Adobe Captivate Introduction

Adobe Captivate Introduction

Duration:
2 Days
Aims:

Adobe Captivate 8 is the version of this popular and powerful tool for creating interactive eLearning applications, online training videos and software demonstrations.

Adobe Captivate 8 enables you to rapidly produce a wide range of Flash and HTML5 based eLearning content. You can easily create branched soft-skills courses, application simulations and quizzes, incorporate YouTube video and live web pages. The final output can be published to the web, video or an LMS.

Objectives:

This practical two day course will cover how to record your actions in any software application and design and build engaging eLearning content.

Pre-Requistites:

There are no pre-requisites for this course.

Versions

Courses are delivered in C8, C7, C6.

What will I learn?
Day 1 - Introduction
  • - Understanding toolbars and panels
  • - When to use Captivate?
  • - The Captivate workflow
The Captivate Interface
  • - Understanding toolbars and panels
  • - Adding additional panels using the Windows menu
  • - Customising and resetting the interface using Workspaces
Building a Basic Presentation
  • - Setting up a project
  • - Choosing a resolution
  • - Adding slides
  • - Using Themes
  • - Setting up your Object Style Manager
  • - Adding and editing Master Slides
  • - 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
  • - Inserting YouTube videos
  • - Adding Rollover Captions
  • - Saving object styles
  • - Adding in course web browsing
Animating with the Timeline
  • - Understanding the Timeline and slide timing
  • - Adding and editing pauses using buttons
  • - Animating with the Timeline
  • - 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
  • - Importing preferences, styles, libraries and question slides
  • - Customizing the interface and table of contents
Day 2 - Screen Recording and Software Simulation
  • - Understanding different kinds of screen recording and software simulations
  • - Creating a full motion recording
  • - High definition recordings, adding pan and zoom and editing mouse movements
  • - 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 multiple simulations simultaneously
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 Video, Interactions and Notes
  • - Inserting Learning Interactions
  • - Incorporating YouTube videos
  • - Incorporating live web pages
  • - Inserting Learning Notes
Publishing a Project
  • - 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
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