I know, I know. Terrible title. But it had to happen at some point, so why not get it out of the way?
Last night's class in IDTE553 was revelatory to me. I had a vague idea that Captivate would be similar to Camtasia. Oh, not as such. Instructor Graves presented step-by-step instructions, with helpful hints along the way, as an introduction to using Captivate. After just a few minutes, I had created a tiny but effective eLearning module on how to change page orientation in Notepad.
What makes it so stunning to me is the ease with which this was accomplished. All I did was start the recording process and click through the steps in Notepad. The program itself created brief messages to the learner on what to do. I probably could have accomplished this in Camtasia, but with much more fiddling around and much more time.
I can't wait to find out what else it can do! Consider me sold on Captivate for creating eLearning modules.