Learning SmartBuilder Videos

Introduction
These tutorials will guide you through the creation of a sample lesson in SmartBuilder. Each tutorial will build upon the previous one.

Video 1: Adding and Configuring Objects

In this tutorial, you will learn how to lay out objects on a page.

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You will learn how to:

  • Create a new lesson
  • Insert objects onto a page
  • Format text using the text tool bar
  • Layer objects using the Cast
  • Change the appearance of objects using the Properties panel
  • Select multiple objects at once

 

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Video 2: Creating basic interactivity

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a rollover and rollout action.

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You will learn how to:

  • Create actions in the Action List
  • Create actions using the object short cut menu
  • Hide objects when the page initially loads
  • Name objects descriptively to make them easier to use in actions
  • Add transition effects

 

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Video 3: Creating a Master Page

In this tutorial, you will learn how to use the Master Page to create a lesson interface.

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You will learn how to:

  • Create new lesson pages
  • Create a background on the Master Page
  • Create navigation buttons on the Master Page
  • Use the grid to align objects

 

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Video 4: Creating a timeline

In this tutorial, you will learn how to sequence the appearance of objects on a timeline

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You will learn how to:

  • Insert a timeline object onto a page
  • Link objects to the timeline
  • Configure the timeline to control the appearance of objects

 

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Video 5: Using a display to group objects

In this tutorial, you will learn how to quickly show and hide multiple objects using displays.

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You will learn how to:

  • Insert display sets and add objects to displays
  • Move and edit displays
  • Create actions to show and hide displays

 

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Video 6: Using multiple display sets

In this tutorial, you will use display sets to create a tabbed interface with additional information that appears in each tab.

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You will learn how to:

  • Clean up your work space by hiding objects on the master page
  • Use shapes and layering to create a tab effect
  • Use sets to quickly show and hide the right objects at the right time

 

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Video 7: Creating a basic drag and drop

In this tutorial, you will create a drag and drop exercise for sorting statements into one of two categories.

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You will learn how to:

  • Label objects to make them easy to identify
  • Assign drag objects to their corresponding drop zones
  • Adjust drag and drop settings

 

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Video 8: Adding gaming elements to the drag and drop

The Drag and Drop interaction will have audio feedback and update a score tracker after each drop, successful or not.

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You will learn how to:

  • Adding audio to your lessons
  • Configuring your audio
  • Adding and updating a percent tracker

 

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Video 8.5: Making a more challenging drag and drop

In this tutorial, you will make the drag and drop exercise more challenging and more fun.

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You will learn how to:

  • Move the drag and drop exercise into a display set so that learners can't change their drop selections
  • Configure the drag and drop for delayed, rather than immediate feedback

 

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Video 9: Using dynamic values

In this tutorial, you will create page titles that automatically show the page name.

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You will learn how to:

  • Rename pages in the page controller
  • Configure text objects to update dynamically , or "on the fly", by getting data from the page controller object each time the page changes.

 

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Video 10: Using variables

In this tutorial, you will use variables to collect the learner’s name, calculate their score, and display their name and score on a certificate.

 

 

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You will learn how to:

  • Capture the learners name from an input text object and store it in a variable
  • Manipulate a score variable for the drag and drop exercise by using math functions (multiply and divide)
  • Display name and score variables on a certificate

 

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Video 11: Creating conditional actions

In this tutorial, you will use conditional actions to disable the Back button on the first page, and the Next button on the last page of the lesson.

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You will learn how to:

  • Trigger actions each time a page is loaded
  • Add conditions to actions and configure true and false responses for the condition

 

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Video 12: Creating a branching scenario using the flow chart

In this tutorial, you will learn how to use the Flow Chart to build a branching scenario.

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You will learn how to:

  • Use response objects to capture user choices
  • Use the Flow Chart to define your branching logic
  • Lead your learners through a closed scenario

 

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Video 13: Creating a quiz

In this tutorial, you will learn how to build a Quiz from scratch.

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You will learn how to:

  • Create questions in a Question Set
  • Use the Flow Chart to define the correct answer
  • Set up the interactivity to show individual level feedback
  • Define the logic for Passing or Failing feedback

 

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