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Captivate Introduction

  • Level: Introduction
  • Duration: 1 Day

Course Information


Learn to use Adobe Captivate as an authoring tool for creating elearning content such as software demonstrations, software simulations, branched scenarios, and randomized quizzes in SWF and HTML5 formats.

Course Outline

  • What does Captivate do?
  • The Captivate workflow and eLearning essentials
Building a Basic Presentation
  • Setting up a project
  • Choosing a resolution
  • Adding slides
  • Setting up your Object Style Manager
  • Setting up your Object Style Manager
  • Adding and editing Master Slides
  • Setting up your Object Style Manager
  • Previewing your project
  • Inserting an image
  • Using the Properties Panel
  • Adding basic navigation buttons
  • Adding and editing text
  • Copying, pasting and duplicating slides
  • Importing PowerPoint slides
Building a Branched Presentation
  • Navigation with buttons
  • Adding Characters and Interactions
  • Adding pre-recorded video and audio
  • Saving object styles
  • Working with basic object states
Animating with the Timeline
  • Understanding the Timeline and slide timing
  • Adding and editing pauses using buttons
  • Adding Highlight Boxes
Audio Recordings
  • Preparing to record audio
  • Adding audio to slides and objects
  • Splitting audio over multiple slides
  • Using Templates
  • Creating a template
  • Using the Object Style Manager
  • What are Themes?
  • Importing preferences, styles, libraries and question slides
Screen Recording and Software Simulation
  • Understanding different kinds of screen recording and software simulations
  • Creating a full motion recording
  • Adding Demonstration, Training and Assessment simulations
  • What can and can't be simulated in Captivate
  • Setting up your recording preferences
  • Simulations using click boxes
  • Simulations using text entry boxes
Creating Quizzes
  • Setting your quiz preferences
  • Connecting to your LMS
  • Adding questions slides
  • Using the Quiz panel
  • Editing and formatting quiz slides
  • Adding and editing question pools
  • The Drag and Drop interaction wizard
  • Customising your interactions
  • Integrating quizzes and software simulations
Adding Videos and Interactions
  • nserting Learning Interactions
  • Incorporating YouTube videos
  • Incorporating live web pages
Publishing a Project
  • Previewing your project in an LMS
  • Publishing to Adobe Flash for an LMS
  • Publishing to HTML5 for non-flash devices
  • Publishing for download and optical media
  • Publishing for video
  • Avoiding common problems with publishing and distributing

Whats included in this course?

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    Course Manual
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    Experienced Trainers
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    Certificate of Attendance
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    Unlimited Post Course Support

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  • I thoroughly enjoyed this course but do feel that the duration should be extended in order to allow more time to cover all of the topics. Noel was a fantastic trainer, happy to answer any questions and very good at explaining how to do something, thank you.

    Laura Chesters