How to Make a Recorded Screen Share For Your Team
At Miranda Park Learning, we use Adobe Captivate to make recorded screen shares. A recorded screen share is one of the simplest tools you can use to make an on-screen tutorial for your team. The best part? If using Captivate, you don’t have to be on an online call to record it.
What Does This Mean?
It means that you don’t have to be chatting with someone online and press the record button when you’re ready. An Adobe Captivate software simulation allows you to set things up, figure out the parts you want to record, record just those parts, and export the tutorial to your team.
What’s a Good Example of a Software Simulation?
Ah. We’re glad you asked. We used Adobe Captivate for this example on our portfolio. It’s 43 seconds, which is the perfect micro example. Hold tight. A few things first.
How to Make an Excellent Software Simulation in Five Simple Steps
1) Pick your software.
Like we said, we used Adobe Captivate for our 43-second example below.
2) Solve the problem.
Figure out what you’d like to show your team. For this example, we’ll be showing users the first steps of creating a project in InDesign. Why? Many people go from Microsoft Word to Adobe InDesign thinking it may be similar. Frustration sets in when they realize they can’t just type in directly into InDesign. They have to create the document first.
3) Keep it simple.
As you’ll see in our example, we don’t concentrate on the fact that we’re using Captivate to make our simulation. No, ma’am. We’re solving the InDesign problem. No need to explain what you’re using. Just get to the gist and solve the problem.
4) Make it snappy, but give people time to pause.
In the 43-second example, you’ll notice we’re giving you each step on how to create a new doc in InDesign. But, if you need to stop to follow, you’ll have time to press pause to do the steps on the screen.
5) Keep your voice rhythmic.
Even if you’re creating micro learning, don’t let people snooze. Dial into your storyteller within, and keep people engaged with your voice.
Can Adobe Captivate Software Simulations Be Sized for Phones and Tablets?
Yes! This is the best part of this Adobe Captivate program. You can create it for different-size screens. We think it’s genius. If you watch our 43-second example on your phone, you won’t have any problems watching it because we set it up that way.
OK, Ready For Our Example of a Software Simulation Using Adobe Captivate?
Click the following link to see our 43-second Adobe Captivate software simulation on how to create an InDesign document: https://mirandaparklearning.com/project/indesign-tutorial/
Who Are We?
We are Miranda Park Learning, your instructional design experts. When you need to create software simulations for your team, contact us. We’re ready to help take your company to the next level of eLearning.
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