Mac apps to create interactive tutorials?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by JoeKarame, Jun 30, 2006.

  1. JoeKarame macrumors regular


    May 2, 2005
    Any teachers in the house?

    I'm looking for some piece of software to create tutorials for my staff. I need it to be interactive, and obviously record results at the end.

    If only Keynotes did it!

    If anyone can guide me to something like this (not too expensive really!), I'd be grateful.

    Many thanks.
  2. projectle macrumors 6502a

    Oct 11, 2005
    This may be what you are looking for...

    However, if you really need something specialized, you could create a simple website housing screenshots, questions and answers, etc and have it run from PHP and MySQL.

    As far as that goes, it would be pretty easy if you have some experience with web design.

    All you would need to do is design yourself a template page, add a PHP header with your information to query the database and where it would need to look.

    Then, you would do a PHP loop to query which number of the questions that you are on, then pull $current_picture $current_question $answer_one_val $answer_two_val $answer_three_val $answer_four_val

    Then, you just submit "$answer = $selection"
    if($selection == 1)
    $answer = 1;
    else if($selection == 2)
    $answer = 2;
    - - - - etc... - - - -

    If you want to do this option, send me a PM and I can walk you through some of the technical side.
  3. JoeKarame thread starter macrumors regular


    May 2, 2005
    Thanks for the heads-up. I'll see what the quiz thing's like - it might be ideal!
  4. j26 macrumors 65832


    Mar 30, 2005
    I did a bit of exploratory work on developing e-learning solutions in work before I got redeployed. Never got to deployment though, so I can only be of limited help.

    You need a content management solution and a learning management system. Knowledge Presenter do a decent system combining both (but the development system requires Windows and it's a bit pricey.

    Powerpoint also has a kiosk mode where people can learn at their own pace, clicking through screens.

    Edit: Just found this and it's free - seems pretty highly regarded too.

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