Monday, December 15, 2014

A simple trick to make most of the ‘Smile Sheet’ interaction

How many of you use ‘Smile Sheet’ interaction to gather user feedback on happiness quotient?
Do you sometimes feel restricted by the emoticons to be rated?
What if you need to know the user preference in the rating range of ‘Excellent’ to ‘Poor’?
Raptivity’s Smile sheet interaction allows you to change the emoticon images for the rating only. It doesn’t allow you to change the user response based on the images selected. You would still receive fixed responses as “Very happy”, “Happy”, “Neutral”, and so on.

Recently, one of our customers pointed this out and was looking for a quick fix. We realized that this could be something bothering our other customers as well, hence thought of sharing this handy tip with everyone today.

1. Save and publish your smile sheet interaction in HTML5.
2. In the published output folder, right click and open the .html file in a notepad (Ex., if your interaction is saved as sample, then open sample.html file)
3. Search for word “Neutral”. You would find something as follows:








4. Simply change the text to the values you want. So, for example, if you like to change “Very happy” to “Excellent” it would look as follows:









5. Save the .html file (by pressing Ctrl+S) and open the output file in a browser. To see the changes, simply submit the survey and the generated output would now have your customized values.

Simple! Right?
Take advantage of this quick tip and do create your own customized Smiling Sheets. Keep watching this space for more such tricks to make the most of Raptivity.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

10 Reasons Why Raptivity is a Must Have Tool



It truly does not count if you are a professional or a beginner; thanks to Raptivity, you don’t require any programming or technical skills to wow your learners. Here are ten reasons I feel Raptivity is a must have for every learning professional.

1.    Pre-built templatesRaptivity comes with a library of 190+ pre-built templates across categories like games, simulations, brainteasers, interactive diagrams, virtual worlds and many more. These can be used to create stand-alone learning objects or can be easily embedded into your favorite tool, like PowerPoint, Articulate Storyline, Lectora, Claro, Captivate and many more.

2.    Increased flexibilityRaptivity interaction templates are very flexible, easily editable and can be customized as per your requirements.

3.    Saves time
Gone are the days when you open a tool and start building an engaging interaction from scratch. Today, Raptivity templates are proving to be a boon for eLearning professionals. Raptivity’s ultimate objective is to help you get started with the best suited interaction template in minutes.

4.    Easy tracking
Tracking with Raptivity is so effortless. All you need to do is publish the interaction with the desired tracking option, such as Tin Can, SCORM 1.2, SCORM 2004, AICC and JavaScript.

5.    No Programming skills required
Regardless of the training efforts you take to inculcate eLearning tools’ knowledge in your staff, often staff which is not tech savvy is left out. Raptivity comes across as a blessing. NO programming skills required at all!

6.    Makes learning interactive
Raptivity ensures that your learning material becomes very interactive and demands the learner’s involvement. Minimal browsing through the content is required since the learner will not move ahead until s(he) has performed the required activity. Raptivity helps you bind your learners throughout the course.

7.    Gives a professional look
Not all of us have a graphic designer at our reach; hence we have to depend on external help. Raptivity eases this for you with merely 3 to 4 clicks. No or minimal help from graphic designer is required to build content in Raptivity. This helps you focus on the course content rather than how to make it look good.

8.    No extra downloads required
Just a single click download is required to install Raptivity and you are all set to start working on your projects. It also provides you with a pre-built image gallery (buttons, backgrounds and characters) that can be used at no extra cost.

9.    Uniformity
Uniformity/Standardization is a crucial part of any course. Consistency in the course layout helps learners to navigate and use the course effectively. Raptivity supports global settings to standardize course: colors, fonts, sizes, and layout in merely a click.

10.Cost effective
Create effective, engaging and amazing courses— all with no dependency on programmers, easy integration with your favorite authoring tools, the vast variety of templates to choose from and support for both Flash and HTML5: Raptivity cost is definitely justified.

So what are you waiting for? Download Raptivity today and take advantage of its vast interaction library and astounding functionalities right away.

Note: This blog has been posted by Raptivity Marketing Team on behalf of Magdalene.