Thanks to a really slick interaction found in the new Adobe Captivate 7, you can allow learners to add notes throughout an eLearning lesson. The notes added by the learner will be available even after the learner closes and then returns to the lesson down the road.
To add learner notes, open or create a project in Adobe Captivate 7. Select the first slide and choose Insert > Interactions.
Select the Notes Interaction and click the Insert button to open the Configuration interaction screen.
I went with the Default Notes Icon. If you're not a fan of the default image (shown in the screen capture below), you can elect to use a Transparent Icon and simply position the interaction over your own image on the slide.
After clicking OK to dismiss the Configure interaction screen, position the interaction on the slide. On the Timeline, ensure that the Notes interaction is the top-most object.
On the Timing group, set the Display For time to Rest of Project.
And that's it. Once the lesson is published, learners will be able to click the Note icon on any slide and add their notes. And as I mentioned earlier, they'll be able to review the notes later (even after closing and re-opening the lesson).
Note: Don't resize or add Effects to a Notes interaction. Doing so may diminish the appearance of the interaction and/or cause it to not work at all.
If you would like to see a demonstration of the Notes interaction, check out this video on the IconLogic YouTube channel.