Adobe Captivate The Essentials

Using Adobe Captivate, you can create eLearning courses from just about anything you can access on your computer. The eLearning lessons you create can be interactive – you can include captions, rollovers, clickable areas, quizzes, typing areas, sound effects, special effects, audio and more.

This course teaches core Adobe Captivate skills needed to create interactive eLearning and mLearning content. You will learn the following -
• How to record and produce software demonstrations, interactive training simulations, and soft skills training.
• How to control the mouse pointer and add such standard objects as text captions, images, and highlight boxes.
• To record, import and edit audio, and further enhance the learner experience by adding interactivity via click boxes, buttons and text entry boxes.
• To leverage and enrich existing Microsoft PowerPoint presentations by importing and linking into new or existing Captivate projects.
• To publish your project in SWF and HTML5 formats so that your content can be uploaded to a web server for consumption on virtually any device, including the iPad, iPhone and other mobile devices.

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Exploring Captivate
• The Captivate Environment
• Workspaces
• Previewing
• Blank Projects

Lesson 2: Recording Screen Actions
• Resolution & Recording Size
• The Development Process
• Preparing to Record
• Access for Assistive Devices
• Multimode Recording
• Custom Recordings
• Panning
• Manual Recording

Lesson 3: Captions, Styles & Timing
• Text Captions
• Caption Styles
• Callouts
• The Timeline

Lesson 4: Images & Smart Shapes
• Images
• The Library
• Image Editing
• Smart Shapes
• Image Slideshows

Lesson 5: Pointers, Buttons & Highlight Boxes
• Mouse Effects
• Pointer Paths and Types
• Buttons
• Highlight Boxes

Lesson 6: Rollovers, Zoom Areas and Slidelets
• Rollover Captions
• Rollover Images
• Zoom Areas
• Rollover Slidelets

Lesson 7: Audio
• Object Audio
• Slide Notes
• Recording Audio
• Slide Audio
• Silence
• Text-to-Speech

Lesson 8: Video, Animation & Effects
• Video
• Animation
• Text Animation
• Object Effects

Lesson 9: Click & Text Entry Boxes
• Demonstrations vs. Simulations
• Find & Replace
• Click Boxes
• Text Entry Boxes

Lesson 10: Working with PowerPoint
• PowerPoint as a Starting Point
• PowerPoint Collaboration
• Rescaling Projects

Lesson 11: Introduction to Question Slides
• Quiz Setup
• Creating a Quiz

Lesson 12: Finishing Touches
• URL Actions
• Skins
• Table of Contents
• Preloaders
• Publishing
• Round Tripping

Length of Class: 
Two Day
Instructor-led or Online: