Interactivity: Rich events – actions allows you to define different scenarios. With this powerful feature, you can specify the event for an object and what action should be taken for that event. For example, you can let the presentation show a message like “click here” when users hover the mouse over a specific button. It can also display a hint saying “you are going too far” when users hover the mouse out of the clickable area.HTML5 export: Export content to HTML5 which can run on any web browser and device including desktop, tablet, smartphone.
SCORM & xAPI: Support SCORM and xAPI, two most popular eLearning specifications. The interface of the selected application is also important. It should be a professional but have a streamlined and user-friendly user interface. Let’s take a look at one typical example of that easy-to-use interface in ActivePresenter 7. img3. Understand your usersUnderstanding your users is also a key to the success of a simulation.
So, ask yourself some questions beforehand: Are you going to create software simulations for newbies or pros? Do they have technology backgrounds? Newbies may need clear but slow simulations. On the other hand, users who are familiar with the app may need medium to high-speed ones. After researching and understating your customers, classifying them into groups depending on their user experience is a good idea. This helps you make the most good-looking and user-oriented software simulations. Besides, basing on groups of users, you can make simple and advanced simulations separately. This is essential especially when your software is complex and unpopular.
However, regardless the group they belong to, simulations should be insightful, clear, and effective at the same time. Plus, the process should be easy to follow.4. Decide the degree of interaction To some extent, a software simulation is a type of eLearning simulations in which the interaction is an important part.
For this reason, you should determine the level of interactivity beforehand. While simple software needs some simple interactions like drag-n-drop, complex ones may need a bite-size procedure with more interactions. Some interactive steps can be skipped simulations for users who use the target software well, and they just need to know some more complicated features. Others may need a higher level of interactions. Besides, if your simulations require many details and interactive objects as that need the programming skill, you should choose a tool that provides templates and rich ready-to-use event systems.5.
Simulations mimic exactly what you do With a worthwhile simulation, users can overcome the real-world challenges and explore your software in their own place anytime. Though, you have to make sure that the simulation mimics exactly and truthfully what you’ve done. Providing visual cues is one of many reasons that make simulations become widely used. Utilizing visuals to make your simulation more intuitive and easier to understand especially in complex steps. Added to that, software simulations should contain one or some types of assessment so that your users can get their feedback and track their process. Creating good things always takes time, including professional software simulations.
With a world-class screencasting tool like ActivePresenter 7, creating an interesting simulated world for users through software simulations will turn out to be an easy task. Download ActivePresenter 7, open the Record Software Simulation feature and work with the target software as your normal speed and practice. Don’t worry about mistakes or redundant actions because you can edit them later.
A lot of pre-built tools let you enhance the recorded simulation in a matter of clicks. Finally, export it to HTML (with or without LMS packages) to let users interact with it.