Since it is based on a text caption, you can apply any available styles to the timer. You can choose from several formats for the display of the timer. In addition, you can use this timer to constrain the amount of time spent during a quiz, or any specific interaction, AND navigate to the slide of your choice when the timer runs out. The timer works for both HTML and SWF output. You can even use this timer to “Stress your Learners,” as noted Captivate blogger and expert, Lieve Weymeis, has said.
So let’s take a look. Click here to download the HTML5 demo of the timer in action.
Now let’s review how we’ve set up our file to be published for HTML5 output:
:00 - Enter up to 60 seconds
0:00 - Enter up to 9 minutes 59 seconds
00:00 - Enter up to 10 minutes, 59 seconds
0:00:00 - Enter up to 9 hours, 59 minutes, 59 seconds
00:00:00 - Enter up to 99 hours, 59 minutes, 59 seconds
Our timer is set to “:30”, which means it will start at 30 seconds and countdown to 0 keeping the format of a colon and two placeholders. Want the timer set to an hour and-a-half? Just enter “1:30” or “01:30” for the value of the variable.
To display and initiate the timer, we execute another Advanced Action on the slide’s On Enter event of Slide 2.
If you like to obtain a copy of the demo files, for both SWF and HTML5 operation, click the Sign-Up button below. Need this timer customized? Perhaps you’d like it to count up? We’re happy to help..just contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 937.291.3888.
Drop us a comment below if there are other Captivate issues you’ve experienced. Perhaps we’ll write one of our upcoming blogs based on your topic!