hotspots and captions - all placed adjacent to or on the buttons being discussed. Does Storyline or Replay offer this kind of functionality? I have had a play with the video functions of both and it doesn't seem as if I can place buttons and/or hotspot triggers or captions on the video, although I can use the simple captioning available in Replay. Will I need to create this course in Captivate? Or am I currently just not able to see how to do this in Storyline?