Software simulations

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I've had a lot of success creating screencasts for our EHR e learning courses out of Camtasia but now I need to make software simulations.  Is it possible to import Captivate simulations into a Camtasia project?  If so, how do I do it?  Has anyone been able to do this?
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Beth George

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Rick Stone

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Hi there

If anything, you would have better luck working the other way around. Create Camtasia videos, then use them in Captivate.

The thing is, with Captivate simulations, you are working with either an Adobe Flash file in SWF format or with the Captivate HTML 5 output. And there are two variations of that HTML 5 output. Regular ole HTML 5 output and Captivate also has a "Responsive" HTML 5 output.

Cheers... Rick :)
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Hmmmm....ok.  I guess I will have to play around with all of this.  I love the quiz reporting and ease of importing the Camtasia SCORM files into our LMS.  Right now I'm hoping to continue to do a bulk of the creation in Camtasia and use Captivate (or another - still figuring it all out) just for the simulations.  I could try to create a form of software simulations in Camtasia using interactive hotspots but I fear that will be very time consuming.  If anyone out there has good suggestions, I'm open to hear them :)
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Yeah, each product has its own strengths and weaknesses. Captivate totally rocks for its ability to do that simulation thing automagickally as you just turn it on and record.  To do the same thing in Camtasia would require lots of careful cutting and inserting the hotspots. Certainly not impossible to achieve, but why waste all the time if you have a tool like Captivate that does it automatically?

Cheers... Rick :)
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That's what I'm thinking.  I really love the quiz reporting that Camtasia offers...plus once a projects renders, I can quickly and easily import it into our LMS.  I have to research how all that works with Captivate.  Thanks for your comments!  I really appreciate it!
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If you haven't yet added something from Captivate to your LMS, it may be a bit of a shock and require a bit of experimentation to get the settings right.

Camtasia configuration is quite simple while Captivate is substantially confusing:

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I imported a tester last night and I couldn't see a portion of the left side of the screen.  All of the settings ere a bit much for sure.