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Authorware for Educators


Someone taking this course should have some experience using a computer in a windows environment. No programming experience is required.

This is a self-directed course that provides you with a hands-on experience using an authoring program called Authorware. The textbook introduces you to the major features of Authorware and guides you step by step through the development of several Authorware projects. All of the files that you need for this course have been included with the textbook. You will modify several Authorware projects that have been created by the author.

These projects contain a variety of multimedia objects such as text, graphics, sound, and video. Authorware software is included with the textbook. However there is a 45-day time limit on using the software. The following computer system requirements are recommended. Windows 98 or later version, CD-ROM drive, 50 MB of free hard-disk space, Intel Pentium processor, SoundBlaster-compatible sound card, and QuickTime for Windows support.

Required Textbook:

Macromedia's Authorware 5 Attain Authorized. ISBN is 0-201-35411-X. Authors: Orson Kellogg, Roberts & Gross


Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Create an interactive multimedia program using text, graphics, sound, and a digital movie.
  • Apply screen transitions and path animations to enhance visual elements.
  • Create interactions that let users trigger responses by pressing keys, entering text, or clicking objects on the screen.


You will send one of your Authorware projects to your instructor for review.

There will be no tests to take. However, you are expected to complete the projects assigned each week.

course quick facts
course code DED2990
cost $110.00
estimated time to
complete course
24 Hours
course materials
6 Weeks

Rick Siebert have been a college professor for over 20 years, and teaches computer information courses such as, Database Management, Authorware, Multimedia, Visual Basic, Systems Analyst,and C++. He has also taught an Authorware class over the Internet for two years.