Tagged: Mediator

Mediator 9: Tracking a User’s Score

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This episode builds on the previous screencast in this series, ‘Storing & Displaying User Input Data’. That episode introduced most of the key elements for programming user interactivity and I’ll not be introducing any new programming elements here; it is really just a matter of using those elements in a slightly different way. If you’ve not already watched that screencast then I recommend that you do so before watching this one. If you have already worked through that episode then you should find tracking a user’s score quite straightforward.

In this screencast I develop the project that I demonstrated in the ‘Drag & Drop’ episode. So you might also want to watch that screencast to refresh your memory of how it was set up.

If you’d like to explore the example Mediator document that is demonstrated in this screencast, you can download it and edit it on your own computer (assuming that you have installed Mediator 9).

Duration: 11min 4secs

Level: Intermediate

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Mediator 9: Storing and Displaying User Input Data

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This screencast will demonstrate how to store data entered by a user. Using an example document, I’ll show you how to store a user’s name and then display that name on a subsequent page. In addition to storing text input, you can also store numeric data.

If you haven’t already done so, you should probably watch the Drag and Drop episode before watching this one as I assume that you already have an understanding of variables and the ‘Assign’ event (these are covered in more depth in the aforementioned episode).

If you’d like to explore the example Mediator document that is demonstrated in this screencast, you can download it and edit it on your own computer (assuming that you have installed Mediator 9).

Specific topics covered in this screencast:

  • Using Input Objects
  • Using variables to store data
  • The ‘Assign’ event
  • The ‘Set Property’ event

Duration: 14min 14secs

Level: Intermediate

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Mediator 9: Drag & Drop

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In this screencast I show you how to create a simple interactive drag and drop matching activity in Mediator. You will be introduced to several key building blocks for programming interactivity in your projects. I would recommend that you watch all of the previous screencasts in this series before attempting to follow this one.

If you’d like to explore the example project demonstrated in this screencast, you can download it and edit it on your own computer (assuming that you have installed Mediator 9). You can also download the full script for the screencast.

Specific topics covered in this screencast:

  • The ‘Drag & Drop’ event
  • The ‘Drop On’ action
  • Variables
  • The ‘Assign’ event
  • ‘If…’ events (also referred to as ‘Conditional Statements’)
  • Using the Debug tool

Duration: 15min 51secs

Level: Intermediate

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Mediator 9: Hotspots

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This screencast describes how to add hotspots to an image in Mediator and then shows you how to program events based around interaction with these hotspots.

Specific topics covered in this screencast:

  • Adding hotspots
  • Programming events linked to hotspots

Duration: 7min 50secs

Level: Beginner

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Mediator 9: Formatting & Master Pages

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In this screencast I show you how to add a little design finesse to elements in your Mediator presentations. I also show you how to create pages more efficiently through the use of master pages. I take the basic photo slideshow that I created in the first screencast in the series and develop this further. If you haven’t already watched this then I recommend you watch it now.

Specific topics covered in this screencast:

  • the Align tool
  • the picture Format tools
  • master pages

Duration: 13mins 54secs

Level: Beginner

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Mediator 9: Using Sounds

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This is the second in a series of tutorial screencasts exploring techniques for creating interactive multimedia presentations in Mediator 9 (from Matchware). In this episode I’m focusing on the use of sound in Mediator projects. I’ll cover three different ways of handling the playback of sound files as well as looking at the use of the Sound Volume action. If you are new to Mediator 9, you may find it helpful to watch the first episode in the series before watching this one.

Duration: 10min 53secs

Level: Beginner

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Mediator 9: The Basics

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This is the first in a series of screencasts focusing on Mediator 9 – a multimedia authoring tool that enjoys some popularity in the education market. This first episode looks at some of the fundamentals of working in Mediator, including an overview of the interface and some of the key tools. Subsequent episodes will delve increasingly deeper into the more advanced features of the application.

You can download a trial of Mediator from the Matchware website.

Jeremy’s Blog is not affiliated with Matchware or Mediator in any way.

Duration: 15min 53secs

Level: Beginner

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