eLearning

Captivate Essentials

This course is designed to develop skills in creating interactive eLearning content using Captivate. Learn how to build content from start to finish, including software demonstrations, simulations and quizzes, and discuss publishing options.

Dates & Times

CourseDate & TimeLocationCost
Captivate EssentialsJanuary 23 & January 24 - 8:30 - 4:30LathamRegister
Captivate EssentialsMarch 29 & March 30 - 8:30 - 4:30LathamRegister

Course Outline

Corporate and NYS discounts do not apply for this course.

This course is appropriate for individuals who have never used Captivate or need to fill gaps in their knowledge.

Includes:
Comprehensive reference manual with participant guide and exercises
Follow-up support by email or phone for an unlimited period

Lesson 1: eLearning and Captivate

  • Education Through Pictures
  • Planning eLearning Projects
  • The Captivate Environment
  • Workspaces
  • Previewing
  • Blank Projects

Lesson 2: Recording Screen Actions

  • Resolution and Recording Size
  • The Development Process
  • Preparing to Record
  • Access for Assistive Devices
  • Multimode Recording
  • Custom Recordings
  • Panning
  • Manual Recording

Lesson 3: Captions, Styles and Timing

  • Text Captions
  • Caption Styles
  • Callout Types
  • The Timeline

Lesson 4: Images and Smart Shapes

  • Images
  • The Library
  • Image Editing
  • Smart Shapes
  • Image Slideshows

Lesson 5: Pointers, Buttons and Highlight Boxes

  • Mouse Effects
  • Pointer Paths and Types
  • Buttons
  • Highlight Boxes

Lesson 6: Rollovers and Zoom Areas

  • 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 and Text Entry Boxes

  • Demonstrations versus Simulations
  • Find and Replace
  • Click Boxes
  • Text Entry Boxes

Lesson 10: Working with PowerPoint

  • PowerPoint as a Starting Point
  • PowerPoint Collaboration
  • Rescale a Project

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