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.


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


There are no pre-requisites for this course.


Courses are delivered in C8, C7, C6.

What will I learn?

Day 1


  • 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


  • 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

Training can be delivered in either of the following ways:

  • Online

    Online training is ideal if you have staff in different geographical locations who have the same Microsoft or Adobe training requirements.

    Our expert trainers can deliver Watch and Learn sessions to up to 100 people. Alternatively, they can produce an interactive session that allows delegates to complete practical exercises within the Microsoft or Adobe apps of your choosing.

  • Face to face

    Choose from one or half day training sessions or our popular 90-minute Sprint sessions, which can be delivered in your offices or at another location of your choice.

    All we need is a room with a table and chairs and we look after the rest. We can even provide laptops and a projector should you not have spare IT equipment to use.

Sprint learning

Short on time, but still want to boost staff performance?
Book a Sprint Session!

Each Sprint Session follows a 90-minute format for ultra-focused team learning.

Pick a topic, tell us what you want to achieve from your session, and we’ll put together a short, fun, entirely bespoke programme that meets the needs of your team.

Designed to cater for 10-15 delegates at a time

Developed by our team to cover the subject matter of your choice

Delivered online or face-to-face

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