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.

Prerequisites

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

What will I learn?

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

Questions and Answers

How We Deliver

We currently deliver all training online to comply with the Government's guidelines.

Online training works well for businesses whose staff are mainly working from home.

It allows us to train all of your staff with the same training needs at the same time. Your people simply log on from home, using details provided in advance by our team.

Choose from Watch and Learn sessions for larger groups or interactive hands on sessions for smaller groups.

When permitted we also offer face to face training at your offices.

All sessions can be customised to a half day or 90 minute sprint session and tailored to fit your needs, covering the topic(s) within a course that are most important to your business.

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