Adobe Captivate 4 - How to create interactive simulations to test software knowledge

I want to create simulations of software packages that require the student to interact with the "movie" to demonstrate their knowledge of the software.  Captivate 4 advertises:

Rapidly develop and deploy interactive simulations, video tutorials, or screencasts — without programming or multimedia skills. Adobe Captivate 4 helps you effortlessly synchronize audio and video
content and provides enhanced screen recording features for capturing
and recording screen activity. The screen capture mechanism includes
advanced functionality to record a procedure in different modes,
  • Demonstration of a procedure complete with mouse movement and text descriptions
  • An interactive simulation with prompts and feedback for practicing the recorded steps
but I have been unable to find any documentation that explains how to actually produce the second bullet point mentioned above.  Does anyone know how to do this and can provide instructions?

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When you want to capture the demonstration, we use the record option in Captivate.
If you also want to create the assessment mode that is an interactive simulation with prompts and feedback, please refer following steps.

Click File, point to New and then click Project.
Click the Record tab.
Select the application to record.

Select the size of the recording window under Snap Recording Rectangle to.
Click OK.

It will show the recording window. Click the automatic recording icon (second one)
Select the desired boxes under Mode option.
There are four options, Demonstration, Training, Assessment, and Custom.
You can select Demonstration and Assessment.

Note: This is very important step, you need to specify right here so that captivate is able to create assessment mode that is an interactive simulation with prompts and feedback.

Click the red circle icon (Start Recording button) to start the recording.
Perform the steps that you want to record.
Press End key when you finish the recording.
Save Project files dialogue box appears.
Browse to the location to save your project.
Under Project to Open list click Assessment or Demonstration mode.
If you select the Assessment mode, you will get the success and failure captions that is an interactive simulation with prompts and feedback.

This project is saved on the same location that you have selected but with two different files project title _demo.cp and Project title _ Assessment.cp.

Hope you find this helpful.



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