Author interactive media

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver CUFDIG401A, 'Author interactive media'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Identify multimedia elements

1. Obtain design specifications

2. Locate content required for productions

3. Discuss issues of integration and formats of media assets with relevant personnel

4. Determine with relevant personnel an interactive sequence to become the prototype

Identify scope of authoring software

5. Identify range of industry-standard authoring software

6. Assess the authoring software in relation to specified delivery platform

7. Discuss selection of authoring software with relevant personnel to ensure selection will meet specified outcomes

8. Select authoring software best suited to job requirements

Use authoring software

9. Load authoring software

10. Create a new file for the specified task and name using standard naming conventions

11. Display and use tools and features of authoring software relevant to the authoring process

Create interactive sequence

12. Slice and reassemble the user interface appropriate to the authoring software

13. Import and assemble components in appropriate sequence according to creative requirements

14. Create interactive features according to creative and technical requirements, sourcing and writing appropriate markup and scripting languages as required

15. Check that interactive sequence conforms to navigation design

16. Integrate media assets to ensure highest levels of technical performance

17. Check that interactive sequence conforms to loading specifications

18. Test for interoperability, eliminate all bugs and validate scripting

19. Present interactive sequence as a prototype ensuring that sequence meets creative, production and technical requirements

20. Save output file formats and identify for specified purpose

Evaluate interactive prototype

21. Present prototype to relevant personnel

22. Evaluate prototype against design specifications, including achievement of a creative and user-centred product

23. Discuss and agree on required changes

24. Assist in user trials as required

25. Evaluate feedback from user trials

26. Seek confirmation from relevant personnel to transform prototype into final product

Seek confirmation from relevant personnel to transform prototype into final product

27. Make necessary changes as indicated by user trials

28. Replicate prototype functionality to complete the interactive product

29. Make final checks to ensure sequences conform to design specifications

30. Test for interoperability, eliminate bugs and validate scripting

31. Save to specified storage system accessible to production team

32. Assist in loading product to specified platform as required

Qualifications and Skillsets

CUFDIG401A appears in the following qualifications:

  • ICP40210 - Certificate IV in Printing and Graphic Arts (Multimedia)
  • ICP50210 - Diploma of Printing and Graphic Arts (Multimedia)
  • ICA50905 - Diploma of Information Technology (Multimedia)
  • ICA40805 - Certificate IV in Information Technology (Multimedia)
  • CUS40209 - Certificate IV in Sound Production
  • CUS40309 - Certificate IV in Music Business
  • CUV50407 - Diploma of Photoimaging
  • CUV40403 - Certificate IV in Photoimaging
  • CUE50303 - Diploma of Live Production, Theatre and Events (Technical Production)
  • CUF40207 - Certificate IV in Interactive Digital Media